ESPGHAN Hepatology Summer School

Application Deadline: 05.05.2020



Registration Fee

Registration Fee (200.00€)


General Information


On behalf of the Hepatology Committee of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition we cordially invite you to the forthcoming Pediatric Hepatology Summer School in Graz, Austria.

The educational goal is to provide an update in knowledge on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the most common liver diseases in children and, furthermore, to provide well-founded advice on the management of these children and on referral criteria.

During the school, lectures and presentations will be given by expert paediatric hepatologists from various European centres. To cover all important topics, other experts (pathologist, radiologist, paediatric surgeon) are also invited to give talks.

The limited number of participants will give ample opportunities for discussion and networking between participants and faculty members. Participants are kindly invited to send a brief CV and abstract / case report which will be discussed during interactive case presentation sessions.


Local organizers

- Jörg Jahnel, MD

- Theresa Greimel, MD

- Katharina Meinel, MD

Medical University of Graz, Austria


Educational goals

• to provide an updated knowledge on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the most common liver diseases in children ;

• to provide well-founded advice for the management of these children and referral criteria

Educational methods

• topics presented by expert paediatric hepatologists from various European centres, leaving enough time for discussion with maximum interactivity including voting system

• case reports previously submitted by participants, and discussed together

• split groups workshops

After the summer school, the participants should

• have a complete overview of paediatric hepatology;

• have a current practical knowledge about the approach to children with liver diseases

• be able to discuss scientific literature on paediatric hepatology


Application

Application Deadline: May 05, 2020

Please use the online application form on this page to apply to the conference. Applications by email cannot be accepted. Should you experience any issues with the registration tool, please contact office@espghan.org.

The number of participants is limited and a selection will be made by the school organisers after the deadline. Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members.


ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates:

- 3 nights of accommodation at our contracted hotel (September 23/24/25)

- pre-arranged dinner on September 23 - 25

- congress material

- catering throughout the course


Applicants are

• Paediatricians with a special interest in hepatology;

• Junior paediatricians working in specialized units of paediatric hepatology;

• General paediatricians (generally hospital-based) wanting to increase their knowledge / awareness of liver diseases;

• Application should include: an abstract of case report, a short CV, and a motivation letter.


Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Language : English

Abstract word count : maximum 400

Title length: inclusive in total word count

Tables : maximum 2

Figure maximum 1

Details of authors: presenters name to be included and underlined

Number of coauthors : no restriction

Who can present : no restriction , but any of the coauthors can present but should be registered for the conference can present . Should have a medical / allied health professional background

What can be submitted: case report or original work

Presenting author of the abstract should be registered for the meeting and full payment should be done prior to the meeting

Presentation: oral or poster; the authors will be notified about selection






Preliminary Programme


Wednesday 23 September 2020

Frontal Session 1 Welcome to paediatric hepatology 

Chair: F. Smets

14:00 Welcome to Hepatology Summer School (H. Verkade) 

14:10 Basics in liver blood tests A. Zellos

14.30 Basics in liver radiology E. Sorantin

14:50 Basics in liver pathology K. Lackner

Team Session 1 

15:10 -15:30 Introduction: “Team Session” + “Team home exercise” J. Jahnel  

15.30 to 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Group 1: a. Pathology K. Lackner / A. Knisley / J. Jahnel

Group 2: b. Blood tests+ Radiology Y. Mozer-Glassberg / A. Zellos

Group 3: c. Therapy strategies W. vd Woerd / M. Samyn

Group 4: d. Mentoring P. Czubkowski / G. Gupte / G. Indolfi

Group 5: e. Abstract-Presentation* F. Smets / Henkjan / S. Mancell

* 10 mins each – 5mins + 5 mins

Frontal Session 2: Neonatal liver disease 

Chair: P. Czubkowski  

17.00 Neonatal cholestasis: first work up (W. vd Woerd) 

17:20 Biliary atresia: diagnosis and management (G. Indolfi) 

17.40 Nutrition in infants with liver disease (S. Mancell)

18.00 Working in groups

19.30 Dinner


Thursday 24 September 2020

Team Session 2 

 8:30 – 9:30 Group 2: a. Pathology K. Lackner / A. Knisley / J. Jahnel

Group 3: b. Blood tests+ Radiology Y. Mozer-Glassberg / A. Zellos

Group 4: c. Therapy strategies W. vd Woerd / M. Samyn

Group 5: d. Mentoring P. Czubkowski / G. Gupte / G. Indolfi

Group 1: e. Abstract-Presentation F. Smets / Henkjan / S. Mancell

Frontal Session 3: Metabolic liver disease 

Chair: S. Mancell

9.40 Metabolic liver disease-overview (G. Gupte) 

10.00 Wilson disease + A1AT (P. Czubkowski)

10.20 Novel diagnostic tools in inherited liver disease (M. Samyn)

10.40 -11.10 Coffee Break

Frontal Session 4: Nutrition and viral liver diseases 

Chair: A. Zellos

11.10 Nutritional assessment in general (S. Mancell)

11.30 Viral Hepatitis (G. Indolfi )

11:50 Liver and Vaccinations (Y. Mozer-Glassberg) 

