Sarah Konopelska

Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in LMIC - a survey

A group of medical doctors working in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) - amonst them Dr. Andreas Hansmann, who is currently working within a GTP clinical partnership in Malawi - have launched a survey as response to the recent "Paediatric Consensus Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Guidelines" in order to assess the current clinical situation on the ground in hospitals in LMIC.

If you work in a clinical setting in LMIC traiting children with TBI it would be highly interesting and appreciated if you took 10 minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Further information as well as the survey itself are to be found here.

 


Pediatric Trainer for Clinical Health Officers - Sierra Leone

The application deadline has been extended to 30th of July 2019!

MSF Belgium ist employing a pediatric trainer for clinical health officers (CHO) in their hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Purpose of the position

To accompany locally enrolled 24 community health officers to continuous medical education (cme) program in order to achieve a much better level of autonomy in their daily clinical practice.

Responsibilities

  • Participate to the development of a competency framework
  • Participate to develop a learning portfolio
  • Lead on the development of a specific training program, based on the competency framework
  • Lead the implementation of the training program for the cho
  • Lead the evaluation of the training efforts
  • Work closely with the other hospital pediatric doctors to understand the evolving training needs for the CHO

Further information and application details refer to the following MSF website:

https://www.msf-azg.be/en/job/pediatric-trainer-for-clinical-health-officers-in-sierra-leone


38th GTP annual conference - Gender aspects of Global Child Health

Date

24th Jan 2020 - 15:00
26th Jan 2020 - 13:00

Venue

UFA Fabrik Berlin
Victoriastr. 10-18
12101 Berlin

Organizor

Kinderklinik "Josephinchen"
St. Joseph Krankenhaus
Berlin-Tempelhof

24th-26th January 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  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

GTP Board meeting

Workshops

    • Student working group workshop: Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)
    • Health professions working group workshop (title TBA)
    • Workshop “Neglected tropical diseases – are they neglected?” (Prof. A. Stich)
    • Workshop “Human rights”
    • Workshop “boys’ and men’s health”

Keynote lecture

Conference opening

Get together with buffet and live music
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

Saturday 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. the next day

Session 1: Gender-specific socio-cultural aspects

Session 2: Sexual health and well-being

Session 3: Submitted abstracts

Session 4: Gender-specific violence

GTP member assembly and alternative program for non-members
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

Social evening with dinner, live music and party
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session 5: Submitted abstracts

Session 6: Infectious diseases and gender

Awarding of the Helmut Wolff Prize

Conference closure and lunch


Call for abstracts

Deadline: 15.10.2019

We are interested in hearing about your research, projects, relevant clinical work, etc. regarding “gender aspects of global child health” (abstract session 1) or about general issues regarding tropical paediatrics and global child health (abstract session 2).

Authors of accepted abstracts receive a 50% discount of the conference fee.

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

Abstract criteria:

  • 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


Registration

 

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.

Friday

Get together
with buffet and live music by the band “Bardomaniacs” Homepage Admission is included in the conference fee. Please indicate your attendance at registration.

Saturday

Cultural programme during the GTP member assembly
More information to follow

Social dinner
Delicious arabic food and wonderful live music by “Echte Ärzte” echte-aerzte.de who will have us party. Reduced entry for students. Please indicate at registration whether you would like to join. Later booking of the social evening will be possible until (date to be announced) under gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de


Accommodation

We have reserved rooms at a reduced rate in the following hotels. Please mention "GTP annual conference" in order to receive the discount.
More hotels might follow in due course.

Hotel Alt-Tempelhof

Louise-Henriette-Str. 4, 12103 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 756 850  –  Fax: +49 (0)30 756 85 100
Email: info@alt-tempelhof.com
Website: www.alt-tempelhof.de

Hotel Berliner Bär

Ringbahnstr. 6-8, 12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 750 00 80
Email: info@hotel-berliner-baer.de
Website: www.hotel-berliner-baer.de


Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for applications):
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Conference registration online:
https://globalchildhealth.de/38-gtp-jahrestagung-2020/

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

Couchsurfing for students:
gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de

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



Registration for the GTP annual conference 2020

Please fill in this form completely.

After submitting your registration you will automatically receive an e-mail with confirmation of your registration as well as payment information. Please make sure to check your spam folder as well.

Some of the workshops have limited spaces. Once the disappear from the drop-down menu they are booked out.

For later registration for event surrounding the conferece please refer to gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

 

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Concelling of participation:
Cancellation before 01.09.2019: Full reimbursement
Cancellations before 10.01.2020: Reimbursement of 50%
Cancellations from 10.01.2020: No reimbursement


Paediatric ETAT+ training 2019

20.-22.09.2019 in Hamburg, Germany

Overview

  • Target group: Doctors and nursing staff with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Venue: Kinder-UKE Hamburg
  • Fees: Doctors 300€, Nursing staff 150€
  • Course leaflet for download (updated version coming soon)
  • Registration

The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

 

The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course content

Besides from lectures, the course is based on an interactive training. Skills stations include:

  • Bag and mask application
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • CPR of children and neonates
  • Many practical case simulations
After the course you will be able to:
  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness.
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea.
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition.
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby.
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child.
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area.
Impressions from the last course

"I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


TropPaed 2020 - 11th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.

