About the SOGHN

​Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 

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​A​bout Us

The Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Additional objectives of the Section include stimulating research and the teaching of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, and disseminating knowledge of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition through Academy channels to the medical professional at large. In addition, the Section consults to the AAP Board of Directors on related issues and works with the AAP Committee on Nutrition to provide comments on official Academy policies in these areas. 

Membership in the Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is open to all Fellows of the Academy with an interest in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. 

The Section holds its executive Committee meeting and educational sessions at the at the Academy's National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) each fall.  This annual H-program generally takes the form of a two-hour seminar targeted at the practicing pediatrician (generalist).   Three fellows-in-training are invited to present interesting clinical cases and participate in a panel discussion.

Clinical Reports

Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents Current Recommendations, published May 2017

Gastroesophageal Reflux: Management Guidance for the Pediatrician, published April 2013

Fellow-in-Training Travel Grant

Deadline June 1, 2019

To apply for the Fellow-In-Training Travel Grant, submit the case report, application, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation to:

Debra Burrowes, Manager
American of Pediatrics
Technical and Medical Services
345 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL  60148

Online Education

The AAP offers several online educational programs for pediatricians and other health care professionals interested in gastroenterology/hepatology/nutrition.  Learn more about the web-based interactive EQIPP module on GER or GERD – Diagnosis and Management.  This course may be used by pediatricians to satisfy Part IV of the American Board of Pediatric Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

In addition, the AAP/SOGHN has partnered with NASPGHAN to develop an online self-assessment course to satisfy Part 2 of the American Board of Pediatrics MOC process.  PREP GI launched in 2016, and the course is supported, in part, through an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.

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