7th IBD Masterclass

July 07 - 09, 2022

General Information

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organising Committee are delighted to announce the 7th Paediatric IBD Masterclass to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 07 - 09 July 2022.

The goals are to review important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents. This ESPGHAN Masterclass is for practicing pediatric gastroenterologists who wish to improve their clinical skills in managing paediatric IBD. Trainees could be accepted based on availability. Preference will be given to ESPGHAN members.

The ESPGHAN Paediatric IBD Porto Group is a group of paediatric IBD experts from ESPGHAN whose goals are to generate collaborative international research and to provide a leadership role concerning current diagnosis and management of IBD in children.

COVID Information

This school is planned for onsite participation only. We will be carefully monitoring the situation in Russia and Europe as well as national COVID-19 regulations. ESPGHAN reserves the right to postpone/cancel the course or change its current format if deemed necessary to protect the health of our delegates, faculty and staff.

For more information please contact the ESPGHAN Office.

Application & Fees

Application Deadline: April 03, 2022
Registration fees:
EUR 100.00
Online Non-Member: EUR 100
Online-Member: EUR 80

Applicants need to submit a current CV and motiviation letter detailing why they think they should be selected. Due to the hybrid format, applicants will need to further indicate their attendance preferene (onsite or virtual).
The number of applicants is limited and delegates will be selected by the organizers after the application deadline. As we are keen to provide knowledge to as many delegates as possible, participants of previous ESPGHAN IBD Masterclasses will not be considered.

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 office@espghan.org. 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 (all times are GMT)

Day 01 - July 07 2022

13 – 13.45           Registration

13.45 - 14.00       Welcome                                                        

16.30 -18.20. Session 1. Genetic and environmental factors in IBD:

16.30 – 17.10. Genetics and clinical manifestation of PIBD – is it correlation? David Wilson

16.10 – 17.40. Environmental factors as triggers of PIBD. Diet and IBD. Richard Russell

17.40 – 18.10. Gut microbiome and current approach to its correction in the treatment of PIBD (antibiotics, pro- and prebiotics). Eytan Wine

18.10 - 18.20. Discussion

Day 02 - July 08 2022

09.00 – 12.00. Session 2. Diagnostics, clinical manifestation and course of IBD

09.00 – 09.30. Current diagnostics of IBD in children: the role of non-invasive tests, endoscopy, histopathology and visualization. Iva Hojsak

09.30 – 10.00. VEO-IBD: genetics, clinical manifestation and treatment. Frank Ruemmele

10.00 – 10.30. Predictors of severe course of IBD. Javier M de Carpi

10.30 – 11.00. Extraintestinal manifestation of IBD and choice of treatment. KL Kolho

11.00 – 11.30. Coffee Break

11.30 -13.00. Session 3.  Severe and complicated Crohn’s disease: current management.

11.30 – 12.00. Colonic Crohn’s - how is it unique? Dan Turner

12.00 – 12.30. Current therapeutic approach to complicated CD in children- stricturing and internal penetrating disease (not perianal) David Wilson

12.30 – 13.00. Perianal Crohn’s disease. KL Kolho

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 16.00. Session 4. Treatment of IBD

14.00 – 14.30. Immunosupressors in IBD in children: thiopurines, methotrexate, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, ets. Is any news? Frank Ruemmele

14.30 – 15.00. Anti-TNF: optimal choice of preparation and dosage, monitoring concentration and antibodies, switch to another biologics Lissy de Ridder

15.00 – 15.30. New biological treatment today and tomorrow Dan Turner

15.30 – 16.00. Coffee Break

16.00. – 17.30. Session 5. Case presentations by faculty

  • Postoperative care of children with IBD Richard Russell
  • Acute Severe Colitis Javier M de Carpi
  • Case Elena (Title TBC)
Day 03 - July 09 2022

09.00 – 10.30. Session 6. Case presentations by delegates

10.30 – 11.00. Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00. Session 7. Extraintestinal manifestations and complications of IBD

11.00 – 11.30. Liver in IBD. Eytan Wine

11.30 – 12.00. Infectional complications of biologics: monitoring and treatment. Lissy de Ridder

12.00 – 12.30. Cl.difficile and IBD: current treatment. Feacal transplantation in IBD. Iva Hojsak

12.30 – 13.00. Future IBD Management - panel discussion R Russell, K-L Kolho, E Kornienko

13.00 – 13.20. Summary and Close

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will cover the following for international onsite delegates:

  • up to 2 nights accommodation in a pre-arranged hotel (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • pre-arranged dinners and socials
  • catering throughout the course
  • congress material

Trainees and delegates from low-resource countries will further be granted travel refund up to EUR 250. If you are not a Young ESPGHAN Member, kindly provide a confirmation of your trainee status to office@espghan.org upon application.


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