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(CoPedia 2016) The 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics

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Title: (CoPedia 2016) The 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery
Dates: From Mar, 31, 2016 to Apr, 3, 2016
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 320 to 610 EUR
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Hilton Barcelona Hotel #

Barcelona, SPAIN
Experience the city at your leisure from the conveniently located Hilton Barcelona. Situated on Barcelona’s main avenue, Avenida Diagonal, this hotel offers easy access to a range of activities. The hotel is within minutes of the largest stadium in Europe, home to FC Barcelona, two shopping centers with exceptional boutiques, El Palacio de Congresos de Catalunya (PCC) and a running circuit. Hilton Barcelona is just 10 minutes from the city center and is a fantastic base to discover all the main attractions. Barcelona International Airport El Prat is just 15 minutes away and Sants Railway Station is only 5 minutes from the hotel. Stay in a newly-designed room, with décor inspired by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and panoramic views of the city. All rooms at Hilton Barcelona feature work desks and WiFi for business convenience. Enhance your stay and upgrade to an Executive room or a spacious suite,  with access to a private Executive Floor offering Executive Lounge access with complimentary choice of Spanish and international newspapers,  breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Unwind after a busy day at The Vibe Bar & terrace. Discover the unique atmosphere of Barcelona while tasting our famous tapas and enjoying a delicious cocktail. Enjoy the innovative menu in The Mosaic Restaurant – inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and showcasing local produce.  


  • Surrounded by leisure, shopping, culture and business attractions
  • Stylish, modern decor throughout the hotel
  • Innovative cuisine at the Mosaic Restaurant
  • Exclusive Executive Floor with lounge
  • The Vibe Bar and Terrace, a multi-purpose social meeting point
  • Over 1,800 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space


  Known as an avant-garde city, Barcelona offers a unique destination with hundreds of attractions, landmarks and sights to discover. Enjoy architecture and culture around every corner. Take in panoramic views from the Tibidabo Mountain, visit The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) or take a relaxing stroll by the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the famous street, Passeig de Gràcia, home of many luxury stores and some of the best shopping in the city. Marvel at the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, such as The Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló and the famous lampposts of architect Pere Falqués . Stroll down La Rambla, the famous street theatre, and then wander through the Gothic Quarter to admire some of Barcelona’s finest architecture. Visit Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gaudi’s ongoing architectural masterpiece which has become a symbol of Catalan identity. Catch FC Barcelona playing at home or visit The Camp Nou stadium and famous football museum, just a few blocks away.
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The 3rd World Congress on Pediatrics, Barcelona, Spain, March 31-April 3, 2016 has been submitted for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress program only and does not cover the company-sponsored symposia.

For the Italian participantsThe program for 3rd World Congress on Pediatrics, Barcelona, Spain, March 31-April 3, 2016, will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.

ISO 9001 CertificationThis Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will available online at the Congress website as at the conclusion of the congress for 3 weeks.

CME for USA participants
UEMS/EACCME CME credit recognition
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, the AMA will convert CME credit certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME credit converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

  • Assess and appraise controversial issues based on the latest findings by leading scientists in the field of Pediatrics
  • Evaluate best practices in Pediatrics
  • Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the field of Infectious diseases, Allergy, Asthma, Immunizations, ADHD, Nutrition, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Obesity, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neonatology, Cardiology
  • Recognise opportunities for scientific collaborations around the world
  • Integrate the most up to date information in their clinical and research activities
  • Evaluate the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of Pediatrics

Presentations, discussions and debates will focus on the latest developments in Pediatrics

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI)All declarations of potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship, must be provided to the EACCME® upon submission of the application. Declarations must include whether any fee, honorarium or arrangement for re-imbursement of expenses in relation to the event has been provided.

Industry support disclosure
We confirm that all funding provided is free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content or choice of faculty members conflicts of interest. Support of the Congress is kept in strict accordance with CME accreditation criteria.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
  • Exhibitors
Event Overview
Welcome message:

The 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia) will take place March 31-April 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

CoPedia is one of the few congresses that brings together groups of interdisciplinary experts to tackle current clinical controversies in the field of pediatrics. The 3rd CoPedia will focus on Infectious Diseases, Immunizations, Nutrition, Endocrinology, Obesity, Allergy, Asthma, Neurology, ADHD, Cardiology, Hematology, Neonatology, and more.

The CoPedia scientific program will address the most burning questions in the field of pediatrics and will provide an effective forum to discuss and debate these questions. In addition, there will ample time allocated to speaker-audience discussions.

As one CoPedia participant put it, “you’ll probably have to travel to half a dozen congresses to get what you get at CoPedia.”

