13th Edition of International Conference on

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Theme: Innovations and Advances in Gastroenterology

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Berlin, Germany

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Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Pediatric Gastro 2018

About Conference

EuroSciCon finds immense pleasure in inviting Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Physicians, Pediatricians, Endocrinologists and other eminent personalities in the field of Medicine for participating in 13th International Conference on Pediatric Gastroenterology which is to be held on October 22-23 at Berlin, Germany.

The theme of the conference relies on “Innovations and Advances in Gastroenterology”. The conference emphasizes the growing research works in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and the modern therapeutic methods for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases & its associated complications.   This conference will act as a knowledge bank for the participants in expanding their vision in the field of “Pediatric Gastroenterology” and its related branches. It serves as a platform for presenting your innovative ideas and strategical methodologies in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Pediatric Gastro 2018 will focus on the recent innovations, complications of gastric diseases in pediatrics. It is a platform for the researchers across the globe to share their knowledge and experience and enlarge their vision in this field .

Why Berlin, Germany?

Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany as well as one of its 16 constituent states.  Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel.

Berlin is a city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.

Berlin serves as a continental hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. Modern Berlin is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events.  Berlin is home to 138 museums and more than 400 art galleries. There are several museums of world art and culture namely the Museum of Asian Art, the Ethnological Museum, the Museum of European Cultures, as well as the Allied Museum. The city is also active in theatre and stage activities. The Berliner Ensemble is famous for performing the works of Bertolt Brecht.  

Conference Highlights 

About the subject

Pediatric gastroenterology developed as a sub-specialty of pediatrics and gastroenterology. It is concerned with treating the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas of children from infancy until the age of eighteen. The principal diseases associated with it are acute diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gastritis, and problems with the development of the gastric tract.

Pediatric gastroenterology has reached great heights in North America and Europe. It began with the speciality of pediatrics, which was developed along with children’s hospitals in the 19th century. The concept of specialists concentrating on organ specific specialties started around the same time. Dr. Samuel Gee contributed to the development of the specialty in London with his focus on serious clinical conditions in children remarkably celiac disease and cyclic vomiting syndrome.

Who can participate?

  • Nutritionists
  • Pediatricians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Hepatologists




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:


Celiac Disease

Lactose Intolerance


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


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


Schwachman Diamond syndrome

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD)

Gallstone disease


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.



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





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


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.  


Biliary Atresia

Short bowel syndrome

Oesophageal Atresia


Thoracic surgery

Spleen disorders

Tracheoesophageal fistula


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.





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

Gastrointestinal complaints or otherwise called symptoms  are common medical conditions that include stomach upset, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, gas in the GI tract, or changes in bowel habits (e.g., diarrhea, constipation).

Gastrointestinal problems occur when the mucous membrane of the digestive tract is inflamed, irritated and infected. Vomiting, diarrhea, aches and fever may accompany gastrointestinal problems. Common causes of gastrointestinal problems are viruses, food-borne illness Gastrointestinal problems may last from one day to more than a week, depending on the cause.

Some common symptoms of GI diseases are:

Difficulty in stool movement, Irregular bowel habits, Rectal bleeding, Fistula, Stomach cramps, Flatulence, Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Diverticulitis. There are some GI diseases that are asymptomatic.

GI disease is diagnosed by the following tests:

·         Ultrasound – A probe is inserted in your anal area to see if the nerves respond and if there are scar tissues around the area.

·         X-Ray – It is helpful when  you want to spot signs of malformations.

·         MRI – A more in-depth look at the inside of your body.

·         Colonoscopy or Endoscopy – A probe is inserted either through your mouth or via the anus, depending on where the possible problem lies. The camera then takes note of any irregularities in the passage so that the doctor can make the diagnosis.

Treatment of GI diseases depends on the type of gastrointestinal disease. Some of the treatment methods are:

·         Antibiotics – to prevent the infection from spreading.

·         Surgery – to remove the problem or to implant a device that helps your body cope with the disease.

·         Diet – Intake of foods that give your body the essential nutrients to fight the disease.



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



Feeding disorders

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

The gastroenterologist of the future will face great changes in the scope and delivery of health care, driven by significant economic and demographic pressures, social trends, and technological innovations and scientific advances.

