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INoPSU 10th Scientific Conference - 12-13 March 2018

The International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU) is due to hold its 10th scientific conference in Glasgow, Scotland on 13 March 2018. The meeting will be held as a satellite session of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health annual meeting. A business meeting for INoPSU members will be held on 12 March (the INoPSU office will be in contact with members with further information), this will be followed on 13 March by a one day meeting that will seek to place rare disease surveillance within a global perspective.

Register for the open session

To register for the INoPSU conference on Tuesday 13 March 2018 please visit the RCPCH conference registration page and complete the registration process as instructed. A link to the registration page is below. *,**,***,****

INoPSU Conference registration

* Please note that registration is via the RCPCH. Please follow the process as instructed. In the 'RCPCH membership field', please enter INOPSU2018

**  If you are planning to register for the RCPCH conference on 14/15 March, please register for these days separately to that of the INOPSU conference. The system does not register the 10% discount if more than one day is selected. Any issues, please contact

*** Please note INoPSU members are entitled to a reduced delegate rate - please contact for further information.

**** If you are a charity organisation representative and interested in attending the conference, a reduced charity delegate is available, please contact for further information.

Programme features

The conference will explore the paediatric rare disease surveillance and its global impact on public health and clinical practice.

Cutting edge scientific data will be presented from world leading clinicians, scientists and policy-makers. Presentations will consider the central role paediatric surveillance has played in the identification of emerging infectious diseases such as variant CJD; the primacy of international collaborations on understanding the natural history of rare diseases; the continued importance of monitoring emerging and re-emerging diseases such as E. coli. O157; and many more!

Presentations will be received from Professor Robert Will, National Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Surveillance Unit, Edinburgh; Dr Alison Smith-Palmer, Health Protection Scotland; Mirjam Mäusezahl-Feuz, Chair of INOPSU; amongst others.

Download the programme (PDF, 316KB)

Support and exhibition opportunities

If you and your organisation are interested in supporting the INoPSU rare disease conference there are a range of support and exhibition opportunities available. The conference will give your company a unique opportunity to collaborate with INoPSU and make the event a success!

Supporting or exhibiting at the conference will allow your organisation to present its activities and address the issues that affect children and their families with rare disease.

Download support and exhibition opportunities pack (PDF,1.1MB)

Further information