ESPGHAN GI Summer School

Application Deadline: 30.04.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (100.00€)

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 Portugal and Germany we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in beautiful Athens, Greece, June 27 - 30 2018.
The main topics will cover coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, PEG placement and endoscopy.

Local Organiser

Alexandra Papadopoulou

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 100€ 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

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, June 27th
19:00         Arrival and registration
20:00         Welcome Dinner

Thursday, June 28th

08:30-08:45     Welcome and Introduction (A. Papadopoulou, N. Thapar)
Session I
Chair: N. Thapar, M. Benninga

08:45-09:15    Belching, aerophagia, rumination, hiccups: how to diagnose and how to treat? (M. Benninga)
09:15-10.00    CIPO/Hirschsprungs (N. Thapar)
10.00-10.30    Rome IV in the first 3 years of life (M. Benninga)

Coffee Break

11:00-11:30    Cow’s milk allergy and FGIDs in the first year of life  (A. Papadopoulou)                        
11:30-12:00    oral 3   
12.00-12:30    Esophageal eosinophilia: differential diagnosis and treatment (A. Papadopoulou)                        


13:30-14:00    How to investigate motility of the GI tract  
                          pH/impedance/high resolution manometry/ High resolution anorectal
                           manometry/defecography/colonic transit/scintigraphy
                           (N. Thapar)
14:00-14:30    Chronic constipation and non-retentive fecal incontinence: how to treat? (M. Benninga)
14.30-15.00    Gastrointestinal and nutritional problems in neurologically impaired children (R. Orel)

Coffee Break

15:30-17:30     Session III (J. Amil Dias, C. Ribes)
                           oral (7+3 min each) 12

Friday, June 29th

Session III IBD: assessment and goals of treatment
Chair: P. Lionetti, J. Amil Dias

08:30-09:15    Crohn’s disease (P. Lionetti)
09:15-10:00       Ulcerative colitis (J. Amil Dias)

Coffee Break

10:30-11:15    When is surgery for IBD needed? (P. Lionetti)
11:15-11:45    How to differentiate IBD from IBS? (M. Benninga)
11:45-12:30    Specific diets in pediatric gastroenterology (J. Falconer)


Session IV: Emergencies in pediatric gastroenterology: conservative and/or endoscopic treatment
Chair: R. Orel, I. Broekaert

13.30 – 14.30      oral 6

14:30-15:15    Upper and lower GI bleeding: what can cause it and how to treat? (with live
                          demonstration of hemostasis techniques on endoscopy simulator) (R. Orel)

Coffee Break

15:45-16:30    Tips and tricks of a successful ileocolonoscopy (with live demonstration on
                            endoscopy simulator) (I. Broekaert)
17:00-17:30      Foreign body ingestion and caustic injury (with live demonstration of foreign body
                            removal on endoscopy simulator) (I. Broekaert)

17:30-18:40    Session III
                          oral (7+3 min each) 9
                          (R. Orel, I. Broekaert)


Saturday, June 30th
Chair: C. Ribes, A. Papadopoulou

8:30-9:15    Celiac and not-celiac gluten sensitivity: how to diagnose and how to treat? (C. Ribes)
9.15-10.00        Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic enteropathy and colitis (J. Amil Dias)
10.00-10.30       How to give a bad presentation? (N. Thapar)

Coffee Break

11:00-11.45    Medical complications of the SBS (bacterial overgrowth, D-lactic acidosis, Crohn’s like
                         disease, anastomotic ulcers): how to treat and how to prevent? (C. Ribes)

11.45-12.15    Closing remarks

Lunch and Departure


Nikhil Thapar, United Kingdom

Alexandra Papadopoulou, Greece

Marc Benninga, The Netherlands

Jorge Amil Dias, Portugal

Carmen Ribes, Spain

Rok Orel, Slovenia

Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Ilse Broekaert, Germany

Jackie Falconer, United Kingdom