Dear colleagues,

It’s our privilege, to welcoming you to the 9th South East European Congress of Perinatal Medicine (SEESPM) and the 7th Ian Donald Advanced Course of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Tirana – Albania.

The SEESPM, founded in 2002, is a scientific organization on perinatal medicine and includes the perinatal societies of 13 countries in southeast Europe, which covers a large geographical area from Slovenia and Moldavia through Turkey and Cyprus. Specifically cooperating Perinatal Societies are from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Moldavia, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

The Ian Donald School was founded on 1972 and is designed to address the needs of a clinicians with interest in diagnostic ultrasound, who seek additional knowledge and practice in recent sonographic developments in both obstetrics and gynecology. There are 130 ID School branches worldwide.

Perinatal medicine has a major implication not only for the individuals but also for the societies. The philosophy of this societies is not based only to the exchange of expertise between Obstetricians, Neonatologists and any staff dealing with birth, but especially on friendship. Nevertheless, we need to expand our societies, increase cooperation’s between the member countries and be able to draw our won perinatal results.

Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania and offers visitors a unique experience. It has a range of tourist attractions that make the city famous for tourism. Tirana is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, a plethora of beautiful churches, mosques and lush parks. It was found as a city 1614. The center of Tirana was the project of two great architects of the Mussolini period. You can walk between sights such as Skanderbeg Square’s, Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Sahat-Kulla (Clock Tower), the Ministries buildings, the National Bank and the Puppet Theater, once home to King Zog’s Parliament.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Tirana!

The President of SEESPM
Prof. Nikolaos Papantoniou

The Director of International ID School
Prof. Asim Kurjak

The President of the Congress
Prof. Orion Gliozheni