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The 4th World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia 2017)

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Title: The 4th World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia 2017)
Specialty: Pediatrics, Allergology, Clinical Pharmacology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Parasitology, Neurology, Pediatric Surgery, Rheumatology
Dates: From Mar, 30, 2017 to Apr, 1, 2017
Location: Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 320 to 610 EUR
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Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre #


Business and conference hotel in central Amsterdam

Book your meeting or event at Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, where our conference & meeting centre can accommodate events for up to 450 delegates in our 12 flexible meeting and breakout rooms (1,100 sqm). We are now pleased to offer an additional 10  meetings rooms within the meeting centre 2, giving you the option to arrange meetings or training sessions without booking hotel rooms. If you are looking to book a larger conference, we are part of ijVENUES which offers an impressive auditorium and exhibition space for up to 1900 delegates. All meeting rooms within our meeting centre are equipped with the latest technical equipment, such as free WiFi Internet and modern AV equipment. Facilities can be controlled by a small touchscreen remote control, making it perfect for business meetings. For a feel-good finishing touch, all tables are set with fair-trade linen.
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The 4th World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia) will take place March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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 participants

The program for 4th World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia) will take place March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.

ISO 9001 Certification

This 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 pediatic diseases.
  • Evaluate best practices in pediatrics
  • Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the fields of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, breast screening and imaging, adjuvant endocrine therapy, controversies in breast reconstruction, controversies in pediatric diseases.
  • Recognize 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 pediatric diseases.
  • Presentations, discussions and debates will focus on the latest developments in pediatric diseases.

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.

Industry support may be viewed here.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
  • Exhibitors
  • Press
  • General_Public
Attendance Details:
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Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, March 30, 201712:00 – 19:00
Friday, March 31, 201707:30 – 18:00
Saturday, April 1, 201708:00 – 18:00

Name badge

All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their name badges throughout the Congress in order to be admitted to the lecture halls and scheduled activities.

Certificate of attendance

Certificates of attendance (non CME) will be available for all participants and may be collected at the Registration Desk on Saturday, April 1, 2017.


The exhibition will be open during the sessions’ hours. Lunch and coffee breaks will be held at the exhibition area.


Business casual for all occasions

Smoking policy

This is a non-smoking event

Transportation Guide:

Travel & Visa

Netherlands is a member of the EU, and applies the EU legislation in full. The entry formalities for Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering the Netherlands must possess a valid passport or a valid picture ID in some cases.

Entry visas can be obtained at any Dutch embassy, consulate, and in some cases at border crossing points.

Why Amsterdam?

Top 5 reasons why choose Amsterdam

1. An iconic international destination

Amsterdam is a historic city with a futuristic outlook that meshes business growth with sustainable initiatives.

The city has been recognised as among the top 10 most important commercial centres in the world, and has been ranked the fourth most influential business centre in Europe (source: MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index). And as an urban area dedicated to environmental innovation, Amsterdam also earned a spot as one of the eight finalists for the first-ever European Green Capital Awards.

2. A connected city

Amsterdam is very well connected, ensuring it is a comfortable choice for international visitors. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe’s four major hubs, operating to more than 300 direct destinations. What’s more, the airport has exceptional public transport connections with the city (20 minutes or less to the city centre), as well as a taxi fleet that is 100% electric.

Within Amsterdam, transport is also straight-forward and convenient. The extensive public transport network connects the city and its districts by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry. And don’t forget to experience Amsterdam like the locals do: by bike!

3. The beautiful canals

Amsterdam is famous for its canals, which can make getting around a little confusing as everything sort of looks the same but it gives the city a unique and beautiful atmosphere, and means you’re never short of somewhere relaxing to sit and enjoy a rest and a beer. You can rent a pedalo, or you can take a cruise around the canals for about 15 euro.

4. You’ll Get One of Europe’s Best Visual History Lessons

With more than 6,800 houses and buildings protected as monuments and dating from the 16th to the 20th century, Amsterdam boasts the largest historical inner city in Europe. The towering, sturdy warehouses and elegant homes built by wealthy merchants during Holland’s Golden Age (the 17th century) line the city’s canals and are perhaps its most distinguishing architectural features.

5. Unique, World-class Museums Abound

Take your pick: See the works of Dutch masters and treasures of a time when Amsterdam was the richest city in the world at the Rijksmuseum; learn about the styles and secrets of the man who could be considered Holland’s most interesting painter at the Van Gogh Museum; or walk through the tiny annex that a group of eight called home for two years during Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in World War II at the Anne Frank House. These are among the top museums in Amsterdam, but there are nearly 50 more to teach, entertain or move you.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

The 4th World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia) will take place March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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 4th 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 Amsterdam.


Ami Ballin, Sami Bahna, Marc A. Benninga
On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Event committees:


Ami Ballin,<br />Israel

Ami Ballin,Israel

Sami Bahna,<br />USA

Sami Bahna, USA

Marc A. Benninga,<br />The Netherlands

Marc A. Benninga,

The Netherlands

Section Heads

(Scientific Committees)

Clinical Pharmacology

Allergy & Immunology


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
  • Genetics
  • Gastroenterology – Crohn’s dis. IBD, celiac
  • Hematology – Thrombophylia screening before contraceptive pills
  • Neonatology – premature infants: long term follow-up re growth and development
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Psychiatry

Karel Allegaert





Karel Allegaert, Belgium
NICU Leuven, Leuven

Johannes van den Anker





Johannes van den Anker, USA/Switzerland
George Washington University

Shai Ashkenazi





Shai Ashkenazi, Israel
Tel Aviv University

Sami Bahna





Sami Bahna, USA
LSU Health Sciences Center

Ami Ballin





Ami Ballin, Israel
Tel Aviv University

Marc A. Benninga





Marc A. Benninga, Netherlands
University of Amsterdam

Cimaz Rolando





Rolando Cimaz, Italy
University of Florence





Christian Gluud, Denmark
Copenhagen University Hospital

Gideon Koren





Gideon Koren, Canada
Hospital for Sick Children

Dorit Lev





Dorit Lev, Israel
Wolfson Medical Center

Shimon Reif





Shimon Reif, Israel
Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center

Helen Van Ommen





Heleen Van Ommen, Netherlands
Emma Children’s Hospital AMC

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General Info:

Below is the registration table



Registration Cost


Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-01-26 To: 2017-03-27
On site Registration
Nurses, Students, Residents*
Physicians and Scientists

Group Registrations:

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Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We can provide upon request Letter of Invitation

More info:

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

Accommodation Not yet available
Scientific Content Up to Date
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.
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.
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.

Authors should select their presentation preference. Final decision on the presentation type will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions. --> Note: The number of oral presentations is limited. Abstracts with preference for oral presentation will be selected by the Scientific committee.
Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
Book only: The submitter chooses not to present the abstract in oral or poster format. The abstract will only appear in the Abstract Book.
Oral Presentations will be videotaped and published on the CoPedia website for at least one year. By presenting your oral abstract at the CoPedia congress you automatically permit CongressMed, on behalf of the CoPedia Congress, to videotape your presentation and to publish it on the CoPedia website.

  • 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.

  • 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 2016-12-01
Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
  • The size of the board is 120 cm high x 95 cm wide
  • The recommended poster size accordingly is 100 cm high x 85 cm wide.


Poster stand

  • Please allocate the top of the poster to the title, authors’ names, and affiliations as indicated in the submitted abstract.
  • The text should be bold and large enough to read from a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet).

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Posters boards

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Supporting the 4th 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

For further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat:

c/o MCI Geneva
75 Rue de Lyon
C.P. 502 CH-1211
Geneva 13
Tel. +41 22 33 99 985

It is the Sponsors’ and Exhibitors’ responsibility to comply with the local authority’s regulations, EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceuticals Industries & Associations) and IFMPA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations) Code of Practice on the Promotion of Medicines.

Ilana Rabinoff-Sofer Tel aviv, Israel
5 Druyanov Street
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