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Berita MPA July 2007 (English - pdf - 1663 Kb)
THE MALAYSIAN PAEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Editorial Board
Dr Zulkifli Ismail
Dr Noor Khatijah Nurani
MPA 2005/2007
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President
Dr Soo Thian Lian
Immediate Past President
Dr Zulkifli Ismail
Vice-President
Prof Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussain
Hon Secretary
Assoc Prof Tang Swee Fong
Asst Hon Secretary
Dr Noor Khatijah Nurani
Treasurer
Dr Musa Mohd Nordin
Committee Members
Dr Koh Chong Tuan
Dr Nazeli Hamzah
Prof Koh Mia Tuang
Dr Hung Liang Choo
Assoc Prof Syed Zulkifli Syed
Zakaria
Dr Selva Kumar Sivapunniam
Co-opted Committee Members
Prof Datuk Mohd Sham Kasim
Dr Hussain Imam Haji
Mohd Ismail
Dato’ Dr Zakaria Zahari
Affiliated to:
• Malaysian Council For Child
Welfare
• ASEAN Pediatric Federation
• Asian Pacific Paediatric Association
– APPA (Previously Association of
Paediatric Societies of the South
East Asian Region
– APSSEAR)
• International Paediatric Association
(IPA)
The Berita MPA is published for
members to keep them informed of the
activities of the Association.
The views & opinions in all the articles
are entirely those of the authors unless
otherwise specified.
JULY 2007
FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Unforgettable and
Picturesque Terengganu
The recently concluded 29th Congress of
the MPA in the serene Primula Beach
Hotel & Resort started with a sombre skit
on palliative care as we do not want to
see it being practised during the opening
ceremony. Acted solely by nursing
students, the audience was quick to
forgive, but not forget with all the
‘backstage’ discussion that followed. It
was a pivotal discussion point among all
delegates. The rest of the congress was
upbeat with exhibition booths crowding
the tight hotel corridors, 403 registered
delegates, an exciting social programme, a
stimulating scientific discourse and
personal memories of reunions spanning
all three days from 8th to 10th June.
The pre-congress workshop on epilepsy
management on 7th June was
exceptionally well-attended. Conducted
by Drs Hussain Imam, Khoo Teik Beng and
Wong Sau Wei with support from the
other paediatric neurologists, active
participation from the more vocal of the
paediatricians made the whole-day session
lively. Starting with simple classifications,
the workshop went into high gear after
morning tea break and shifted even
higher after lunch. Lucid video and EEG
recordings of seizures were shown and
participants were encouraged to speak
and contribute to the discussion.
The opening ceremony was officiated by
the Chief Minister of Terengganu, who
gave a frank outlook of the state and the
plans that are afoot to improve the whole
state to be at par with the best in the
world. He gave a refreshing and optimistic
We invite articles and feedback from
readers – Editor
The outgoing MPA President, Dr Zulkifli, hands
over the reigns to the incoming President,
Dr Soo Thian Lian.
look into the future of Terengganu and
also promised more for the paediatric
department of Kuala Terengganu Hospital.
The speeches by MPA President, Dr Zulkifli
Ismail and the Chief Minister were then
followed by the skit above and a dance by
the student nurses.
The honour of our annual Bill Marshall
Memorial Lecture this year was given to
Dr Catherine Peckham who talked on
Prevalence and Pattern of Chronic Illness
in Childhood. Other prominent overseas
speakers included Dr Andrew Rosenberg
who talked on the long-term outcome of
children with vesicoureteric reflux, Prof
Susan Sawyer on the Adolescent and
Chronic Illness, and Prof Usa Thisyakorn
on Psychosocial Problems in HIV Survivors
and their Families.
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From The President
MPA
The Journey Ahead
would be a significant step in making MPA the leading
platform for paediatricians and those who work towards
improving child health care in the country.
Let me start by saying a sincere and humble thank you to
the members of the association for entrusting me with the
task of serving as your president. As I had mentioned during
our banquet night at Kuala Terengganu, it is good that the
presidency has crossed the South China Sea, a symbol of
MPA coming of age and truly encompassing the country, on
the 50th year of our country’s independence, and the 29th
year of our Association.
Another area that we can and should get more active in is
the arena of social service. The Association gives 10% of
the profit from our annual conferences to the Malaysian
Paediatric Foundation. This money has been fruitfully
rechanneled into various training and educational activities
over the years. As was discussed in the recent AGM in
Kuala Terengganu, perhaps it would be good if the
Association in conjunction with the Foundation, could
increase its activities in the realm of social/welfare projects.
