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It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress. The IPA 2019 Congress will be held March 17 – 21, 2019 in beautiful Panama City, Panama in the year of this vibrant city’s Quincentennial Celebration! 

The IPA 2019 Congress will address progress within the context of the sustainable development goals for child health. In alignment with the congress theme “Partnerships for Children” it will advance the IPA Mission that “Pediatricians, working with other partners, will be leaders in promoting physical, mental and social health for all children, and in realizing the highest standards of health for newborns, children and adolescents in all countries of the world. The IPA will work with professional associations and all others willing to add their strengths to advocacy, education and programming on behalf of children.” 

The IPA 2019 Congress will deliver an outstanding scientific program, meaningful networking opportunities and memorable cultural experiences to upwards 4000 delegates from 120+ countries. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Panama! 


Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta
President, IPA
Dr. William Keenan
Executive Director, IPA
Dr. Errol Alden
President Elect, IPA
Dr. Mariana Lopez
Congress Chair, IPA 2019
Prof. Olle Söder
Scientific Co-Chair, IPA 2019
Dr. Iván Wilson
Scientific Co-Chair, IPA 2019