Monothematic Conference PSC

Juvenile sclerosing cholangitis

This school was posponed to May 05-07, 2022

General Information

May 05 - 07, 2022 - London, UK

Juvenile sclerosing cholangitis is a rare condition and its diagnosis and management a challenge for health professionals. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the various aspects of the condition including genetics and association with other systemic disease as well as the management including medical, interventional, and liver transplantation. Although there are similarities with the adult form of the disease, the meeting will be a platform to discuss the differences between the two forms in more detail as well as the association with autoimmune liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Finally, we would like to focus on the multidisciplinary care of children and young people with sclerosing cholangitis including adherence, quality of life including a patient’s perspective. The meeting will be an opportunity for both paediatric and adult health professionals to share their experience and think about future and novel ways of looking after patients with this challenging condition.

Registration & Fees

Registration is currently closed.
Registration Fees:
Trainee Fee (250.00€)
ESPGHAN Member Regular (350.00€)
Non-Member Regular (550.00€)
Online Attendance (100.00€)

Kindly use the online registration form on this page. Registrations by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online tool, please contact
Registrations will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, up to a maximum of 80 delegates. Please be aware that the course might be full before the registration deadline, in which case your name will be added automatically to the waiting list.

The course language is English.


Day 01 - Thursday, February 03 2022



Introduction to sclerosing cholangitis in children

  • History
  • Phenotypes
  • Characteristics
  • Prevalence


  • From ERCP to MRCP
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Fibroscan


Histopathology of sclerosing cholangitis including immunohistochemistry



Coffee Break


Genetics in sclerosing cholangitis




Sclerosing cholangitis on the background of other systemic disease


(HLH, LCH, sickle cell disease, immunodeficiencies…)



Ciliopathies and sclerosing cholangitis

Day 02 - Friday, February 04 2022


Session 2. Autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis

09.00 – 09.45

Paediatric vs adult disease: are we speaking the same language?

  • Paediatric speaker
  • Adult speaker


Diagnostic dilemma’s

  • Immunology
  • Histology
  • Imaging


Coffee Break


Liver/Gut axis

Inflammatory bowel disease and sclerosing cholangitis


Case presentations with discussion


Living with sclerosing cholangitis: a patient’s experience



Session 3.  Management of sclerosing cholangitis


Medical treatment including Pro and contra discussion

  • Immunosuppression 
  • Antibiotics
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid
  • Anti-pruritic meds


Radiological management: to stent or not to stent?


Liver transplantation:

  • Indication
  • Timing
  • Prognostic models- are they applicable to children?


Coffee Break


What about the gut?


Prognosis and outcome of sclerosing cholangitis

  • What about overlap AIH 
  • Recurrence after liver transplantation
  • Malignancy/ surveillance?


What can we learn from registries?

Day 03 - Saturday, February 05 2022


Session 4.  Sclerosing cholangitis: going the extra mile

09.00 – 09.45

Multidisciplinary management of patients with sclerosing cholangitis

  • Transition to adult services
  • Adherence to treatment
  • Mental health  
  • Quality of life


Novel treatment in sclerosing cholangitis

10.15 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.15

Where do we go from here?

11.15 – 11.45

Summary and closing remarks

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will cover the following for onsite delegates

  • 2 nights accommodation in single occupancy on Feb 03 and 04 (pre-arranged by ESPGHAN)
  • Dinners on Feb 03 and 04 (pre-arranged by ESPGHAN)
  • Course catering
  • Course Material


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