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39th GTP annual conference - Global Child Health in times of pandemics

Datum

June 5th 2021  9:00
until
June 6th 2021  12:00

 

Ort

Virtual conference via Zoom®

 

Ausrichter

Prof. Dr. C. Krüger
Dr. B. Kretzschmar

5th-6th June 2021          

Virtual conference via Zoom®

Leading topic: “Global Child Health in times of pandemics“


Greetings from the organizors

Dear colleagues, students and employees in the health care sector!

We would like to cordially invite you to our 39th annual conference, this year unfortunately under pandemic conditions.

Under the guiding theme “Global Child Health in times of pandemics”, the meeting will be held exclusively virtually on June 5th-6th 2021. We want to address the various impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and other risks/determinants on child health, especially in resource-poor countries, and discuss which interventions will enable children, adolescents and their families worldwide to best cope with the implications of this pandemic. This will also have to include the question of what contribution wealthy nations, which are also affected by the pandemic, can and should make.

On Saturday we have scheduled exciting keynote speeches by renowned speakers and free contributions in the form of short presentations for you. Sunday morning will be reserved for workshops. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic situation, we had to refrain from a face-to-face event. Nevertheless we could win speakers from Germany, the European and non-European countries for our online program.

The members’ assembly will also have to take place virtually this time. Details will be sent to all members in time.

Unfortunately, we have to postpone the joint celebration and social exchange, otherwise a fixed part of our annual meeting, until next year.

Due to the virtual event mode, we are charging a standard price of 20.00 EUR this year. Students, colleagues from low-ressource countries as well as lecturers and first authors of abstracts can take part free of charge.

We are very much looking forward to your virtual participation and to lively, gladly also controversial discussions.

Join us for this interesting event!

Yours

Carsten Krüger and Benno Kretzschmar


Conference program

Times are stated as CET
Last update: June 6th 2021

Friday 17:00 - 20:00

Virtual board meeting

 

Saturday 9:00 - 20:00 CET

09:00-09:10     Welcome address (C. Krüger, B. Kretzschmar)

09:10-10:30     Opening lecture (Chair: C. Krüger)
COVID-19 and its impact on children and women in LMICs – policy and ethical considerations (M. Knipper, Gießen)

10:00-11:30     Session 1 (Chair: M. Krawinkel)
Global programs for children in COVID-19 times
– The impact of the pandemic on the care of children in humanitarian aid (M. Tamannai, MSF Berlin)
– Sustainable food security and improving health in rural areas: The Nutrition Smart CommUNITI (S. Welte)
– Essential emergency and critical care in the context of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic (Hans-Jörg Lang, ALIMA & UWH)

11:30-12:00     Break

12:00-13:30     Session 2 (Chair: R. Weigel)
COVID-19 / Miscellaneous
– Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic response on intrapartum care, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality outcomes in Nepal (M. Målqvist, Schweden)
– Introduction of the „Child Growth Monitor“ (M. Pohl, Welthungerhilfe Berlin)
– Evaluation of an Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+) training in Madagascar – preliminary findings (M. Galatsch, Witten)

13:30-14:00     Break

14:00-15:30     Session 3 (Chair: C. Herr)
Research and Projects in Global Child Health
5 short presentations á 10+5 minutes from submitted abstracts
– Heuschen A-K, Müller O.: Public health relevant consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the malaria burden in sub-Sahara Africa / Heidelberg
– Langha L, Weigel R.: What are the Menstrual Experiences of Schoolgirls and Students in Uganda? A Narrative Literature Review / Witten
– Leusmann A et al.: Evaluation of the Pediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skills Training (PEAST) in Sierra Leone – A State of Knowledge Analysis Pre and Post Course / Witten
– Schmidt-Troschke H-M et al.: “Zines” as a new health education medium for children: a narrative literature review / Witten
– Heinrich A, Krüger C.: The national immunization program in Tanzania: structural prerequisites and potential for optimization. / Witten

