Pre-Registration is now closed. Onsite registrations are possible from Wednesday, 9 May 2018 on.

Good to know before you go

As the Annual Meeting is quickly approaching, we would like to make your journey and your stay in Geneva as pleasant as possible. Therefore please find below some information which might be of assistance.

  • Venue
    The Annual Meeting takes place at Palexpo and is located only 650m from Geneva International Airport.

    Therefore, it can be easily reached from the airport and/or the airport’s railway station within a 10-minute walk. However, there is also the possibility of taking a 3-minute ride with bus no. 5 to „Grand-Saconnex, Palexpo.

  • Programme
    The final programme is availabe at the congress website. To download it please click here.

  • Opening Hours Registration Desk
    During this time you are welcome to pick up your congress materials. Our registration team is happy to assist with all questions about the Annual Meeting. Phone number congress office: +41 22 761 3700

  • Certificate of Attendance
    From Friday, 11 May 2018 15:00h on, you are able to print your Certificate of Attendance (not the CME-CPD Certificate) at the “Self-Print-Service”- counters located in the foyer of the Palexpo on the Street Level by scanning the QR-code printed on the back of your name badge.

  • Publication of abstracts
    All 1115 accepted abstracts are online accessible on different ways: via the JPGN Journal, via the congress homepage or via the Congress App.

  • CME-CPE Credits
    The congress was granted 20 European CME credits (ECMEC). To obtain the CME-CPD Certificate, the evaluation of the Annual Meeting is obligatory.

  • Speaker Guidelines
    Some important information for our speakers are summarized in the speaker guidelines. Pick the right one!

  • Press Releases
    All press releases from the 51st Annual Meeting will be published on the congress homepage. Check the latest news and findings!

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of ESPGHAN we are delighted to invite you to the 51st Annual Congress of ESPGHAN to be held from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The 51st ESPGHAN Annual Meeting will be an extraordinary conference as we will be celebrating the 50 years anniversary of ESPGHAN!

Every year the ESPGHAN meeting attracts the key opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from across Europe and all five continents, turning it into the largest conference of its kind worldwide. The previous 50th congress held in Prague was attended by 4.700 delegates from 96 countries. The meeting offered more than 830 abstract presenters a stage to publish their latest research results. Thus, the congress offers a great platform to meet colleagues in your field from around the world to exchange new ideas and discuss the latest developments in these fields. In 2018 the scientific programme will once again include a wide range of sessions and symposia, a clinical track, post graduate courses as well as the hands-on endoscopy learning zone.

The 2018 host city of Geneva is ideally located in the heart of Europe. Nestled between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura Mountains, the city of Geneva is situated in the bay where the Rhône leaves Lake Geneva. As a host to many international organisations including the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the city is known as the Capital of Peace and is famous for its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair.

We look forward to welcoming you at Geneva and trust you will find your participation in the 51st ESPGHAN Congress fruitful and enjoyable.

Prof. Raanan Shamir
ESPGHAN President
Prof. Dominique C. Belli
Chair Local Organizing Committee