Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure and honor to invite you to participate in the 1th Congress of Paediatric Association of the Balkan which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on June 11-13, 2013.

For that meeting in Istanbul, we are partnering with the Turkish Pediatric Association who will be holding their annual congress at the same time (49th Congress of Turkish Pediatric Association).

 International Association for Adolescent Health 10th World Congress will also take place during Balkan congress.

Istanbul is one of the most magical and enchanting sites of UNESCO World heritage bridging Asia and Europe. It is endowed with unrivaled beauty complimented by unique harmony of ancient and contemporary, oriental and occidental. The city is located at the crossroads of civilizations and is the only major city in the world built on two continents. It bridges Europe and Asia geographically and culturally. The history of the city dates back 8,000 years, and having been the capital for three successive great empires, Eastern Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman, it has been a melting pot for various cultures and religions.

The main topics of the congress will be "functional nutrition, allergic disorders, newborn health and diseases and adolescent health" and many other issues.

We aim to exceed the well-established superior quality of the previous meetings, and make this meeting a memorable and rewarding experience for all participants.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul to enjoy the famous Turkish hospitality.

With warmest regards,

Prof. Dr. Haluk ÇOKUĞRAŞ
President of 1st Congress & Paediatric Association of the Balkan