The changing economics of health care is a major driver of change. Because health care costs have been rising at unsustainable rates for businesses and families, payers and consumers are increasingly demanding demonstrable transparency, quality, and value. In addition, rising consumerism and competition within the health care system will demand that gastroenterologists add demonstrable value to health care through differentiation of skills, innovation, and demonstrable quality, defined as both traditional measures of morbidity and mortality and through measures of patient access and satisfaction as well as cost efficiency.

Future gastroenterologists will have substantial opportunities to add health care value because advances in genetics, proteomics, and related fields hold the promise of improved disease prevention and targeted pharmacologic interventions. Advances in information technology, imaging, and endoscopy will make data increasingly available and will facilitate improved disease diagnosis and management. Gastroenterologists will play important roles in both clinical arenas, providing advanced endoscopic procedures and managing broad-based health care teams caring for individuals with complex gastrointestinal (GI) problems, and in management areas, such as creating and administering wellness programs that address costly chronic diseases such as alcohol abuse, obesity, and other common problems.


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

Market Analysis

Pediatric gastroenterology is a branch of medicine concerned with treating the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas of children from infancy until age eighteen. The principal diseases that can be treated are acute diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gastritis, and problems with the development of the gastric tract.

The development of the small intestinal biopsy was of particular importance in the emergence of pediatric gastroenterology, leading to an initial focus (in Europe, Australia, and Canada) on celiac disease. The development of the small intestinal biopsy was of particular importance in the emergence of pediatric gastroenterology, leading to an initial focus (in Europe, Australia, and Canada) on celiac disease. 

However, an adult gastroenterologist, Margot Shiner, made the first report of a small intestinal biopsy in a child with celiac disease. The 7-yr-old child, she reported, had a flat small intestinal mucosa. It ushered in a whole new era, and from that time on many papers began to appear describing small intestinal mucosal lesions in children in a wide range of disorders.

The global market of pediatric gastroenterology was valued at USD 7,281.6 Million in the year 2014. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR(Compund Annual Growth Rate) of 5.8% during the forecast period (2015–2020) to reach USD 10,209.4 Million by 2020. The growth in this market is mainly driven by the increasing prevalence of pediatric diseases owing to the rising population; increasing use of products in healthcare; and technological improvements in modern techniques. However, the presence of stringent regulations for process approval and medication errors associated with diagnosis may restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.

It is estimated that through 2027, the GI sector is likely to increase at a 4.7 CAGR. Across product types, multispecialty centers were leading in the market with 65 percent market share in 2017.North America is likely to lead the market through 2027.Factors driving growth include a growing drive to lower healthcare costs and more Medicare spending on ASCs.vv

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Top Gastroenterology Universities

Europe Gastroenterology Universities

Queen Mary University of London| Euroscicon| University of Liverpool | University of Hull | University of Nottingham | University of Chester The Chinese University of Hong Kong| University of Gothenburg | University of Bradford Autonomous University of Madrid| Euroscicon | Catholic University of ValenciaThe Autonomous University of Barcelona | Gastroenterology ConferencesComplutense University of Madrid International University of Catalonia | Miguel Hernandez University Pompeu Fabra University  Rovira i Virgili University | The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)  Euroscicon | The University of Barcelona (UB) Universidad Santiago de Compostela  University CEU San Pablo University of Alacala| University of Alicante |  University of Cadiz University of Cantabria University of Castilla-La Mancha University of Cordoba | Pediatric Gastroenterology ConferencesUniversity of Extremadura | University of Granada University of Jaen | Gastroenterology ConferencesUniversity of La Laguna University of Lleida University of Malaga  University of Murcia

USA Gastroenterology Universities

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Wash U School of Medicine in St. LouisEuroscicon | UC San Diego School of Medicine UNC School of Medicine UT Southwestern Medical School Maryland School of Medicine | Wake Forest University School of Medicine University of Cincinnati Academic Health Centre | Gastroenterology Conferences |University of Wisconsin School of MedicineEuroscicon |  Stony Brook School of MedicineVermont College of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine Wayne State School of Medicine Penn State Hershey College of Medicine UMASS School of Medicine | Pediatric Gastroenterology Conference |Warren Alpert Medical School Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolEuroscicon | Gastroenterology Conferences |  Oklahoma College of Medicine San Juan Bautista School of Medicine | Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science | University of Virginia MedicineUniversity of Maryland University of Alberta | Pediatric Gastroenterology ConferenceUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences American College of Gastroenterology |


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