ESPGHAN 3rd Paediatric IBD Masterclass

Application Deadline: 31.07.2017

Registration Fee

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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.

Local Organisers:

Arie Levine - Holon Wolfson Medical Center at the Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dan Turner - Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel



Prof. Dan Turner, MD, PhD
Head of the Juliet Keidan Institute of Paediatric
Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Arie Levine MD

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Center
Holon Wolfson Medical Center at the Tel Aviv University,

Lissy de Ridder MD, PhD
Associate Professor Paediatric Gastroenterology
Steering committee Member of the ESPGHAN Paediatric IBD Porto working group
Specialist in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam

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

Prof. David C. Wilson MB BCh, MD
Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Child Life and Health, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Richard Russell MD, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist & Honorary
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, at the Royal
Hospital for Children Glasgow, Scotland

Prof.Frank Ruemmele MD, PhD
Professor of Paediatrics
Université Sorbonne – Paris Cité, Paris Descartes
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Hopital Necker – Enfants Malades

Javier Martín de Carpi MD, PhD
Doctor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Head of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu


Amit Assa
Head of IBD program
Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases
Schneider Children's Hospital of Israel

Dr. Dror Shouval, MD MMSc
Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit
Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
Sheba Medical Center
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Yael Haberman Zvi MD, PhD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
The Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, Sheba Medical Center (Affiliated with the Tel-Aviv University), Tel Hashomer, Israel. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH, USA.

Shlomi Cohen, MD, PhD

Unit Director

Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition (Pediatrics)
Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital

Thursday, November 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)

Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:45   The Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target (Arie Levine)
16:45 - 17:15    Pharmacological targets, Pharmcokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

                                  of IBD Drugs (Amit Assa)
17:15 - 17:45   Early Onset IBD – clinical approach (Dror Shoval)

Evening Program    Dinner

Friday, November 24

08:45 - 09:15    Workup and Reassessment of IBD (Paolo Lionetti)
09:15 - 09:45    How to manage damage in pediatric IBD (Dan Turner)
09:45 - 10:15    Assessment of Risk in Crohns (Frank Ruemmele)
10:15 - 10:45    Assessment Risk in Ulcerative Colitis (Dan Turner)

Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00    Interactive Case Presentations Faculty (Shlomi Cohen)


Therapy in IBD
14:00 - 14:30    Dietary Therapy for Crohn's Disease (Arie Levine)
14:30 - 15:00    Which Drug for Which Patient in Ulcerative Colitis (Richard Russel)
15:00 - 15:30   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)
15:45 - 16:15    Management of Acute Severe Colitis (Javier Martin de Carpì)
16:15 - 16:45   Loss of Response to Biologics (Amit Assa)
16:45 - 17:15    Managing the Pouch (Paolo Lionetti)
17:15 - 17:45    Postoperative follow-up and treatment (Richard Russel)

Evening Program    Dinner

Saturday, November 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

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

                                 (PSC , Pulmonary , CNS etc)
12:45                    Closing remarks