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.
Álvarez, Laura NP
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Graduate in nursing at the Universitat de Barcelona. Master in pediatrics at the Universitat de Barcelona. Master in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation at the Universitat de Barcelona. EII Training at the Hospital Clinic-Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. UB Lecturer in the topics of pediatrics for 4th grade students in nursing. Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pediatric nutrition nurse (endoscopy room). Current position: Nurse managing cases in the Unit for the Comprehensive Care of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Amil Dias, Jorge PhD
Hospital S. João | Porto, Portugal
Head of the Unit of Pediatric Gastroenterology.<br />Member of the Working Group on IBD of ESPGHAN.<br />President of the Portuguese College of Paediatric Gastroenterology<br />Invited lecturer in Paediatrics at Medical School of Porto<br />Consulting Editor for Journal of Food Allergy<br />Associate Editor of Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases and Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology<br />Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition<br />Chair of the Working Group on Eosinophilic Digestive Diseases of ESPGHAN<br />Member of the Ethics Committee of ESPGHAN
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.
Egea, Natàlia RD
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu | Barcelona, Spain
Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics CESNID (Center d'Estudis Superior de Nutrició Humana i Dietética), University of Barcelona, 2005 promotion. University Expert in Immunonutrition. University of Valencia. Aula Panamericana 2013.<br />Core-Pediatric Curriculum in Nutritional Support. Spanish Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2012. Dietitian-nutritionist of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pediatric Nutrition in the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (Barcelona) since 2005.<br />Nutrition Support for the Integral Care Unit of the patient with Pediatric Inflammatory Disease, inborn metabolic diseases and Pediatric Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (DOF-P).
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, UK
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.
Martín, Beatriz PhD
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain
Beatriz Martín Pérez did her residency in General Surgery in Seville, Spain, spending a few months at St. Mark´s Hospital in London, improving her knowledge in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, intestinal failure and proctology. Afterwards, Dr. Martín moved to Orlando, Florida (USA) to continue her training with Dr. Atallah and Dr. Larach from 2013 to 2016. During her Colorectal Fellowship, she participated in multiple research papers, and presented in national and international meetings. She joined the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona (Spain) with Dr. Lacy in 2016. Beside her clinical duties, Dr. Martín is faculty of the transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) courses and the dean of the online medical education faculty Khirus.
Miele, Erasmo MD
A. O. U. Federico II | Napoli, Italy
Erasmo Miele is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. Dr Miele graduated from Medical School in 1994 and postgraduated in Paediatrics in 2000 at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. In the same year he continued his education in endoscopy and motility at “ Clinique de Gastroenterologic-Hépatologie de l’ Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola”, Bruxelles under the supervision of Prof. Samy Cadranel. In the 2003 he was a postdoc fellow of Prof. Baldassano at the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Children Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia. In 2003, Dr Miele pursued his PhD in Pediatric Science at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Paediatric iIBD and gastrointestinal motility are the topics of the majority of studies and scientific projects in which dr. Miele has taken an active participation or a lead. Dr Miele is an ESPGHAN member since 2001, and currently is involved in the work of the Endoscopy WG, HP WG and in the IBD Interest Group.
Muise, Aleixo 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)
Navarro, Ester RN
Hospital Universitari Vall D'hebron | Barcelona, Spain
She works as IBD Nurse at UACC (specialized unit for patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona since 2011. Member of GETII since 2011, currently She is in the board of GETEII as a vice-president. She is also a member of the AEEPD since 2011. Spanish representative of the NECCO from 2015 until now. Teacher in the Program of training stays in multidisciplinary units with an IBS nurse, between the years 2012-2017. And teacher in the Linked Project. The first author of various communications regarding and inflammatory bowel disease at national and international conferences. And various publications at national and international level. IP in two nursing research projects, as well as collaborator in projects of UACC. Awarded the 1st GETECCU-ACCU Scholarship.
Oliva, Salvatore MD
University of Rome | Rome, Italy
Salvatore Oliva is a Research Assistant at Pediatric Department of Sapienza University of Rome. He graduated from Medical School and post-graduated in Pediatrics in Sapienza – University of Rome. He completed his fellowship in pediatric and adult GI endoscopy at National Cancer Institute of Naples. During his training, he has visited and collaborated with two US center for pediatric IBD (Children's Center for Digestive Health Care, Atlanta, Georgia and The Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana). He obtained a PhD in pediatric gastroenterology focusing on the gut immunological and microbial features characterizing pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Since 2015 Salvatore Oliva is a staff physician at Umberto I University Hospital in Rome. Dr Oliva is an ESPGHAN member since 2014, and currently is involved in the work of the Endoscopy WG, EoE WG and in the IBD Interest Group. He is also the chair of Endoscopy WG of the Italian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is author of almost 60 original publications, reviews and some textbooks in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, mainly focusing on pediatric GI endoscopy and inflammatory bowel diseases. Recently, he has received a research grant by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) to conduct a multicenter project on the use of a new model of pan-enteric capsule endoscopy in monitoring pediatric IBD.
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.
Saura, Laura MD
HOSPITAL SANT JOAN DE DÉU | BARCELONA, SPAIN
Grade in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (1994-2000). Specialist training as Pediatric Surgeon in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu of Barcelona (2002-2007). Currently, assisting as Pediatric Surgeon at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (Barcelona) since 2007. European Board of Pediatric Surgery in Karolinska University Hospital of Stockholm, Sweden in 2011. Member of SECIPE (Spanish Society of Paediatric Surgery). Special interest in thoracic, digestive and minimal invasive surgery.
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 C. | 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 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
Van Limbergen, Johan PhD
IWK Health Centre | Halifax, Canada
Dr Johan Van Limbergen is Associate Professor and a clinician scientist at the Dept of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon completion of his general medical training (Magna cum Laude) at the University of Leuven, Belgium, Johan moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, for specialist training in general pediatrics and gastroenterology and then to Toronto Sick Kids for further training in pediatric gastroenterology with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His clinical and research interests are focused on the microbiome changes associated with dietary therapy of IBD, supported by grants from NASPGHAN, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and most recently a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Translational Microbiomics.<br />For his advocacy work in pediatric IBD (including the development of the ‘myIBD’ app, and of a webtool to explain endoscopic investigations to school-aged children, he was awarded the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Dr. Richard Hunt Award for Distinguished Service 2013.
Veres, Gábor PhD
Semmlweis University | Budapest, Hungary
Gabor Veres is a Professor of Paediatrics at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He is the President of the Hungarian Paediatric Gastroenterology Society, Deputy director, and Head of the Gastroenterology Unit of Ist Dept. of Paediatric Clinic in Budapest. Currently, he is a member of ESPGHAN Porto Group (2007-) and was a Committee member of Paediatric ECCO from 2013 to 2016. He was a Committee member of ESPGHAN and UEG, and Education secretary of ESPGHAN from 2013 to 2017. He organized the Hungarian Paediatric IBD Registry (HUPIR) in 2007 and published 174 peer-reviewed papers and 13 book chapters mainly in the field of paediatric IBD. He believes that P-IBD in Budapest in 2019 would attract science, knowledge, friendship and fan.