9th IBD Masterclass

November 21 - 23 2024
Dublin, Ireland

General Information

General Information

The ESPGHAN IBD Porto Group and the Local Organising Committee are delighted to announce the 9th Paediatric IBD Masterclass to take place in Dublin, Ireland from November 21- 23 2024.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of paediatric IBD, from aetiology to diagnosis and management. There will be outstanding opportunities to interact with course faculty. It is particularly aimed at those in advanced paediatric gastroenterology training, as well as practising paediatric gastroenterologists who wish to enhance their clinical IBD skills.

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 2024
Participation fee: 
EUR 150.00

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.

Delegates are expected to attend the full course and arrange their travel according to the course schedule. 


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - November 21 2024

13.30 – 14.30      Delegate Registration

Session 1:            Back to the beginning                          

14:30 - 14.45       Course outline and introductions (S. Hussey)          

14.45 - 15.15       Food for thought – 4x prize-winning  submitted cases (brief outline) (Delegates)

15:15 - 15:45       PIBD – it’s a trendy disease (O. Olen)

15.45 - 16.15       PIBD -  GWAS, gee-whiz, G-what next? (D. Wilson)

16.15 - 16.45       Coffee break & networking

16.45 - 17.15       PIBD – how you live, where you live? (L. de Ridder)

17:15 - 17.45       PIBD – it’s a bugs game (E. Wine)

17.45 - 18.15       PIBD – is it an edible disease? (I. Hojsak)


19.30                    Dinner & networking

Day 02 - November 22 2024

Session 2:            Getting it right

08.30 - 09.00      Patients - which, why, when, who, what? (S. Hussey)

09.00 - 09.30      What’s the score? Who cares? (R. Russell)

09.30 – 10.00     Radiologist meets the IBD’ologist (A. Byrne)

10.00 – 10.30     Black and white, or shades of grey? (L. Stallard)

10.30- 11.00      Coffee and networking


Session 3            A good start is half the work

11.00- 11.30      Your IBD nurses and you (K. O`Driscoll)

11.30 - 12.00     Evidence-based fortune-telling and IBD (D. Turner)

12:00 – 12.30    Treating CD – from the start (A. Griffiths)

12.30 – 13.00    Treating UC – back to basics (E. Wine)

13:00-14:00       Lunch and Networking


Session 4            Beyond the Gut

14:00 – 14.30    Patients with IBD have livers too! (E. Fitzpatrick)

14.30 – 15.00    Casting the (PIBD safety) Net in IBD (L. de Ridder)


15:00 – 16:00    Faculty-led case-based learning using the 4 delegate cases

 (4 participant groups rotating discussion on the 4 cases; 2 faculty per group)

16:00 – 16:30    Coffee break


Session 5            Personalising IBD                                      

16:30 - 17:00     Overthinking vs overlooking VEO-IBD (L. Stallard)

17.00 – 17.45    Beyond second-line treatment in UC (D. Turner)

17.45 – 18.30    Poorly responding disease of the lumen (A. Griffiths)


20:00                    Dinner & networking

Day 03 - November 23 2024

Session 6             Doctors differ…                                             


08.30 – 09.00      The -active way to monitor meds (D. Wilson)

09.00 – 09.30      Taking RAP head-on (B. Bourke)

09.30 – 10.00      The MDT approach to perianal CD (I. Hojsak) 

10.00- 10.30        Coffee break


Session 7             End game                                                           

10.30 – 11.00     Focus on AYA, not just transition? (M. Hamzawi)

11.30 – 12.00     Mortality and malignancy in IBD (O. Olen)               

12.00 – 12.30     In STRIDE with our targets (R. Russell)


Session 7             Parting wisdom                                                

12.30 – 13.30    Faculty panel discussion - all faculty

  • from the floor delegate questions
  • setting up a quality IBD service
  • Are there IBD research opportunities for me?
  • How can I help my career?        

13.30                    Course closure and Lunch

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


Please be aware that ESPGHAN will be taking photos and/or videos at this event. By registering and attending th is course you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions. Details of the disclaimer will be attached to your notification email. Please contact office@espghan.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Please contact the ESPGHAN Office for questions.
Phone: +41 (0)22 9000 401
Email: office@espghan.org