ESPGHAN Eastern European Summer School

Application Deadline: 15.07.2018

Registration Fee

Local Participants (20.00€)

International Participants (50.00€)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that between October 08 - 10 2018, the ESPGHAN Eastern European Summer School will be held in Yerevan, Armenia. We expect participation of up to 50 paediatric gastroenterologists, endoscopists as well as paediatricians with special interest in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The programme of the school will include lectures, case presentations, and discussions on the hottest topics.


October 08 – 10, 2018


Hotel Armenian Royal Palace

Address: 17/1 4-th St, Silikyan district, Yerevan 0029, Armenia

Language: English


European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). 

Armenian Pediatric Association

«Arabkir» Medical Centre – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health


Prof. Gayane Amaryan, Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology Service of the «Arabkir» Medical Centre – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health  

Associate Prof. Sergey Sargsyan, Head of Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of the «Arabkir» Medical Centre

Dr. Tatevik Shahinyan, Pediatric Gastroenterology Service, «Arabkir» Medical Centre – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health

Dr. Eva Movsesyan, Director of the Armenian Pediatric Association. Coordinator of Public Health Programs of the «Arabkir» Medical Centre – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health


A) paediatric gastroenterologists, nutriciolgists and hepatologists;

B) paediatricians with interest and experiences in treatment of pediatric patients from abovementioned fields

ESPGHAN will cover the costs for accommodation in a pre-selected 3* Hotel for 4 nights and travel expenses for foreign participants of up to EUR 200,-.

Please note that participants are expected to arrange their own travel. Expenses can be claimed with the ESPGHAN Office after the school.

Kindly be aware that reimbursment of costs is contingent to attendance of the whole course.

A registration fee of EUR 50,00 for foreign participants and EUR 20,00 for participants from Armenia is requested upon selection of the candidates.  

The fee includes attendance to scientific sessions, meeting materials, certificate of attendance, catering throughout the course as well as participation in pre-arranged dinners and networking programme.


Candidates will be selected upon application and are requested to submit a CV and a supporting recommendation letter from a supervisor. Please fill in the online application form on this page to apply for the course.

Preliminary Programme

Monday, October 8 - Day 01

14:00 - 15:30  Welcome (G. Amaryan & S. Sargsyan)

                       Welcome and Introduction to ESPGHAN (A.C. Hauer)

                       Health benefits of breastfeeding (C. Braegger)

15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45  Functional abdominal pain (M. Benninga)

16:45 - 17:15  The jaundiced infant / Neonatal cholestasis (B. Fischler)

17:15 - 18:00  Functional Constipation (M. Benninga)

18:00 - 19:00  Case Presentations by participants

20:00 - 22:00  Dinner

Tuesday, October 9 - Day 02

08:15 - 08:45  Infant colic (C. Braegger)

08:45 - 09:15  Acute Gastroenteritis / current ESPGHAN Guidelines (J. Dolinsek)

09:15 - 09:45  Chronic diarrhea (M. Lentze)

09:45 - 10:10  Coffee Break

10:10 - 11:40  Case Presentations by participants

11:40 - 12:10  Cow milk allergy - ESPGHAN Guidelines (A.C. Hauer)

12:10 - 12:40  Sugar Intolerances (M. Lentze)

12:40 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30 - 14:00  Epidemiology of IBD and when to suspect it (P. Lionetti)

14:00 - 14:30  IBD and Familial Mediterranean Fever in Armenian Children (G. Amaryan)

14:30 - 22:00 Networking Event

Wednesday, October 10 - Day 03

09:00 - 09:30  Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia (C. Braegger)

09:30 - 10:00  Coeliac Disease (A.C. Hauer)

10:00 - 10:30  Diet, GI Diseases and Microbiota in children living in different enviroments (P. Lionetti)

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30  Case Presentations by participants

12:30 - 13:00  Elevated liver function texts - what to do? (B. Fischler)

13:00 - 13:30  Viral Hepatitis (B. Fischler)

13:30 - 14:30  Lunch

14:30 - 15:00  H.pylori-associated GI-disease (M. Lentze)

15:00 - 15:30  H.pylori-GI-disease and Antibiotic resistance (T. Shahinyan)

15:30 - 16:00  GIT foreign bodies (J. Dolinsek)

16:00 - 16:30  Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00  How to write and abstract (J. Dolinsek)

17:00 - 18:15  Interactive Case Presentation on managing acute severe colitis - 2 cases (P. Lionetti)

18:15 - 19:15  What can ESPGHAN do for you (A.C. Hauer)

                       Final Evaluation and closing remarks (A.C. Hauer)

20:30 Dinner



Professor Almuthe C.Hauer, Austria

Professor Marc Benninga; Netherlands

Professor Christian Braegger; Switzerland

Professor Jernej Dolinsek, Slovenia

Professor Björn Fischler, Sweden

Professor Michael Lentze, Germany

Professor Paolo Lionetti, Italy


Professor Gayane Amaryan

Professor Sergey Sargsyan

Doctor Eva Movsesyan,