Motility Summer School

October 26 - 28 2022

General Information

This is the first Motility Summer School offered by ESPGHAN.
Gastrointestinal motility disorders and investigations are rarely a part of paediatric GI training and some investigations and equipment is available only in few centres worldwide.
We have previously organized a hands-on course for motility investigations, which has received very good opinions and enjoyed a great interest. We feel that there is a strong need to share knowledge and experience in this area of paediatric gastroenterology. 
GI motility is an ever developing area for diagnostics and research, with brand new tools becoming available for patients and professionals just in the last few years - the cine MRI to assess the upper and lower intestine motility or the Swallow Gateway - an online application for analysis of high resolution manometry to diagnose dysphagia, or the EndoFLIP for oesophageal disorders, to mention just a few as an example. 

This school is supported by the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.
Our team at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, in the division of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, together with our expert colleagues from other centres worldwide, have prepared a bespoke program, incorporating the most up to date knowledge about the diverse motility investigations, including the practical aspects of the most common and available studies for upper and lower gastrointestinal motility assessment.

COVID-19 Information

This school is planned for onsite participation only. We will be carefully monitoring the situation in the UKand 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 will open in June 2022
Registration Deadline: TBA

Registration fee: TBA

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Registrations submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghan. Registrations will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. ESPGHAN keeps the right to close registration before the above stated deadline if capacities are reached.

Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. 


Preliminary Programme

Day 01
13:00 - 14:00 Arrival, registration and accomodation
15:00 - 15:30 Welcome / Course organisation
15:30 - 16:30 Taster - Neurogastroenterology breaktroughs in the last decade
16:45 - 17:15 Start from the top - swallow assessment with Swallow Gateway
17:30 - 19:00 Swallow Gateway hands-on
19:00 - 19:30 State of the Art Talk
Day 02
8:30 - 10:00 Upper GI dysmotility - GERD and pH-impedance (chair: S. Salvatore)
08:30 - 09:00 GERD and pH-impedance
09:00 - 10:00 On-screen analysis of 2 cases with presentation and discussion
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 13:00 Upper GI dysmotility - Oesophageal manometry (chair: M. van Wijk)
10:30 - 11:00 Introduction to OM
11:00 - 11:30 On-screen analysis of 2 cases with presentation and discussion
11:30 - 13:00 Upper GI dysmotility - Antro-duodenal manometry (Chair: O. Borrelli)
11:30 - 12:00 Introduction to ADM 
12:00 - 13:00 On-screen analysis of 2-3 cases with presentation and discussion
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Practical session (pH-impedance/oesophageal manometry/ADM)
Day 03
8:30-10:00 Lower GI dysmotility - Colonic assessment (chair: A. Rybak)
08:30 - 09:15 Introduction to colonic transit and function assessment)
09:30 - 10:30 On-screen analysis of 2 cases with presentation and discussion
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Lower GI dysmotility - Anorectal manometry (chair: M. Benninga)
11:00 - 11:30 Introduction to ARM
11:30 - 12:30 On-screen analysis of 3-4 cases with presentation and discussion
12:30 - 13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Practical session (transit x-rays/colonic manometry/ ARM)
20:00 Dinner
Day 04
09:00 - 11:30 Delegates presentations (best 20 abstracts) (Chair: A. Rybak)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Delegates presentations (best 20 abstracts) (Chair: M. van Wijk)
13:00 - 14:00 Novelties in paediatric motility (ENDOflip, Motility MRI, etc.)
14:00-14:30 Summary and farewell

Cost Coverage

The level of cost coverage for this school is yet to be confirmed. Please monitor this web section for updates.


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


Application will open in June 2022.