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.

This year, the MasterCourse focussed on Paediatric Infections and included a diverse range of topics like the evaluation and treatment of infections in migrant children in Europe, discussion of recent guidelines of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (like paediatric bone and joint infections) and presentation of European consensus guidelines for congenital CMV infection.

The EAP Congress provided the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art information on the latest developments in research and clinical practice in the fundamental areas of Paediatrics. In addition, interesting discussions emerged, for example on how paediatricians can improve vaccine uptake across Europe and tackle health inequalities. The editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Paediatrics, EAP’s official journal, was present during the meet-the-editor session.

The EAP is looking forward to meeting you again during next year’s EAPS Congress in Paris!