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18th Asia Pacific

Congress of Pediatrics

Redesigning the Horizon of Pediatric Healthcare in the Asia Pacific

Unlocking the Future of Pediatric Healthcare: 18th Asia Pacific Congress in Cebu City, Philippines

November 14 to 17, 2024


Join us for the 18th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics in the lively historic setting of Cebu City, Philippines, from November 14 to 17, 2024. We welcome you to participate in an insightful event focused on the theme "Redesigning the Horizon of Pediatric Healthcare in the Asia Pacific."

The convention site is Cebu City, referred to as the "Queen City of the South.” It is a vibrant and bustling metropolis located 570 kilometers south of Manila in the Visayas region of the Philippines. With a rich historical and cultural heritage, the city serves as a melting pot of tradition and modernity. Visitors will be captivated by landmarks such as Magellan's Cross, a symbol of the city's significant role in Philippine history, and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in the country. Beyond its historical charm, Cebu City is a thriving economic hub of business and commerce. The cityscape is adorned with a mix of skyscrapers, shopping malls, and lively markets which offer a diverse range of experiences for locals and tourists alike. Cebu City's warmth extends beyond its tropical climate, as the friendly locals, known as Cebuanos, welcome visitors with open arms, making it a must-visit destination in the Philippines.










Save the dates and prepare for an unforgettable congress where knowledge meets culture, and innovation shapes the future of pediatric healthcare in the Asia Pacific.

Welcome Messages

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) started its sojourn as the Association of Pediatric Societies of South-East Asian Region (APPSEAR) in 1974 from the Philippines with the objectives of providing linkages between pediatricians of the region and managing educational programs to improve services & health status of children in the region through: Research in all aspects of Pediatrics, dissemination of knowledge and holding of an Asian Congress of Pediatrics, every three years.
Our 18th congress, Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics (APCP), the golden Jubilee event, is being organized by National Pediatric Society of Philippines, at the birthplace of APPA on November 14-17, 2024.
The theme is very appropriate: “Redesigning the Horizon of Pediatric Healthcare in the Asia Pacific”; and is being organized in Cebu, Philippines, a tourist destination as well. The theme reflects the need for a change as envisaged by the post-epidemic situation as well as climate change impact.
The Organizing team is led by Prof. Joselyn Eusebio, the President-Elect of APPA with a very energetic and experienced team of the national society of the Philippines thus promises to be an excellent congress with lots to learn as well as a superb forum for the exchange of experience. Our experts shall deliberate on the latest developments in their field and will not only be coming from the region but also from beyond the borders as per the required expertise.
This event is often academically rich but also promises social/cultural experience as well as tasteful delights.
At this event, we shall recognize our legends with the award of “Asian Outstanding Pediatrician Award”, as per scrutiny of the nomination committee.
Overall, this congress promises to be a fully encompassing activity, that shall quench everyone’s thirst.
I hope that all of you will join us at this congress to learn and exchange experiences for the betterment of our children’s health.
Dr. Iqbal Ahmad Memon
President - 2022-2024
Asia Pacific Pediatric Associations [APPA]


Welcome to the 18th APCP!

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you on behalf of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) to the 18th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics (APCP) in Cebu. This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary in a country that APPA was originally established as the Association of Pediatric Societies of the South-East Asian Region (APSSEAR) in 1974. I am sure the local organising committee will make this golden jubilee celebration an eventful and exciting one with excellent scientific content as well as remarkable social events.

The theme of “Redesigning the Horizon of Pediatric Healthcare in the Asia Pacific” is a forward-looking and ambitious one. With collaboration from all the 23 member societies of APPA and inter-society networking, we can look forward to better healthcare for all of our children in the region.

The 18th APCP is organised in conjunction, and concurrently, with the 8th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing. This is in line with our commitment as paediatricians to increase the knowledge and expertise of our partners in child health, the nurses who work in the wards, clinics, NICUs, PICUs, and community. We invite paediatric and neonatal nurses to join us in the celebrations too.

Cebu and the Philippines are well known for their hospitality which I need not elaborate on. Knowing the Filipinos, the social events to celebrate APPA's golden jubilee will be memorable and surpass previous ones.

See you all in Cebu.

Prof. Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail
Secretary General
Asia Pacific Pediatric Associations [APPA]



The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) is proud to host the 18th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics (APCP) on November 14 to 17, 2024 in Cebu, Philippines.  This is a landmark event as the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) celebrates its Golden Jubilee in the country where the organization was formed.  The first meeting that formed the APPA was held in Manila, Philippines on April 30, 1974, in conjunction with the First Asian Congress of Pediatrics.  So after 50 years, it is fitting for the Philippines to host again the APCP this time in the majestic city of Cebu. With the theme, “Redesigning the Horizon of Pediatric Healthcare in Asia-Pacific,” the congress aims to bring together renowned experts, professional luminaries, and passionate advocates in the field of pediatrics from 22 member countries in the region and will provide a collegial forum for sharing, discussion, and collaboration.

