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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 Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Nurses (APGNN) Annual Meeting and the NASPGHAN Nutrition Symposium for Dietitians, is the premier gathering for clinicians, industry and academia interaction.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to once again support the 2015 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, which will take place October 7-11, in Washington, D.C. Be sure to visit our booth (#519-517) in the exhibit hall, during the Thursday evening reception, and during exhibit / poster presentation hours on Friday and Saturday.

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 the NASPGHAN president and program advisor on the Organizing Committee. He also serves as council liaison for the Fellows Committee. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Di Lorenzo will present “Nausea: Updates That Won’t Make You Sick” during Thursday’s Updates for the Practitioner, Module 3, GI Potpourri. He will also serve as a moderator for Friday’s Plenary Session I.
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.
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 the current president of the NASPGHAN Foundation. Dr. Barnard serves on the NASPGHAN President's Advisory Committee. At the 2015 meeting, he will serve as a moderator for Saturday’s Plenary Session II.

Miguel Saps, MD Miguel Saps, MD, director of research for the Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s, chairs the NASPGHAN International Committee. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Saps will be the opening speaker at Friday’s LASPGHAN session. He will also present “The Overlap Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Challenges and Treatment Implications” during Saturday’s Concurrent Session IV, Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
Jane Balint, MD Jane Balint, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist, co-director of the Intestinal Support Service and medical director of both the Nutrition Support Service and Clinical Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Balint will present “Long-term Complications of TPN: Now That My Intestinal Failure Patients Are Not Dying of Liver Disease, What Else Should I Worry About?” during Friday’s Concurrent Session I on Nutrition.
Brendan Boyle, MD Brendan Boyle,MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s, will speak at Friday’s Meet the Professor Breakfast about “Fulminant Colitis: Do We Need to Change Our Current Paradigm?”
Wallace Crandall, MD Wallace Crandall, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and co-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 2015 meeting, Dr. Crandall will present “ImproveCareNow: Expanding on a Decade of Learning” during Saturday’s Concurrent Session V, IBD.
Sandy Kim, MD

Sandy Kim, MD, co-director of the IBD Center at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the NASPGHAN IBD Committee. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Kim will present “Post-Operative Management in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: How Should the Pediatric Gastroenterologist Approach this in 2015?” during Friday’s Concurrent Session II, Inflammatory Bowel Disease I.

Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD, serves on the NASPGHAN Fellows Committee and Nutrition Committee. At the 2015 meeting she will serve as a moderator for Friday’s Concurrent Session I on Nutrition.
Steven Erdman, MD Steven Erdman, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist and director of the GI Fellowship Program. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Erdman will serve as a moderator for Friday’s Concurrent Session I, Endoscopy.
Anthony Alioto, PhD Anthony Alioto, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s with an emphasis in gastroenterological disorders in children and adolescents. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Alioto will present “Psychology and Gastroenterology: Keys to Effective Integration” during Saturday’s Concurrent Session IV, Psychology I - Psychologically-Minded Care in Pediatric Gastroenterology Conditions. Later on Saturday, he will also serve as a moderator for Concurrent Session V, Psychology II - Bio-Behavioral Aspects of and Treatments for Specific GI Conditions.
Rose L. Schroedl, PdD Rose L. Schroedl, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Schroedl will present “Constipation and Soiling: Integrated Models of Care” during Saturday’s Concurrent Session V, Psychology II - Bio-Behavioral Aspects of and Treatments for Specific GI Conditions.
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.
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 Technology Committee.

“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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