City of Nis (Naissus)
“River Nisava”


Two Early Christian churches have been excavated, both built simultaneously sometime after 378. The first church was unearthed in 2000, when a monogram of Jesus was found. Only 8 metres south of the first, a second church was excavated in 2007, among the findings was a bronze ring with a cross. The findings are evidence of Mediana being a highly Christian community.

Opening Ceremony

03.05-2020. 11:00  – 13:00

Ensamble Creativo 11.00-11:15
Opening Speech 11:15-11:30
Plenary speech 11:30-12:20
Cocktail 12.20-13:00

Relaxing Hotel Ambience

Bring only good memories from this place!

New City Hotel

Uvažene kolege,

Honored colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 7th Congress of the Association of the Preventive Pediatrics of Serbia will be held April 3-5, 2020, at Hotel New City in Niš, Serbia.
Like every year, this is an opportunity to gain important professional connections and add to our knowledge about the importance and possibilities of prevention in childhood.
It’s our special pleasure to inform you that this year we are organizing two parallel sessions, Serbian and international, with many current themes which haven’t been covered in previous congresses.

We will also continue organizing workshops during the Congress. The theme for this year’s workshops is “Introduction to Meta-analysis,” a method currently growing in popularity in scientific medical research.

There will be an interesting round table session on the theme “New and old indications for giving probiotics. Are all probiotics the same?” This is accredited with 12 CME points.

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Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof Bojko Bjelakovic
Clinic of Pediatrics, Clinical Centre Nis

Prof Marina Atanaskovic Markovic 
University Children’s Hospital of Belgrade, Serbia

Prof Ljiljana Saranac
Clinic of Pediatrics, Clinical Centre Nis

Congress Program

Program subject to change.

Invited speakers

Prof. Claudia Stefanutti is Head of Extracorporeal Therapeutic Techniques, Lipid Clinic and Atherosclerosis Prevention Centre, Department of Molecular Medicine and Department of Immunohematology and TransfusionMedicine. She is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University ‘Sapienza’ of Rome. She is FullMember of the International Society of Cytokines(2010) and European Board Trustee of the International Society for Apheresis (2011). She leaded the Italian Multicenter Study on LDL-apheresis Working Group (2006-2012), and recently (2012) she has founded the MultidisciplinaryInternational Group for Hemapheresis Therapy and Metabolic Disturbances Contrast (MIGHTYMEDIC).

Prof. Maciej Banach was an Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (2010-2012). He is a President of Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute (PMMHRI) in Lodz, Head of Cardiovascular Research Centre at University of Zielona Gora, full Professor of Cardiology at the Medical University of Lodz (MUL) and PMMHRI and Head of Department of Hypertension at the MUL, Lodz, Poland. He is member of the Executive Committee of European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) working as an Advisor in Matters related to European Union Relations/Contacts, and the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) Regional Federation Executive Committee Member for Europe. He is a Founder and Head of the Polish Lipid Association (PoLA), the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group, and the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). Prof. Banach has published over 800 papers (number of citations >18.000, IH>60).

Prof. Kurt Widhalm was awarded from the University of Vienna and specialized in pediatrics, working in the department of pediatrics. He has held appointments in pediatrics, obesity, lipid disorders and medical nutrition, working and studying both in Austria, as well as Germany, USA, Australia and Brazil.In 2003, he became Full Professor of clinical nutrition and Head of Department of Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Vienna. Prof. Widhalm has also held esteemed positions on committees and boards including past president positions at the Austrian Lipid Society and the Federation of European Societies of Nutrition (FENS), and has been President of the European Association for Research in Obese Children (EAROC) since 2007. Prof. Widhalm has published over 350 scientific papers, as well as books, and is on the editorial board of several journals.

Prof Ketty Peris is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association of Dermato-oncology (EADO), Member of the European Dermatology Forum and of the Italian Society of Dermatology (SIDeMaST) National Representative of the Euromelanoma Group

Prof Marina Atanaskovic-Markovic is a Chair of Drug Allergy interset group at EAACI and vice president of the Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Serbia (UAKIS). She is a associate editor of journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and member of the Editorial board of Journal of the World allergic Organization. She has more than 200 publications on allergy and pediatrics (scientific papers, book chapters and monographs), and her research output has been highly cited over 800 times. She is invited to speak at major national and international meetings. She is also a member of the Serbian Medical Society, Pediatric Association of Serbia, UAKI (Serbian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology) and a member of International and National societies such as EAACI (European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology), ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology), BSACI (British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology), WAO (World Allergy Organization), ENDA (European Network for Drug Allergy and WONDA (World Network for Drug Allergy).

Prof Ljiljana Saranac is Chief of Dpt of Endocrinology at Pediatric Clinic of University Clinical Centre Nis. Her special clinical interests include thyroid, pituitary disorders, childhood diabetes and neuroregulatory mechanisms involved in obesity. She lectured as a symposia speaker of numerous national and international meetings and post-graduate courses. More than 140 publications, 21 CC publications, 174 SCI citations. Reviewer for Eur J Endocrinol and JPEM, Pediatrics Today, Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics and Editor-In-Chief for Facta Universitatis Series Medicine and Biology, the official University journal in Nis. She serves as Associate Editor for International Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. Awarded for scientific contribution in 2009 for the monograph „Thyroid Disorders in Childhood“- by Serbian Ministry of Science and Technology. One of the founders and Vice President of the Serbian Association for Preventive Pediatrics in 2013. Member of Serbian Medical Association, European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), GH&IGF Research Society and European Thyroid Association (ETA).