NITE Masterclass (WEBINAR)

Intestinal failure from birth to adulthood

General Information

General Information

October 14 - 16, 2021

During a 3 days course we will address all the challenges linked to intestinal failure rehabilitation and transplantation. Furthermore, we will have some time to discuss difficult cases of intestinal failure and transplantation with some panels of experts from the faculty.

For those interested in clinical research in this field we will also leave some space to propose and discuss ongoing and future collaborative studies.

Due to the ongoing pandemic in Europe and beyond, the format of this school was changed to a virtual meeting. The webinar will be streamed from Bergamo, Italy.

This school is supported by the Education Partner Program.

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

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis up to a maximum of 100 delegates for the 3 days webinar. Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members.

Participation Fees: 
ESPGHAN Members - 3 days webinar: EUR 80
Non-ESPGHAN Members - 3 days webinar : EUR 100

Registration Deadline: August 30 2021

The registration fee needs to be paid upon receipt of the related invoice.

Please use the online application form on this page to register to the conference. Registrations by email cannot be accepted. Should you experience any issues with the registration tool, please contact

Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members.


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - October 14

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction L. D’Antiga

First symposium. Moderators:  L. D’Antiga and D. Alberti

14:10-14:40 IF in short bowel syndrome – L. Norsa

14:40-15:10 IF due to motility disorders – J. Koelgmaister

15:10-15:40 IF due to congenital diarrhoeas –O. Goulet

15:40 – 16:10 Early management of critical patients with IF - B. De Kooning

16:10- 17:30 Discussion

Day 02 - October 15

Second symposium. Moderators:  O. Goulet and  I. Hojsak

9:30-10:00 Nutritional assessment and management in IF –  Raanan Shamir

9:30-10:30 Medical and pharmacological management of IF - S. Hill

9:30- 10:00 Surgical rehabilitation of IF-   D. Alberti

10 :00-11 :00 Discussion

11 :00-11 :30 Coffee break

11 :30- 12 :30 Workshops :

  • Workshop 1: three selected difficult cases of intestinal rehabilitation to be discussed with faculty:, S. Hill, J. Koelgmeier, B. De Kooning, L. Norsa
  • Workshop 2: three selected difficult cases in intestinal transplantation to be discussed with faculty: M. Colledan, F. Lacaille, L. D’Antiga
  • Workshop 3: three selected cases of difficult management in of IF by APH  and update on new trials

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Third symposium. Moderators:  Raanan Shamir and Lorenzo Norsa

13:30 – 14:00 Central Venous Catheter related complications –S. Kolacek

14:00 – 14:30 IFALD – L. D’Antiga

14:30 -15:00 When to refer a child to an intestinal transplantation centre - I. Hojsak  

15:00 – 15:30 Evolution of transplantation techniques-  G. Mazariegos

15:30-16:30 Discussion

16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on NITE collaborative projects

Day 03 - October 16

Fourth symposium. Moderators:  Girish Gupte and  L. D’Antiga

8:30-9:00 Immunosuppression regimens - M. Colledan

09:00 -09:30 The multifaceted aspects of rejection -  J. Hind

9:30-10:00 Infectious complications - F. Lacaille

10:00- 11:00 Discussion

11:00-11 :30 Coffee break

Fifth symposium. Moderators:  F Lacaille and J Hind

11 :30-12:00 Histological characterization of rejection - A. Sonzogni

12:00 – 12:30 GVHD, PTLD and other immunological complications - G. Gupte

12:30 – 13:00 New horizons for growing children with IF - F. Joly

13:00-13:45 Discussion

13:45-14:00 Conclusions and farwell - L. D’Antiga – L. Norsa


If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 5934732 / +41 (0)22 5934732