ESPGHAN Transition Masterclass Paediatric and Adult Gastro-Hepato-Pancreotology

Application Deadline: 15.07.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (50.00€)

Transition is hot topic in many aspects of different gastrointestinal disorders, however, very few evidence exist so far.

Therefore, ESPGHAN and UEG launch a joint meeting on transition of different gastrointestinal-, liver-, and panceatic disorders.

In this Master Class, new findings and important knowledge in gastrointestinal disease, such as IBD, Celiac disease, Eosinophil oesophagitis, and Chronic liver disease and Chronic pancreatitis were involved. Participants should submit (not obligated) and intersting case presentation related to the pitfalls/difficulties of transition process.

Please, participate on this unique Master Class in Budapest, be in science and enjoy the social program, as well!

Course Directors: Gábor Veres, Jorge Amil Dias, Heinz Hammer

• Concept of the meeting: 1.5 days, 5 sessions. In each session two pediatric and two adult GI/hep presenters discussing age specific aspects of diagnosis and treatment of their respective patient groups – four 20 minute case-based presentations and 30 minutes for interactive voting and discussion.

• Aim of the meeting: improve coordination of care on the transfer of paediatric to adult patients

• E-learning: Short, concise video presentations, 5 min. each lecture. Lecturer has to summarize his/her presentation with "take home messages". In addition, every lecture would be displayed in PDF form with questionnaires.


• What is similar and different in paediatric and adult patients?

• How to promote the best transition?

• Have outcomes been measured?

• What are the “meeting points” before transition process?

• How do patients feel? (representation from patient associations)

Preliminary Program


08.30 – 08.45 Welcome speech

08.45 – 10.35 Session 1: Hepatology/Cystic fibrosis

08.45 – 09.05 Diagnostic difficulties, paediatric side: CF: Henkjan Verkade, Groningen, Netherland 

09.05 – 09.25 Diagnosis of CF at later age: adult side: Aghemo Alessio, Milano, Italy

09.25 – 09.45 Gastrointestinal aspects of new therapies in CF: Michael Wilschanski, Jerusalem, Israel

09.45 – 10.05 Adult treatment options for metabolic liver disease: Martin Wagner, Graz, Austria 

10.05 – 10.35 Discussion


10.35 – 11.05 Coffee break

11.05 – 12.55 Session 2: Pancreas

11.05 – 11.25 Paediatric diagnosis of acute and chronic pancreatitis: Andrea Párniczky, Budapest, Hungary 

11.25 – 11.45 Transitional meeting points in pancreatitis, role of ERCP: Péter Hegyi, Pécs, Hungary

11.45 – 12.05 Pediatric treatment for chronic pancreatitis. Is there transition for chronic pancreatitis?: Grzegorz Oracz, Warsow, Poland 

12.05 – 12.25 Long-term effect of different type of genetic pancreatitis: Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Boston, USA

12.25 – 12.55 Discussion

12.55 – 13.55 Lunch

13.55 – 15.45 Session 3: IBD

13.55 – 14.15 Pediatric-adult transition clinic: the Dutch experience: Hankje Escher, Rotterdam, Netherland 

14.15 – 14.35 Difference of Paediatric- and Adult diagnosis of IBD: Katalin Mueller, Budapest, Hungary

14.35 – 14.55 Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN): success and pitfalls: Gábor Veres, Budapest, Hungary 

14.55 – 15.15 Can be effective EEN for adult patients with IBD? Role of transition: Peter Lakatos, Quebec, Canada 

15.15 – 15.45 Discussion

15.45-16.15  Coffee Break

16.15-18.00  Case Presentations with interactive discussion


08.30 – 10.20 Session 4: Celiac disease

08.30 – 08.50 Pitfalls of paediatric diagnosis of celiac disease: Jernej Dolinsek, Maribor, Slovenia 

08.50 – 09.10 When can we skip upper endoscopy and histology in patients with celiac disease? Heinz Hammer, Graz, Austria

09.10 – 09.30 Pediatric treatment: what amount of gluten is dangerous for patients  with celiac disease? Luisa Mearin, Leiden, Netherlands

09.30 – 09.50 Does effective follow-up of adult patients with celiac disease exist? Gianluca Ianiro, Rome, Italy

09.50 – 10.20 Discussion

10.20 – 10.50 Coffee break

10.50 – 12.40 Session 5: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE)

10.50 – 11.10 Pediatric diagnosis of EoE. Pathomechanism in the process of EoE. Jorge Amil Dias, Porto, Portugal 

11.10 – 11.30 Adult diagnosis of EoE. Is fibrosis reversible? Andreas Eherer, Graz, Austria

11.30 – 11.50 Pediatric treatment of EoE: role of PPI and steroid. Six foods or less  are effective in EoE? Rok Orel, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

11.50 – 12.10 Role of transition in patients with EoE: Ulrike von Arnim, Magdeburg, Germany 

12.10 – 12.40 Discussion

12.40 – 13.40 Lunch

13.40 – 15.10 Case presentation with interactive discussion