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“Bridging the Gaps in Child and Adolescent Health” The International Congress of Pediatrics 2013

ICP 2013 is the global meeting place for Physicians, Researchers, Nurses and Health Care Workers in the field of Pediatrics and its sub-specialties. Dedicated to promoting and improving child health and setting it as a high priority on the world agenda professionals in the field will convene in Melbourne for a high-level scientific program focused specifically on “Bridging the Gaps in Child & Adolescent Health.”

This is the 27th Congress of the International Pediatric Association. This triennial congress of the International Pediatric Association is being hosted by the Paediatrics and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).  The Congress will be held in the exciting, state-of-the-art Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre located on the banks of the Yarra River in central Melbourne.

The Congress theme “Bridging the Gaps in Child and Adolescent Health” will be addressed through presentations, workshops, interactive media, site visits and much more.  Professor Elizabeth Elliott from the Sydney University is chairing the international Scientific Program Committee. The program will draw upon Pediatric expertise from around the world, as well as show-casing the very best in paediatrics and child health from New Zealand and Australia.

ICP 2013 Provisional Program Highlights:

Plenary Sessions on:

  • The State of the World's Children: Where Are the Gaps?
  • Adolescent Health: A Call to Action
  • Global Action Plan for Diarrhoea and Pneumonia
  • Environmental Impacts on Child Health
  • Modern Technologies: The Future for Child Health 

Keynote Addresses:

  • The State of Health of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children in Australia
  • Taking on Big Tobacco
  • Children with Disabilities - A Global Perspective
  • WHO Guidelines for Quality Hospital Care
  • Emerging Respiratory Viruses
  • Tackling the Burden of Obesity and Malnutrition
  • Preventing the 'Unpreventable': The Cot Death Story

plus 50 symposia and seminars  and meet-the expert sessions, pre-Congress workshops, training programs, site-visits, research paper presentations and posters.

Tags: International Pediatric Association, international congress of pediatrics, child health, Melbourne, Bridging the Gaps in Child and Adolescent Health
Published May 1, 2013 4:54 PM