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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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39th Annual Meeting

Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st March 2025
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

News and Updates

UK Joint 4th Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM)

2nd November 2023 from 12-2pm. Virtual event, Sheffield.

The Nutrition team 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.

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BSPGHAN “Research Career” Symposium

A research-focused symposium organised by BSPGHAN and open to all UK students, trainees and consultants with an interest in basic and translational research in the field of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

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BSPGHAN Trainees Meeting 2023

October 19th and 20th – Holiday Inn Southampton, SO15 1AG

2-day course for budding and existing PGHAN trainees! Meet PGHAN trainees, hear diverse talks from leading clinicians and hit key GRID and SPIN curriculum points, all in a friendly environment.

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Upcoming Events

UK Monogenic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Virtual Grand Round

Transforming the care of patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease. Genomic analysis is a foundation of precision medicine. With a better understanding of the molecular causes of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) […]

Glasgow Gastro Conference

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow are organising the next in person Glasgow Gastro Conference on the 13th September. Find out more

National Percutaneous Endocopic Gastrostomy Course

A unique opportunity to both observe and practice the different techniques of PEG insertion in children*WHERE? Northern General Hospital, Medical Education Centre, SheffieldWHEN? 13 September 2024 Course fees are £500. […]


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