FISPGHAN is a non-profit organization whose aims are:
1. To be an advocate for child health with an emphasis on gastroenterological, hepatological and nutritional conditions worldwide, according to the objectives agreed by the FISPGHAN Council after discussion with all of the full Member Societies.
2. To contribute to research and education in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
3. To promote and organize The World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition every four (4) years. The aim of the World Congress is to provide a forum for the presentation of high-quality original scientific research.

Member Societies

Asian Pan Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,Hepatology and Nutrition

European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Latin American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Affilate Members

Commonwealth Association for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Pan Arab Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

RFA - FISPGHAN Expert Teams

Applications sought for this $10K award for the best proposal for a digital production of the Expert Team reports at the World Congress in Montreal, Canada Oct 5 – 8, 2016.

Eligible applicants: Senior pediatric gastroenterology fellows or junior faculty (up to 5 years post fellowship)

Background: There will be 3 FISPGHAN Expert Teams reports at the WC – 20 min per report: Hepatitis B – Mei Hwei Chang, MD; Acute Gastroenteritis – Alfredo Guarino, M.D.; Malnutrition/obesity – Mark Manary, M.D.

The purpose of this proposal is to describe: 1) How the applicant would design and do a video and other educational tools (eg recordings, CD’s etc.), 2) How to best publicize the findings of the three Expert Teams to all FISPGHAN societies,  3) How to carry out a more detailed project on one of them.

Focused Expert Team Project

a)Work with one of the 3 Expert Team leaders (in the candidate’s area of interest) to develop a proposal to a global health organization – eg WHO – to achieve the goals of the Team – eg for HBV this could be a document supporting both the birth dose of HB vaccine and treatment of mothers in the 3rd trimester or

b)Work with one of the 3 Expert Team leaders to respond to the physicians around the world who stated their needs in the questionnaire – eg for HBV most respondents said they wanted better educational tools for both health care providers and families 

Submission Instructions:

Deadline:4/1/16 midnight to be submitted to; review by the FISPGHAN Council
Winner to be announced at DDW and ESPGHAN spring meetings
Application Form

Description of the FISPGHAN Expert Teams

At the 2012 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology in Taipei, Taiwan the FISPGHAN Council decided it was time to DO something to carry on the goals of the expert reports we have often written but then not acted upon. We voted on the top 3 priorities listed in the Working Groups Report in 2012 and decided that Hepatitis B vaccination, Acute Gastroenteritis and Malnutrition/Obesity Education were 3 topics about which we might actually do something to advance the field. A chairperson was chosen to head each team which had two representatives from each of the FISPGHAN societies. Each chair worked with the group to develop a questionnaire which was then circulated globally. Each of the three chairs will be giving a report of the findings at the World Congress in Montreal, 2016. The short term goal of each team is to publish a paper in a high impact journal with the long-term goal being working with world health organizations to improve child health in each of these three priority areas.