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 IPA president (recorded video message)
Prof. István Szilárd (Hungary, University of Pécs): Migrant health – new challenges in Europe
Prof. Anders Hjern (Sweden, ISSOP): Health care for migrant children in Europe
Prof. Thomas Junghanss (Germany, University Heidelberg, Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine): Health care of migrant children in the Patrick Henry migrant camp
Karen Zwi, Shanti Raman (Australia): Health needs of refugee and asylum seeking children in Australia
Angel Carrasco (ECPCP;EAP; Spain): Challenges ahead for paediatric primary paediatric care services
Lenneke Schrier (Netherlands, EAP): Providing primary care for migrant children in Europe: a European Academy of Paediatrics Guideline for first contact care




Plenary 2
Moderator: Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen (ISSOP; US)

Prof. Shanti Raman (ISSOP; Australia): Role of paediatricians in tackling racism and xenophobia
Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen (ISSOP; US)Cultural and linguistic competence in health care


Parallel sessions


Workshop 2A: Cultural and linguistic competence; health communication and promotion
Katarina Carlzén MILSA (Sweden) Ayesha Kadir (ISSOP, Denmark)


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

Countries’ experience session:

Germany – Erika Sievers
Hungary – Zsuzsanna Kovács, Péter Altorjai, Csaba Bereczki, Judit Mogyorós: Against the wind – The migration crisis in Hungary 
Spain – Clara Bajo
Sweden – Prof. Anders Hjern
Turkey - Filiz Simsek Orhon: Care for refugees in Turkey, governmental and nongovernmental involvement, the role of nongovernmental organizations. 
Australia – Karen Zwi
Lebanon – Prof. Fouad M. Fouad
Austria - Nicole Grois
​Slovenia - Martin Bigec

(Brief presentations 10-12 min./country)


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

Ralph Kortewille (Germany): A child- and youth psychiatric and traumasensitve approach to home counseling of underage refugees and their Care Persons
Karen Zwi (Australia): Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia 
Shanti Raman (Australia): “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 
Marylyn Emedo (UK): Adverse experiences of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children (UASC) and the impact on their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs 
Helga Guðmundsdóttir (Iceland): Invisibility of children of asylum-seeking families in Iceland 
Elsa Hrund Jensdóttir (Iceland): How prepared are healthcare workers? Reception of refugee families with children in Sweden and Iceland 
Raziye Salari (Sweden): Teaching Recovery Techniques – A pilot study of a group intervention for unaccompanied refugee minors with PTSD symptoms in Sweden
Rajeev Seth (India): The Growing Crisis of Internally displaced Migrant Street Children: the challenges for child protection
Damla Mutlu (Turkey): Remarks of society among refugee children issues and to determine the solution proposals in our country 


Coffee break and Poster section


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 (ISSOP, Australia)

Shanti Raman (Australia): Multicultural Expressions of Parenting Love: Promoting positive parenting practices in refugee and migrant families 
Justin Petkus (Qatar): The Pediatric Patient’s Hierarchy of Developmental Needs: An Ecobiodevelopmental Protective Framework for Hospitalized Children 
Hamadou Boiro (Guinea-bissau): Does repatriation succeed to rescue Bissau-Guinean Koran school boys from trafficking? 
Magdalini Patseadou (Switzerland) Health care needs of young refugees resetling in Geneva: Experience of an adolescent outpatient clinic 
Magdalini Patseadou (Switzerland): Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Switzerland: Migration trend over a 10 year period 
Anna Fäldt (Sweden): Study protocol - ComAlong Toddler: a randomized control trial of an Early Communication Intervention 


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 (ISSOP; Spain)

Prof. Jeffrey Goldhagen: Implementation of protection, promotion and participation rights of children
Prof. Adem Arkadas (Turkey): Refuge children’s rights in Turkey
Balázs Lehel (Hungary, IOM): Child participation in the child protection project of the IOM
Prof. Ute Thyen (Germany, University of 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


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

Nicolaos Gkionakis, MSc, psychologist: Mental health interventions for refugee minors and families in Greece. The experience of Day Center Babel
Agis Terzidis, vice President Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) Ministry of Health: Health care of migrant children in Greece
Andreas Dimou, PRAKSIS Accommodation Centers Coordinator: Unaccompanied minors
Gelly Aroni, Coordinator of Working Group on Refugee Education, Ministry of 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)


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

Ayesha Kadir: Violence against refugee/migrant children
Prof. Shanti Raman: Combined position statement on Violence against Children: lessons learnt


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

Francis Rushton (US): Using Quality Improvement Technique to Introduce Attention to Social-Behavioral-Environmental Factors in Pediatric Well Child Care 
Colleen Kraft (US): Social Investment Fund: Reducing Health Care Cost by Improving Care 
Serpil Ugur Baysal: Investigation of the exposure of environmental tobacco smoke(secondhand/ passive smoking) in children below five years of age
Manuel Katz (Israel): Innovative model for Integrative Community Paediatrics: The Goshen project
Jónína Einarsdóttir (Iceland): Children on the move in Iceland: Summer stays on farms 
Inna Feldman (Sweden): Is the Salut Programme an effective and cost-effective universal health promotion intervention for parents and their children? A register-based retrospective observational study 
Geir Gunnlaugsson (Iceland): Children´s work experience during summer stays on farms in Iceland 
Natalie Durbeej (Sweden): Improving school performance among foster children in Sweden: A quasi-experimental study exploring outcomes of the Skolfam model  
Olivier Duperrex (Switzerland): A change in national health law for midwifes had an impact on health visitors activities in Canton de Vaud 
Arzu Arat (Sweden)ADHD medication in offspring of immigrants — Does the income level of the country of parental origin matter?  


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

Hajime Takeuchi (Japan): Income inequality and child living conditions in Japan -Findings based on income per capita 
John Eastwood (Australia): Defining the Barriers to Health and Social Care for Vulnerable Clients: An Exploratory Study of Contexts Underlying an Integrated Care Initiative 
John Eastwood (Australia): A Qualitative Exploration of Outcomes for Vulnerable Families Enrolled in an Inner City Integrated Care Initiative in Sydney, Australia 
John Eastwood (Australia): Designing an Integrated Care Initiative for Vulnerable Families: Operationalization of realist causal and programme theory, Sydney, Australia 
Selda Fatma Bulbul (Turkey): A Model of Training for National Training Coordinators in Immunization in Preventive Child Health 
Ariani Ariani (Indonesia): Relationship between gadget and nutritional problems of elementary school children in urban and rural area of Malang, Indonesia 


Coffee break and Poster section




 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 (ISSOP; Denmark), Jeffrey Goldhagen (ISSOP; US)

Prof. Tony Costello or one of WHO team (possible skype video link)
Marcia Brophy Save the Children (Lebanon)
Ernő Simon UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Europe (Hungary)
Katalin Tausz UNICEF (Hungary)
Katarina Carlzen MILSA project (Sweden)
Prof. Fouad M. Fouad (Refugee Health Program, (Lebanon, American Univ. Beirut)
Stefano del Torso (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


Plenary 8: Closing

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

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




Social program: Budapest sightseeing (optional)


  1. Kljaic Bukvic Blazenka (Croatia): Providing medical care for migrant children from Southwest and Central Asia
  2. Geir  Gunnlaugsson (Iceland): Prevalence of neglect in childhood in Iceland and experience of physical and emotional abuse
  3. Zuhal Gündoğdu (Turkey): Parental attitudes and Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) in Kocaeli, Turkey
  4. Camilla Nystrand (Sweden): Cost-offset analysis of parenting interventions to prevent externalizing behavior problems
  5. Katalin Berend (Hungary): Pediatric Care at Refugee Centre Bicske, Hungary
  6. Elisabet Fält (Sweden): Agreement between parent and teacher SDQ ratings in Swedish preschool-aged children
  7. Helena Fabian (Sweden): Is mental health associated with academic failure in Swedish adolescents?
  8. John Eastwood (Australia): Building Realist Program Theory for Interventions for Vulnerable Children and Families in Sydney, Australia
  9. Laleh Nayeb (Sweden): A step toward equitable language development monitoring for bilingual children at age 2.5-3 in Swedish child health care
  10. Anton Dahlberg (Sweden): Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for non-native parents in Sweden
  11. Nanda Juwita (Indonesia): The Impact of Gadget in Children Living in Urban and Rural Areas on Their Behavior
  12. Valbona Zhjeqi (Albania): Health education regarding infants and child nutrition at the Pediatric Clinic at University Clinical Hospital Center of Kosovo
  13. Gonca Keskindemirci (Turkey): ZAP70 mutation in Syrian Girl Patinet