BIRD MISSION

The mission of the Belgian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Development Group (BIRD) is to stimulate research in the field of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD).

The BIRD group furthermore wants to improve clinical and scientific knowledge about the disease between gastroenterologists. By performing original epidemiological and clinical studies, we want to be at the forefront of improving existing therapies, and providing the best care to IBD patients. We want to advance the current understanding on the pathogenesis of the disease and we have a strong commitment to support young clinicians and/or researchers through scientific grants.

Basic Research

The contribution of the Belgium IBD genetic consortium (within the BIRD) to the understanding of the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)  has been quite significant over the years with the publication of several landmark studies. Multiple research projects are currently being carried out thanks to the enthusiasm of many IBD gastroenterologists across Belgium. The BIRD is representative of the National union of IBD Gastrenterologists in the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 

Clinical Research
The BIRD and Belgium have a long tradition of research in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. In the past 15 years, outstanding clinical scientists and hospital physicians across Belgium have conducted or participated to major Phase I, II and III National and International clinical trials. This collaborative effort has led to major improvements in the diagnostic and management of patients with IBD. Every year, several clinical research projects are developed within the BIRD and come trough thanks to the help and dedication of all our IBD patients who agree to participate despite the constrain of clinical protocols.
 
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    The BIRD and Belgium have a long tradition of research in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. In the past 15 years, outstanding clinical scientists and hospital physicians across Belgium have conducted or participated to major Phase I, II and III National and International clinical trials. This collaborative effort has led to major improvements in the diagnostic and management of patients with IBD. Every year, several clinical research projects are developed within the BIRD and come trough thanks to the help and dedication of all our IBD patients who agree to participate despite the constrain of clinical protocols.

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Presentations

Op 14 februari 2014, tijdens de XXVIth Belgian week of gastroenterology, vond het satellite symposium plaats.

In deze webcast vindt u de presentatie van Prof. Yes Beguin over de essentiële rol van hepcidine op het ijzermetabolisme bij patiënten met een inflammatie.

Tijdens het symposium stelden Dr. P. Bossuyt en Dr. P. Hindryckx van de Belgian IBD Research and Development Group de nieuwe richtlijn "Treatment of anemia in IBD" voor. In deze richtlijn worden praktische aanbevelingen gegeven voor de behandeling van anemie bij IBD patiënten. De richtlijn geeft duidelijk advies rekening houdend met de Belgische terugbetalingscriteria voor een IV ijzerbehandeling.

   Download BIRD anemia guideline

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

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Leila Amininejad x x x
Saskia Appelmans
Filip Baert x x x x x
Thomas Billiet
Patrick Bontems
Peter Bossuyt x x x x
Peter Burvenich
Philippe Caenepeel x
Olivier Cajot
Christophe Claessens x x
Jean-Charles Coche
Jean-Louis Coenegrachts x
Arnaud Colard x
Anneline Cremer x
Cléo Croonen
Francois D'Heygere
Elisabeth De Greef x
Marc De Maeyer
Marc De Reuck
Nicolas de Suray
Martine De Vos x x x x
Stefan Delen
Marie-Armelle Denis x
Benedicte Devroey
Pieter Dewint x
Olivier Dewit x x x
Sophie Dewit x x
Joris Dutre
Marc Etienne
Marc Ferrante x x x x x x
René Fiasse
Fernand Fontaine x x
Denis Franchimont x x x x x x
Pieter Hindryckx x
Ilse Hoffman
Evelien Humblet x
Saskia Ilegems x
Guy Lambrecht x x x
Pierre Lammens
Claire Liefferinckx x
Edouard Louis x x x x x x
Elisabeth Macken x x
Marie-Christine Mairlot
Jean-Marc Maisin
Fazia Mana x
Fady Mokaddem x
Tom Moreels x x
Kim Moubax
Vinciane Muls x
Michele Ngassa
Maja Noman
Romy Ouziel
Harald Peeters x
Annelies Posen
Philippe Potvin
Lieven Pouillon
Jean-Francois Rahier x x x x x
Catherine Reenaers x
Michael Schapira
Nathalie Schoofs
Alexandra Sermeus
francoise smets
Dirk Staessen
Beatrijs Strubbe x
Clara Thienpont
Haydeh Vafa
Gert Van Assche
Stephanie Van Biervliet
Frank Van De Mierop
Jurgen Van Dongen
Andre Van Gossum x
Philippe Van Hootegem x
Catherine Van Kemseke x
Wouter Van Moerkercke x x
Marc Van Outryve x
Stijn Vanden Branden x x x
Sofie Vanderhasselt
Jo Vandervoort
Hilde Vanpoucke
Gigi Veereman x
Severine Vermeire x x x
Annelies Verreth
Bram Verstockt
Barbara Willandt