EAPS 2014 Welcomes Six European Pediatric Societies

By Tamar Ediberidze

Tamar Ediberidze

Tamar Ediberidze

The fifth Congress of the European Academic Pediatric Societies (EAPS) 2014, was held Oct. 17-21, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. The Congress was organized by the three societies, the European Academy of Pediatrics, European Society for Pediatric Research and European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), including the Nurses Section of ESPNIC.

In addition, for EAPS 2014, six other important European pediatric societies accepted the invitation to join as collaborating societies: the European Pediatric Neurology Society, Pediatric Assembly of European Respiratory Society, Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies, European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

It was an honor and pleasure to attend the congress and present the poster with the preliminary results of our research, “Sleep Complaints Among the Neurologically Impaired Children: Questionnaire Based Study.” We had the great opportunity to receive remarks and advice from experts and colleagues from Europe about the study design and data interpretation.

In addition, I want to point out that I attend the congress with my colleague, Nino Gogatishvili, MD, who also was awarded a World Federation of Neurology travel grant. She also had an excellent poster presentation during the poster session. As I know you received her thanksgiving letter in 2014. Overall, we feel our participation was successful for our delegation.