As a non-profit organization, IBUS aims to advance GIUS research, education and clinical applicability in the area of IBD. This is to ultimately improve personalised patient care and help contribute to management decisions and patient outcomes.
To promote, sponsor and steer international research efforts in the field of GIUS in IBD.
To cooperate and collaborate with other organisations that share an interest in the field of GIUS in IBD, including medical societies and companies.
To enhance the quality of research in the field of IBD, in both basic science and clinical science (e.g. through the development of IBD study protocols).
To facilitate and promote the education of health care professionals in the field of GIUS in IBD.
To organise international and regional scientific or educational exchange programmes in the field of GIUS in IBD.
To influence the management of IBD through developments, publications, dissemination and teaching of IBD guidelines and other educational material.
To be transparent about IBUS governance, structure, activities, finances and all other IBUS operational matters; thereby ensuring that information is readily available to IBUS Members and the medical, scientific and academic community.
Collaboration and Funding
Ensuring sufficient funding for all key activities is essential. Main funding sources are Pharma and medico-industry. All financial agreements will be conducted through the member(s) of this work group. Collaborating with other opinion leaders within the field of IBD is important. Reaching out to other societies or individuals is also an important task within this work group.
All overall educational activities are planned by this work group, with highest focus on Module I and II. Other important additional educational activities like webinars and e-learning will receive increasing attention from this work group.
This working group has a major task to coordinate, initiate and conduct research and a research strategy in order to cover the most important research questions within intestinal ultrasound. The work group will focus on both clinical research with international and multicenter trials a long with systematic reviews/meta-analyses.
Innovation & Communication
Disseminating knowledge of intestinal ultrasound is the overall goal of the IBUS Group. The innovation and communication work groups major task is to focus on internal and external online communication through building a website and online communication platform plus social media presence. Other key elements are e-learning platform and a secure central reading system for research purposes.
Our Executive Board
University of Muenster, Germany,
University of Hamburg, Germany
University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia