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1st International Developmental Pediatrics (IDP) Congress and the 2nd National Developmental Pediatrics Congress

The 1st International Developmental Pediatrics (IDP) Congress and the 2nd National Developmental Pediatrics Congress that will take place on 2-5th December 2015, at the Sabanci Center, Istanbul, Turkey. The theme for the 1st IDP Congress is “ADD-ECD: Addressing Disability and Difficulties in Early Childhood Development.”

The Congress is organized by the Developmental Pediatrics Association (Geližimsel Pediatri Derneši), and Ankara University, and is hosted and supported by Sabanci Vakfi. UNICEF-CEECIS (Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States) Regional Office, UNICEF-Turkey, Autism Speaks, Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvL), International Children's Center (ICC), Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Turkish Ministry of Health, and numerous non-governmental organizations are supporting the Congress.

Prof. Dr. Münevver Bertan (ICC Executive Director) will chair “Children with Special Needs in the 21st Century” session and Prof. Dr. Tomris Türmen (ICC President) will chair “Global View of Children with Special Needs” panel at the first day of the congress.

In many countries around the world, millions of children with developmental risks, difficulties and disabilities are unable to develop to their full potential unlike their peers growing up in more advantaged environments. The IDP Congress aims to play a role in addressing this inequity by creating an “international transdisciplinary home” for clinicians, researchers, advocates and policy makers in the field of developmental pediatrics and other disciplines related to child development and disability.

The congress website for more information

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