Dates: 13 - 16 September 2017
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Martín de Carpi, Javier PhD
President | Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Javier Martín de Carpi is Head of Department, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona and associate Professor at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. He coordinates the Unit for the Comprehensive Care of Paediatric IBD (UCIEII-P), the biggest pediatric IBD (PIBD) unit in the country. Dr. Martín de Carpi is the author of multiple papers specially focused in pediatric IBD and he is a frequent speaker in different meetings centered in these diseases, as well as an active member of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (SEGHNP), ESPGHAN and ECCO.
Navas-López, Víctor Manuel PhD
Vice President | Hospital Materno Infantil | Málaga, Spain
Organization: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit. Málaga. Spain. Victor Manuel Navas-López, MD, PhD is Consultant at the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit of Materno Infantil Hospital in Málaga since September 2006. He is member of SEGHNP (Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition), ESPGHAN (The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition), ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization), GETECCU (the Spanish Medical Association for the Study of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), AEG (Asociación Española de Gastroenterología) and recently became member of the Porto Group of ESPGHAN.
García Romero, Ruth PhD
Hospital Miguel Servet | Zaragoza, Spain
She has a degree in medicine and is a Doctor at the Universidad de Zaragoza. She specializes in pediatrics. She also holds a Master´s degree in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Universidad de Barcelona. She was a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona until 2012 and is currently in the division of Gastroenterology at the Hospital Infantil Miguel Servet in Zaragoza. She is a full member of the Sociedad Española de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica (SEGHNP) and also a Member of the Grupo Español de Trabajo en Enfermedad de Chron y Colitis Ulcerosa (GETECCU). She has attended and spoken at various courses and conferences dedicated to the field of gastroenterology and child nutrition. <br />
Irastorza Terradillos, Iñaki PhD
Hospital de Cruces | Bilbao, Spain
Jiménez Triviño, Santiago MD
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias | Oviedo, Spain
Consultant of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Section at Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA) since 2008. Graduated in Medicine from the University of Oviedo in 2000, he was trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology in HUCA, with also several stays at Royal Free Hospital in London(2005) and Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid (2008).<br />Full member of The Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, where he is an active collaborator in the PIBD group. He is also national coordinator of a survey in diagnostic delay in PIBD. He holds more than 20 publications in national and international journals, and multiple book chapters, national and international communications, and invited lectures.
Martínez Gómez, María José MD PhD
Hospital Niño Jesús | Madrid, Spain
She is a consultant in gastroenterology and is a Coordinator at the Unit of Endoscopy and Digestive Function Tests at the Hospital Niño Jesús Madrid. She coordinates the pediatric unit. Professor on pediatrics at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. She is a full member of the Sociedad Española de Gastroenterologia, Hepatologia y Nutrición Pediátricas and a member of ESPGHAN (European Society Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition). She also forms part of the Pediatric Task Force on Helicobacter pylori ESPGHAN- EHPSG. Editor of the Journal Endoscopia Digestiva Pediátrica. Ed Ergon 2010, Editor of the journal Libro Técnicas para el Diagnóstico en Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica. Ed Ergon, 2015. Author of numerous articles published in international and national magazines and in a large amount of book chapters.
Medina Benítez, Enrique PhD
Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre | Madrid, Spain
Grade in Medicine and General Surgery. University of Granada. January 1984. | Pediatric gastroenterologist at Hospital “12 de Octubre” Madrid. Spain. | Member of the Spanish Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Navalón Rubio, María MD
Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca | Murcia, Spain
A degree in Medicine in 2005 at the University “Miguel Hernández” in Elche (Alicante). Internal Medical training in Pediatrics at the Hospital General de Alicante. Post-graduate degree in training in pediatric digestive endoscopy and the management of inflammatory bowel disease at the Hospital San Joan de Deu de Barcelona. Assisting in the Unit of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia since 2010. Member of the Sociedad Española de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica (SEGHNP). The first author of various communications regarding pediatric digestive endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease at national and international conferences.
Pujol Muncunill, Gemma MD
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Grade in Medicine at the Universitat de Barcelona (1998-2004). Specialist in Pediatrics since 2009 and master’s degree in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Universitat de Barcelona (2010-2012). Currently, assisting as a Pediatric Gastroenterology at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (Barcelona) and in the Unit for the Comprehensive Care of Paediatric IBD (UCIEII-P) in the same hospital since 2013. Member of SEGHNP (Spanish Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition), ESPGHAN (European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), GETECCU (Spanish Medical Association for the Study of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization).
