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NASPGHAN

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.

NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course

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 2014 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will take place Oct. 23-26 in Atlanta. Visit the NASPGHAN website for the complete program guide.

NASPGHAN Support and Leadership

Nationwide Children’s is proud to once again support the annual meeting and welcomes participants to visit us at Booth 113/114 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

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, is the NASPGHAN president-elect and chair of the Program Committee. At the 2014 Annual Meeting, Dr. Di Lorenzo will present a session on “New Tricks and Treatment for Motility Disorders” and moderate Plenary Session I.

John Barnard, MD

John Barnard, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s, is a former president of NASPGHAN and the current president of the NASPGHAN Foundation. At the 2014 Annual Meeting, Dr. Barnard will present a “Basic Science Year in Review” for a Plenary Session and serve as co-moderator at Plenary Session II. He will also present “Protecting Your Protected Time” during the Research Skills Workshop.

Wallace Crandall, MD

Wallace Crandall, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and director of the IBD Center, is a former chair of the NASPGHAN IBD Committee and currently co-chairs the NASPGHAN Quality Improvement Task Force. Dr. Crandall will present “Medical Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis” during the Meet the Professor Breakfast during the 2014 Annual Meeting. 

Jennifer L. Dotson, MD, MPH

Jennifer L. Dotson, MD, MPH, is a pediatric gastroenterologist, principal investigator for the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and physician team member for the IBD Center. Dr. Dotson will present “Medical Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis” during the Meet the Professor Breakfast during the 2014 Annual Meeting. She will also give an oral presentation on “Healthcare Disparities in Children with Crohn’s Disease.” 

Tracy R. Ediger, MD, PhD

Tracy R. Ediger, MD, PhD, pediatric gastroenterologist and member of the Celiac Disease Center physician team will moderate “Virtual Celiac Disease: The Spectrum of Gluten Related Disorders” at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Steven Erdman, MD

Steve Erdman, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and director of the GI Fellowship Program, serves on the NASPGHAN Training Committee.   

Cheryl Gariepy, MD

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. At the 2014 Annual Meeting, Dr. Gariepy will serve as co-moderator at Research Session 7, “Motility and Functional Disorders: Oral Abstract Presentations and State of the Art Lecture.”  

Ivor Hill, MD

Ivor Hill, MD, MB, ChB, director of the Celiac Disease Center and Gastroenterology Section Chief, 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.

Hayat M. Mousa, MD

Hayat M. Mousa, MD, medical director for the Motility Center and attending pediatric gastroenterologist, will present “GERD in the NICU” at the 2014 Annual Meeting. 

Ala K. Shaikhkhalil

Ala K. Shaikhkhalil, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, will present “Bone Health” during the Meet the Professor Breakfast during the 2014 Annual Meeting.

 

“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.”

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