|Chairperson: Profesor Jan Janda, President
1. The General Assembly of UNEPSA was called to order by
President Jan Janda on October 21, 2003 at 12:00 to 14:00 hrs. A
quorum was declared , with 19 official voting National delegates
present (see list of partricipants) and 7 members of the board of
UNEPSA (Janda, Katz, Schmitz, Holl, Hall, Olah and Ehrich)
2. Prof. Janda welcomed the participants. All members of
UNEPSA had been invited to the meeting, nevertheless, some addresses
changed do to new representatives and several countries did not
answer at all.
3: All participanting persons signed the list of attendance.
The auditors for the financial report were G.Gaedicke and M. Vuralm)
The minutes were taken by the Secretary General Manuel Katz
4. The agenda was unanimously approved by the GA. Jan
Janda informed to the General Assembly that according with the
constitution one bour before the elections five UNEPSA members had
been nominated for the 5 vacancies in the Board (Secretary
General, Treasurer, Vice President and two Members)
5: The minutes of the UNEPSA General Assembly of June 15, 2002
in Prague were approved.
6. Europaediatrics 2003
Manuel Katz reported that so far Europaediatrics 2003 is a
successful congress with almost 1,000 participants coming all over
Europe and even America. In terms of finances the congress is having a
good profit for the organizers. At the academic point of view the
congress offers a verv high level of presentations and sessions. The
participants are very happy (daily session attendance is about 75 % of
the registered participants).
Manuel Katz thanked Professors David
Hall and David Branski for their fantastic job as Chairman and co-Chairman
of the Scientific Committee as well Prof Janda for hosting this
congress and doing a wonderful work.
7. Financial report by Jochen Ehrich:
There is a positive change in the finances of UNEPSA, however, UNEPSA
still has serious problems in collecting the money from different
countries. The last figures regarding dues collected in 2002-3 are
attached. Manuel Katz informed the delegates that the proposed payment
systém which was discussed in Prague at the 2002 General Assembly
should be accepted and put in action starting in 2004.(The scale is
800, 500"300, and 100 Euros) A formal letter will be sent to
countries specifying the amount of money to be paid . This was
8. New memberships
Georgia and Armenia esere accepted as new UNEPSA members.
9. Publishing activities of UNEPSA
Jan Janda gave an outlook about UNEPSA publishing activities. One
paper was published in Pediatrics in 2002 regarding Demography of
Primary care in Europe (Katz et al.) Another paper regarding "Demography
of Renal Paediatric care in Europe" (Ehrich et al.) was finished
and is ready to be sent for publication. Two new pediatric issues for
research esere mentioned and are ready to start : "Demography of
adolescent medicine in Europe" and "Paediatric
gastroenterology in Europe".
10. Election of new UNEPSA council members.
Vacant posts: Secretary General, Treasurer, Vice President and a
member Two members have finished their mandates : Manuel Katz and
Jochen Ehrich. Two members asked to be replaced: David Hall and
Four new delegates esere proposed:
David Branski (Israel)
Mehmet Vuralm( Turkey)
Gerhard Gaedicke (Germany)
Daniele Sommelet (France)
Eva Olah was proposed to be a candidate for becoming Vice-Prasident
11. UNEPSA delegate for IPA
Manuel Katz will continue his duty as UNEPSA delegate for IPA
12. UNEPSA website will be upgraded trying to intensify
the communication between national pediatric societies and UNEPSA.
Jan Vejvalka proposed to conitnue working in this matter.
13. Future congress
The next EUROPAEDIATRICS 2006 will be take place in Barcelona. The
congress president will be Robert Holl and the organizingr company
will be Kenes International.
14. Next PA President elect
It was unanimously accepted that in case only one European candidate
will be proposed for the post; all European countries will support
him/her at the IPA General Assembly in Cancun
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Council Members: Janda, Katz, Ehrich, Holl, Hall, Olah,
Council members representing their countries as delegates