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2nd ENTeR-chILD Conference Beograd

Dear Colleague and friend

We have the pleasure to may invite to the second conference of the COST Action ENTeR-chILD (COST Action CA 16125). The meeting will be held in Belgrade, Serbia; 1st – 3rd November 2018.  You can find your session in the attached preliminary programme.

There are a lot of details in this email so please read to the end, and take action.

This second meeting of the COST Action will provide the opportunity to review different disease and presentations of chILD and discuss difficult cases and current state of the art in the field of interstitial lung diseases, share ideas and make contacts for future plans and research projects in the chILD field. The meeting will contain numerous presentations on chILD and adult ILD. The different workgroups will have the opportunity to work close with their colleagues to start working on the requested outcomes of the project.  plans. In addition to plenary talks, a substantial amount of time has been reserved for oral presentations by young and senior members of the COST Action; these talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. An interactive poster session will be organised. The Conference programme will be finalised upon selection of the oral presentations. 

Your presence during the whole conference will be appreciated as we want to stimulate rich discussion during the sessions and also provide opportunity for informal interaction between experts and young scientists.

Please, confirm your acceptance of this invitation as soon as possible to child.italia@gmail.com . Once we get your confirmation, we shall register you for the meeting. If you need a travel grant please let us know asap.

Travel grants: Travel grants will be provided to participants from all COST participating countries based on the availability of funding. First comes, fist being served. We do however need to have a gender and country balance within the conference so it organising comity can decide not to grant to many participants from the same country is funding is coming short. Participants with abstracts accepted for poster and or oral presentations will be preferred.

Abstracts: You are invited to submit the abstract(s) of your talk(s).Abstracts are limited to 300 words (excluding affiliations), and should fit on one page. Abstracts will be published in the Open Access report of the Conference. Please, note that by submitting the abstract you agree with its publication. Abstract submission will be open until 30th  September only by mail (child.italia@gmail.com)

Working group meetings: Each Working Group will have the possibility to meet duringthe conference and start working on the different projects. Please let us know how many persons will participate and if you need any technical support. Please keep us informed (child.italia@gmail.com)

Booking of hotel rooms and travel: All delegates including invited speakers are responsible for booking their own accommodation and arranging transport. You can book accommodation in the attached accommodations (approx. EUR 60-100) by sending the registration form or email to belgradecost@gmail.com.

Reimbursement: According to COST rules the Management Committee members , the invited speakers and chairs and invited participants  are entitled to the reimbursement of travel and accommodation. You will obtain a link to the e-COST reimbursement system at the time of the registration. Please check eligible costs in the COST vademecum page 23-27 (http://www.cost.eu/participate).

For questions about the programme or reimbursements please contact child.italia@gmail.com 

We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade

Best wishes

Deborah Snijders (Chair ENTeR-chILD) and  Zorica Zivkovic (Host Organiser)