28th International Pediatric Association Congress (IPA 2016), Vancouver, Canada 17-22 August 2016


The 28th International Pediatric Association Congress (IPA 2016), abstract submission is now open! Please visit the official congress website and submit your abstract!

The IPA 2016 Congress Thematic Categories for abstract submission:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
  • Cardiology
  • Child Public Health, Health Systems
  • Child Health and Survival: Global health
  • Dermatology
  • Development, Neuro-developmental Disability
  • Education and Training
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, Obesity
  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • Environmental Health
  • General Pediatrics
  • Genetics, Congenital Anomalies
  • History of medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Metabolism
  • Pediatric Surgery and surgical sub-specialties
  • Pharmacology
  • Pulmonology
  • Vaccinations
  • Miscellaneous

For further information, please click here.

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15th, 2016


The conference theme of “Community, Diversity, Vitality” reflects both the meeting location and the content of the scientific program.

The members of the Scientific Committee for the International Pediatric Congress 2016 have developed a program that meets the needs of Pediatricians around the world, addresses the current and emerging issues impacting the health of children and adolescents, aiming to improve their future health, especially the most vulnerable.

The program offers a series of 9 plenary lectures that cover a wide range of important issues:

  • Update on the health status of the world’s children,
  • Update on the health status of the world’s youth,
  • Global health challenges,
  • Health services issues,
  • Environmental Health,
  • Technologies and their impact,
  • Non communicable diseases,
  • Mental health,
  • Child development.

More than 55 symposiums are divided in four continuous streams throughout the meeting:

  • Prevention, Promotion & Public Health
  • Technology & Health Care
  • Innovations and State of the Art in Pediatric Care
  • Global Health and Health Care Systems

Alongside these four streams the participants have a choice of more than 25 “Meet the Experts” sessions, covering a range of health problems and diseases (neonatology, nephrology, immunology, asthma, adolescent health, mental health, etc.).

There are also Platform abstracts presentations and the poster presentation sessions for which we invite the Pediatricians from around the world to submit a proposal before January 15th 2016.

For those who want to attend in depth sessions on a specific topic, there are more than 8 pre-conference workshops, mostly organized by the IPA Technical Advisory Groups (Quality of Care, Obesity, Global Postgraduate Curriculum, Environmental Health, etc.).

In addition, there will be industry supported co-developed accredited symposia.

Altogether, we are excited to offer the Pediatricians of the world more than a hundred scientific sessions over the six days of the meeting, enough to choose from every day according to your practice, interest and needs, sessions offered by panels of Canadian and International clinicians and scientists renowned in their field of expertise.


Call For Abstracts – Official Launch August 2015
Hotel Reservation Site Open November 2015
Online Registration Launch November 2015
Abstracts Submission Deadline January 2016
Abstract Notifications To Authors April 2016
IPA 2016 Congress August 17 – 22, 2016


Located on Canada’s West Coast, nestled between rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers an exciting blend of cosmopolitan amenities, natural beauty and cultural attractions. Consistently rated among the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver enjoys a rich cultural and ethnic diversity that permeates everything from cuisine and entertainment, to neighborhoods and traditions. The city offers a range of activities from exploring the ancient rainforest in Stanley Park, to wandering the city streets, experiencing vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment. With the mildest climate in Canada, Vancouver is one of the only cities in the world where you can ski, golf and kayak all in the same day. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has consistently been ranked one of the world’s best, served by 67 airlines and connected to 119 destinations. Downtown and conference hotels are easily accessed by either the Canada Line train direct from the airport to the Vancouver Convention Centre or by a 20 minute taxi ride.

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA 2016) will be hosted at the West Building at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre. Built over land and water, with floor-to-ceiling glass throughout that treats guests to phenomenal harbour and mountain views, the new West Building is a masterpiece of design, inspiration and sustainability. Commitment to green technology can be found in every corner: the “living roof”, seawater heating and cooling, on-site water treatment and even fish habitat built into the foundation. With its harbour-front location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Centrally located, surrounded by ocean and mountains, and perfectly balanced by a vibrant, urban downtown inhabited by world-class restaurants, hotels and shopping.

For further information and updates on the IPA 2016 Congress, please visit:  http://www.ipa2016.com/ or contact:

IPA 2016 Congress Secretariat
MCI Group Canada Inc./AFEA
Phone: +1.604.688.9655 ext. 2
Fax: +1.604.685.3521
Email: [email protected]