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Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, as well as other centers 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.

World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

In 2016 NASPGHAN members will gather for the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN), October 5-8 in Montreal. WCPGHAN is the largest gathering of pediatric gastroenterologists, hepatologists, research scientists and physician nutritionists.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to support WCPGHAN 2016. We welcome colleagues from around the world to visit our booth (#213/312) in the exhibit hall during the reception, exhibit poster session hours.

Several Nationwide Children’s faculty members are active with the organization and participating in this year’s meeting:

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, is NASPGHAN president and program advisor on the Organizing Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the NASPGHAN Foundation. 

At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Di Lorenzo will take part in the Learning Lunches on Wednesday, with the topic of “Functional GI Disorders.” Also on Wednesday, he will present “How to make the bowel less irritable: Update on treatment of IBS” during Functional Gastroenterology, Module 5, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Both are part of the Postgraduate Course.

As part of the Scientific Program, Dr. Di Lorenzo will serve as co-moderator during Plenary Session II at 4 p.m. on Thursday. On Saturday he will present “Rome IV: What is new?” during the Concurrent Session V, Common Topics in Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders, starting at 10 a.m. Also on Saturday he will present as part of the Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals program at 8:15 a.m. The topic will be “New Treatments or Therapies for Upper GI Motility Disorders.”

John Barnard, MD

John Barnard, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is a former president of NASPGHAN and now serves as past president of the NASPGHAN Foundation. Dr. Barnard serves on the NASPGHAN President's Advisory Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, he will serve as a moderator for Friday’s Plenary Session III, starting at 8 a.m.

Ivor Hill, MD, MB, ChB

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. He is currently a member of the NASPGHAN Maintenance of Certification Task Force. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Hill will be part of the Scientific Program on Thursday during the Celiac Disease session. The topic will be about the debate over whether to biopsy.

Miguel Saps, MD

Miguel Saps, MD, director of research for the Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s, chairs the NASPGHAN International Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Saps will co-moderate the Research Session: Global Health during the Scientific Program on Thursday. On Saturday he will present during Concurrent session VI, Abdominal Pain, on the topic of Pharmacological Therapies. The session starts at 2 p.m.

As part of the Latin American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (LASPGHAN), Dr. Saps will present “New Advances in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Rome Criteria in Pediatrics,” on Thursday at 6:55 p.m.

Desale Yacob, MD Desale Yacob, MD, Medical Director of the Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology & Motility Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Yacob will co-present “Evolving paradigms for treatment of constipation: Novel treatments and techniques for diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation,” during the Meet the Professor Breakfast on Friday, starting at 7 a.m.
Cheryl Gariepy, MD

Cheryl Gariepy, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist. At the 2016 World Congress, she will present “Guidelines for managing pancreatic disease: Are global common guidelines possible?” during the Scientific Program’s Concurrent Session I, Pancreatitis, Thursday, starting at 10 a.m.

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. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Crandall will co-present “Management of Intra-abdominal Abscess/Phlegmon in Crohn’s Disease,” during the Meet the Professor Breakfast on Friday, starting at 7 a.m.

Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD

Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN Nutrition Committee.

Kent Williams, MD

Kent Williams, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s. At the 2016 World Congress, he will present “Dietary Restrictions and Autism,” during the Growth and Health session of Saturday’s Scientific Program.

Jonathan Gisser, MD

Jonathan Gisser, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s. He serves on the NASPGHAN Ethics Committee.

John Russo, MD

John Russo, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN Public Education Committee.

Steven Ciciora, MD

Steven Ciciora, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN Public Education Committee.

Sandy Kim, MD

Sandy Kim, MD, serves on the NASPGHAN IBD Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Kim will present “Diet in Pediatric IBD: Food For Thought,” as part of Module 3 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease starting at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday. She will also take part in the Learning Lunches on Wednesday, with the topic of “Diet in IBD.”

Amy Donegan, RN, MS, CPNP Amy Donegan, RN, MS, CPNP, is president-elect of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Nurses (APGNN), and serves as the APGNN representative on the NASPGHAN Technology Committee and Ethics Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, Amy will present “Comprehensive Care Considerations in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease” during the APGNN program on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Rose L. Schroedl, PhD

Rose L. Schroedl, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Schroedl will present “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Health-Risk Behavior Screening for Adolescent IBD Patients” during the APGNN program on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Laura Mackner, PhD

Laura Mackner, PhD, a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN IBD Committee. At the 2016 World Congress, Dr. Mackner will co-present “School Issues and Research in IBD and FGIDs,” during the Psychology Collaborative Group Program’s Session II, Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m.

“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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