FISPGHAN Expert Teams Video RFA



Applications sought for this $5K award for the best proposal for a digital production of the Expert Team reports at the World Congress in Vienna, Austria, June 2, 5, 2021.



Eligible applicants:

Senior pediatric gastroenterology fellows or junior faculty (up to 5 years post fellowship)



There have been 2 expert team reports published recently – Prevention of obesity and Hepatitis C.



Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Position Paper of the Global Federation of International Societies of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN). Koletzko, Berthold; Fishbein, Mark; Lee, Way S.; Moore. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 70(5):702-710, May 2020.


Comparison of Recommendations for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Children and Adolescents: A Position Paper of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Indolfi, Giuseppe; Fischler, Björn; Gonzalez-Peralta, Regino P.; More. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 70(5):711-717, May 2020.


The purpose of this proposal is to describe:

1) How the applicant would design and do a video and other educational tools (eg recordings, CD’s etc.),


2) How to best publicize the findings of the two Expert Team reports to all FISPGHAN societies, 


3) How to carry out a more detailed project on one of them.

Focused Expert Team Project


A )Work with one of the 2 Expert Team leaders (in the candidate’s area of interest) to develop a proposal to a global health organization – eg WHO – to achieve the goals of the Team – e.g. for HBV this could be a document supporting both the birth dose of HB vaccine and treatment of mothers in the 3rd trimester




B) Work with one of the 2 Expert Team leaders to respond to the physicians around the world who stated their needs in the questionnaire – e.g. for HBV most respondents said they wanted better educational tools for both health care providers and families


Submission Instructions:

Deadline: 4/15/2021 midnight to be submitted to; review by the FISPGHAN Council

Winner to be announced by May 15, 2021


Application available here or on the NASPGHAN website - 


Description of the FISPGHAN Expert Teams

At the 2012 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology in Taipei, Taiwan the FISPGHAN Council decided it was time to DO something to carry on the goals of the expert reports we have often written but then not acted upon. We voted on the top 3 priorities listed in the Working Groups Report in 2012 and decided that Hepatitis B vaccination, Acute Gastroenteritis and Malnutrition/Obesity Education were 3 topics about which we might actually do something to advance the field. A chairperson was chosen to head each team which had two representatives from each of the FISPGHAN societies. Each chair worked with the group to develop a questionnaire which was then circulated globally. Each of the three chairs will be giving a report of the findings at the World Congress in Montreal, 2016. The short term goal of each team is to publish a paper in a high impact journal with the long-term goal being working with world health organizations to improve child health in each of these three priority areas.


FISPGHAN Award for disseminating video clip-based information on treating children with acute gastroenteritis




Acute infectious gastroenteritis continues to be a major cause of largely preventable child morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Treatment following current, evidence-based guidelines leads to markedly improved outcome of affected children, less hospital admissions, and less deaths, but it is often not applied in practice. Therefore, the Federation of International Societies for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISGHAN) has supported the development and dissemination of educational video clips that share information on current standards of treating acute gastroenteritis (available on


FISPGHAN is interested in having this video-based information shared with both health care professionals and families as widely as possible. Therefore, FISPGHAN offers up to two Awards funded with up to 5000 US-Dollars each for innovative proposals and their implementation that will effectively enhance the visibility and usage of the available video clips.


Individuals or groups may apply for this award with a written proposal not exceeding four pages. Applications should be submitted to the FISPGHAN office by e-mail to no later than by 1 Dec. 2019.  Applications will be reviewed and selected by members of the FISPGHAN council. We intend to complete the selection process by 31 January 2020.


Berthold Koletzko, Professor of Paediatrics

FISPGHAN President

NASPGHAN and the NSPGHAN Foundation, in collaboration with The Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation Launch New Mobile App improve the Process of IBD Transition



Doc4me, a new smartphone application to make IBD transition easier and smarter, is now available for your patients and families.

Doc4me was strategically developed for adolescents and young adults to assist them in transitioning from pediatric to adult centered care for IBD.

Doc4me helps find physicians to transition to based on the patients’ locale or designated area . It provides resources on what patients need to know and do prior to their appointment with their new doctor.  In addition, there is a transition checklist to help them attain the necessary skills to transition well.  Moreover, Doc4me provides information about medications, nutrition and living with IBD.


Adult GI practitioners, who are listed in the app, represent all 50 states in the US. This compilation includes adult IBD doctors who were identified and recommended by NASPGHAN members, adult IBD doctors who self-identified themselves as providing care to transitioning youth with IBD, and adult IBD doctors “liked” by transitioning IBD patients.  The compilation is ongoing and live which means that it will be added to and edited even after the launch of the app.


Please help us promote the app to your patients, families and colleagues.

We would like to expand our database of adult providers internationally. If you would like to become part of our list of transition physicians, please complete this information form. (insert link - If you know a physician who should become part of our listings, please send them this link.


Please help us promote the app to your patients, families and colleagues. To download a patient handout, office poster or web banner ad click here. (insert link - To download Doc4me in both IOS and Android formats, please go to the App Store and Play Store. To learn more please go to or for inquiries please contact