12.10 Walk and lunch

Team Session 3 

 16.30 – 17. 30 Group 3: a. Pathology K. Lackner / A. Knisley / J. Jahnel

Group 4: b. Blood tests+ Radiology Y. Mozer-Glassberg / A. Zellos

Group 5: c. Therapy strategies W. vd Woerd / M. Samyn

Group 1: d . Mentoring P. Czubkowski / G. Gupte / G. Indolfi

Group 2: e. Abstract-Presentation F. Smets / Henkjan / S. Mancell

Frontal Session 5: Autoimmune liver diseases and acute liver failure 

Chair: W. van der Woerd

17.50 Autoimmune Hepatitis + ASC/PSC (F. Smets)

18.10 Acute liver failure: work-up+management (G. Gupte)

18.30 Group-work

19:00 Dinner

Frontal Session 6: NAFLD and psychological aspects 

Chair: G. Gupte

20.00 NAFLD (G. Indolfi)

20.20 Nutrition in NAFLD (S. Mancell )

20.40 Adherence and QOL (Y. Mozer-Glassberg )

21.00 Childhood liv. Dis in adulthood (M. Wagner) 


Friday 25 September 2020 

Team Session 4 

8:30 – 9:30 Group 4: a. Pathology K. Lackner / A. Knisley / J. Jahnel  

Group 5: b. Blood tests+ Radiology Y. Mozer-Glassberg / A. Zellos

Group 1: c. Therapy strategies W. vd Woerd / M. Samyn

Group 1: d . Mentoring P. Czubkowski / G. Gupte / G. Indolfi

Group 2: e. Abstract-Presentation F. Smets / Henkjan / S. Mancell

Frontal Session 7: Complications of chronic liver disease 

Chair: Y. Mozer-Glassberg

09.50 Portal hypertension: overview + medical management (G. Gupte)  

10.10 Portal hypertension: prevention / management of bleeding (F. Smets)

10.30 HPS, PPS, HCC A. Zellos

10.50 Coffee Break

Frontal Session 8: Liver transplantation 

Chair: G. Indolfi

11.20 Infection management after LTX M. Samyn

11.40 Immunosuppressive management following LTX (H. Verkade)

12.00 PTLD (P. Czubkowski) 

12.20 Lunch (Poster walk)

Team Session 5 

13.30 – 14. 30 Group 5: a. Pathology K. Lackner / A. Knisley / J. Jahnel

Group 1: b. Blood tests+ Radiology Y. Mozer-Glassberg / A. Zellos

Group 2: c. Therapy strategies W. vd Woerd / M. Samyn

Group 3: d. Mentoring P. Czubkowski / G. Gupte / G. Indolfi

Group 4: e. Abstract-Presentation F. Smets / Henkjan / S. Mancell

Frontal Session 8: Cholestasis 

Chair: M. Samyn

14.50 Cholestasis: work-up and management (F. Smets )

15.10 Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (W. van der Woerd)

15.30 PFIC H. Verkade

15.50 Drug induced liver injury (A. Zellos )

16:10 Summer school on tour


Saturday 26 september 2020  

Team Session 6 Groupe presentations: 

8:30 – 9:30 8:30 Group 1: How to write an abstract?

8:45 Group 2: How to write a research proposal ?

9:00 Group 3: Transition: how should it work? 

9:15 Group 4: Getting information: how do I come to information?

9:30 Group 5: How and where to publish an article?

Frontal Session 9: Mix I 

Chair: J. Jahnel

10.00 Liver tumours and extrahepatic malignancies (A. Zellos)

10.20 Acute on chronic liver failure (G. Gupte)

10.40 Update on multicentre projects (ERN, GIGOLO, NAPPED) (H. Verkade)

11.00-11.30 Coffee brake

Frontal Session 10: Mix II 

Chair: H. Verkade

11.30 The liver in systemic dis. (IBD, CD, DM, Immunodeficiency) (P. Czubkowski)

11:50 Long-time complications of LTX (Y. Moszer-Glassberg)

12:10 The future of paediatric liver failure (H. Verkade)

12.30 Closing remarks, farewell (J. Jahnel)