Eastern European Conference on PWS

Posted: March 11, 2009 by anbraro in conferinte
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are organizing the 1st Eastern European Conference on PWS “Multidisciplinary approach in the management of PWS”

and the main themes will be: clinic, genetic and epigenetic aspects in PWS; weight management and behavior therapy.”


We are waiting you to learn together about PWS and to enjoy the beauties of this Transylvanian town. We are looking forward to welcome you again in Romania!

– president RPWA/ RONARD.

Authors are invited to write and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations according to the following instructions:
Instructions for writing abstracts

– abstracts must be submitted in English
– abstracts should not exceed 250 words
– font should be Times New Roman, size 10 pts
– title of the abstract should be written in capital letters (size 12 pts, Times New Roman)
– authors: start a new line and write the last name and first name initial for all authors without titles; underline the name of the presenting author
– start a new line and write the name of the institution, city and country for all authors
– then write down the e-mail address of the author presenting the paper
– abstracts should consist preferably of: aim of the study, methods, results and conclusions
– your abstract will be published exactly as submitted (linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author)
– accepted abstracts and full-text presentation will be published in the supplement of Journal of Paediatrics

Instructions for submitting abstracts

– online submission: maria_puiu@umft.ro
– abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted

Submission Deadline extended to March, 31, 2009

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts will be sent electronically to the corresponding author by Avril 2, 2009
Instructions for Speakers and Poster Presenters
Oral presentations
Invited speakers: 20 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion
Presentation time: 10 minutes plus discussion
Technical equipment
LCD projector will be available for oral presentation.
Speakers are kindly asked to submit their computer presentations one day or at least two hours before their lecture in the preparation room and give them to the technician. Preparation room will be open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Poster presentations
Posters must be written in English.
Poster dimensions: max. 80 cm (width) x 120 cm (height)
Posters will be displayed in the congress area on poster panels. The authors should bring posters in person. Supplies for poster mounting will be provided by the Congressional Service.

Day 1
08:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION

Expected speeches from the Minister of Health of Romania , Medical University of Timisoara, RPWA;

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF PWS – European models, chair FRAMBU + PW No (Norwegian experience)

Characterizing and Understanding the PWS Phenotype
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Genotype
Biological and Environmental Mechanisms associated with the Phenotype of PWS

13:0014:00 LUNCH

14:00-18:30 WORKSHOPS– sharing experience and knowledge Development of Guidelines & Standards, Multidisciplinary management of children with PWS

Workgroup Topics:
• Environmental structure for PWS living
• Communication
• Neurological & psychological
• Cognitive aspects of behavior
• Fitness, sports and motivation
• Training for teachers in PWS
17:00-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

• Nutrition
• Crisis management
• Communication between parents and professionals
• Environmental structure for the work situation
• Aspects of psychological work with PWS

18:30- DINNER

Day 2

9.30 -10.00 GENERAL HEALTH IN PWS (children and adults)

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK


EXPERIENCES ACROSS EUROPE – ways to work together


13:0014:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30

15:30-16:00 Assessment of accessibility to and quality of health and social services for patients with PWS in Europe



17:30 – 18:30
Future collaborative research projects
Cooperation with Eastern European countries


18:30-19:30 DINNER

Deadline for registration :10th April 2009

Registration and information are open on the following website:

  1. dorica says:

    Yes Sussane. We have received your abstracts and we are looking forward to see you again!

  2. jamgogoberb says:

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  3. Susanne Blichfeldt says:

    Hello , I am looking very much forward to the conference, I have sent my registration, hope you have received it?

  4. elutaf says:


    The first record of the city of Timisoara, built on the site of an ancient Roman fortress called Castrum Regium Themes, dates back to 1212. Over the years, Timisoara, the largest city in western Romania, has been influenced by many cultures. The Romans used it as an important crossroads fortress until the Tatars destroyed it in the 13th century. Conquered by Turkish armies in 1552, Timisoara remained under their protection until 1718 when the region of Banat came under Austrian rule for two centuries. Timisoara later became a vital medieval commercial and manufacturing town. Turks, Austrians, Germans and Serbs all left their mark and their influence can be seen in neighborhoods throughout the city even today.

    The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the Bega River, lies in its distinct architectural character and vibrant cultural life. Frequently referred to as “Little Vienna,” Timisoara is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife. A progressive, cosmopolitan place, Timisoara was the first city in Europe and second in the world after New York, to use electricity to illuminate its public streets.

    Thanks to a Mediterranean climate, life is best observed outdoors, in the many public squares and lush green retreats. Timisoara is easy to explore on foot. If you get tired, a tram will be along in a moment; the system is fast, frequent and efficient.

    Timisoara abounds with churches of several denominations, a Jewish quarter, an elegant baroque square and a pedestrian-only downtown area. Some of the monuments in the heart of the city afford panoramic views, while the many parks in this “city of flowers” provide an idyllic spot to take a break from sightseeing.

    Interesting facts:

    Timisoara was the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams (in 1869) and electrical street lighting (in 1889);
    Timisoara was built on a swamp; the Metropolitan Cathedral has 5000 oaks supports underneath it;
    Johnny Weissmuller, Hollywood’s original Tarzan, was born here.

    Some of the city’s most interesting sites are its elegant baroque buildings, spread around town and particularly along the main square, Piata Victoriei, which stretches from Opera Square (Piata Operei) to Loga Boulevard.

    The focal point is the towering Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedrala Ortodoxa Mitropolitana) at the south side of the square. Built between 1936 and 1946, its green and red roof tiles are arranged in a mosaic design. In front of the Cathedral is a memorial to those who lost their lives during the 1989 Revolution which overthrew Communist rule.

    The Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution (Muzeul Revolutiei) offers a full insight into the revolution in Timisoara.

  5. Dorica Dan says:

    Deadline for registration :10th April 2009

    Registration and information are open on the following website:

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