UPMC Represented at NASPGHAN 2019

October 18, 2019

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will be well-represented at the 2019 North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 17-19, 2019.

Division faculty will be presenting new research in poster sessions and speaking on numerous topics during the conference. Below are details on featured division activities at the meeting.

Concurrent Session I
Friday, October 18, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Basic Science Of The Pancreas
Chicago 10, Level 4

Poster: The Drug Complication Of Pancreatic Injury With Asparaginase Is Related To Pancreatic Levels Of The Endogenous Counteracting Enzyme Asparagine Synthetase And Intra-Pancreatic Nutrient Stress. 
Authors: Amitava Mukherjee, Nayyar Ahmed, Abraheem Ahmad, Tanveer Javed, Li Wen, Sohail Husain. 

Poster Session II
Friday, October 18, 2019 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Riverwalk Level 1


Poster: Durability Of Infliximab Therapy In Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Leah Siebold, MD, is a co-author of this multi-center investigation.

Poster: Comprehensive Care For Children With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Whose Job Is It Anyway? 
Authors: Hilary Michel, Sandra Kim, Nalyn Siripong, Robert Noll.

Poster: Patterns Of Primary, Urgent, And Emergent Care In Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Hilary Michel, Robert Noll, Nalyn Siripong, Sandra Kim.

Friday, October 18, 2019
4:15 pm – 6:00 p.m.
NASPGHAN Awards Ceremony
Chicago 9, Level 4


2019 Terri Li Teaching Award
Arvind Srinath, MD, MS, will be awarded the 2019 Terri Li Teaching Award from NASPGHAN. Dr. Srinath is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and he also is the director of the pediatric gastroenterology fellowship program and associate vice chair for education for fellowship training in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Poster Session III
Saturday, October 19 2019
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Riverwalk, Level 1


Poster: Peripheral Blood Eosinophilia And Long-Term Severity In Patients With Pediatric- And Adult-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Authors: Krishnapriya Marangattu Prathapan, Claudia Ramos Rivers, Sandra Kim, Ioannis Koutroubakis, Xiaoqing Tan, Gong Tang, Dmitriy Babichenko, Marc Schwartz, Siobhan Proksell, Elyse Johnston, Jana Al Hashash, Michael Dunn, Annette Wilson, Alyce Anderson, Arthur Barrie, Janet Harrison, Douglas Hartman, David Binion. 

Poster: Pediatric Patient And Parent Experience With The Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet: Barriers And Facilitators For Nutrition Therapy Implementation 
Authors: Angela Sandell, Debra Bogen, David Keljo, Stacey Zettle, Judy Chang, Sandra Kim

Poster: Cost-Effectiveness Of Parenteral Or Enteral Iron Supplementation In Children With Intestinal Failure: A Microsimulation Study
Authors: Vikram Raghu, Jeffrey Rudolph, Hawre Jalal, Kenneth Smith.

Poster: Cost-Effectiveness Of Teduglutide In Pediatric Patients With Intestinal Failure Using Markov Modeling
Authors: Vikram Raghu, Jeffrey Rudolph, Kenneth Smith. 

Concurrent Session VI
Saturday, October 19, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Challenges In IBD
Sheraton 4-5, Level 4

“Fail First” and Other Payor Driven Policies: How Can Physicians Become Effective Advocates?
Speaker: Sandra Kim, MD
3:45 p.m.

Single Topic Symposium
Wednesday, October 16
Chronic Liver Disease Management for the Gastroenterologist

Recognition And Stabilization Of The Pediatric Patient With Acute Liver Failure
Presented by Robert Squires, MD

Session 4 – Liver Transplant: Pre- and Post-Transplant Considerations
Moderators include James Squires MD, MS

APGNN Program

Friday, October 18
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Panel Discussion:Transition to Adult Care: It’s More Than Knowledge and Independence
4:40 p.m. - 5 p.m.          
Panel members include Whitney Gray, FNP