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Greetings from the Congress President

Dear all members of the Korean Pediatric Society,
Hello. I am Byung-Kyu Suh from the Catholic University of Korea, and I am honored to be serving as the president of the society for the year 2020.

I would like to thank all members for giving me such an important mission to serve as the president of the Korean Pediatric Society, which has over 70 years of tradition and history. It is personally a great honor and at the same time an enormous responsibility.
Looking back on its long history faced with multiple difficulties and challenges, I believe that the Korean Pediatric Society has grown into what it is today, thanks to the devoted efforts and sacrifices of senior members as well as the passion and love of all members. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all senior and members of the Korean Pediatric Society for your efforts to date.

As you probably know, the purpose of this society is to reinforce academic research in pediatrics, improve the health of children and adolescents, and promote unity and the rights and interests of our members. I would devote myself to the development of our society by discussing all general affairs and matters of the society with the chairman of the board and standing directors while listening attentively to the opinions and feedback from members of each branch. Furthermore, I will do my best efforts to develop academic research in our society, promote education and training on expertise, cooperate closely with the many pediatric divisions, promote global academic exchange, and propose external activities and national policies by actively discussing every detail with the executives of the society.

Now we will be confronted many difficulties with changing medical environment in Korea. Low birth rates of Korea and a decrease in child population have become critical issues for the nation. The government's policy to increase health insurance coverage is being relatively expanded in the meantime, adding more burdens to many of our members who are striving quietly for children's health. Currently, the members of the Korean Pediatric Society have many varied jobs-location and thus may have different interests. I will do my best to gather the different opinions of our members to bring harmony and unity. While the issues pending cannot be resolved immediately, once we all come together and participate in unity, we should be able to see good results soon. Please share your wisdom for active participation and harmony among all members.

Finally, let me share some news about the recent conference. The 69th Meeting of the Korean Pediatric Society (KPS) was held successfully in Seoul on October 24. There was a special feature titled Forum to Solve the Problem of Low Birth Rates and Promote Pediatric Health based on the Life Cycle, publicizing efforts by pediatric specialists to solve the problem of low birth rates. Moreover, the Three-year Project to Promote Pediatric Health was also announced and received great attention and anticipation. The 70th Meeting of the KPS will be held next year in Cheongju on April 24, 2020, on the topic Nutritional Imbalance and Metabolic Diseases of Children and Adolescents, a topic that has recently received much attention. Your participation and support will be greatly appreciated.

Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow members for conferring on me the great honor to serve as the president of the Korean Pediatric Society. I look forward to your warm support and active participation. Thank you.

Byung-Kyu Suh, MD, PhD
President, Korean Pediatric Society

Greetings from the Chairman of the Executive Board

Welcome to the Korean Pediatrics Society homepage
Distinguished members of The Korean Pediatrics Society,

Under difficult circumstances caused by the rapidly changing medical environment and the frequent use of the term "ultra-low birth rate countries" with relation to South Korea, I would like to express my respect and gratitude toward the members of our Society who work hard to protect the health of children and adolescents.

Our Society has witnessed remarkable progress due to the hard work of many industry seniors and fellow members despite numerous difficulties. With a different scope of application for our work, we must now fulfill our social responsibilities and contribute to medical treatment, education, and research. To this end, the 17th executive team, which was newly formed in November 2018, has been executing our responses to the changed demands and discussing, preparing, and implementing methods for further developments in our Society. First, we formed a special committee for future development with professor Son Moon Shin serving as the chairman. To protect the health of children and adolescents from harmful environments, which was the primary topic of the 69th Spring Conference, we have established an environmental health research committee with Professor Ji Tae Chung at the College of Medicine, Korea University, who serves as the Chairman. This committee is expected to play a pivotal role in research and associated activities at the societal level in this field. In terms of growth and development, which is the foundation of pediatrics, we have also invited Professor Young Hun Kim at the College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea to chair the development committee and he has already held a workshop under the committee.

In addition, we are developing and refining systems one-by-one to effectively conduct numerous activities, encompassing academic, educational, research, administrative, and social activities, that the Society must accomplish, such as revamping its website.

I sincerely request members' participation and support in the various projects that we believe will highlight the advancement of the Society as well as enhance the status of the members and the efforts of the new executive team.

Thank you.

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