ESPGHAN 2022 cover photo

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)

June 23, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2023

May 18,2023 - May 19,2023

Feeding the infant to nurturing the microbiome: impact on immunity and health

Thursday 18th of May 2023 | 10h15 – 11h15


Raanan Shamir,  Israel (Chair) 

First foods: shaping the future of the microbiome

Martin Frederik Laursen, Denmark              

Friends with benefits – Synbiotics to support immune health in early life

Mario Noti, Switzerland


How do HMO modulate the immune system of infants with CMPA?  Emerging evidence and clinical implications

Thursday 18th of May 2023 | 14h00 – 15h00


Hania Szajewska, Poland (Chair)

Mechanisms of HMO in modulating immune responses

Liam O’Mahony, Ireland

Clinical Implications of 2’FL and LNnT in the Nutritional Management of CMPA

Yvan Vandenplas, Belgium

Evolving our Understanding of the Impact of 2’FL and LNnT on the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome in Infants with CMPA

Ralf Heine, Australia


New trends in enteral nutrition for children with gastrointestinal impairment

Friday 19th of May 2023 | 10h45 – 11h45


Frederic Gottrand, France (Chair)

Weaning from enteral nutrition: who, when and how

Frederic Gottrand, France

Can real food-based nutrition improve tolerance to EN in children

Valerie Marchand, Canada

New trends of using real food-based formula in various conditions, experience from clinical practice in UK  

Graeme O’Connor, UK

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2022

Jun 23,2022 - Jun 25,2022

Clinical Experience of Enteral Nutrition with Real Food in Children

Thursday 23rd June | 07h15 – 08h15 CET | Hall A3

Breakfast symposium

Enteral Nutrition for Children with Neurological and Gastrointestinal Impairment: Implementation of Real Food in Clinical Practice

Chairman: Frédéric Gottrand, France

Meeting Nutritional Needs and Improving Enteral Tolerance with Real Food-Based Formula

Gerard J. Minor, US

A National Retrospective Study in Children who Have Switched to Real Food-Based Formula

Martha van der Linde, UK

Real Food in Enteral Nutrition for Chronically Ill Children: Practical Clinical Experience

Prof. Claudio Romano, Italy



Can the Child’s Diet in the Early Years Shape the Microbiome and Metabolic Health? New Research and Directions

Thursday 23rd June 2022 | 13h00 – 14h00 CET | Hall A1

Lunchtime symposium


Prof. Anne Raben, Denmark

Microbiome Digestion Matters: Maximising the Benefits of Dietary Glycans in Early Life

Dr. Giles Major, Switzerland

Crucial Role of Early Life Nutrition in Shaping Childhood and Adult Health – a Metabolic Perspective

Yann Ravussin, PhD, Switzerland



The Cow’s Milk related Symptom Score (CoMiSS™) to Facilitate the Awareness of Cow’s Milk Allergy

Friday 24th June 2022 | 7h30 – 8h30 CET | Hall A3

Breakfast symposium


Chair: Prof. Yvan Vandenplas, Belgium

Co-Chair: Prof. Hania Szajewska, Poland

Why Is the Diagnosis of CMA so Challenging?

Dr. Rosan Meyer, Belgium

CoMiSS™ to Increase CMA Awareness: Lessons Learnt

Dr. Kateřina Bajerová, Czech Republic

Can CoMiSS™ Be Improved?

Prof. Yvan Vandenplas, Belgium


Dietary Management of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease in Clinical Practice

Saturday 25th June 2022 | 07h15 – 8h15 CET | Hall A3

Breakfast symposium

Does it Make Sense to Consider Diet as Part of CD Therapeutic Armamentarium

Prof. Javier Martin De Carpi, Spain

CDED in Management of CD from Research to Clinical Practice

Rotem Sigall Boneh, Israel

Multi-omics of Nutritional Therapy

Dr. Johan van Limbergen, The Netherlands

Use of CDED in Real Life Clinical Cases

Chairman – Prof. Paolo Lionetti, Italy

6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) 2021

Jun 03,2021 - Jun 04,2021

Thursday, 3rd June from 12:00-13:00 CET Time

New generation of HMOs: From latest Research to Clinical Practice

Chair: Hania Szajewska, Department of Pediatrics, The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Generation Next of HMOs: the breakthrough research– Ryan Carvalho, Switzerland

