6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition : 3-6 June 2020 in Copenhagen (Denmark).
17th CAPGAN conference in Mombassa (Kenya) from April 12-13 in 2021
17th CAPGAN conference in Mombassa (Kenya) from April 12-13 in 2021, Organised by Ahmed Laving and Jay Berkely in association with Kenya Pediatric association.
Welcome to the CAPGAN
Capgan is the Commonwealth professional and scientific association of pediatricians which aims to promote the knowledge of, and training
in, pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition throughout the Commonwealth, especially amongst developing countries.
Capgan seeks to foster collaborative research in these fields, hold regular scientific meetings and be a source of authoritative advice to both national and international agencies within the Commonwealth on the problems of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology and in particular the problems of childhood diarrhea and malnutrition.
AIMS AND MISSION
Promote the knowledge of and training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition throughout the Commonwealth but especially amongst developing countries
Foster collaborative research in these fields Hold regular scientific meetings
Be a source of authoritative advice to both national and international agencies within the Commonwealth on the problems of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology and in particular the problems of childhood diarrhea and malnutrition
Exert a positive influence as advocates for the welfare of children
Dr. Neelam Mohan
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology,Hepatology & Liver Transplantation
Medanta – The Medicity Hospital,
Sector–38 Gurgaon (Haryana) - India
Prof. Stephen Allen
Professor of Paediatrics,
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
RE: COVID-19 Dear CAPGAN members,
In this unprecedent global pandemic, we know that many of us will be changing the way we work in caring for children and families. Although the greatest burden of illness is in older people and those with co-morbidities, we are keen to share guidance regarding changing our practice with children – especially those in high-risk groups. Although we focus on paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition,
we have also included links to general paediatric practice as this will also be relevant to many of us.
Relevant guidance and updates are available from many national and international organisations including advice re adult practice that will help guide our care of children. There are also several global databases that are keen to document how COVID-19 affects children with specific conditions; please do enter details of cases that you have managed.
Guidance directly relevant to paediatric gastroenterology
This is not an exhaustive search, but we hope that these links will be helpful, we will aim to keep them up-to-date as new evidence and guidance emerges and welcome your feedback. Please do let us know of any additional sources of information – especially those relevant to colleagues facing COVID-19 “on
the front line” throughout the Commonwealth: please e mail
Most of all, keep safe!
With our very best wishes in these extraordinarily challenging times,
Neelam and Steve.
CAPGAN Visiting Fellowship Programme
CAPGAN would like to invite applications for this new programme which is open to all CAPGAN members. The overall aim is to build capacity in research and clinical practice by supporting secondments to institutions within the CAPGAN network. The Fellowships will be competitive with priority given to applications from early career clinicians and researchers that are likely to result in significant improvements in clinical care or the development of research in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in low and middle-income Commonwealth countries.
We envisage secondments of between 6 weeks to 3 months to institutions within the CAPGAN network. Details of some institutions willing to host Fellows are shown in appendix 1 but we encourage you to identify a supervisor and institution that best meets your training and development needs. Preference will be given to applicants who have identified an appropriate institution and include a supporting letter from the proposed supervisor. We can also help you in identifying appropriate institutions.
CAPGAN has allocated some funds to launch the programme and we will be looking for matching funding from appropriate sources to increase the number of Fellowships that we can support.
To date, additional funds are available to support a Visiting Fellowship at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK. For further details, please contact: Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be judged primarily on how the activities undertaken during the Fellowship will provide professional and personal development for the candidate and improve clinical care or research in their home institution or within the wider CAPGAN network. Activities could include gaining clinical or research experience and skills, developing a joint research proposal for submission for funding and developing education resources.
Any costs that are required to complete Fellowships are eligible. However, we encourage applicants to seek other financial support and specify the costs being requested from this programme; this will allow us to support more Fellows from the available funds.
COVID 19: Please go ahead and submit your application – but plan well ahead. Although it is very uncertain how the epidemic will progress, it may be possible for Fellowships to begin later in 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and announce a closing date for applications in due course.
Applications will be assessed by the CAPGAN Visiting Fellowship Task Group.
Please contact Stephen.email@example.com and/or the host of your chosen institution if you would like to discuss any aspect of your proposal.