Meetings and Courses

September 2019

  • National Intestinal Failure Working Group annual study day

    20 September 2019

    Mercure Hotel Bristol

    NIFWG Annual Study Day- Focus on Infants

    This day is FREE of charge and open to all professionals involved in the care of babies and young children who wish to learn more about intestinal failure
    Program to include:
    • Abstract presentations
    • Nutritional needs of preterm infants, challenges of surgery and ethical decisions
    • Preparing children for discharge on HPN
    • Quality of life of children with intestinal failure
    • Strategies for reducing PN dependence
    Learning outcomes to match the RCPCH progress curriculum

    Abstracts submission now closed

    Please contact to register



  • Nutrition in Gastroenterology - Your questions answered

    20 September 2019

    ICH London

    We have surveyed some of you about topics to include as part of a nutrition study day.  We have organised a programme based on that feedback which will be held at the Institute of Child Health in London on Friday 20th September 2019.  Please see the flyer attached and the web link below to sign up.  We hope to see many of you there in September!
    Please direct all queries regarding the course to Emily Cooper or one of her team at ICH events:

    ICH Events,  Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health,  30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH,  tel. +44 (0)207 905 2135

    For details of the event please click here

October 2019

  • BSPGHAN Research Working Group Gastro CSG Study Day

    3 October 2019

    Firth Court, Sheffield

    Thursday 3rd October 9a.m - 2p.m Firth Court,Sheffield In conjunction with Sheffield Children’s Hospital:  

    For the Attention of New Consultants, AHPS, Trainees


    BSPGHAN Research Working Group invites all trainees, AHP and junior consultants, to attend an intensive, "Entry Level Research Training Day"

    Whether you are interested in exploring a clinical or scientific question with a stand alone project, or whether you are looking to move in to a research career, this is an essential day for you. We will focus on the practical sequence of steps you need to take, and who will be able to help you in your locality Inspiration and encouragement are readily available on this day.

    We will be joined by our colleagues (AHPS, trainees and junior consultants) from BSG, anaesthetics and BAPS.

    Highlights of the day, "Prof Nick Bishop, VP for Research at RCPCH" talking on the Academic Toolkit and Lane Greene from The Economist, "Plain English, why we all need a lay summary".

    Please read the attached elevator pitch!

    I look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in October

    For further details please click on Research Study Day Information

  • Glasgow Gastro Conference 4th October 2019

    4 October 2019

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    Glasgow Gastro Conference 2019

    Organiser Stephanie Snowden e-mail

  • Joint BSG and BSPGHAN symposium on on Gastrointestinal disorders in Adolescence and Effective Transition of Care

    4 October 2019

    Sheffield Children's Hospital

    Joint BSG and BSPGHAN symposium on Gastrointestinal disorders in Adolescence and Effective Transition of Care for Paediatric and Adult trainees, clinical fellows and speciality doctors with interest in gastroenterology and Allied health care professionals with gastroenterology interest.

    Local organisers:  Dr Priya Narula, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Dr Phil Smith, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liverpool

    Venue:  Sheffield Children’s Hospital    Registration fee:  £20.00. Download Registration Form and please complete and return to  Places are limited to 100 so please book early to avoid disappointment. Download  programme here

    Meeting sponsored by:   Abbott Nutrition, Gold;  Dr Falk Pharma and Amgen - Exhbitors

    Sponsorship opportunities - for information please download the sponsorship opportunities flyer

    Scope of symposium: Comprising a  mixture of talks, clinical case presentations with audience interaction

    1. Transition of young people from paediatric to adult services - Current guidance
    2. How to deliver developmentally age appropriate healthcare (NIHR transition research)
    3. A Young person and/or parents/carer’s insight care delivered in transition period
    4. EoE in the adolescent - Paediatric speaker, adult speaker - joint Q and A
    5. Eating disorder in the adolescent - Paediatric speaker, adult speaker - joint Q and A
    6. Commissioning transitional services  - Speaker from commissioning body
    7. GI/Psychology interface
    8. Clinical case and discussion around transition – Home PN, complex neuro disability and feeding etc

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the current guidance on effective transition and how transitional services can be set up and commissioned
    2. Gain an insight into the management of gastrointestinal conditions affecting adolescents
    3. Develop an understanding of the Young Person’s perspective


