ESPGHAN GI Summer School

Application Deadline: 02.05.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (100.00€)

The Next GI School Is Coming Up!

It is the tradition of ESPGHAN to hold a GI School every two years. After the last event in Portugal and Germany we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in beautiful Athens, Greece, June 27 - 30 2018.
The main topics will cover coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, PEG placement and endoscopy.

Local Organiser

Alexandra Papadopoulou

Candidates will be selected upon application, with a supporting letter from an ESPGHAN member and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course (this is not a formal scientific meeting therefore abstracts may have been submitted previously to a public meeting).

General Information
The cost of the course will be 100€ to assure responsible application and nees to be paid upon selection of the candidates. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 300€. Costs will be met by ESPGHAN using an Education Grant.

Registration fee includes:

- Attendance to scientific sessions

- Meeting material

- Attendance certificate

- Accommodation for 3 nights

- Lunches, coffee-breaks and dinners

- Social programme

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, June 27

19:00 Arrival and Registration

20:00 Welcome Dinner 

Thursday, June 28
08:30-08:45 Welcome and Introduction to the course

 Alexandra Papadopoulou-Nikhil Thapar

08:45-09:15 How to give a ‘bad’ presentation? (Nikhil Thapar )                     

09:15-10:00 Belching, aerophagia, rumination, hiccups: how to diagnose and how to treat? (Marc Benninga)

10:00-10:30 coffee break 

10:30-11:00 Cow’s milk allergy and FGIDs in the first year of life (Alexandra Papadopoulou)

11:00-11:16 Oral presentations by the participants  

                          Case Report 1: Kirsten Risby

                          Case Report 2: Kirsten Larsen

11:16-12:00 Rome IV criteria in children and adolescents. Diagnostic approach and management of FAP and IBS (Marc Benninga )

12:00-12:30 How to investigate motility of the upper GI tract:   

 pH/impedance/high resolution esophageal manometry/mucosal impedance/gastric

 scintigraphy/antroduodenal manometry. Clinical quiz. (Nikhil Thapar )

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30-14:00 How to investigate motility of the lower GI tract:   

 High resolution anorectal manometry/defecography/colonic transit/scintigraphy.

Clinical quiz. (Nikhil Thapar )

14:00-14:30 Chronic constipation and non-retentive fecal incontinence: how to treat? (Marc Benninga )

14.30-15.00 CIPO/Hirschsprungs (Nikhil Thapar)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break 

15:30-16:10 Oral presentations by the participants   

                             Case Report 3: Adriana Monica Bungardi

                             Case Report 4:Atchariya Chanpong

                             Case Report 5: Maartje Singendonk

                             Case Report 6: Vanessa Dargenio

                             Case Report 7: Teresa Di Chio

16.10 Visit to the Children’s hospital.  

19.15 Dinner.

Friday, June 29th

Chairs: Jorge Dias-Paolo Lionetti-Rok Orel

08:30-09:15 Crohn’s disease. How to diagnose, treatand monitor? (Paolo Lionetti )

09:15-10:00 Ulcerative colitis. How to diagnose, treat and monitor? (Jorge Amil Dias )

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break 

10:30-11:00 When is surgery for IBD needed? (Paolo Lionetti )

11:00-11:30 How to differentiate IBD from IBS? (Marc Benninga)                          

11:30-12:15 Medical complications of the SBS (bacterial overgrowth, D-lactic acidosis, Crohn’s like disease, anastomotic ulcers): how to treat and how to prevent? (Carmen Ribes)

12:15 – 12:31 Oral presentations by the participants  

                              Case Report 8: Helene Kvistgaard

                              Case Report 9: Katharina Guilcher

12:31-13:30 Lunch 

13.30 – 14.30 Oral presentations by the participants  

                              Case Report 10: Elena Roxana Smadeanu

                              Case Report 11: Esther Orlanski-Meyer

                              Case Report 12: Ana Carvalho

                              Case Report 13: Ninung Rose Diana Kusumawati

                              Case Report 14: Tereza Lerchova

                              Case Report 15: Ana Reis

                              Case Report 16: Alexandra Coroleuca

14:30-15:00 Upper and lower GI bleeding: what can cause it and how to treat? (with live demonstration of hemostasis techniques on endoscopy simulator) ( Rok Orel )

15:00-15:30 Coffee break 

15.30 – 16.00 Live demonstration of hemostasis techniques on endoscopy simulator (Rok Orel)

16:00 – 16:15 Oral presentations by the participants  

                            Case Report 17: Sunita Amar Rajani

                            Case Report 18: Victorien Wolters

16:15-17:00 Foreign body removal and caustic injury (with live demonstration of foreign body removal on endoscopy simulator) (Ilse Broekaert )

17:00-17:30 Oral presentations by the participants  

                             Case Report 19: Yvonne Zeißig

                             Case Report 20: Matilde Rossi

                             Case Report 21: Olha Lukianenko

17:30-18:15 Tips and tricks of a successful ileocolonoscopy (with live demonstration on endoscopy simulator) (Ilse Broekaert )

18:15 – 19:15 Oral presentations by the participants  

                            Case Report 22: Aikaterini Kakotrichi

                            Case Report 23: Mariam Ghughunishvili

                            Case Report 24: Eleni Papadopoulou

                            Case Report 25: Tatiana Moudiou

                            Case Report 26: Sarah Teklenburg-Roord

                            Case Report 27: Cathelijne van der Feen

                            Case Report 28: Wendy van der Woerd

19:15 Dinner

Saturday, June 30th

Chairs: Carmen Ribes - Ilse Broekaert- Jackie Falconer 

08:30-09:15 Celiac and not-celiac gluten sensitivity: how to diagnose and how to treat? (Carmen Ribes )

09.15-10.00 Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic gastritis, enteropathy and colitis (Jorge Amil Dias)

10.00-10.30 Coffee break 

10:30-11:00 Eosinophilic Esophagitis : differential diagnosis and treatment (Alexandra Papadopoulou )

11:00 – 11:30 Gastrointestinal and nutritional problems in neurologically impaired children (Rok Orel )

11:30-12.15 Specific diets in pediatric gastroenterology (Jackie Falconer)


12:15-12:30 Closing remarks. Course evaluation.

12:30 Lunch and departure


Nikhil Thapar, United Kingdom

Alexandra Papadopoulou, Greece

Marc Benninga, The Netherlands

Jorge Amil Dias, Portugal

Carmen Ribes, Spain

Rok Orel, Slovenia

Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Ilse Broekaert, Germany

Jackie Falconer, United Kingdom