1st International
Developmental Pediatrics Congress
2nd National Developmental Pediatrics Congress
December 02-05, 2015
Harbiye Cultural Center and Military Museum
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Dear colleagues,
Commemorating December 3rd the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I invite you with warm greetings to a winterwarming event in Istanbul next year. On 2-5th December 2015, we look forward to welcoming you at the 1st International
Developmental Pediatrics (IDP) Congress and the 2nd National Developmental Pediatrics Congress.
Millions of children around the world are unable to develop to their full potential unlike their peers growing up in more supportive
environments. The IDP Congress is a platform that will bring together clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in the
field of developmental pediatrics from around the world to address this inequity. The IDP Congress will be held every two years
on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd in a low or middle-income country. During the 1st Congress
we will be forming the “International Developmental Pediatric Associaton (IDPA)” with participating colleagues and partners
from around the globe.
The 1st IDP Congress will be in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by the Developmental Pediatrics Association (Gelişimsel Pediatri
Derneği) in Turkey and Ankara University. UNICEF-CEECIS Regional Office, UNICEF-Turkey, Turkish Ministry of Family and Social
Policies, Turkish Ministry of Health and numerous non-governmental organizations are supporting the Congress.
The theme for the 1st IDP Congress is “AD-ECD: Addressing Difficulties in Early Childhood Development.” We will be hosting
numerous presentations, panel discussions, workshops and research presentations from a multitude of countries. The launch
of the first internationally developed method to monitor child development, the “International Guide for Monitoring Child
Development (IGMCD)” will take place during the Congress with IGMCD courses provided in English, Russian, Spanish and
Turkish. The Congress will host presentations on other seminal innovative models that address difficulties in ECD in low and
middle income countries.
The IDP Congress aims at exchanging, sharing and discussing recent information, experiences, visions and passions of
professionals from a multitude of disciplines including pediatrics, family medicine, public health, child mental health, physical
medicine and rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, child development and
education, early intervention, special education, social services and other specialists working to support children and their
The main language of the Congress is English, translations will be provided in Turkish and Russian to address the specific needs
of countries in our CEECIS Region.
We look forward to meeting you in Istanbul.
Ilgi Ertem
Congress President
Abstract Submission Opens: 3rd February 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3rd April 2015
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