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Canada hosts the world’s paediatricians at IPA 2016

Posted on Apr 27 2016 by the Canadian Paediatric Society | Permalink

Topic(s): Professional education

The Canadian Paediatric Society will host the 28th International Congress of Pediatrics in Vancouver, B.C., August 17-22.

The conference theme, Community, Diversity, Vitality, reflects both the host city and the scope of the scientific program.

The six-day congress opens with UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake, who in 2010, became the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, after more than 45 years of public service. From government to international development, Anthony Lake has worked with leaders and policy makers across the globe.

The congress offers a wide array of programming including: 9 plenaries, over 50 symposiums, 24 “Meet the Experts” events, 9 abstract sessions and 12 pre-conference workshops.

Each of the 50+ symposiums fits within one of four streams: Prevention, Promotion & Public Health, Technology & Health Care, Innovations and State of the Art in Pediatric Care, and Global Health and Health Care Systems.

Other sessions will feature prominent guest speakers, including:

  • Anthony Costello: WHO Director, Dept. of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.
  • James M. Perrin: former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Clinical Coordinating Center for the National Autism Treatment Network.
  • Olayinka Omigbodun (Nigeria): Past President, International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.
  • Ruth Etzel: Director, Office of Children’s Health Protection, US Environmental Protection Agency and founding editor of Pediatric Environmental Health.
  • Susan Bissell: Global Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF.
  • Mickey Chopra: World Bank, former UNICEF Chief of Health.
  • Douglas Bettcher: Director of WHO’s Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases.

Registration for IPA 2016 is now open, and the early bird deadline is April 30.

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Last updated: Apr 27 2016