27- 29 April 2021

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Parallel Sessions

Associate Members

10:00 - 17:00


09:00- 12:30

Paediatricians with Expertise in PGHAN (PeGHAN)

13:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 28th April 2021

BSPGHAN Virtual Annual Meeting- Day 1

08:30 – 08:40WelcomeDr Sue Protheroe and Dr Ronald Bremner
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chairs: Dr Jochen Kammermeier and Dr David Devadason
08:45 – 09:15Working Group position statements on PIBD diagnostics and managementDr Elena Cernat, Dr David Devadason, Ms Sibo Chadokufa and Dr Marcus Auth
09:15 – 09:35Guiding Management during the COVID-19 pandemicDr Jochen Kammermeier
09:35 – 09:50Impact of COVID-19 on diagnosis and management of paediatric IBD during lockdown: a UK-wide SurveyDr James Ashton
09:50 – 10:05PIBD networking across the UK – a future role for BSPGHAN and the IBD working groupJanis Maginnis and Mashood Ayaz
10:05 – 10:15Best IBD Abstract Presentation:
Faecal Volatile Organic Compounds in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr Salma Belnour (Speaker); Racheal Slater; Marcus Auth ; Rafeeq Mohammed; Christine Spray; Duolao Wang; Chris Probert; Stephen Allen
BSG/BSPGHAN Young Person's Group
Chairs: Dr Priya Narula and Dr Fevronia Kiparissi
10:30 – 10:42Introduction and Developmentally appropriate HealthcareDr Priya Narula
10:42 – 10:50Transition services for paediatric IBD: a multicentre study of practiceDr James Ashton
10:50 – 10:58Adolescents and Young Person Gastroenterology Training and Service SurveyDr Ella Mozdiak
10:58 – 11:00Summary and Close
11:00 – 11:30
Break and opportunity to visit poster room
Chairs: Professor Alastair Baker and Dr Anthi Thangarajah
11:30 – 11:50Non Cirrhotic Portal HypertensionDr Jane Hartley
11:50 – 12:10The role of endoscopy in primary prophylaxis in children with portal hypertensionDr Mathieu Duché
12:10 – 12:30Manifestations of cardiac disease in children with chronic liver diseaseDr Owen Miller
12:30 – 12:50Pulmonary hypertension and liver disease: what do we know so farDr Shahin Moledina
12:50 – 13:00Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
Long Term outcomes of paediatric liver transplantation using organ donation after circulatory death (DCD); comparison between full and reduced grafts
Amr Alnagar (speaker), Kejd Bici, Thamara Perera, Darius Mirza, Paolo Muiesan, E Ong, Girish Gupte, Indra Van Mourik, Jane Hartley, Deirdre Kelly and Khalid Sharif
13:00 – 13:10Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
The UK Paediatric Liver Transplant Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tassos Grammatikopoulos (speaker), Rhiannon Taylor, Julie Whitney, Jane Hartley, Magdy Attia, Darius Mirza, Sanjay Rajwal, Sarah Watson, John Isaac, Derek Manas, Nigel Heaton, Anil Dhawan, John Forsythe and Douglas Thorburn
13:10 – 14:00Lunch – opportunity to visit poster room
Chair: Dr Eleni Athanasakos
14:00 – 14:05Welcome and introductionDr Eleni Athanasakos
14:05 – 14:25Slow Transit Constipation in Children: are we there yet?Professor Nikhil Thapar
14:25 – 14:45Diagnosis and Management of Rumination in ChildrenDr Keith Lindley
14:45 – 14:55Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
GOSH-UCLH Transition in Neurogastroenterology and Motility: Embracing Ready Steady Go Hello
Natalia Zarate-Lopez (speaker), Dr Maha Elhusseiny; Dr Leanne Goh ; Dr Edward Gaynor; Ms Anna Rybak; Dr Keith Lindley; Dr Fevronia Kiparissi; Terry Segal; Sara McCartney; Lee Martin; Joanna Begent; Osvaldo Borrell
14:55 – 15:00Summary
15:00 – 15:30Break and opportunity to visit poster room
Chairs: Dr Tassos Grammatikopolous and Dr Paul Henderson
15:30 – 15:40Case 1Dr Serena Kyrana
15:40 – 15:50Case 2Dr Ieuan Davies
15:50 – 16:00Case 3Dr Barath Jagadisan
Chair: Dr David Campbell
16:05- 16:35Finding Inspiration Where from and what to do when you find it?

