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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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.


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

UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM) 19th May 12:00-14:00pm – CHANGE OF DATE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are deferring the 3rd JIRM Meeting (originally Thursday 19th May 12:00-14:00). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 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. This has been rescheduled to Thursday June 30th 12:00-15:00 GMT 2022. 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 and links to join the meeting. Those who registered for the original meeting (19th May 2022) will automatically be registered to the new date.

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IRTA International Chapters

The Council of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association (IRTA) would like to announce the approval of a new policy to promote the development of local chapters within the organization. The goal of this exciting initiative is to increase international participation of all care providers within the multidisciplinary teams engaged in intestinal failure, rehabilitation, and transplantation.  This would be accomplished through educational and research activities to promote the development of clinical and psychosocial management strategies for pediatric and adult patients with intestinal failure who require rehabilitation or transplant. IRTA invites care providers from all international intestinal rehabilitation and transplant centers to become engaged as active participants through the development of a local IRTA chapter. Creating a chapter will increase your visibility and local network. Involvement at the local level is important for the consolidation and...

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This will be a fabulous opportunity to mix with and learn from some of the most experienced paediatric endoscopists from all over the world. There will be short interactive lectures intermixed with hands-on learning using mannequins and more sophisticated virtual training modalities with small group training. Please click here to view the programme You can apply for the event by clicking here.

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Childhood Adenovirus Hepatitis Update

UKHSA press release: UKHSA technical briefing:

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BSPGHAN / UCLAN Systematic review fellowship 2022-3

We are delighted to announce the launch of this fellowship opportunity. This is a joint opportunity brought to you by the BSPGHAN research committee and Professor Morris Gordon, Director of the Biomedical Evidence synthesis and Translation to practice (BEST) unit at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The unit houses the Cochrane Gut UK review group, managing the Paediatric IBD and functional bowel disease portfolios. The team have produced 35 systematic reviews, including 20 Cochrane reviews, in the last 3 years. One successful candidate will be offered a funded secondment from 1st August 2022 for 12 months of 0.1-0.2 FTE. During this time, they will be offered bespoke training in systematic review techniques needed for Cochrane and non-Cochrane reviews. They will join the team for between one and three reviews, with a specific focus on reviews of functional constipation in childhood. These are being produced after requests from the Dutch guidelines team and the...

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ESPGHAN has launched an official PODCAST!

The podcasts will dive into latest research, solutions for addressing practice management issues, and much more. This is a great learning opportunity not only for trainees but all BSPGHAN members! Tune in every other week!

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Surveying National Prevalence, Investigation and Management of Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

Currently there is no clinical standard for investigation / management of congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID). Dr Sam Huthart, Dr Zamvar, Dr Sims and Dr Kontaki from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust have put together a google form with the aim of surveying national prevalence, investigation and management of CSID to obtain epidemiological data and establish best-practice. To all paediatric gastroenterologists nationwide please help the Leeds team to achieve these outcomes by completing the following survey: Surveying National Prevalence, Investigation and Management of Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) - Google Forms

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Upcoming Events

BSPGHAN Education Series: IBD associated liver disease


Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 7, 2022 12:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: IBD associated liver disease Speaker: Dr Jane Hartley Register in […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder


Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 15, 2022 01:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: ARFID Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: GORD and endotherapeutic procedures


Speaker: Dr Shishu Sharma Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 20, 2022 02:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: GORD and endotherapeutic procedure Register in […]

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 Annual Meeting 2023

Beaumont Estate Old Windsor Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2JJ

8-10 March 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 […]

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16th - 22nd May
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