The annual scientific meeting of the European Society
for Paediatric Research will be held in Siena from the 31st August to
the 3 rd September, 2005. On behalf of the Local Organizing and Scientific
Committees, I cordially invite you to join us at this meeting.
Siena is rich with a tradition of study and culture, and boasts a university
founded in 1239, one of the oldest in Europe. The study of medicine in
Siena is even older, with a hospital functioning for more than 1000 years.
The venue is the Teaching Center of the Medical Faculty of the University
of Siena, in the town periphery. The scientific programmme includes new
scientific developments and their significance for paediatrics, with special
emphasis on high quality clinical research. There will be plenary sessions
on important new fields and state of the art topics.
Both basic and clinical research will be presented in parallel sessions
as platform presentations and poster walks.
There will also be satellite symposia, mini-symposia and free paper sessions.
Our goal is to promote an optimal interaction between basic research and
clinical experience, in a cordial atmosphere.
As is written on the city's northern door, "Cor magis tibi Sena pandit:
Siena opens its heart to you". It is in this tradition that we welcome
you and your guests to participate in this international congress.
Prof. Giuseppe Buonocore
President of the Meeting
Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive
University of Siena
Viale Bracci, 36
tel.: +39 0577 586523
fax: +39 0577 586182