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ISPCAN Announces New Councilor

Wednesday, February 23, 2011  
Posted by: ISPCAN
It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Dr. Loveleen Kacker as Councilor due to her increased time commitments in her professional career in India. We are pleased that Dr. Kacker will remain active with ISPCAN in supporting the IXth ISPCAN Asia/Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held 6 - 9 October 2011, in New Delhi, India.

In accordance with ISPCAN's Standing Orders, paragraph 4.50, the next available candidate from the previous Councilor election conducted by the membership will be offered a position for the remainder of the vacant term, which runs to September 2014.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Almuneef from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been offered and accepted the vacant Councilor position, which is effective immediately. Maha Almuneef, MD, FAAP, a child protectionist and child rights advocate, is a Consultant on Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, involved in national implementation of CRC Article 19, and founder and Executive Director of National Family Safety Program. She is chairman of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Centre at King Abdulaziz Medical City, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and President-Elect of the Arab Professional Network for Prevention of Violence Against Children (APNPVAC). Dr. Almuneef is also a consultant to the Saudi Parliament, Al-Shoura Council and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.

Dr. Almuneef says "It is a great honor to work with all of you to achieve our common goal to improve the lives of our children." We look forward to the contributions that Dr. Almuneef will bring to ISPCAN and its mission of preventing child abuse and neglect.

With best regards,

Dr. Irene Intebi, President

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