Letter from Dr. Alexis Reyes, President of the 3rd International Pediatric Association Congress 2019

Dear Colleagues, 

We invite you to the 3rd International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA) Congress in Manila from December 9-12, 2019. It is also on the occasion of this four day event that people from all over the world come together to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd). We are continuing the legacy of the two previous congresses held in Istanbul, Turkey (2015) and Mumbai, India (2017) where 500-600 delegates shared the most recent developments across the field of developmental pediatrics which included promotion of early child development and continuum of developmental differences in childhood, children at risk and developmental disabilities.

It is therefore most appropriate that the theme of our Manila Congress is “Transdisciplinary Intervention: Ideas in Action.” We will pay particular attention on how we can bridge the gaps in management and intervention of developmental disabilities through an approach that transcends disciplinary boundaries in order to come up with innovative models especially needed in middle and low income countries.

The IDPA congresses are held every two years, and we are proud to say that in December 2019 this event is hosted by the Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (PSDBP) in lieu of its 10th Biennial Convention.

We invite professionals from all disciplines involved in supporting children and families including pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine, rehabilitation medicine, public health, child psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, behavior therapists, special educators, teachers, and parents to come and share their passion, knowledge, experience and research during this important event.

IDPA and the PSDBP would like to welcome you to this international congress held during the country’s most festive month. Mabuhay and see you in December 2019!


Alexis L. Reyes, MD,FPPS,FPSDBP

3rd International Developmental Pediatrics Association Congress


Agnes G. Falcotelo,MD,FPPS,FPSDBP

Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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