top of page

9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Available!

GIHF-24-01 Strip_v1.jpg
GIHF-24-02 PEDS Logo_RGB.png

Friday, March 1 – Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Diplomat
Beach Resort

3555 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019



GIHF-24-01 FL Image_v3.jpg

Jointly provided by the University of Cincinnati and the GiHF.


This program is supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc.,

and Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition.

In collaboration with GHAPP


About the Conference


The Inaugural PEDS GI Connect Conference is a two-day event focused on promoting the collaboration and exchange of knowledge among pediatric gastrointestinal healthcare professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions covering a wide range of topics within the field of pediatric gastroenterology.


Course Directors


Valeria C. Cohran, MD

Medical Director,

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation; Attending Physician, Gastroenterology 

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

rosh joel md fs-2.jpg

Joel R. Rosh, MD

Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Liver Disease and Nutrition
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Carlo Di Lorenzo.png

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

Chief of Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH


Miguel Saps, MD

Director of Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition

University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida


Amanda Muir, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA




Sabina A. Ali, MD

Clinical Professor
Co-Director UCSF Pediatric

Gastroenterology – Oakland
Director, Pediatric IBD Program – Oakland
Pediatric Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Oakland, CA

Bonilla, Silvana.png

Silvana Bonilla, MD

Attending Physician,
Division of Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Tanaz Farzan Danialifar, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

USC Keck School of Medicine
Divisional Director of Medical Student and Resident Education
Division of Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Marla Dubinsky, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Co-director, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center

Director, Marie and Barry Lipman IBD Preconception and Pregnancy Clinic

Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai New York

Chief, Division of Pediatric GI and Nutrition

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

New York, NY


Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Nutrition 

Medical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation

Boston Children's Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Nutrition

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA


Alessio Fasano, MD

W. Allan Walker Professor of Pediatrics MGB
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Vice Chair of Research – MGfC
Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center and
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA

Fawaz Rima.jpeg

Rima Fawaz, MD

Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Yale New Haven Hospital

Greenwich, CT


Praveen Goday, MD

Director, Nutrition and Feeding Programs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


Jeffrey Hyams, MD

Division Head, Gastroenterology

Director, The Inflammatory

Bowel Disease Center

Director, The Infusion Center

The Mandell-Braunstein Family-Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Connecticut Children's Hospital

Hartford, CT

Karrento Katja.jpeg

Katja Karrento, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Director of Motility and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Programs

Medical College of Wisconsin

Children's Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI


Ajay Kaul, MD

Director, Neurogastroenterology

and Motility Disorders Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH


Peter L. Lu, MD, MS

Research Director, GI Motility Center, Division of Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Nutrition,

Department of Pediatrics,

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics,

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Columbus, OH


Calies Menard-Katcher, MD MSCS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Gastroenterology

Hepatology and Nutrition

Department of Pediatrics

University of Colorado School of Medicine Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic

Disease Program

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO


Veronique D. Morinville, MDCM, FRCPC, CAGF 

Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Medical Director of Pancreas Care Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
McGill University Health Centre 

Montreal Children's Hospital

Montreal, QC, Canada


Nikhil Pai, MD

Associate Professor,

Department of Pediatrics,

Member – Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute

Member – Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research (MODR)

McMaster Children’s Hospital

(McMaster University)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


John M. Rosen, MD

Section Chief General Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Kansas City, MO


Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN

For a Digestive Peace of Mind, LLC
Medway, MA


Catharine Walsh, MD

Educational Researcher, SickKids Learning Institute
Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute
Staff Pediatrician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Totronto
Toronto, Canada

bottom of page