ESPGHAN Hepatology Summer School (postponed)

This school was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, and ESPGHAN's related responsibility for the health of our faculty, delegates and staff. A new date will be announced latest by the end of 2020.

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General Information

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. 

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
1/ topics presented by expert paediatric hepatologists from various European centres, leaving enough time for discussion with maximum interactivity including voting system
2/ case reports previously submitted by participants, and discussed together
3/ split groups workshops

After the summer school, the participants should
1/ have a complete overview of paediatric hepatology
2/ have a current practical knowledge about the approach to children with liver diseases
3/ be able to discuss scientific literature on paediatric hepatology

Local organisers
Jörg Jahnel, MD
Theresa Greimel, MD
Katharina Meinel, MD

Medical University of Graz, Austria

Application & Fees

Registration Deadline: May 05, 202
Registration fee: EUR 200.00

A standard fee of EUR 200 will apply to attend the course.

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghan
Candidates will be selected based on their CV, motivation letter and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

The school is aimed at 
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

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. Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office.

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

PROGRAMME

Day 01 - Wednesday, September 23

 

Frontal Session 1 Welcome to paediatric hepatology 

Chair: F. Smets

14:00 - 10:10

Welcome to Hepatology Summer School (H. Verkade)

14:10 - 14:30

Basics in liver blood tests (A. Zellos)

14:30 - 14:50

Basics in liver radiology (E. Soratin)

14:50 - 15:10

Basics in liver pathology (K. Lackner)

 

Team Session 1   

15:10 -15:30

Introduction: “Team Session” + “Team home exercise” J. Jahnel  

15:30 - 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 - 17:20

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

17:20 - 17:40 

Biliary atresia: diagnosis and management (G. Indolfi) 

17:40 – 18:00

Nutrition in infants with liver disease (S. Mancell)

18:00 - 19:00

Working in groups

19:30 

Dinner

 

Day 02 - Thursday, September 24

08:30 - 09:30

Team Session 2 

 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

09:40 - 10:00

Metabolic liver disease-overview (G. Gupte) 

10:20 - 10:40

Wilson disease + A1AT (P. Czubkowski)

10:20 – 10:40

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 - 11:30

Nutritional assessment in general (S. Mancell)

11:30 – 11:50

Viral Hepatitis (G. Indolfi )

11:50 - 12:10

Liver and Vaccinations (Y. Mozer-Glassberg) 

12:10 – 16:30

Walk and lunch

16:30 – 17:30

Team Session 3 

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 - 18:10

Autoimmune Hepatitis + ASC/PSC (F. Smets)

18:10 - 18:30

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

18:30 - 19:00

Group-work

19:00 Dinner
 

Frontal Session 6: NAFLD and psychological aspects 

Chair: G. Gupte

20:00 - 20:20

NAFLD (G. Indolfi)

20:20 - 20:40

Nutrition in NAFLD (S. Mancell )

20:20 - 20:40

Adherence and QOL (Y. Mozer-Glassberg )

20:40 - 21:00

Childhood liv. Dis in adulthood (M. Wagner) 

Day 03 - Friday, September 25

08:30 - 09:30

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 - 10:10

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

10:10 - 10:30

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

10:30 – 10:50

HPS, PPS, HCC A. Zellos

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

 

Frontal Session 8: Liver transplantation 

Chair: G. Indolfi

11:20 - 11:40

Infection management after LTX (M. Samyn)

11:40 – 12:00

Immunosuppressive management following LTX (H. Verkade)

12:00 - 12:20

PTLD (P. Czubkowski) 

12:20 - 13:30

Lunch & Poster Walk

13:30 – 14:30

Team Session 5 

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 - 15:10

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

15:10 - 15:30

Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (W. van der Woerd)

15:30 - 15:50

PFIC (H. Verkade)

15:50 - 16:10

Drug induced liver injury (A. Zellos )

16:10

Networking & Dinner

Day 04 - Saturday, September 26

08:30 - 09:30

Team Session 6 Groupe presentations: 

08:30 Group 1: How to write an abstract?

08:45 Group 2: How to write a research proposal ?

09:00 Group 3: Transition: how should it work? 

09:15 Group 4: Getting information: how do I come to information?

09:30 Group 5: How and where to publish an article?

 

Frontal Session 9: Mix I 

Chair: J. Jahnel

10:00 - 10:20

Liver tumours and extrahepatic malignancies (A. Zellos)

10:20 – 10:40

Acute on chronic liver failure (G. Gupte)

10:40- 11:00

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

11:00- 11:30

Coffee Break

 

Frontal Session 10: Mix II 

Chair: H. Verkade

11:30 - 11:50

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

11:50 - 12:00

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

12:00 - 12:30

The future of paediatric liver failure (H. Verkade)

12:30 

Closing remarks, farewell (J. Jahnel) 

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 3 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • Travel Refund up to EUR 100
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 9000 401
Email: office@espghan.org