8th IBD Masterclass

November 16 - 18 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

General Information

General Information

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organising Committee are delighted to announce the 8th Paediatric IBD Masterclass to take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from November 16 - 18 2023.

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.

The course language is English.
This school is supported by the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.

Application & Fees

Application Deadline: July 31 2023
Participation fee: 
EUR 100.00

Applicants need to submit a current CV and motiviation letter detailing why they think they should be selected. 
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. 
ESPGHAN Members may attend two courses per year and non-members may attend one course before becoming members of the society. 

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

Day 01 - November 16 2023

13.00 – 14.00        Delegate Registration
14.00                       Welcome  (J.van Limbergen / Local Organizer)

Session 1:            Life before IBD                                 
Chair: J. van Limbergen

14.00 – 14.30     Maternal health effects on infant health + case (K. Gecse)       
14.30 – 15.00     Early life events impacting microbiome development (T. de Meij)
15.00 – 15.30     Growth considerations prior to & following diagnosis (A. Assa)   
15.30 – 16.00      Coffee Break
16.00  - 16.30     Appendicitis & appendectomy in IBD + case (R. Gorter)
16.30 – 17.00     From functional to inflammatory + case  (M. Benninga)
17.00-17.30        IBD treatment: What`s here & heading our way? (G. D`Haens)

Networking & Dinner

Day 02 - November 17 2023

Session 2:            Life with IBD: diagnosis and first steps
Chair: David Wilson 

08.30 – 09.00     ECCO/ESPGHAN guidelines: risk stratification and monitoring (J. Martin de Carpi)
09.00 – 09.30     Top-down for all? TISKIDS & case (L. de Ridder)
09.30 – 10.00     Is it IBD (?VEO) & if so, which IBD? Classification & case (A. Griffiths)     
10.00  – 10.30    Microbiome modification: Nutrition / antibiotics  + case (E. Wine)
10.30 – 11.00     Coffee Break

Session 3:            Life with IBD: liver/renal/surveillance
Chair: Eytan Wine 

11.00 – 11.30     Inflammatory / non-inflammatory liver disease & case (B. Koot)        
11.30 – 12.00.    Renal involvement in IBD & case (D. Wilson)
12.00  – 12.30    Adult perspectives on (P)-IBD-associated liver disease & surveillance + case (N. de Boer)                    
12.30 – 13.00     Transplantation & IBD – case (P. van Rheenen)                                                                                   
13.00 – 14.00      Lunch

Session 4:            Life with IBD: future steps                                          
Chair: Lissy de Ridder 

14.00 - 14.30      IBD genetics: 20 years beyond NOD2 + case (R. Russell)
14.30 – 15.00     PROs in PIBD - what has been accomplished, what is missing and why is it important? (D. Turner)
15.00  – 15.30    Novel surgical techniques in IBD (TBC)
15.30 – 16.00     Coffee Break

Session 5:            Making the most of what we’ve got                       
Chair: Javier Martin de Carpi

16.00-16.30         Immunomodulators: position and TDM + case (T. de Meij)
16.30-17.00         Biologics: Proactive vs Reactive TDM + case (A. Assa)
17.00-17.30         Evolving treatment targets in biologics era + case (D. Turner)
17.30 – 18.30     Partners In Care: AmsterdamUMC – medical/surgical cases: adult & pediatric

Networking & Dinner

Day 03 - November 18 2023

Session 6:            Interactive case presentation by delegates
Chair: Amit Assa                                  

08.30 - 10.00     delegates present their own cases (x 4)
10.00 – 10.30   Coffee Break

Session 7:            Multidisciplinary teams in IBD                                  
Chair: Dan Turner

10.30-11.00        Testing Transition readiness+ case (H. Escher)
11.00 – 11.30     Multidisciplinary IBD team building: lessons learned (D. Wilson)
11.30 – 12.00     Building a career in pediatric IBD: lessons learned (A. Griffiths)
12.00 – 12.30     Multi-omics in IBD research: future-proofing (E. Wine)
12.30                    Summary and close (J. van Limbergen; R. Russell)

12.45                    Lunch and departure

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

COVID-19 Information

This school is planned for onsite participation only. We will be carefully monitoring the situation in The Netherlands 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.


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