In the past, we have given grants to medical volunteers who
have participated in various medical relief programmes
overseas. I would like to see this dimension of social
conscience strengthened and developed. We have been
blessed with bountiful finances as a result of successful
annual conferences. We should now look more actively into
giving to the community through more welfare oriented
projects, either through the Foundation or directly through
the activities by the various state committees.
Firstly, I should thank our outgoing president Dr. Zulkifli
Ismail for his impeccable term of service. He has been
instrumental in the success of many key programmes of the
Association, chief of which are the Positive Parenting and
the Make It Safe For Kids programmes. Despite being new
in private practice, he has invested a lot of his personal time
and attention into the many activities these have involved.
He will be a hard act to follow.
The recently concluded 29th MPA Congress went on
smoothly and successfully in picturesque Kuala Terengganu.
In addition to an involving scientific program, we had many
broad smiling faces toting shopping bags filled with batik,
keropok and lekor. Many thanks to the local organising
committee, and of course, the very able secretariat under
the leadership of the tireless Datin Saadiah.
We have successfully bidded for the 2009 International
Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) World Congress.
This will be a major meeting on the world congress calendar
addressing the issue of adolescent health. This comes at an
appropriate time in the development of our services as we
are in the midst of persuading the Ministry to officially
extend the paediatric age coverage to 18 years. We will
have to work hard over the next two years to make this
congress the resounding success that we have come to
expect from ourselves.
What directions do I see for MPA in the
coming years?
I hope to see more active involvement by the various state
committees. Each committee is given seed money of
RM2,000 to start their activities at the local state level (with
option for more funding on a need-to basis), but not every
state has taken up this opportunity. Undoubtedly, the
various paediatricians have been organising various activities
on their own initiative at their local level, often in
conjunction with various NGOs and government institutions.
I hope that they will choose MPA as their partner in these
activities. This will be a win-win situation whereby the
administrative support and experience of the central MPA
secretariat is made available to the various states, and in
return, MPA is strengthened and made relevant to the
medical community, and the community at large. That
So, let’s all put our shoulders to the wheel and work at the
challenging tasks ahead, or perhaps a more appropriate
phrase for our present age would be Captain Kirk’s “engage
warp engines, full speed ahead”.2
Soo Thian Lian
President 2007-9
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Report
We Are 7 Years Old!
March 24th, 2007, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Yes, we are seven years old and we celebrated
the occasion with over 300 guests, which
included members of the programme’s expert
partners, representatives from caring corporations,
young parents and parents-to-be. The launch
ceremony featured the unveiling of the all new
Positive Parenting Guide and website
www.mypositiveparenting.org. This was followed
by a seminar entitled ‘Raise Happy, Healthy
Children’ and a Q&A session which lasted well
past the allotted time!
¶ Parents and parents-tobe listen to the experts
§
The unveiling of the all
new Positive Parenting
Guide officiated by
YBhg Tan Sri Datin
Paduka Seri Hajah
Zaleha Ismail flanked by
(left to right) Dr Musa
Mohd Nordin, Datuk
Sam Abraham and Dr
Zulkifli Ismail.
“LPPKN strives to give each family the
best possible start and continued
support. In this regard, we find Positive
Parenting an ideal complement to our
efforts. Of interest to us is Positive
Parenting’s efforts to inculcate skills and
best practices in parenting, expert
medical and nutritional information,
injury prevention, coverage of common
concerns like financial planning and
children’s education, and even prevailing
social issues, like divorce, communication
breakdown and child abuse.
Dr Yong Junina Fadzil on
“Caring for Your Child’s
Health”
Assoc Prof Dr Tan Ay Eeng
talks about “A Safe &
Comfortable Pregnancy”
Ms Peggy Tang sharing
“Smart Nutrition For
Children”
Dr Goh Chee Leong
delivering his talk “Build A
Positive Family”
“By adopting a consumer-friendly approach to spread the
teachings of Positive Parenting as widely as possible, the Malaysian
Paediatric Association and the Positive Parenting Management
Committee have set a surprisingly fresh and vibrant tone for parent
education in Malaysia.”
– YBhg Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, Chairman, National
Population & Family Development Board (LPPKN), Ministry of Women, Family
& Community Development Malaysia
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BERITA MPA – JULY 2007
Report
5th National Symposium on
Adolescent Health
1st Adolescent Health Learning Market
23rd - 25th March 2007, Mines Palace Beach and Spa, Sri Kembangan, Selangor
The theme of the above symposium was ‘Adolescents at Risk’ and
mainly covered the issues of accidents and injuries in the adolescents
including the ‘Mat Rempit’ menace.
