The HepCom is composed of 12 members. Beside the chairman and a secretary, two positions are reserved for a trainee and an AHP representative. The chairman is the representative on the Council. All members should actively participate in the activities of the HepCom.

Members of the HepCom are required to submit to the chairman a written declaration on potential conflicts of interest once a year. Vacancies within the HepCom will be advertised to all ESPGHAN members 5 months before the term of office commences. Candidates for new members are required to submit an expression of interest and a supporting statement to the chair of the HepCom. All HepCom members will elect the new committee member. Individuals considered to be appointed will be proposed to the council of ESPGHAN by the chair of the HepCom. The chairperson of the HepCom is nominated by the HepCom members and approved by the Council for a period of three years and may stay up to 6 years as all other regular members. The secretary draft minutes of all HepCom activities and prepare the annual report for the council. HepCom members meet usually at least twice yearly - one meeting is held at the annual meeting of ESPGHAN.

Current members

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Henkjan Verkade

Beatrix Children's Hospital / University Medical Center Groningen

Chair of Hepatology Committee

2016 - 2019

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Francoise Smets

Universite Catholique De Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium



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Jörg Jahnel

Medical University Graz, Austria

Education Secretary

2017 - 2020

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Dominique Debray

Hôpital NECKER, Paris

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Yael Mozer-Glassberg

Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
2017 - 2020

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Piotr Czubkowski

The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

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Giuseppe Indolfi

Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy

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Girish Gupte

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2016 - 2019

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Wendy van der Woerd

Wilhelmina Children's Hospital Utrecht
2017 - 2020

Aglaia Zellos

Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens Greece

2018 - 2021

Past members

  • Antal Dezsofi (2013 - 2017)
  • Björn Fischler (2011 - 2017)
  • Ulrich Baumann (chair 2013 - 2016)
  • Piotr Socha (2005-2006, Secretary 2007-2010, chaır 2010-2013)
  • Pietro Vajro (2008-2009, Secretary 2010-2013)
  • Anil Dhawan (Secretary 2001-2004, Chair 2004-2007, 2007-2010) 
  • Florence Lacaile (2003, Secretary 2004-2007, Representative on the Council 2007-2010)
  • Ozlem Durmaz (2008-2011)
  • Lorenzo D'Antiga (2006-2009)
  • Paloma Jara (2006 – 2009)
  • Emmanuel Jacquemin (2006-2009)
  • Patrick  McKiernan (2006-2009)
  • Ekkehard Sturm (2005-2008)
  • Stefan Wirth (2005-2008)
  • Isabel Gonçalves (2003-2006)
  • Martin Burdelski (2002-2005)
  • Deirdre Kelly (Chair 2001-2004)
  • Etienne Sokal (2000-2003)
  • Giorgina Mieli-Vergani (2000-2003)
  • Pietro Vajro (2000-2003)
  • Antal Nemeth (2000-2003)