ESPGHAN GI Summer School

Registration Fee

General (100.00€)

General Information

It is the tradition of ESPGHAN to hold a Gastroenterology School every year. After the last events in Germany and Greece we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in the beautiful tuscan city of Montecatini, Italy, from June 26 – 29, 2019. 

The main topics will cover functional GI disorders, coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, intestinal failure, endoscopic techniques.

The following will be covered by ESPGHAN. 

- up to 3 nights pre-arranged accommodation (organized by ESPGHAN)

- Pre-arranged dinners and social programme

- Travel Refund up to EUR 300,00

- Catering throughout the course

- Course Material

The registration fee needs to be paid upon receipt of the respective invoice.

Application & Abstract Submission: 

Candidates will be selected upon application, with a supporting letter from an ESPGHAN member and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

Application will open in December 2018.

Please use the online application form on this page.

Applications by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online application tool, please contact us at

Preliminary Programme

Day1: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

19:00 Arrival

20:00 Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chairs: Paolo Lionetti – Nikhil Thapar - Carmen Ribes 

08:30-08:45 Welcome in Montecatini & Lucca and Introduction to the course 

08:45-09:30 Gastroesophageal Reflux 

09:30-10.00 How to give a presentation? 

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.15 Eosonophilic GI diseases 

11:15-12:00 Paediatric Pancreatic Diseases

12:00-12:15 Oral presentations by the participants (5+3 min each) (2) 

12.15-13:00 Acute Gastroenteritis

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Motility investigations 

14:30-15:00 Interactive case (Chronic constipation and non-retentive fecal incontinence: how to treat?

15.00-15.30 When surgery in IBD 

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break 

16:00-16:50 Oral presentations by the participants (5+3 min each) (6)

17.00 Social Programme

Day 3 : Friday, June 28, 2019

Chairs: Rok Orel, Jernej Dolinsek, Carmen Ribes 

08:30-09:15 Optimising management of Crohn’s disease. 

09:15-10:00 Interactive cases of IBD (Relapsing and refractory UC ) 

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:00 Intestinal failure medical aspects 

11:00-11:30 Intestinal failure – Nutritional management

11:30-12:00 Intestinal failure – Surgical options 

12:00-12:35 Oral presentations by the participants (5+3 min each) (4) 

12:35-13:35 Lunch 

13.35-14.15 Oral presentations by the participants (5+3 min each) (5) 

14:15-14:45 Upper and lower GI bleeding: what can cause it and how to treat? (

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-15:45 H. Pylori – To treat or not to treat 

15:45-16:15 Foreign body removal and caustic injury 

16:15-16:45 Oral presentations by the participants (5+3 min each) (3)

16:45-17:30 Functional abdominal pain disorders

17:30-19:00 Poster presentations (3+2 min each) (20)

19:00 Social programme 

Day 4 : Saturday, June 29, 2019

Chairs: Erasmo Miele, Ilse Broekaert 

08:30-09:15 Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten (wheat) sensitivity: how to diagnose and how to treat?

09.15-10.00 Specialised diets in pediatric gastroenterology 

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break 

10:30-11:15 Interactive Case (Fabricated and Induced Illness) 

11:15-11.45 Infantile functional GI disorders 

11.45-12.15 Closing remarks.  

12:30 Lunch and departure 

Coming soon.