ISSOP meeting as part of the International Congress of Pediatrics, Melbourne, Australia, 24th29th August, 2013


This year ISSOP is holding its annual meeting in Melbourne as part of the ICP 2013. ISSOP is joining with the Community Child Health Chapter of the Royal Australian College of Physicians to organise a series of sessions embedded in the ICP. In discussion with the Community Chapter, we have identified childhood disability as the theme of our sessions which are as follows:

Monday, 26th

11.00–12.30 Symposium: Optimizing the environment for a child with a disability:

. Care of disabled children – the need for a Child Public Health approach. Lennart Köhler, Sweden

. Supporting families, improving social circumstances. Nick Spencer, UK

. Promoting participation. Allan Colver, UK

15.30–17.00 Keynote Lectures: Children with Disabilities — A Global Perspective

. A Conceptual Framework for Disability – Gloria Krahn, USA

. Disability — A World Report – Pauline Kleinitz, WHO – Philippines

17.00–18.30 ISSOP/CCHC Workshop: Protecting disabled children from abuse


Tuesday 27th

17.00–18.30 ISSOP/CCHC Workshop: Equity in child health care – the role of paediatricians


Wednesday 28th

11.00–12.30 Symposium: Children with disabilities – making health systems work better for them

. A Parent’s Perspective – Maria Heaton, Australia

. Managing disabilities: Screening and managing in low resource settings – Nalia Khan, Bangladesh

. Australian services – time to join the dots – Katrina Williams, Australia


Other events:

ISSOP/CCHC dinner – Sunday evening

ISSOP AGM – Wednesday pm 15:30-17:30 in Hospitality Suite 3.201-3.202.  The Hospitality Suites are located near the Exhibition Area.