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TropPaed 2022 – 13th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

TropPaed2023: From 15.-19. May 2023. Registration opening soon!

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About the course

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.

Course content: Infectious diseases including malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, malnutrition, paediatric emergency care, introduction of Emergency Assessment Triage and Treatment (ETAT), gynaecology and obstetrics, cardiology, surgery, dermatology, oncology, laboratory services, psychosocial aspects of paediatrics, international players in globald child health, intercultural challenges, health systems in countries of varying political stability and scientific research in Global Child Health among others.

The course is furthermore designed to allow for thorough international exchange of expertise and for networking with colleagues with matching interests. Course content is transferred by means of lectures, practical workshops, seminars in small groups as well as discussion rounds.

The course is primarily designed for clinicians but there are few slots each year reserved for suited nursing personell, midwives and professionals from occupational groups relevant to the topic.

Prerequisites for attending are: an occupation relevant to the topic, sufficient English language skills, interest in the course content and the motivation to apply and share the newly aquired knowledge in a country with limited ressources. The course is partially funded by the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID).

Some of the 50 participant spaces are reserved for colleagues coming from resource limited countries.

Our aim is to enhance international exchange of experiences and information and to learn by means of first-hand reports from various geographical places in the world. This concept has been regularly evaluated as very good. International participants are either suggested to us by GTP members or apply directly. All applications are then evaluated by a committee.

Criteria for being invited or which support a succesful applications are:

  • Current clinical work which will be continued in the future at the applicant’s home institution
  • No or little travel experience abroad in the past (not mandatory). Here we would like to support colleagues who have not had a chance to participate in personal professional international exchange.
  • Active lecturing activities at the applicant’s working place.
  • If applicable: research
  • Interest in future cooperations, i.e. hospital partnerships
  • Relevant experience with child health
  • Interest in the course content
  • Motivation to apply the newly gained knowledge at the applicant’s home institution

Required documents for application (Deadline: 15th July 2019)

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation

Please send your documents to: Email


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

The beautiful and historical venue (the conference center of the University of Gießen, Germany) allows us to teach and accomodate everyone within the same location for a fair price. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities.

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