19TH ISPCAN INTENATIONAL CONGRESS ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
9-12 September 2012
It’s a great pleasure for the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and the Turkish Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (TSPCAN) to invite you to Turkey for the19th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held in Istanbul on September 09 – 12, 2012.
TSPCAN, founded in 1988, has been actively working for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Turkey. In 2001, we organized the 8th ISPCAN European Conference in Istanbul. TSPCAN became a National Partner of ISPCAN in 2006. This time, we would like to welcome you again to Istanbul for the 19th ISPCAN International Congress.
Our Congress theme is: “Every Child Matters: Promoting Local, National and International Partnerships for Protecting Children”. Decades of work on child abuse and neglect have shown that the most effective way to deal with this multifaceted problem is through integrating our resources and efforts. It is hoped that this Congress will focus on the concept of partnership and discover the best ways to integrate human resources to prevent, detect and effectively intervene with child abuse and neglect.
Istanbul is one of the most magical and enchanting cities of the world. The two continents of Europe and Asia meet and embrace here across the Bosphorus, carrying with them unique flavors of the Orient and the Occident. Since the dawn of time, Istanbul has been a meeting place of people from different religions and cultures, people who came together and learned to live in peace and harmony.
We are looking forward to welcoming participants from all countries to this exciting city in September 2012.
With Best Regards
|Figen Sahin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Gazi University – Ankara – Turkey
Congress Co-Chair (Turkey LOC)
|Joan Van Niekerk
Congress Co-Chair (ISPCAN)