EUREOS Online Update Course on Eosinophilic Esophagitis
About this online course
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease of the esophagus that in recent years has become a very prevalent cause of esophageal symptoms in children, adolescents and adults. First characterized as a distinct disorder less than 30 years ago, EoE now represents the most prevalent form of eosinophilic enteropathy, and the second leading cause of chronic esophagitis overall, after gastroesophageal reflux disease.
However, EoE is still an underdiagnosed entity in many settings, and a significant diagnostic delay has been described for patients suffering from it. EoE generates in patients a marked deterioration in health-related quality of life and its care represents significant costs for health systems. For this reason, it is necessary to raise awareness about this disorder among health professionals from different disciplines, specialties and care levels (primary health care and specialized care).
This online course explains current knowledge about the epidemiology and etiology of EoE, methods for its diagnosis, and therapeutic alternatives. In addition, it presents the lines of research in progress on future therapies and highlights the areas of research that are still pending.
This course, promoted by EUREOS (European Consortium for Eosinophilic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract) has various authors and speakers from various disciplines, all of them recognized international experts in EoE research.
This course is suitable for full-qualified gastroenterologists, paediatricians, allergists, ENT specialists, and specialists working in digestive endoscopy, regardless of their familiarity with EoE. In addition, the course is aimed at primary care family doctors and paediatricians.
The online content of the course is also accessible for nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and nutritionists, as well as researchers and clinical scientists interested in this disease. Despite EACCME certificates will be provided to all health care professional completing the e-learning modules, it is up to the healthcare professional’s association to recognise the EACCME credits on a voluntary basis.
Likewise, gastroenterologists, allergists and pediatricians in training are welcome, as well as medical students in advanced years interested in these specialties. EACMME certificates will not be provided for this group of learners, however.
Continuous Medical Education (CME) Accreditation
This course has been developed by EUREOS and our goal is to accredit it with the UEMS-EACCME (The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).
Release date Modules 1 + 2: September 2022 Release date Modules 3 + 4: Otobber 2022 European CME Credits: See more info here
EUREOS (The European Consortium for Eosinophilic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract) is a non-profit Scientific Society founded with the aims of:
- a) Establishing and maintaining a European network and a communication platform for physicians and researchers with a specific interest in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and eosinophilic gastro-enteritis and/or eosinophilic colitis
- b) Planning, supporting and coordinating training and other educational activities in the field of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases
- c) Supporting and coordinating research projects about eosinophilic gastro-intestinal diseases
- d) Being a contact, advice and information organization for patients, physicians and pharmaceutical companies
The course is completely free for all participants, after registering via the course platform.
Professionals who complete the course will be eligible for CME credits granted by the EACCME, after passing a multiple choice exam for each module (two attempts are possible).
This course is fully funded by EUREOS and the industry partners that support this society. Its content is completely free and independent of commercial interests.