Last Update : January 27, 2000

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President Welcoming Address


Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to invite you to CIPP IV, the fourth International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology.

This congress will be held in Nice, France, February 21-24, 2000 and will be organized by the "Poumon et Enfance" Association (Lung & Childhood Association).

Over a three- days period, both the fundamental and practical aspects of the latest developments in pediatric respiratory diseases will be discussed by outstanding lecturers. Many symposia, seminars and workshops on selected topics will provide you with opportunities to meet the experts in specific fields. Slide communications and poster sessions will enable participants to present their original contributions. Moreover, since one of the objectives of CIPPs is to provide a forum for discussion between developed and developing countries, several sessions will be entirely devoted to "North-South" and "East-West" dialogues.

CIPP IV will also be an opportunity for participants to visit a large exhibition where major companies will present their pharmaceutical products, supplies and services designed for pediatric respiratory care.

I am sure you will enjoy your stay on the French Riviera in the year 2000. Located 6 kms from the Nice international airport connecting it to main cities world wide, Nice is renowned for its prestigious Acropolis Convention Center and excellent hotel facilities. Moreover, thanks to a very mild climate in February, several festivals (Nice Carnival, Menton Citrus Festival) take place annually at this time in Nice and its surroundings.

All members of the Organizing Committee are working hard to offer you a great scientific program and social activities which will hopefully fulfil your wishes. I am very grateful to members of Consultative Boards for their participation and suggestions.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I wish you a fruitful and enjoyable CIPP IV. I look forward to welcoming you in Nice.

Yours sincerely,

Alain Grimfeld, MD

President, CIPP IV

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