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6th World Congress - Young ESPGHAN Session

Young ESPGHAN session: You are not alonE - Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on PGHAN trainees

COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for the entire world. During one hour we will explore the impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health of medical staff, particularly paediatric gastroenterology trainees. Our speaker, Prof. Peter Scheer will give us useful tips on identifying causes + signs of burnout and his insights on coping strategies to deal with mental exhaustion.

The session will be live, interactive and open to all participants registered to WCPGHAN. Everyone is encouraged to send questions for Prof. Scheer during the session and share their experiences and thoughts.

Speaker: Univ. Prof. Peter Scheer, MD

Peter Scheer studied medicine and philosophy at the University of Vienna. He completed his pediatric training at various hospitals in Vienna. He was the head of the Psychosomatic Division at the University Clinic for Children and Adolescents in Graz, Austria but is now retired. Peter Scheer is a trained psychotherapist (Adlerian), teaching analyst with the Austrian Medical Association, corresponding member to the American Academy for Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, elected member to the Royal Society of Medicine and former member of the executive council of the Austrian Pediatric Society. He co-founded the German Association for Infant Mental Health (GAIMH), member of WAIMH, AACAP and was awarded the Great Medal of Honour by the Governor of Styria and the Austrian Honorary Cross for Science and Arts by the Austrian President. He is guest professor for change management at the Vienna business school and responsible for the post graduate program there.

Peter Scheer's CV is available here.

Please note:

  • The participation is complimentary for all World Congress participants
  • No pre-registration is required.