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International Congress of Pediatrics (ICP)

Congress Information 

Congress Venue

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl.
South Wharf 3006


The official language of the Congress is English.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be printed as of August 28, after 12:00.


August in Melbourne is cool and can be windy. Temperatures range from 9°C in the night time to 20°C in the daytime. It is recommended to bring warm clothing for the evenings.


During the entire meeting, attire will be informal.

Time Zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time is GMT plus 10 hours.

Currency & Taxes

The Australian Dollar ($) is the official national currency. All major credit cards are accepted. A 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is incorporated into the price of all goods and services sold in Australia, except some basic items. International tourists may be eligible for a GST refund on some goods bought in Australia. www.customs.gov.au

visa requirements

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Various processes are available depending on your nationality, purpose of travel and eligibility: For information on visa options to attend the International Congress of Pediatrics 2013, please go to: http://www2.kenes.com/ipa/congress/Pages/VisaRequirements.aspx

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Congress Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participants. This invitation is meant only to help visitors to raise travel funds or to obtain a Visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

Liability & Insurance

The Symposium Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Transportation from the Airport

SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run from every 10 minutes throughout the day.
$17 Adult - one way - return $28
$38 Family 2- (2 adults and 1-4 children) - return $65
$24 Family 1- (1 adult and 1-4 children) - return $40
$6.50 Child (4-14 years) - one way
$130 - 10 trip ticket


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Melbourne offers City Tourist Shuttle and the City Circle tram to delegates as options for free transport in the city.

What to do in MELBOURNE

For more information about activities in Melbourne visit the following sites:




Agent for italian participants

Gianni Frontani
TWT srl
Via Cagliari 13
00198 ROMA
Tel: 0039.06.44249321
Fax: 0039.06.44249327

Congress Secretariat

27th IPA/ICP
C/o Kenes International
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet, P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1 | Switzerland
Tel:+41 22 908 0488 | Fax: +41 22 906 9140 | E-mail: ICP2013@kenes.com