The International Pediatric Association (IPA) was formed in Paris in 1910 by a group of European pediatricians who assembled for the First International Congress of Pediatrics in 1912. Over the years, the IPA has evolved into a non-governmental organization with a membership of 144 National Pediatric Societies from 139 countries, 10 Regional Pediatric Societies representing all areas of the world, and 13 International Pediatric Specialty Societies including the International Pediatric Chairs Association and the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons. The IPA, currently a volunteer-staffed organization, is incorporated in Switzerland and is governed by a Council of Delegates comprised of one representative from each member Society, an elected Standing Committee, an Executive Committee of the Standing Committee, and its Officers.

Past International Pediatric Congresses:

  • 2016 Vancouver
  • 2013 Melbourne
  • 2010 Johannesburg
  • 2007 Athens
  • 2004 Cancun
  • 2001 Beijing
  • 1998 Amsterdam
  • 1995 Cairo
  • 1992 Rio de Janeiro
  • 1989 Paris
  • 1986 Honolulu
  • 1983 Manila
  • 1980 Barcelona
  • 1977 New Delhi
  • 1974 Buenos Aires
  • 1971 Vienna
  • 1968 Mexico City
  • 1965 Tokyo
  • 1962 Lisbon
  • 1959 Montreal
  • 1956 Copenhagen
  • 1953 Havana
  • 1950 Zurich
  • 1947 New York
  • 1937 Rome
  • 1933 London
  • 1930 Stockholm
  • 1912 Paris