Endoscopy in the time of COVID

By NZ Gastro Office | Posted: Wednesday April 27, 2022

Dr Steven Bollipo, Director of Gastroenterology, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and Dr Richard Stein, Gastroenterologist, Chair of Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand presented information on COVID and current IBD medications

Members of the Society and NZgNC were presented with information from Dr Bollipo on the COVID outbreak in Newcastle, NSW and John Hopkin's response. Steven shared GESA resources on COVID and endoscopy, which we encourage members to check out for useful guidance in your unit.

Dr Stein shared information on IBD treatment and his experience with Pharmac current funded medications, and how biosimilar Adalimumab will be rolled out around the country. He shared viewpoints and experiences from Crohn’s Colitis New Zealand, including valuable communication tips for conveying this change to our IBD patients.

Slides available are below.