Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of ESPGHAN, we are delighted to invite you to the 52nd Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN, which will be held in Glasgow from Wednesday, 5 June to Saturday, 8 June 2019.

Every year the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting attracts the key opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from Europe and all around the world, making the congress the largest conference of its kind worldwide.

Attended by 4.600 participants from 100 countries, the previous 51st Annual Meeting in Geneva offered more than 950 abstract presenters a stage to publish their latest research results. Thus, the congress is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in your field from around the world and provides a unique platform to exchange new ideas and discuss the latest developments in these fields. In 2019, the scientific programme will once again include a wide range of sessions and symposia, a clinical track, postgraduate courses as well as the popular hands-on endoscopy learning zone.

The upcoming 52nd ESPGHAN Annual Meeting will take place in the spectacular and vibrant city of Glasgow located in the heart of Scotland. Located on the banks of the river Clyde, Scotland’s most populous city has become a culturally buzzing and economically thriving hub attracting tourists and businessman alike. Rich in history and tradition, Glasgow is not only home to one of Britain’s oldest universities, but also a centre of innovation and research with special focus on the medical and life sciences. The city thus sets the ideal stage for continuing ESPGHAN’s journey one year after the society’s 50th anniversary and provides an inspiring atmosphere for the 52nd ESPGHAN Annual Meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you in Glasgow and trust that you will find your participation a rewarding and enjoyable experience!

Prof. Raanan Shamir
ESPGHAN President
Prof. Richard Russell
Chair Local Organizing Committee

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will bring together a fascinating and diverse mix of speakers providing cutting edge presentations and educational sessions making the 52nd Annual Meeting a must-attend meeting for all colleagues based in the world of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

The programme will include recent advances and state of the art lectures covering the secret pathways from stress to inflammation, intestinal tissue engineering, multivisceral transplantation, exosomes in breast milk and state of the art lectures on many other aspects of basic research as well as clinical developments in the field of gastrointestinal disorders, liver diseases, and nutrition. There will be many opportunities during the 2019 ESPGHAN Congress to network, discuss and share our clinical and research field interests, to present original works, to see old friends, and to meet new colleagues.


The conference is supported by: