Who we are

Who we are and what we do…

  • we are over 25000 paediatricians in 18 European countries organized in 21 societies
  • we care for children and adolescents in the community
  • we are initial contact persons for all undifferentiated unselected concerns of children, adolescents and their families- we are the first contact for a wide range of troubles as acute diseases, chronic diseases, new morbidities and psychosocial concerns
  • we assume care for all children with long terms conditions, in cooperation with special care centers
  • we offer urgent emergency care with rapid referral, if necessary
  • we provide access to the local community, in most European countries, to our ambulatory services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • we offer a wide range of services from newborns to the 18th birthday and support transfer to general practitioners after  the 18th birthday. This applies to many European countries   
  • we concentrate on prevention and health promotion and feel responsible for screenings, immunizations and regular health checks for babies
  • we continually undergo training and educational courses in established, evidenced based medicine
  • we are engaged in the prevention and early recognition of child abuse and neglect, and work work in conjunction with local authorities for the safeguard of children
  • we serve as guides for the patients in complicated health systems
  • we work in competent teams in community-based care. We do not work alone, but in systems and teams we engage as coordinators
  • we are good networkers and cooperate with all other professions in the community
  • we give public health advice and provide health education promoting healthy lifestyles
  • we assure and improve the quality of  our services and the performance of our teams continuously
  • we are open-minded to complaints and we take corrective actions if errors happen

Conferences

Spring meeting 2017 in Vienna 5.-7.5.2017

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Autumn meeting 2017 will take place in Velenie Slovenia

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The European Confederation for Primary Care Paediatricians has adopted and adapted the Global Pediatric Curriculum for primary care residency training in Europe.
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We began discussing the feasibility of global standards for training and assessment. If this were possible, through collaboration with the global pediatric community, the outcome could be a dramatic improvement in the quality of care we provide to the world's children.
--Dr. Alfred Tenore
Chair, GPEC