ESPGHAN AHP Summer School

Application Deadline: 08.07.2018



Registration Fee

Registration Fee (50.00€)


ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SUMMER SCHOOL   “EN, PN and Basic Science”  

Allied health professionals include dietitians, nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists. These professionals are all included in treatment of children with various gastrointestinal and liver diseases, and their knowledge needs to be up to date. The best way to be informed is to be involved in national and international societies, to be present at relevant educational meetings and also to participate in intensive courses and schools where relevant topics can be presented and discussed. 


The ESPGHAN AHP Committee Summer School is designed to: 

  • offer a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of relevant paediatric gastroenterological hepatological and nutritional conditions provide knowledge and practical training in an interactive environment 
  • offer unique opportunities to learn from and interact with an expert faculty from various European centres, as well as from participants from around the world with an interest in these clinical areas
  • give delegates the opportunity to present their work and/or research and receive feedback from Faculty  

Dates and times: The AHP Summer School will commence at 16.00 on Thursday, September 13, 2017, and will end with lunch on Sunday, September 16, 2017 (14:00). 

Target Audience: The School is aimed at dietitians, nurses and other AHP involved in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. No specific background is requested.  

Cost & Registration:  

Please apply online and upload the following documents:   

  • Recommendation letter   
  • Motivational letter   
  • CV

Participants are expected to pay a nominal fee of EUR 50 for the AHP Summer School. The fee includes accommodation and food as well as the social activities and course.  

Max. Number of Delegates: 20-25

Language: English 


Applications will open on May 1st and close on July 8th

Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@espghan.org should you have any questions or queries.  






Preliminary Programme  

Day 1: Thursday, 13th September 2018   

Registration from 15:30    

16:00 Tea/Coffee 

16.30- 17.00  Welcome and introduction 

Brief introductions by delegates 

17:00 – 17:30  Lecture: Malnutrition  

17:30 - 18:00  Lecture: Pediatric nutrition screening tools 

18:00 - 18:30  Lecture: Non-organic failure to thrive – feeding disorders  

19:30  Dinner   


Day 2: Friday, 14th September 2018   

08:30 – 09:00  Lecture: Celiac Disease – Etiology and diagnosis  

09:00 – 09:20  Lecture: Celiac Disease – Dietary management  

09:20 – 09:50  Lecture: IBD – Etiology and medical management  

09:50 – 10:10  Lecture: Nutritional management in IBD  

10:10 –  10:30  Lecture: Nursing management in IBD 

10:40-11:00  Tea/Coffee 

11:00 – 13:00  Workshop I (Each student to participate in 3 workshops during the course) 

Group 1 - Parenteral nutrition 

Group 2 - Enteral nutrition  

Group 3 - Approach to research (How to read and how to write a scientific article, how to present a case study)  

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 14:30  Lecture:  Cystic Fibrosis – etiology and diagnosis  

14:30 – 15:00  Lecture:  Cystic Fibrosis – nutritional management 

15:00 – 15:30  Lecture:  Psychology of chronic disease  

15:30 – 16:00  Tea / Coffee 

16:00 – 17:00  Difficult cases- presented by delegates 

19:30  Dinner   


Day 3: Saturday, 15th September 2018   

08:30 - 09:00  Parenteral nutrition – when, why and how?  

09:00 - 09:20  Nutritional management of short gut syndrome  

09:20 - 09:35  Clinical case 

09:35 - 10:00 Nursing management of central venous catheters and stomas  

10:00 - 10:15  Clinical case 

10:15 - 10:35  Perioperative and postoperative nutrition  

10:35 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 11:30 Gastrointestinal food allergy  

11:30 - 12:00  Nutritional management of gastrointestinal allergies  

12:00 - 12:30 Nutritional risks of elimination diets       

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch 

14:00 – 16:00 Workshop II (Each student to participate in 3 workshops during the course) 

Group 1 - Parenteral nutrition  

Group 2 - Enteral nutrition  

Group 3 - Approach to research (How to read and how to write a scientific article, how to present a case study)  

16:00 - 16:30 Tea/Coffee 

16:30 – 17:30  Difficult cases – presented by delegates 

19:30  Dinner   


DAY 4: Sunday, 16th September 2018 

09:00 – 11:00  Workshop III (Each student to participate in 3 workshops during the course) 

Group 1 - Parenteral nutrition  

Group 2 - Enteral nutrition  

Group 3 - Approach to research (How to read and how to write a scientific article, how to present a case study)  

11:00 - 11:30  Tea/Coffee 

11:30 - 11:50  Functional gastrointestinal disorders  

11:50 - 12:10  Low FODMAP diets in pediatrics  

12:10 - 12:30  Nursing management of constipation  

12:30 – 12:50  Nutritional management of GOR  

13:00 – 15:00  Lunch  

AHP Committee:     

Tena Niseteo, PhD, dietitian 

Sarah Macdonald, dietitian 

Jackie Falconer, dietitian 

Paula Crespo Escobar, dietitian, Local organizer Valencia 

Joaquim Calvo Lerma, dietitian, Local organizer Valencia