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Congress Site Selection and Coordination Committee 2021 – 2023

IAPD Congress Site Selection and Coordination Committee

Anna-Maria Vierrou


Jorge Castillo


Marc Saadia


Helen Rodd


Richard Widmer



  • To send “invitations to bid” for a future congress of IAPD to National Member Societies, to receive responses and to provide information on the preparation of bids.
  • To investigate all ‘bids’ received from National Member Societies to hold a future IAPD Congress, to impartially assess those bids both from the documents provided and by interview of delegations, and to recommend to the Board of Directors the most appropriate National Member Society to be awarded the right to hold a particular Congress. The work of the Committee is intended to assist the Board of Directors in its recommendation to Council. To co-ordinate, along with the Secretary General, the planning of each congress on behalf of the Board of Directors by close co-operation with the General Chair of that Congress.
  • To preview and update the Congress guidelines as needed. To ensure that requirements of the Board of Directors are met and adhered to and in particular that the financial planning of the Congress is appropriate and professionally prepared.
  • To monitor and ensure LOC is following CG timetable of congress preparations and act as liaison between SG and LOC.

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