Additionally, the 18th APCP will also showcase the rich heritage, vibrant culture, breathtaking natural venues, and historical landmarks of Cebu City.  The city will provide a conducive learning environment for the robust and dynamic scientific program we have prepared.

The PPS is committed to make the 18th APCP a memorable and fruitful congress for all its member colleagues from the Asia Pacific Region and its colleagues from all over the country.  We look forward to welcoming you all.  Your participation as a speaker, registrant, sponsor, or researcher will make the event a truly momentous occasion that cannot be missed.

Joselyn A. Eusebio, MD, FPPS, FPSPDB
Overall Chair
18th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics

Who should attend?

APCP 2024 will feature various plenaries, symposia, interactive sessions, pre-congress workshops, joint symposiums with educational values. The congress aims to benefit delegates of varying levels of experience and profiles, including:

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Residents and Fellows in Training
  • Family Physicians and Residents
  • Nurses and other Allied Medical Specialists
  • Medical Students

We also welcome exhibitors to join us to showcase new products and solutions.

Scientific Program at a Glance

Thursday, 14 November 2024

  • Pre-Congress Module 1 Topic:  Neurology
  • Pre-Congress Module 2 Topic:  Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pre-Congress Module 3 Topic:  Neonatology
  • Pre-Congress Module 4 Topic:  Allergology
  • Pre-congress Module 5 Topic:  Hematology
  • Pre-congress Module 6 Topic:  Pulmonology
  • Pre-congress Module 7 Topic:  Nephrology
  • Pre-congress Module 8 Topic:  Cardiology
SPECIAL PRE-CONGRESS SESSION: IPAP Pre-Congress Vaccinology Masterclass 
Welcome Remarks
Objectives and Orientation
Overview / History of Vaccine
Vaccine Development:
Gene-Based Vaccine
Cross Protection and Herd Immunity
Surveillance of Vaccine-preventable Disease
Pandemic Preparedness Control of VPD Outbreaks:
Supplementary Immunization:
Digital And Technical Support
Communication and Advocacy
Vaccine Safety
Vaccine Confidence and Resilience
Vaccine Leadership and Policy Making
WHO: New Vaccines for NIP
Japanese encephalitis
Rotavirus vaccine
New Vaccines:
Dengue Vaccine
Malaria Vaccine
COVID Vaccine
Summation and Call to Action

Thursday, 14 November 2024

Friday, November 15, 2024

  • Keynote Speaker: “The State of Children in the Asia-Pacific: Building the Game Plan”
  • Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics: “Antimicrobial Resistance: A Masked Epidemic”
  • Social Pediatrics: “Integrating Pediatric Social Responsibility in Contemporary Clinical Practice”
  • Preventive Pediatrics: “Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal, Understanding Better to Handle Better”
  • Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology/Surgery
  • Child Neurology
  • Clinical Genetics/Metabolism and Endocrinology
  • Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition
  • Nephrology/Urology
  • Allergology/Asthma/Immunology

Saturday, 16 November 2024

  • Environmental Pediatrics: “Climate Change and Planetary Health: Impact on Childhood Diseases”
  • Nutrition and Food Security: “Managing the Other End of the Spectrum: Curbing Obesity and Its Complications”
  • Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics:” The Fight Continues: Reducing the Menace of Childhood TB in the Asia Pacific”
  • Newborn Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Ethics/Professionalism/Global Health
  • Dermatology/Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology 
  • Infectious Disease 1
  • Infectious Disease 2
  • Infectious Disease 3

Saturday, 16 November 2024

Sunday, November 17, 2024

  • Research and Public Health in Pediatrics: “Impact of Clinical Research on Public Health Policy”
  • Digital Health: “Transforming Healthcare”
  • Building Resilience in Pediatric Healthcare: “Caring for the Carer and their Families”

Registration Rates


 Early Registration

(April 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024)

Regular Registration

(September 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024)

APPA Country Member

USD 250.00

USD 350.00

Non-APPA Member

USD 300.00

USD 400.00

Trade/Corporate Delegate

USD 400.00

USD 500.00


 Early Registration

Regular Registration

PPS Member

PHP 3,500.00

PHP 4,000.00

Non-PPS Member

PHP 4,000.00

PHP 4,500.00

Trade/Corporate Delegate

PHP 5,000.00

PHP 5,500.00

Trainee/Allied Health Delegate

PHP 2,500.00

PHP 3,000.00

*The registration fee for the 18th APCP includes:
  • Admission to Scientific Sessions
  • Admission to Commercial Exhibits
  • Congress materials
  • Coffee Break during the conference
  • Access to the Welcome Reception and Fellowship Dinner


International Delegate

USD 100.00

Philippine Delegate

PHP 1,500.00


International Delegate

USD 100.00

Philippine Delegate

PHP 3,000.00

*Accompanying Person (Includes welcome reception & fellowship dinner, excludes scientific sessions)

*Fees quoted are in US Dollars and Philippine Pesos.
*All payments must be made online.

Email: secretariat@apcp2024.org
3/F Secretariat, PPS Bldg. 52 Kalayaan Avenue
Brgy. Malaya, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No: (+632) 8926-6758