The main function of the Irish Paediatric Association (IPA) is to:

  1. To promote the development of child health and paediatrics.
  2. To promote good will between all paediatric groups working in Ireland and the rest of the world.
  3. To encourage (paediatric) education and research in the specialty of child health and adolescents.
  4. To have an advocacy role in encouraging care for child and adolescent health.
  5. To provide representation on statutory bodies.
  6. To represent and express the views of its members.

The current office bearers are:

  1. Dr Turlough Bolger (President)
  2. Dr Michael O’Grady (Secretary/Treasurer)

Our membership consists of :

Doctors, Trainees and Allied Health Professionals working with children in a child health specialty in a Full-time or significant capacity and who have had significant training in Ireland.

Irish Paediatric Association, Founded 1933
Radisson, Athlone

Irish Paediatric Association Meeting 2019

We are delighted to announce that our 2019 meeting will be taking place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone.

Event: Irish Paediatric Association Annual Meeting 2019
Venue: Radisson Hotel, Athlone
Date: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019

Online Meeting Registrations are now Open

Please Click Here To Register Online


Please Click Here To Download Final Programme


Please Click Here To Download Abstract Book


Please Note : Abstract Submissions are now Closed


Room Rates & Booking Details Are Below

Any questions, please contact: sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Hotel Information

Hotel Venue: Radisson Hotel, Athlone

Tel:  353 90 644 2600

Room rates:
Wednesday 4th December:
€115 per single room to include Bed & Breakfast
€125 per twin/double room to include Bed & Breakfast

Thursday 5th December:
€119 per single room to include Bed & Breakfast
€125 per twin/double room to include Bed & Breakfast

Individual cancellations
*Once all rooms are named, the individual room cancellation is as follows: our cancellation policy is 48 hours before the date of arrival, any cancellations occur within the 48 hours will be charged the 1st nights accommodation rate, the cancellation fee will be applied to whatever method of payment was used to guarantee the booking

**Check in on the day of arrival after 14.00hrs and check out by 12.00hrs on the day of departure**

All hotel queries should be made directly with the hotel.

N.B Hotel Booking Cut-Off Date:  Friday 1st November 2019

All unbooked rooms will be released back to the hotel by Friday 1st November.  Therefore, if you do wish to avail of accommodation, please ensure to book it in plenty of time.  Even if you are not sure if you will be attending the conference, you can reserve a room and cancel without penalty within 48 hours of arrival. 

If you have any questions, please contact: sinead@sineadcassidy.com or on her mobile:  (086) 832 7943.

Looking forward to seeing you in Athlone!

Dr Turlough Bolger
President, IPA

Dr Turlough Bolger, IPA President