Bumbuliene3Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the EURAPAG Executive Board and Lithuanian Organizing Committee, I am delighted to welcome you in the beautiful city of Vilnius for the 14th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.

As the interest in the paediatric and adolescent gynaecology in Lithuania is noticeably increasing, the field is often being discussed not only between gynaecologists and obstetricians but also among general practitioners, pediatricians, urologists, endocrinologists, oncohematologists. Correspondingly, the Congress will reflect and represent research and practice diversity of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology from different perspectives. Participants will have a chance to get in touch with the most recent knowledge, research results and achievements represented by the medical professionals from all around the Europe. The program will focus on children and adolescent gynecological problems. Anyway, there will not be missed the topics of the future generation of the gynaecological professionals and the innovations of the field, as well. Through the insightful discussions and interactive sessions the relevant issues will be discussed in a wide audience and that will be a great opportunity to share the new ideas and find the original solutions.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the organizational experience of all the organizing team of the Congress and not to tell how much efforts they put to ensure the quality of this annual event. I would also like to notice that here in Vilnius we have a lot of enthusiastic and talented young colleagues who contribute the organizational process with pleasure. Without any doubt, the mature lecturers, doctors and professors will enrich the program with significant experience and valuable scientific knowledge too.

Inescapably, together with the Organizing Committee I encourage all young professionals to join our society and participate actively by submitting the oral and poster proposals or showing any other initiatives. As our community is not the biggest one, the participation of the young colleagues will strongly help us to reach the main goal of the Congress. We all seek for a strong union of the European medical professionals working in the field of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. All together we can help patients grow physically and psychologically healthy. However, at first we need to share and gain the vitally important scientific knowledge. As Benjamin Franklin once said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Hopefully, participation at the 14th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology will be one of those wonderful opportunities to invest in the specific scientific knowledge.

I look forward to meeting you all in Vilnius – the host city of EURAPAG 2017!

Zana Bumbuliene
Head of Lithuanian PAG Society
EURAPAG Secretary General