Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

In spring of next year will host the largest medical conference on the subject of diabetes in children ever organized in Serbia.

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to join The 2nd Serbian Congress on Diabetes in Children (SCDC) with International Participation, which will be held in Bukovicka Spa by Arandjelovac, Serbia, from 22nd till 24th April 2020.

Formal organizer of the Congress is the Special Hospital for Rehabilitation "Bukovička banja" by Arandjelovac celebrating 30th anniversary of the only Department for the extended treatment, education and rehabilitation of children suffering from diabetes in Serbia.

The program activities shall be led by experts and distinguished speakers from different leading institutions worldwide.

Meet some of the key speakers at the SCDC in Serbia:

▪ Prof. Dr George P. Chrousos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP

Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology Emeritus;

Holder, UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care;

Director, University Research Institute of Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine;

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School.

▪ Prof. Dr Jan Lebl, CSc, FCMA

Head, Department of Pediatrics “Charles University” in Prague, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Czech Republic

▪ Professor Dr John W Gregory MD, PhD

Professor in Pediatrics Endocrinology; Division of Population Medicine

School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK

▪ Prof. Dr Nebojša Lalić MD, PhD

President of the Republic expert commission for diabetes in Serbia, Dean of Medical Faculty in Belgrade, member of The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

▪ Prof. Dr Tadej Battelino MD, PhD

Head of Department of Pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the UMC – University

Children’s Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia.

▪ Prof. Dr Justin Davies, MD, FRCPCH, MRCP,

Pediatric Endocrinologist; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Southampton, UK

▪ Prof. Dr Neoklis Georgopoulos

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Patras Medical School, Greece

Congress discussion will cover important topics for children’s metabolic health, such as:

➢ Neonatal carbohydrate metabolism

➢ Neonatal and infancy onset diabetes

➢ Diabetes during other illnesses. For instance: cystic fibrosis, diabetic

hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis

➢ The impact of stress on the development of acute and chronic diseases

➢ The effect of diabetes on reproduction

➢ There will also be discussions on transition medicine, which, objectively, is not

well developed in Europe today.

The official languages of the event are Serbian and English with simultaneous translation provided at all time, saw all the participants dispute the language they speak will be equally treated.

The SCDC2020 will also include scientific exhibition, where leading companies will display state-of-the-art products that have found clinical acceptance with particular relevance to the delivery of quality patient care. Abstracts are invited and are accepted in either oral or poster presentation formats.

Congress attendees will have the chance to benefit from scientific exchange during either the formal activities or the informal meetings with colleagues from different backgrounds.

There will also be a number of social events during the Conference. Such events include: Welcome cocktail; Congress Party; Gala dinner; visits to famous landmarks and historical sites and opportunities to see the traditional way of life in Serbia.

Please visit our website at https://bukovickabanja2020.rs/en/ for more information and updates about SCDC2020 and previous conference.

Register today for the early bird special fee using the registration form included or go to our web site link REGISTRATION. For any questions regarding the registration write to kongres@easytravel.rs or s.parlic@easytravel.rs

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the SCDC2020 and wish you a pleasant stay in the heart of Serbia, in Šumadija!

Sincerely,

Prof.dr Saša Živić President of the Organizing Committee SCDC2020

Instructions for writing abstract as well as all information related to this significant set will be found on the website https://bukovickabanja2020.rs/