Dear Colleagues,,

It is a great pleasure to announce the 3rd National Congress of Pediatric Orthopedics which will be held by Association of Children's Orthopedics from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Swissôtel Ankara Our future strives to make our children grow up healthy and to do what is best for them. We are aware of our responsibility to our children, who make up 35% of our population. We strive to raise awareness of pediatric orthopedics and to increase the existing interest.

We'll realize the year that one month after our congress, the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and the National Sovereignty and Children's Day, which Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk presented to children all over the world, was also celebrated on the 100th Anniversary. The coincidence of such a meaningful date of our Congress will remind us once again of the need and importance of the protection of children's health and the development of standards of care.

It is one of our important tasks to widen the horizons of our young colleagues and young researcher friends who are ready to give their heart to pediatric orthopedics and to encourage their curiosity and research desires. Once determining the international lecturers who we invited to our congress, we took care to have colleagues who emphasized these features and specifications.

The participation of our esteemed colleagues is very important for having an efficient and memorable congress where we can benefit from the experience of our experienced and valued colleagues and to listen and learn new studies.

As a family of Child Orthopedics, we are very honored to invite you to our congress and we welcome you with respect.

Sincerely,



Assoc. Prof. Ayşegül Bursalı
Congress President

Prof. Dr. Hasan Hilmi Muratlı
President of Association