IBUS Curriculum

AN ACCREDITED TRAINING PROGRAM

The main objective of this training program is to teach standardized, high quality techniques for an IUS examination. The international bowel ultrasound curriculum was therefore established, consisting of three educational components. The IBUS curriculum is a holistic program, developed to be completed consecutively within a maximum timeframe of two years.

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IBUS Hands-on Workshop
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Hands-on Training
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ECCO-ESGAR Advanced Workshop
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ECCO-ESGAR Advanced Workshop

Introduction to intestinal ultrasonography
(3 days)

During this 3-day workshop, exclusively created by the IBUS Group members, the selected participants take part in expert presentations on bowel ultrasound for theoretical knowledge and numerous hands-on sessions in small groups on real patients for practice. Objectives are to learn the basics of ultrasound application in IBD and retain a copy of a bowel ultrasound teaching compendium. To attend Module 1, IBUS members can fill out the online application within the announced deadline. Participants are later selected by an experts’ committee. Ask Lisa Meyer for more information: lm@bowel-ultrasound.org

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Hands-on Training

4 weeks of daily hands-on training in an expert IBUS training center
(4 weeks)

Module 2 of the IBUS Curriculum is a four-week hands-on training on bowel ultrasound, to be performed in a certified IBUS training center, which are available in several countries worldwide. The training aims to deepen knowledge and practical abilities in bowel ultrasonography gained in Module 1. The completion of Module 1 prior to Module 2 is therefore mandatory. The independently performed cases during the training are to be documented in an IBUS logbook for later certification.

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BUS - ECCO Hands-on Workshop

incl. final exam
(1 day)

Module 3 is a half-day workshop on advanced bowel ultrasound, which is held annually during the ECCO congress. This Module is meant to be completed towards the end of the IBUS training curriculum. Organisation: ECCO EduCom in collaboration with ESGAR. Target audience: Physicians, Radiologists, Surgeons, Paediatricians Online Registration: Directly at the ECCO Office, on first-come first-served basis. A prior ECCO membership is mandatory. CME accreditation: 3 CME Credits; prerequisite: completion of the online evaluation form.