Prof. Dr. Ertem is the Founding President of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA) and professor of developmental pediatrics at Ankara University, Turkey. Dr. Ertem’s work has focused on facilitating the inclusion of the teachings and practices of developmental-behavioral paediatrics within health and other systems in Turkey and around the world. She is an advisor to WHO and UNICEF on child development and disability. Dr. Ertem is a Zero to Three Fellow, a Fogarty International Center Women Global Health Scholar and a visiting professor at Yale University. Dr. Ertem is the recipient of large scale international research grants and the developer of the International Guide for Monitoring Child Development. She is the author of two books including the WHO published Developmental Difficulties in Early Childhood and publications in prestigious medical journals.