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 email@example.com.
Day1: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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
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)
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