The Belgian Academy of Paediatrics holds its promise as a futureproof organisation by incorporating a specific youth department within its ranks. The Young Paediatricians of the Academy feature representation from the existing junior departments of the regional paediatric organisations (VVK, GBPF). In this way, advocacy for “all those feeling young” is guaranteed in the society and across the boundaries of the associations. Similarly, the Young Paediatricians are represented in other (junior) societies, such as yEAP.
The Young Paediatricians of the BAOP specifically strive for transparent, high-quality and future-oriented training in paediatrics, as well as attention for work-life balance and mental well-being during and after specialist training. We watch over fair, relevant and measurable criteria that are set for graduation as well as the recognition as a paediatrician and for the paediatric sub-disciplines.
Traditionally, a joyful junior event is organized at the annual BVK/SBP congress.