– Announcements by the GTP

15:30-16:00     Break

16:00-17:00     Session 4 (Chair: I. Schmidt)
Free topics as well as vaccinations and nutrition in times of pandemic
– Experience of Implementation of Gastrochisis Treatment Protocol in Tanzania (Z. Bokhary. Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
– Issues in the Corona pandemic from a nursing perspective. (I. Schmidt, Hamminkeln)

17:10-20:00     GTP members’ assembly
– Election of the new board
– Amendment to the Articles of Association
– Farewell by new board with outlook on annual meeting 2022 and TropPaed 2022

 

Sonntag  9:00 - 12:00

Parallel workshops

Please register for a workshop at registration or write to us at gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.de.

COVID-19: First hand experiences from Brazil and Kenya

ETAT+

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a structured and effective intervention designed for primary health structures in resource-linited settings in Africa and Asia. In settings where child mortality is high and most deaths of paediatric patients occur within 24 hours after admission, implementation of ETAT+ reduces intra-hospital mortality.

ETAT helps in identification of acute life threatening problems like severe respiratory problems, shock, severe alterations of consciousness and severe dehydration. ETAT offers a structured way of identifying and treating those conditions.

In our workshop, we will discuss the background of intrahospital child mortality, get to know the elements of ETAT and work through a primary assessement together. There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion with the speakers; they are ETAT instructures and have used or implemented ETAT in resource limited settings.

For participation in the workshop, it is not required to be a member of the AG ETAT or have previous knowledge / experience. Everyone is welcome.

Introductory lecture by Prof. Niessen followed by discussions, small group work and goal setting, and resource gathering for the GTP as well as workshop participants.

Call for abstracts extended!

Deadline: finished

We are looking forward to your contributions to the conference theme and the overall topic “Global Child and Adolescent Health”. Tell us about your scientific or clinical projects or interesting questions.

Participation is free for invited presenters and first authors of accepted abstracts.

Abstract criteria: German or English (preferably English); max. 3000 characters incl. spaces; structure: Research question/project description, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion.

Abstract submission at gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.com.

Due to the current circumstances, we will unfortunately only be able to publish the abstracts online on the GTP website. We kindly ask for your understanding.


Venue

Due to the current pandemic situation, the annual meeting will be held virtually on the Zoom® platform. You will receive the participation link after registration and payment.


Application

Registration is possible until incl. 3.6.2021!

Participation fees for all participants 20,- Euro.
Participation for invited speakers, authors of accepted abstracts, colleages from low and middle income countries and students free of charge.

 

Cancellation policy:

  • until incl. May 6th 2021: Complete refund of the participation fees
  • Until incl. May 20th 2021: 50% refund of the participation fees
  • from May 21st 2021: Full fees need to be payed

Technical requirements:

All registered participants will receive a personalized access link for the ZOOM® platform after payment of the participation fee.

 

CME credit points

Credit points for Germany doctors (CME) are applied for at the medical board Hessen.

 

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. There is no sponsorship of the event.

Registration

Contact information

General inquiries and comments (nicht für Anmeldungen):
gtp2021@globalchildhealth.de

Conference registration:
https://globalchildhealth.de/anmeldung-zur-gtp-jahrestagung-2021/

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

Abstract submission (deadline: April 30th 2021):
gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.de
(Abstract criteria see above)


Copyright

Title picture: Viktoria Schools, Mwanza, Tanzania


GTP unterstützt L'appel Deutschland e.V. beim PEAST Training

Das pädiatrische Trainingsprogramm “PEAST” (Paediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skill Training) ist ein Teilprojekt des vom Verein L’appel Deutschland e.V. entworfenen und von der Initiative Klinikpartnerschaften geförderten Programms “Strengthening capacities to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in Sierra Leone”. Grundlage des Kindernotfalltrainings sind die sierra-leonischen ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) -Guidelines von 2020 weshalb L‘appel sich die GTP AG ETAT+ als kompetenten Partner mit ins Boot holte. Einerseits wird so sicher gestellt, dass ausreichend qualifizierte ETAT-Trainer*innen für die Schulungen zur Verfügung stehen. Andererseits entsteht für die durch die AG frisch ausgebildeten ETAT-Trainer*innen so die Möglichkeit, ihre neu erlangten Fähigkeiten unter Supervision im Feld anzubringen.