  • pH impedance in Practice

    17 October 2019

    UCL London,Kennedy Theatre

    17 October 2019 The main aim of this course is to support physicians and nurses to develop their skills and understand both the clinical application and indications for reflux monitoring with the pH-impedance study. In the practical session the trainees will have the opportunity for hands-on analysis, to read and report on a variety of case studies.  Programme can be downloaded here

    Brief Description:
    The main aim of this course is to support physicians and nurses to develop their skills and understand both the clinical application and indications for reflux monitoring with the pH-impedance study.
    In the practical session, the trainees will have the opportunity for hands-on analysis, to read and report on a variety of case studies. The attendees will then be able to discuss and compare their findings with the trainers
    Fees: £100

    To register please visit

  • Food for Thought Study Day

    25 October 2019

    Copthorne Hotel, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4US

    Food for Thought Study Day -

    Please be aware this is a provisional programme and may change.
    Refreshments and lunch will be provided

    We have done our upmost to keep costs down and we are pleased to offer a subsidised registration fee of:

    Consultants - £20:    GPs – £15:  AHPs and Junior Doctors - £10

    For a registration form please contact: or

    Topics to be covered on the day will include:

    • Peg placement and care
    • Nursing care - Feeding tubes
    • Feeds
    • Enteral nutrition in intestinal failure
    • Tube feed weaning
    • Blended diet in the acute and community setting
    • Parents experience and discussion around feeds and blended diet
    • Guest speaker – Discussing master project on Blended diet
    • Workshops:
      • Ready Steady Blend
      • Trouble shooting feeding tube problems
      • Dr’s case study

    Download the flyer here.  

November 2019

  • Practical Management of Food Allergy in Children

    4 November 2019

    Kennedy Lecture Theatre,QMUL, London

    Brief Description:
    The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Allergy Academy are pleased to announce the return of the highly successful ‘Practical management of food allergy’ study day to our Autumn programme.
    This course is aimed at healthcare professionals caring for patients with food allergies, particularly dietitians. This year the programme, delivered by experts in the field, focuses on optimising nutrition and multidisciplinary strategies to improve the quality of life of patients and families living with food allergy.

    Dees: Early Bird: £60 (ends on 09th September), Standard: £80



  • Practical Parenteral Nutrition Study Day

    15 November 2019

    UCL London

    Further information will be available soon on our website:

    Please e-mail if you wish to be informed when booking for the course opens.

  • Practical Gastroenterology for General Paediatrics

    27 November 2019

    Royal College of Anaesthetists

    Brief Description:
    15th in a series of annual courses designed specifically for General Paediatric Trainees, Consultants and allied professionals as well as those specialised, or have an interest, in Paediatric Gastroenterology.
    The course is led and delivered by a team of paediatricians, gastroenterologists and allied professionals with considerable experience in the clinical care of these conditions and delivery of education. The course aims to provide up to date and practical strategies for the diagnosis and management of common and challenging gastrointestinal disorders that face the paediatric team.

    Fees: Early Bird: Consultants: £150; Trainees: £100; Allied Health Professionals: £50 (ends on 30th September), Standard: Consultants: £220; Trainees: £150; Allied Health Professionals: £75


December 2019

  • Basic skills in upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy (3 day)

    2 December 2019 to 4 December 2019

    Kings College Hospital - Alex Mowat seminar room.

    Basic Skills in Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) and endoscopy

    Dates: Monday 2nd December – Wednesday 4th December 2019

    Location – Kings College Hospital - Alex Mowat seminar room. 

    Lead: Dr Babu Vadamalayan

    Attendees:  4 -6

    Cost £695, £625 for BSPGHAN members.  (Internal staff still pay.)  Accommodation is not included.  Upon acceptance of registration delegates will be sent links for local hotels.

    For further details please download flyer Applicants are to apply through the JETs website:


March 2020

  • Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital, 30 year celebration: SAVE THE DATE

    19 March 2020 to 20 March 2020


    SAVE THE DATE:  The Liver Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital will be celebrating a 30yr anniversary from 19th to 20th March 2020, please download SAVE THE DATE flyer for more information.