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ESPGHAN 2018

Published: 15 May 2018
Enrico Mossotto ESPGHAN
Enrico Mossotto ESPGHAN

The European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) conference is the largest annual gathering for paediatric IBD specialist doctors, nurses and dietitians, with the common purpose of learning about the latest research (both clinical and scientific), promoting collaboration between PIBD centres and presenting cutting-edge work from one’s own hospitals/universities. Everyone’s overall goal to improve the care of children and young people with Crohn’s and colitis.

This year we were fortunate enough to have five pieces of work accepted from the Southampton team for presentation at ESPGHAN 2018. Led by Professor Sarah Ennis, Professor Mark Beattie and Professor Tony Williams this work centred on topics such as the role of the immune system in PIBD, autoimmune disease is in the family history of patients with PIBD, perspectives of patients, parents and professionals on maintenance enteral nutrition and a new genetic score, developed by Enrico Mossotto, for assessing the impact of mutations to a gene in a single patient with PIBD.

The team heard about international studies such as the H2020 PIBDnet safety registry, the interim results from the GROWTH CD study and the new treatments (including new biological therapies) that are currently in development. There was also a series of talks on the considerable achievements and advances during the 50 years of ESPGHAN’s work on PIBD and what we hoped for in the next 50 years.

Attending a conference such as ESPGHAN reconfirms the commitment of our clinical and research teams to understand what causes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and move towards personalised, precision therapy for children and young people with these conditions. The presence of international experts, researchers presenting novel work and >4500 delegates is a fantastic opportunity to learn, meet new like-minded people and promote the importance of improving treatments, management and care for children and young people with Crohn’s and colitis.

The team would like to thank CiCRA, Action Medical Research, the NIHR Southampton BRC and Southampton Children’s Hospital for their support. 

 

Enrico Mossotto ESPGHAN
Enrico Mossotto ESPGHAN
Poster ESPGHAN
Poster ESPGHAN
ESPGHAN
ESPGHAN
Rachel Haggarty Poster ESPGHAN
Rachel Haggarty Poster ESPGHAN
Rachel Haggarty Poster ESPGHAN
Rachel Haggarty Poster ESPGHAN
Presentation Tracy Coelho ESPGHAN
Presentation Tracy Coelho ESPGHAN
Presentation Tracy Coelho ESPGHAN
Presentation Tracy Coelho ESPGHAN
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