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International Symposium 'Children in the pandemic'

We cordially invite you to our International Symposium 'Children in the Pandemic', organized by the University Hospital of Cologne and supported by the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin – DGKJ).

We are delighted to announce that this meeting will take place online on September 24th, 2021 from 2 to 5 pm CEST.

The symposium will provide cross-disciplinary understanding of the role of children and adolescents in the  COVID-19 pandemic and discuss current challenges.

For German participants 4 credit points in category A from the ‚Ärztekammer Nordrhein‘ are applied.


  • 14:00-14:05 Welcome
  • 14:05-14:25 TEST STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN, Prof. Dr. Florian Klein, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne
  • 14:25-14:35 Discussion
  • 14:35-14:55 MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN (MIS-C), Dr. med. Jakob Armann, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden
  • 14:55-15:05 Discussion
  • 15:05-15:25 QUALITY OF LIFE & MENTAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, Prof. Dr. Stephan Bender, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne
  • 15:25-15:35 Discussion
  • 15:35-15:45 Break
  • 15:45-16:05 VACCINATION OF CHILDREN, Prof. Dr. Beate Kampmann, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London 
  • 16:05-16:15 Discussion
  • 16:15-16:30 Outlook Symposium 2022


  • University Hospital of Cologne
  • University of Cologne

Inviting Institutions

  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, Psychotherapy
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Pediatrics and Adolescents
  • Institute for Genetics, CECAD
  • Institute of Virology

Supported by

  • German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine