Functional GI Disorders

Advances and controversies in the management of the pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders

Chair: Prof. Claudio Romano, Messina, Italy

General Information

General Information

Functional gastrointestinal disorders continue to be a prevalent set of conditions faced by the healthcare team and have a significant medical, emotional and economic impact. The Rome Pediatric Working Group on Functional GI Disorders, since 2006, has tried to make the criteria more useful for both clinician and researcher, facilitating efforts to make an accurate and definitive diagnosis This course is aimed at a audience of medical professionals who either wish to develop expertise, or have a current interest, in the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders in children. It will provide an update on epidemiology, pathogenesis, service development issues, and current and future therapies of these disorders. The meeting will combine keynote talks from international experts, clinical cases presentations and works in small groups to achieve maximum interaction.

Application & Fees

Application will open in 2021.

Application Deadline: TBC
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. Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. 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. The course language is English.

PROGRAMME

Preliminary Programme

Day 1 - Thursday, July 01

Session 1. Epidemiology and clinical patterns of FGIDs
14.30 - 15.00   What is a case of FGID?
15.00 - 15.30   Comparability of prevalence and incidence rates
15.30 - 16.00   Feeding and eating problems
16.00 - 16.30   Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.00   Abstracts/interactive case
17.00 - 17.30   Infant Rumination Syndrome
17.30 - 18.00   Colic and defecation problems in infants

Day 02 - Friday, July 02

Session 2. New Insights into pathogenesis of FGIDs
09.00 - 09.30   The microbiota-gut-brain axis
09.30 - 10.00   Autonomic nervous system involvement in pediatric IBS
10.00 - 10.30   Neuroimmune factors
10.30 - 11.00   Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30   Abstracts/Clinical Cases
11.30 - 12.00   Somatic and neuropsychiatric comorbidities
12.00 - 12:30   Post-infection FGIDs
12.30 - 13.30   Lunch

Session 3. Dietary and pharmacological treatment of abdominal pain in IBS
13.30 - 14.00   Dietary and lifestyle modifications
14.00 - 14.15   Prebiotics/probiotics/synbiotics
14.15 - 15.45   The Gluten-Free Diet: Use in FGIDs  management 
14:45 - 15:15   Abstracts/Clinical Cases
15.15 - 15.45   Coffee Break
16.45 - 17.15   Functional Aerophagia : a atypical disorder
15.45 - 16.15   Multi-dimensional Clinical Profile (MDCP)
16.15 - 16.45   Lessons learned from adults 

Day 03 - Saturday, July 03

Session 4. Functional defecation disorders
09.00 - 09.30   Colonic and anorectal factors
09.30 - 10.00   Abstracts/Clinical Cases
09.45 - 10.15   Additional Diagnostic Testing
10.15 - 10.45   Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30   Old and New pharmacological interventions
11.30 - 12.00   Summary and closing remarks

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 2 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • 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