Physician to physician telemedicine service for pediatric IBD for countries with limited resources (“TelePortoPIBD”)

An initiative of the Paediatric IBD Porto Group of ESPGHAN

Aims

The aim of the TelePortoPIBD project is to provide peer to peer remote consultations regarding difficult PIBD cases to physicians from low resource countries.

Outline

Gastroenterologists from countries with limited resources (See appendix), treating children with IBD are invited to share their challenges in the diagnosis and management of their patients with one of the Porto group experts. Most of the 36 Porto group experts volunteered to provide remote consultation for physicians from low resource countries who seek advice on specific challenging cases. A request for a consultation should be sent to the following email address: teleportopibd@remove-this.gmail.com, including physician's full name, affiliation and email address.

One of the initiative coordinators will direct the request to an available Porto group member, who will contact the requesting physician directly by email. 

Porto Group consult service coordinators:

Marina Aloi, Italy

Amit Assa, Israel

Appendix: List of countries with limited resources (according to the 2017 human development index <0.86)

Lithuania

Slovakia

Latvia

Russian Federation

Montenegro

Bulgaria

Romania

Turkey

Serbia

Albania

Georgia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azerbaijan

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Armenia

Ukraine

Disclaimer: ESPGHAN will not be responsible for the content of consultations. This will be given at the discretion of the individual physician.