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ESPGHAN provides a professional and a scientific network to advance research and enhance the standards of care for patients and families wherever we may work.
Some of the world’s most distinguished leaders in their fields are members of our society. ESPGHAN also has members who are trainees, nurses and dieticians to ensure that this growing multi-disciplinary approach improves the outcomes for children in Europe.

Corresponding member


  • Subscription to JPGN online
  • Subscription to electronic ESPGHAN newsletters 
  • Reduced registration fees for the ESPGHAN Annual Meetings and associated privileges, such as attendance to the Members’ Dinner and access to the ESPGHAN Lounge
  • Access to ESPGHAN research grants and awards
  • Access to the ESPGHAN Working and Special Interest Groups meetings and collaborations
  • Access to ESPGHAN Network
  • Possibility to take part to educational events 


To be eligible for ESPGHAN Corresponding Membership the applicant needs to

  • Be a Young or Senior or Allied health professional actively involved in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Reside/work in a country not included in the ESPGHAN regional scope*
  • Submit a complete application through the ESPGHAN Website. Applications sent by email cannot be considered.

*List of countries included in the ESPGHAN regional scope here

Application and selection process

Application must be submitted online via ESPGHAN Website (see JOIN NOW below). This must include:

  • Current CV: The CV should include information on current career status, years spent in PGHN, publications, documentation of clinical and/or research work in PGHN. 
  • Recommendation letter: The support letter should be from an ESPGHAN Full or Emeritus member in good standing and not currently serving on Council. AHP Members and Trainee Members are not entitled to support membership applications.

Supporting documents (CV and support letter) will be submitted to members for voting. Please make sure to omit data you do not wish to share with our members. 

All applications will be reviewed by the ESPGHAN Office in a first step before being passed on to Council Review and membership Voting.

An outcome for the first annual intake (deadline March 31) is expected at the end of June with membership becoming active on July 1st. For the second annual intake (September 30), an outcome is expected at the end of December with membership becoming active on January 1st. 

Cessation of membership

Membership will cease in the following circumstances

  • 3 consecutive years of non-payment of membership fees (If a debarred Member wishes to re-join the society, all previous outstanding dues will need to be settled)
  • conduct which is prejudicial to the welfare, purpose or reputation of the Society

Please contact the ESPGHAN Office at, should you have any question concerning your application.

Membership rate:

60,00 € per year