The Public Affairs committee coordinates the relations between ESPGHAN and public structures, international agencies, other scientific societies and any other stakeholder, with the aim to raise awareness and to contribute to the solution of problems related to PGHN.
Function and Purpose
Raising awareness among the public and relevant organizations for issues and challenges in the area of PGHN, in particular on child health, conditions of clinical practice and research, in particular by – but not limited to:
These interactions will always be discussed with and performed in agreement with the ESPGHAN Executive Council.
The Chair and the secretary (acts as deputy chair) are elected by the Committee members and are ratified by the Council. Members receive a three years mandate which is renewable once. At the end of the first three years only half of members should be renewed.
The PAC meets at least twice a year, one being at the annual meeting, and has at least 2 teleconferences a year. If necessary, the chair may convene additional meetings during the year. A report is released to the general secretary at least 4 weeks prior to the winter Council meetings.
ESPGHAN Patient and Parent Policy 2018