Young EAP is a network of national junior paediatric representatives within the EAP which exists to support the work of EAP in the areas of education, innovation and advocacy. This network will be established officially by the General Assembly during the upcoming Winter Meeting. Twenty-two countries are currently represented within Young EAP. Young EAP has been involved in several activities over the past couple of months, of which a number are listed below.

 

During the Swedish annual paediatric conference in Västerås, Sweden the Junior Paediatric Association of Sweden (BLU) organised a workshop on 25/4 where we discussed educational matters and presented the vision and mission of Young European Academy of Paediatrics (YEAP). BLU conference BLU conference (1) Henriette Loizos, president of BLU, member of YEAP and junior doctor in paediatrics, Karolinska University hospital, Stockholm

Quality of care is directly lnked to the quality of training provided to health care professionals. Discussions about potential improvements and reform of professional education are essential to ensure that future paediatricians are able to answer to the needs and expectiations of the children and families they serve. Therefore, an Educational Series will be launched in which  various aspects of (future) professional training will be discussed.

In the first edition of this Series, innovative means to define meaningful and measureable learning goals, as well as ways to assess progress, will be discussed. Professor Olle ten Cate, Professor of Medical Education, will introduce the concept of Entrustable Professional Activities, and its international implementation in various residency programs. Professor Reinoud Gemke, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, will discuss the first experiences with the use of EPAs in the Dutch Paediatric Residency Programme.

This webinar will take place Tuesday, 23 October, 19:30-21:00 CET, via Zoom. More information will shortly be available on the Young EAP “Webinars” tab.

Resilient health care professionals, as well as a culture of improvement and innovation, are fundamental for modern health care organisations to meet changing needs and expectations of the children and families they serve. Compassionate leadership enhances the intrinsic motivation of health care staff and reinforces their fundamental altruism. As such, it is crucial to promote a culture of learning in an environment of psychological safety, one which enables staff to preserve their resilience and sense of purpose.
 
Professor Michael West, Professor of Work and Organisation Psychology in the United Kingdom, will host a Young EAP webinar during the EAP Winter Meeting 2018 about Compassionate Leadership in Paediatrics. Professor West is a renowned lecturer, both nationally and internationally, on the results of his research in this area and on his oslutions for developing effective and innovative organisations. More information about exact time and login details will follow.
 
The EAPS 2018 Congress is a bi-annual joint scientific and educational event organised by the EAP, the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), and the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR). In 2018, the EAPS Congress will take place in Paris, from 30 October until 3 November. Young EAP will present the findings of a recent survey about training and working conditions of paediatric residents across Europe.
 
 In addition, this congress will also include various trainee events, organised by Young EAP and ESPNIC’s traine rerpresentative. On 30 October at 15:00, a joint young session about innovation in paediatrics and simulation will take place. In the evening of the first of November, trainees will be able to meet during an Apero. Finally, a fun run on Quais de la Seine will be organised. Don’t forget to save these dates – and to register for the EAPS 2018 Congress if you haven’t done so yet!
 

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During the Spring Meeting in Sofia, the newly appointed Young EAP officials were introduced to EAP members. Their biographies can be found here. Several new Young EAP projects are now being developed, including the EAP Scientific Grant and the Young EAP Leadership Programme, and were discussed during the Spring Meeting. Finally, the Sofia meeting also hosted the second Young EAP Webinar, during which Dr. Sarah Dalton and Professor Laurents Stassen shared their experience on how to involve and train residents to reduce low value care and be good stewards of limited health care resources. Young EAP webinars can be viewed here.

