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“Choosing Wisely” in Paediatrics

EAP is preparing its contribution to the “Choosing Wisely” campaign, a growing action targeted at physicians and the general public to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment instances. The campaign started 2012 in the United States (registered by the A …

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EAP involvement in the “Healthy Child, Healthy World” Day

To celebrate Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, the date that marks the signing of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, Dr. Robert Ross Russell, EAP representative and Chairman of the European Board of Paediatrics (EBP), is organ …

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Final MOCHA Conference – primary healthcare provision for children in EU/EEA area

The Horizon 2020 “MOCHA – Models of Child Health Appraised” research project will have its final conference on 15-16 November 2018, in The Hague, Netherlands. The event will present MOCHA’s headline results, formal reports, and pave the way for stakeho …

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EAP at the 2nd Congress of the Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics

Adamos Hadjipanayis, Secretary-General of the European Academy of Paediatrics, opened the 2nd Congress of Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics which was held in Lviv, Ukraine, on 27-29 September 2018. It was a very successful conference with over a thousan …

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EAP urges for action on NCDs with Global Week for Action on NCDs social media campaign

In early September, EAP took to social media to voice the need to better support children and young people affected by Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). EAP representatives shared their messages on the need for concerted and multisectoral actions to ta …

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EAPS Congress: Earn Credits in Paris

The European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) 2018 Congress, jointly organised by EAP, ESPNIC and ESPR, has been accredited with 34 CME credits which delegates can earn for their professional accreditation. Interested parties can save up to €100 …

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EAP contributes to WHO Nurturing Care Framework

EAP was a key contributor to WHO’s Nurturing Care Framework, which was launched at the 71st World Health Assembly and can be accessed here. Key issues of EAP’s contribution to the Nurturing Care Framework include:

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EAP takes part in WHO/ECDC-led EIW campaign

To celebrate the European Immunization Week (23-28 April), a health initiative on the importance of vaccine confidence and increased immunisation rates by the WHO and the ECDC, EAP carried out a social media campaign in support of vaccination. Statements from EAP representatives on increasing vaccine confidence, posted on Twitter throughout the EIW week, created high public interest and were widely shared by profiles of personalities like the EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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UEMS Spring Meeting outcomes

The Spring Meeting of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) was held in April in Marrakech. EAP had a number of presentations at the meeting, including the recently approved training requirements in Paediatric Allergy, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Paediatric rheumatology, all of which were formally approved by the General Assembly.

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“Healthy Child, Healhy World” Week

EAP Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the European Board of Paediatrics (EBP), Dr. Robert Ross Russell, is planning the upcoming “Healthy Child, Healthy World” event, a week of celebration of child achievements in Cambridge that will be run in October this year. The format is to hold daily events (flashmob, music, exercise class) alongside information around issues of international importance (malnutrition/obesity, child refugees, child exploitation, …)

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EBP prepares paediatric exam

The European Board of Paediatrics (EBP) is busy taking forward the plans for the paediatric exam. We have shortlisted two companies who will be presenting to the EC in Sofia, and expect to decide shortly after that which one will be running our exam for the next 3 years.

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ESPGHAN celebrates its 50th anniversary

The European Society for Paediatic Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), a long-standing and active EAP member association, celebrated 50 successful years since its creation. ESPGHAN started in 1968 as a group of 36 friends, who held an informal meeting with some 20 oral presentations to share their work in the clinic and in the laboratory. It has grown over the years into what is now an extremely strong, highly professional and globally impactful organisation dedicated to research and clinical care related to gut, liver and nutritional health of infants, children and adolescents.

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Call for Abstracts – ISSOP’s Annual Conference

The International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) is accepting abstract submissions for its annual conference, which will take place in Bonn on 27-29 September 2018.

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ISSOP – Aftermath of the Budapest Declaration

After having ISSOP’s 2017 Budapest meeting’s position statement on migrant child health – widely known as the Budapest Declaration – endorsed by many paediatric societies, the European Academy of Paediatrics was invited this March to participate in the ad-hoc working group. Established within ISSOP, this group aims to turn recommendations of the Declaration into real actions over the coming years.

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EU Commissioner for Health’s Head of Cabinet replies to EAP concerns on AMR and tuberculosis

Following its open letter to the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council of the EU and to the EU Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EAP has received a reply from Commissioner Andriukaitis’s cabinet.

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EAP supports freedom of speech – statement

Following the arrest of leaders of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB, in the original acronym), EAP released a statement supporting TTB’s position that “war is a public health problem”.

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Update on the European Board of Paediatrics

The European Board of Paediatrics (EBP) is delighted to be making progress on several fronts towards its full establishment and regular operations. Firstly, Robert Ross Russell (UK) (as the newly elected chair) is joined by Martin White (Ireland), who is the new Officer for Assessment and Examination and brings great experience to the role, having been involved for many years in the Irish examinations.

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7th EAPS Congress – call for abstracts

The 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) – co-organised by EAP –, which will take place in October-November 2018, has opened its call for abstracts period.

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New Young EAP Officials

Young EAP now has official representatives to support the European Board of Paediatrics (EBP) and EAP advocacy activities, especially in areas where the voice of trainees is needed. In addition, several Young EAP members have submitted their candidatures for Young EAP Core Group positions. The elections will take place during the monthly Young EAP meeting on March 27, 2018.

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EAP is working with LOWeurope to improve its communications

To reinforce perceptions of EAP as the voice of children’s health in Europe, we have been collaborating with LOWeurope, a Brussels-based consultancy specialising in strategic advice, marketing communications (such as PR and social media) and event management.

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EAP and EPA Reach Agreement on a Future Common Paediatric Society

The EAP and EPA met in Moscow on the 9th of November to discuss the future collaboration opportunities between the two societies. The meeting sought to explore the possibility to merge the two societies, leading to only one European Paediatric Society in Europe representing the paediatric population and the European paediatricians.

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Infectious Diseases and Migrant Children at the core of EAP’s 2017 Congress and Masterclass

Like previous years, the EAP Congress and MasterCourse 2017 was again a success! More than 700 paediatricians from 80 countries visited Ljubljana (Slovenia) to exchange ideas and information, and to meet colleagues from all over the world.

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EAP Signs Budapest Declaration on Children on the Move, Guidelines on Migrant’s Health to be Published Soon

EAP has created its own detailed guidelines on the health risks and needs of refugee and migrant children entitled Providing primary care for migrant children in Europe.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Top of EAP’s Agenda

On the 15th November 2017, and as a part of the World Antibiotics Awareness Week, EAP has released its statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in collaboration with the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Underlining the importance of AMS as a key component to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the statement urges all current and upcoming health professionals dealing with child health to ensure a rational prescription of antibiotics to children and young people.

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EAP commemorates World Obesity Awareness Day with infographic on overweight and obesity

To acknowledge and celebrate the World Obesity Awareness Day, EAP took to Twitter to publish its brand new “Childhood Obesity: Facts and Figures” infographic, as well as an accompanying banner.

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Models of Child Health Appraised: Planning a Healthy Future for Europe’s Population

The health of children is important for Europe’s future. Today’s children are citizens, future workers, future parents and future carers. Children depend on good health services, but these are structured differently throughout the European Union.

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EAPS 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – EAP Quiz Winner

Dr. Dawid Szpecht from the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, won free registration to the upcoming EAP 2017 Congress.

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EAPS 2014, Barcelona, Spain – Best Oral Presentation

POORER COGNITIVE AND GROSS MOTOR OUTCOME AT AGE 2.5 YEARS AFTER INTRAUTERINE EXPOSURE TO SSRI. PROCEEDINGS FROM THE DUTCH SMOK TRIAL C.N. Van der Veere

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EU News

Health policies in the upcoming EU budget (2021 – 2027)

On the 2nd of May, the European Commission adopted the legislative proposal the future EU budget for 2021 – 2017, also called the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Within this new MFF, health has been incorporated into the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) programme, and it is supposed to support public health policies and access to medical products.

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Anne Bucher appointed new Director-General of DG SANTE

The European Commission has appointed Anne Bucher as the new Director-General of their Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE). Starting her new role on the 1st of October, Bucher will replace Xavier Prats Monné, who will retire after …

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Romanian Presidency of the EU hints at their health priorities

In an emailed statement, Romanian Minister Sorina Pintea mentioned the country, which will take over the EU Presidency from Austria in January 2019, will have access to medicines as one its health priorities. Romania will also work towards narrowing th …

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WHO European region shows mixed vaccination outcomes

In the midterm review of its European Vaccine Action Plan 2015-2020, the World Health Organization pointed out that its European region has shown “mixed outcomes” in terms of vaccination. The same report shows that European region will not eliminate me …

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DG SANTE and EMA publish joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced the publication of a joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe. With the goal of addressing challenges ide …

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European Commission proposes Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine Preventable Diseases

In April 2018, the European Commission proposed a (non-binding) Council Recommendation through which it hopes to reduce vaccine-preventable disease across the European Union. Although the EU member states are in charge of their vaccination policies,

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WHO Independent High-Level Commission (IHLC) releases Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) Report

In preparation for the UN General Assembly’s third High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which will take place on 27 September 2018 in New York, its Independent High-Level Commission (IHLC) published its report on “NCDs – Time to Deliver” on the 1st of June 2018.

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Health Priorities of the future Austrian Presidency (July – December 2018)

As Austria is getting ready to take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1st July 2018, Vienna is narrowing its focus on health and it is prioritising 3 dossiers above all else:

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DG Health Publishes 2017 Country Health Profiles

Through its Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG HEALTH), the European Commission (EC) has made available the 2017 Country Health Profiles for each of the EU member states. Prepared in cooperation with the OECD and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the Profiles take stock of the state of health, main risk factors and health systems performance of each country.

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ECDC warns about measles outbreaks in Europe

A new European Centre from Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) report shows high measles rates in EU countries such as Romania, Italy, Germany and Greece in 2017. The majority of the cases listed (87%) were due to the lack of, or incomplete, immunisation.

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EU Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge Gateway launched

The EU has launched its Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge Gateway, a complete and user-friendly online platform with up-to-date information on key prevention elements of non-communicable diseases. The Gateway presents key data, definitions, policy updates and recommendations for best-practices and actions on diet and physical activity, as well as alcohol-related harm and marketing of food and (non-alcoholic) beverages to children and adolescents.

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Refugee children health concerns highlighted in new UNICEF report

A new UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report on refugee and migrant children stressed the health, education and other social challenges faced by migrant and refugee children arriving to Europe, despite recent EU efforts such as the Communication on the protection of children in migration.

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DG SANTE and EMA publish joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced the publication of a joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe. With the goal of addressing challenges ide …

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