Welcome to 8th SEPNWG Meeting
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate at the 8th Southeastern Europe Pediatric Nephrology Working Group (SEPNWG) Meeting which will be held in Belgrade, September 5-7, 2019. The Meeting is organized by Pediatric Association of Serbia (PAS), with the support of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and European Society for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN).
We are proud to organize what promises to be an exciting educational gathering. The main essential of the Meeting will be post-graduate teaching in the form of 29 lectures delivered by renowned speakers from Europe and USA, and our region. This will provide a perfect overview of the state-of-the-art in paediatric nephrology.
In addition, there will be space for original contribution in the form of oral or e-poster presentations. Therefore, we invite all colleagues from SEPNWG region as well as other countries to submit the abstracts with the results of their own clinical experience or research.
We are convinced that all participants, especially young doctors, will take advantage of the many benefits this Meeting will offer and that they will use the information provided as a valuable resource for future professional development.
You will also find Belgrade, the capital city and administrative, political, and cultural centre of Serbia to be lovely city to visit.
This “white city” (Beograd) is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the only capital built at the confluence of two big rivers, the Sava and the Danube, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans.
The place where Belgrade is today has been inhabited from prehistorical times. After this period, many tribes and nations have lived in the area – the Celts have called their settlement Singidun (279 BC) and Romans renamed it in Singidunum and awarded it with city rights in the mid-2nd century.
Belgrade was settled by the Slavs in the 520s who named it “The White City”. The city changed hands several times between the surrounding empires before it became the capital of Serbia for the first time in the 13th century. After a long time passed under the Ottoman Empire, almost 500 years, Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841.
Because of its strategic importance, the various nations in 115 wars fought to conquer the city, which was therefore destroyed 44 times.
All the people that have lived here and the armies that passed through Belgrade have left their marks on the city. The turbulent history of the city is reflected in its architecture so you can meet the impacts of the old Oriental, through the influence of the Western world to modern architecture, represented when Belgrade crossed the Sava River and New Belgrade was founded and became a centre of business affairs in Serbia.
We welcome you to experience the warm hospitality and the rich historical and cultural heritage of Belgrade and Serbia.
President, Scientific Committee
Radovan Bogdanović | Amira Peco-Antić
Meeting president | Meeting Vice-President
Nataša Stajić | Brankica Spasojević-Dimitrijeva
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chairs