Ricart Gómez, Elena MD
Hospital Clínic | Barcelona, Spain
Elena Ricart, MD, PhD is Consultant at the Gastroenterology Department of Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain since October 2006. Prior to joining the staff at Hospital Clinic, she served as a Consultant at Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. Dr Ricart received her Medical Degree at Universitat Central of Barcelona and she completed her residency in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 1993 to 1997 at Hospital de Sant Pau. After obtaining her PhD from Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in 1998, she spent two years as a research-fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, under Dr William Sandborn’s mentorship. She is member of GETECCU (the Spanish Medical Association for the Study of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization), AEG (Asociación Española de Gastroenterología) and SCD (Societat Catalana de Digestologia). She is the author of 72 peer-reviewed articles and is the responsible for the hematopoietic stem cell transplant program for refractory Crohn’s disease. Her main research and clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, cell therapy, and endoscopy.
Segarra Cantón, Oscar PhD
Hospital Vall d'Hebrón | Barcelona, Spain
In 1999 he got his degree in Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He became a specialist in Pediatrics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in 2004. He was granted a sub-speciality of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Hospital Vall Hebron, Barcelona in 2006. In 2016 he got a PHD in Pediatrics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He is currently a Pediatrician in the Unit of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Liver transplantation at the Hospital Universitario Vall Hebron in Barcelona. Doctor in the Pediatrics department at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona since 2011 until now. Master coordinator in Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Nutrition at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Since 2012 until today he is a Member of different medical societies such as the Sociedad Española de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica (Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) (SEGHNP), since May 2012, the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and since May 2015 the European Cronh´s and the Colitis Organization (ECCO) since May 2016.
Dubinsky, Marla MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital | New York, USA
Marla C. Dubinsky received her medical degree from Queen’s University in Canada and completed her clinical pediatric gastroenterology training at Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Currently, Dr. Dubinsky is Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Escher, Johanna MD PhD
Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Johanna (Hankje) Escher (1963) is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and is Head of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Department of the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research focus is on pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PIBD), with publications on disease phenotype, treatment and transition. Professor Escher is the initiator of EUROKIDS, a multicenter European prospective PIBD registry. She has chaired the Porto IBD working group of ESPGHAN (2007-2001), was a frontline P-ECCO committee member (2010-2013) and is now an active member of the Porto IBD working group of ESPGHAN and member of the operational board of PIBD-net. Prof. Escher has authored over 100 international publications concerning pediatric IBD. She is currently working on biomarkers of anti-TNF treatment response in pediatric and adult IBD, the effect of cognitive behavioral treatment in pediatric and adult IBD, and the outcome of transitional care.
Griffiths, Anne MD
The Hospital for Sick Children | Toronto, Canada
Dr. Anne Griffiths is Professor of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, where she holds the Northbridge Chair in IBD and co-leads the IBD Centre. She is Principal Investigator of the Canadian Children IBD network, involving 12 paediatric IBD centers across Canada. Within the Toronto SickKids IBD program, and as paediatric GI fellowship training program director (1998-2003) and GI Division Head (2008-2015), Dr. Griffiths has mentored and trained many paediatric gastroenterologists, now clinician investigators engaged in IBD clinical care and research across Canada and beyond. Her clinical and translational research interests have included the genetic basis of susceptibility to IBD and paediatric IBD outcomes research. She was responsible as principal investigator for developing the IMPACT questionnaire, a disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument for paediatric IBD and the Paediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI). She has lectured widely nationally and internationally, including recently as the 2016 Visiting Clinical Professor of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.
Hyams, Jeffrey MD
CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER | CONNECTICUT, USA
M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston | Fellow in Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston | Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine | Head, Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Connecticut | Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Levine, Arie MD
Wolfson Medical Center | Tel Aviv, Israel
Arie Levine is the director of the pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition unit at the Wolfson Medical Center and associate professor at Tel Aviv University, Israel. His clinical and research interests are focused primarily on IBD. Arie has chaired the ESPGHAN Porto group, and PECCO, the pediatric committee of ECCO. He is a founding member of the dietary committee of ECCO. He was instrumental in the classification schemes and diagnostic criteria for pediatric IBD, leading the Paris Classification and Revised Porto criteria for IBD. He also serves as a section editor on the IBD journal. In recent years he has led numerous novel research concepts through clinical and translational studies including early clinical prognostication of IBD, treatment strategies targeting the microbiota in IBD, as well as the role of diet in pathogenesis and treatment of IBD. He is currently running several multicenter multination randomized controlled trials targeting the microbiota.
