About Us

Indian society of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (ISPGHAN) is largest body of pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist and dieticians in India.

The society was formed to provide and promote knowledge on Gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition related problems with specific focus on Indian children.

ISPGHAN also supports education and research via teaching programms

Become ISPGHAN Member

As a member you will be able to look at profile of other members, access to educational resource materials like gasto, liver, nutrition related teaching slides, submitted thesis etc.

President Message

Secretary Message

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ISPGHAN is largest body of pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist and dietician from India…

Pediatric Master Class
15th May,2021 5.00 PM
Pedgastro Simplified Series 2
Sun – 21th Feb,2021 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM


Enhance your career: training opportunities for young fellows and various guidelines for fellows and pediatricians.


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Secretary Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are struck with a pandemic due to the coronavirus – COVID 19 and looks like it might take several months to control or contain the disease. It has affected humanity in every possible angle - physically, mentally and financially. Though the disease severity is less in children, asymptomatic carrier rates are high which mandates the need for appropriate protective gears while consultation as suggested by our government. Impact of the pandemic necessitates changes in our practice structure to create a safe environment for both the patients and the health care workers. The endoscopy units and transplant units has to adopt strict infection control policies as both the procedures has been deemed to generate highly infective aerosols. Most of us have postponed elective work, but with no clear vision on end point of this pandemic we might need to resume work with safety guidelines provided by the government. The insight into the disease process is constantly changing so are the guidelines for infection control and treatment. Every practicing clinician should constantly keep vigil on these policies and protocols to ensure safe practice. As a pediatric Gastro society we are committed towards spreading knowledge and awareness to fellow pediatricians and general public on COVID disease. As an ISPGHAN initiative we have published current update on “ Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the Gastrointestinal System in Children” in Indian pediatrics. For the general public and children we have released short video on “ Corona Virus 2019 – Facts for children”

Let us stay united and connected

Dr Naresh P Shanmugam
DCH, DNB(Paed), FRCPCH, Dip. Nutritional Medicine
CCT, CSST( Paed.Hepatology)

From the President Desk

Welcome to the website of ISPGHAN, a registered society that promotes the study, research and practice of Pediatric gastroenterology in India. We have over 250 members from all over the country, consisting of pediatricians who are interested in the field as well as those who have been formally trained in the specialty. Unlike in the past, today we have many tertiary care centers offering this super-specialty course in India for young aspiring pediatricians. As a subspecialty of pediatrics we have made giant strides in the last three decades.

In the 1980’s we dealt essentially with problems of the developing world like acute diarrhea and malnutrition. Today we are able to offer our patients the best of the developed world like liver transplantation, management of inborn errors of metabolism and very advanced endoscopic work. Our members have been presenting research papers at international conferences in Europe and North America, as well as publishing papers in reputed international journals. As a society, we publish an e journal as well as hold multiple academic meets every year in various parts of the country, in addition to our annual conference. This website is a step in our continued endeavor to promote this field in India.

As President, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us and improve your understanding of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition; and thus provide better care to all your little patients.