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Sanja Kolaček, MD, MSc, PhD

Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Children's Hospital Zagreb
Croatia
Sanja Kolaček finished University of Zagreb Medical School, where she also received her MSc and PhD degrees. Following her training in Paediatrics, she was trained in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at various institutions, among which were also the Children's Hospital Birmingham, Liver Unit at the King's College Hospital London and the Endoscopy Unit of the Gastroenterology Department at the Academish Medisch Centrum Amsterdam. In 2008 she was appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at the Zagreb University Medical School. Within ESPGHAN, prof. Kolaček is the current ESPGHAN President, elected in 2018. Previously, she served as the Secretary General, was/is an active member of the Working groups for IBD, Acute diarrhea, and Pre/Probiotics, and for two terms was member of the Committee of Nutrition. She is/was also serving in different ruling and educational bodies of the ECCO, ESPEN, UEG and in various Croatian medical associations. Her editorial activities include being Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (JPGN), and membership of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. Her main clinical interests include chronic enteropathies and chronic intestinal failure, clinical nutrition and nutrition of healthy infants, while her present research activities are in the field of IBD, Coeliac disease, Probiotics and Disease-related malnutrition. Professor Kolaček has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has written many book chapters and edited several textbooks, mainly in the field of paediatric nutrition and gastroenterology. 
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