Monothematic Conference on Pancreatitis (Cancelled)

Due to the ongoing international COVID-19 crisis and rising case numbers across Europe, we were forced to cancel this school.

General Information

General Information

Knowledge and interest for peadiatric pancreatic diseases has grown significantly over the last few years. Howver, the diagnosis and management of pancreatitic diseases remains complex in clinical practice. Over the last 10 years, criteria for diagnosing and management guidelines for peadiatric pancreatitis has been developedto help both, clinician and researcher in their efforts to further study pancreatitic diseases in children.

This course aims at an audience of medical professionals who eitehr wish to develop expertise or have a current interest int he diagnosis and management of pancreatitis in children. It will provdie an update on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and current and future therapies of these disorders.
The meeting will combine keynote talks from international experts, clinical case presentations by the attendants and small quiz to acieve mxumum interaction.

Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 has proven challenging in the organisation of onsite courses in the past year. ESPGHAN remains dedicated to the realisation of our educational programme without compromising the health of our delegates.
We are carefully monitoring the developments and follow the recommendations and information provided by the national Health Authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Preparations for an onsite course are proceeding as planned at this point. Applicants will be updated on any potential changes to the format of the school. 

If the situation does not allow for the responsible realisation of onsite participation, your application will be valid for virtual participation and registration fees will be reimbursed or adapted accordingly. 

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: August 30, 2021
Registration fees:

ESPGHAN Members: EUR 100
Non-Members Trainees: EUR 125
Non-Members Other: EUR 150

Applicants need to submit a current CV and motiviation letter detailing why they think they should be selected. The number of applicants is limited and delegates will be selected by the organizers after the application deadline. 

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online application tool, please contact 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.

The course language is English.


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - Thursday, November 18

12.30 Delegate arrival – Welcome word – Walking Lunch

13.40 Pathophysiology of the normal pancreas (Etna Masip-ESP)

14.00-15.00 Etiologies in acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis

14.00 Genetic and Toxic/Metabolic etiologies (Michael Wilschanski-ISR)

14.20 Autoimmune pancreatitis one disease or a disease spectrum? (Isabelle Scheers-BEL)

14.40 Interactive case discussion 1 (Attendee)

15.00-15.20 Coffee Break

15.20-16.30 Imaging of the normal and diseased pancreas

15.20 Pancreas development and common variants (Klervie Loiselet-FRA)

15.30 Imaging techniques and common findings in pancreatic disease (Klervie Loiselet-FRA)

15.50 The diseased pancreas imaging – Interactive Quiz (Loiselet-Deprez-Scheers)

16.10-17.30 Difficult clinical cases – interactive discussion

16.10 Interactive case discussion 2 (Attendee)

16.30 Interactive case discussion 3 (Attendee)

16.50 From bed to bench to bed, novelties in pancreatic research (Angeline Fages-BEL)

Day 02 - Friday, November 19

8.30 Top Abstract presentation

9.00-10.30 Management of pancreatitis in childhood

9.00-9.30 How do I manage my patient during the acute phase? (Andrea Parniczky-HUN)

9.30-10.00 The role of endoscopy (ERCP/EUS) in the management of pediatric pancreatic diseases (Pierre Deprez-BEL)

10.00-10.30 Place of surgery in CP patients – what can we learn from the surgeons? (Jean de Ville de Goyet-ITA)

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Pain management in CP (Aliye Uc-USA-visioconference)

11.30-12.00 New medical therapies in ARP and CP (Frank Bodewes-NED)

12.00-12.30 Exocrine malfunction (Tanja Gonska-CAN-visioconference)

12.30-13.00 Interactive Case Discussion (Attendee)

13.00 Closing remarks – Walking Lunch


Coming soon.

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will cover the following for international delegates:

  • up to 1 night accommodation in a pre-arranged hotel (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • pre-arranged dinners and socials
  • catering throughout the course
  • congress material


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