BPSU - International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU)

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The BPSU is a founding member of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU). INoPSU's mission is the advancement of knowledge of uncommon childhood infections and disorders and the participation of paediatricians in surveillance on a national and international basis.

In the early 1990s, units which followed the BPSU methodology were developed in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Malaysia. There are now units in 13 countries worldwide.

INoPSU was launched in 1998 at a meeting in Canada of the 10 founding national units. The first INoPSU conference was held in Ottawa in 2000 and are now held every two years.

Since its conception, 10,000 clinicians covering a child population of 50 million have helped investigate over 200 rare conditions.

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