12.4.24 - 13:00
14.4.24 - 15:00


Eisenach, Germany



PD Dr med Carsten Krüger, Ahlen & Dr med Benno Kretzschmar, Eisenach

42. GTP Annual Conference

12.-14. April 2024
Eisenach, Germany

Topic: “Children with disabilities and chronic illness in global health”

CME credit points: tba

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Welcome address

Dear colleagues, students and health workers!
We would like to invite you to our 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health in Eisenach.

Under the guiding theme “Children with disabilities and chronic illness in global health”, the conference will take place from 12-14 April 2024 in the Lutherstadt Eisenach.
In addition to workshops on Friday afternoon and free contributions in the form of short lectures and posters on Saturday, we have planned several sessions with exciting keynote lectures by renowned speakers on the conference theme and on new developments in global child health.

We would especially like to encourage younger colleagues to submit research and project contributions as abstracts and present them at the conference. As every year, the winner of the Helmut Wolf Award will be selected from among the free papers and posters. The prize is endowed with 500.00 Euros.

Together with you we would also like to celebrate a little and cordially invite you to the ‘Get together’ on Friday evening (Martin-Luther-Gymnasium (former Benedictian Seminary)) and to our social evening on Saturday (Bühne Schlachthof Eisenach).

We would like to make it possible for as many interested people as possible to attend and are therefore offering reduced prices for students and non-physician health professionals.

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

Welcome to Eisenach!

Yours, Carsten Krüger and Benno Kretzschmar


Last update: 22.11.23
Conference languages: German and English

Nota bene: Photos and videos will be taken during the event to publicize the GTP and its projects



13:00-16:15    GTP Board meeting
In the hospital

15:00-18:15    Workshops
In planning. Rooms and details to be announced.

18:30-18:45    Conference opening (PD Krüger & Dr Kretzschmar)

18:45-19:45    Keynote lecture
Information tba

20:00-23:00    Get together
Snacks and drinks


09:00 – ending time to be announced

09:00 – 10:30    Session I: Children with disabilities and chronic illness – definitions, epidemiology, causes, risk factors
Chairs: tba

  • NN: On the concepts of disability and chronic illness
  • NN: The global epidemiology of disability and chronic disease in childhood and adolescence
  • Judith Lindert, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Rostock: Congenital anomalies and their potential for disabilitiy and chronic illness
  • NN

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30    Session II: Cultural perceptions of disability and chronic illness; impact on children and their families; mental health aspects
Chairs: tba

  • (tbc) NN (head nurse), Dedza District Hospital Malawi + U/WH, Germany: Child rights in Malawi with a focus on disabilities
  • (tbc) Melanie Kapapa, University Hospital Ulm, Germany: Child protection activities in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia???
  • NN
  • NN

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 14:30   Session III: Kurzvorträge
14:30 – 15:30   Poster Session

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00    Session IV: Approach to disabilities and chronic illness (prevention, treatment, care), including partnerships
Chairs: tba

  • (tbc) Chifundo Mchawa, PACHA, Blantyre, Malawi + U/WH, Germany: Developing paediatric NCD guidelines in Malawi
  • (tbc) Ruth Onesmo, CCBRT Dar, Tanzania: Supporting children with disabilities with ortheses
  • (tbc) Thorsten Langer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Freiburg: Health services for migrant and refugee children with NCDs and disabilities in Germany
  • NN

17:15 – 19:45    Members assembly and election of the new board
Alternative program for non-members 

20:00 – …..       Social evening incl. dinner


09:00 – 14:00

09:00 – 10:30    Session V: Free topics, GCH – German contributions
Chairs: tba

  • NN: German contributions to global child health
  • Ralf Weigel, Universität Witten/Herdecke: Friede Springer professorship activities
  • Andreas Schultz, Universität Bonn: EKFS professorship activities
  • Round table discussion

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30    Session VI: New development in Global Child Health
Chairs: tba

  • (tbc) Hellen Barsosio, KEMRI, Kisumu, Kenya: Effect of IPTp on malaria in pregnancy and maternal, fetal and neonatal outcome; community-based research
  • NN
  • NN
  • NN

12:30 – 12:45    Awarding of the Helmut-Wolf-Prize

12:45 – 13:00    Farewell

13:00 – 14:00    Soup and baguette

Call for abstracts

Abstract-Deadline: 31.01.2024

We are looking forward to your exciting contributions! There will be an oral presentation session and a poster session for free abstracts; in addition, thematically appropriate free papers will be assigned to the individual sessions. Contributions to the conference theme and the cross-cutting theme “Global Child and Adolescent Health” are welcome. Tell us about your scientific or clinical projects or interesting questions.

The entry fee for presenters/authors of accepted abstracts will be reduced by 50% (100% reimbursed for students).

Abstract criteria:

  • English or German (preferably Englisch)
  • Max. 3000 characters incl. spaces
  • Outline for scientific projects: Research question / project description, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion.
  • Outline for development cooperation projects: background, project description, results / findings, discussion and conclusions for practice.

Abstracts submission to gtp2024_abstracts(a) with the subject “Abstract GTP2024”

The abstracts will be published online and citable on the website of German Medical Science ( in an abstract volume.

The Helmut Wolf Prize (endowment 500.00 EUR) will be awarded among the submitted free abstracts (more details on the prize at


(former Benediktin Monastery)

Predigerplatz 4
99817 Eisenach

Program surrounding the conference


Get together from 20:00

With stand-up snack, included in the conference price. We cordially invite you to end the day with us in a cozy get-together and ask you to let us know when you register whether you will be attending.


Alternative program to the members’ assembly

1) Wartburg tour (availability to be confirmed)

2) Tour of the Automobile Eisenach Museum


Social evening at the BSE from 20:00

Venue: Bühne Schlachthof Eisenach, Langensalzaer Str. 43, 99817 Eisenach

Let us surprise you! Includes participation, food and two non-alcoholic drinks. Additional drinks at own expense. Discounted participation for students. Please book when registering for the conference. Subsequent registrations can be accepted until (details to follow) at gtp2024(a)


Information tba

Registration, fees and cancellation policy

Conference fees

Early bird (until incl. 31.1.24)Regular fee (from 1.2.24)
GTP memberPhysician€ 150€ 180
Student / non-physician health professional€ 30€ 50
Non GTP memberPhysician€ 180€ 210
Student / non-physician health professional€ 40€ 60
Social eveningRegular€ 40€ 40
Student € 20€ 20
Accompanying person€ 40 p.p.€ 40 p.p.
Day ticket Saturday or SundayIn case of last minute booking payment is made cash or via direct transfer on site€ 90 per day€ 90 per day

CME credit points

Have been applied for at the Thuringian Medical Association

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation until incl. 28.02.2024: complete reimbursement of conference fees
  • Cancellation until incl. 20.03.2024: 50% of conference fees are to be payed
  • Cancellation after the 20.03.2024: 100% of conference fees are to be payed
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Conflincts of interest and Sponsoring

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.

We would like to thank the following supporters, whose donations made it possible to hold this event:

Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for registration): gtp2024(a)

Registration: Online über diesen Link

Banking details

Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
Betreff: “GTP2024 contribution, your full name”

Abstract submission (Deadline 31.1.24): via Email to gtp2024_abstracts(a)