4. President’s report. Tom Stiris welcomed everyone and thanked them for their work. He discussed various thoughts about how the society might progress. This included the EAP activities (around advocacy for children and educational opportunities) and the role of the UEMS (addressing training requirements and examinations), and how those aims would best be achieved.
It was agreed that working groups such as the Rare Diseases group, that were representing the view of the EAP in other forums, should continue to present their discussions to the GA.There was a feeling that the primary, secondary and tertiary group issues overlapped and that there may be value in rearranging those meetings.
It was agreed that greater representation from trainees would be beneficial. National delegates were encouraged to appoint a national trainee delegate who would be encouraged to attend the meetings.
The President finished by welcoming the two new national delegates from Finland and Malta