National Societies

ESPGHAN has established a network of 27 National Societies of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition in Europe and beyond.

The collaboration of the National Societies with ESPGHAN is vital in order to promote good clinical practice, high standards of education and high quality research within Europe. The National Societies' local knowledge, expertise and access to local communities guarantee the achievement of the above goals.
The support of ESPGHAN of the young trainees and the young researchers of the National Societies through various educational programs (exchange program, summer schools, young investigators forums etc.) as well as the support of the educational initiatives of the National Societies at a local level comprise a permanent important strategic plan of ESPGHAN.

Every year, a Forum of the National Societies’ Representatives is held during the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting. In addition, a more comprehensive ½ day meeting has been implemented in October 2018 and will take place on an annual basis, just prior to UEGW. ESPGHAN informs the National Representatives on its educational and other initiatives while the National Representatives express their ideas and proposals for further collaboration.
Information of interest for the members of the National Societies is also made available regularly to all of the National Representatives by the ESPGHAN International Affairs Representative in collaboration with the ESPGHAN office. 

The ESPGHAN syllabus for training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, developed in 2013, has been updated recently (Dec. 2018), again with the input of the National Societies, aiming at harmonizing the subspecialty training within Europe. We very much expect that the National Societies will influence on the governmental bodies to achieve the above goal.

List of National Societies

ALBANIA

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If you are a member of this national society kindly contact their president/representative to send us the required information

ARMENIA

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Website: n/a
e-mail: gayaneamaryan@yahoo.com

President: Gayane Amaryan

 

AUSTRIA

Name of the society: Working Group for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the Austrian Society for Paediatrics and Adolescence Medicine

Website: www.paediatrie.at
e-mail: almuthe.hauer@medunigraz.at

President: Almuthe Christine Hauer

BELARUS

Name of the society: n/a
Website: n/a
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BELGIUM

Name of the society: Belgian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BeSPGHAN)

Website: bespghan.be
e-mail: info@bespghan.be

Council:
President : Patrick Bontems
Secretary: Bruno Hauser
Treasurer : Gigi Veereman

BOSNIA AND HERZ.

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BULGARIA

Name of the society: Bulgarian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrion

Website: http://bulspghan.org/
e-mail: contact@bulspghan.org

President: Miglena Georgieva

CROATIA

Name of the society: Croatian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Website: n/a

e-mail: zrinjka.misak@gmail.com

President: Zrinjka MISAK

 

CYPRUS

Representing Body: National Paediatric Liver GI and Nutrition Centre Archbishop Makarios III Hospital Nicosia

Website: n/a

e-mail: pprotopapa@mphs.moh.gov.cy

Contact: Panayiota Protopapa

CZECH REPUBLIC

Name of the society: Working Group for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the Czech Paediatric Society

Website: www.gastroped.cz
Contact e-mail: jiri.bronsky@gmail.com 

President: Jiri Bronsky

DENMARK

Name of the society: DASPGHAN - Danish Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Website: daspghan.dk
e-mail: anders.paerregaard@regionh.dk

President: Anders Pærregaard

ESTONIA

website: n/a

e-mail address: oivi.uibo@kliinikum.ee

Contact: Oivi Uibo

FINLAND

Name of the society: Section of Gastroenterology (Finnish Paediatric Society)

Website: https://www.lastenlaakariyhdistys.fi/

President: Taina Arvola

e-mail: taina.arvola@uta.fi

Secretary: Yelda Sutas

FRANCE

Name of the society: Groupe Francophone d'Hepatologie Gastroenterologie et Nutrition Pediatrique

Website: www.gfhgnp.org
e-mail: mas.e@chu-toulouse.fr

President: Emmanuel Mas
General Secretary: Camille Jung

GEORGIA

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Website: n/a
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GERMANY

Name of the society: Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (GPGE e.V.)

Website: www.gpge.eu
Congress: www.gpge-jahrestagung.eu
e-mail: info@gpge.eu

Council:
President: Martin Classen
Vice President: Carsten Posovszky
Treasurer: Sohnke Dammann 

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GREECE

Name of the society: Helenic Society for Peadiatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (HELSPGHAN)

Website: www.helspghan.org
e-mail: helspghan@gmail.com

Council:
President: Alexandra Papadopoulou
Vice-President: Aglaia Zellos
General Secretary: Smaragdi Fessatou
Special Secretary: Konstantina Dimakou
Treasurer: John Xinias

HUNGARY

Name of the society: Hungarian Pediatric Gastroenterology Society

Website: www.gyermekgasztro.hu
e-mail: ilma.korponay-szabo@tuni.fi

President: Ilma Korponay-Szabo

 

IRELAND

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ISRAEL

Name of the society: The Israel Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (ISPGAN)

Website: n/a
e-mail: shaoul_r@012.net.il

President: Ron Shaoul

 

ITALY

Name of the society: Societa Italiana di Gastroenterologia, Epatologia e Nutrizione Pediatrica

Website: www.sigenp.org
e-mail: paolo.lionetti@unifi.it

President: Paolo Lionetti

KOSOVO

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LATVIA

Latvian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology (Latvijas Pediatru- gastroenterologu asociācija)

website: no website
e-mail address: ieva.pukite@rsu.lv

President: Dr. Ieva Puķīte

LITHUANIA

Name of the society: Lithuanian Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Contact e-mail: uvaidas@cheerful.com
Website: www.pediatrija.org

President: Vaidotas Urbonas

Executive council members: Ruta Kucinskiene, Evelina Bielskiene, Jurate Pazeriene, Gitana Pranculiene, Algimantas Vingras.

