The International Pediatric Association
Guidelines for Relationships with Industry
Approved by the IPA Standing Committee
IPA Policies regarding donations from
IPA vision and
values must drive all proposed relationships with donors
relationships must preserve and promote trust in IPA.
relationships must preserve IPA control over all proposed activities.
IPA activities must promote children’s health and /or the capacity of
pediatricians to improve children’s health.
The IPA will not involve itself in endorsement or marketing of products.
activities should be funded from multiple sources whenever possible.
Member societies must be accountable to ethical standards consistent with
may be accepted for general or specific purposes. Discussion and written
agreement with donors are essential to ensure that donations will be used
appropriately and ethically for the purpose for which they are given. IPA
reserves the right to publish the findings of any sponsored
projects in appropriate publications without censorship or
influence from donors..
will be acknowledged in the Triennial Report of the Executive Director and
will not be accepted from organisations or industries directly engaged in:
distribution, advertising, marketing or sponsorship of:
- Tobacco and tobacco products
Exploitation of children, including child labor
Violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk
Unethical marketing practises
- Discriminatory business
Policy on Infant
In addition to its stated Principles and Policies, IPA restates its
“IPA has for many years strongly advocated breast
feeding for babies world wide and will continue to do so.”
supports the International Code on the Marketing of
Breast Milk Substitutes and the subsequent biannual amendments of the
World Health Assembly to that Code.
Policy on the ethical conduct of Congresses, Workshops, and Seminars
to the content of the session,
Policy regarding individual ethical responsibility at scientific meetings.
Policy on education in ethical values