GI Summer School: Postponed

General Information

General Information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, this school was postponed to 2022. Updates will be posted to this webpage in due time.

It is the tradition of ESPGHAN to hold a Gastroenterology School every year. After the last activity in Italy, we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in the beautiful city of Jerusalem, Israel, in summer 2022.

The main topics will cover functional GI disorders, coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, intestinal failure, pancreatic disorders.
The course language is English.

COVID-19 Information

In accordance with ESPGHAN Rules and Regulations non-members can only attend 1 educational event. Due to the Covid19 pandemic this rule is suspended until further notice.

For more information please contact the ESPGHAN Office.


Application & Fees

Application Deadline: applications for this school are currently closed.
Application fee: EUR 100.00
A standard fee of EUR 100 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@espghanCandidates will be selected based on a supporting letter from a Full ESPGHAN member and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

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.

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; any of the co-authors can present but should be registered for the conference and have paid the registration fee. Presenters should have a medical / allied health professional background
What can be submitted: case report or original work
Trial design abstract may be considered at the discretion of the abstract selection committee
Presentation: oral or poster; the authors will be notified about selection


Preliminary Programme

Arrival Day

20:00   Welcome Dinner

Day 01

08:30 – 08:45   Welcome to Jerusalem
08:45 – 09:20   GERD (O. Borelli)
09:20 – 10:00   Food Allergy (I. Brockaert)
10:00 – 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15   Crohns Disease for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist 2021 (D. Turner)
11:15 – 12:00   Ulcerative Colitis for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist 2021 (A. Assa)
12:00 – 12:15   Oral presentations by participants (5X3)
12:15 – 13:00   Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity – 2 sides of a coin? (C. Ribes)
13:00 – 14:00   Lunch
14:30 - 15:00   Acute and Chronic Gastroenteritis (J. Dolinsek)
15:00 – 15:30   CODES Congenital Diarrhea and Enteropathies (P. Millman )
15:30 – 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30   Oral Presentations by Participants (5 mins x 6)
16:30—17:30    Hereditary and Chronic Pancreatitis (M. Wilschanski)

17:30               Networking and Dinner

Day 02

08:30 – 09:15   Specialized Diets in Pediatric Gastroenterology (I. Brockaert)
09:15 – 10:00   Diets in IBD (A. Levine)
10:00 – 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00   Foreign Body Removal and Caustic Injury (W. Hyer)
11:30 – 12:00   Upper and Lower GI Bleeding in Pediatrics (J. Dolinsek)
12:00 – 12:30   Oral Presentations by Participants 5 x 6
12:30 – 13:30   Lunch
13:30 – 14:15   Functional Abdominal Pain (M. Benninga)
14:15 – 14:45   Familal Polyposis Syndromes (W. Hyer)
14:45 – 15:15   Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:45   Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Children (Z. Davidowitz)
15:45 – 16:15   Interactive Case Presentation (M. Benninga)
16:15 – 16:45   EoE (M. Slae)
16:45 -  17:15   CIPO (O. Borrelli)
17:15 – 17:45   How to write a great abstract (J. Dolinsek)

18:30            Networking and Dinner


Michael Wilschanski - Local Organiser

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 400
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 


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