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of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Welcome to the 52nd Annual Meeting

5-8 June 2019 · Glasgow · Scotland
Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Come and join us on Wednesday, 05 June, for a very special lecture organized by the Young ESPGHAN Committee!

Wednesday, 05 June, 17:00 - 18:00h


Everything we know about writing and publishing, work and life, success and failure - a different Young ESPGHAN conversational session with contributions from her, me and you.

Come and join us for a unique session organised by the Young ESPGHAN Committee!


The content:

Over the past fifty years the study of literature has become a generally accepted aspect of medical education. Literature is highly suited to assist learners in questioning conventional thinking and assumptions about various dimensions of work, life, professionalism, identity, and health.

Therefore, the seemingly separate universes of an author and a young doctor are sewed together in a conversation between Helen McClory and Line Modin, MD, PhD. who will interview Helen on stage and invite you to ask questions along the way.

This interactive session will be a diverse mix of literary performances, non medical and medical perspectives on writing and publishing, work and life and all the stuff that lies in between.


What to expect:

  • Discussions on work life balance in an unbalanced world. Perspectives from a Scottish author
  • How to finish, how to publish – how to prevent the paper from staying in the drawer?
  • The process of successful writing
  • How to fail (successfully) in writing


The presenter:

Helen McClory, PhD, Author

Helen has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Glasgow.

Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, was published by Queen's Ferry Press in August 2015 and won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her second collection, Mayhem & Death, was written for the lonely and published in March 2018.

Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.

Helen about herself:
‘Part islander, part denizen of the ‘city of Hume and Boswell’ (and Burke and Hare, and by spirit, Jekyll and Hyde), I’ve lived in Sydney (for graduate studies) and in New York City, though for the moment I’m back in Edinburgh working on my next project and daydreaming of more travels.’


Please note:

  • The participation is complimentary for all ESPGHAN participants
  • No pre-registration is required.