Good to know before you go

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

  • Venue
    Please note that there will two different venues, the Hilton Hotel (25 May & 28 May from 14h) and the Megaron (26 - 28 May).

  • Programme
    The final programme is availabe. To download it please click here or check out the new Congress App.

  • 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.

  • Onsite Registration
    In case you aren't pre-registered yet, we kindly ask you to register onsite.

  • 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.

Welcome Letter

On behalf of the ESPGHAN and HELSPGHAN we are delighted to invite you to the 49th Annual Congress of ESPGHAN held from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 May 2016, in Athens, Greece.

Greece provided a significant part of the foundations of modern democracy, science and medicine, and it is a land of outstanding hospitality and friendliness. The charming and attractive city of Athens offers a fascinating combination of both ancient mystery and modern life and provides an excellent location for our meeting with countless attractions.  

The Congress will present a very attractive Scientific Programme of high quality, preceded by comprehensive Postgraduate Courses for Physicians and for Allied Health Care Professionals as well as an additional Course focussing on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Once again we plan to offer a hands-on Learning Zone on endoscopic and this year also on motility techniques. Last but not least, the congress offers a great platform to meet colleagues in your field from around the world during the meeting and during outstanding social events that should not be missed.

We look forward to welcoming you at Athens and trust you will find your participation in the 49th.  ESPGHAN Congress fruitful and enjoyable.


Professor Berthold Koletzko
ESPGHAN President
Honorary Professor Alexandra Papadopoulou
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee