Expert to Expert Update Weekend (cancelled)

This school was cancelled

General Information

General Information

ESPGHAN is delighted to announce this new educational format to be launched in early 2022!

The ESPGHAN Expert-to-Expert (E2E) update meeting offers the opportunity to stay up to date with guidelines, position papers and new developments in research and clinical practices in the field of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (PGHN).
The experts and experts-to-be participating in the meeting will provide insight of the latest findings in their subspecialties.

Simultaneously they gain state of the art knowledge in other PGHN related fields from their expert colleagues in the shortest time possible.
By inviting juniors to present clinical cases and interactively discuss with seniors, we aim to create a unique stimulating learning atmosphere for everybody working in the field. 

The meeting will take place from Saturday monring to Monday mid day with 50-55 delegates, all actively contributing with case presentation, state of the art talk and podium discussion.
To maximize knowledge dissemination the meeting will be streamed live to online delegates.

The meeting will take place in Vienna, Austria on February 26 - 28, 2022.

Application & Fees

How can you participate? You can participate onsite or online.

Who can apply?
1. Online Participation is open to anyone
2. To participate onsite, you need to be an ESPGHAN Member or provide a letter of support from an ESPGHAN Member currently not serving on Council. Also, submission of a clinical case (brief 150-200 word summary) related to one of the program`s topics is required. Participants will be selected based on the cases submitted, and are requested to give a presentation of their case during the meeting.
To view the program`s topics, please scroll down to the program section.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2022
Application Fees: 
Online Participation: EUR 100
Onsite Participation: EUR 150

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

The course language is English.


Preliminary Programme (Times are CET)

Day 01 - Saturday, February 26, 2022

08:30-08:50 Registration and Coffee

Session 01
08:50-09:30 Interactive Case Presentation
08:50 09:30 Acute Liver Failure in Children
09:30-09:55 Expert podium discussion

09:55-10:20 Coffee Break

Session 02
10:25-10:45 Interactive Case Presentation
10:45-11:25 PIMS - a MALT driven disorder?
11:25-11:50 Expert podium discussion

Session 03
11:50-12:15 Interactive Case Presentation
12:15-12:55 Enteral nutrition in preterm infants
Expert podium discussion
13:20-14:20 Lunch Break

Session 04
14:20-14:40 Interactive Case Presentation
14:40:15:20 Management of gastrostoma
Expert podium discussion
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

Session 05
16:15-16:35 European paediatric gastroenterology – from the past until now
16:35-17:15 European paediatric gastroenterology – future visions

18:30            Dinner

Day 02 - Sunday February 27, 2022

Session 06
08:30-08:50 Interactive Case Presentation
08:50-09:30 Intestinal failure/Short gut
09:30-09:55 Expert podium discussion

09:55-10:25 Coffee Break

Session 07
10:25-10:45 Interactive Case Presentation
10:45-11:25 Ulcerative Colitis - new therapeutic options
11:25-11:50 Expert podium discussion

Session 08
11:50-12:15 Interactive Case Presentation
12:15-12:55 Management of paediatric (autoimmune) pancreatitis
Expert podium discussion
13:20-14:20 Lunch Break

Session 09
14:20-14:40 Interactive Case Presentation
14:40:15:20 Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Button Battery Ingestion in Childhood

15:20-15:45 Expert podium discussion
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 From bench to bedside including podium discussion
18:30             Dinner

Day 03 - Monday February 28, 2022

Session 10
08:30-08:50 Interactive Case Presentation
08:50-09:30 Management of pediatric Crohn´s disease - second- and third-line therapy
09:30-09:55 Expert Podium Discussion

09:55-10:25 Coffee Break

Session 11
10:25-10:45 Interactive Case Presentation
10:45-11:25 Hepatitis C - new therapeutic options
Podium Discussion

Session 12
11:50-12:15 Interactive Case
12:15-12:55 Obesity - new therapeutic approaches - from drugs to endoscopy
Podium Discussion

13:20-14:20 Lunch Break


Sanja Kolacek (ESPGHAN President)
Andreas Jenke (ESPGHAN Education Secretary)
Rob Heuschkel
Giuseppe Indolfi
Andrea Parniczky
Patrick van Rheenen
Lissy de Ridder
Matthias Zillbauer
more TBC

Cost Coverage

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a pre-booked hotel in single occupancy (organized by ESPGHAN)
  • Travel refund up to EUR 250
  • Pre-arranged dinners on February 26 and 27 (organized by ESPGHAN)
  • COVID Testing if required for entry into home country


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