29th International Pediatric Association Congress: Partnerships for Children

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The International Pediatric Association (IPA) and with its 168 member organizations, with host their the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress to be held in Panama City, Panama from March 17-21, 2019.

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.”

CHECK OUT: Newborn specific sessions

Monday March 18

  • 10:00-11:00 – Poster 230: Referral Practices For Sick Newborns With Possible Serious Bacterial Infection In Ethiopia: Lessons For Program Improvement
  • 11:00 – 12:30 – Concurrent Session 2: Newborn Health and Survival
  • 14:00 15:30 – Plenary 2: Every Newborn: Evidence For Closing Gaps For Neonatal Care Around The World?
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 200: From Invisibility To Value: Improving Quality Of Care For Small And Sick Newborns In Malawi
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 18: Improving Neonatal Resuscitation Skills and Newborn Care Performance of Rural Birth Attendants in Mali by Means of a Mobile Simulation Training Unit

Tuesday March 19

  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 31: Early Outcomes Among Newborns Discharged From Kangaroo Mother Care In Malawi
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 32 Kangaroo Mother Care In Malawi: Improving Uptake Using A Customized Wrap
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 29: Improved outcome of neonatal care following essential newborn care course training of frontline health workers in Ikorodu Local Government, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 30: Progress towards improving system capacity to use bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (BCPAP) to treat neonates with respiratory distress in Nakuru, Kenya
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 33: Implementation of a nursing community of practice as a knowledge translation strategy to enhance neonatal care outcomes at the population level in Quebec, Canada: The CVP-NEON@T

Wednesday March 20

  • 10:00-11:00 – Poster 230: Quality Of Care For Possible Serious Bacterial Infection Among Newborns And Young Infants (0-2 Months): Findings From A Nationally Representative Survey Of Private Providers In Nepal
  • 10:00-11:00 – Poster 282: The Regional Learning Network: A Model For Improving Maternal And Newborn Health Care Outcomes In Uganda
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Concurrent Session 13: Early child development: the first 1000 days
  • 15:45-16:45 – Oral Presentation 39: Improving availability, quality, and use of routine data for newborns: Malawi’s experience with Kangaroo Mother Care

Thursday March 21

  • 07:15-08:15 – Meet the Expert: Prof. Joy Lawn  – Kangaroo Mother Care
  • 07:15-08:15 – Meet the Expert: Ronald Cohn – Newborn Screening for Genetic Disorders
  • 07:15-08:15 – Meet the Expert: Mercedes Macias-Parra – Neonatal Infections
  • 10:00-11:30 – Concurrent Session 15: Survive And Thrive: Transforming Care For Every Small And Sick Newborn

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The congress will include an in-depth program featuring leaders in the pediatric community covering a range of topics including:

  • Sustainable Development Goals: A right for every child, every where
  • Every Newborn: Evidence for closing gaps for neonatal care around the world?
  • Children in humanitarian setting; a global priority
  • Every child surviving: Addressing the unfinished agenda of infectious diseases
  • Every child thriving: Accelerating progress to address the double burden of undernutrition and obesity
  • Genetics, the new Genomics and Child Health
  • From Every Child to Every Adolescent