Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program


The Saudi Gastrointestinal Society has launched the first training program for IBD. The program was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the capital, Riyadh, and attracted a group of doctors specializing in the treatment of digestive diseases from different regions of Saudi Arabia, to discuss the importance of early diagnosis of IBD, the best treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as the optimal treatment options for managing critical IBD cases. .

The program contributed to shedding light on IBD and treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and helped educate clinicians about the advanced symptoms of IBD and how to form a care team for this disease to ensure the highest standards of care for patients.

This program is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, in addition to facilitating referrals and establishing permanent channels of communication with doctors who specialize in treating digestive diseases in the peripheral regions of the Kingdom.

Commenting on this topic, Dr. Nahla Azzam, a member of the Saudi Gastrointestinal Society, said: “The IBD training program is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and the Middle East, and aims to familiarize physicians with the importance of early diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, in addition to developing a treatment methodology. Multidisciplinary IBD patients and establishing permanent channels of communication with gastroenterologists in the peripheral regions of Saudi Arabia. The program was presented by a group of IBD consultants in Riyadh, and this contributed to transferring their experiences to the participants. This program will be followed by several meetings with the participants over the course of a year to see the results of this program achieved. The Saudi Gastroenterology Association, through its president, Dr. Majid Al-Mady, is pleased to launch this national awareness initiative in cooperation with Janssen Company, as the main partner of the association in the field of medical awareness, as part of their efforts joint venture to provide the best care for patients.

For his part, Mohammed Al-Quizani, General Manager of Janssen in Saudi Arabia, said: “Inflammatory bowel disease rates are increasing in the Kingdom every year, which highlights the urgent need to supply our teams of doctors, surgeons and nurses who specialize in treating digestive diseases, in order to provide a better service. For patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Saudi Arabia. We are committed, in turn, to support the creation of this comprehensive network, which allows sharing of best clinical ideas and practices in cooperation with the Saudi Gastroenterology Association.”

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