ESPGHAN 4th Paediatric IBD Masterclass

Application Deadline: 31.07.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (50.00€)

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organizing Committee are happy to announce the 4th ESPGHAN IBD Masterclass to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 25 - 27 November 2018. The 3 previous masterclasses were very well attended and rated as highly successful by the participants.

The headings in this years program are:

• “What is this thing called pediatric IBD?”

• “Treatment dilemmas”

• “Special challenges in treatment”

• “Interactive session: listen, ask and discuss”

• “More interactive topics: own cases and family-doctor communication”

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 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 motivation letter detailing why they think they should be selected.

The Masterclass will take place in a brand new auditorium in the newly constructed Panum tower of the University of Copenhagen. Accommodation will take place in hotels located centrally and easily reached by the metro line from the Copenhagen airport. Social events will include welcoming drinks at the roof of the Panum tower, a local dinner 1st evening, and at 2nd evening a guided visit to the Viking exhibition of National museum and a traditional Christmas dinner in a local “brown” restaurant.

Kindly be aware that although local participants are welcome, we are unable to cover any travel, accommodation or dinners.

The “Paediatric IBD Porto Group” is a group of paediatric IBD experts from ESPGHAN whose goals are to generate collaborative international research and to provide a leadership role concerning current diagnosis and management of IBD in children.

Anders Pærregaard (Local Organiser) 

Dan Turner (Chair ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group) 

Sunday, November 25

15:00 - 16:00 Registration & Welcome

What is this Thing called Paediatric IBD?

16:00 - 16:30 Epidemiology: IBD - an ever growing epidemic? (D. Wilson)

16:30 - 17:00 Adult vs. Paediatric IBD - are adults big children or children small adults? (C. Jakobsen)

Coffee Break

17:20 - 17:50 Cancer and Mortality in Paediatric IBD (O. Olén)

17:50 - 18:20 The Pathologist meets the Gastroenterologist (L. Buhl Riis)

18:20 - 18:50 Endoscopy and Imagining: When and what to use after Diagnosis (J. Amil Dias)


Monday, November 26

Treatment Dilemmas

09:00 - 09:30 Look Mum - No Drugs:

                       Dietary Treatment for CD and UC - What is new and what is the Evidence? (A. Levine)

Coffee Break

09:50 - 11:40 Drugs that work (or do they?):

   Biologicals and Immunomodulators (IM)

09:50 - 10:05 A) Do they (always) work? (A. Paerregaard)

10:05 - 10:25 B) To start or not to start...?

   Risk Factors; When to start IM and Biologicals? (K. Kolho)

10:25 - 11:40 C) Continuing or stopping.... (3 x 25 minutes)

                     - Responders: Biologicals for ever, and ever, and ever...? (H. Escher)

                     - Therapeutic Drug Monitoring or Biologicals: When to use? (A. Assa)

                   - Loss of Response: When to withhold? When to change? What to choose next? (H. Escher; A. Assa)

Short Break

11:50 - 12:20 When Drugs and Diet do not work

                      Surgery - The Role of the Paediatrician (J. Amil Dias)


Special Challenges in Treatment

13:20 - 13:50 Perianal Disease (D. Wilson)

13:50 - 14:20 Acute Severe Colitis (J. Martín de Carpi)

Short Break

Interactive Session: Listen, Ask, Discuss

14:30 - 18:00 Case Discussions in 4 seperate Groups

Networking Event & Dinner

Tuesday, November 27

More Interactive Topics: Own Cases and Doctor-Family Communication

09:00 - 10:45 Case Discussion (Delegates' own cases)

Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:25 A new method for communicating and empowering your patient: using a paediatric IBD App for Smartphones (K. Carlsen)

11:25 - 11:45 Transition (V. Wewer)

11:45 - 12:00 Summary & Closing


Anders Paerregaard MD (Local Organiser)

Consultant in Pediatrics Hvidovre University Hospital   



Jorge Amil Dias, MD  

Unit of Pediatric Gastroenterology Department of Pediatrics  

Hospital de Sao João, Porto, Portugal 

Arie Levine MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Unit

Pediatric IBD Research Center

Wolfson Medical Center

Holon, Israel

Javier Martín de Carpi MD, PhD

Coordinator of the Pediatric IBD Unit Head of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona, Spain  

Kaija-Leena Kolho, MD, PhD 

Children´s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland 

Amit Assa, MD  

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

Hankje (Johanna) Escher MD, PhD

Professor in Pediatrics, Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology  

Director of Pediatric IBD program,Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital  Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Ola Olén, MD, PhD 

Senior Consultant in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Sachs’ Children’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden  

David C. Wilson MB BCh, MD, PhD 

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Child Life and Health, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland  


Lene Buhl Riis MD, PhD 

Department of pathology Herlev University Hospital, Denmark

Katrine Carlsen MD 

Department of Pediatrics  Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark

Christian Jakobsen MD 

Department of Peadiatrics  Hvidovre University Hospital  


Anne Vibeke Wewer MD 

Department of Pediatrics  Hvidovre University Hospital