ESPGHAN Endnote Subscription


Criteria for assessment of eligibility for use of the ESPGHAN Endnote subscription

Aim: To increase the scientific output of ESPGHAN and facilitate involvement in ESPGHAN activities of members without current access to reference manager software.

Targeted membership: Scientifically active members who do not have access to a reference manager

Criteria: The software is available to members who are in good standing and actively involved in ESPGHAN activities, namely one or more of the following:

•    recipient of an ESPGHAN grant or award, and up-to-date with required reports
•    reviewer of abstracts for the annual meeting
•    reviewer of manuscripts for JPGN (at least one in the past year)
•    member of an ESPGHAN Committee, working group or special interest group, and involved in writing a position paper, guideline or manuscript to be published in JPGN or JPGN reports
•    participant as Faculty in ESPGHAN educational activities

In the case of over-subscription, priority will be given to members in the order Trainee/AHP, Full member, Emeritus member. 

Members who feel entitled to the software offer, please write to the ESPGHAN Office ( stating your role in ESPGHAN activities to receive the link and installation instructions once the subscription is finalised.


JPGN Impact Factor

We are proud to announce the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2019 IMPACT FACTOR.  The 2019 Impact Factor for JPGN is 2.937, confirming once again that JPGN is one of the premier subspecialty journals in pediatrics!! Thanks for all of your contributions!

To view all details on the Impact Factor, please click the below link to download.

Details on the 2019 JPGN Impact Factor

Educational Event Applications 2021 - Deadline extended to July 31

The deadline for submission of applications for 2021 educational activities was extended to July 31, 2020. To download the application guidance, please click here.

Obituary for Professor David Shmerling

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. David Shmerling, a founding member of ESPGHAN. You can read the obituary here.

ESPGHAN SOPs for Virtual Meetings and Webinars

After the experience with the Covid-19 pandemic there is an increased likelihood that physical/face to face meetings will become restricted in number. Virtual conferences are a viable alternative, but their implementation is challenging. It is important to find a balance between feasibility and as much synchronous interaction between the participants and with faculty as possible. Additionally, all meetings performed in the name of ESPGHAN should follow a definite standard and corporate design to ensure the highest level of quality.

It is for this reason that ESPGHAN has created a guideline for all members who would like to or are forced to organise a virtual meeting or webinar in 2021 and beyond. To download the document, please click the link below.

ESPGHAN SOPs for Virtual Meetings and Webinars

Educational Event Applications 2022 - Deadline September 30

Deadline for submission of applications for the 2022 Educational Programme is upcoming on September 30. In order to apply please click the below link to download the outline application form and submit together with an outline program to before September 30. 
Upon approval of their outline application local organisers will be asked to submit a more detailed application in the first half of 2021.

2022 Educational Events Outline Application Form

If you have any questions about the process or application, please  contact the ESPGHAN Office via or

SPAM ESPGHAN related emails

There have been several recent spam emails circulated which were quite elaborate and contained some information that made the approach seem legitimate. These mails were sent in the name of the ESPGHAN President and were a phishing scam, asking for payment. A sample text is included below:


Dear XXXX,

How are you doing?


Are you working or available at home?


Need your support with some urgent matter.


Look forward to your reply for more details.


With regards,


Upon reply, the sender then requests a money transfer. 


We would kindly ask all Members who receive such mails not to respond and to alert the ESPGHAN Office ( upon receipt, or if you have any doubts about mails received that may not seem genuine, please feel free to check with the Office at any time. In general, ESPGHAN will never ask for payments in such a manner, but as the details included in these mails are getting more familiar, it is best to check before responding.  

Obituary - Samy Cadranel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Samy Cadranel, an instumental part of ESPGHAN and a friend to many of our Members. Please click on the link below for the fitting obituary written by ESPGHAN Members who knew him well. He will be missed by all. 


An obituary can be found by clicking here.