10th World Congress on Conductive Education (Budapest, 22-26 May 2020)
“The Conductor: „Attitude, Occupation, Profession”
President of the Congress: Béla Merkely
International András Pető Association (IPA)
András Pető Faculty – Semmelweis University (APF)



We are pleased to invite you to the next General Assembly of the International Pető András Association of the Conductive Education System, which has been scheduled for 24th May 2019 11:00 am.

Venue: Semmelweis University András Pető Faculty, Kútvölgyi út 8, 1125 Budapest.

1.    Approval of report on last year
2.    Approval of plan for 2019
3.    Report on preparations for the 10th World Congress on Conductive Education
4.    Congratulations to Honorary President Dr. Erzsébet Balogh on receiving the József Szénásy Commemorative Medal
We look forward to your attendance. In case you have not paid your annual membership fee, you are kindly requested to do so.

Best regards,

Éva Feketéné Szabó on behalf of the Executive Board

balog2-200x300The Hungarian Society of Child Neurology held its 43rd scientific meeting between 4th and 6th April 2019 in Lillafüred. Major topics of the conference included neurological rehabilitation. The András Pető Faculty was represented by Dr. Erzsébet Balogh, retired Assistant Director for Science and Medicine and Head of Department at the former Pető Institute who delivered presentations. In recognition of her work she was awarded the József Szénásy Commemorative Medal in the conference.

In the conference which had great professional interest, Dr Balogh presented the possibilities of neurorhabilitation according to Pető and specificities of conductive pedagogy in athetoid cerebral palsy.
In the event Dr. Attila Szabó, Vice Rector of Semmelweis University and Frigyesné Farkasvölgyi, Director of Medicina Publishing House presented a new book entitled Child Neurology edited by Dr. Katalin Hollódy.
Professor József Szénásy set up the first department of paediatric neurosurgery in Hungary, played a pioneering role in training and care and in establishing the diagnosis and aftercare of neurosurgical diseases. Respecting his outstanding professional and human personality, the prestigious recognition, given by the management of the Hungarian Society of Child Neurology, is awarded annually to neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists who have achieved outstanding results in paediatric neurology or related organisational activities.

Dr. Erzsébet Balogh worked for two decades at the Department of Child Neurology at the Pál Heim Hospital, and another twenty years at the András Pető Institute of Conductive Education for the Motor Disabled and Conductor Training College as head of department and assistant director. During her retirement years, she continues as an active and committed honorary professional with the Faculty and as the Honorary President of the International Pető Association.

We congratulate Dr. Balogh on the award!

(Zsófia Vona, semmelweis.hu/pak)

The 10th World Congress on Conductive Education will take place in Budapest in May 2020. A meeting of the Executive Committee and a general assembly of the International Pető Association is planned to be held parallel with the Congress. Similar to previous Congresses, it is the endeavour of the Executive Committee to make the final decision regarding the organisation of the subsequent, the 11th World Congress on this occasion.

The Executive Committee of the International Pető Association is pleased to invite organisations to submit applications to host the 11th World Congress on Conductive Education. Applications should include all essential details of the applicant and of the possible partner organisation(s)

Read more: Call for applications to organise the 11th World Congress on Conductive Education
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