We are pleased to invite you to the 17th International Workshop on Neonatology and Pediatrics (virtual Edition) - Cagliari, Italy. This follows the success of the previous editions which saw the overall presence of about 11,500 participants. This 17th Workshop is an important milestone and is recognized by national and international scientific societies. Some of the world’s most renowned specialists from more than 60 different countries have been present in Cagliari in these years. They have created a network of scientific and human relations that have changed, improved and enriched us all. In 2019 the meeting was followed by the 40th Congress of the Union of Middle- Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies (UMEMPS), founded 60 years ago. The title of this year workshop, “The future is now” underscores the trajectory that assistance, research and teaching will follow in the coming years, in an integrated way with adult medicine, taking into account what happened or is still going to happen. A view into the future of perinatology, neonatology and paediatrics through debates and shared experiences. This year the proceedings of the Workshop will be published in the “Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine” (JPNIM), which is now also in- dexed in Scopus and Web of Science, official Journal of UENPS (Union European Neona- tal and Perinatal Societies), UMEMPS (Union Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies), Portuguese Society of Neonatology, Hellenic Society of Neonatology, Hellenic Society of Perinatal Medicine, Italian-Romanian Pediatric Society and Italian Neonatal Nur- sing Society. In past years the journals were “Medical and Surgical Pediatrics”, “Journal of Chemotherapy”, “Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine”, “Clinica Chimica Acta” and JPNIM. Over the years, the Workshop has made its impression on science and has promoted a lively discussion in an always serene and extremely constructive atmosphere. This year’s meeting is organized in collaboration with IPA (International Pediatric Association, UMEMPS (Union Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies), UENPS (Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies), SIP (Italian Society of Pediatrics) SIN (Italian Society of Neonatology), HSPM (Hellenic Society of Perinatal Medicine). The different sections are focused on the latest developments in different fields of Neonatology and Pediatrics, towards a personalized medicine, anticipating the new frontiers of practice and research and with the participation of famous experts of different countries. The meeting is dedicated to neonato- logists, pediatricians, obstetricians, perinatologists, pathologists, laboratory researchers and all those who work with the newborns.
We look forward to welcoming you to this traditional appointment to discuss topics of the present and keep us up to date on the latest results, both in clinical practice and research in Neonatology and Pediatrics. We hope in the next year to guest you again in presence in Cagliari.