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Congress of European Paediatric Association EPA / UNEPSA
jointly with European Confederation of Primary Care Paediatricians

Jointly held with
14th Congress of Croatian Paediatric Society
13th Congress Paediatric Section of the Croatian Nurses Association

Health care advocates for children
Towards European paediatricians speaking with one voice

Introduction

Dear colleagues,

We are honored to invite you to the 10th Europaediatrics Congress in Zagreb and welcome you with a unique hospitality which is so typical for this charming capital of Croatia, City of Zagreb.

The Europaediatrics 2020 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 3 – 5 September 2020 and is being hosted by the spacious Fair of Zagreb which lies on the banks of the river Sava in between the new and the old city of Zagreb.

The congress is the highlight of the activities of the European Paediatric Association and the Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations (EPA-UNEPSA).This flagship event has become a wonderful tradition of bringing together paediatricians and child health professionals from all around Europe.

Our objective is health promotion and prevention of disease and disability through primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; and where prevention is not possible to provide up-to-date evidence based treatment and optimize the health and wellbeing of the child and family and in addition promote children’s rights to health, equity and social justice. Relevant information will be provided for paediatricians and health professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary care across Europe and internationally.

There are traces that suggest that in the area of today's Croatia there was concern for children from Roman times. The first known institution for child protection in Croatia was an orphanage in Dubrovnik mentioned in documents from the late 13th century. The first paediatrician in Croatia, Dr Radovan Marković, founded the first paediatric department at the Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre in 1904. The oldest university department of paediatrics in Croatia and this part of Europe was established by Dr Ernst Mayerhofer in 1923. Since that time paediatricians in Croatia adequately monitor and actively participate in the world medical achievements and in cooperation with other specialists and other professionals provide high level healthcare for children in Croatia.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Congress in Zagreb in September 2020!

With respect,
Prof. Julije Meštrović
President of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Aida Mujkić
President of the Organising Committee

Prof. Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani
President of the European Paediatric Assiciation/Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the 10th Europaediatrics Congress taking place in Zagreb on September 3-5th 2020. Congress is locally being organized by Croatian Paediatric Society with Croatian Nurses Association.

Paediatric Society - Croatian Nurses Association takes part in the network of European paediatric societies and actively participates in creating the highest level of healthcare and standards in paediatric nursing practice.  

Promotion of health and wellbeing, prevention of injuries and diseases, improving safety in children's hospitals, families and social communities are the main goals of our work.

This is a chance to make us aware of the importance of promoting childhood friendly paediatric health care and importance of involving children and parents into the healthcare team taking into account ethical codes and professional behavior.

By accomplishing cooperation with local and worldwide professional societies, by encouraging research from all fields of child health, we can actively influence legislative authority in order to maintain and improve health and rights of children and adolescents and at the same time we create high qualified and professional teams of nurses.

Kristina Kužnik, mag.med.techn.
President of Paediatric Society - Croatian Nurses Association
President of Organising Committee of the nurses programme