EiP has designed and launched a series of new conference features, initiatives and campaigns that are at the forefront of informing all those who care for children about the latest usable research. All initiatives have been developed in response to an unmet need for information, be it from Paediatric HCPs or Parents. Please take a look at the overviews below to find out what we are currently championing:
Developed to transfer usable knowledge and best practices from our faculty to Paediatric HCPs from the developing world.
A career-changing opportunity for 16 practitioners from the developing world to spend a day with 4 prominent members of the faculty.
The Schools allow the attendees to present their recent work to the faculty, who will in turn provide their advice, as well as career guidance on the best direction to take.
Truly life-changing for the attendees and for the faculty alike.
All attendees are selected on merit and their attendance is funded via a bursary provided by the Excellence in Paediatrics.
EiP understands that parents want reliable medical information.
Our outstanding faculty has many of the leading paediatric HCPs in the world, and we are in the unique position to talk directly to parents and provide ‘jargon free’ advice on emerging issues.
The inaugural Parents Congress will take place on the 28th November 2012 in Madrid and is designed for parents, parents’ website bloggers and journalists.
The 10 presentations, which are decided by an online international survey of parents, will then be put online as e-learnings and made available, for free, to parents around the world.
The European HPV Summit
Overcoming barriers to HPV Vaccination in Europe: Sharing Lessons Learned
The inaugural Summit will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th November. The agenda will focus on overcoming the barriers to the introduction and uptake of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccinations, by sharing the successes and challenges of decision-making and implementation projects from around Europe.
The initiative is headed by: Dr Hanna Nohynek, Senior Scientist, Head of Vaccine Programme Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland and Dr Gregory Zimet, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA, with confirmed speakers from the UK, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Spain.
The audience is by invitation only and includes EU & WHO representatives, Senior Pharmaceutical representatives, regulators, national vaccine experts from across Europe, and Heads of Centres of Disease Prevention.
Dealing with Lifestyle
How could and should paediatric HCPs manage emerging lifestyle-related health issues? Lifestyle is about how people live their lives. It covers what and how they eat, sleep, exercise, use their phones or play online games.
From a biological perspective, lifestyles have changed very quickly due to dramatic technology achievements in areas such as smartphones and tablet computers.
While no longer smoking or drinking much, we now spend our time sitting still, eating fast foods, and surfing the Internet. And so do our children.
This of course has a health impact and paediatricians play an important role in explaining and minimising the lifestyle-associated health risks. The vast majority of questions and concerns from parents to paediatricians are related to modern lifestyle issues and their influence on their children’s physical and mental health. Doctors often find themselves standing helpless in this task, as lifestyles have indeed changed much more rapidly than the medical literature has, and there is a lack of good support and qualified medical education in this area.
Dealing with Lifestyle is an educational initiative aiming to enable paediatric HCPs in Europe (and beyond) to better address and manage lifestyle related health questions and conditions that they now meet in their everyday clinical practice, thus better supporting children, adolescents and their families.
The initiative has a clear focus on prevention and aims to help paediatricians help parents raise healthy and happy generations of children in the 21st century.