13th Edition of International Conference on

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Theme: Innovations and Advances in Gastroenterology

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Berlin, Germany

16 years of lifescience communication

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Pediatric Gastroenterology 2018

Tracks/Sessions

Track 01: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Problems | Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Functional gastrointestinal issues are common with grievances of stomach pain. Children with such issues suffer with frequent pain in the middle abdomen. When the pain or discomfort of the abdomen is suppressed by the bowel movements or stooling, the condition is said to be Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Symptoms of IBS include weight loss, blood in the stool, a family history of IBS and many more. Medication or treatment for such disorders depend based on the symptoms. There are even non-drug medicines, like, dietary changes, counselling, use of probiotics, relaxation techniques etc. Apart from abdominal pain, other GI disorders include:

GERD

Celiac Disease

Lactose Intolerance

Malabsorption

Vomiting and regurgitation

Colic and Gas

Infections and Motor diseases

Peptic ulcers

Track 02: Gastrointestinal Manifestations in Autoimmune Diseases Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Everybody experiences a stomach upset or abdominal pain from time to time. But, if the problem persists for a longer time or occurs frequently, it could be a sign of something critical. Many individuals have at least one immune system related digestive disorders, commonly termed as gastrointestinal related autoimmune disorders which are conditions that occur when the immune system of the body wrongly attacks a part of the gastrointestinal tract. Most of these are generally normal, and certainly not rare conditions. Some of them that are commonly observed in children are:

Autoimmune hepatitis

Celiac disease

Type 1 diabetes

Systemic vasculitis

Wegener granulomatosis

Churg-Strauss syndrome

Collagen vascular diseases

Track 03: Genetics in Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Various gastrointestinal disorders are acquired or have a hereditary predisposition engaged with disease expression. Latest research has revealed the genes that are responsible for the cause of these diseases. A few conditions now have genetic testing available for finding asymptomatic members of the family or to diagnose. Although, certain genes have been related with different infections, the development of the condition is not completely understood. 

Congenital GI anomalies

Inherited colon cancer syndromes

Juvenile polyposis

Hereditary hemochromatosis

Polycystic liver disease

Track 04: Pediatric Hepatology Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Pediatric liver diseases are not very common. Hepatitis is more common in children. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are the major causes of liver cancer. These liver disorders could be due to drug overdose, genetic or metabolic disorders, impaired drug metabolism or damage to the pancreas or biliary duct caused by infection, bleeding, obstruction or cancer. Other liver disorders include jaundice, fatty liver disease, liver cirrhosis and many more.

Cholestatic liver disease

Viral hepatitis

Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Liver tumors

Hyperbilirubinemia

Wilson disease

Peroxisomal disorders

Vascular diseases

Cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Track 05: Pediatric Pancreatic Disorders Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

There are numerous inherited or genetically acquired pancreatic disorders in children. Depending on the condition acquired, side effects may develop at any time from birth to adulthood. More than 25 diverse digestive enzymes which are secreted into the digestive tract to separate dietary protein, fat and starches into simple molecules are made by the pancreas. These simple molecules later het absorbed into the body. Maximum reserve capacity of the pancreas must be lost before the pancreas fail and symptoms of swelling and malabsorption develop. Children suffering with GI issues due to pancreas failure need to enzyme replacement therapy.

Cystic fibrosis

Pancreatitis

Schwachman Diamond syndrome

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD)

Gallstone disease

Hyperinsulinemia

Annular pancreas

Track 06: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic methodology has turned to be a fundamental methodology for assessment and treatment of GI ailments. The areas covered under GI endoscopy include signs for indicative and helpful esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileocolonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion and corrosive ingestion, upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Colonoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Capsule endoscopy

Double balloon enteroscopy

Track 07: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Radiology Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Roentgenographic examination of the gastrointestinal tract is an important aspect in Pediatric radiology. But, it likewise requires a regard for points of interest and information of the conditions that influence the gastrointestinal framework in children. There are various radiographic tests that depend on the age of the child. For example: Barium swallow, small bowel series, ultrasound, CT, MRI, cholangiography, urography and Vaginography.

