ESPGHAN Masterclass on Coeliac Disease

Application Deadline: 07.01.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (75.00€)


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: 7th January 2018
Selected candidates will be notified on the 15th of January 2018

ESPGHAN Master Class on Coeliac Disease

Valencia, Spain

Day 1
16.00-16.45 Arrival and Registration
16.45-17.00 Welcome and overview

Session 1. Celiac disease: Epidemiology and Clinical aspects.
17.00-17.30 Celiac disease across the world. (Ricardo Troncone)
17.30-18.00 Clinical manifestations in childhood and adolescents (Rennata Auricchio)

18.00-18.30 Associated diseases of celiac disease (Kalle Kurppa)
19.00 Dinner

Day 2
Session 2. Immunology and genetics
08.30-09.00 Immunologic response (F. Koning)
09.00-09.30 Genetics of celiac disease I: The HLA system (Mª Luisa Mearin)

09.30-10.00 Genetics of celiac disease II: non-HLA genes (Jose Ramón Bilbao)
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
Session 3. Immunology and Pathogenesis
10.30-11.00 Novel players in celiac disease development: microbiota (Yolanda Sanz)

11.00-11.30 The role of gluten in celiac disease development (Paula Crespo)

11.30-12.00 Can celiac disease be prevented? Lessons learned from PreventCD (M.Luisa Mearin)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
Session 4. Diagnosis. Past, present and future.
13.00-13.30 ESPGHAN Diagnostic criteria (Steffen Husby)

13:30-14:00 Pitfalls in biopsy read out in celiac disease (Markku Mäki)
14:00-14:30 Efficiency of antibodies for CD diagnosis (Ilma Koroponay-Szabo)

14:30-15:00 Lessons learned from Procede (Sibylle Koletzko)
15.00-15.30 Tea break
Session 5 Treatment and follow-up
15.30-16.00 The gluten-free diet (Katharina Werkstetter)
16.00-16.30 Follow-up in children with celiac disease (Margreet Wessels)

16.30-17.00 New tools for Dietary compliance assessment (Carmen Ribes)
Session 6 Hand outs
17.00- 18.00 Practical session on TTG deposits (Maria Roca and Ilma Koroponay-Szabo)
19.00-20.30 Cultural Programme
20.30 Dinner

Day 3
Session 7 Clinical Cases Challenging cases (presented by the Faculty)
08.30-09.00 Clinical case 1
09.00-09.30 Clinical case 2
09.30-10.00 Clinical case 3
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
Session 8 Latest challenging topics

10.30-11.00 Potential CD (Ricardo Troncone)

11.00-11.30 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (Raanan Shamir)
11.30-12.00 Gluten free wheat: Are we there? (Francisco Barro)
12.00-12.30 Update on therapeutic advances: therapies beyond the gluten-free diet (Lugvid Sollid)
12.30-12.45 Closure and Farwell
12.45 Lunch and departure