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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the European Conference “Health and education outcomes of children across Europe with congenital anomalies” to be held from April 7-8, 2022.

The conference was originally going to have both in-person and online participants, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to remove the in-person component. Hosting the conference entirely online means everyone interested in attending can engage with the conference in a safe and secure way.

The conference welcomes healthcare professionals, academic researchers, educators, leaders in healthcare and education, students, parents and carers, and any others who work or are interested in the field of congenital anomalies.

The Conference aims to disseminate EUROlinkCAT results, discuss them in the context of related research and to agree a set of recommendations for the medical care and education of children with congenital anomalies.

The Conference covers the following topics:

  • Epidemiology
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Survival and morbidity outcomes
  • Medical care
  • Schooling and education outcomes
  • The experiences of parents and carers
  • The role of patient and parent associations

The conference will include plenary lectures and panel discussions with experts in the field. A poster session will also be an important part of the Conference.

We welcome the participation of students in the Student Poster Session, for which awards will be given.

The official language of the Conference is English. We will provide a simultaneous translation of lectures, presentations, and discussions from English to Polish and from Polish to English. In addition to the European EUROlinkCAT Conference, two satellite conferences (in Polish) will be organised by parent associations. This reflects a key ethos of the EUROlinkCAT Project which is to support communication and foster positive relationships between healthcare professionals, researchers and parents - to improve the medical care and education of children with congenital anomalies.

Whilst we will not be able to host you in Poznań for the conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly recommend you visit Poznań on another occasion. Poznań is the capital of Great Poland, the oldest Polish province from which Polish statehood began to form in the 10th century and the first capital of Poland. Today Poznań is a large academic centre with over 135,000 students, famous for its rich trading traditions, fascinating sights, original cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. Poznań is very much worth knowing and visiting!

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee:
Professor Anna Latos-Bieleńska

Honorary Patronage

Tomasz Latos
Chairman of the Polish
Parliamentary Health Committee
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Marek Woźniak
Marshal of Wielkopolska Province

Honorary Scientific Patronage

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Prof. Andrzej Tykarski
Rector of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences

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EU This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 733001
The views presented here are those of the authors only, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information presented here.
Projekt EUROlinkCAT otrzymał finansowanie z Unii Europejskiej "Horyzont 2020", Program badań i innowacji, umowa nr 733001.
Przedstawione tutaj poglądy są wyłącznie poglądami autorów, a Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za jakiekolwiek wykorzystanie przedstawionych tutaj informacji.
updated: 2022-04-06