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FISPGHAN (Federation of International Societies of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) was founded in the year 2000 by paediatric professional societies.

FISPGHAN is a non-profit organization whose aims are:

  1. To be an advocate for child health with an emphasis on gastroenterological, hepatological and nutritional conditions worldwide, according to the objectives agreed by the FISPGHAN Council after discussion with all of the full Member Societies.

  2. To contribute to research and education in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

  3. To promote and organize The World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition every four (4) years, unless decided differently by the FISPGHAN Council, and approved by the governing bodies of all the Full Member Societies. The aim of the World Congress is to provide a forum for the presentation of high-quality original scientific research.

Member Societies

FISPGHAN is an umbrella organization composed of four paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition professional societies:

  • ESPGHAN - European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • NASPGHAN - North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutition
  • LASPGHAN - Latin America Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatoloy and Nutrition
  • APPSPGHAN - Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatoloy and Nutrition

Associated member societies:

  • CAPGAN - Commonwealth Association of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy and Nutrition
  • PASPGHAN - Pan Arab Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Council Members

FISPGHAN PresidentBerthold Koletzko, Germany
World Congress PresidentAlmuthe Christina Hauer, Austria
Yen-Hsuan Ni, Taiwan
Suporn Treepongkaruna, Thailand
CAPGANNeelam Mohan, India
ESPGHANSanja Kolacek, Croatia
Berthold Koletzko, Germany
LASPGHANJuan Francisco Rivera-Medina, PerĂș
Reinaldo Pierre Alvarez, Venezuela
Karen Murray, USA
PASPGHANMuhamed El Guindi, Egypt
Nezha Mouane, Morocco