The Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (EIP) was founded to cater to the needs of leading pediatric academics and health care professionals who wanted a global community to collaborate and connect more effectively. Operating as a not-for-profit association, EIP provides continuous medical education of unparalleled quality to a global network of >60 000 pediatric health care providers.
EIP’s mission is to improve child health and health care globally by empowering all providers who care for children with the latest practical skills, expert advice, and peer-led guidance. EIP strives to build a global community that nurtures and supports front-line clinicians’ continuing educational requirements and their ever-changing needs. Please visit the institute’s Web site to explore the initiatives we are championing and to see our activities and resources: www.ineip.org.
The EiP Conference is the institute’s annual conference, attended by clinical practitioners from >90 countries. Over 3 days the delegates learn from distinguished global experts who present the latest and best evidence that can affect child health. The goal of the EiP Conference is to provide practical knowledge that will change the care that is delivered immediately after the meeting. Attendance has grown every year.
The EiP Conference is now in its sixth year (Dubai, December 4–6, 2014), and it is expected to attract >2000 delegates from all over the world. The previous conferences were held in Florence (2009), London (2010), Istanbul (2011), Madrid (2012), and Doha (2013).
In this Pediatrics supplement you will find the 37 best abstracts submitted to the EiP 2014 Conference, selected by the EiP Reviewing Committee on the basis of their scientific merit and originality. I gratefully acknowledge the work of the coeditor and reviewer, Dr Megan Moreno (associate professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Center for Child Health Behavior and Development).
We hope you enjoy these abstracts and hope to see you at our next conference.
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