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congress abstracts

The IPA 2016 Congress Abstracts will be presented at the following type:

Oral Abstract Presentation

Traditional Poster Presetnation

e-Poster Symposia

Room 205-207

Thursday, August 18

Abstract Platform Presentation 1
11:00 - 12:30
OP01 - OP04

Abstract Platform Presentation 2
14:00 - 15:30
OP05 - OP10

Friday, August 19

Abstract Platform Presentation 3
11:00 - 12:30
OP11 - OP16

Abstract Platform Presentation 4
14:00 - 15:30
OP17 - OP22

Saturday, August 20

Abstract Platform Presentation 5
11:00 - 12:30
OP23 - OP28

Abstract Platform Presentation 6
14:00 - 15:30
OP29 - OP34

Sunday, August 21

Abstract Platform Presentation 7
11:00 - 12:30
OP35 - OP40

Abstract Platform Presentation 8
14:00 - 15:30
OP41 - OP46

Monday, August 22

Abstract Platform Presentation 9
10:30 - 12:00
OP47 - OP52

Exhibit Hall

Thursday, August 18
Education and Training
Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Metabolism
Environmental Health
Friday, August 19
Adolescent medicine Development
Development, Neuro-Developmental Disability
Mental Health
Genetics, Congenital Anomalies
General Pediatrics
Saturday, August 20
Child Health and Survival: Global health
Child Public Health, Health Systems
Infectious Diseases 
Sunday, August 21
Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Obesity
Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Hematology and Oncology
History of medicine

Exhibit Hall

Thursday, August 18
Child Public Health, Health Systems 
Education and Training
Friday, August 19
Adolescent Medicine 
Child Health and Survival: Global health
Mental Health - Development
Saturday, August 20
General Pediatrics
Mixed Specialties

IPA 2016 Abstract Book

The Abstract Book is available to download here.


Abstracts Submission is now CLOSED. 

For any problem concerning the online submission, do not hesitate to contract:

IPA 2016 Congress Secretariat
Email: abstracts@ipa2016.com

Abstracts submitted via email or by fax WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Important dates & deadlines

   Abstracts Submission NOW CLOSED
   Abstracts Submission Deadline January 29, 2016
   Abstract Notifications to Authors April 2016


The IPA 2016 Organizing Committee has confirmed the recipients of the Travel Assistance Grants, kindly offered through the generosity of Tourism Vancouver. All abstract applicants from low or low-middle income countries were eligible for grants, however, the grants were awarded based on the merit of the abstract submitted.


Travel Assistance Grant includes:

  • A round trip air ticket
  • Accommodation for up to 3 nights
  • This grant does not include registration fees


Award recipients are reminded to register to attend the full congress, by May 31, selecting the registration the best suits the needs (nurse, student etc). They must also contact the abstracts team to accept their invitation. If the registration has not been completed by May 31, the grant will automatically pass to another presenter.


  1. Deadline for abstracts submission is extended to January 29th, 2016. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted.
  2. Presenting author must be registered in order for his/her abstract to be included in the program.
  3. There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts submitted.
  4. Every accepted abstract, has to be matched with one registration. Abstracts for which there will be no corresponding registration will not be included in the final program.
  5. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed according to the Abstract Reviewing Committee’s rulings. The author acting as contact person will be informed on the status of the submitted abstract (acceptance - rejection), its presentation type and then been asked to complete the registration process. Abstracts for which registration process will not be completed by May 31st, 2016 will be automatically withdrawn.

abstracts submission GUIDELINES

All abstracts will be reproduced in the Abstracts Book, exactly in the form you submitted. All authors are kindly requested to follow below guidelines while submitting your abstracts.

Type of presentation

Selected abstracts will be presented as:

  • Oral Presentation or
  • Poster Presentation

Please bear in mind that the final type of presentation, as well as the thematic stream, will be decided by the Scientific Committee President and the President of the Congress, after evaluation by the Abstract Reviewing Committee.

Abstract FORMAT

1. Abstract title: must be in UPPER CASE and is limited to 200 characters (spaces included)

2. Abstract thematic category: Please select the thematic category related to your abstract

3. Presentation type preference (poster presentation / oral presentation). Kindly note that the final type of presentation will be decided by the Scientific Committee President and the President of the Congress, after evaluation by the Abstract Reviewing Committee

4. Please enter the keywords you would like to associate to your abstract.

5. Author names: Please enter full author name. The presenting author’s name should be in bold.

6. Affiliation details of all authors: Affiliation details should be in the following format: 
                                                           Department; Institution / Hospital; City; State/Province (if relevant); Country

7. Abstract text/length should be limited to 1600 characters (spaces included) including acknowledgements (fewer if a figure is included in the abstract). 

8. Abstract structure: Abstracts should be as informative as possible and must use the following structured format:

    -  Background and aims
    -  Methods
    -  Results
    -  Conclusions
       (avoid evasive statements like "the findings will be discussed". Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Use generic names of drugs. Express numbers as numerals.

    -  A copy of your abstract will be sent to your e-mail address after submission.

9. Table or graph which you wish to include in the abstract. Images should be submitted in jpg, gif or png format and resolution up to 150dpi. The maximum file size of each graph is 20MB.

10. After finishing you can preview your abstract, as a word or pdf document. To confirm your submission please use the "Confirm Submission" button on the bottom of the page.

11. The preview on the left shows your abstract at his actual stage.

12. The abstract can be saved (as a draft) and finalized at a later stage (till the submission deadline).

13. Your abstract can only be submitted if the system check for correctness was successful.

Abstract Thematic Categories

The IPA 2016 Congress thematic categories for submitting an abstract are as follows:

ADO - Adolescent medicine
ALL - Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
CAR - Cardiology
PUB -Child Public Health, Health Systems
CHS - Child Health and Survival: Global health
DER - Dermatology
DEV - Development, Neuro-developmental Disability
EDU - Education and Training
END - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Obesity
EME - Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
ENV - Environmental Health
GPE - General Pediatrics
GEN - Genetics, Congenital Anomalies
HIS - History of medicine
ONC - Hematology and Oncology
INF - Infectious Diseases
MEN - Mental Health
NEO - Neonatology
NEP - Nephrology
NEU - Neurology
NUT - Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Metabolism
SUR - Pediatric Surgery and surgical sub-specialties
PHA - Pharmacology
PUL - Pulmonology
VAC – Vaccinations
VAR - Miscellaneous