ESPGHAN 6th IBD Masterclass



Registration Fee

Registration Fee (100.00€)


General Information

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organizing Committee are delighted to announce the 6th Paediatric IBD Masterclass to take place in Bristol, United Kingdom from 26-28 November 2020.

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.


Application (to open March 2020)

Applicants need to submit a current CV and motiviation letter detailing why they think they should be selected. The number of applicants is limited and delegates will be selected by the organizers after the application deadline.

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


Trainees and delegates from low-resource countries will further be granted travel refund up to EUR 270. If you are not a Young ESPGHAN Member, kindly provide a confirmation of your trainee status to office@espghan.org upon application.

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


We look forward to  welcoming you in Bristol,

Christine Spray (Local Organizer)

Dan Turner (Chair ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group)


Preliminary Programme


Day 1 - Thursday 26th November 

13.00 – 14.00  Registration & Welcome


Session 1: Epidemiology - Diagnosis

14.00 – 14.30 Epidemiology – an ever growing worldwide epidemic

14.30 – 14.50 Making a diagnosis of IBD is easy but which type?

                       Role of pathology, radiology & VCE in diagnosis  (including what is IBD-U and the pitfalls) 

14.50 – 15.20 The definition of remission for Crohn’s and UC and tools for monitoring of disease activity

15.20 – 15.50 Coffee Break

15.50 – 16.50 What is personalized targeted treatment? What predictors help direct treatment choice? How to use drug levels in treatment – interactive discussion based on a case presentation

16.50 - 17.30 What the patient wants from his IBD specialist

20.00 Networking and Dinner 


Day 2 - Friday 27th November 

Session 2: Treatment of IBD

08.30 – 09.00 Novel dietary treatment; is it feasible?

09.00 – 09.30 Is there still a role for IM: should patient sex and EBV status affect our decision?

09.30 – 10.00 Which biologic to start and when is enough enough? With case presentation

10.00 – 10.30 Joint working with surgeons

10.30 – 11.00 Perianal and perineal management

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

Session 3: Extraintestinal manifestations and complications of treatment of IBD

12.00 – 13.00 Dermatology - case presentation

                       Oral manifestations – case presentation

                        Liver – case presentation

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 4: Emerging therapies

14.00 – 14.30 What about faecal transplant Doctor?

14.30 – 15.00 New drugs on the block and their development. Translation from adult to paediatric use and it’s challenges

15.00 – 15.30 Genomics ? play a role yet in prognosis/treatment &/or cancer risk

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

Session 5: Following Guidelines: Interactive case management

16.00 – 18.00 (Faculty to present cases x 4)

20.00 Networking and dinner


Day 3 - Saturday 28th November

Session 6: Interactive case presentation by delegates

08.30 – 10.30 delegates present their own cases (x 4)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

Session 7: How do I become a leader in IBD

11.00 – 11.30 How to build a multidisciplinary IBD clinic

11.30 – 12.00 What impact has our psychologist had in our patients with IBD

12.00 – 12.30 Setting up research: clinical and translational

12.30 – 13.00 Getting involved in national and international organisation

13.00 - 13.20  Summary and close

13.20 Lunch and departure


Coming soon