Preliminary Program

Thursday, 28 September, 2017




Opening ceremony

György Velkey, Hungarian Paediatric Society president
Prof. Nick Spencer, ISSOP president 


Plenary 1: Displaced children: health needs and challenges for an equitable paediatric health care
Moderator: Prof. Nick Spencer ISSOP; Zsófia Mészner Hungarian Paediatric Society

Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta (Pakistan) IPA president (recorded video message)
Prof. István Szilárd (Hungary) University of Pécs: Migrant health – new challenges in Europe
Prof. Anders Hjern (Sweden) ISSOP; Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet: Health care for migrant children in Europe
Karen Zwi (Australia) Univ. New South Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Shanti Raman (Australia) ) ISSOP, South Western Sydney Local Health District: Health needs of refugee and asylum seeking children in Australia
Angel Carrasco (Spain) ECPCP; EAP: Challenges ahead for paediatric primary paediatric care services
Lenneke Schrier (Netherlands) EAP; Willem Alexander Children's Hospital- via Skype: Providing primary care for migrant children in Europe: a European Academy of Paediatrics Guideline for first contact care




Plenary 2: Role of paediatricians to deal with xenophobia
Moderator: Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen (US) ISSOP

Prof. Shanti Raman (Australia) South Western Sydney Local Health District: Role of paediatricians in tackling racism and xenophobia
Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen (USA) University of Florida, College of Medicine Jacksonville: Cultural and linguistic competence in health care


Parallel sessions


Workshop 2A: Cultural and linguistic competence; health communication and promotion
Katarina Carlzén (Sweden) MILSA Project
Ziad Jomaa (Sweden) ISSOP


Session 2B: Care for refugees, governmental and nongovernmental involvement, the role of NGO-s 
Moderator: Luis Martin Alvarez (Spain) ISSOP, Csaba Bereczki (Hungary) University of Szeged

Countries’ experience session:

Germany – Erika Sievers (Academy of Public Health Services)
Hungary – Zsuzsanna Kovács (primary care Budapest), Péter Altorjai, Csaba Bereczki, Judit Mogyorós: Against the wind – The migration crisis in Hungary 
Sweden – Prof. Anders Hjern (Stockholm University)
Turkey - Filiz Simsek Orhon (Ankara University): Care for refugees in Turkey, governmental and nongovernmental involvement, the role of nongovernmental organizations. 
Australia – Karen Zwi (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
Lebanon – Prof. Fouad M. Fouad (American University of Beirut)
Austria - Nicole Grois (Kinderordination Alsergrund - Politische Kindermedizin)
​Slovenia - Martin Bigec (University Medical Centre Maribor)


Workshop 2C: Free papers
Moderator: Olivier Duperrex (Switzerland) ISSOP

1. Jónína Einarsdóttir (Iceland; University of Iceland), Hamadou Boiro (Guinea-bissau): Does repatriation succeed to rescue Bissau-Guinean Koran school boys from trafficking?
2. Shanti Raman (Australia; South Western Sydney Local Health District): “We came, we didn’t know anyone, we didn’t know the culture”: Triple burden of developmental disability in refugee children in South Western Sydney
3. Marylyn Emedo (UK; Guys and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust): Adverse experiences of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children (UASC) and the impact on their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs
4. Helga Guðmundsdóttir (Iceland; University of Iceland): Invisibility of children of asylum-seeking families in Iceland
5. Elsa Hrund Jensdóttir (Iceland; University of Iceland): How prepared are healthcare workers? Reception of refugee families with children in Sweden and Iceland 
6. Raziye Salari (Sweden; Uppsala University): Teaching Recovery Techniques – A pilot study of a group intervention for unaccompanied refugee minors with PTSD symptoms in Sweden
7. Damla Mutlu (Turkey; Koç University Hospital): Remarks of society among refugee children issues and to determine the solution proposals in our country 


Coffee break and Poster section - No. 1-7.


Plenary 3: Infectious diseases challenges for migrant children (Symposium)
Moderator: Zsófia Mészner (Hungarian Paediatric Society)

Zsófia Mészner (Hungary, National Institute of Health Development): Risks of infections among migrant children
János Nemes (Hungary, „Ärzte für die dritte Welt“): Tropical medicine
László Szabó: (Hungary; Hungarian Continence Society) Easy integration using guidelines (Urinary incontinence)


Session 3A: Free papers
Moderator: Shanti Raman (Australia) ISSOP

1. Shanti Raman (Australia; South Western Sydney Local Health District): Multicultural Expressions of Parenting Love: Promoting positive parenting practices in refugee and migrant families 
2. Karen Zwi (Australia; Univ. New South Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network): Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia
3. Justin Petkus (Qatar; Hamad Medical Corporation): The Pediatric Patient’s Hierarchy of Developmental Needs: An Ecobiodevelopmental Protective Framework for Hospitalized Children 
4. Magdalini Patseadou (Switzerland ; Geneva University Hospital) Health care needs of young refugees resetling in Geneva: Experience of an adolescent outpatient clinic 
5. Magdalini Patseadou (Switzerland; Geneva University Hospital): Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Switzerland: Migration trend over a 10 year period 
6. Anna Fäldt (Sweden; Uppsala University): Study protocol - ComAlong Toddler: a randomized control trial of an Early Communication Intervention 
7. Rajeev Seth (India, BUDS): The Growing Crisis of Internally displaced Migrant Street Children: the challenges for child protection 


Social program - get together, welcome dinner (optional)

Friday, 29 September, 2017


Plenary 4: Advocacy for displaced children – child rights approach (Round table)
Moderator: Barbara Rubio (Spain) ISSOP

Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen (US) University of Florida, College of Medicine Jacksonville: Implementation of protection, promotion and participation rights of children
Balázs Lehel (Hungary) International Organization for Migration: Child participation in the child protection project of the IOM
Prof. Ute Thyen (Germany) Universität zu Lübeck: Children’s rights in national constitutions- a way to advocate for children?
Veronique Lerch (Portugal): Rights-based approach to the health of migrant children 


Coffee break and Poster section - No. 8-14.


Plenary 5: Children on the move and stranded in Greece: Needs assessment, interventions, limitations and good practices
Moderator: Stella Tsitoura (Greece) ISSOP

Nicolaos Gkionakis, Babel Day Centre: Mental health interventions for refugee minors and families in Greece. The experience of Day Center Babel
Agis Terzidis, Vvice President Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) Ministry of Health: Health care of migrant children in Greece
Andreas Dimou, PRAKSIS model of Accommodation Centres for Unaccompanied minors
Ira Papadopoulou: Working Group on the Management, Coordination and Monitoring of the Refugee Education
Stella Tsitoura, Network for children’s rights: Holistic care of children in refugee camp of Schisto




Lunchtime trainee workshop
Moderator: Rosina Kyeremateng (ISSOP; UK)


EC+Council meeting


Plenary 6: Tackling health care of displaced children with mental, behavioural and developmental problems: A comprehensive and inclusive approach
Moderator: Luis Martin Alvarez (Spain) ISSOP; MOCHA Project /AEP Spain Country Agent

Bea Pászthy (Hungary) Semmelweis University: Psychosocial and mental health disorders
Marcia Brophy (Lebanon) Save the children international: Invisible wounds
Maria Herczog (Hungary) EUROCHILD: Access to health care and social protection of displaced children -  child rights approach
Charlotte Clous (Netherlands): TOGETHER Dutch national taskforce): TOGETHER, Dutch national interdisciplinary taskforce for (health-) care of refugee children 


Parallel sessions  


Workshop 6A: Identifying, assessing and intervening for refugee/migrant children exposed to violence, neglect and abuse
Moderator: Prof. Shanti Raman (Australia) ISSOP

Ayesha Kadir (Denmark) ISSOP: Violence against refugee/migrant children
Prof. Shanti Raman and Rajeev Seth (India); ISPCAN: Combined position statement on Violence against Children: lessons learnt


Session 6B: Free papers
Moderator: Erika Sievers (Germany), ISSOP

1. Francis Rushton (US) South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Using Quality Improvement Technique to Introduce Attention to Social-Behavioral-Environmental Factors in Pediatric Well Child Care 
2. Colleen Kraft (US) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: Social Investment Fund: Reducing Health Care Cost by Improving Care 
3. Serpil Ugur Baysal (Turkey) Dokuz Eylul University: Investigation of the exposure of environmental tobacco smoke(secondhand/ passive smoking) in children below five years of age
4. Manuel Katz (Israel) Ministry of Health Goshen Foundation: Innovative model for Integrative Community Paediatrics: The Goshen project
5. Jónína Einarsdóttir (Iceland) : Children on the move in Iceland: Summer stays on farms 
6. Geir Gunnlaugsson (Iceland) University of Iceland: Children´s work experience during summer stays on farms in Iceland 
7. Inna Feldman (Sweden) Uppsala University: Is the Salut Programme an effective and cost-effective universal health promotion intervention for parents and their children? A register-based retrospective observational study 
8. Natalie Durbeej (Sweden) Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute: Improving school performance among foster children in Sweden: A quasi-experimental study exploring outcomes of the Skolfam model  


Session 6C: Free papers
Moderator: Luis Martin Alvarez (Spain) ISSOP

1. Hajime Takeuchi (Japan) Umea University & School of Social Welfare: Income inequality and child living conditions in Japan -Findings based on income per capita 
2. John Eastwood (Australia) Sydney Health District: Defining the Barriers to Health and Social Care for Vulnerable Clients: An Exploratory Study of Contexts Underlying an Integrated Care Initiative 
3. John Eastwood (Australia) Sydney Health District: A Qualitative Exploration of Outcomes for Vulnerable Families Enrolled in an Inner City Integrated Care Initiative in Sydney, Australia 
4. John Eastwood (Australia) Sydney Health District: Designing an Integrated Care Initiative for Vulnerable Families: Operationalization of realist causal and programme theory, Sydney, Australia 
5. Selda Fatma Bulbul (Turkey) Kirikkale University School of Medicine: A Model of Training for National Training Coordinators in Immunization in Preventive Child Health 
6. Ariani Ariani (Indonesia) Department of Child Health, Malang: Relationship between gadget and nutritional problems of elementary school children in urban and rural area of Malang, Indonesia 
7. Arzu Arat (Sweden) Stockholm University, Karolinska InstituteADHD medication in offspring of immigrants — Does the income level of the country of parental origin matter? 
8. Olivier Duperrex (Switzerland) CRIPE, AVASAD: A change in national health law for midwifes had an impact on health visitors activities in Canton de Vaud 