Im Zeitraum von 2020 bis 2022 werden in einem ersten Schritt gemeinsam mit einem wachsenden Team von lokalen Trainer*innen insgesamt 12 Kurse angeboten. Diese richten sich zunächst vornehmlich an durch vorausgegangene Aus- und Weiterbildungsprojekte von L’appel vorgebildete medizinische Fachkräfte des Magbenteh Community Hospitals, der kooperierenden Partnerklinik von L’appel und enthalten neben den üblichen ETAT+ – Inhalten kontextadapierte Schwerpunkte wie POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound), CPAP-Versorgung und den Umgang mit hochansteckenden Krankheiten wie Ebola und Lassa-Fieber. Nach einem gelungenen Start 2020 werden seit 2021 in einem zweiten Schritt auch weitere Gesundheitseinrichtungen in das Programm mit einbezogen. Die Evaluation des Kurses findet in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftungsprofessur für globale Kindergesundheit der Universität Witten-Herdecke statt. Das Projekt ist als klassisches “Train the Trainers” Konzept gedacht und soll schrittweise vollständig in die Hände des lokalen Teams übergeben werden.

Ansprechpartner für L’appel Deutschland e.V. ist Nicolas Aschoff (Email)


ONLINE SEMINAR - The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic's toll on the health care system in Malawi - part 2

8th April 2021   –   19-20:30 o’clock CET
via Zoom

The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic’s toll on the health care system in Malawi – part 2

Program (Seminar language: English)

19-19:45 “The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic’s toll on the health care system in Malawi – part 2” (Dr. J. Chakakala-Chaziya)

19:45-20:30 Discussion

Dr. Chaziya will extent her talk from our first online seminar in January to elaborate on the challenges that Malawi’s health care system is facing during the current pandemic, on the effects the pandemic is heaving on health care provision and on the adjustments that are being made within the health sector.

Please join us for this very interesting insight into health care provision in a low income setting during a world-wide pandemic.

 

Dr. Jessica Chakakala-Chaziya

Dr. Chaziya is a paediatric specialist currently residing and working in the North of Malawi as one of the two only paediatricians in that area.

Prior to her current position she had been working in the paediatric department of Malawis biggest hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where she had been part of the team leading the COVID-19 response for the paediatric unit and a national COVID-19 response trainer.

Join us from wherever you are!

Sign up for the seminar following this link:
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or scan the QR code above.

For your registration you will have to set up a free Zoom account which will automatically adjust the seminar settings to your time zone as well as send you notification about possible changes and about your registration.

Sponsoring and conflicts of interest

The content of this seminar does not contain any product placement. Organizors and speakers have to conflicts of interest to declare. There is no sponsoring of the event.


Online seminar "Climate Change and Global Child Health

Opening event:

Online-Seminar (⇓ Leaflet)
„Climate Change and Global Child Health“
with subsequent discussion

Friday 19.03.2021 at 18-19:30 CET
Zoom-Link (Registration via your own Zoom account): Click here to join
Dr. Reinhard Koppenleitner (GTP member and vice chairman of the German Alliance for Climate Change and Health [KLUG] e.V.) will set the scene with an introductory talk followed by a discussion round including planning of further activities in regards to climate change within the GTP.

 

Invitation to found a working group "Climate Change and Global Child Health" within the GTP

Our vision

The GTP aims at „improving child health world-wide“, especially in countries with limited ressources. In order to achieve this goal a thorough analysis and impression of the multiple factors endangering child health world-wide is needed.  Health is not only influenced by the lack of preventive and curing medical services on national level but also by various global factors.

