President's Welcoming Address
I should like to invite you to CIPP VIII, devoted to all aspects of respiratory diseases in children. This year we celebrate the place of our origin, Nice, by returning for our 8th meeting. The meeting is truly international – in Montreal, we had speakers from countries from all over the world, and over 1000 delegates came from 78 countries. In these days of international travel, we all need to know what is happening all over the world, not just in our own back yard. Furthermore, new diseases, and new complications of old diseases, are proving ever more taxing. Our young investigators are producing cutting edge research, keeping the seniors on their toes to try to stay a jump ahead – and research will be reflected in our meeting as before. So I have three specific invitations for everyone reading this.
The first: put the date in your diary, and register early and take advantage of the Early Bird registration discount.
The second: think about your best research, and what your group can present. There will be Young Investigators plenary sessions as before, with great prizes, and also poster sessions and prizes. This is a great opportunity for those starting out on their careers to present their work, have feedback from a large experienced audience, and come away with new ideas and hypotheses to test.
And third: let us know via the website the topics and speakers you would like us to include. The program committee meets in March 2007, and we need to know what is new and exciting from all over the world – so what is going on in your patch, and who is the best person to tell us about it.
See you in Nice!
Andrew Bush, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatric Respirology, Imperial College
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital