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October 11th, 2013
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Dear friends and colleagues,
We are delighted to invite you to the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Research- ESPR, which will take place in the historic city of Porto, Portugal, October 11-14, 2013.
Our previous ESPR meetings in Hamburg (2009) and Newcastle (2011) and the EAPS meetings in Copenhagen (2010) and Istanbul (2012) were successes which we will build on.
ESPR 2013 aims to:
- advance paediatric research in Europe, help exchange of information, and spread ideas on new developments in paediatric research.
- serve the European Society of Neonatology members and European neonatology by a focus on training and accreditation.
The program will consist of a mixture of research interaction, training and continuing professional development. We will start with pre-congress courses for neonatal trainees and for established clinician scientists. The courses for neonatal trainees will be on “Nutrition” and on “Stabilisation of the preterm infant in the delivery room”. During the congress there will be a track for neonatal continuing professional development in partnership with the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (UENPS): topics are brain and development, nutrition, epidemiology, and circulation.
The scientific program will contain State of the Art plenary lectures along with specialty tracks featuring international experts as keynote speakers, combined with free oral presentations. Poster presentations will receive special attention. We aim to plan enough poster discussion sessions so that all posters that are accepted for presentation can be properly discussed. Young investigator award sessions and post-doc awards, the Bengt Robertson Award for pulmonary research and Robertson Lecture will again be highlights of the conference.
Special topics will include large clinical trials, neonatal networks, basic concepts in paediatrics, and research ethics.
Free papers on basic and clinical research are invited and encouraged on all aspects of paediatric research. Also we welcome presentation of project work to improve training of neonatologists and to improve clinical quality. The key criteria for acceptance for presentation will be that others can learn from it.
We are strongly committed to provide an opportunity for participants to interact and to discuss in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. This is what a conference is all about.
Porto is especially known for its wonderful Port wine. In addition, it is one of the most important cities of Europe in the area of modern architecture. The congress site will be in the centre of the city at the river the Douro, with the beautiful views over the river and bridges. The social program will take full advantage of the fantastic things this historic city has to offer.
We look forward to meeting you in Porto for our next conference and would encourage your active participation by submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
See you in Porto,
Prof. Luc Zimmermann Prof. Gorm Greisen
ESPR Program Committee