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Welcome from the CAPGAN 2019 Co-Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to personally invite you to join us at the 16th Scientific Meeting of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition (CAPGAN2019) to be held 1 - 3 October, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

CAPGAN2019 will bring together pediatricians, gastroenterologists, nutrition experts and NGO’s to foster collaborative research, share and promote cutting edge knowledge and training in these fields. CAPGAN2019 seeks to 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.

CAPGAN2019 comes at an important time where we face many challenges to improve the outcomes of children with acute or chronic gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional diseases. Management strategies that encompass more broad multidisciplinary approaches and innovative therapies with emphasis on short-term care and long-term outcomes are essential, and at the heart of the sustainable development goals. CAPGAN2019 will deliver an outstanding scientific program that will encourage collaborative efforts that can ensure the ongoing acquisition of new knowledge and understanding of pediatric nutrition and gastroenterology.

We invite industry, NGO’s, related associations and other organizations to join us at CAPGAN2019.

We look forward to welcoming you in Toronto 

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Chaiman of the CAPGAN Congress


Dr. Robert Bandsma 
Chair of the CAPGAN Scientific Committee