Thursday 29th April 2021

BSPGHAN Virtual Annual Meeting- Day 2

08:30 – 08:40WelcomeDr Sue Protheroe and Dr Ronald Bremner
Chairs: Dr Akshay Batra, Dr Theodoric Wong, Ms Rachel Wood
08:45 – 09:10Involving research participants in a pan-European research: Central line in long term parenteral nutrition in children: A European SurveyDr Jutta Koeglmeier
09:10 – 09:30A blended approach to blended diet …. and all the lumps on the roadMichelle Brooks, Sarah Bremner and Jacqui Hay
09:30 –09:40BSPGHAN nutrition decision tree on investigation and management of gastrointestinal dystonia- lets gather RANDDr Andrew Barclay
10:00 – 10:10Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
The prevalence of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in infants with Gastroschisis and Intestinal Failure type 2 and 3
Kornilia Nikaki (speaker); Tracey Johnson; Haidee Norton; Gabis Chana; Amrita Garcha; Michelle Butcher; Wolfram Haller; Lisa Whyte; Theodoric Wong; Sue Protheroe
10:10 – 10:25Nutrition Nurses NetworkAngela Cole and Rachel Russell
Education and Website
Chairs: Dr Loveday Jago and Dr Ronald Bremner
10:30 - 10:50Developing educational web based resources within BSG; how these experiences could inspire developments for BSPGHANProfessor Reena Sidhu
10:50 - 11:00Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
Delivery of a National Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Virtual Teaching Programme during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kwang Yang Lee (speaker), Neil McConnell, Rulla Al-Araji, Kavitha Jayaprakash, Robert Hegarty, Chayarani Kelgeri, Theodoric Wong and Sue Protheroe
11:05 – 11:30Break and opportunity to visit poster room
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
Chair: Dr Marcus Auth and Dr Jenny Epstein
11:30 – 11:35Welcome and Introduction
11:35 – 11:45Survey on EoE ManagementDr Nadeem Afzal
11:45 – 11:55Expert network for EoE – GAPDr Jenny Epstein and Ms Lucy Jackman
11:55 – 12:05Patient support group and informationAmanda Cordell and Julie Thompson
12:05 – 12:10Update on EoE GuidelinesDr Marcus Auth
12:10 – 12:15Trainee matters for EoEDr Joe Chan
Chair: Dr Diana Flynn
12:15 – 12:25Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation
Dupilumab – report of resolutution of refractory eosinophilic oesophagitis alongside successful treatment of atopic eczema
Kathryrn Allan (speaker); Aswatha Rabindranathambi; Jane Ravenscroft ; Sabarinathan Loganathan
12:25 – 12:30SummaryDr Marcus Auth
Chair: Professor Mark Beattie and Dr Rulla al-Araji
12:35 - 12:50Shape of TrainingDr David Evans
12:50 - 13:00Discussions, Q&A session
13:00 - 13:05Summary
13:05 – 13:30Lunch - opportunity to visit poster room
Chairs: Dr Peter Gillett and Dr Siba Paul
13:30 – 13:35 Introduction, welcome and outline Dr Peter Gillett and Dr Siba Paul
13:35 – 13:45Plenary Oral Abstract presentation:
Is anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody titre greater than five times upper limit of normal suitable for no-biopsy pathway diagnosis of coeliac disease?
Daniyal Raja (speaker); Dharamveer Basude; Siba Paul
13:45 – 14:15Controversies, uncertainties and future pragmatism in CD management (a brimful of Asher)
sIgA DeficiencyDr Peter Gillett
DEXA Dilemma Dr Mary-Anne Morris
Follow up investigationsDr Assad Butt
What to do in at the at-risk communityDr Siba Paul
14:15 – 14:25Coeliac UK team presentation
Co-production of guidelines, what families need and want in 2021
Heidi Urwin and Ruth Passmore
14:25 – 14:30Summary, future directions and questions
Quality Standards
Chair: Dr John Fell
14:35 – 14:45Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
Sustained clinical and financial benefits of a Nutrition Support Team
Michelle Butcher (speaker); Tracey Johnson, Gabis Chana, Sue Protheroe, Theo Wong and Wolfram Haller
14:45 – 14:55Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation:
Mapping the current service availability in Paediatric Gastroenterology networks across the United Kingdom: Is there a postcode lottery in service provision?
Sandra Fernandes Lucas (speaker) and Himadri Chakraborty
14:55 – 15:05Quality Standards Audit updateDr John Fell
15:05– 15:35Break and opportunity to visit poster room
Chair: Dr Babu Vadamalayan and Dr Vinod Kolimara
15:35 – 15.45Endoscopy Working Group Updates Dr Babu Vadamalayan
15:45 – 16:10Endoscopic treatment for GERDProf Viswanath
General Surgery Consultant in Middlesbrough, Teesside
16:10– 16:20Plenary Oral Abstract presentation:
Achalasia Cardia Management– Changing Experience of a Tertiary Paediatric Gastroenterology Centre
Kwang Yang Lee and Dharamveer Basude (speaker)
16:20 – 16:35Colon capsule in management of GI conditionsDr Edward Seward
University College of London
Frontline Gastroenterology
Chair: Dr Sue Protheroe
16:40 – 17:10Frontline Gastroenterology- Recent PapersProfessor Mark Beattie
17:10 – 17:30Awards:

Sean Devane Memorial Award – Best Gastroenterology Presentation

Alex Mowat Memorial Award – Best Hepatology Presentation

BSPGHAN Best Poster Prize
17.40Close of Meeting

Points of note:

  • Tuesday afternoon will be three parallel sessions for groups to organise their own programme. 
  • The sessions are showcase opportunities for the groups to report their achievements and plans for the next five years with some short presentations by members of the group.
  • Delegates are invited to submit abstracts from which one will be chosen specific to the working group and the presenter will be invited to present their work, 10mins in total (7 minutes for presentation, 3 minutes for questions).