World Congresses


IPPNW World Congresses are held every two years and they are wonderful opportunities for health professionals and medical students to get inspired by each other's campaigns and to set up regional and international strategies. Affiliates interested in becoming a Congress organizer should submit proposals to the International Council and Board of Directors.

  1. Airlie,Virginia, USA -- March 1981
    [Congress statement]
  2. Cambridge, United Kingdom -- 1982
    [Congress statement]
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands -- 1983
    [Congress statement]
  4. Espoo/Helsinki, Finland -- 1984
    [Congress statement]
  5. Budapest, Hungary -- 1985
    [Congress statement]
  6. Cologne, Germany -- 1986
    [Congress statement]
  7. Moscow, Russia -- 1987
    [Congress statement]
  8. Montreal, Canada -- 1988
    [Congress statement]
  9. Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Japan -- 1989
    [Congress statement]
  10. Stockholm, Sweden -- June 27- July 1, 1991
    [Congress statement]
  11. Mexico City, Mexico -- September 30 - October 3, 1993
  12. Worcester, Massachusetts, USA -- July 1996
  13. Melbourne, Australia -- December 4-6, 1998
    [Congress statement]
  14. Paris, France -- June 29 - July 2, 2000
    [Congress statement]
  15. Washington D.C., USA -- May 3-5, 2002
    [Congress statement]
  16. Beijing, China -- September 17-19, 2004
    [Congress statement]
  17. Helsinki, Finland -- September 2006
    [Congress statement]
  18. New Delhi, India -- March 9-12, 2008
    [Congress statement]
  19. Basel, Switzerland -- August 25-30, 2010
    [Website] [2010 blog] [Congress statement]
  20. Hiroshima, Japan -- August 24-26, 2012
    [Congress statement]
  21. Astana, Kazakhstan -- August 27-30, 2014
    [Congress statement] [Presentations]
  22. York, United Kingdom -- September 4-6, 2017
    Joint MEDACT Forum and IPPNW World Congress [Website]
    The IPPNW International Council will meet on Sunday, Sept 3 and again on Thursday, Sept 7. The Main conference will take place on September 4 – 6. Medical students interested in the 550km bike tour can find more information here.