ESPGHAN celebrates its 50th anniversary
The European Society for Paediatic Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), a long-standing and active EAP member association, celebrated 50 successful years since its creation. ESPGHAN started in 1968 as a group of 36 friends, who held an informal meeting with some 20 oral presentations to share their work in the clinic and in the laboratory. It has grown over the years into what is now an extremely strong, highly professional and globally impactful organisation dedicated to research and clinical care related to gut, liver and nutritional health of infants, children and adolescents.
This year’s annual congress was held in Geneva, Switzerland, in May, and celebrated the occasion with over 4600 delegates from 100 countries around the world. ESPGHAN’s history, recent developments and future opportunities have been summarised in a special supplement of the society’s journal, published on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.