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Constipation in children remains one of the commonest symptoms encountered in childhood and accounts for a significant proportion of the clinical workload in general practice, general paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterology. Despite this the diagnosis, treatment and ultimately outcome remain challenging. This course brings together experts in childhood constipation to provide a practical approach to classification, diagnosis and treatment, with emphasis on the commonest form, so-called ‘functional constipation’. Speakers include authors of very recent NICE and international guidelines for paediatric constipation. We are honoured to have Professor Marc Benninga the ‘father of modern constipation’ as part of the guest faculty.

The course is suitable for the spectrum of multi-disciplinary professionals involved in the care of children suffering constipation including trainees, consultants, nurse specialists, GPs and paediatric gastroenterologists.