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Letter from the Editor

Dr M. Duijvestein, UMC Amsterdam
ECCO 2020
Dear Reader, Much has changed since the 15th Congress of ECCO, as at that moment the COVID-19 outbreak seemed far away, but by now the pandemic is affecting all our daily life and work activities. However, I do want to take you back to a sunny Vienna, as the ECCO Congress with the theme “IBD beyond 2020” was very successful. More than 7,000 participants from 102 countries attended the meeting, either to be educated or to present their latest work and interact with IBD interested colleagues from around the world. With great pleasure we hereby share the highlights presented in Vienna February this year: new insights in modifying the gut microbiome as a treatment target, first study results of experimental studies, long term results of treatment strategies and real-world comparison analysis, as well as multi-omics and big data results of (global) consortia. In his letter of invitation, Silvio Danese (past-president) states “Think global and not local”. Many ...

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