Application Deadline: 15.09.2017

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (150.00€)

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 Florence, Cascais, Portugal, we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in beautiful Cologne, Germany, October 11-14, 2017.
The main topics will cover coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, PEG placement and endoscopy.

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 150€ 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

Application Deadline

Deadline for applicaitons will be August 1st, 2017.

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.


Stadthotel am Römerturm

Sankt-Apern-Straße 32

50667 Cologne


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


Ilse Broekaert, MD (Local Organiser)
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Nikhil Thapar BMBS, PhD
Academic Lead for Gastroenterology ESPGHAN Committee on Gastroenterology
UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

Prof. Marc Benninga, MD, PhD
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition,
Emma Children’s Hospital / Academic Medical Centre,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Jorge Dias, MD, PhD

Pediatric Gastroenterology Department,
Hospital Sao Joa, Porto, Portugal

Prof. Frederic Gottrand, MD, PhD
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and
Nutrition, University Hospital of Lille, France

Paolo Lionetti MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Paediatrics, President School for Dieticians, University of Florence Head of the Pediatric
Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Meyer children Hospital, Florence, Italy

Hon. Prof. Alexandra Papadopoulou MD, PhD
ESPGHAN Gastroenterology Committee Education Secretary
Athens Children’s Hospital Agia Sofia, Greece

ESPGHAN Pediatric Gastroenterology School

October 11-14th, 2017

Cologne, Germany

Wednesday, October 11th

19:00 Arrival and registration

20:00 Welcome Dinner at Stadthotel am Roemerturm

Thursday, October 12th

8:00-8:15 Welcome in Cologne and Introduction

                          Introduction to endoscopy simulator

                          Ilse Broekaert and Nikhil Thapar

                         Session I

                         Chair: Jorge Amil Dias

8:15-9:00 Pathophysiology and diagnosis of motility disorders

                          Nikhil Thapar

9:00-9:15 oral

9:15-9:30 oral

9:30-10:15 Diagnostic approach and treatment of esophageal disease

                           Frederic Gottrand

10:15-10:45 coffee break/ simulator

10:45-11:00 oral

11:00-11:15 oral

11:15-12:00 Management of PEG in children and adolescents

                            Frederic Gottrand

12:00-12:30 Introduction to Endoscopy and preparation for simulator training

                            Jorge Amil Dias, Ilse Broekaert

12:30-13:30 Lunch/ simulator

13:30-14:45 e-Poster session (10)

                           Session II

                          Chair: Nikhil Thapar

14:45-15:00 oral

15:00-15:15 oral

15:15-16:00 Pathophysiology and diagnosis of celiac disease

                          Jorge Amil Dias

16:00-16:15 oral

16:15-16:45 coffee break/ simulator

16:45-17:00 oral

17:00-17:45 Pathophyiology, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disease

                           Ilse Broekaert

17:45-18:00 oral

18:00-18:15 oral

18:15-18:45 How to write a paper

                          Nikhil Thapar

18:45-19:45 simulator

20:00 A walk in Cologne

20:30 Dinner in ‘Gaffel Kölsch’

Friday, October 13th

                        Session III

                        Chair: Frederic Gottrand

8:00-8:45 IBD: Diagnostic criteria and goals of treatment

                         Paolo Lionetti

8:45-9:00 oral

9:00-9:15 oral

9:15-10:00 treatment of Crohn’s disease

                        Jorge Amil Dias

10:00-10:30 coffee break/ simulator

10:30-10:45 oral

10:45-11:00 oral

11:00-11:45 Treatment of ulcerative colitis

                          Paolo Lionetti

11:45-12:00 oral

12:00-12:15 oral

12:15-13:15 Lunch/ simulator

13:15-14:30 e-Poster session (10)

        Session IV

        Chair: Paolo Lionetti

14:30-15:15 Diagnostic approach and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis

                          Alexandra Papadopoulou

15:15-15:30 oral

15:30-15:45 oral

15:45-16:30 panel discussion on tricky case (Nikhil Thapar, Alexandra Papadopoulou/Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Ilse Broekaert)

16:30 1st group leaving for Cologne Cathedral

16:45 2nd group leaving for Cologne Cathedral

20:30 dinner in ‘Mongo’s restaurant’

Saturday, October 12th

Session V

        Chair: Alexandra Papadopoulou

8:00-8:45 Clinical spectrum of CMPA in infants and in children

        Alexandra Papadopoulou

8:45-9:00 oral

9:00-9:15 oral

9:15-10:00 Management of functional abdominal pain

        Marc Benninga

10:00-10:30 coffee break/ simulator

10:30-11:15 Management of constipation

        Marc Benninga

11:15-11:30 oral

11:30-11:45 oral

11:45-12:15 How to give a lecture: the pitfalls you should avoid

        Ilse Broekaert

12:15-12:30 Closing remarks

12:30 Lunch and departure