Date

27.5.2022
until
29.5.2022

 

 

Venue

Basel, Switzerland

 

Organizors

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

CME points:
18 CME points in Germany
4 credits by the SGP (Swiss Society of Paediatrics)


Update: Hygiene concept and registration process

Hygiene concept

For the GTP and many of you, this will be the first face-to-face meeting after the Coronavirus pandemic. To comply with the University Hospital regulations, we are obliged to wear a face (surgical) mask when entering the premises including the lecture hall and the foyer. We would therefore request for you to wear your mask during the entire event.

Presentation of a negative rapid test at registration is not required and no G2 status will be checked at the entrance. However, we would like to ask you to take a rapid test at home or at a test centre before you arrive.

Should you have any symptoms compatible with a Coronavirus infection, please…. stay at home/ask at reception for a rapid test/get a rapid test before attending and take extra social distancing measures.

In view of our numerous guests and scholarship holders from abroad who will be visiting German hospitals after the conference, we have a responsibility towards our guests and wider community to ensure we all stay safe and would kindly like to (take special care and) ask for your understanding and cooperation.

All information on the Corona rules can also be found on the homepage.

Registration first!

Before joining a workshop or the conference, facilitators and participants have to (Please) register first at the Centre for Teaching and Research (ZLF), entrance Hebelstraße 20. You will find the directions on the website and also attached. At registration you will be given directions to the venues of the various workshops and meetings.

The bus line No. 30, stops directly at this entrance.

The bus line No. 11, stops at the main entrance Spitalstraße. Please do not use this entrance (!), just walk around the building to Hebelstraße 20.

For better vizualisation refer to our site map.


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.

Yours

Gudrun Jäger und Charlotte Adamczick
Conference Presidents.

The organizing team


Tagungsprogramm

Times are stated as CET.

Last update: 05.05.2022

Friday 13:00 - 22:00

13:00-18:00  –  Registration and poster set-up

13:30-15:30 – Workshops part 1

  • Ultrasound in LMICs
  • Fully booked: Workshop of the working group climate change and global child health
  • How (not) to go abroad

15:45-17:45 – Workshops part 2

  • Ultrasound in LMICs
  • Paediatric surgery in LMIC: Gastroschisis Workshop
  • Titles changed: “Medicine under difficult conditions” and “How does western e-mobility affect the human rights situation in Congo?” (Working group health professions)
  • Workshop of the working gruop ETAT+
  • Postkolonial development policies

15:30-18:00 – Board meeting

18:15-18:45 – Conference opening

  • Welcome note by the organizers (C. Adamczick, G. Jäger)
  • Welcome note by the GTP chairs (S. Kotsias-Konopelska, C. Schmidt)
  • Welcome note by the Deputy Medical Director of the University Children’s Hospital Basel UKBB’ (S. Schulzke)

18:45-19:45  –  Keynote lecture
Global Child Health after the easy victories: time to step up for the difficult ones
T. Tylleskär – University Bergen & FESTMIH

19:45-20:00  –  Short film: Interviews with children world-wide

20:00-22:00  –  Get together and Apero riche

Saturday 8:30 - open end

8:30-8:40   Welcome note and introduction to the academic program
J. Uetzinger – SwissTPH

8:40-10:00 Session 1: “Healthy (IT) systems” to reach every child in countries with restricted and limited resources

Challenges and opportunities in a changing world of communication. How to reach every child from the hospital to remote communities, through new health technologies and telemedicine to provide sustainable quality care and empower health personal.
Chairs: C. Adamczick, P. Meißner

