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Congress Events  

Wednesday, August 17

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, August 17
17:00 – 18:30

Welcome to Vancouver! Join us as the Vancouver
Children’s Choir and Eagle Song Dancers help us
kick start the congress. Addresses by the IPA 2016
Organizing Committee will officially commence the 28th
International Congress of Paediatrics. We are honored to
welcome Anthony Lake, Exeutive Director of UNICEF as our Opening Keynote Speaker.

The Opening Ceremony is open to all registered delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors.

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, August 17
18:30 – 20:30

We invite you to join us in celebrating the 28th International Congress of Paediatrics with an exciting experience at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Enjoy culinary delights highlighting Vancouver’s local flavour as you mingle with colleagues, old and new. Vancouver’s Chibi Taiko will be performing.

The Welcome Reception is included in full delegate registration. Attendees can purchase additional tickets at
$85USD. The dress code is business casual attire.

Friday, August 19

Saturday, August 20

Council of Delegates Meeting
Friday, August 19
10:00 - 15:30

During the IPA 2016 Congress, the IPA’s major governing body, the Council of Delegates (CoD), will convene in
order to discuss important issues and review all items to be voted upon at the CoD Voting Session (held the following day). Please note that the CoD will be dismissed for a 1-hour lunch break from 12:00-13:00.

Council of Delegates Voting Session
Saturday, August 20 
10:00 – 12:30

The Council of Delegates Voting Session, will take place on the following day. All IPA member societies in good standing with a certified voting delegate present will cast their ballots and shape the IPA’s future.

For questions or comments regarding your society’s participation in the IPA’s 2016 Council of Delegates sessions, please contact membersupport@ipa-world.org.

Saturday, August 20

IPA/IPAF Alumni Reception
Saturday, August 20 
17:30 – 19:00

The International Pediatric Association proudly invites
member society presidents, and other distinguished
leaders and representatives, past and present, to join us
for a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and
colleagues from around the world!

The event is supported by a grant from 

BEACH PARTY - Hosted by UBC Pediatric Residents
Saturday, August 20
18:00 - 20:00

The Pediatric Residents of the University of British Columbia are thrilled to host a “Beach Party” for Pediatric trainees attending the IPA 2016 Congress. The event will take place on Saturday, August 20 from 18:00 to 20:00, on a beach located within walking distance of the Vancouver Convention Centre.

This will be a unique opportunity for pediatric trainees from around the world to meet with each other, share their unique experiences and hopefully develop long-lasting partnerships. We hope to promote a spirit of discovery and collaboration between the trainees at this casual, relaxed and fun event.

Participants must be registered IPA 2016 trainees and only those who select the Beach Party will be contacted directly with more details, including the exact location of the event.

Sunday, August 21

Monday, August 22

Newly Elected Executive Committee and Standing Committee Meeting
Sunday, August 21 
10:00 – 12:00

This meeting will serve as an introduction and orientation meeting for the newly elected members of the Executive
and Standing Committees of the IPA.

This is a closed session. Only current and new committee members are invited to attend.

Closing Ceremony
Monday, August 22
12:00 – 12:30

The Closing Ceremony marks the conclusion of a memorable and rewarding week full of academic, social and business exchanges. We look forward to seeing you again at IPA 2019!

The Closing Ceremony is open to all registered delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors.