ESPGHAN Masterclass on Coeliac Disease

Application Deadline: 15.01.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (100.00€)


Coeliac Disease (CD) represents an important part of the burden of paediatric gastrointestinal illness so that almost all paediatric gastroenterologists worldwide have to deal with CD diagnosing in management. Over the last 50 years ESPGHAN has been the leading scientific society establishing the diagnostic and management rules for the disease all over the world and CD is in turn ever since one of the golden flags of our Society. Furthermore, research in CD, both basic sciences and clinical oriented, is continuously producing a vast amount of new knowledge. Thus for paediatric gastroenterologists updating in CD, which is an evident need but also a genuine challenge, can best be achieved through a well-structured educational activity as the proposed Masterclass.  The aim of this Master Class is to fill this gap of knowledge, using both classical and modern interactive educational tools.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE/Selection of participants:

Candidates will be selected based on:
1) Personal statement - how the CD Master Class will facilitate the patient care delivered by the applicant and his/her interest in Coeliac Disease.
2) Brief CV
3) Delegates that will submit a research paper or case report will be prioritized in the application process.

Target Group
Priority will be given to Paediatric Gastroenterologists, both juniors and seniors, Paediatric Gastroenterologists in training are welcome. The Event should be open to interested Gastroenterologists and Paediatricians.

Priority will be given to ESPGHAN members, both full members as other members although the event will be also open for non for non-ESPGHAN members.

Registration Fee
Registration fee: 100EUR
Registration includes: Attendance to scientific sessions, meeting material, attendance certificate, accommodation for 2 nights, lunches, dinners, coffee-breaks and cultural programme. All delegates can claim up to 300EUR of travel costs upon presentation of cost receipts.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2018
Selected candidates will be notified on the 23th of January 2018

ESPGHAN Master Class on Coeliac Disease

Valencia, Spain

Day 1 - March 08 2018
12.30-13.30 Arrival and Registration. Buffet Lunch
13.30-13.45 Welcome and Overview (Carmen Ribes)

Session 1. Celiac disease: Epidemiology and Clinical aspects.

Moderator: Sibylle Koletzko

13.45-14.15 CD Definition (Rennata Auricchio)

14.15 -14.45 ESPGHAN Diagnostic criteria (Steffen Husby)

14.45 -15.15 Lessons learned from Procede (Sibylle Koletzko)

15.15-15.45 Welcome by ESPGHAN President: Raanan Shamir.

Clinical manifestations in Coeliac disease (Raanan Shamir)

15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

Session 2. Diagnosis. Past, present and future (Part I)

Moderator: Raanan Shamir

16.15-16.45 Efficiency of antibodies for CD diagnosis (Ilma Koroponay-Szabo)

16.45-17.15 Pitfalls in biopsy read out in celiac disease (Aline Popp)

17.45-18.45 Hand outs: Understanding EMA and TTG deposits

Tricks and tips (Ilma Koroponay-Szabo)

Quiz (Maria Roca)

20.00 Dinner

Day 2 - March 09 2018
Session 3. Immunology and genetics

Moderator: Fritz Koning
09.00-09.30 Immunologic response (F. Koning)
09.30-10.00 Intestinal proteólisis of gluten peptides. In vitro effects in cellular models (Eduardo Arranz)

10.00-10.30 Genetics of celiac disease II: HLA and non-HLA genes (Jose Ramón Bilbao)

10.30-10:00 Coffee break

Session 4. Immunology and Pathogenesis

Moderator: Riccardo Troncone
11.30-11.30 Novel players in celiac disease development: microbiota (Bana  Jabri)

11.30-12.00 A different microbiota in CD: Cause or consequence? (Yolanda Sanz)

12.00-12.30 Can celiac disease be prevented? Lessons learned from PreventCD (M.Luisa Mearin)

12:30-12:45 The role of gluten in celiac disease development (Paula Crespo)

12.45-14:00 Lunch

Session 5. Treatment and Follow-up

Moderator: Steffen Husby
14.00-14.30 The gluten-free diet (Tena Niseteo)  

14:30-15:00 Follow-up in children with celiac disease (Margreet Wessels) 
15:00-15:30 New tools for dietary compliance assessment (Carmen Ribes)

15.30-16.00 Tea break

Session 6. Clinical Challenging Cases (presented by faculty)

Coordinator: Ester Donat
16.00-16.30 Clinical Case 1 (Ester Donat)
16.30-17.00 Clinical Case 2 (Gemma Castillejo)

17.00-17.30 Clinical case 3 (Joaquin Schweizer) 

18.30-20:00 Cultural Programme

20:00 Dinner

Day 3 - March 10
Session 7. Latest Emerging Evidences

Moderator: Markku Maki
09.00-09.30 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (Carlo Catassi)
03.00-10.00 Gluten free wheat: Are we there? (Francisco Barro)
10.00-10.30 Update on therapeutic advances: therapies beyond the gluten-free diet (Markku Maki) 

10.30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 8. Clinical Cases
(presented by delegates)

Moderator: Luisa Mearin
11.30-13.00 Clinical Cases presented by delegates

13.00-13.15 Closure and Farwell

13:15 Lunch and departure

Organizers / Faculty 

Carmen Ribes, Spain 

Luisa Mearin, Spain 

Riccardo Troncone, Italy  

Steffen Husby, Denmark   


Raanan Shamir, Israel 

Sibylle Koletzko, Germany

Ilma Korponay, Finland 

Tena Niseteo, Croatia 

Renata Auricchio, Italy 

Francisco Barro, Spain 

Fritz Koning, Netherlands 

Eduardo Arranz, Spain 

Margreet Wessels, Netherlands 

José Ramón Bilbao, Spain 

Bana Jabri, United States 

Yolanda Sanz, Spain 

Gemma Castillejo, Spain 

Ester Donat, Spain

Paula Crespo, Spain 

Maria Roca, Netherlands 

Joachim Schweizer, Norway 

Carlo Catassi, Italy

Alina Popp, Finland