5th Paediatric IBD Masterclass

Application Deadline: 31.07.2019

Registration Fee

Regular (100.00€)

General Information

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organizing Committee are delighted to announce the 5th Peadiatric IBD Masterclass to take place in Malaga, Spain from 28-30 November 2019. 

The goals are to review important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents. This ESPGHAN Masterclass is for practicing pediatric gastroenterologists who wish to improve their clinical skills in managing paediatric IBD. Trainees could be accepted based on availability. Preference will be given to ESPGHAN members. 

The ESPGHAN Paediatric IBD Porto Group is a group of paediatric IBD experts from ESPGHAN whose goals are to generate collaborative international research and to provide a leadership role concerning current diagnosis and management of IBD in children. 

Accommodation and Venue 

The Masterclass will take place in a hotel in the downtown of the city of Malaga easily reached by train from Málaga airport. Social events will include city walk and local dinner 1st evening, guided visit to Picasso Museum and special dinner with networking event at 2nd evening.

Application (to open March 2019)

Applicants need to submit a current CV and motiviation letter detailing why they think they should be selected.  The number of applicants is limited. 

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 office@espghan.org

ESPGHAN will cover the following for international delegates:

- up to 2 nights accommodation in a pre-arranged hotel

- pre-arranged dinners and socials

- catering throughout the course

- congress material

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

Trainees and delegates from low-resource countries will further be granted travel refund up to EUR 250,-. If you are not a Young ESPGHAN Member, kindly provide a confirmation of your trainee status to office@espghan.org upon application.

Happy to welcome you in Málaga,

Victor Manuel Navas-López (Local Organizer)

Dan Turner (Chair ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group)

Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - Thursday, November 28 , 2019

13:00 - 14:00 Registration

Welcome. (V. Navas, D. Turner)

Session 1: Epidemiology. Diagnosis. - Chair: J. Martín de Carpi

14:00-14:30 Epidemiology and classification of PIBD. The role of Porto Criteria and Paris classification. What’s IBD-U? (D. Turner)

14:30-15:00 Workup and reassessment of PIBD (P. Lionetti)

15:00-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-15:50 Predictive factors of poor prognosis in PIBD. Do we have a crystal ball? (D. Wilson)

15:50-16:20 MRI and US for dummies. Will I ever be able to see what my radiologists see? (MI. Martínez-León)

Networking / Dinner

Day 02 - Friday, November 29 , 2019

Session 2: Monitoring and treatment outcomes. - Chair: D. Wilson

08:30-09:00 Understanding the impact of sustained remission on patient’s outcomes. Always mucosal healing? (J. Martín de Carpi)

09:00-09:30 Role of faecal calprotectin and others biomarkers in PIBD. How to monitor patients in clinical remission? More is better? (M. Aloi)

9:30-10:00 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Biologic Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Reactive, proactive or predictive? (VM. Navas-López)

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Session 3: Treatment. - Chair: L. de Ridder

10:30 - 11:00 Dietary strategies for treatment of CD and UC. (A. Levine)

11:00-11:30 It’s time for biologic treatment. Which one should I choose? (D. Turner)

11:30-12:00 Perianal disease and surgery in PIBD. (P. Lionetti)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 4: Following guidelines: Interactive case management. (Faculty will present cases and literature to review topic). Interactive session

13:00-15:00 Interactive case presentations. 4 separate groups (1-2 faculty, 10 delegates)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Session 5: Thinking outside the box: Interactive case based management. (Faculty will present cases and literature to review topic). Interactive session. - Chair: J. Amil Dias

15:30-16:00 Acute severe ulcerative colitis. (D. Wilson)

16:00-16:30 Loss of response to biologics. Next step? (A. Levine)

16:30-17:00 Early onset IBD. what's behind? (H. Uhlig)

17:00-17:30 Ulcerative proctitis. 10 cms to drive you crazy (M. Aloi)

Networking / Dinner

Day 03 - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Session 6. Interactive case presentations by delegates. - Chair: R. Russell

08:30-10:30 Case Discussion (Delegates' own cases)

Session 7. Special situations. - Chair: M. Aloi

10:30-11:00 Extraintestinal manifestations (J. Amil Dias)

11:00-11:30 Safety, cancer and mortality in PIBD (L. de Ridder)

11:30-11:50 Coffee Break

11:50-12:20 When should we stop Anti-TNF therapy and how do we then treat the patient? (R. Russell) 

12:20-12:50 Help! Adolescents. Transition needed? Tips. (L. de Ridder)

12:50-13:20 Research in PIBD. What’s going on? (R. Russell)

13:20 Summary & Closing (VM. Navas-López)

13:20 Lunch and departure



Arie Levine

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Center

Holon Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dan Turner

Head of the Juliet Keidan Institute of Paediatric

Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel

David Wilson

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Child Life and Health

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Holm Uhlig

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Jorge Amil Dias

Unit of Pediatric Gastroenterology Department of Pediatrics

Hospital de Sao João, Porto, Portugal 

Lissy de Ridder

Associate Professor Paediatric Gastroenterology

Steering committee Member of the ESPGHAN Paediatric IBD Porto working group

Specialist in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam

Marina Aloi

Department of Pediatrics

Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Paolo Lionetti 

Associate Professor of Paediatrics, President School for Dieticians

University of Florence Head of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Meyer children Hospital, Florence, Italy

Richard Russell 

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist & Honorary

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, at the Royal

Hospital for Children Glasgow, Scotland


Victor Navas (Local Organizer)

Consultant on Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Hospital Materno Infantil

Malaga, Spain

Francisco Javier Martin de Carpì 

Doctor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Head of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Barcelona, Spain

María Isabel Martínez-León

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Hospital Materno Infantil

Malaga, Spain