Young ESPGHAN Webinars

The pandemic that has arisen around the world has created a unique challenge in the continued  education and training of ESPGHAN members. Young ESPGHAN is committed to address this challenge by using web based tools to target this niche. The benefits of webinars are the global accessibility to members, as well as the opportunity for presenters to showcase their work. 

General Information

1) Provide the latest updates on the work being done by ESPGHAN
2) Showcase work from Young ESPGHAN members including abstracts that were accepted for the 6th World Congress in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
3) Provide a platform for ESPGHAN members to share knowledge and get advice from lead experts.
4) Generate new ideas for research and educational opportunities Provide a platform for networking

Frequency and Duration: second Wednesday each month, 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Each webinar will compose of one expert talk (30 min) followed by two abstract presentations (10 min each) related to the topic given by Young ESPGHAN Members. The choice of topics will be based ont he most recent ESPGHAN publications with a balance of all areas of interest in PGHN. A list of the scheduled topics can be found below.

Who can apply?
The webinar is open for members and non-members and all age groups. Participants need to register with the ESPGHAN Office until latest 2 days before the webinar (Monday, 24:00 CET).  The participation is free of charge. To register, please send an email to or
Registrations are on a first-com, first-served basis so we recommend to register early. 

2022 Schedule

January - Pancreatology - POSTPONED

original date: January 12, 2022. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

This webinar was postponed. The new date will be annonuced on this webpage in due time.

Topic: Gastroenterology

Speaker: Isabelle Scheers

Archive 2021

January - Diagnosing coeliac disease in 2021

Date: January 13, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Gastroenterology

Speaker: Steffen Husby (Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital, DK)

Abstract Presenters: Petra Riznik (SL), Sara Vizzuso (IT)

February - Auto-immune hepatitis and PSC

Date: February 10, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Hepatology

Speaker: Giorgina Mieli-Vergani 8King's College Hospital, UK)

Abstract Presenters: Pallittiya Sintusek (TH), Thilde Nordmann-Winters (DK)

March - Assessment and interpretation of vitamin and trace element status in children

Date: March 10, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Nutrition

Speaker: Konstantinos Gerasimidis (University of Glasgow, UK)

Abstract Presenters: Ioana Ikobah (NG), Elena Cernat (UK)

April - Workshop of therapeutic endoscopy in children

Date: April 14, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Endoscopy

Speaker: Mike Thomson (Sheffield Children`s Hospital, UK)

Abstract Presenters: Hilde Krom (NL), Marco Deganello Saccomani (IT)

May - Basic Research (CANCELLED)

Date: May 12, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Basic Research

June - Recommendation ECCO ESPGHAN Crohn's Disease

Date: June 09, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Gastroenterology

Speaker: Frank Ruemmele (Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades, FR)

Abstract Presenters: James Ashton (UK), Luca Scarallo (IT)

July - Wilson Disease

Date: July 14, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Hepatology

Speaker: Piotr Socha (Children’s Memorial Health Institute, POL)

Abstract Presenters: Steffen Hartleif, GER / Antonio Pizzol, ITA

September - Diagnosis, management, and prevention of button battery ingestion

Date: September 08, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Endoscopy

Speaker: Lissy DeRidder (ErasmusMC/Sophia Children's Hospital, NL)

Abstract Presenters: Anne-Marie Grima (YE Committee Member; "What is Young ESPGHAN?")

October - Jejunal Feeding

Date: October 13, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Nutrition

Speaker: Ilse Broekaert (University Children's Hospital Cologne, DE)

Abstract Presenters: TBD

November - Basic Research

Date: November 10, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Basic Research

Speaker: Marco Gasparetto (Barts Health Trust, The Royal London Children’s Hospital, UK)

Abstract Presenters: TBD

December - The use of fecal calprotectin testing in paediatric disorders

Date: December 08, 2021. 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Topic: Gastroenterology

Speaker: Kelsey Jones (GOSH, United Kingdom)

Abstract Presenters: Kirn Sandhu, Martina Orfei