ESPGHAN Paediatric Gastroenterology School

Application Deadline: 15.09.2016

Registration Fee

It is the tradition of ESPGHAN to hold a GI School every two years. After the last event in Cascais, Portugal, we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in beautiful Florence Italy, October 26-29, 2016.
The main topics will cover IBD, Motility disorders, Malabsorption syndromes and Allergic diseases with GI expression.

Local Organiser and Faculty
The Course will be coordinated by Paolo Lionetti (Florence), Nikhil Tappar (London) and Jorge Amil Dias (Porto). Other faculty members will be  Alexandra Papadopoulos (Athens), Frederic Gottrand (Lille),Marc Benninga (Amsterdam).


- Eosinophilic Esofagitis
- Eosinophilic Enteropathies
- Diagnostic criteria and goals of treatment of IBD
- Management of Crohn's Disease
- Management of Ulcerative Colitis
- Pathophysiology and diagnosis of motility disorders
- Constipation
- Functional Abdominal Pain
- Coeliac Disease Diagnosis Gluten Free Diet and FODMAPS
- Esophageal disease(Atresia, achalasia, etc)
- PEG: Indication and Technique
- How to give a lecture
- How to write an application for a grant

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 a Registration fee of 100€ to assure responsible application, 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, and tour in Florence.

Application Deadline
Deadline for applicaitons will be September 15, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be done within 2 weeks after that. There are limited places and Trainee members will have priority in the selection process.

Come and join us for another challenging course of education, Exchange of experiences and social interaction.

Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Nikhil Thapar


Hotel Londra

Via Iacopo da Diacceto 16/20,

Florence, Italy

We thank our EPP Partners for their support:

For more information on our Education Partner Programme please click on the logos below.


Paolo Lionetti (Florence)
Nikhil Tappar (London) 

Jorge Amil Dias (Porto)

Alexandra Papadopoulos (Athens)

Frederic Gottrand (Lille)

Marc Benninga (Amsterdam)

        DAY 1 - October 26

        19:00        Arrival and Registration

        20:00         Welcome Dinner at Hotel Londra                                

        DAY 2 - October 27

        08:30         Welcome in Florence and School introduction
                Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Nikhil Thapar
        SESSION I

        Chair Jorge Amil Dias

        08:45 - 9:30    Pathophysiology and diagnosis of motility disorders
                               Nikhil Thapar

        09:30 - 09:45    Eli Abi Nader: Identification of two novel gain-of-function mutations in STAT3 responsible

                                 for severe enteropathies

        09:45 - 10:00    Jorge Abreu Ferreira: Gastrointestinal tract Langerhans cell Histiocytosis – Rare form

                                  of presentation

        10:00 - 10.45    Management of Functional Abdominal Pain
                                 Marc Benninga

        10:45 - 11:15     Coffee break

        11:15 - 11.30    Stefan Arens: Infliximab for IBD after thiopurine-induced hemophagocytic

                                 lymphohystiocytosis – two case reports   

        11.30 - 11:45    Isaac Bar Orr: Anti TNF Biologics Induced Chronic Impetiginous Nasal Ulcers

        11.45 - 12.30    Management of Constipation
                                 Marc Benninga

        12:30-13.30     Lunch

        13.10 – 14:15    ePoster show - Johanna Martinez Osorio, Andreia Florina Nita, Mihaela Claudia Nistor,  

                                  Ioana-Valentina Nenciu, Antonio Marseglia, Monica Malamisura, Michal Kolejwa,

                                  Anna Gorodnichenko, Mary Flanagan, Alexandra Virginia Sobek
                                   Chair: Paolo Lionetti and Alexandra Papadopoulou

        SESSION II
        Chair    Nikhil Tapar

        14:15 – 14:30    Matteo Barmuzzo: Henoch–Schönlein purpura complicating adalimumab therapy
                                  in a patient with ulcerative colitis

        14:30 – 14:45    Maria Victoria Bovo: Esophageal Dysmotility in a patient with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

        14:45 – 15.30    Coeliac Disease Diagnosis
                Jorge Amil Dias

        15:30 -    15:45    Ilse Broekaert: Results of the ESPGHAN Endoscopy Training Survey

        15:45 – 16:00    Adriana Chebar Lozinsky: Efficacy and safety of Co-therapy of Biologics and
                                  Methotrexate in a paediatric IBD (pIBD) cohort: a single centre experience

