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CME Credits Available!

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Friday, March 1 – Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Diplomat
Beach Resort

3555 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

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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

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


Joel R. Rosh, MD

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

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Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH


Miguel Saps, MD

University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida


Amanda Muir, MD

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 Childrens Hospitals
Oakland, CA

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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, 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 NutritionMedical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal RehabilitationBoston Children's HospitalProfessor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of NutritionHarvard Medical SchoolBoston, 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

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Rima Fawaz, MD

Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

Yale Medicine

Greenwich, CT


Praveen Goday, MD

Director, Nutrition and Feeding Programs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Clinical Professor of PediatricsThe 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

Conneticut Children's Hospital

Hartford, CT


Stacy A. Kahn, MD, NASPGHAN-F

Director, FMT and Microbial Therapeutics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

Attending Physician, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

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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, Ohio


Calies Menard-Katcher, MD

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO


Veronique D. Morinville, MDCM, FRCPC, NASPGHAN-F, CAGF 

Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University

Medical Director of Pancreas Care

Montreal Children's Hospital

Montreal, QC, 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

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