Basel, Switzerland



Dr. Charlotte Adamczick
Dr. Gudrun Jäger

27-29th May 2022          

Basel, Switzerland

Conference theme: “Integrating General Paediatrics in health systems of resource limited settings; scope of the speciality and needs assessment on staffing and logistics

Greetings from the organizors

Dear GTP members, dear interested colleagues!

The 40th Annual Meeting of the GTP in 2022 will take place in Basel, Switzerland – outside of Germany for the first time. This multifaceted, international city does not only offers favorable geographical conditions. We have well established contacts with the Swiss Tropical Institute and the University Children’s Hospital. Long-time GTP members have also found a new personal and professional home in Switzerland.

In recent years, the work of the GTP (TropPaed course, ETAT courses) has enjoyed increasing attention from Swiss colleagues. By organizing the annual meeting in Switzerland, we would like to take the opportunity to exchange views on the topics of global child health with a broad circle of like-minded people here, in an environment with a long tradition and experience in the field of tropical medicine and global health, to make the activities of the GTP better known, to advertise for collaboration and to promote networking.

The main theme of the upcoming conference will be ” Integrating General Paediatrics in health systems of resource limited settings; (scope of the speciality and needs assessment on staffing and logistics”).

With this choice of topics, we would like to discuss the complexities that lead to well-structured pediatric primary care. In many areas of pediatric care, significant progress has been made in recent years. International programs such as those to combat malaria, HIV, TB, strengthening immunization strategies, and neonatal programs contributed significantly to reducing child mortality.

Yet today, many partner countries lack structured pediatric preventive and surgical care. There is a lack of outpatient clinics with adequate diagnostic capabilities for chronic, endocrinological and neurological diseases, as well as palliative care and continuous, good quality monitoring and follow-up.

In the next weeks you will find updates of the program and information about our speakers here on our website.

We look forward to a lively international exchange with you about experiences and approaches that help us to give children worldwide a good start in life through improved health care systems and to accompany them through their childhood and adolescence.


Gudrun Jäger and Charlotte Adamczick
Conference Presidents.

The organizing team

Conference program

Times are stated as CET
Last update: 4.11.2021

Session content

Leading theme:
Integrating General Paediatrics in health systems of resource limited settings; scope of the speciality and needs assessment on staffing and logistics

A global perspective on the situation of general paediatrics worldwide

Workshops will be held on Friday afternoons at two time slots: 13:30-15:30 and 15:45-17:45. Preference can be indicated at registration.
– Postkolonial development policies
– How (not) to go abroad
– Ultrasound for LMICs
– Climate Change and Global Child Health
– Gastroschisis
– Medicine and wound management under aggravated conditions (health professions working group)

“Healthy (IT) systems” for reaching every child in LMICs
How to reach every child in general health services

GTP projects, partnerships and Swiss organisations in global child health

Preventive child health, chronic diseases and NCDs
Is prevention and screening neglected in global child health?

Paediatric surgery, -orthopedics, rehabilitation and palliative care in LMICs
Critical and essential aspects of rehabilitation and palliative care

Paediatric dermatology meets paediatric infectious diseases
Still the highest burden of disease in paediatrics, however drug development for some infectious diseases is partly of low priority for pharmaceutical companies.

Equity in Global Child Health during times of COVID-19 (Panel discussion)
The importance of vaccinations in prevention of childhood illnesses and the impact of COVID-19 on global child health.

Call for abstracts

Deadline: 28. February 2022

We invite you to submit abstracts of your research, projects or clinical work related to the themes of our conference. They will be systematically reviewed and considered for oral or poster presentation.

Please send your abstract to: gtp2022-abstracts(a)


University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Spitalstrasse 21 / Petersgraben 4
4031 Basel


Program surrounding the conference


Get together
After the conference kick-off, we invite you to socialize over a stand-up snack with drinks. Attendance is included in the conference fee, please indicate your attendance when registering for the purpose of catering planning.


Cultural program during the general meeting.
In the near future, we will provide here a collection of cultural notes for conference participants who will not attend the GTP General Assembly to bridge the time until our joint social evening.

Social Evening.
We look forward to enjoying the social evening with you at the atmospheric Atlantis! With food, drinks and live music, we will have the opportunity to further exchange ideas and celebrate with colleagues.


Basel Youth Hostel is a welcoming accommodation close to the conference venue. In two- to six-bed rooms you can stay inexpensively and at the same time in a stylish atmosphere. For more information on accommodation and room availability, please visit the homepage of the Swiss Youth Hostels.

Jugendherberge Basel
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
4052 Basel


Phone: +41 61 272 05 72

Registration, participation and fees

  Early bird (until incl. 28.2.22)Regular fee (from 1.3.22)
GTP memberStudents / non-physician health carers€ 80€ 90
Medical doctors€ 190€ 210
non-memberStudents / non-physician health carers€ 90€ 100
Medical doctors€ 210€ 230
Social eveningStudents / non-physician health carers€ 30€ 50
Medical doctors€ 50€ 70
Accompanying person (if capacities allow)see abovesee above

Cancellation policy:
– Cancellation until 27.4.2022: refund of the entire conference fee.
– Cancellation until 13.5.2022: Refund of 50% of the conference fee.
– Cancellation from 14.5.2022: No refund of the conference fee.



CME credit points


Conflict of interest and sponsorship declaration

The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants.

Register here

Contact information

General inquiries and comments (not for registration): sekretariat(a)

Conference registration:

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

Abstract submission (deadline: 28th February 2022): Email: gtp2022-abstracts(a)