        16:00-16:20    Coffee break

        16:20 – 17:05    Gluten free diet and FODMAPS
                                   Jorge Amil Dias

        17:05 – 17.20    Jacopo Duccio Barp: Treatment of complex perianal fistulas in pediatric Crohn’s disease:

                                  combined approach with cone-like fistulectomy and medical therapy

        17:20 – 17:35     Pablo Ecroli: Pathological aerophagia in a 2 years old boy

        17:35 - 18:10    How to write an abstract and a paper
                                  Nikhil Thapar

        18:10 - 18:30     An interactive clinical case presentation

                                  Paolo Lionetti

        18:30         End of Session

        20:00  A walk in Florence

        20:30  Dinner “da Mamma Gina”

        DAY 3 - October 28

                SESSION III
                Chair: Frederic Gottrand

        08:30 – 09:15    IBD: Diagnostic criteria and goals of treatment
                                  Paolo Lionetti
        09:15 – 09: 30    Helena Ferreira: Pancreatoblastoma in adolescent with familial adenomatous polyposis:

                                   an uncommon manifestation of a rare disease

        09:30 – 09:45    Silvia Ghione: Managing acute severe ulcerative colitis in children. A 20-year single center


        09.45 – 10:30     Crohn’s disease treatment
                                    Jorge Amil Dias

        10:30 - 11:00     Coffee break

        11: 15 – 11.30   Anastasia Konidari: Predictors of poor outcome in pediatric primary sclerosing cholangitis

        11:30 – 11:45    Regine Maximilien-Francois: Management of gastroesophageal reflux in children with

                                  neurologic impairment: a practices study

        11:45 -12:30      Ulcerative colitis treatment
                                  Paolo Lionetti

        12:30-13.30     Lunch

        13.10 – 14:00    ePoster show - Diana Garcia Tirado, Maria do Céu Espinheira, Kseniya Yurchyk,

                                  Elvira Verduci, Anna Socha-Banasiak, Mordechai Slae, Andreia Ribeiro,
                                  Isabella Pinto Pais, Giulia Paiola, Sebastian Otte
                                  Chair Frederic Gottrand and Nikhil Thapar

                SESSION IV
                Chair: Paolo Lionetti

        14:00 – 14.45    Eosinophiic Esophagitis
                                   Alexandra Papadopolou

        14:45 - 15:00    Helena Moreira Silva: Helicobacter pylori antimicrobial resistance in pediatric patients

        15:00 – 15:15    Sara Renzo: Efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Infliximab biosimilar in children

                                  with inflammatory bowel disease

        15:15 – 16:00    Esopgageal Diseases: diagnostic approach and management
                                  Frederic Gottrand

        16:00                 End of Session

        16:20                  A walk to Florence Duomo

        17:00 – 18:30    A guided tour to Opera del Duomo Museum

        20:00                  Dinner at “The golden view ..with live music”

        DAY 4 - October 29

        SESSION V
                Chair: Alexandra Papadopoulou

        08:30 – 09:15    Management of PEG in children and adolescents
                                  Frederic Gottrand

        09:15 – 09: 30    Tzippora Shalem: Intensive gastrostomy tube weaning program in children:

                                   Experience in Israel

        09:30 – 09:45    Chiara Maria Trovato: Role Of The Gluten-Free Diet On Neurological – EEG Findings

                                  And Sleep Disordered Breathing In Children With Celiac Disease.

        09.45 – 10:30     Clinical spectrum of CMPA in infants and in children: ESPGHAN recommendations on

                                    its management
                                    Alexandra Papadopoulou
        10:30 - 11:00     Coffee break

        11:00 - 11:20      An interactive clinical case presentation

                                    Frederic Gottrand

        11: 20 – 11.35    Alexandra Zambrano: Outcomes Of Faecal Calprotectin

                                   In Less Than Six-Year-Old Patients Seen In A Pediatric Tertiary Centre

        11:35 – 11:50    Patryk Lipiński: Very early onset inflammatory bowel disease – a preliminary

                                  report of 8 patients.

        11:50 -12:20    How to give a lecture: the mistakes you should avoid
                                Paolo Lionetti

        12:20 – 12.30    Closing session
                                   Paolo Lionetti

        12:30                 Lunch and departure

        Please find follwing the Event Report on the ESPGHAN Gastroenterology Summer School 2016:

        We thank our EPP Partners for their support:
        For more information on our Educational Partner Programme please click on the logos below.