This is a list of the main conference topics. However, the conference scientific committee will accept  abstracts for symposiums and oral presentations on other topics relevant to the Challenged Child.

  • Raising a child with a chronic disease or disability
  • Therapeutic uses of cannabis in children
  • Long-term outcomes of prematurity
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Long-term challenges of adoption
  • Autism
  • Pediatric palliative care displaced children
  • Immigration
  • Growing up under the specter of war or terrorism
  • Screening for addiction
  • Medical clowns
  • New treatments for rare diseases
  • Screens and media among children


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The Hadassah Pediatric Chronic Disease Center located at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Campus is dedicated to assisting children and their families to cope with the challenges of chronic disease. The multidisciplinary staff provides holistic and integrated care with the emphasis on providing state of the art therapeutics with culturally appropriate and psychosocially oriented caring.  A special focus of the Center is fostering peaceful co-existence which is so important in a region that is war-torn.

The Center has multiple units specializing in specific diseases including cystic fibrosis, feeding disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, Down’s syndrome, diabetes, intellectual disabilities, adoption and rheumatologic disorders.   Most recently, the Center has opened a Supportive and Palliative Care Unit which assists families in coping with children with complex medical conditions that are life-threatening.