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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Welcome to the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (known as BSPGHAN), the national, professional and academic society which represents specialty colleagues working for infants, children and young people with digestive and liver disorders.

WHO WE ARE

BSPGHAN is a society that brings together colleagues from a range of professional disciplines and is recognised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) as the society responsible for this field of paediatric medicine.

BSPGHAN’s membership  is renowned for its friendliness and inclusivity. Membership stands at around 500 members, comprising consultants and specialist trainees in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition;  affiliated health care professionals such as specialist dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and scientists. This breadth of membership is a great benefit to the society and the wide range or professionals serve to represent our models of care for families. BSPGHAN has Professional groups and Working Parties to advocate for the key issues that our patients face.

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News and Updates

BSPGHAN Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Working Group National Intestinal Failure Network Annual Meeting Friday 16th September 2022

Dear Colleagues,On Behalf of BSPGHAN NIFWG, I am pleased to announce the resumption of the BSPGHAN Intestinal Failure Network Day, Friday September 16th , hosted on BSPGHAN zoom webinar. We have assembled a combination of international and local speakers see attached programme and welcome any BSPGHAN members to register viahttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fEDDjS0fQPOi1EQVS23d9A.We will be applying for CPD recognition from the RCPCH.  Please note a NIFWG meeting will follow the end of the CPD session in the afternoon.  Dr Andy Barclay Chair NIFWG

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BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023 will be held in Old Windsor in close proximity to Heathrow, the M25 and with fast rail links from London Paddington via Slough as well as suburban train services from London Waterloo.

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UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM) Thursday 30th June 2022 12-3pm

The teams at Sheffield Children's Hospital would like to cordially invite all interested health professionals to a national intestinal rehabilitation (UK- Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting; JIRM) meeting discussing difficult paediatric intestinal failure patients. It will be held on 30th June, 2022 12:00 – 15:00 PM GMT virtually.  Register in advance for this meeting by completing the word document and return via email to: Registration.event@yahoo.com   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is an initiative on part of the JIRM and is not endorsed by BSPGHAN as yet. Rules of engagement during the meeting.  Only those accepted registrants will be allowed in the meeting. A designated person will be granting access to the online meeting on the day and will be checking against the list of registered participants. Joining instructions should not be shared with others including via social...

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Button Battery Awareness 

Please download the Infographic – this aims to help parents understand, identify and prevent button battery ingestion in their child, and how to act if it occurs. Please download the Manifesto – this document sets out 4 calls to action for public authorities, policymakers and healthcare providers to help tackle button battery ingestion in children effectively.Advice guides – our clinical guide and parental guide, can view/download here: https://espghan.info/advice-guides/index.php #ButtonBatteryAwareness #NeverAgain

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Oxford IBD MasterClass

The Oxford MasterClass 2022 will be held on 12th & 13th September at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The focus of the meeting will be the innovations in IBD from the field of immunology. As always, the meeting will be delivered by a distinguished faculty of national and international speakers. Find out more

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Allergy Postgraduate programmes at Imperial College London

Imperial College London now offer a brand-new online stream, as well as continued blended stream which includes teaching at St Mary's Medical School Campus in London. There are still places available and up to 8 scholarships are offered for highly motivated new UK or international applicants for the next academic year 2022-2023 (application deadline: 14 July 2022).   They are hosting a Virtual Information Session on 22 June 2022 at 17:00 (GMT) with their Programme Faculty and current students. Registration is required and they welcome any interested members to join them. Further informationDownload

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Early investigation and management of children with acute non-A-E hepatitis, with and without liver failure

This clinical framework is intended to provide a structure for the investigation, transfer and management of children with novel non-A-E acute hepatitis in the context of an emergence of a novel disease. The recommendations within this guidance are based on existing principles of management of acute hepatitis and acute liver failure and on expert consensus opinion in the absence of high quality evidence around this novel condition. Read on the RCPCH website

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Upcoming Events

BSPGHAN Education Series: Cholestasis

Zoom

Speaker: Dr Palaniswamy Karthikeyan Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Aug 31, 2022 02:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: Cholestasis Register in advance for this […]

Oxford IBD MasterClass

The Oxford MasterClass 2022 will be held on 12th & 13th September at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The focus of the meeting will be the innovations in IBD from the field of […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: Colonic transit markers

Zoom

Speaker: Dr Michalis Papadopoulos Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Sep 16, 2022 01:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: Colonic transit markers Register in advance […]

Virtual PEGHAN study day

SAVE THE DATE! 12.30 - 1310 Dr. Tushar Banerjee - Pathophysiology of GI manifestations of allergy 1310- 1350 - Dr. Peter Gillett & Dr Siba Paul - Ask all your […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: Research iPENS

Zoom

Speaker:  Dr Konstantinos Gkikas Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Sep 21, 2022 02:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: Research- iPENS Register in advance for […]

ESPGHAN 7th Paediatric IBD Masterclass

NOVEMBER 24–26, 2022 HELSINKI, FI ORGANISED BY THE ESPGHAN IBD PORTO GROUP The full programme and details on how to register can be viewed here

Check out the new guidance for the diagnosis of CD in childhood summarised in #ADC this month
Coeliac disease: making the diagnosis https://adc.bmj.com/content/107/6/536
@ESPGHANSociety @RMBeattie50 @batraakshay @BSPGHAN @RCPCHtweets #ESPGHAN #DDW2022 @Coeliac_UK @CoeliacsMatter

Ready for Eosinophilic Awareness Week
16th - 22nd May
We will need your help to improve public and professional #EoE #EGID recognition and understanding by sharing and retweeting our programme of exciting content.
#EAW2022 #ThinkEoE
@BritSocGastro
@BSPGHAN
@BSACI_Allergy

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