Coffee break and Poster section - No. 1-7.




 Social program: Banquet dinner in Domonyvölgy (optional)

Saturday, 30 September, 2017


Scientific Committee meeting


Plenary 7: Policies
Strategic response to improving the current care for displaced children; 
Moderators: Ayesha Kadir (Denmark) ISSOP, Jeffrey Goldhagen (US) ISSOP

Prof. Tony Costello (UK) WHO (via Skype)
Marcia Brophy (Lebanon) Save the Children
Ernő Simon (Hungary) UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Europe
Katalin Tausz (Hungary) UNICEF 
Katarina Carlzen (Sweden) MILSA project 
Prof. Fouad M. Fouad (Lebanon) American Univ. Beirut Refugees Health Program 
Lenneke Schrier (Netherlands) EAP
Geert Tom Heikens (Netherlands) TOGETHER taskforce

09.00-09.15 Welcome and introduction of panellists (Jeffrey Goldhagen and Ayesha Kadir)

09.15-11.00 Strategic planning. How can paediatricians, paediatric societies and international organizations collaborate to improve the health and health care of migrant children at the programme and policy levels?

  • Discussion of collaboration, with the concrete proposal of a multicentre international collaborative intervention using existing models to improve care in three specific areas:
    • Health communication
    • Education of clinicians in cultural competence and the care of migrant children
    • Improving the coordination of care for migrant children and families

11.00-11.30      Outline proposal for ISSOP-led collaborative work programme

  • Includes consideration of time and funding required, and seeking agreement on contribution of time and personnel from collaborating institutions


Coffee break and Poster section - No. 8-14.


Plenary 8: Closing

12.00-12.20 CHIFA: Social pediatrics discussion platform
Moderator: Tony Waterston (UK) ISSOP EC
Speaker: Prof. Gonca Yilmaz (Turkey) ISSOP EC

12.20-13.00 Closing
Prof. Nick Spencer, Ayesha Kadir: Conclusions
​Prof. Nick Spencer: Farewell


Lunch break (a la carte)


Social program: Budapest sightseeing (optional)


Poster presentation technical informations:

  • Posters will be presented in paper format.
  • The size of the usable work area on poster boards: - Height: 120 cm - Width: 100 cm


  1. Kljaic Bukvic Blazenka (Croatia) General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic: Providing medical care for migrant children from Southwest and Central Asia
  2. Geir  Gunnlaugsson (Iceland) University of Iceland: Prevalence of neglect in childhood in Iceland and experience of physical and emotional abuse
  3. Zuhal Gündoğdu (Turkey) Kocaeli University Medical Faculty: Parental attitudes and Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) in Kocaeli, Turkey
  4. Camilla Nystrand (Sweden) Public Health and Caring Science: Cost-offset analysis of parenting interventions to prevent externalizing behavior problems
  5. Katalin Berend (Hungary) Budapest primary care: Pediatric Care at Refugee Centre Bicske, Hungary
  6. Elisabet Fält (Sweden) Uppsala University: Agreement between parent and teacher SDQ ratings in Swedish preschool-aged children
  7. Helena Fabian (Sweden) Uppsala University: Is mental health associated with academic failure in Swedish adolescents?
  8. John Eastwood (Australia) Sydney Health District: Building Realist Program Theory for Interventions for Vulnerable Children and Families in Sydney, Australia
  9. Laleh Nayeb (Sweden) Uppsala University: A step toward equitable language development monitoring for bilingual children at age 2.5-3 in Swedish child health care
  10. Anton Dahlberg (Sweden) Uppsala University: Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for non-native parents in Sweden
  11. Nanda Juwita (Indonesia) Brawijaya University: The Impact of Gadget in Children Living in Urban and Rural Areas on Their Behavior
  12. Valbona Zhjeqi (Albania) Medical Faculty of Prishtina , College Universi): Health education regarding infants and child nutrition at the Pediatric Clinic at University Clinical Hospital Center of Kosovo
  13. Gonca Keskindemirci (Turkey) Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital: ZAP70 mutation in Syrian Girl Patinet 
  14. AK Gadeberg, A Kruse, Montgomery E, Frederiksen HW, Norredam M (Denmark) Copenhagen University Hospital​: Assessing trauma and mental health in refugee children and youth. A systematic review of validated screening and measurement tools