Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Target Audience:
Gastroenterologists, physicians, gastroenterology residents and fellows

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 10-15
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 2
  • Digital training course: 30-40

Duration:
  • Offsite Observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite Training Course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “Visiting Experts” from Sheba at the Hosting Site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital Training Course: 6 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (a total of 24 academic hours)*
  • *One academic hour comprises a 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance competencies in the diagnoses and management of IBD
  • Review the latest protocols and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of IBD
  • Enhance competencies in imaging modalities for IBD
  • Observe contemporary endoscopic techniques for IBD
  • Review the comprehensive multidisciplinary management of IBD
  • Manage complex cases of IBD

Main topics

  • Clinical protocols for IBD clinics & biomarker use
  • Imaging in IBD – CTE, MRE, intestinal ultrasound
  • Use of biologics, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) in practice
  • Capsule endoscopy (small bowel and panenteric) in IBD
  • AI and machine learning
  • Nutritional therapy in IBD
  • Interventional and IBD endoscopies
  • Remote monitoring (PROs, Calprosmart, wearables)
  • In-house psychiatry/medical psychology services
  • Research lab techniques: Assays for measuring 6TGN, 6MMP (azathioprine/6MP)
  • Research lab techniques: Assays for measuring biologic drug/anti-drug Ab levels (infliximab/ adalimumab/vedolizumab/ustekinumab)

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Ward rounds
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Live case observation in the endoscopy unit
  • Journal club
  • M.S.R / Drill / Simulation / Simulators
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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