Transdisciplinary Intervention: Ideas in Action is the theme of the 3rd International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA) Congress here in Manila.

The congress will focus on bridging the gaps in the management and intervention of developmental and behavioral disorders through an approach that transcends disciplinary boundaries to come up with innovative models especially needed in middle and low-income countries.

International and local experts in the field will share their knowledge and experience on various topics. These will be the start of the relevant exchange of ideas and discussions, further enriched by selected research presentations from various disciplines involved in developmental pediatrics.


 

December 9, 2019 – Pre-Congress Workshop

This will be a half-day event offering simultaneous workshops on the following topics:

  • Early Childhood Development Nurturing Care Framework

Jane E. Lucas PhD
Social Psychologist
Consultant in International Health and Child Development
New York, USA

Aisha Yousafzai, MD
Associate Professor of Global Health
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • International Guide for Monitoring & Supporting Child Development Course (GMCD)

Vibha Krishnamurthy, MD
Founding Member and Current President, International Developmental Pediatrics Association
Founder, Executive Director, Ummeed Child Development Center
Mumbai, India

  • Sexuality and Reproductive Health Issues for Individuals with Disability

Rebecca Johns
Resource Development and Sexuality Education Facilitator and Trainer
The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability
West Cape, South Africa

Ma. Emma A. Llanto, MD, FPPS, FPSAMS
President
Philippine Society of Adolescent Medicine Specialists (PSAMS)

Ms. Cora Magallanes
Parent / SPED
Philippines

  • Supporting Children in the Aftermath of a Disaster

David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Professor of the Practice, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Pediatrics
University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Karen Olness MD
Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Marie Ann C. Corsino, RMT, MD, DPPS, MPH
Pediatrician
Leyte, Philippines

Ma. Concepcion Silvestre-Enguerra
Social Worker
Executive Director
Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
Philippines

  • Autism Interventions

Brenda Terzich-Garland MA, BCBA
Co-founder/Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc.
Singapore/ Philippines

Pamela J. Dixon, PhD, LP
Director of Clinical Services and Inclusion
Autism Speaks
Washington D.C., USA

  • International Collaborative Office Rounds (iCOR2)

 


December 10 – 12, 2019 – Congress Proper

Keynote and plenary lectures, panel discussions, will be delivered on the following:

  • Prevention, Early Detection, and Early Intervention: Transdisciplinary Framework for a Community Based, Evidence-Informed and Coordinated Service System

Frank Oberklaid, AM, OAM, MD, FRACP, DCH
Foundation Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Co-Group Leader, Child Health Policy, Equity and Translation, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Professor of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

  • Best Practices in Transdisciplinary Management of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Hardiono D. Pusponegoro, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Child Neurology Consultant
Department of Child Health
Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Rajini Sarvananthan, MD
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Park City MC and Baby and Beyond Child Specialist Clinic
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ma. Rochelle Buenavista-Pacifico, MD, FPPS, FPSDBP
Professor, De La Salle College of Medicine
Consultant in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
De La Salle University Medical Center, Philippines

  • Transdisciplinary Management of School Crisis

David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Professor of the Practice, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Pediatrics
University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

  • Health Care Innovations in Developmental Pediatrics

Colleen Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP
Immediate Past President
American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Echo Autism Program

Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health University of Missouri
Vice Chair for Quality Improvement, Child Health Department
Founder, Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes (ECHO) Autism
Executive Director, ECHO Autism Global Collaborative ,University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Koyeli Sengupta, MD
Director
Autism Intervention Services
Unmeed Child Development Center Mumbai, India

  • Effective Interventions for Autism in Low-Resource Settings

  • Inclusion Programs for Autism

Prof. Rita Jordan Bsc. QTS. Msc. MA. PhD. C.Psychol. OBE
Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies
Autism Centre for Education and Research , University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Autism Centre of Excellence Australia

  • Ensuring Transdisciplinary Intervention Through Capacity Building in the Community

Alan Mendelsohn, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health
New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Crisis Points in Transitions

Scott M. Wright, MD
Anne Gaines and G. Thomas Miller Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Prof. Rita Jordan Bsc. QTS. Msc. MA. PhD. C.Psychol. OBE
Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies
Autism Centre for Education and Research , University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Autism Centre of Excellence Australia

  • Transdisciplinary Approach for Family and Community Interventions


Simultaneous sessions on the following will be the prelude to platform presentations of accepted researches.

  • Helping the Relationship Between Very Sick and Premature Babies and their Parents: Preparing for the Developing Life after NICU

Associate Professor Campbell Paul
Consultant Infant Psychiatrist
Director, Australian Newborn Behavioural Observation Training Centre (NBO)
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  • Psychiatric Co-morbidities in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr., MD, FPSCAP, FPPA
Professor Emeritus
University of the Philippines – College of Medicine
Manila, Philippines

  • Managing Feeding Difficulties in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Cynthia V. Isaac, MEd, OTR, OTRP
Professor (Ret.)
College of Allied Medical Professions
University of the Philippines Manila

  • Promoting Physical Wellness in Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Catherine M. Capio, PhD, MSc, PTRP
Assistant Professor
Center for Educational and Developmental Sciences
The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Managing Challenging Sensory Issues In Neurodevelopmental Disorder

  • Advice from the Editor-In-Chief: How to Maximize Your Chances of Publication in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric

Lee M. Pachter, DO
Pediatrician
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

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