Meetings and Courses

May 2019

  • Associate and Trainee Members' Meeting 2nd - 3rd May 2019

    2 May 2019 to 3 May 2019

    Royal London Hospital

    Associate and Trainee Members' Meeting 2nd - 3rd May 2019, Royal London Hospital, London:

  • RCPCH and BSPGHAN Joint Study Session

    13 May 2019

    ICC Birmingham

    BSPGHAN is joining forces with the General Paediatricians on Monday 13th May 2019 at the RCPCH Annual Meeting.  These joint sessions have proved highly popular and seats sell out quickly.  Remember to register early to guarantee a place.  For details and registration visit

June 2019

  • ESPGHAN 2019

    5 June 2019 to 9 June 2019

    SEC Glasgow

    ESPGHAN 2019, Glasgow 5th - 9th June SEC Glasgow.  Full conference details can now be viewed on the ESPGHAN Website

    Message from Richard Russell

    Hi Everyone
    The ESPGHAN event is coming soon and we are excited to welcome you all to Glasgow for this. A few things to update you on

    1. In terms of registration I know several BSPGHAN members may only want to attend part of the meeting but that does not seem to be an option - You can pay as a day delegate on any day but ESPGHAN do not advertise this you simply have to pay on the day - if this is of interest please let me know and I can give you a price ​

    2. Please Join us for the SSPGHANG at ESPGHAN party on 5.6.19 - this is not on the official itinerary but you won't want to miss it - please see the attached flyer for how to register for a ticket before they run out! We will be advertising widely beyond BSPGHAN 1 week from now so act now to avoid disappointment.

    3. For any ESPGHAN members please choose to attend the AGM so you waive your £50 for the members night on 7.6.19 which is at the arches in glasgow and will also be good fun too.

    And finally

    4. Please encourage your IBD families to attend our family IBD education day on Saturday 8.6.19 with international IBD experts from across the world - i will send on a detailed programme for this very soon - please note it is aimed at older children and families

    If I or Richard Hansen can be of any help leading up to the meeting please just let us know

    Professor Richard Russell
    Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, & Honorary Professor
    Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal Hospital for Children, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, Tel: 0044 141 451 6543


September 2019

  • ESPGHAN Allied Health Professionals Summer School September 2019

    12 September 2019 to 15 September 2019

    Oxford,, UK

    Date: September 12–15, 2019, Oxford UK
    Local organisers:  Sarah Macdonald (UK) and  Jackie Falconer (UK)
    Target Audience: Dietitians, nurses and other AHP involved in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.  No specific background is requested.
    After the Summer School, participants should:
    • Have an overview of the conditions covered with access to up to date literature/guidelines
    • Have the chance to discuss how to practically deliver appropriate nutrition to these patients
    • Have the chance to discuss their complex cases with the faculty/ other delegates in an interactive environment
    Application Deadline: July 7, 2019  Registration fee 50 Euros

    For full details view AHP Summer School flyer

October 2019

  • BSPGHAN Research Working Group Gastro CSG Study Day

    3 October 2019

    Firth Court, Sheffield

    Thursday 3rd October 9a.m - 2p.m Firth Court,Sheffield In conjunction with Sheffield Children’s Hospital:  

    For the Attention of New Consultants, AHPS, Trainees


    BSPGHAN Research Working Group invites all trainees, AHP and junior consultants, to attend an intensive, "Entry Level Research Training Day"

    Whether you are interested in exploring a clinical or scientific question with a stand alone project, or whether you are looking to move in to a research career, this is an essential day for you. We will focus on the practical sequence of steps you need to take, and who will be able to help you in your locality Inspiration and encouragement are readily available on this day.

    We will be joined by our colleagues (AHPS, trainees and junior consultants) from BSG, anaesthetics and BAPS.

    Highlights of the day, "Prof Nick Bishop, VP for Research at RCPCH" talking on the Academic Toolkit and Lane Greene from The Economist, "Plain English, why we all need a lay summary".

    Please read the attached elevator pitch!

    I look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in October

    For further details please click on Research Study Day Information

  • SAVE The DATE Joint BSG and BSPGHAN symposium on on Gastrointestinal disorders in Adolescence and Effective Transition of Care

    4 October 2019

    Sheffield Children's Hospital

    Joint BSG and BSPGHAN symposium on on Gastrointestinal disorders in Adolescence and Effective Transition of Care for   Paediatric and Adult trainees, clinical fellows and speciality doctors with interest in gastroenterology and Allied health care professionals with gastroenterology interest.

    Venue:  Sheffield Children’s Hospital    Registration fee:  Nominal fee will be charged

    Scope of symposium: Comprising a  mixture of talks, clinical case presentations with audience interaction

    1. Transition of young people from paediatric to adult services - Current guidance
    2. How to deliver developmentally age appropriate healthcare (NIHR transition research)
    3. A Young person and/or parents/carer’s insight care delivered in transition period
    4. EoE in the adolescent - Paediatric speaker, adult speaker - joint Q and A
    5. Eating disorder in the adolescent - Paediatric speaker, adult speaker - joint Q and A
    6. Commissioning transitional services  - Speaker from commissioning body
    7. GI/Psychology interface
    8. Clinical case and discussion around transition – Home PN, complex neuro disability and feeding etc

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the current guidance on effective transition and how transitional services can be set up and commissioned
    2. Gain an insight into the management of gastrointestinal conditions affecting adolescents
    3. Develop an understanding of the Young Person’s perspective.

March 2020

  • Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital, 30 year celebration: SAVE THE DATE

    19 March 2020 to 20 March 2020


    SAVE THE DATE:  The Liver Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital will be celebrating a 30yr anniversary from 19th to 20th March 2020, please download SAVE THE DATE flyer for more information.