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Welcome to ESPGHAN


Prof. Berthold Koletzko,
Univ. of Munich,

ESPGHAN President

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.

We wish to provide representation for all professionals involved in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, to promote basic, translational and clinical science, to lobby for stronger support of research, and to offer the highest standards of education to members and all professionals involved in this important area, with particular attention to new investigators and trainees to ensure they are supported and encouraged. We also aim to serve as a source of competent advice for governments, international agencies, and relevant stakeholders.

I invite you to explore our website to obtain more detailed information about ESPGHAN and its activities, to attend our Annual Meetings and training schools, and to consider joining our great network of outstanding researchers, clinicians, and allied health care professionals as an ESPGHAN member


JPGN published authors and reviewers will be eligible to receive a 20% discount on any LWW book!

50th Anniversary of ESPGHAN 2018

ESPGHAN will be fifty years old in 2018 and its Jubilee meeting will be in Geneva, close to its birthplace in Interlaken in 1968.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Society, Council has created a History Committee tasked with preparing a publication recording the first half-century of ESPGHAN, and to collect together and archive important and relevant documents relating to its past.

The History Working Group will have an open meeting at the annual meeting in Amsterdam in 2015, to which members wishing to be involved with this project are invited. The History Committee will outline its proposals for a Supplement of JPGN, and other possible publications.

In the meantime the History committee invites short written contributions (of not more than 100 words) on 'what you remember most or best' about ESPGHAN. If you wish to be involved, please send all contributions to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please also let us know if you have, or know of, significant documents, photographs of other written or graphic material concerning the history of ESPGHAN. 

Lawrence Weaver, Chair of History Committee

Bert Koletzko, President of ESPGHAN