  • 8:40-9:00 How to make health care as affordable and accessible as possible: challenges and lessions learnt from West and Central Africa
    N. Schramm – UNICEF
  • 9:00-9:20 “Banda Health”: a cloud-based clinic management system to empower healthcare providers in low-income communities across Africa to get the most out of the available resources
    S. Letchford – Kijabe Hospital, Kenia & Cofounder and president of Banda Health
  • 9:20-9:35 Digital health solutions for child care in LMICs – the example of ALMANACH
    A. Junker – SwissTPH digital health unit
  • 9:35-9:45 Abstract: Burden reduced cleft lip and palate care and healing – optimizing treatment strategy with minimal burden for patients and health systems
    B. Gözcü – Cooperation BRCCH, Basel, Warsaw, Hyderabad
    9:45-10:00 Abstract: Digital Media supporting patients with skin diseases in Sub Saharan Africa
    P. Schmid

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 Session 2: GTP projects, partnerships and Swiss organizations
Overview of GTP projects and working groups and presentation of Swiss organizations related to global child health
Chairs: S. Kotsias-Konopelska, C. Schmidt

  • 10:30-10:45 Neonatology in Tanzania: Residence program
    A. Züchner – CCBRT, Tanzania
  • 10:45-11:00 EKFS/GTP paediatric ultrasound network: experiences from international teaching and practical training courses
    C. Schmidt – St. Vinzenz Hosp. Dinslaken
  • 11:00-11:15 The ETAT program at a glance and experiences from GTP courses
    J. Lindert – Great Ormond St. Hosp. London
    B. Zimmer – Universität Münster
    S. Loetz – Olgaspital Stuttgart
  • 11:15-11:30 Training and strengthening of health systems in Sierra Leone in cooperation with the MoH
    G. Jäger – Kinderspital St. Gallen
  • 11:30-12:00 Presentations of Swiss foundations and organizations (10 min each):
    1. Paediatric critical care in LMIC with refugee crisis
    R. Anderson – Zurich University Hospital, MSF Swiss
    2. Calcutta Project Basel – A student-led project in the fields of health and prevention
    Z. Roth – Foundation Calcutta Project Basel
    3. 30 year experience of Kantha Bopha Children Hospitals in Cambodia
    Michael Grotzer – Director University Children Hospital Zurich, vice president Katha Bopha Foundation

12:00-13:15 Lunch and poster walk

13:15-14:40 Session 3: Preventive Child Health, chronic diseases and NCDs
Is prevention and screening for child and adolescent illnesses neglected in Global Child Health?
Chairs: F. Jäger, W. Schimana

  • 13:15-13:45 Promoting health and wellbeing in children and adolescents; the role of school health
    V. Baltag & B. Delmans – WHO department of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
  • 13:45-14:00 Burden of NCDs and chronic diseases in LMICs with a focus on Allergies and Asthma
    A. Weise – Kaltenkirchen
  • 14:00-14:15 The diagnostic and treatment gap in child neurology in low resource settings – Example East Africa
    T. Oneko – Kenya Medical Institute, Center for Global Health Research
  • 14:15-14:25 Abstract: Continuum of care for low birth weight infants in the neonatal period in Ghana – A constructivist grounded theory study
    C. Schuler – Zurich
  • 14:25-14:35 Abstract: Travel time to reach health care facilities in the referral pathway for paediatric emergency treatment in Boeny, Madagascar
    M. Braun – University Witten/Herdecke
  • 14:35-14:40 Discussion

14:40-15:10 Coffee break

15:10-17:15 Session 4: Paediatric surgergy, – orthopedics, rehabilitation and palliative care in LMICs
While some children may be cured through minor operations, others have a long way to go in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, where it is available. When cure is no longer possible, families and caretakers need special attention and support.
Chairs: J. Lindert, tba

