Results of the 2nd Scientific Workshop of the ECCO (III): Basic mechanisms of intestinal healing

Florian Rieder*, Thomas Karrasch, Shomron Ben-Horin, Anja Schirbel, Robert Ehehalt, Jan Wehkamp, Colin de Haar, Dominique Velin, Giovanni Latella, Franco Scaldaferri, Gerhard Rogler, Peter Higgins, Miquel Sans

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The second scientific workshop of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization (ECCO) focused on the relevance of intestinal healing for the disease course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The objective was to better understand basic mechanisms, markers for disease prediction, detection and monitoring of intestinal healing, impact of intestinal healing on the disease course of IBD as well as therapeutic strategies. The results of this workshop are presented in four separate manuscripts. This section describes basic mechanisms of intestinal healing, identifies open questions in the field and provides a framework for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-385
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Crohn's and Colitis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • Crohn's disease
  • Fibrosis
  • Fistula
  • Genetic variants
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Ulcerative colitis


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