FISPGHAN was founded in the year 2000, by pediatric professional societies wishing to promote worldwide cooperation and education among pediatric gastroenterologists.  The primary role of FISPGHAN has been to facilitate the World Congress of Pediatric  Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN),which currently occurs every four years.


It is an umbrella organization composed of four pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition professional societies:




  • LASPGHAN, the Latin American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition




Associate Members are:



  • PASPHAN - the Pan Arab Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition