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World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPEDIA) 2014

Diplomat Hotel Conference Center Prague * | Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
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Title: World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPEDIA) 2014
Specialty: , Pediatrics
Dates: From Apr, 24, 2014 to Apr, 27, 2014
Location: Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 490 to 620 EUR
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Diplomat Hotel Conference Center Prague *

This fantastic 4 star hotel is one of the largest hotels in Prague, and is known world wide for its amazing conference and business facilities. The hotel was also recently renovated in 2007 and was fitted with the most modern amenities that guests could want. Mainly surrounded by diplomatic residence, and located on the edge of Prague City center, the Diplomat hotel is perfectly situated for those who are looking for a quiet, relaxing break while still leaving their options open for activities to do. The hotel boasts an incredible 22 room conference and exhibition centre, which can cater for up to 1050 guests. The largest hall can cater for up to 400 people at any given time and all conference rooms are equiped with the latest in audio-visual equipment. The staff at the Diplomat Hotel are professional and courteous and are sure to make your holiday or event as pleasurable and professional as possible. If you have any enquiries feel free to ask any of the staff.
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Serono Symposia International Foundation ( will submit the main congress program of the 
World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPEDIA) 
Prague, Czeck Republic, April 24-27, 2014, for accreditation by the 
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

For the Italian participants

This program of the World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics Prague, Czeck Republic, April 24-27, 2014, will be submitted 
for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.

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

ISO 9001 Certification

Serono Symposia International Foundation has received the ISO 9001 Certification of Quality Management Systems. This Quality certification 
requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will be distributed onsite 
during the congress.

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.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to participate at the World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPEDIA) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, April 24-27, 2014.

CoPEDIA is a concept congress dealing mainly with controversial issues in the format of debates and discussions allowing ample time for speaker-participant interaction.

The ability to discuss controversial topics with emphasis on clinical solutions in cases where no agreed-upon answers exist provides clinicians with an insight and a take-home message that ameliorates treatment in the most difficult situations.

We very much hope that you will be able to accept our invitation and make an important contribution to the success of this Congress.

We look forward to your participation and contribution.


Ami Ballin Jan Janda Paolo Lionetti
       Ami Ballin Jan Janda Paolo Lionetti   

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Taadej AvcinSlovenia
Department of Allergology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology University Children's Hospital University Medical Center Ljubljana
Sami BahnaUSA
Professor of pediatrics and medicine and chief of the Allergy/Immunology Section at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Shreveport
Marc BenningaNetherlands
Department of PediatricGastroenterology and Nutrition, Amsterdam
Jiri BronskyCzech Republic
Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospital Motol, Prague
Anthony ChanCanada
McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Hamilton
Salvatore CucchiaraItaly
Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Rome
Anil DawhanUnited Kingdom
Department of Pediatrics, King's College Hospital, London
Lissy De RidderNetherlands
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam
Christophe DupontFrance
Head of the Pediatrics-Gastroenterology Department at the Necker Hospital in Paris
Alessandro FiocchiItaly
Chief, Division of Allergy - Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome
Veres GaborHungary
Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University, Budapest
Omer KalayciTurkey
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Unit, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Hacettepe
Gili KenetIsrael
Director, Pediatric Coagulation Service, The National Hemophilia Center, Tel-HashomerSheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer
Sanja KolacekCroatia
Center for Paediatric Gastro & Nutrition at Children's Hospital, Zagreb
Thomas KuhneSwitzerland
Professor of pediatric Oncology/Hematology, University Children's Hospital Basel
Charlie LeesUnited Kingdom
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer Gastrointestinal Unit, Western General Hospital Crewe Road, Edinburgh
Paolo Lionetti, Italy
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology and Child's Health (NEUROFARBA), University of Florence Head of the Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Unit Meyer children's Hospital, Florence
Luisa MearinNetherlands
Department Of Paediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
Angelo Claudio MolinariItaly
Dept. of Hematology and Oncology Head, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit, Giannina Gaslini Children's Hospital, Genoa
Arnold Munnich, France
The Head of the Genetics Department at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris
Ulrike Nowak Gottl, Germany
Department of Paediatrics, University of Münster, Münster
Vittorio PengoItaly
Clinica Cardiologica, Centro Trombosi,Dipartmento di Scienze Cardiologiche Toraciche e Vascolari, Università degli Studi di Padova
Jaron RabinoviciIsrael
Department of gynecology and obstetrics, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Luca RamenghiItaly
Chief of NICU, Gaslini Children's Hospital
Shoshana Revel-VilkIsrael
Director, Pediatric Hematology Center Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department Hadassah Hebrew-University Hospital, Jerusalem

Steen RosthoejDenmark
Department of Clinical Medicine - Børneafdelingen, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg
Richard RussellUnited Kingdom
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow
Yehuda SeneckyIsrael
Institute of Child Development and Neurology, Schneider. Children's Medical Center of Israel
Ron ShaoulIsrael
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
Joanna SistonenSwitzerland
Pharmacogenomics and Drug Metabolism Group,Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital,Bern
Piotr SochaPoland
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Immunology,The Children' s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
Monika StollGermany
Medical Faculty and Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research at the University of Muenster, Germany
Petr SvihovecCzech Republic
Hania SzajewskaPoland
Department of Paediatrics, The Medical University of Warsaw
Hannah TamaryIsrael
Director of Hematology at Schneider Children's, Petah Tiqva

Riccardo Troncone, Italy

Head of the European Laboratory for the Investigation of Food-Induced Diseases, University Federico II, Naples
Ch.  Van OmmenNetherlands
Department of Pediatric Hematology Emma Children's Hospital AMC, Amsterdam
David C. WilsonUnited Kingdom
Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Child Life and Health, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Jan Martin WinNetherlands
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
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Writing an Abstract

Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 250 words. Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:
1) Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
2) Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
3) Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
4) Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?

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.

Type of Presentation

Abstracts should be submitted in English. 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.
Poster presentation:
 The abstract is selected for presentation in a poster format. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting.

Important Information
  • Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
  • Accepted abstract presenters must pay their registration fees in order for their presentation(s) to appear in the Program and Abstracts Book.
  • Abstracts' registration deadline will be published at a later stage.  Payments made by bank transfer or check within 3 days of the abstract registration deadline must be accompanied by an email copy of the payment.
  • On site payment of registration fees is not available for abstract presenters.
  • The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.
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