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of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Welcome to the 51st Annual Meeting

09-12 May 2018 · Geneva · Switzerland


The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) is a multi-professional organisation whose aim is to promote the health of children with special attention to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutritional status, through knowledge creation, the dissemination of science based information, the promotion of best practice in the delivery of care and the provision of high quality education for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition professionals in Europe and beyond.


ESPGHAN has three standing committees focusing on gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. All of these committees aim to promote child health and increase understanding and treatment of disease states. ESPGHAN members are also involved in various working groups that are linked to the appropriate standing committee and concentrate on particular aspects of child care and / or disease states.

Additionally, the Allied Health Professional Committee aims to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Europe, and the Trainee Committee promotes and supports specialist training and guides trainees towards full membership of ESPGHAN.

Other committees within ESPGHAN include the following: Ethics, Finance, International Affairs and Publications.

The ESPGHAN Council:

PresidentRaanan Shamir, Israel
General Secretary Genevieve Veereman, Belgium
Treasurer Annamaria Staiano, Italy
Education Secretary  Iva Hojsak, Croatia
International Affairs Representative Christina Almuthe Hauer, Austria
Scientific Secretary Piotr Socha, Poland
Gastroenterology Committee Nikhil Thapar, United Kingdom
Hepatology Committee Henkjan Verkade, Netherlands
Nutrition Committee Mary Fewtrell, United Kingdom
Allied Health Professionals Tena Niseteo, Croatia
Trainee CommitteeNicolette Moes, Belgium
Chair of LOCDominique Belli, Switzerland

Scientific Programme Committee:

PresidentRaanan Shamir, Israel
Scientific Secretary Piotr Socha, Poland
Chair of LOCDominique Belli, Switzerland
Gastroenterology Nikhil Thapar, United Kingdom
Hepatology Henkjan Verkade, Netherlands
Nutrition Mary Fewtrell, United Kingdom
Allied Health Professionals Tena Niseteo, Croatia

Local Organising Committee: Switzerland

ChairDominique Belli
Further LOC member

Christian Braegger
Raoul Furlano
Emiliano Giostra
Denise Herzog
Valerie McLin
Pascal Müller
Andreas Nydegger
Laetitia-Marie Petit
Susanne Schibli
Johannes Spalinger
Barbara Wildhaber