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.
- Infectious diseases
- Adolescent Medicine
- Endocrinology – GH therapy, The management of short stature, genetics of congenital hypothyroidism
- Obesity – bariatric surgery
- Gastroenterology – Crohn’s dis. IBD, celiac
- Hematology – Thrombophylia screening before contraceptive pills
- Neonatology – premature infants: long term follow-up re growth and development
- Ami Ballin, Israel
- Sami Bahna, USA
- Marc A. Benninga, The Netherlands
- Clinical Pharmacology: Gideon Koren, Canada
- Rheumatology: Rolando Cimaz, Italy
- Allergy & Immunology: Sami Bahna, USA
- Infectious Diseases: Shai Ashkenazi, Israel
- Gastroenterology: Paolo Lionetti, Italy and Marc A. Benninga, The Netherlands
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.