Martín de Carpi, Javier PhD
President | Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Javier Martín de Carpi is Head of Department, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona and associate Professor at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. He coordinates the Unit for the Comprehensive Care of Paediatric IBD (UCIEII-P), the biggest pediatric IBD (PIBD) unit in the country. Dr. Martín de Carpi is the author of multiple papers specially focused in pediatric IBD and he is a frequent speaker in different meetings centered in these diseases, as well as an active member of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (SEGHNP), ESPGHAN and ECCO. <br />
Navas-López, Víctor Manuel PhD
Vice President | Hospital Materno Infantil | Málaga, Spain
Victor Manuel Navas-López, MD, PhD is Consultant at the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit of Materno Infantil Hospital in Málaga since September 2006. He is member of SEGHNP (Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition), ESPGHAN (The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition), ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization), GETECCU (the Spanish Medical Association for the Study of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), AEG (Asociación Española de Gastroenterología) and recently became member of the Porto Group of ESPGHAN.
Panés Díaz, Julià MD PhD
Hospital Clínic | Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Julian Panes is Director of the IBD Unit at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, and assistant professor of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. His research group is focused on the development and implementation of new diagnostic tools, with special interest in cross-sectional imaging, the identification of new molecular targets for treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, and the development of cell therapies for treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. He has published more than 300 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals, has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Federation, member of the Scientific Committee of European Crohn’s and Colitis organization, member of the board of International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, member of the Editorial Board of various international publications, Associate Editor of Gut, and he is currently President of ECCO.
Ruemmele, Frank MD PhD
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades | Paris, France
Turner, Dan MD PhD
Shaare Zedek Medical Center | Jerusalem, Israel
Since 2008, Dan Turner heads the Juliet Keidan Institute of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, and directs its Pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) Center. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of over 120 peer-review manuscripts in IBD. He is currently the chair of the Pediatric IBD Porto group of ESPGHAN, vice-president of the international pediatric PIBD-network and an elected member of the International Organization of IBD (IOIBD). He graduated Medical School at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 1999, followed by residency in Pediatrics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. He completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2007, he received his PhD in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
Wilson, David MD
University of Edinburgh Medical School | Edinburgh, UK
Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology; Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh and Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. | Profile: David qualified from Queen’s University of Belfast, and following paediatric training in Northern Ireland, including a doctoral thesis, moved to Toronto, in July 1994 to complete his PGHAN training. After this wonderful experience, he returned to the UK upon appointment in Edinburgh in August 1997 and set up the PGHAN service for SE Scotland. David is clinical lead of the PGHAN service in Edinburgh and of the SE Scotland regional PGHAN network, and his main clinical interest is in IBD. David’s programme of academic activities includes clinical, epidemiological and translational research in IBD. He previously chaired the BSPGHAN IBD Working Group, and is an active member of the ESPGHAN Paediatric IBD Porto Group and P-ECCO committee. David has supervised excellent research fellows completing doctorates in IBD, and has authored or co-authored >150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, over 65% of these on IBD.
Wine, Eytan MD PhD
University of Alberta| Alberta, Canada
Dr. Wine is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology, Clinician Scientist, and Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the University of Alberta in Canada. After his Medical and Pediatric training in Israel, he completed a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and earned his PhD in Cellular Microbiology at the University of Toronto in Philip Sherman’s laboratory. Dr. Wine’s clinical expertise is managing children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). This interest fits well with his laboratory research focus on involvement of intestinal bacteria in development of intestinal inflammation, enabling translational bench-to- bedside research. Work in the Wine lab is funded by Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions (AIHS), Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). Dr. Wine is a co-principle applicant on the CIHR-CHILD Foundation Canadian Children IBD Network and is a member of the ESPGHAN Porto IBD Group.
