Meeting Information

The “Hot Topics” meetings are held in alternate years when the main EPA-UNEPSA scientific meeting, EUROPAEDIATRICS, is not taking place." The EPA-UNEPSA International Council has chosen NUTRITION and RARE DISEASES as the main topics for the Hot Topics series starting in 2023. The structure of the meeting, which focuses the audience's attention on selected topics, and its innovative format, which includes evidence-based data (EBD) versus real-world evidence (RWE), debates on the pros and cons, and hands-on "hands on" courses, will encourage the presence of a large number of participants from all over Europe and the Balkans, with the number of participants in subsequent meeting in the series further growing. The need for an interactive scientific program on trending and pressing topics, open to debate with other disciplines or within the pediatric discipline itself, has prompted EPA-UNEPSA to plan and implement the Hot Topics meetings each year. The meetings will offer sessions on very selectively chosen topics, which will be discussed by high-profile experts. To facilitate fruitful interaction and a productive learning atmosphere between participants and speakers and among participants themselves, the 3-day Hot Topics program will be held in a single meeting room during the 3-day meeting and will not be divided into parallel sessions. Finally, the limited number of high-level speakers, 8-10 per session, will further contribute to realize a perfect master classes atmosphere.

Meeting Dates

The Hot Topics will be held between 05-08 October 2023.

Meeting Venue

Crowne Plaza Belgrade Crowne Plaza® Belgrade hotel is in the heart of the New Belgrade business district, with direct access to the Sava Centar congress centre. It is a ten minutes' drive from city centre attractions like Belgrade Fortress, set beside the Sava and Danube Rivers. Don't miss the majestic Orthodox Hram Svetog Save or Saint Sava Temple, with its soaring dome. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is 15 minutes away by car.

Location & Arrival Information

Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Vladimira Popovica 10, Belgrade, 11070 | Serbia
+ 381-11-2204004
Parking and Transportation
Check-in: 3PM Check-out: 12PM Minimum Check-in Age: 18

Airport Shuttle

There is no Airport Shuttle available at this hotel.

Local Shuttle

There is no Local Area Shuttle available at this hotel.


Onsite Parking Available The Crowne Plaza Belgrade is ideally located in the central business district of New Belgrade. Only 13 km from the International Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla.


The official language of the meeting is English.

Registration and Information Services

Registration desk will be functioning at the following hours:
05 October 2023 (Thursday) 14:00 - 20:00
06 October 2023 (Friday) 08:00 - 18:00
07 October 2023 (Saturday) 08:00 - 18:00

Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks". For further information and terms-conditions, please visit Registration page.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.


Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the meeting activities.

Speaker's Ready Room

Speakers’ Ready Room will be located at the meeting venue and will be operating during the meeting with its high technology equipment.