NASPGHAN :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


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.

NASPGHAN Support and Leadership

Several Nationwide Children’s faculty members are active with the organization.

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 and chair of the Program Committee. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

“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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