One central global component is climate change (Castello, Lancet 2009), which even manifests itself as climate crisis or climate catastrophe in some parts of the world.

The planet is facing increasing numbers of heat waves (Robinson 2013), floddings, droughts, crop loss, decrease in lokal productivity (i.e. http://www.fao.org/climate-change), water scarcity, air polution, fires as well as wars and displacements resulting from these issues.

The consequences for health an life are known: Malnutrition including illnesses caused by it as well as increased vulnerability towards further pathologies due to a weakened immune system. Spread of zoonotic infections due to vector distribution. Migration. Flight and displacement resulting in among other things the loss of access to health care structures and education for children and adolescents. Mental health issues resulting from these circumstances are still a very neglected component.

Prior estimates of climate change progression and its consequences need to constantly be adjusted due to more rapid progression and paint a dramatic picture for the upcoming decades. Climate researchers agree that there is a detectabe acceleration in the rising of the sea level as well as an increase in uninhabitable territory.

All people are effected but the heaviest burden lies on vulnerable groups like children in the global south. The highest fatality rates, far exeeding the current level, are to be expected within these groups. We are currently witnesssing the beginnings of this development in Eastern Africa (https://kenya.savethechildren.net/news/climate-change-wajir-risks-mother-and-child-survival), Australia or in the Middle East. Therefore following questions need to be asked: (1) How can we avert this development (Mitigation) and (2) how can we weaken its consequences for the people (Adaptation)?

The GTP can play an important role in advocating for affected populations and can use its international network to spread information about the effects of climate change on child health. Ideally the GTP will be perceived as advisor to government institutions and political decision makers who engage with topics regarding development cooperations, who define projects and who finance their implementation.

As a first step the GTP will have to gather information from its partners in the global south about their experiences with the impact of climate change and to discuss those within the organization. Thereafter the GTP will have to define ways how to incorporate climate change thematically into its strategies, which priority it should be given and which activities will be possible and reasonable. In order to proceed effectively we will have a close look at existing information and ressources of other relevant organizations and we will aim at close collaboration with organizations, who primarily focus on prevention, research and political engagement in regards to climate change.

In order to establish importance for the topic of climate change within the GTP and in order to actively address it we would like to constitute a working group "Climate Change and Global Child Health". If you would like to participate in the process and activities please contact Dr. Reinhard Koppenleitner (email)

Links related to the topic:

www.klimawandel-gesundheit.de
www.healthforfuture.de
www.planetary-health-academy.de

 

Literature:

Blum AJ, Hotez PJ. "Global “worming”: Climate change and its projected general impact on human helminth infections". PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(7): e0006370. https://doi.org/10.137/journal.pntd.0006370. Free full text.
Castello A, et al. "Managing the health effects of climate change". The Lancet Commissions. Volume 373, ISSUE 9676, P1693-1733, May 16, 2009. Free full text.
Dim Coumou and Alexander Robinson 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 034018. Free full text.
Helldén D t al. "Climate change and child health: a scoping review and an expanded conceptual framework". Lancet Planet Health 2021. 5: e164–75. Free full text

Tidman R, et al. "The impact of climate change on neglected tropical diseases: a systematic review". Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2021, 115: 147-168. Free full text.


ONLINE SEMINAR - Maintaining medical services in times of pandemics

30th January 2021   –   15 to 18 o’clock CET
via Zoom

Maintaining medical services in times of pandemics

4 CME points

Dear GTP members and interested colleagues,

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is having a world-wide effect on the provision of medical services. We as the GTP are constantly adapting our projects to meet the requirements of the pandemic response and we are observing the changes happening within our global network.

We would like to invite you to join us for an online seminar which will introduce you to some of the concepts the GTP has adapted as well as to reports from some of our international partners on how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has affected their fields of work. Some interesting case reports will add a clinical scope to the seminar.

