Masterclass on Abdominal Pain in Children

March 27 - 28 2024
NAPLES, ITALY

General Information

General Information

The Chairs the Local Organising Committee are delighted to announce the 1st ESPGHAN Masterclass which will take place in Naples, Italy, from March 27 - 28 ,2024.

Abdominal pain in is one of the most common symptom, underlying functional and organic disorders, and one of main reason for accessing pediatric health  cares.  The main goals of this first Masterclass is to provide theorical and practical skills  to identify common diagnoses quickly and reliably, recognize alarm signs and symptoms of organic disease,  avoid potential pitfalls, master imaging abnormalities.  Additionally specific section will be allocated for the appropriate therapeutic management, and long-term follow up of various pathologies.

Come to enjoy the beautiful Neapolitan spring and become an abdominal pain pediatric master!

The course language is English.

This course is part of the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.

Application & Fees

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 / 23.59 CET
Participation 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. 

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

PROGRAMME

Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - March 27 2024

FIRST MORNING SESSION: FROM ROME IV TO ROME V: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Chairs: Annamaria Staiano, Riccardo Troncone

Introduction to the course: Annamaria Staiano

09.00-09.20 Overlap among different FGIDs: which is the current evidence? M. Benninga

09.20-09.40 Functional dyspepsia: from pathogenesis to therapeutic management- C. Di Lorenzo

09.40-10.00 FAP/IBS: different faces of the same medal? A. Vlieger

10.00-10.20 Functional Constipation and abdominal pain: a never-ending story - O. Borelli

10:20-11:20 Coffee Break

SECOND MORNING SESSION: UPDATE ON THE DIAGNOSTIC MANAGEMENT
Chairs: Carlo di Lorenzo, Arine Vlieger

11.20–11:40 Laboratory tests and non-invasive markers - E. Scarpato

11.40-12:00 Imaging in abdominal pain: choosing wisely- M. Martinelli

12.00-12.20 Has endoscopy still a role in the era of Rome V criteria? C. Romano

12.20-13.20 Oral communication from delegates

13.20-15.00 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: ORGANIC CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL PAIN
Chairs: Marc Benninga, Osvaldo Borelli

15.00–15:20 Inflammatory bowel disease associated pain: not always organic - A. Staiano

15.20–15:40 Any role of Helicobacter pylori infection? - E. Miele

15.40–16:00 Allergic diseases - S. Salvatore

16.00–16:20 Celiac disease - J. Dolinsek

16.20–16:40 Non celiac gluten sensitivity - R. Troncone

16.40-17.00 Biliary and pancreatic disorders - U. Baumann

17.00-17.20 Appendicitis: update on current diagnostic and therapeutic approach - R. Gorter

17.20-18.00 Oral communication from delegates

Day 02 - March 28 2024

FIRST MORNING SESSION: PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT
Chairs: Caterina Strisciuglio, Silvia Salvatore

09.00-09.20 The role of antispasmodics and opioids - O.Borrelli

09.20-09.40 The role of psychotropic medications - C. Di Lorenzo

09.40-10.00 The role of placebo - A. Vlieger

10.00-10.20 New molecules for the management of functional abdominal pain related disorders - C. Di Lorenzo

10.00-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.20 Oral Communication from delegates

11.20-11.50 KEYNOTE LECTURE: The role of Microbiome in the pathogenesis and the therapeutic management of Abdominal pain - M. Nieuwdorp

SECOND MORNING SESSION: NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES
Chairs: Jernej Dolinsek, Erasmo Miele

11.50–12:25 Nutritional therapy: Pros and Cons - C. Strisciuglio

12.25-12.45 Brain-gut axis: the role of psycho-manipulation - M. Benninga

12.45-13.05 Conclusive Remarks

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 

Disclaimer

Please be aware that ESPGHAN will be taking photos and/or videos at this event. By registering and attending this Masterclass you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions. Please contact office@espghan.org if you have any questions or concerns

CONTACT

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

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