Barium swallow

Small bowel series

Upper GI series

Ultrasound, CT and MRI

Defecography

Cholangiography

Urography

Vaginography

Inguinal Herniography

Track 08: GI Disorders in Pregnancy Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Gastrointestinal diseases are not specifically caused during pregnancy. Chronic GI disorders require special consideration during pregnancy. The common complications of gastrointestinal diseases in pregnant women include gastrointestinal reflux and inflammatory bowel disease. Nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia and constipation are the common symptoms. These symptoms cause both functional and anatomical changes in the physiology. 

Abdominal pain

Dyspepsia, Nausea and Vomiting

GERD

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Gallbladder disease

Pregnancy induced liver diseases

Acute fatty liver with pregnancy

Obstetric cholestasis

Track 09: Gastrointestinal Cancers and Leading-Edge Therapies Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Gastrointestinal cancer is a condition that affects the digestive tract and its associated organs like the oesophagus, gut, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, colon, rectum and anus. GI cancer is the most common type of cancer that occurs in children as well as in adults. Diagnosis of GI cancers require endoscopy, followed by biopsy of the suspected portion of the GI tract. Treatment should depend on the location of the tumour, the tissues it has invaded and the type of cancer.  

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs)

Bile duct cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Liver cancer

Appendix cancer

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

Carcinoid tumors

Oesophageal cancer

Stomach cancer

Hereditary cancer syndrome

Track 10: Pediatric General Surgery Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

There are various Pediatric conditions that require surgical treatment. Congenital anomalies develop during the development of the baby. Some of the gastrointestinal conditions in children that require surgeries are appendicitis, biliary atresia, hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, oesophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal atresia and many more.  

Appendicitis

Biliary Atresia

Short bowel syndrome

Oesophageal Atresia

Gastroschisis

Thoracic surgery

Spleen disorders

Tracheoesophageal fistula

Hernia

Hirschsprung’s disease

Track 11: Microbiome of GIT Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

The intestinal microbiota is a complete collection of bacteria and microbes within the gastrointestinal tract. The GIT contains tens of trillions of microbes, including a wide range of species, the majority belonging to the phyla Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes. The microbiome of the gut contains approximately 3 million genes that are unique. The microbes and the GIT share a symbiotic relationship between each other. The microbes help to get energy from food and synthesis of vitamins and amino acids, thereby offering protection from pathogens. Damage to the intestinal microbiota homeostasis is found to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, food allergies, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Bacteroidetes

Firmicutes

Actinobacteria

Proteobacteria

Helicobacter pylori

Microbes and immune regulation

Musculoskeletal diseases

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Track 12: Therapeutic Management of GI Complaints Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

 

Pharmacologic interventions

Nonpharmacologic interventions

Therapeutic agents and targets

Immunosuppressive and maintenance therapies

Corticosteroids, immunomodulators and biologics

Randomized clinical trials

Vaccination strategies in Pediatric GI diseases

Health maintenance

Track 13: Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Infections Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essentially in charge of acquiring and digesting food, retaining supplements and water, and removing wastes from the body through defecation. A proper diet and functioning GI tract are necessary for the delivery of supplements, prevention of nutritional deficiencies and repair of damaged intestinal epithelium. Although both the supplements and non-nutritional segments of diet are essential to the health of GIT, they additionally might cause or show impact on the GI pathology. A perfect diet plan may profoundly affect intestinal recuperation and management of interminable or serious GI sickness.

Nutritional requirements

Nutritional assessment

Special diet

Enteral Nutrition

Parenteral nutrition

Obesity

Malnutrition

Feeding disorders

Track 14: Trends to Shape the Future of Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Conferences | Gastroenterology Events | Gastroenterology Meetings | Gastroenterology 2018

Robotic surgery

Revolutionary treatment procedures: Antiviral therapy

Developments in imaging techniques and instrumentation

Increase in use of biologics

Healthcare-driven structural changes

Awareness and improvement programs

Use of electronic health records and support technology

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