Preliminary programme

Session 1   - Health care provision and access

  • Opening remarks and global overview (E. Molyneux, UK)
  • Girls’ mental and physical health during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (L. Abou-Habib, Lebanon)
  • The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic’s toll on the health care system in Malawi (J. Mvula, Malawi)

 

Session 2   - Case reports

  • A very sick infant with suspected cow's milk protein allergy (S. Voleak, Cambodia)
  • A boy with meningism and splenic abscesses (A. Hansmann, Cambodia)
  • Kawasaki-like inflammatory syndrome in paediatric patients with COVID-19 (D. Rykowska, Poland)

 

Session 3   - Education during a pandemic

  • ETAT+ training in Germany (E. Obasekie, Germany)
  • Neonatology training at Muhumbili Hospital Daressalam (A. Züchner, Tanzania)
  • Paediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skill Training - capacity building at a regional hospital in Sierra Leone (N. Aschoff, L’appel Deutschland e.V.)

Join the online seminar whereever you are!

Join our seminar by signing up under this link:
Click here to join
Alternatively scan the QR Code at the top of the page

CME credit points

The online seminar has been accredited with 4 CME points by the medical council of the state of Hessen. We will let you know an email address to which to send your EFN-number in order to claim your points.

Sponsoring and conflict of interest

The content of this seminar is product and service neutral. Potential conflict of interest with always be disclaimed by speakers and organizors. There is no sponsoring of the event.


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

Datum

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

Ort

UFA Fabrik Berlin
Victoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin

Ausrichter

Pediatric hospital "Josephinchen"
St. Joseph Hospital
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 program

Last update: 22.01.2020

Friday  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

From 14:00 Registration and art exhibition
Further details under “events sourrounding the conference”

13:00-17:00 GTP Board meeting (Mirror hall upstairs)

15:00-17:00 Workshops

    • Student working group workshop: Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)
    • Health professions working group workshop: The hygiene challenge – how to establish good hygiene with limited resources. More details here.
    • Workshop “Neglected tropical diseases” (J. Richter) and “Tungiasis – one of the most neglected tropical diseases” (M. Thielecke)
    • Workshop “Children’s rights” (D. Sell)
    • Workshop “boys’ and men’s health” (K. Erdogan)

17:30 Conference opening

18:00 Keynote lecture

19:00 Get together with buffet and live music
Further information under “events surrounding the conference”

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

9:00-10:30   Session 1: Gender-specific socio-cultural aspects

  • Global overview on socio-cultural aspects of gender (M. Malqvist)
  • Gender and emergency care (E. Molyneux)
  • Maternal health in the DRC – chances and risks during crises (G. Schneider)
  • Gender bias in child health in Asia (S. Jagadesh, F. Yasmin)
  • Understanding, identifying and treating skin lightening practices among refugee and immigrant communities (M. Gin)

11:00-12:30   Session 2: Health and Sexuality

  • Safe abortion care in humanitarian settings (R. Khoury)
  • Teenage pregnancies (J. Leidinger)
  • Child marriage (M. Chahrour)
  • Jungen als Betroffene von sexualisierter Gewalt (R. Löffler)
  • Intersexuality (U. Rosen)

13:30-15:00   Session 3: Submitted abstracts

15:30-17:00   Session 4: Gender-specific violence

  • Gender-based violence (L. Abou-Habib)
  • Violence during labour (M. Abou-Dakn)
  • FGM – Female genitale mutilation (S. Lück)
  • Adressing FGM in Sierra Leone (C. Y. Khanu)
  • Gender issues in Palestine (H. Marzouqa)

17:15-19:45   GTP member assembly and alternative program for non-members
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

20:00   Social evening with dinner, live music and party
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

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

9:00-10:20   Session 5: Submitted Abstracts “general aspects of global child health”

10:50-12:30   Session 6: Infectious diseases and gender

  • Sex differences in infectious diseases (B. Schneider)
  • HIV and gender (M. Minde)
  • HPV (A. M. Kaufmann)
  • Responding to sexual violence against children: the role of One-Stop Centers (N. Kennedy)
  • Arbeiten in der humanitären Hilfe und Entwicklungshilfe – Rahmenbedingungen und besondere Belastungen (C. Kitz)

12:30   Awarding of the Helmut Wolf Prize

13:00   Good-bye and lunch


Call for abstracts - deadline extended!

