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


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


UFA Fabrik Berlin
Victoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin


Pediatric hospital "Josephinchen"
St. Joseph Hospital

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“ ( 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

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

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 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
  • 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.


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.


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” 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


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.


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

Hotel Berliner Bär

Ringbahnstr. 6-8, 12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 750 00 80

Apparments at St. Marien Hospital

Gallwitzallee 143, 12249 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 77 20 90 64 or ending -60

Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for applications):

Conference registration 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: with Re: “Abstract GTP 2020” (Abstract criteria see above)


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


Rudolf and Sibylle Foundation
c/o Berliner Sparkasse

St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Tempelhof

Kenntnisreich – Early Childhood Education and Development

Deutsche Ärzte Finanz – Berlin

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.


27.01. – 31.01.2020
26.01. Anreise


Schloss Rauischholzhausen
(Bei Gießen)


Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch


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.


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.


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

Ardey Hotel, Ardeystr. 11-13, 58425 Witten
Tel: 02302 4880



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!

36. GTP-Jahrestagung 2018: Das besonders gefährdete Kind

Die 36. Tagung der GTP findet vom 2. bis 4. Februar 2018 in Dinslaken statt und wird von Dr. Katja van’t Ende und Dr. Christian Schmidt im Ledigenheim Dinslaken ausgerichtet.

Kinderärzte und kinderheilkundlich Interessierte aus Deutschland und angrenzenden Ländern sowie zahlreiche Gäste aus verschiedenen Ländern mit limitierten Ressourcen erleben hier einen spannenden Austausch über klinische-praktische und wissenschaftliche Aspekte der globalen Kindergesundheit.
Wir freuen uns, dass wir 2018 am Anreisetag verschiedene Workshops, zum Beispiel zu pflegerischen Aspekten anbieten können.

Tagungssprache ist englisch.

Leitthema: “Das besonders gefährdete Kind”

Kinder in Konflikten und Katastrophen
Angepasste Neonatologie
Kinder mit Behinderungen und angeborenen Fehlbildungen
Herzkranke Kinder

Praktische Übungen

Bis 30.11.17: GTP-Mitglied (140 €); Nicht-Mitglied (160 €)
Ab 01.12.17: GTP-Mitglied (160 €), Nicht-Mitglied (180 €)
Studenten und Pflegekräfte (50 €)
Begleitpersonen (40 €)
Gesellschaftsabend (40 € – limitierte Teilnehmerzahl)

Frau Katharina Klomberg – – Tel: +49 (0)2064 44 17313 – Fax: +49 (0)2064 44 1440

Wir laden herzlich dazu ein Einsatz- und/oder Forschungsprojekte in Form eines Posters oder Kurzvortrages einzureichen.
Einsendefrist ist der 15. Dezember 2017 unter

Hotels in Tagungsnähe:
Hotel am Park
Hotel zum Grunewald
Jugendherberge Duisburg Landschaftspark
Hotel Art Inn

Ledigenheim Dinslaken-Lohberg, Stollenstraße 1, 46537 Dinslaken

Wie jedes Jahr seit 2012 wird auf der Tagung zu Ehren des langjährigen Vorsitzenden der GTP, Professor Dr. Helmut Wolf aus Gießen, der „Helmut Wolf-Preis“ für Nachwuchswissenschaftler verliehen.

Intensivkurs Tropenpädiatrie und Internationale Kindergesundheit 2018

Ort & Datum

04. – 09.02.2018
Schloss Rauischholzhausen
35085 Rauischholzhausen


Max. Teilnehmer: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch


Für GTP-Mitglieder: 1.000€
(Early Bird: 900€)
Für Nichtmitlieder: 1.100€
(Early Bird: 1.000€)
Early-Bird-Anmeldung bis 31.11.2017

Intensivkurs Tropenpädiatrie & internationale Kindergesundheit vom 4. bis 9. Februar 2018

Der Kurs richtet sich hauptsächlich an Ärzte, es gibt jedes Jahr jedoch einige Plätze für geeignete Pflegekräfte, Hebammen und Angehörige weiterer themenrelevanter Berufsgruppen. Die Kurssprache ist Englisch. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 50 begrenzt. Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme sind neben der Zugehörigkeit zu einer relevanten Berufsgruppe ausreichende Englischkenntnisse, Interesse am Kursinhalt und die Motivation, die neu erworbenen Kenntnisse in einem Land mit limitierten Ressourcen anzuwenden und weiterzugeben. Der Kurs ist von der European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID gefördert.

Der wunderschöne historische Veranstaltungsort (eine Tagungs- & Fortbildungsstätte der Universität Gießen) bietet die Möglichkeit, alle an einem Ort und zu fairen finanziellen Bedingungen unterzubringen. Die vielseitigen Räume werden unserem Kurskonzept von Vorträgen in Kombination mit Kleingruppenarbeit gerecht.

Schloss Rauschholzhausen

Schloss Rauischholzhausen
Schloss Rauischholzhausen, GTP Intensivkurs Tropenpädiatrie / Internationale Kindergesundheit. Photo: S. Konopelska (p)


Seit 2015 reservieren wir einen Teil der Plätze für Kollegen aus ressourcen-limitierten Ländern. Ziel ist es, aus dem Erfahrungsschatz dieser Teilnehmer zu lernen und einen regen internationalen Informationsaustausch anzubieten. Dieses Vorgehen hat sich bislang äußerst bewährt. Die Vorschläge für Kollegen aus entsprechenden Ländern stammen aus der GTP-Mitgliedschaft und werden vom Kurskommittee geprüft. Voraussetzungen für eine Einladung sind relevante Erfahrungen, Interesse am Kursinhalt hat und die Motivation, die neu erworbenen Kenntnisse im Heimatland anzuwenden und weiterzugeben.

Die Kursgebühr beinhaltet Kursteilnahme, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten für 5 Tage sowie diverse Kursmaterialien. Die Unterkunft erfolgt in Ein- oder Zweibettzimmern im Schloss Rauischholzhausen. Präferenzen zu Zimmernachbarn o.ä. werden nach Möglichkeit berücksichtigt, sofern bei der Registrierung angegeben.



Bitte per E-Mail an: unter Verwendung dieses Formulars bzw. Angabe der darin enthaltenen Informationen.

Erfahrungen aus bisherigen Kursen: Fotos & Zitate

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund