Welcome to the
Expert Exchange hub

The Expert Exchange was a live event which united >140 healthcare professionals across the UK and IE.
This hub-and-spoke meeting provided a long-awaited opportunity for healthcare professionals in gastroenterology to meet face to face and virtually to discuss the latest advances in UC care.

'It’s lovely to be amongst a group of colleagues who are going to come together to define the next steps in our field.'
Professor Jimmy Limdi, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

The Event

Galapagos UK & IE Expert Exchange Launch Meeting

The Expert Exchange united a group of seven leading experts to explore the re-definition of treatment success in ulcerative colitis and help you to prepare for optimal JYSELECA(filgotinib) use in practice. This was a fantastic opportunity for members of the gastroenterology MDT working in ulcerative colitis to come together for an evening packed with perspectives from leaders in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. The meeting offered opportunities to share learnings on the latest insights in ulcerative colitis treatment that could benefit your patients. 

Speakers received an honorarium from Galapagos. This promotional meeting funded by Galapagos is intended for HCPs in the UK and ROI. This meeting contained promotional content on a Galapagos product.

For JYSELECA prescribing information and adverse event reporting, please see the tabs at the top of this webpage. 

Expert Exchange – Highlights

Watch the launch meeting highlights to get a taste of the event and its unmissable discussions between experts dedicated to re-defining treatment success in UC and improving patients’ lives.

Advancing care in UC

Join Dr Tim Raine, as he explores ways to advance care and break through the therapeutic ceiling.


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Dr Tim Raine
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

Dr Tim Raine, MB BChir PhD, leads the inflammatory bowel disease service at Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, UK. Tim is the chair-elect of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation guidelines committee and is an author of and group leader for several ECCO guidelines. He serves on the United European Gastroenterology scientific committee and on the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Research Group.

Professor Ailsa Hart
Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Hospital and St Mark’s Academic Institute, London, UK

Ailsa Hart is Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark’s National Bowel Hospital and Dean of St Mark’s Academic Institute. She studied medicine at Oxford University and was awarded a First-Class Honours Degree. She achieved her PhD with Imperial College London, funded by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. She has published widely in clinical, translational, and basic science aspects of IBD research. She is a member of the Governing Board of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, IBD Clinical Research Group Committee for the British Society of Gastroenterology and is a member of the International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

18:30-19:15 (BST)

45 min

Arrivals and fork buffet dinner (London only)

19:15-19:20 (BST)

5 min

Welcome and Introduction

Tim Raine and Ailsa Hart (Co-Chairs)

19:20-19:40 (BST)

20 min

Come together (right now): It’s time to re-define treatment success in UC

Jimmy Limdi and Aileen Fraser
Panel discussion and Q&A

19:40-19:50  (BST)

10 min

Don’t get me wrong: Understanding mode of JAKtion

Nick Powell

19:50-20:20 (BST)

30 min

Don’t put JAKinabox: Exploring data from the SELECTION trial programme and beyond

Tim Raine
Panel discussion and Q&A

20:20-20:40 (BST)

20 min

Break with buffet dessert

20:40-21:00 (BST)

20 min

Who(ooo) are you? Identifying the right JYSELECA patient – latest insights from UEG

Fraser Cummings, Marion Bettey and Ailsa Hart
Panel discussion and Q&A

21:00-21:25 (BST)

25 min

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow: Preparing for optimal JYSELECA use in practice

Full faculty panel discussion and audience Q&A, moderated by Ailsa Hart and Tim Raine

21:25 to 21:30 (BST)

5 min

Summary and close

Tim Raine and Ailsa Hart

GB-IBD-FIL-202301-00003 | Date of preparation: October 2023