ESPGHAN Monothematic Conference (Cancelled)

PSC/Autoimmune Liver Diseases

General Information

General Information

Juvenile sclerosing cholangitis is a rare condition and its diagnosis and management a challenge for health professionals. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the various aspects of the condition including genetics and association with other systemic disease as well as the management including medical, interventional, and liver transplantation. Although there are similarities with the adult form of the disease, the meeting will be a platform to discuss the differences between the two forms in more detail as well as the association with autoimmune liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Finally, we would like to focus on the multidisciplinary care of children and young people with sclerosing cholangitis including adherence, quality of life including a patient’s perspective. The meeting will be an opportunity for both paediatric and adult health professionals to share their experience and think about future and novel ways of looking after patients with this challenging condition.

Registration & Fees

Registration Deadline: TBC
Registration Fees:
Trainee Fee (250.00€)
ESPGHAN Member Regular (350.00€)
Non-Member Regular (550.00€)

Kindly use the online registration form on this page. Registrations by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online tool, please contact office@espghan.org.
Registrations will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, up to a maximum of 80 delegates. Please be aware that the course might be full before the registration deadline, in which case your name will be added automatically to the waiting list.

The coruse language is English.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Day 01 - Thursday, January 28

14.00-14.30

 

Introduction to sclerosing cholangitis in children

  • History
  • Phenotypes
  • Characteristics
  • Prevalence
14.30-15.00

 

Radiology
  • From ERCP to MRCP
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Fibroscan
15.00-15.30

 

Histopathology of sclerosing cholangitis including immunohistochemistry

15.30-16.00

 

Coffee Break
16.00-16.30

 

Genetics in sclerosing cholangitis

 

16.30-17.00

 

Sclerosing cholangitis on the background of other systemic disease

 

(HLH, LCH, sickle cell disease, immunodeficiencies…)

17.00-17.30

 

Ciliopathies and sclerosing cholangitis

Day 02 - Friday, January 29

 

Session 2. Autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis

09.00 – 09.45

Paediatric vs adult disease: are we speaking the same language?

  • Paediatric speaker
  • Adult speaker

09.45-10.30

Diagnostic dilemma’s

  • Immunology
  • Histology
  • Imaging

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Liver/Gut axis

Inflammatory bowel disease and sclerosing cholangitis

11.30-12.00

Case presentations with discussion

12.00-12.30

Living with sclerosing cholangitis: a patient’s experience

12.30-13.30

Lunch
 

Session 3.  Management of sclerosing cholangitis

13.30-14.15

Medical treatment including Pro and contra discussion

  • Immunosuppression 
  • Antibiotics
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid
  • Anti-pruritic meds

14.00-14.30

Radiological management: to stent or not to stent?

14.30-15.00

Liver transplantation:

  • Indication
  • Timing
  • Prognostic models- are they applicable to children?

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-16.30

What about the gut?

16.30-17.00

Prognosis and outcome of sclerosing cholangitis

  • What about overlap AIH 
  • Recurrence after liver transplantation
  • Malignancy/ surveillance?

17.00-17.30

What can we learn from registries?

Day 03 - Saturday, January 30

 

Session 4.  Sclerosing cholangitis: going the extra mile

09.00 – 09.45

Multidisciplinary management of patients with sclerosing cholangitis

  • Transition to adult services
  • Adherence to treatment
  • Mental health  
  • Quality of life

09.45-10.15

Novel treatment in sclerosing cholangitis

10.15 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.15

Where do we go from here?

11.15 – 11.45

Summary and closing remarks

Faculty

Coming soon.

Cost Coverage

to be confirmed.

CONTACT

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