The requirements for and conditions of subspecialty training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (PGHN) are rather variable across European countries. The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) agreed on a training syllabus aimed to foster a harmonized European PGHN curriculum, and to support national PGHN societies and governmental bodies to promote and establish high quality training programmes and levels of certification in the field. The document provides PGHN training prerequisites and objectives and the basic knowledge elements to acquire the clinical, technical and management skills needed. Guidelines and instruments for self-monitoring and appraisal are proposed, and a logbook is available online. These training standards are a first step towards a European certification and recognition as a specialist in PGHN.


European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Syllabus for Subspecialty Training: Moving Towards a European Standard

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutrition. 2014; 59 (3): 417-422