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Veronique D. Morinville, MDCM, FRCPC, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre; B04.2443, 1001 Blvd Decarie, Montreal, QC, Canada, H4A 3J1., Tel: 514-412-4474; Fax: 514-412-4392, Veronique.morinville@mcgill.ca.

Or Sohail Z. Husain, MD, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 USA, Tel: +1-412-692-6233, sohail.husain@chp.edu.

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The Symposium that was the basis to this work was supported in part by the NIH grant 1R13DK115222–01


  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Pediatrics
  • childhood pancreatic disorders
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • exocrine insufficiency
  • medication-associated pancreatitis

Updates in Pediatric Pancreatology: Proceedings of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatology Symposium

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Journal Title:

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition


Volume 68, Number 2


, Pages E27-E33

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


The Pancreas Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition aims to promote awareness of pediatric pancreatic diseases, support clinical and basic science research in the field, educate pediatric gastroenterologists, and advocate on behalf of pediatric patients with pancreatic disorders. At the 2017 Annual North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition meeting, the Pancreas Committee held a full day symposium on pediatric pancreatic diseases, entitled, "Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatology." The symposium served as a timely and novel academic meeting that brought together individuals with a vested interest in the care of children with pancreatic disorders. The objective of this day-long course was to update practicing gastroenterologists on the latest advances in research, management algorithms, endoscopic therapies, radiographic resources, surgical approaches, and novel drug therapies targeted to pediatric pancreatitis. Presentations were divided into 4 modules: diagnosis, risk factors, and natural history of pancreatitis; pancreatic imaging and exocrine function; management of pancreatitis; and new frontiers in pediatric pancreatitis research. The course fostered a unique ecosystem for interdisciplinary collaboration, in addition to promoting discussion and stimulating new research hypotheses regarding pediatric pancreatic disorders. Oral presentations by experts in various fields of pancreatology led to thought-provoking discussion; in addition, a meet-the-professor luncheon stimulated critical evaluation of current research in pediatric pancreatic diseases, highlighting knowledge gaps and future research endeavors. The current report summarizes the major learning points from this novel symposium focusing on the growing demographic of pediatric pancreatic diseases.

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© 2019 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology

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