Datum

27.01. – 31.01.2020
26.01. Anreise

Ort

Schloss Rauischholzhausen
(Bei Gießen)

Info

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch

Welcome

We cordially invite you to participate in our Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health.

Once again we will provide you with a diverse course schedule containing lectures, practical workshops and clinical seminar. Furthermore there will be enough time for professional international exchange of plans and experiences.

As time goes by we will provide you with further details about the schedule and lecturers. Arrival will be possible from Sunday 5pm onwards. There will be dinner and access to your rooms. A good first opportunity to explore the castle grounds and extablish contacts. The official course program starts on Monday 8:30 am and ends on Friday 2 pm.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

  • Registration and introduction.
  • Introduction to Global Child Health
  • WHO programs and international collaborations
  • International communication
  • Challenges in setting up a paediatric department
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, …)
  • Psychosocial apects of paediatrics

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Scientific research and data collection

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • With whom and how to work abroad

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Health systems in unstable countries
  • The role of the foreign paediatrician abroad

  • Laboratories in resource-limited settings
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Updates on tropical medicine
  • Feedback, test and departure

Fee and application

The course fee includes participation in the course, course materials, accommodation, food and coffee breaks for 5 days.

Not included are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside the official mealtimes as well as transportation.

Scholarships are available for colleagues from low and middle income countries. Please apply with a motivational letter and CV. Further details are to be found reading the section on “sponsoring of international colleagues“. Application deadline: 15th July 2019

Apply for the course

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

ab 1.12.19
€ 1000

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

ab 1.12.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 800

Course venue

The course is taking place at Schloß Rauischholzhausen which is the conference center of the University of Gießen. We are happy to be able to host our course at this historical and beautiful site. It offers learning space and accommodation combined in the same building and due to the affiliation with the University the prices are fair. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities. Moving our course to this location in 2016 has proven to have been worthwhile.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund


Clinical coordinator - data for fever management - Switzerland

For detailed information on the job as well as on application procedures please refer to following website:

https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Vacancies/601/Description/2


Working Group Students and Young Doctors

Founded by motivated GTP-members, who aim at strengthening the connections between students and the GTP.

 

Goals of the working group

  • Connecting students and young doctors interested in tropical pediatrics and international child health
  • Exchange platform for projects related to tropical pediatrics, for students and young doctors, who have not yet completed their specialty training.
  • Exchange on options for further education or specialisation in the fields of tropical medicine and tropical pediatrics during and after medschool

 

Current projects

  • Annual students-workshop during the GTP annual conference: this workshop is ideally organized „by students for students“ or at least with the help of students. So far the workshops were mainly a forum for discussions concerning different topics of tropical medicine and international child health. Future plans also involve a more practical focus with hands-on workshops on topics relevant for tropical pediatrics.
  • Continuation of the Couchsurfing Program: local students provide free housing for other students attending the the GTP annual conference to keep travel expenses for students visiting from other cities or countries as low as possible.

 

Planned projects:

  • Creating an online-platform to connect interested students and young doctors and give them a forum for exchanging information on interesting projects, research and further education in the field of tropical pediatrics and international child health.

 

Contact and participation

The working group is looking for motivated participators. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Susanna van Eys (Email: susanna.vaneys@gmx.de).


General Instructor Course 2019

The GTP ETAT working group is expanding its course offer by inviting you to join the first General Instructor Course (GIC) in Hannover. Learn how to sensibly and effectively give lectures and teach colleagues by means of skills stations, simulation trainings and assessments.

  • When?  -  15.-17th March 2019
  • Where? -  Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover. Room: Building J06 Floor H0 R 4020
  • Food: Snacks and lunch will be provided
  • Social events on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Course fee: 250 Euros
  • Applications to Dr. Barbara Zimmer (email)

Accommodation suggestions:


Hospital partnership GTP - Newborn unit at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar Es Salaam

About the project

Within the "hospital partnerships - Partners strengthen health" initiative the GTP commits itself to improving newborn care at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The project startet at the end of 2018 and receives technical support from the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and financial support from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well es from the Else Kroener Fresenius Foundation (EKFS). Our Tanzanian partners have asked for implementation of ultrasound and echokardiography as well as for training for doctors and nurses in various forms of invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

The newborn unit at the MNH has got more than 100 beds and receives between 6500 to 7000 newborns per year as inpatients. The MNH is affiliated with the biggest medical faculty of Tanzania: MUHAS (Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences).

 

Vacancies - we are looking for lecturers

  • Neonatologists
  • Nurses with experience in neonatology

Wir are looking forward to receiving applications from GTP-members or colleagues who would like to become members and who are neonatologists or nurses with experience in neonatology and who are interested in lecturing colleagues at the MNH in Tanzania.

Experience in working abroad and teaching are of advantage but not crucial.

  • Duration of stay: 2-3 weeks (dates flexible)
  • Requirements: Good English skills
  • Pay: All expenses connected to the deployment will be covered

 

Contact and application

If you are interested please send a short CV to:
Dr. Carsten Krüger (email) - Programme coordinator in Germany
Dr. Antke Züchner (email) - Programme coordinator in Tanzania

 

Foto Credits: (c) Muhimbili National Hospital Webblog