ESPGHAN is a founding member of FISPGHAN and works alongside the sister organisations of PGHN and United European Gastroenterology (UEG).
For further information on the societies, please view the paragraphs below and explore their websites.
Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition
FISPGHAN is an umbrella organisation composed of four paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition professional societies: NASPGHAN, LASPGHAN, ESPGHAN & APPSPGHAN. FISPGHAN was founded in the year 2000, by paediatric professional societies wishing to promote worldwide cooperation and education among paediatric gastroenterologists. The primary role of FISPGHAN has been to facilitate the World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN), which currently occurs every four years.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutirtion
The NASPGHAN Foundation has a single goal: to improve the treatment and management of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and nutritional disorders in children. Through our work, we provide information and resources to parents, patients and medical professionals dealing with these disorders.
The NASPGHAN Foundation was founded by the North American Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), a professional society of more than 1400 paediatric gastroenterologists, to promote awareness and research of paediatric digestive and nutrional disorders.
Latin American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
www.laspghan.org - Please note this website is not in English
United European Gastroenterology
UEG, or United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European societies concerened with digestive disease.Together, our member societies represent over 22,000 specialists, working across medicine, surgery, paediatrics, GI oncology and endoscopy. This makes UEG the most comprehensive organisation of its kind in the world, and a unique platform for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.
Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
CAPGAN is the Commonwealth Professional and Scientific Association of Paediatricians which aims to promote the knowledge of, and training in, paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition throughout the Commonwealth, especially amongst developing countries.
CAPGAN seeks to foster collaborative research in these fields, holds regular scientific meetings and be a source of authoritative advice to both national and international agencies within the Commonwealth on the problems of paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology and in particular the problems of childhood diarrhoea and malnutrition. CAPGAN exerts a positive influence as advocates for the welfare of children of the Commonwealth.
European Foundation for the Care of New Born Infants
The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of newborn and preterm infants and their families. It gathers together parents, medical professionals and scientists from different disciplines with the common goal of improving long-term health of newborn and preterm children by ensuring the best possible prevention, treatment, care and support.
Early Nutrition Academy
The Early Nutrition Academy (ENA) is a non-profit society created by and representing the partners of publically funded international research projects that perform studies on food and dietetic products in pregnancy and early childhood, such as The Early Nutrition Project (www.project-earlynutrition.eu), the NUTRIMENTHE project (www.nutrimenthe.eu), and the Eurreca project (www.eurrecca.org). ENA aims to promote the knowledge of human nutrition in early life, to stimulate quality research in this and related areas of science, nutrition and health, and to disseminate such knowledge. ENA achieves these goals i.a. by holding scientific and training workshop, developing position papers, and by organising training activities. ESPGHAN collaborates with ENA in eLearning through the Early Nutrition eAcademy (www.early-nutrition.org/enea.html), an open access continuous medical education (CME) accredited e-learning platform. Modules in areas related to early nutrition are now available in the English and Mandarin Chinese languages.