Deadline: 10.11.2019

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 (students enter for free).

Accepted abstracts become eligible for the Helmut Wolff Prize.

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 birdRegulärer Preis
GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 50€ 50
Physician€ 150€ 170
non-GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 60€ 60
Physician€ 170€ 190
SJK employeeNon-physician€ 25€ 25
Physician€ 100€ 100
GesellschaftsabendStudent or SJK employee€ 20€ 20
Regular€ 40€ 40
Accompanying person€ 40 p.p.€ 40 p.p.

 

  • Child care: your children are welcome! Certified teachers will take care of them in a separate room. Please indicate amount and ages of your children at application.
  • Couchsurfing for students: Our student working group will be organizing free accommodation for students. Please contact gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de
  • Cancellation policy:
    • Until 27th Dec 2019: Refund of full price
    • Until 10th Jan 2020: 50% of fees are to be paid
    • After 10 Jan 2020: Full price is to be paid

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
Guided tour around the pediatric deparment of the St. Joseph Hospital (30 min.) – shuttle included.

Guided tour around the UFA Fabrik including a roof visit (90 Min.)

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

Throughout

Art exhibition
The Eckner Gymnasium’s senior art class under the supervision of Mrs. Clausen will be showing paintings and sculptures around the topic of “Gender and Global Child Health” which will be available for purchasing on site.


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

Apparments at St. Marien Hospital

Gallwitzallee 143, 12249 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 77 20 90 64 or ending -60
Email: koeppchen@mbs-purgator.de
Website: www.mbs-purgator.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)


Sponsors

Without financial support this conference would not have been possible. Thank you to all mentioned contributors.

Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Foundation

www.hms-stiftung.de

Rudolf and Sibylle Foundation
c/o Berliner Sparkasse

https://www.berliner-sparkasse.de

St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Tempelhof

https://www.sjk.de/

Kenntnisreich – Early Childhood Education and Development

www.kenntnisreich.de

Deutsche Ärzte Finanz – Berlin

https://www.aerzte-finanz.de/

Private Donations

A. Dibelius, B. v. Wolff, R. Zinser, C. Metzger, J. Gaissert, H.-J. Langbein, N. Heinrichs, T. d. Raet, D. Korte, I. Timoshin, C. Metzger


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

TropPaed2020 is fully booked out

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

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:


(c) Jane Silcock / USAID

37th GTP Annual Conference 2019

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.

Registration

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.

Accommodation

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
parkhotel-witten@riepe.com


Ardey Hotel, Ardeystr. 11-13, 58425 Witten
Tel: 02302 4880
info@ardey-hotel.de

 

 

Foto Credits: (c) Jane Slicock / USAID

 


ETAT+ training 2018

The concept ETAT

ETAT (Emergency Triage and Treatment) and ETAT+ are concepts for triage and first care of sick children, developed in countries with limited resources in Africa. They have a proven effect on mortality reduction and can be applied in health care institutions of all levels.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient, that does not necessarily have to be effected by medical personnel.

ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. The guidelines identify children suffering from acute life threatening conditions in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

The course

The working group ETAT emerged within 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. We would now like to make this concept available by offering a course in Germany as well.

The first of such courses will be held from 13 to 15 Juli 2018 at Witten/Herdecke University. Primary target group are doctors and nurses preparing for a medical mission abroad. Potentially, medical students preparing for a mission of several months can also benefit from the course.

Please find detailed information including on how to apply in the course flyer. We are looking forwards to numerous applications and future feedback about the course.

We thank the working group ETAT for their engagement and wish them a successful course!