Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

I am delighted that we are holding the 2017 Annual Congress of the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) in the beautiful city of Budapest. The theme of the meeting is timely given the unprecedented movement of children across the globe in response to humanitarian crises. Given its long-standing commitment to child rights and the health of child populations, it is appropriate for ISSOP to discuss how pediatricians and other child health professionals should respond to crisis facing millions of children and their families.

I am confident that the Congress will contribute positively to promoting the rights, health and well-being of displaced children as well as offering an enjoyable social program.

Kind regards:

prof. Nick Spencer
ISSOP president

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

It is a special privilege that we are hosting the Annual Congress of the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health. Perhaps pediatrics is the only branch of medicine which preserved a holistic approach. We are pleased, that the program of ISSOP draws the attention of the Hungarian pediatricians to the social pediatric approach and especially to the migration crisis.

Budapest is one of the most culturally important metropolises in Eastern Europe. There are many places to enjoy views of our majestic river; the Danube which flows through the city. Budapest is also famous for its stunning architecture and thermal springs.

We do hope that the scientific and the social programs will provide lasting memories.

We kindly invite you to Budapest

On behalf of the Hungarian Pediatric Association:

Zsuzsanna Kovács