February 5, 2019
As President of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association, it gives me great pleasure to invite all of you to the 3rd International Developmental Pediatrics Association Congress, to be held in Manila, Philippines, from 9th to 12 December 2019.
The theme of this year’s Congress,“Transdisciplinary Intervention: Ideas in Action” reflects IDPA’s commitment to promoting family centered and transdisciplinary care for children with disabilities, and to bridging the gap in services between high and low resource settings for them.
Anyone who has been to a previous IDPA Congress knows that it is a homecoming for professionals, from any part of the world, working in the field of early childhood development and disability. I guarantee that you will hear incredible stories from all over the world, of like-minded individuals and organisations that have created innovative practices, training programs and research, and driven policy change in their country. I am also certain that you will begin partnerships and friendships that will last a long time.
I look forward to seeing all of you in Manila to continue the magic we began in Istanbul and Mumbai!