24.-26. Januar 2020           

UFA Fabrik Berlin

Conference theme: “Gender aspects of Global Child Health“


The 38th GTP annual conference is hosted by the paediatric department “Josephinchen” of the St. Joseph Krankenhauses in Berlin-Tempelhof under supervision of Dr. Beatrix Schmidt, head of deparment, as well as Dr. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, vice chairwoman of the GTP.


Welcome address

We are pleased to invite you to Berlin for our 38th annual conference of the German Society of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health.

We will address the topic of „Gender Aspects of Global Child Health“ from January 24th-26th 2020 at the UFA Fabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof. The conference programme will consist of various workshops, interesting talks by renowned speakers as well as submitted abstracts. Gender specific aspects of global child health will be presented to you from a medical as well as sociocultural point of view in an international as well as local context.

Join us for our social dinner on Saturday, January 26th 2020! After a delicious meal the live band „Echte Ärzte“ (www.echte-aerzte.de) will have us dance and party.

Please note our reduced fees for students and non-physicians as well as our child care service during the conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Dr. Beatrix Schmidt und Dr. Sarah Kotsias – Konopelska  (conference hosts)
Dr. Stephanie Thein, Dr. Eva Senger, Dr. Pulad Tavakolipour, Dr. Juliane Wentrup, Claudia Lotz


Conference programme

For detailed and updated information please check our website regularily

Friday (15:00-23:00)

  • GTP Board meeting
  • Workshops
    • Student workshop (title TBA)
    • Health professions working group workshop (title TBA)
    • “Neglected tropical diseases – are they neglected?” (Prof. A. Stich)
    • TBA
  • Opening talks
    • “Working abroad” – Gender and Health (C. Kitz)
    • TBA
  • Conference opening
  • Get together with live music (“Bardomaniacs” – www.bardomaniacs.de) at the UFA Fabrik


Saturday (9:00 – open end)

  • Session 1: Sociocultural aspects of Global Child Health and gender
  • Session 2: Sexual health and well-being
  • Session 3: Submitted abstracts
  • Session 4: Gender-specific violence
  • GTP member assembly and alternative cultural program
  • Social evening with delicious food and live musik (“Echte Ärzte” – www.echte-aerzte.de) at the UFA Fabrik


Sunday (9:00-13:00)

  • Session 5: Infectious diseases and gender
  • Session 6: Submitted abstracts
  • Helmut Wolff Prize
  • Conference closure and lunch



Call for abstracts – deadline 30th September 2019

We are interested in hearing about your research, projects, relevant clinical work, etc. regarding “gender aspects of global child health”.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th September 2019. – Please check for possible extensions.

Submit your abstracts with Re: “Abstract GTP2020” to gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Abstract criterie:

  • English or German (prefarably English)
  • 3000 characters (including blank characters) maximum
  • Abstract structure: Project description or research question, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.


Venue – UFA Fabrik Berlin

The UFA Fabrik is a former film production site which has been reopened in 1976 as a cultural center combining eco-friendly living and nutrition with sociocultural events throughout the year. It includes living spaces, a biological bakery, various spaces for intercultural events, sustainable agriculture projects and much more. We are happy to be ably to welcome you at such an interesting venue. For more information please refer to the website www.ufa-fabrik.de

The whole conference program as well as the get-together and the social evening will take place at the UFA Fabrik.

Address: UFA Fabrik Berlin, Viktoriastr. 10-18, 12101 Berlin




Early bird Regular price
GTP member Students / non-physicians 50 € 50 €
Physicians 150 € 170 €
non-member Students / non-physicians 60 € 60 €
Physicians 170 € 190 €
Social evening student rate 20 € 20 €
Social evening regular 40 € 40 €


  • Child care by certified kindergarten teachers will be offered during the conference hours on site and free of charge.
  • Couchsurfing for students will be organized by our student working group. Contact: gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de

Events surrounding the conference

Please join us for our evening activities in order to converse, eat and party with your colleagues and friends at the conference.

Get together (Friday evening)

Food and music by the live band “Bardomaniacs” bardomaniacs.de

Cultural programme during the GTP member assembly (Saturday afternoon).

More information to follow

Social dinner (Saturday evening) – reduced fee for students!

Delicious food catered by restaurant Cana (Homepage) and wonderful live music by “Echte Ärzte” echte-aerzte.de




More information about hotels with reduced prices to be announced

Couchsurfing for students will be organized by our student working group. Contact: gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de


Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for applications):

Conference applications online:

Banking details:
Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03

Couchsurfing for students:

Abstract submission:
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de with Re: “Abstract GTP 2020” (Abstract criteria see above)