5th Paediatric IBD Masterclass

Application Deadline: 31.07.2019



Registration Fee

General (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 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 underpriviliged countries will further be granted travel refund up to EUR 250,-. If you are not a Young ESPGHAN Member, kindly provide us with a confirmation of your trainee status 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. 

Session 1: Epidemiology. Diagnosis. 

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

14:30-15:00 Workup and reassessment of PIBD 

15:00-15:20 Coffee Break

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

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

Networking and Dinner


Day 02 - Friday, November 29 , 2019

Session 2: Monitoring and treatment outcomes. 

08:30-09:00 Understanding the impact of sustained remission on patient’s outcomes. Always mucosal healing? 

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

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

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Session 3: Treatment. 

10:30 - 11:00 Dietary strategies for treatment of CD and UC. 

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

11:30-12:00 When should we stop Anti-TNF therapy and how do we then treat the patient? 

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. 

15:30-16:00 Acute severe ulcerative colitis. 

16:00-16:30 Loss of response to biologics. Next step? 

16:30-17:00 Early onset IBD. what's behind? 

17:00-17:30 Ulcerative proctitis. 10 cms to drive you crazy 

Networking and Dinner


Day 03 - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Session 6. Interactive case presentations by delegates. 

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

Session 7. Special situations. 

Chair: M. Aloi

10:30-11:00 Extraintestinal manifestations 

11:00-11:30 Safety, cancer and mortality in PIBD 

11:30-11:50 Coffee Break

11:50-12:20 Perianal disease and surgery in PIBD. 

12:20-12:50 Help! Adolescents. Transition needed? Tips. 

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

13:20 Summary & Closing 

13:20 Lunch and departure


Coming soon.