25th-27th January 2019               

University of Witten/Herdecke

Topic: “New horizons in research, education and practice!

Final programme

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (GTP) e.V. will take place from 25 – 27 January 2019 at Witten/Herdecke University. Every year, more than 200 national and international participants from various health professions meet at these conferences to inform themselves and exchange information on current topics of research and education. Concrete projects in tropical pediatrics and international child health in resource-limited countries are presented and discussed. The conference organisor is Prof. Dr. Ralf Weigel, Friede-Springer-endowed professorship for Global Child Health

This year’s motto of the conference is “New horizons in research, education and practice” and once again provides an opportunity for important professional impulses. In addition to various workshops, you can expect presentations by renowned paediatricians such as Professor Anthony Costello (former Director of the Institute for Global Health at University College London and the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health at the WHO in Geneva), Professor Michaël Boele van Hensbroek (Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development) and Dr. Bhanu Williams (International Officer at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK).  The program includes the topics:

  • Tropical paediatrics and global child health: European and global perspectives
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Supporting Health Systems
  • Child health beyond survival

A special artistic framework is going to give the scientific discussions a further perspective.


Target group

This conference is also an interprofessional platform focusing on the health and well-being of children and young people. We therefore welcome specialists and general practitioners as well as students, nurses, psychologists, social workers and all other health professions.


Please register on the university’s homepage following this LINK

Abstract submission

The scientific programme lives from the contributions of the participants. Therefore, we invite interested parties to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster on one of the topics mentioned above by November 15th, 2018. The website for submitting abstracts is linked HERE. For the presenter of an abstract that has been selected for an oral presentation the conference fee will be waived (category students and other health professions) or reduced by 50% (participants of all other categories).

All accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic version of the Journal Monatsschrift für Kinderheilkunde.


Please refer to reservations made for “GTP Tagung 2019” when booking in these two hotels:

Ringhotel Parkhotel Witten, Bergerstr. 23, 58452 Witten
Tel: 02302 5880
Fax: 02302 588 555

Ardey Hotel, Ardeystr. 11-13, 58425 Witten
Tel: 02302 4880



Foto Credits: (c) Jane Slicock / USAID