Next Annual Conference

43rd GTP Annual Conference 2025 – Giessen

The Next GTP Annual Meeting is set for May 2025 in Giessen! Please reserve the date, and stay tuned for further updates.

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General Information

Pediatricians and those interested in pediatric medicine from Germany and neighboring countries, as well as numerous guests from various countries with limited and challenging settings, experience an exciting exchange here on clinical-practical and scientific aspects of global child health. Conferences are held partially in German and partially in English.

Topics of past annual conferences

  • 42nd Annual Conference 2024 (Eisenach): “Children with disabilities and chronic illness in global health”
  • 41st Annual Conference 2023 (Bonn): “Learning and Teaching in Global Child Health”
  • 40th Annual Conference 2022 (Basel): “Integrating General Paediatrics in Health Systems of Resource Limited Settings: Scope of the Speciality and Needs Assessment on Staffing and Logistics”
  • 39th Annual Conference 2021 (online): “Global Child Health in times of pandemics“
  • 38th Annual Conference 2020 (Berlin): “Gender Apects of Global Child Health”
  • 37th Annual Conference 2019 (Witten/Herdecke): “New horizons in research, education and practice!“
  • 36th Annual Conference 2018 (Dinslaken): “The Particularly Vulnerable Child”
  • 35th Annual Conference 2017 (Heidelberg):
    “Elimination and Eradication of Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century”
  • 34th Annual Conference 2016 (Gießen): “Aid Missions for Children – at the Threshold of the Sustainable Development Agenda”
  • 33rd Annual Conference 2015 (Mainz): “Preventive Pediatrics in Developing Countries”
  • 32nd Annual Conference 2014 (Würzburg): „Human Resources und Global Health“

Helmut Wolf Award

Every year since 2012, at the conference in honor of the long-time chairman of the GTP, Professor Dr. Helmut Wolf (* 1925 † 2006) from Gießen, the “Helmut Wolf Award” is presented to young scientists.

The award aims to honor outstanding engagement, research or project related to tropical pediatrics and global child health presented during the conference. Abstracts should be submitted to the organizer of the annual conference (invited speakers are unfortunately not eligible). Please note, there is no age limit.

The selection of the best abstract takes place during the annual conference by a jury of three scientists or clinicians from the GTP. The award is endowed with 500 euros and can be awarded in this amount annually for a maximum of two outstanding, independent presentations or posters by young medical doctors or scientists.

The board of the GTP calls on all colleagues to submit their scientific or clinically practical work to the GTP annual conference and apply for the Helmut Wolf Award.

Previous Awardees

  • Alicia Zink, University Medical Center Freiburg, German
    Titel: Treatment regimens and outcomes of cutaneous diphtheria in migrant children and adolescents in Germany, June 2022 – October 2023
  • Miora Miadanaarisoa & Martina Fier, External expert, Madagascar & Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
    Titel: A partnership to strengthen paediatric emergency care in the Alaotra Mangoro region, Madagascar: preliminary findings of a multipronged approach to capacity building
  • Malte Braun
    Titel: Evaluation of routine child development screening by health workers in two district hospitals in Bhutan: a cross-sectional study
  • Donatus Cordier
    Titel: Use of magneto-optical GAZELLE® Diagnostic Device in detecting Malaria in pediatric patients presenting with fever at District Hospital in Lake Victoria Region, Tanzania
  • Christina Schuler
    Titel: Continuum of care for low birth weight infants in the neonatal period in Ghana A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study
  • Frederick Dun-Dery
    Titel: Adherence to intermittent preventive therapy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) among pregnant women in Ghana‘s Upper West Region
  • Dinesh Pradah and Christoph Funk
    Titel: Thiamine deficiency in infants: Wernicke encephalopathy? (2019)
  • Philipp Koliopoulos
    Titel: Role of mosquito-transmittable diseases in children with acute fever at Lake Victoria Region, Tanzania (2018)
  • Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Food Security Center, Universität Hohenheim
    Titel: The role of nutrition, intimate partner violence and social support on prenatal depressive symptoms in rural Ethiopia (2017)
  • Florian Schneider, St. Franziskus Hospital Münster
    Titel: Safe motherhood at Endulen Hospital – A good practice public health example to introduce cultural-sensitive hospital care to improve mother and child health within the Maasai community in Northern Tanzania (2017)
  • Sabine Belard, Pediatric Pulmonology & Immunology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Titel: Sonography in children with suspected tuberculosis: „FASH for children“ Screening, Diagnostic approach & Follow-up (2015)
  • Monica Mallomo, GIZ, Lindi, Tansania
    Titel: No baby left out – a health facility-based neonatal survival program in the southern zone of Tanzania (2014)
  • Emmanuel Tekwu, University of Yaounde/Kamerun, Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen
    Titel: Decreased levels of tuberculosis drug resistance 15 years after the implementation of national DOTS policy in the centre region of Cameroon (2013)