We look forward to an exciting scientific event in the beautiful city of Barcelona.


Ami Ballin, Paolo Lionetti, Gideon Koren
On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Event committees:

Ami Ballin, Israel

Ami Ballin, Israel

Gideon Koren, Canada

Gideon Koren, Canada

Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Clinical Pharmacology

Gideon Koren, Israel

Gideon Koren, Israel


Brenda Banwell, USA

Brenda Banwell, USA

Allergy & Immunology

Sami Bahna, USA

Sami Bahna, USA

Infectious Diseases

Shai Ashkenazi, Israel

Shai Ashkenazi, Israel


Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Paolo Lionetti, Italy

Shimon Reif, Israel

Shimon Reif, Israel

Thematology / Presented Topics:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Immunizations
  • ADHD
  • Nutrition
  • Adolescent Medicine – alcohol abuse, mood and affect disorders
  • Endocrinology  –  GH therapy, The management of short stature, genetics of congenital hypothyroidism
  • Neurology – headache, migraine, ADEM
  • Pharmacology
  • Obesity –  bariatric surgery
  • Professionalism / ethics
  • Prenatal genetic screening  (history, geography and cost)
  • Gastroenterology – Crohn’s dis. IBD, celiac
  • Hematology – Thrombophylia screening before contraceptive pills
  • Neonatology – premature infants: long term follow-up re growth and development
  • Cardiology – Any examination before giving a written consent to adolescents for competitive sport?
  • Speakers/Faculty:

    Aayed Alqahtani





    Aayed Alqahtani, Saudi Arabia
    King Saud University, Riyadh

    Jordi Anton





    Jordi Anton, Spain
    University of Barcelona

    Shai Ashkenazi





    Shai Ashkenazi, Israel
    Tel Aviv University

    Sami Bahna





    Sami Bahna, USA
    LSU Health Sciences Center

    Ami Ballin





    Ami Balin, Israel
    Tel Aviv University

    Gideon Koren





    Gideon Koren, Canada
    Hospital for Sick Children

    Uri Kramer





    Uri Kramer, Israel
    Tel Aviv University

    Dorit Lev





    Dorit Lev, Israel
    Wolfson Medical Center

    Marc Michalsky





    Marc Michalsky, USA
    The Ohio State University

    Shimon Reif





    Shimon Reif, Israel
    Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center

    Cimaz Rolando





    Cimaz Rolando, Italy
    University of Florence

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    General Info:

    CoPedia cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia).
    Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.



    Registration Cost


    Early Registration

    Late Registration From: 2016-01-30 To: 2016-03-28
    On site Registration
    Nurses, Students, Residents*
    Physicians and Scientists

    *Nurses, Students and Residents must provide proof confirming their status, which can be sent by replying to the registration confirmation email you will receive upon completion of the process.
    **Authors of accepted abstracts will receive an extention on the registration deadline if needed
    Fees include: CoPedia scientific updates, newsletters, access to accepted abstracts, full participation in an annual CoPedia congress, participation in the young scientist competition, participation in the breakthrough & innovation competition, the annual CoPedia book, CoPedia bag, CoPedia certificate and free access to CoPedia social networks (coffee and lunch breaks), Networking Reception at the Congress.

    Group Registrations:

    Group registrations not allowed

    Accompanying Persons:

    Accompanying persons not allowed

    Registration Documents:
    Letter of invitation:
    We don’t provide letter of invitation
    Letter of confirmation:
    We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
    Proof of professional / educational status:
    We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
    Online Abstract Submission:

    We don’t accept Online Abstracts

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    Submission Info
    Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.

    Important Information

    • Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
    • Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
    • Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance.  If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
    • The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.


    After submission

    • Submitting authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted, as well as the date, time and form of their presentation.
    • Any change of the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the Scientific Committee.
    • If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person’s responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role.
    • It is the duty of the original presenting author to advise the Congress Secretariat ( in writing of his successor’s full name and email address.

    Abstract submission deadline 2015-12-20
    Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

    Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:

      Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?

      Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?

      Results: What did you learn/invent/create?

      Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?

    Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.

    An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.

    Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.

    Abbreviations should be defined.

    Images/graphs/tables can be uploaded according to the following criteria:

    • Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750

    • Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750

    • Size (in KB): min 20/ max 1,000

    • Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.

    • Format: JPG, PNG or GIF

    You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
    If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).

    Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.

    The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.

    Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
    The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
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    Supporting the 3rd CoPedia – What’s in it for the Industry?

    • Participate and present your products and research in a large exhibition to an international audience
    • Stimulate and discuss new research: Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion
    • Encourage and promote education and public awareness
    • Cooperate and network with world opinion leaders in the field
    • Support and assist world opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
    • Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments
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