Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you all on behalf of the Council of the European Society for Developmental, Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology (ESDPPP) to the 15th ESDPPP Congress, which is being held this year from June 23rd to 26th, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia.
This is a particular pleasure, since it is the first meeting of the Society in Serbia. Clinical pharmacology in Serbia (Yugoslavia) has a long tradition. The first generation of clinical pharmacologists was introduced into the practice simultaneously with other developed European countries. The first actual Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology Unit was established in 2007 at the University Children’s Hospital in Belgrade, concurrently with the EU regulative which allowed clinical drugs investigation in the paediatric population.
The ESDPPP is the leading International Society in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology, and its biennial Congress is the key focal point for Paediatric Clinical Pharmacologists throughout the world. We are very thankful to the Scientific Committee who has been able to design a very attractive programme for paediatricians, medical sub-specialists, clinical pharmacologist, pharmacists, health care professionals, regulatory authorities, members of the pharmaceutical industry and other relevant organizations. We also want to extend our sincere thanks to the Organizing Committee who contributed to make this Congress possible.
Please don’t miss the pre-congress educational training: “Medicine in children - what you need to know?”. It has been organized by partnering with Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP)- an FP7--funded programme. This unique training programme intends to foster a learning environment in which participants can gain expertise in all aspects of paediatric clinical pharmacology and paediatric drug development.
We warmly welcome all of you to ESDPPP2015, and wish you a pleasant and scientifically exciting stay in Belgrade and in Serbia generally.
Milica Bajčetić Stephanie Läer
President of ESDPPP Secretary General of ESDPPP