Coeliac Disease Masterclass

August 31 - September 02 2023

General Information

General Information

Coeliac Disease research and clinical activity has a strong tradition within ESPGHAN with a number of guidelines from the 1960’es and onwards, and with a successful masterclass before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme will appeal to basic researchers as well as clinicians, as CeD has a unique position as an autoimmune disease involving biochemistry, immunology, food science and well as paediatric gastroenterology.

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

Application & Fees

Application for this school will open in April 2023.
Registration fee: EUR 100.00

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghan

Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. The number of participants is limited and a selection will be made by ESPGHAN after the deadline. 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. 


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - August 31

15.00-15.45 Arrival and Registration

15.45-16.00 Welcome and overview

Session 1. Coeliac disease: Epidemiology and Clinical aspects

16.00-16.30 Coeliac disease across the world 

16.30-17.00 Clinical manifestations in childhood and adolescence 

17.00-17.30 Risk factors for coeliac disease 

17.30-18.00 Associated diseases in coeliac disease 

19.00 Dinner

Day 02 - September 01

Session 2. Immunology, genetics and pathogenesis

08.30-09.00 Immunologic responses in coeliac disease 

09.00-09.30 Genetics of coeliac disease: HLA and non-HLA genes 

09.30-10.00 The role of gluten in coeliac disease pathogenesis

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

Session 3. Immunology, genetics and pathogenesis cont.

10.30-11.00 Microbiota in coeliac disease development 

11.00-11.30 Can coeliac disease be prevented? 

Session 4a Challenging Cases (presented by participants, compulsory to apply with a case)

11.30-12.00 Clinical case 1

12.00-12.30 Clinical case 2

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session 5. Diagnosis.

13.30-14.00 Diagnostic criteria (Sibylle Koletzko)

14.00-14:30 Pitfalls in histological analysis of biopsies (Alina Popp)

14:30-15:00 Efficiency of antibodies for coeliac disease diagnosis (Ilma Karponay-Szabo)

15.00-15.30 Tea break

Session 4b Challenging Clinical Cases cont.

15.30-16.00 Clinical case 3

16.00-16.30 Clinical case 4

16.30-17.00 Clinical case 5

Session 6 Hand outs

 17.00- 18.00 Practical session on TTG deposits 

 18.00-19.00 Demonstration of rapid POC tests for TGA-IgA

 20.00 Networking & Dinner

Day 03 - September 02

Session 7 Treatment and follow-up

08.30-09.00 The gluten-free diet

09.00-09.30 Follow-up in children with coeliac disease: an ESPGHAN  position paper 

09.30-10.00 New tools for dietary compliance assessment 

10.00-10.30 Assessment of Quality of life: lux or necessity? 

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

Session 8 Latest challenging topics  

11.00-11.30 Potential CD

11.30-12.00 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity 

12.00-12.30 CD as a model for autoimmunity

12.30-13.00 Therapies beyond the gluten-free diet 

13.00-13.05 Closure and Farewell  

13.10 Lunch and departure

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 2 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 

COVID-19 Information

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


Application will open in March/April 2023. Please monitor this webpage for updates.