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Young EAP is a proud supporter of the European Immunization Week and calls for more training on vaccine confidence. European Immunization Week (1) European Immunization Week

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European Summit on Prevention and Management of Chronic Respiratory Diseases has taken place on March 23, 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Two members of Young EAP participated in Summit, Ivanna Romankevych (Ukraine) and Tomas Alasevicius (Lithuania). The summit brought together specialists in the field of treatment and prevention of chronic diseases in children and adults, politicians, specialists in the field of environmental protection. The partners of the event were the European Forum for Research and Education on Allergy and Respiratory Diseases (EUFOREA), the Society for Allergic Rhinitis and their Effects on Asthma (ARIA), the WHO Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (WHO GARD), the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI ), European Respiratory Society (ERS), European Rhino Society (ERS), European Academy of Pediatrics (EAP / UEMS-SP), European Association of Patients with Asthma and Allergies (EFA), Health Committee of the Lithuanian Sejm (Parliament), MI Lithuanian Health Care Institution, Vilnius University Medical Faculty, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, WHO and other medical societies. The focus of the Summit participants was on the negative impact of environmental pollution on the human body, in particular on the respiratory tract. The ways of solving problems related to the formation and progression of chronic respiratory diseases were discussed. The emphasis was put on the need to unite efforts at the level of the world community in the fight for clean air for the people of the planet Earth and our descendants.

Andreas Trobisch, Member of Young EAP, Austria, has participated in the ESPID Course (European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases) in Iceland, Reykjavik and he shares his experience with us: ” I had the honor of attending the ESPID Course on Pediatric Infectious Diseases held in Reykjavik, Iceland in February 2018. The course was conducted interactively in small groups and a broad spectrum of subjects was discussed in depth this way. I definitely recommend this course to anybody interested in pediatric infectious diseases. For more information visit their website

Video taken by Andreas Trobisch during his stay at the Icelandic course 2018

Professor Michael West, Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology in the UK, will give a webinar on December 8, 2018, about Compassionate Leadership in Paediatrics. He will explore the links between compassionate leadership and innovation and discuss how we can ensure collaboration across boundaries in health and care. His areas of research interest are team and organisational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organisation of health services. He lectures, both nationally and internationally, on the results of his research and on his solutions for developing effective and innovative organisations. More information about exact time and log in details will follow.

Contact: Lenneke Schrier

Paediatric practice is dynamic and continually changes with evidence and experience. Keeping up with contemporary best practice can be challenging. Out-of-date practices can lead to patients getting inappropriate, unnecessary or even potentially harmful interventions. The identification and reduction of low-value medical practices has the potential to drive safer, high-quality patient care and guide appropriate decisions in resource-limited situations. Dr. Sarah Dalton is paediatrician (Emergency Medicine) and president of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In thiswebinar, she guided us through the development of means to decrease low-value care in paediatrics and shared her experience on how to involve clinicians in systems change. Prof. Laurents Stassen, surgeon, and Corry den Rooyen, educator, are director and project leader of the Dutch “Awareness Project”, a national program that aims to train residents to be good stewards of limited health care resources. This program includes training of various techniques related to medical decision-making and quality improvements aimed at delivering high value to patients. In this webinar, they shared their experience in this field. If you want to learn more about what Young EAP is doing in this field, please contact Andreas Trobisch.

Resources:

EVOLVE: evolve@racp.edu.au; @TheRACP; #racpEVOLVE

Awareness Project / High Value Cost Conscious Care: info@bewustzijnsproject.nl; @Bewustzijnsprj; #doelmatigezorg

The current WHO definition of health is no longer fit for purpose given the changes in disease patterns and technological advances. In this webinar, Dr. Machteld Huber discusses the development of a new concept of health and practical tool for children. Dr. Machteld Huber, former general practitioner, is researcher and founder of the Institute for Positive Health (iPH) in the Netherlands. The new international health concept called “Positive Health” is dynamic, patient-centered and based on resilience and self-management. This new concept is not only embraced by health care professionals, but also by Dutch municipalities and schools. In collaboration with children, dr. Huber also developed a Kids Tool, which is currently used by paediatricians and general practitioners. The new concept and tools are currently being implemented in various other countries, including Iceland, Belgium and Japan.