Faculty of the GI Division at Nationwide Children’s are active in leadership and support of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). As the preeminent professional society for pediatric gastroenterologists in North America, NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education. NASPGHAN membership consists of more than 1,700 clinical gastroenterologists and scientists from across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and eight provinces in Canada, with expertise in digestive, liver, pancreatic and nutritional diseases.
The Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course is NASPGHAN’s annual forum for CME activity and presentations on the latest advances in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The event, held concurrently with the APGNN Annual Meeting and the NASPGHAN Nutrition Symposium for Dietitians, is the premier gathering for clinicians, industry and academia interaction.
The 2013 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will take place Oct. 10-13 in Chicago. Visit the NASPGHAN website for the complete program guide.
Nationwide Children’s is proud to once again support the annual meeting and welcomes participants to visit us at Booth 210/212 in the Exhibit Hall.
Several Nationwide Children’s faculty members are active with the organization and participating in this year’s event.
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, is the NASPGHAN president-elect and chair of the Program Committee. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Di Lorenzo will conduct a Learning Luncheon session on Functional GI Disorders. He will also present the session, “Gastroparesis: Paralysis for the Patient and Provider?”, and serve as co-moderator for Plenary Session II.
John Barnard, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s, is past-president of NASPGHAN and the current president of the NASPGHAN Foundation. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Barnard will present a Meet the Professor Breakfast Session on “The Art of Grant Writing.” He will also present the session, “Basic Science Year in Review,” and serve as co-moderator for Plenary Session II.
Wallace Crandall, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and director of the IBD Center, is the past-chair of the NASPGHAN IBD Committee and currently co-chairs the NASPGHAN Quality Improvement Task Force. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Crandall will conduct a Learning Luncheon session on “Ulcerative Colitis: Challenging Cases.” He will also present the session, “Decision making in ulcerative colitis: Escalate medical therapy or call the surgeon?”
Steve Erdman, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and director of the GI Fellowship Program, serves on the NASPGHAN Training Committee. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Erdman will conduct a Meet the Professor Breakfast session on “Lower GI Bleeding.”
Cheryl E. Gariepy, MD, attending pediatric gastroenterologist and principal investigator in the Center for Molecular and Human Genetics, is the motility and functional GI disorders liaison to the NASPGHAN Research Committee.
Ivor Hill, MD, MB, ChB, director of the Celiac Disease Center, has chaired numerous NASPGHAN committees and served as secretary/treasurer. Within the NASPGHAN Foundation he has served on the Executive Board, and scientific advisory boards for GERD and celiac disease campaigns. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Hill will conduct a Meet the Professor Breakfast session on “Celiac Disease.” As part of the APGNN Annual Meeting, he will lead a celiac disease session, which will include the spectrum of gluten related disorders, current guidelines for diagnosis and future possibilities.
Hayat Mousa, MD, director of the Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will take part in a Meet the Professor Breakfast session on “GERD and Impedance.” As part of the APGNN Annual Meeting, she will lead Surgical approaches to GI Disorders
Brendan Boyle, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, will serve as a moderator at the 2013 NASPGHAN for “Virtual IBD: Evidence and Art: Anti-TNFα Antibody Therapy for Pediatric Crohn’s Disease.”
Amy M. Donegan, CPNP-PC, will conduct a session within the APGNN Annual Meeting on the topic of establishing patient-parent care networks in IBD centers.
“The mission of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is to advance understanding of normal development, physiology and pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver in children, improve quality of care by fostering the dissemination of this knowledge through scientific meetings, professional and public education, and policy development, and serve as an effective voice for members and the profession.”