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Engage at the global forefront of children's health 

Register now for IPA 2019 to join leading minds from over 140 countries
This year's IPA 2019 Congress, held in magnificent Panama City, focuses on “Partnerships for Children” as a core theme for the conference. 

Register now to join us in our mission to promote physical, mental and social health for all children, and to realize the highest standards of health for newborns, children and adolescents worldwide.

Regular online registration deadline: March 14, 2019
Register now

Hear from the leading figures in Pediatrics 

With over 90 speakers joining us at the IPA 2019 Congress, you are sure to discover the latest developments and trends in the extensive field of Pediatrics. Review our congress program in advance and plan which sessions you will be attending in March. Need some help picking? We have highlighted three speakers below:
Prof. Joy Lawn | Director MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | United Kingdom

Plenary 2: Global status, what’s new and isn’t re newborn health and stillbirths?

CS2: Newborn Health: Epidemiology and major bottlenecks to change

Meet the Expert 18: Kangaroo mother care

Follow her at @joylawn

Prof. Berthold Koletzko | Professor of Paediatrics, LMU University of Munich, Dr von Hauner Children's Hospital | Germany

Pre-congress Workshop 1: Advanced Knowledge and Skills in Child and Adolescent Nutrition

Controversies in Paediatrics 2: Special formulas: Are they really useful?

Dr. Theresa Betancourt | Salem Professor in Global Practice, Boston College School of Social Work  | United States

Plenary 3: Mental Health issues and exposure to violence & conflict

Follow her at @tsbetancourt
See the full preliminary program

Grow and network at one of our pre-congress workshops

Did you know that we will be running 9 separate workshops for you to choose from on March 17. Take a look at the workshops, covering everything from increasing global access to pediatric care to helping babies breathe, and then go to the registration website to purchase your ticket.
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in one of the high level workshops offered!
Click here to register for one of the workshops

See you in fabulous Panama for her quincentennial celebration

Join us in Panama City for our host city's 500th anniversary, which is sure to make 2019 the most festive year to visit Panama in our lifetimes!
Sharp contrasts between modern skyscrapers and old town colonial design, and cultural influence spanning Spain, Native Panama and Africa come together to make this city a must-visit location. Big city slickers, small town boys and girls, mountaineers and avid surfers alike will all fall in love this hub of culture and natural beauty.   
IPA 2019 Official Congress Tours
To help you celebrate Panama City’s 500th birthday and explore what the city has to offer, IPA Congress has organized a selection of pre and post congress tours offering delegates a chance to visit the famous Panama Canal, tour the city of Panama on a Sunset Bay Cruise, relax at the Taboga Island, and much more!
Book your tour today!
Don’t forget your Visa!
Please make sure you check if you are required to have a visa before entering Panama. Click here to review a list of countries requiring a visa for entry.
We advise you apply no later than January 31, 2019.
Check the Hotel + Travel page in the IPA 2019 website for more information.
Find out more about our host city
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Join the conversation and engage with pediatricians from around the globe by using the congress hashtag: #IPA2019 and follow us at @IPAworldorg and @IPA_Congress.
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