Experts from all over the world will be converging on the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London, from 2 - 4 December 2010 for Excellence in Paediatrics, which promises cutting edge topics by outstanding speakers.
The event, first held in Florence in 2009, is organised by a Scientific Committee that comprises the editors of 24 of Wiley-Blackwell's internationally acclaimed paediatric journals and books.
It aims to provide an up-to-date and authoritative overview of paediatrics and child health through a variety of innovative sessions, designed for general and specialist health professionals.
Features of this year's event include:
- Top-class London venue, which lies at the centre of the UK's
rail, road and air network.
- Prestigious speaker list, which includes more than 60 academics
and clinicians from the UK, USA, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France,
Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
- Scientific programme that combines general interest and
specialist topics on everything from adolescent medicine to
- Four thematic streams on: infectious diseases and vaccinations;
gastroenterology and nutrition; respiratory medicine and neurology
and neurodevelopmental paediatrics.
- Format that includes lectures, round table debates, interactive
case studies, meet-the-expert seminars and high-quality
- Special sessions organised by Centres of Excellence, including
the Cochrane Child Health Field, Harvard Medical School, Karolinska
Institutet and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child
- Meet the Editors session with four renowned Wiley-Blackwell
editors, where they will outline the peer-review publication
process and answer questions.
- Accreditation of up to 18 hours by the European Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education, recognised by the Royal
College of Physicians (London, Glasgow and Edinburgh).
- Up to 18 Clinical External CPD credits for UK paediatricians
attending the event, in accordance with the current Royal College
of Paediatricians and Child Health CPD guidelines.
- Preferential delegate rates for anyone registering before 3
Excellence in Paediatrics is also inviting abstracts, which must be submitted by 10 September.
- Accepted abstracts will be published by Acta Paediatrica.
- The two best abstract authors will receive a continuing
education fund of €3,000 to enable them to attend short
courses held by the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.
- They and 10 other abstract authors will present their papers,
receive an honorary certificate, free registration to the 2011
event and a €100 book voucher for Wiley-Blackwell titles.
- There will also be awards for the three best posters and for
the best abstracts submitted by scientists under the age of
"UK clinicians attending Excellence in Paediatrics will benefit from a wealth of expertise on their doorstep and overseas visitors from an easily accessible venue in one of the most exciting and historic capitals in Europe" says Harvey Marcovitch from Acta Paediatrica, who Chairs the event's Scientific Committee.
"Although this event is only in its second year, the impressive scientific programme and success of the 2009 event which attracted 680 delegates from 74 countries means it has already established itself as a vital conference for anyone interested in paediatrics and child health."