Expert insights


Managing difficult conversations podcast series

We have been speaking with inflammatory bowel disease experts to gain their thoughts on the topics that patients with inflammatory bowel disease and healthcare professionals may find challenging to discuss, and to hear their insights on how to facilitate such conversations.

Episode 1: Managing adherence and patient preference in inflammatory bowel disease treatment 


Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Christian Selinger and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Kay Greveson discuss the factors affecting patients’ adherence to inflammatory bowel disease treatment and how best to communicate with patients about their treatment preferences. Short on time? Check out the key takeaway messages in the summary below!

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Optimising patient care

The role of the multidisciplinary team in improving disease outcomes for patients with ulcerative colitis


Professor Séverine Vermeire shares the latest insights on the value of multidisciplinary team involvement in inflammatory bowel disease management for optimising patient outcomes.


What does shared decision-making mean to patients? 


Professor Subrata Ghosh and Salvo Leone, Chairperson of the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations, discuss the importance of involving patients in their treatment management through shared decision-making.


Exploring the idealised patient journey in inflammatory bowel disease


Professor Charlie Lees considers the challenges to achieve the idealised patient journey in inflammatory bowel disease.


Exploring patient expectations of remission 


Dr Gareth Parkes and Dr Ana Gutiérrez discuss the differences between patients and healthcare professionals in their remission goals and how to ensure that patient-important outcomes are considered.

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Advances in inflammatory bowel disease management

How will a changing treatment landscape impact unmet needs in ulcerative colitis?  


As part of the Galapagos-sponsored symposium at ECCO 2021, Professor Alessandro Armuzzi and Dr Tim Raine discuss how treatment innovations will impact unmet needs in ulcerative colitis. To find out more about Galapagos-sponsored expert events, check out our Events page.


Looking to the future of inflammatory bowel disease care 


Professor Charlie Lees talks to Dr Michael Smyth, Galapagos UK Medical Director, about his research interests and the current unmet needs in inflammatory bowel disease.

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Perspectives in inflammatory bowel disease: expert interviews

We have been speaking with UK experts in gastroenterology to gain their thoughts on the latest research, unmet needs and considerations for optimising the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Peter Irving discusses unmet needs in ulcerative colitis

Galapagos UK Medical Director Claire Hamilton caught up with Dr Peter Irving, Consultant Gastroenterologist, on the main issues affecting patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK.