Honoured colleagues, dear friends!
With pleasure I invite you to the XVII. AIFREF Congress that will take place in May 2017 in Prague. After many years of collaboration with the members of this international association and also years of mutual inspiration and enrichment, I too have the honour of personally partaking in the organization of this regular specialist gathering. The theme we have chosen concerns, as it is the tradition, child development. The congress named ‘Quality of life of the child today’ offers many topics for contemporary thought and I am looking forward to your presentations and also the collective informal discussion that will follow. A line of great experts have promised their participation and I believe that the event will also be a chance for members of the association to get to know more specialist work of colleagues from Central Europe. The congress will take place in the historic spaces of Charles University, only a few tens of metres from the Old Town Square and Prague astronomical clock.
Prague tends to be the most beautiful in spring, decorated by blooming gardens and parks. The International Prague Spring Festival will take place at the same time as the congress and it offers remarkable musical experiences in immemorial palaces and also concert halls with a unique atmosphere. The location of the congress is an opportunity for a rich social programme.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Prof. PhDr. Lenka Šulová, CSc.
Prague, 5. 9. 2016