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Who we are

The Belgian Academy of Paediatrics exists to represent and promote the interests of the child, based on the Convention of the Rights of the Child and therefore, in close cooperation with all child-centred organisations, we aim to inform and influence the political arena to advocate for children and youngsters.

The Belgian Academy of Paediatrics exists to represent and promote the interests of the paediatrician. Therefore, as an umbrella of all regional and Belgian scientific and professional paediatric organisations as well as all universities, we aim to improve standards in training, service and research and to represent the professional interests of paediatricians in Belgium as well as in Europe.

 

Task forces

Every two years, the priority objectives are proposed by the Board of the Academy of Paediatrics and approved at the General Assembly. Various experts are gathered in different Task Forces to set specific goals and time-lines. When urgent input is needed, an additional objective is added to an existing Task Force, or an ad hoc Task Force is created within one of the different sub-areas: Strategic, Scientific, Financial, Education and Society.

Strategic

Linking (current and future) Paediatric Care to Paediatric Training • Neonatal Care/ Low variable care • Transmural care • the Paediatric COVID 19 Task Force. Recognition of paediatric sub-specialities.

Scientific

Coordinating scientific paediatric events as well as child-related events in Belgium, Coordination of the Belgian Journal of Paediatrics, Task Force Nutrition and the Task Force Vaccination

Financial

Revalorisation of Paediatric Care. paediatric day-hospital care • temporary hospitalisation • non-invasive ventilation • PICU-transport • child global health dossier • multidisciplinary consultation etc.

Education

Linking (current and future) Paediatric care to Paediatric Training

Society

For medio 2020 till 2022, the Task Force developing the Joy Platform has been retained.