Research News 2021

IBUS-ECCO Grant 2020

IBUS board is thrilled to announce that we received 20 wonderful applications for the IBUS/ECCO research grant, all high-quality grant applications from across the world, including some new sites (UK, India, Japan). IBUS decided to add another two €10,000 grants for the 2nd and 3rd best applications.
#1
Dr. Kunal Thacker and team from Australia
Diagnostic accuracy of point of care intestinal ultrasound compared to MRE and/or colonoscopy in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease
Awarded 20,000 euros.
#2 and #3 – each award 10,000 euros
Dr. Cathy Lu and team from Canada

Development of an expert consensus to standardize intestinal ultrasound definitions and reporting for Crohn’s disease non-perianal complications

Dr. Terracciano Fulvia and team from Italy
Transperineal US in the follow up of patients with perianal Crohn’s disease: compared with MRI
We at the IBUS board sincerely congratulate all awardees and also wish to thank all that submitted applications – these were of incredibly high quality and it was amazing to see 12
countries represented!

IBUS Research Update

The IBUS Scientific Committee is thrilled to announce success in the application for 3 years of funding from the Helmsley Foundation, for the project:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTESTINAL ULTRASOUND SCORE TO EVALUATE INFLAMMATION AND TREATMENT RESPONSE IN CROHN’S DISEASE. USE-IT: A PROSPECTIVE MULTICENTER STUDY

This project will occur in 4 parts over 3 years in close collaboration with Alimentiv Inc. (formerly Robarts) who bring methodologic and design expertise in addition to their immense experience with central reading (for endoscopy and MRI). There will be 16 international sites included in this audacious project, across Europe, Canada/ USA and Australia. This is an unbelievable opportunity for IBUS and our collaborators, and we will be providing regular updates to our membership throughout the journey.
Part I: RAND/ consensus regarding IUS case acquisition (underway), in addition to activity
parameters, response and healing (essentially completed)
Part II: Reliability study – 4 expert centers (Norway, Germany, Italy and Denmark)

Part III and IV: Validation, responsiveness and patient experience, including 16 centers.

We are very excited to participate in the enhancement of standardized use of IUS around the world and are grateful to this generous award from the Helmsley Trust.

Wishing you all good health in 2021! Best to you and yours this year
Kerri Novak
IBUS Scientific Committee Chair

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