BSPGHAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – call for nominations now closed

BSPGHAN Council thank BSPGHAN members for nominations for the 2021 BSPGHAN Distinguished Service Award. The decision on who will receive the award will be announced at the BSPGHAN Gala Dinner on Thursday 27th January 2022

A call for nominations will be advertised on the BSPGHAN website  in September  each year.  

Please download the full details for eligibility, standards, criteria and selection process.

*A Full or Associate member of BSPGHAN for at least 5 years at the time of nomination.  

Please remember that Honorary Membership may also be conferred by the Society, at the recommendation of Council, upon distinguished colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to paediatric gastroenterology, whether they be members of the Society or not. Upon retirement, Full Members may apply in writing to the Convenor to become Honorary Members. Honorary Members are not be required to pay the annual subscription fee and do not have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting nor at Special Meetings. 

Best wishes

Sue Protheroe 

President of BSPGHAN 18/8/21 

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

Beaumont Estate

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.

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:  

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 media 
  • Registrant should be mindful of the space where they are using to join the meeting so that no other persons would be able to hear/look over them. 
  • Registrants are not to take photos, screenshots or video record any part of the meeting. 
  • Patient/parental consent would have been sought for discussion in this meeting. In addition, all patient demographics have been kept to a minimum. 
  • There will be a 10-15 minutes presentation following by a 25-30 mins discussion. The host will be time keeping and modulating. 
  • The participants are responsible for complying with individual Trust  governance rules and the organisers will not be held responsible if the rules are not complied

We hope you can make it!

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:
#ButtonBatteryAwareness #NeverAgain

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

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.

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

PPPP Congress 2022: 8th International Congress of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics

On behalf of Prof. Flavia Indrio and the World Association of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics, I warmly invite you to the PPPP Congress 2022: 8th International Congress of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics that will be held on 15-17 September 2022 in Valencia, Spain.
To see the complete programme of the congress, you may visit its official website at

ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School – still some vacancies

There are still a few places available at the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition to the ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School “Paediatric Nutrition – in Health and Disease” at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor in the United Kingdom. The application deadline has been extended to 30 May ! Please do encourage your juniors and AHPs to register if you have not already done so !

ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School
4-8 July 2022
De Vere Beaumont Estate Old Windsor – United Kingdom
“PAEDIATRIC NUTRITION – In Health and Disease”

Summer School is designed to: 

  • offer a comprehensive curriculum on paediatric nutritional research, focusing on current ‘hot topics’ 
  • serve as an introduction to evidence-based medicine in the field of nutrition 
  • provide evidence-based advice on nutrition for healthy infants, children and adolescents and on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of paediatric nutritional diseases 
  • offer unique opportunities to learn from and interact with expert faculty from various European centres, as well as from participants from around the world with an interest in nutrition 
  • provide knowledge transfer in an interactive way  
  • give delegates the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from Faculty

Dates and times
The Summer School will commence at 15.00 on Monday, July 4th 2022, and will end with lunch on Friday, July 8th 2022.

Cost & Registration
The fee charged to the participant for the Summer School is € 175 (shared twin room) and includes

  • accommodation
  • three meals per day and coffee breaks
  • course materials
  • social programme including dinner

Registration will be via the ESPGHAN website where dedicated pages will be set up for the summer school, and payment can be made by debit/credit card.  Information on the Summer School is currently available on the ESPGHAN website.

 Documents to submit

•         Motivation Letter
•         Sponsor Letter of an ESPGHAN Member
•         Short CV
•         Abstract of a difficult case report which will be presented by the delegate

The Summer School is aimed at young researchers and clinicians and other health care professionals interested  in paediatric nutrition. Please do encourage relevant members of your team to apply !

BSPGHAN is considering to offer a bursary to a few trainees and associates!

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