ESPGHAN 3rd Paediatric IBD Masterclass

Application Deadline: 30.07.2017

Registration Fee

The ESPGHAN Porto IBD working group will be organizing the 3rd Paediatric IBD Masterclass in 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This ESPGHAN workshop is for practicing gastroenterologists who wish to improve their clinical skills in managing paediatric IBD. The goals are to review important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents.

ESPGHAN will cover registration, accommodation and meals as well as a stipulated refund amount for travel. The number of applicants is limited.

The Masterclass is intended for paediatric gastroenterologists who care for children with IBD. Trainees could be accepted based on availability.

Preference will be given to ESPGHAN members. Applicants are invited to send their CV and a short one-paragraph application detailing why they think they should be selected.

Participants of the course will be granted travel expenses of up to EUR 400,-.

Accomodation at the hotel will be organized and fully covered by ESPGHAN.

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


Dan Turner
Arie Levine
Lissy de Ridder
Paolo Lionetti
David Wilson
Richard Russell
Javier Martin de Carpi
Frank Ruemmele


Amit Assa
Dror Shoval
Yael Haberman

Shlomi Cohen

Thursday, Nov 23

Session 1:          Bench to Bedside for the Clinician
15:00 - 15:30    Epidemiology and Classification of IBD (David Wilson)
15:30 - 16:00    Translating Immune Targets to New Drugs for Patients

                                   - a teaser for understanding biologics (Yael Haberman)
16:00 - 16:30    The Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target (Arie Levine)
16:30 - 17:00    Pharmacological targets, Pharmcokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

                                  of IBD Drugs (Amit Assa)
17:00 - 17:30    Early Onset IBD – clinical approach (Dror Shoval)

Evening Program    Walk in Jaffa and Dinner

Friday, Nov 24

08:30 - 09:00    Workup and Reassessment of IBD (Paolo Lionetti)
09:00 - 09:30    How to measure damage in pediatric IBD (Dan Turner)
09:30 - 10:00    Assessment of Risk in Crohns (Frank Ruemmele)
10:00 - 10:30    Assessment Risk in Ulcerative Colitis (Dan Turner)

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30    Interactive Case Presentations Faculty


Therapy in IBD
13:30 - 14:00    Dietary Therapy for Crohn's Disease (Arie Levine)
14:00 - 14:30    Which Drug for Which Patient in Ulcerative Colitis (Richard Russel)
14:30 - 15:00    Which Drug for Which Patient in Crohn's Disease (Frank Ruemmele)

Coffee Break

Interactive Case Based Management

(Faculty will present cases and literature to review topic)
15:30 - 16:00    Management of Acute Severe Colitis (Javier Martin de Carpì)
16:00 - 16:30    Loss of Response to Biologics (Amit Assa)
16:30 - 17:00    Managing the Pouch (Paolo Lionetti)
17:00 - 17:30    Postoperative follow-up and treatment (Richard Russel)

Evening Program    Dinner

Saturday, Nov 25

08:30 - 10:30    Interactive case presentations by participants            
                                Interactive Cased based management of Complications

                                (Faculty will present cases and literature to review topic)
10:30 - 11:00    Complications from Drugs and Disease in IBD (Lissy de Ridder)
11:00 - 11:30    Approach to  perianal abscess or fistula (David Wilson)

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45    Fistulizing and Penetrating Crohn's Disease (Lissy de Ridder)
11:45 - 12:15    Extraintestinal presentations of Disease (Javier Martin de Carpì

                                 (PSC , Pulmonary , CNS etc)
12:15                    Closing remarks