  • 15:10-16:10 Surgery
    15:10-15:25 Global Paediatric Surgery
    N. Wright – UK
    15:25-15:40 Gastroschisis care at Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania
    A. Masenga – Bugando Medical Center
    15:40-15:50 Paediatric injury: a call to action for a looming epidemic
    D. Mazingi – Zimbabwe
    15:50-16:00 Improved clubfoot treatment through local networking – experiences in a project in Orissa/India
    B. Speth – UKBB, Basel
    16:00-16:10 Paediatric burns
    W. Bislima – Bukavu General Hospital
  • 16:10-17:15 The child with disability and need for rehabilitation
    16:10-16:25 Rehabilitation and physiotherapy in low-income communities in Kenya
    S. Letchford – Kijabe Hospital, Kenia
    16:25-16:40 Care-program for young patients with Albinism in Malawi
    R. Moser
    16:40-17:00 Is paediatric palliative care possible in settings with limited ressources?
    S. Loetz – Olgaspital Stuttgart
    J. Chikwana – Zomba Regional Hospital, Malawi
    17:00-17:15 Celebrating Carers: Recognising the Contribution of Family Carers and Addressing their Needs in Low and Middle-Income Countries
    A. Patil – NGO Carers world-wide

17:15-19:00   GTP member assembly

19:30  Social evening and dinner at the “Atlantis” in Basel Old Town

Sunday 8:30 - 13:30

8:30 – 10:30 Session 5: New strategies to diagnose and treat high burden infectious diseases within the paediatric community and ways to implement those in existing health systems, keeping a critical eye!
Chairs: E. Molyneux, S. Gehring

  • 8:30-8:45 Innovative drugs in helminth infection suitable for the paediatric population
    J. Keiser – SwissTPH, Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology
  • 8:45-9:00 Abstract: Effectiveness of rectal artesunate as pre-referral treatment for children with severe malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
    M. Hetzel – Swiss TPH
  • 9:00-9:15 Malaria Elimination in the Greater Mekong Region
    L. v. Seidlein – Mahidol Oxford Tropical Research Unit, Bangkok
  • 9:15-9:45 TB care integrated in general paediatic health services; update on guidelines and application
    S. Verkuijl – WHO Global Tb program
    M. Casenghi – WHO Pedaids
  • 9:45-10:00 New international guidelines on Sepsis treatment
    L. Schlapbach – University Childrens’ hospital Zürich
  • 10:00-10:10 Abstract: Use of a 9-valent-RT-PCR-ELISA in acute febrile patients
    G. Haist – University Hospital Mainz
  • 10:10-10:20 Abstract: Clinical Characteristics, transmission rate and outcome of neonates born to COVID-19 positive mothers: a prospective case series from a low and middle income country
    M. Rood – Suriname, Rotterdam
  • 10:20-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-13:00 Session 6: There is more than just COVID-19
The importance of vaccinations in prevention of childhood illnesses and the impact of COVID-19 on global child health
Chairs: U. Heininger, N. Ritz

  • 11:10-11:35 Interruption and consequences of paediatric general services through the COVID-19 pandemic: update, resume and outlook
    E. Molyneux – Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and College of Medicine, Blantyre
  • 11:35-11:50 Bio-psycho-social aspects in the pandemic; Swiss example and results of the “Ciao Corona” study
    S. Kriemler – Leitung “Ciao Corona” Studie
  • 11:50-12:10 Science meets politics with a global perspective
    U. Heininger – UKBB, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • 12:10-13:00 Panel discussion: Is there something such as “global vaccine equity”?

13:00-13:30   Good-bye and pre-announcements regarding the next annual conference


Call for abstracts

Deadline: 31. March 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)globalchildhealth.de.

Accepted abstracts become eligible for the Helmut Wolf Prize.

Abstract criteria:

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

Venue

University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Address
Spitalstrasse 21 / Petersgraben 4
4031 Basel
Switzerland

Conference entrance:
Hebelstr. 20

Homepage


Rahmenprogramm

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.


Accommodation

Basel Youth Hostel is a welcoming accommodation close to the conference venue. In one- 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
Maja Sacher-Platz 10
4052 Basel
Switzerland

basel(a)youthhostel.ch

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.

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Contact information

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

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
BIC: GENODEM1AHL
Re: “GTP2022, your name”

Abstract submission (deadline extended: 31st March 2022): Email: gtp2022-abstracts@globalchildhealth.de


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