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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

ESPGHAN 51st Annual Meeting Press Centre

ESPGHAN are pleased to welcome journalists from across the globe to the 51st Annual Meeting where they will be able to obtain first-hand research, opinion and information on numerous paediatric digestive, hepatological and nutritional health issues affecting the world today.

Press Registration

Press registration for journalists wishing to attend ESPGHAN is now open. Press registration is free but subject to verification and approval by ESPGHAN’s press agency, Spink Health.

To apply for press registration, please click the link below and attach a copy of your press card, or a letter from your editor confirming your credentials. You must also include your full name, the title of your publication, as well as a contact email and telephone number and the country you are attending from.

To apply for press registration please write an e-mail to

Once submitted, ESPGHAN aim to confirm your registration status within two working days.

ESPGHAN 51st Annual Meeting Press Centre

Registered members of the press are invited to use the on-site press centre. Upon arrival, press members will be handed a press pack, containing all relevant congress information, press releases and expert spokespeople biographies.

Members of the press are invited to arrange one-to-one interviews with leading experts whilst on-site at the congress, and private interview rooms are available to be booked.

The Press Centre will be open all day on Thursday, Friday and until noon on Saturday.

Press Releases

ESPGHAN’s press releases from the 51st Annual Meeting.

Press Release: Combination of probiotics and breastfeeding reduces potential antibiotic resistance in children – click here to view.

(Geneva, 10 May, 2018) Targeted probiotic supplementation in breastfed infants can significantly reduce the potential for antibiotic resistance, new research presented today at the 51st ESPGHAN Annual Meeting shows.

Infographic: Antibiotic Resistance – click here to view.

Please note that this press release is embargoed until 00.01 CET, THURSDAY, 10 May, 2018.


Press Release: New study finds ginger proven to treat vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis – click here to view. 

(Geneva, 11 May, 2018) Researchers presenting at the 51st ESPGHAN Annual Meeting have today revealed the results of a new study which proves the efficacy and effectiveness of using ginger to treat vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis – one of the most common conditions resulting in admission to paediatric emergency departments.

Infographic: Acute Gastroenteritis in Children  – click here to view.

Please note that this press release is embargoed until 00.01 CET, FRIDAY, 11 May, 2018.


Press Release: Half of all young children with a rare inherited liver disease need a liver transplant – click here to view.

(Geneva, 11 May, 2018) An international research team has today reported the first results of a study investigating the natural history of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) – a rare genetic liver disease that predominantly affects children. Most alarmingly, the team reported that, by the age of 10 years, approximately half of the children with two different forms of PFIC had already received a liver transplant.

Infographic: Paediatric Liver Disease – click here to view.

Please note that this press release is embargoed until 00.01 CET, FRIDAY, 11 May, 2018.


To speak to any of the lead researchers, please contact us by emailing or calling +44 (0) 1444 811 099.

Press Policy

  • The use of the ESPGHAN name, ESPGHAN logo, and the congress logo in any fashion, by any commercial entity, for any purpose is expressly prohibited before, during and after a congress without prior written consent of ESPGHAN.
  • Picture taking, filming and recording of the Scientific Programme or any part of it is not allowed unless approved in writing by the Professional Congress Organisation acting on behalf of ESPGHAN. If you would like to request permission, this must be done in advance, please email
  • Press and media interviews can be arranged on-demand through ESPGHAN’s media agency, Spink Health. Please contact to arrange an interview.
  • The guidelines for press, media and publications are applicable for the publication of material and information on the internet. Given that all material presented at the congress is of public interest and not confidential anymore, ESPGHAN expects such publications to be accessible without prior registration to a site even if the registration is free.

Full details of the Annual Meeting guidelines, including the photography, and audio/visual recording policy can be found here.

Contact the ESPGHAN Press Office

Telephone: +44 (0) 1444 811 099


 ESPGHAN Press Office
The Hay Loft
Balcombe Place Stables
Balcombe / West Sussex
RH17 6QJ
United Kingdom