  • Do more HMOs translate to increased benefits? – Yvan Vandenplas, Belgium

  • Role of HMOs in advancing the management of CMPA: Research to clinical practice - Anna Nowak Wegrzyn, USA


Friday, 4th June from 12:45-13:30 CET Time

Nutritional Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Chair: Frédéric Gottrand, Pediatric Gastroenterology Children’s University Hospital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France

  • Tube Feeding in CP Children: Energy Needs and Importance of Percutaneous Gastrostomy - Frédéric Gottrand, France
  • Impact of Dietary Fibre in Enteral Nutrition – Claudio Romano, Italy


6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) 2020

Jun 03,2020 - Jun 06,2020

After careful and thoughtful consideration of the growing health risks worldwide related to COVID-19, it has been decided that the 6th World Congress of PGHAN which was planned for 03 – 06 June 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark cannot take place this year.

NNI organized an exclusive online symposium as schedule for WCPGHAN 2020

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2019

Jun 05,2019 - Jun 08,2019

NNI hosted 3 symposia at ESPGHAN 2019

1. Inspired by Human Milk Research
Bo Lönnerdal (chair), Department of Nutrition, University of California, USA 
Protein: What Did We Learn from Human Milk? Sagar Thakkar, Singapore
The Long Term Impact of Early Nutrition Ferdinand Haschke, Austria

2. Human Milk Oligosaccharides and their Potential in Immune System Development
Hania Szajewska (chair), Department of Pediatrics, The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland 
 Human Milk Oligosaccharides as Primers for the Microbiome and Immune System Lars Bode, USA
The Gut Microbiome and its Role in Early Immune Development and Allergies Liam O'Mahony, Ireland
The Role of Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Allergy Management Yvan Vandenplas, Belgium

3. Why Do We Need Dietary Therapy in Crohn’s Disease in an Era of Biologics?
Frank Ruemmele (chair), Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris 
▶ Why Do We Need Nutrition Therapy in an Era of Biologics  David Wilson, UK
What Are the Targets for Dietary Therapy  Rotem Sigall-Boneh, Israel
Present State of the Art on Dietary Management in Crohn’s Disease  Eytan Wine, Canada
The New Kid on the Block: The Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet for Induction of Remission Arie Levine, Israel

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2017

5. kvetna 65
Czech Republic
May 10,2017 - May 14,2017

Every year the ESPGHAN meeting attracts the key opinion leaders in the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from across Europe and all five continents, turning it into the largest conference of its kind worldwide.

The previous 49th congress held in Athens was attended by more than 4.000 delegates from 103 countries, and the positive feedback received on last year’s congress was overwhelming.

The ever growing high attendance and the enthusiasm shared by the attendees motivates us to create an even more attractive scientific programme for the 50th annual meeting in Prague in 2017. This will include a wide range of scientific session and symposia as well as the clinical track, Post Graduate Courses and the hands-on Learning Zone.

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2015

May 06,2015 - May 09,2015

ESPGHAN aimed to promote child health and increase understanding and treatment of disease states and was a platform for scientific exchange, offering a high standard education programme to learn about the latest advances and clinical developments focusing on gastrointestinal disorders, liver diseases, and nutrition

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2014

Jerusalem, Israel
Jun 09,2014 - Jun 12,2014

47th Annual Meeting of The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition The scientific programme included recent advances and state of the art lectures covering genetic, immunological, microbiological and clinical developments in the field of gastrointestinal disorders, liver diseases, and nutrition.

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2013

United Kingdom
May 09,2013 - May 12,2013

The Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN with over 3,500 physicians, researchers and scientists from around the world offered a platform for scientific exchange and offer a high standard education programme: making them the best place to learn about the latest advances in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The majority of attendees were university based physicians, clinicians in private practise and basic or clinical scientists.