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 Michael O’Grady (President)
  2. Dr Paul Gallagher (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

2023 News & Dates For Your Diary

2023 IPA Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce that our annual conference will be taking place on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.

Registrations are now Open

Please Click Here To Register Online
Please Click Here To Download IPA 2023 Programme


Please note abstract submissions are now closed 


Looking forward to seeing you in-person in December!


Prof. Michael O’Grady



For queries please contact:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Hotel Details

Galway Bay Hotel

Tel:   (091) 514 644

Accommodation Rates:

Wednesday 6th December: €130 per Double BB/€112 per Single BB
Thursday 7th December: €130 per Double BB/€112 per Single BB
Friday 8th December:  €130 per Double BB/€112 per Single BB

Cancellation policy is 2 full days prior to arrival; late cancellations or failure to arrive as booked would result in a late cancellation fee equal to the first night’s rate per room reserved.

Check in time is from 4pm onwards with a check out time of 12 noon.

N.B All rooms not picked up to be released 4 weeks prior to the conference.  All rooms must be booked directly by you so please ensure to book your accommodation in plenty of time!