MACEDONIA

Name of the society: Pediatric Association of Macedonia

Website: n/a

e-mail: info@zpm.org.mk

 

MOLDOVA

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MONTENEGRO

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NETHERLANDS

Name of the society: Pediatric Association of the Netherlands

Website: https://www.nvk.nl/De-NVK/Organisatie/Secties/SMDL
e-mail: b.g.koot@amc.uva.nl

President: Bart G.P. Koot 

NORWAY

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POLAND

The Polish Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (PSPGHAN)

Website: ptghizd.pl
E-mail: jkwiecien@sum.edu.pl

Council:

Jarosław Kwiecień – President
Joanna Pawłowska – Vice-President
Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz – Secretary
Irena Jankowska – Treasurer
Anna Liberek – Member
Elżbieta Czkwianianc – Member
Małgorzata Sładek – Member

PORTUGAL

Name of the society: SPGP - Sociedade Portuguesa de Gastroenterologia Hepatologia e Nutrição Pediátrica

Website: http://spgp.pt
e-mail: piedadesandelemos@gmail.com

President: Piedade Sande Lemos

ROMANIA

Romanian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition – RoSPGHAN

website: www.srghnp.ro
e-mail address: contact@srghnp.ro

  • Honorary President: Nicolae MIU
  • President: Alexandru PIRVAN
  • Secretary: Tudor Lucian POP
  • Treasurer: Bianca SIMIONESCU
  • Gastroenterology: Liviu POP
  • Hepatology: Evelina MORARU
  • Nutrition: Victoria HURDUC
  • IBD: Daniela SERBAN
  • Celiac disease: Alina POPP 
  • Functional Disorders: Gabriela LESANU
  • Bioethics: Mircea BUTA
  • Imagistics: Otilia FUFEZAN; Endoscopy: Mihai STOICESCU
RUSSIA

RUSSIAN

Russian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (RUSPGHAN)

website: www.odgru.ru
e-mail address: gastropedclin@gmail.com

Council:

President: Anatoly Khavkin
Vice President: Elena Kornienko
Vice President: Sergey Belmer


Aelita Kamalova (Kazan)
Reseda Faizullina (Kazan)
Valery Privorotsky (St. Petersburg)
Dmitry Pechkurov (Samara)
Alexander Nizhevich (Ufa)
Elvira Fedulova (Nizhny Novgorod)
Alexander Zvyagin (Voronezh)
Victoria Panfilova (Krasnoyarsk)
Dmitry Surkov (Moscow)
Julia Dmitrieva (Moscow)

SERBIA

Name of the society: Pediatric Gastroenterology Working Group of the Association of Pediatricians of Serbia

Website: www. udruzenjepedijatara.rs

e-mail: srbgeorgios@gmail.com   

President: Georgios Konstantinidis

SLOVAKIA

Name of the society: Pediatric Gastroenterology Working Group of the Slovak Pediatric Society (Slovenská Gastroenterologická Spoločnosť, o.z.)

Website: not available
e-mail: sekretariat@sgssls.sk

President: Iveta Cierna

SLOVENIA

Name of the society: Združenje za pediatrijo - Slovensko Zdravniško Društvo (Slovenian Pediatric Society)

Website: www.zzp.si  
e-mail: rok.orel@kclj.si

President: Rok Orel

SPAIN

Name of the society: SEGHNP - Sociedad Española de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica

Website: www.seghnp.org    

e-mail: enriqueta.roman@salud.madrid.org

Council (2016-2020):

  • Enriqueta Román Riechmann - President
  • Manuel Molina Arias - Secretary
  • Rosaura Leis Trabazo - Treasurer
  • Gemma Castillejo de Villasante - Member
  • Víctor Navas López - Member
  • Jesús Quintero Bernabeu - Member
SWEDEN

Name of the society: Swedish Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Svenska föreningen för Pediatrisk Gastroenterologi, Nutrition och Hepatologi

Website: http://gastro.barnlakarforeningen.se/   

e-mail: bernadetta.majerczyk@gmail.com

President: Bernadetta Majerczyk

SWITZERLAND

Name of the society: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Ernährung - SGPGHE

Link to Society: swiss-paediatrics.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/26.pdf

e-mail: pascal.mueller@kispisg.ch

President: Pascal Muller

TURKEY

Name of the society: Turkish Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Website: www.pedgastro.org
Email: bilgi@pedgastro.org

President: Aydan  Kansu
Vice president: Figen  Özçay
Executive council: Ayhan Gazi Kalaycı, Sema Aydoğdu, Gökhan Baysoy

Türk Çocuk Gastroenteroloji, Hepatoloji ve Beslenme Derneği

UKRAINE

Name of the society: Association of Pediatric Gastroentrologists and Nutritionists of Ukraine

Website: www.gastrokids.com.ua
e-mail: org@gastrokids.com.ua; info@gastrokids.com.ua

President: Oleg Shadrin
CEO: Alena Yashnik
Secretary: Marina Groyanskaya

 

UNITED KINGDOM

The British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)

website: bspghan.org.uk
contact email: carla@bspghan.org.uk

President: Sue Protheroe (2019-2022) - president@bspghan.org.uk
Council: please visit http://bspghan.org.uk/about-us/council