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.
ESPGHAN has three standing committees focusing on gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. All of these committees aim to promote child health and increase understanding and treatment of disease states. ESPGHAN members are also involved in various working groups that are linked to the appropriate standing committee and concentrate on particular aspects of child care and / or disease states.
Additionally, the Allied Health Professional Committee aims to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Europe, and the Trainee Committee promotes and supports specialist training and guides trainees towards full membership of ESPGHAN.
Other committees within ESPGHAN include the following: Ethics, Finance, International Affairs and Publications.
The ESPGHAN Council:
|President||Sanja Kolacek, Croatia|
|President Elect||Ulrich Baumann, Germany|
|General Secretary||Mary Fewtrell, United Kingdom|
|Treasurer||Annamaria Staiano, Italy|
|Education Secretary||Andreas Jenke, Germany|
|International Affairs Representative||Patrick Bontems, France|
|Scientific Secretary||Lissy de Ridder, Netherlands|
|Gastroenterology Committee||Marc Benninga, Netherlands|
|Hepatology Committee||Giuseppe Indolfi, Italy|
|Nutrition Committee||Jiri Bronsky, Czech Republic|
|Allied Health Professionals||Jackie Falconer, United Kingdom|
|Young ESPGHAN Committee||Andreia Nita, Romania|
|Chair of LOC||Steffen Husby, Denmark|