Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Join us to shape the future of child health

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honour and pleasure to invite you all to the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2020), which we have decided to transform to a fully virtual congress, under our congress motto “Shaping the Future of Child Health”

The combined efforts and talents of the best and brightest minds in paediatrics have turned this biannual event into a major educational and research platform, attracting high quality scientific presentations that have subsequently appeared in high-impact journals.

The Congress is organised by the three societies: the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP), the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC). Eleven other European paediatric societies will join as collaborating societies, including the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA), the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN), the European Association of Palliative Care: Paediatric Taskforce (EAPC), the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), the European Society For Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), the Association For European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC), the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) and the Catalan Pediatric Society (SCP).

A central feature of the Congress are the free scientific papers presenting new information from all areas of paediatric medicine and child health. Submitted abstracts to EAPS 2020 will facilitate robust debates, thoughtful conversations and fruitful collaborations, with the future of paediatrics being greatly enhanced as a result. We encourage you to submit your abstract and to share your experience and results with the broad paediatric community.

We will be fortunate to have attracted world-renowned scientists and clinicians to give plenary and symposium presentations. The scientific programme section on this website is continuously updated to present to you the latest version of the programme. A further highlight are the pre-congress courses on October 16, where the organising societies offer training courses and courses for continuing professional development/education. Indeed, the Congress programme will have something to offer to everyone. The promotion and advancement of high-quality paediatric care and training worldwide has a powerful advocate in EAPS 2020. Its compelling and comprehensive scientific programme will unveil the latest research and analysis in the field, as presented by a renowned international faculty.

Mark your calendars for EAPS Virtual Congress – October 16-19, 2020.

We are looking forward to welcoming you online.

Best Wishes,

Prof. Charles-Christoph Roehr, ESPR
Chair, Organising Committee

Prof. Charles-Christoph Roehr, ESPR
Chair, Organising Committee
Prof. Berthold Koletzko, EAP
Chair, Scientific Committee

Prof. Berthold Koletzko, EAP
Chair, Scientific Committee