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The Challenged Child,  International Conference on Child Health, Development and Welfare,

2-4 December 2019 .    Jerusalem, Israel


Dear colleagues:

We invite you to participate in the 5th International Conference on Child Health, Development and Welfare taking place at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on December 2-4, 2019.

The contemporary issues that will be discussed include: Raising a child with a chronic disease or disability, therapeutic uses of cannabis in children, long-term outcomes of prematurity, child abuse and neglect, long-term challenges of adoption, autism, pediatric palliative care, displaced children, immigration, growing up under the specter of war or terrorism,  screening for addiction, medical clowns, new treatments for rare diseases sex, screens and media among children.


Clinicians, researchers and therapists from the fields of medicine, allied healthcare disciplines, education, social work, psychology and rehabilitation sciences will gather in Jerusalem to discuss a wide range of issues challenging children and adolescents.

The conference is set in Jerusalem – a city of old and new. Jerusalem will provide the appropriate setting for a conference that will blend innovation with tradition.

Please submit your abstracts o the scientific committee at:   [email protected]

Details for registration may be found on the conference website:

Looking forward to see you in Jerusalem in December.

Eitan Kerem, Joav Merrick, Ariel Tenenbaum and Isaiah Wexler

Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah University Medical Center, Center for Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Mt Scopus and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel



Email: [email protected]

Phone: +972-50-6901112


The Hadassah Pediatric Chronic Disease Center located at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Campus is dedicated to assisting children and their families to cope with the challenges of chronic disease. The multidisciplinary staff provides holistic and integrated care with the emphasis on providing state of the art therapeutics with culturally appropriate and psychosocially oriented caring.  A special focus of the Center is fostering peaceful co-existence which is so important in a region that is war-torn.

The Center has multiple units specializing in specific diseases including cystic fibrosis, feeding disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, Down’s syndrome, diabetes, intellectual disabilities, adoption and rheumatologic disorders.   Most recently, the Center has opened a Supportive and Palliative Care Unit which assists families in coping with children with complex medical conditions that are life-threatening.