Aloi, Marina MD PhD
Sapienza University of Rome | Rome, Italy
Marina Aloi is a tenured Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Sapienza University of Rome. She graduated from Messina University Medical School and trained in pediatrics in Rome, where she also completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology. She obtained a PhD in pediatric gastroenterology focusing on the efficacy and safety of methotrexate in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Since 2010 Marina Aloi is a staff physician at Umberto I University Hospital in Rome. Dr. Aloi is a member of the IBD working group of ESPGHAN and treasurer of the Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology. She is author of almost 70 original publications, reviews and some textbooks in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, mainly focusing on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases.
Assa, Amit MD MHA
Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, Schneider Children's Hospital of Israel | Petach Tikva, Israel
Current Position: Head of IBD Program, Schneider Children's Hospital of Israel<br />Current Academic Position: Senior Lecturer, The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University,<br />Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada<br />Over 50 publication in peer review journals.<br />Main research interest: Outcomes of children with pediatric IBD, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of biologic agents.
Baldassano, Robert MD
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, USA
Robert N. Baldassano completed his Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Robert Baldassano is the Colman Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CHOP and Director of the CHOP Microbiome Center. Dr. Baldassano research focuses on improving the care of children suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He has chaired multiple national and international programs relating to pediatric IBD. Dr. Baldassano is on the editorial advisory board for five journals. He has published greater than 175 papers on pediatric IBD and is editor of 3 pediatric IBD textbooks.
Bousvaros, Athos MD
Boston Childrens's Hospital | Boston, USA
Athos Bousvaros MD, MPH is a pediatric gastroenterologist who has worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for over 25 years. He completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College, his medical degree and residency at Duke University, and his gastroenterology fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As Associate Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease program at Children's Hospital Boston, he spends much of his time treating complex cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis referred from across the country. His research interests include identifying the cause of IBD by studying the intestinal microbiome, developing new therapies for IBD, and examining the immune response of IBD patients to immunizations. He has over 100 original and review publications in the medical literature.
Brennan, Mary RN
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Cambridge, UK
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (1991) Chase Farm Hospital, (North London) and as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (1994), Guy’s and Lewisham, School of Nursing, (London). Since qualifying, I have pursued my interest in Paediatric IBD, commencing my first post as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatric IBD in 2003 at the Royal Free Hospital (London). In 2008 I graduated with a Nursing BSc Hons (1st) focusing on Paediatric IBD. I moved to Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge) in January 2008 as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Gastroenterology to help set up the regional gastroenterology service for the East of England and leading the Nursing team. I was a member of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guideline development group - Crohn’s: management (CG152), (2012) and a member of the on-going review team. More recently I have a proactive role in establishing Improved Care Now at our centre with the aim of providing the best care for the children with IBD and their families.
de Ridder, Lissy PhD
Erasmus MC/Sophia Children’s Hospital | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Lissy de Ridder is Associate Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam. Her current research concerns pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with a main focus on clinical and translational studies. She is particularly interested in the safety and efficacy of medical treatment of IBD as illustrated by a large international survey on cancer and mortality within pediatric-onset IBD she is working on. Furthermore, she is principal investigator and project leader of TISKids, a randomised controlled trial on top-down versus step-up treatment in newly diagnosed pediatric Crohn’s disease.<br /><br />Moreover, she is partner in Horizon 2020 application PIBD-SETQuality, as principal investigator and workpackage leader. This project concerns the generation of a homogenized high-powered and secured data base to collect and analysis of long-term real world data of children with IBD (inception cohort) in a prospective registry designed to analyze effectiveness and safety signals and correlate them to individual risk factors (genetic, immunological and microbiological). <br /><br />She is steering committee member of the ESPGHAN pediatric IBD Porto working group, treasurer of PIBDnet and she is a very enthusiastic faculty member of the Young Investigators Forum (YIF) of the ESPGHAN.
García Arenas, Dolores RD
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Associate Profesor in the department of Nutrition and Bromatology at the Pharmacy Faculty at the Universidad de Barcelona (UB) and clinical pediatric dietitian-nutritionist in the division of <br />Gastroenterology, Hepatology and pediatric Nutrition at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona. I graduated in Human Nutrition and Diet in the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad Rovira i Virgili (URV) and beforehand I did a masters in Nutritional, Environmental and Genetic Factors for Growth and Development at the Universidad Rovira i Virgili (URV) and another Masters in Clinical and Epidemiological Research at the Universidad de Lleida (UDL). In both areas of specialised knowledge, I acdquired my training throught my current professional development as a teacher, researcher and clinical trainer in both the Hospital and the University.
Gerasimidis, Konstantinos PhD
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kigdom
Dr Konstantinos Gerasimidis is a dietitian and lecturer in clinical nutrition at the University of Glasgow. His research explores the role of nutrition, diet and its interaction with gut microbiota in gastrointestinal disease. He has previously published research in the effect of IBD on disease associated malnutrition and the impact of exclusive enteral nutrition. He is currently exploring the effect of habitual diet, elimination diets and artificial nutritional support on the gut microbiome of children and adults with gastrointestinal conditions. His current research encompasses clinical trials, in vitro experiments and animal models in close collaborations with clinical colleagues from the National Health Service and other internal and external academic establishments. His ongoing microbiota work is funded by UK research councils, food industry and charities of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. He is the Secretary of the Paediatric Clinical Nutrition Group of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN); faculty member of the Dietetic working group of European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (D-ECCO) and member of the Malnutrition Working Group of European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
Kelsen, Judith MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, USA
Judith Kelsen, MD completed her Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kelsen is the Director of the Very Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEO-IBD) Program and Joint GI/Immunology VEO-IBD Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on improving the care of children with VEO-IBD. To that end, she works with a multidisciplinary team to study the genomic architecture, immune dysregulation, epithelial function, and intestinal microbes in children with very early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD).
Kogan, Grigorij PhD
European Commission | Brussels, Belgium
Dr Kogan works at the Directorate Health Research, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Unit E-4 Non-communicable Diseases and the Challenge of Healthy Ageing, where he is in charge of the area of "Other Chronic Diseases" that covers all chronic non-communicable diseases other than cancer, CVD, diabetes and obesity, and neurological diseases. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2007, Dr Grigorij Kogan has worked for 27 years at the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia. Dr Kogan worked in the area of biomedical applications of microbial polysaccharides and his scientific credits include some 150 journal articles and book chapters, over 300 presentations at the international scientific meetings, and six patents.
Lewindon, Peter PhD
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital | Brisbane, Australia
Doctor Lewindon trained in adult medicine obtaining MRCP (later FRCP) in the UK before changing to Paediatrics in the UK. He then travelled to Australia where he commenced training in Paediatric Gastroenterology. He has worked for the past 20 years at the Royal Children’s then Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane where he is also Associate Professor of Paediatrics with the University of Queensland. He has, at various times, been clinical lead in Paediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Intestinal Motility Testing and now Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). He has published over 70 papers in these fields but now focusses on Paediatric IBD, in particular the role of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Paediatric Crohn’s disease, impact on biomarkers, mucosal healing, bedside Intestinal Ultrasound and the microbiome. He holds executive positions with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Gastroenterological Society and Australian IBD Association.
Muise, Aleixo MD PhD
Hospital for Sick Children | Toronto, Canada
Dr. Muise is a Clinician-Scientist in the Cell Biology Program and Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. His clinical and research focus centers solely on understanding the pathogenesis of severe forms of intestinal disease in very young children, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unfortunately, these patients often do not respond to conventional therapies, suffer significant morbidity and are at risk of premature death. The goal of his lab is to define the treatment of these young children by elucidating the underlying genetic causes so as to ultimately develop a precision medicine approach to therapy. To achieve this goal, Dr. Muise has established the first clinic focused exclusively on very young children at SickKids and is PI of NEOPICS (www.NEOPICS.org) and co-PI of the Helmsley Charitable Trust VEOIBD Consortium (www.VEOIBD.org)
Reigada, Laura PhD
City University of New York at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center | New York, USA
Laura Reigada is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and faculty in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science doctoral program at the Graduate Center. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research focuses on early identification and treatment of medical patients who are at increased risk for comorbid psychological problems, with emphasis on the dynamic interplay between psychological and disease processes. Funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, she has developed and tested a 13-week CBT for youth with comorbid anxiety disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. Her research aims to increase multidisciplinary collaboration within the medical setting to enhance detection and treatment. She was Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavior Medicine and she was president of the NYC-CBT association.
