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

2022 News & Dates For Your Diary

2022 IPA Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce that our annual conference this year will be an in-person conference!  This will be taking place in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December.

Please note Online Registrations will Open on 1st October 2022

Online abstract submission now open

Please Click Here To Submit Abstract


The deadline for abstracts has been extended until Midnight on Wednesday 5 October 2022. 

Hotel details:
Radisson Hotel
Northgate Street Athlone,
Co. Westmeath
Telephone: +353 90 644 2600

Accommodation Rates:
Single rate €129 BB
Double/Twin €139 BB

N.B All rooms not picked up to be released 4 weeks prior to the conference.  Please ensure to book your accommodation in plenty of time!


Looking forward to seeing you in-person in December!

Prof. Michael O’Grady



For queries please contact:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Radisson, Athlone