International Developmental Pediatrics Association Congress
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 09:00
Event end date: 
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 17:00
Johannesburg, South Africa
Registration before: 
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 23:00
Organised by: 
IDPA, Pediatric Neurology and Development Association of South Africa (PANDA).

International Developmental Pediatrics Association Congress: “Our Children Our Future: From Vulnerability to Resilience”

We welcome you to join us in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 5th International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA) Congress between 28th November to 1st December, 2023. The Congress will be co- hosted by IDPA and Pediatric Neurology and Development Association of South Africa (PANDA).

The mission of IDPA is to create an international scientific platform to connect and support clinicians, researchers, and policymakers working in the field of developmental pediatrics and allied disciplines from around the world to address the inequity in how children are supported to develop to their full potential. 

Children have suffered during the recent global crises. Africa is projected to host 40% of the world’s children by 2050. This region carries a significant burden of risks to child development, but also an opportunity to bring insights that have the potential for global impact on child health and development.

The Congress invites disciplines that span all aspects of service delivery and research related to child development and developmental difficulties: developmental pediatrics, pediatrics, family medicine, public health, child mental health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, child development and education, early intervention, special education, social services, advocacy and policy.

The program reflects advances in the global science, practice and policy in this exciting field and unique insights gained from all around the world. The vision is for the meeting to be a vibrant community of minds to share experiences and knowledge.  

Conference website: IDPA – 5th International Developmental Paediatrics Association (IDPA) Congress 2023 (

Key dates:

Abstract submission

Open 1 May 2023
Closes 31 July 2023

Early-bird registration

Closes 30 September 2023

Late registration

Closes 17 November 2023