Rimola, Jordi MD PhD
Hospital Clínic | Barcelona, Spain
Jordi Rimola, MD PhD, is a specialist in radiology at the IBD unit of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. In close collaboration with other members of the IBD unit, he actively participated in the optimization of magnetic resonance enterography interpretation and in the development and validation of Magnetic Resonance Index of activity (MaRIA). Also, he focused on the characterization of bowel fibrosis. Results of his research have recently been published in peer-reviewed indexed journals. Dr. Rimola also was part of expert pannelist for the development of different IBD guidelines and consensus documents.
Russell, Richard PhD
The Royal Hospital for Children | Glasgow, UK
I am the lead of PIBD services in the west of Scotland. I am currently chair of Paediatric ECCO having been a committee member for the past 3 years. I am a member of the ESPGHAN “Porto” IBD group and was chair of the UK paediatric IBD group until the start of this year. I was awarded a PhD for an investigation into the genetic determinants of PIBD in children in 2008. I have published around 100 research papers the vast majority in PIBD including all major GI journals which include previous and forthcoming ECCO/ESPGHAN PIBD guidelines. I am an active clinical researcher in PIBD with a strong interest especially in dietary treatment of Crohn’s disease. I was a co-applicant on the successful European Union horizon 20/20 award recently in conjunction with PIBD. I remain indebted to my Scottish colleagues and all friends within the PIBD community who support this work including the fantastic Catherine McEwan foundation charity who make so much of our work possible.
Salas, Azucena PhD
Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer | Barcelona, Spain
Investigator at IDIBAPS-Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and Assitant Professor of Immunology at the University of Barcelona. Dr. Salas has been devoted to the study of inflammatory mechanisms for over 20 years. Her work focuses on the study of the immune and non-immune mechanisms mediating the development and perpetuation of inflammatory bowel disease, with a specific focus on transcriptional regulation, antigen specific responses and the intestinal epithelial cell.
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Professor at Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Shah leads the genetic identification of rare gastrointestinal conditions working on very early onset inflammatory bowel disorders. He also runs the very successful Academy of Paediatric Gastroenterology, which deliver 10 courses per year in the several areas of paediatric gastroenterology. <br />
Shamir, Raanan MD
Schneider Children's Medical Center | Petach Tikva, Israel
Raanan Shamir is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.<br />Raanan Shamir received his MD degree at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and was trained in Pediatrics at Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel. In the early 90s, he was a fellow at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He returned to Israel to serve as the Head of the Department of Nutrition at the Israel Ministry of Health. Following this, he held the position of Head of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Haifa. <br />Current committee appointments include: President, ESPGHAN (2016-2019), Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association, Member of the National Council on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, Member of the Scientific Committee of ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Nutrition and Growth Network.
Sigall-Boneh, Rotem RD
Wolfson Medical Center | Holon, Israel
Rotem Sigall Boneh is the director of the PIBD research center at the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. She is also a full time dedicated IBD research and clinical IBD dietitian, managing a team of research dietitians that are conducting clinical trials in IBD. She is the founder and chair of the dietitians working group of the European Crohn's and Colitis organization, ECCO. Her main focus is design and performance of clinical trials to evaluate dietary interventions in Crohn's disease. She is the principle investigator (along with Prof. Levine) of a soon to be launched, multinational multicenter randomized control trial involving the Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED) in children.
Termes, Mireia RD
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
I am a dietitian-nutritionist and I have been working in the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Child Nutrition since February 2015 as a health care assistant in different pathologies. Since September 2015 I have been collaborating with the FAROS platform writing articles on nutrition and diet. I also select articles on pediatric dysphagia for laboratories. I collaborated with the research team Nutrimetabolomics in the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Barcelona. I was given a collaboration grant with departments of the Ministerio de Educación, Cultury y Deporte from 2014-2015.
Torres, Joana MD
Hospital Beatriz Ângelo | Loures, Portugal
Joana Torres received her medical degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology in February 2011, at the Hospital Center of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently working in Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal as a Gastroenterology Assistant. She is an active member of the European Crohn and Colitis Organization, and a member of ECCO´s guideline committee (GuiCom). Her research focus in populations at risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease with the goal of better understanding events taking place before disease is diagnosed.
Van Assche, Gert MD PhD
University Hospitals Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
Gert Van Assche is professor of medicine in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium). His research focuses on novel therapies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), fibrogenesis, and mucosal immunology in IBD. Dr. Van Assche is head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospitals of Leuven, where he also served as clinical operational officer in the executive board until 2015. He is the former chair of the guidelines and of the educational committee of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation