A core aspect of this training programme is to teach standardization of technique and examination whilst performing GIUS. For this reason, an international ultrasound curriculum has been established, consisting of three educational parts:

  1. Introductive Workshop (3 days),
  2. Hands-On Training (approx. 40 real-life cases within 4 weeks) and
  3. Workshop at the annual convention of ECCO (final exam/1 day).

The first workshop took place in Lueneburg/Germany in November 2016, followed by a hands-on-training for four weeks; the final part of graduation was completion of an examination during the ECCO congress in February 2017. This curriculum was successfully adopted, therefore the next workshop was organized in Milan/Italy in May 2017; subsequent workshops are scheduled for April 2018 in Calgary/Canada and November 2018 in Melbourne/Australia. In 2019 Workshops will be held in Israel and Denmark.

For any further details about above stated modules, please contact the IBUS Group Office

Module 1: Introduction of bowel ultrasonography. Theory & hands-on workshop

Module 1: Introduction of bowel ultrasonography. Theory & hands-on workshop

The Introduction into bowel ultrasonography is a 2-day workshop. Through the combination of theoretical and practical components, with real persons and, if possible, patients as well as an IBD ultrasonography simulator, participants can learn the basics of ultrasound application in IBD and will retain a copy of a bowel ultrasonography teaching compendium and gain access to the teaching material.

Module 2: Four weeks Hands-on training. Learn with expert supervision

Module 2: Four weeks Hands-on training. Learn with expert supervision

Module 2 as a four-week hands-on training at a certified IBUS centre, aiming to document at least 40 real cases, deepens knowledge and practical abilities in bowel ultrasonography. This module leads as well to an IBUS certification. Module 1 prior to module 2 is mandatory.

Module 3: ECCO-ESGAR Ultrasound Workshop - Advanced

Module 3: ECCO-ESGAR Ultrasound Workshop - Advanced

Organisation: EduCom in collaboration with ESGAR

Target audience: Physicians, Radiologists, Surgeons, Paediatricians

Registration: For registered participants only. No onsite registration.

CME accreditation: 3 CME Credits; prerequisite: completion of the online evaluation form.



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University of Calgary

 - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Teaching Research and Wellness Centre 
3280 Hospital Drive NW - Calgary Alberta T2N 4N1

Kerri Novak, Stephanie Wilson, Cathy Lu (Maternity leave from August 2018)


University Hospital of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Internal Medicine 1 
Ulmenweg 18 - 91056 Erlangen

Deike Strobel, Dr. Daniel Jesper, Prof. Maximilian Waldner + Assistenz Frau Haas


Städtisches Klinikum Lüneburg

Bögelstraße 1 - 21339 Lüneburg -

Frauke Petersen, Christian Maaser, Torsten Kucharzik


Luigi Sacco University Hospital 

Via Giovanni Battista Grassi, 74 - 20157 Milan -

Giovanni Maconi


National Center of Ultrasound in Gastroenterology,
-Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital

Jonas Lies vei 65 - 5021 Bergen - NORWAYVia Giovanni Battista Grassi, 74 - 20157 Milan -

Kim Nylund


Herlev Hospital
- Gastro Unit

Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Copenhagen

Hvidovre Hospital
- Gastro Unit

Kettegaard Allé 30, 2650 Hvidovre, Copenhagen

Herlev: Peter Thielsen, Jacob Bjerrum, Jakob Seidelin
Hvidovre: Rune Wilkens, Trine Boysen


The Schneider Children's Hospital

14 Kaplan St, Petach Tikva, Israel

Amit Assa

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