Our next annual conference

42. GTP Annual Conference – Eisenach

GTP 2024 in Eisenach! PD Dr Carsten Krüger, Dr Benno Kretzschmar and their team are busy preparing a wonderful program and are looking forward to welcoming you in beautiful Eisenach vom 12-14 April 2024!

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General information

Our annual conference offers an interesting platform for German and international paediatricians and colleagues interested in paediatrics to engage in exchange about clinical and scientific aspects of Global Child Health. Contributions to the conference can be held in German as well as English language. A in-ear translation service is offered from German to English.

Previous topics (selection)

  • 41st Annual Conference 2023 (Bonn): “Lehren und Lernen im Kontext der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit”
  • 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 critically ill child“
  • 35th Annual Conference 2017 (Heidelberg): „Elimination and eradikation of infectious diseases in the 21st century“
  • 34th Annual Conference 2016 (Gießen): „Aid missions for children at the verge of the Sustainable Development Goals“
  • 33rd Annual Conference 2015 (Mainz): „Preventive paediatrics in developing countries“
  • 32nd Annual Conference 2014 (Würzburg): „Human Ressources and Global Health“

Helmut Wolf Award

Since 2012 the Helmut Wolf Award is granted to junior scientists in honour of our long-standing GTP chairman Professor Dr. Helmut Wolf (*1925 †2006).

The award acknoledges colleagues with their special commitment, scientific research and projects related to tropical paediatrics and global child health who are willing to present their work at an annual conference. The abstracts of the presentation or poster are to be submitted to the conference organisor. Invited speakers are excluded from the contest. There is no age limit. The winning contribution will be selected during the conference by a jury consisting of three scientists or clinicians with experience in global child health from the GTP. The award amounts to 500 Euros and can be granted to a maximum of two outstanding presentations or posters from aspiring scientists or clinicians.

Please feel invited to submit your scientific or clinical work to be presented at one of our annual conferences in order to become elegible for receiving the Helmut Wolf Award.

Previous laureates (selection)

  • 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 (2020)
  • Dinesh Pradah and Christoph Funk
    Titel: Thiamine deficiency in infants: Wernicke encephalopathy? (2019)
  • Philipp Koliopoulos, University of Mainz
    Title: Role of mosquito-transmittable diseases in children with acute fever at Lake Victoria Region, Tanzania
  • Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Food Security Center, Universität Hohenheim
    Title: The role of nutrition, intimate partner violence and social support on prenatal depressive symptoms in rural Ethiopia (2017)
  • Florian Schneider, St. Franziskus Hospital Münster
    Title: 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, Paediatric Pneumology & Immunology department, Charite-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin
    Title: Sonography in children with suspected tuberculosis: „FASH for children“ Screening, Diagnostic approach & Follow-up (2015)
  • Monica Mallomo, GIZ, Lindi, Tansania
    Title: 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 of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen
    Title: Decreased levels of tuberculosis drug resistance 15 years after the implementation of national DOTS policy in the centre region of Cameroon (2013)