Day 1
A very interesting session began with a presentation by Dr Kamariah,
a traumatologist from HKL who enlightened us on the gory details of
the cases that came to the emergency department. This was followed
by ASP Hj Hamza from the police department who showed video clips
of actual scenes of `Mat Rempit` in action. He gave a police
perspective of the issue and how his department has managed to
reduce the problem around Kuala Lumpur by strict enforcement. He is
hopeful that the new bill to charge not only ‘Mat Rempit’ but
onlookers as well will enable the police to handle the problem more
effectively. This is because without admiration and adulation from their
audience, there is no point in risking themselves doing all the antics!
Another presentation by Dr Normah gave a very good profile of ‘Mat
Rempit’ and what makes them tick.
Jointly organised by:
Adolescent Health Committee, MMA
Malaysian Association for Adolescent Health
(MAAH)
Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH)
Lembaga Penduduk dan Perancang Kesihatan
Negara (LPPKN)
Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA)
Day 2
On the second day, our guest speaker Professor Susan Sawyer,
Attentive audience of healthcare professionals and
Professor in Adolescent Health from the University of Melbourne,
adolescents
Australia, shared her expertise and experience when she presented
‘The Adolescent
with Chronic Illness’. Many adolescents with chronic illnesses can live
up to adulthood with advances in treatment and this poses a problem
when they reach adolescence. Not only do they have to face the
challenges that normal adolescents have, but they have to contend
with their own illnesses as well. Adolescents with chronic illnesses
have a higher prevalence of risk taking behaviours.
Addiction in the adolescent poses a serious problem. Not only are
they more prone to addiction but their addiction tends to last into
adulthood and currently substitution therapy has not been
recommended for this group. The answer lies in prevention.
Dr Nazeli with speakers. Prof Susan Sawyer is
fourth from left
The guest of honour for the opening ceremony was Tan Sri Datuk Dr
Ismail Merican, the Director General of Health of Malaysia. He was
very supportive of adolescent health and recognised that more needs
to be done in this area of medicine and promised to support
application from doctors to further their studies in adolescent
medicine. His presence brought media coverage to our event.
Datuk Dr Teoh in his speech congratulated the organising committee on the success of the symposium and pledged MMA
support for all activities related to adolescent health as well as the formation of the Malaysian Association for Adolescent
Health (MAAH).
Dr Nazeli gave an overview of adolescent health issues in Malaysia. The real challenge is in addressing these issues. Currently
there is a lack of reliable data, and solutions are knee jerk reactions to complex inter-related problems. There is a need for a
central coordinating body to maximise limited resources. She hoped that with the formation of the Malaysian Association
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adolescents at risk’. She was truly in touch with adolescents
having been a teacher for many years and her presentation
kept the audience glued to their seats wishing we could
have more of her.
for Adolescent Health (MAAH), there will be better
coordination amongst all interested in adolescent health.
There were three concurrent symposia addressing three
groups of participants. The symposium on addiction and
sexually transmitted diseases including HIV AIDS were
targeted at medical personnel, and the Reproductive Health
of the Adolescent Module (RHAM) targeted the adolescents
themselves. The parenting skills workshop targeted
councillors and teachers as well as parents. The audience
participation in all symposia was encouraging.
The other topics covered were
‘Beautiful Skin, Beautiful Image’
touching on skin care, posture
and poise, in order to project
the image of a confident and
beautiful person. Weight and
diet management was given by
Ms Mary Easaw and Ms Wee.
‘Beautiful Mind and Soul’ was
jointly conducted by Dr Aminah
and Assoc Prof Haniki and
‘Beautiful Smile’ by Dr Hou.
The 1st Adolescent Health
Learning Market:
Look Good, Feel Good
The sessions were very well
attended but unfortunately
some speakers took too much
time and thus there was less
time for discussion.
The adolescent health learning market was jointly organised
by the MMA and the Malaysian Association for Adolescent
Health (MAAH).
The MAAH is a newly formed organisation whose members
comprise doctors, paramedical personnel, councillors,
parents and most importantly, adolescents themselves. In
fact, anyone
interested in
adolescent health
is a potential
member of
MAAH.
The main objective
of the 1st MAAH
Learning Market
was to help build
the ideal image of
the adolescents.
A holistic
approach to image
building includes
not only physical
appearances but
‘feeling good’
as well.
Ms Mary Easaw stressing a
point on nutrition
A Great Success!
Overall the symposium was a great success with a record
attendance of 347 participants from all over Malaysia
including Sabah and Sarawak. The National Symposium on
Adolescent Health has turned out to be an event that
brought together all doctors and personnel interested in
care of the adolescent. The participation of adolescents
themselves gave a refreshing mood of youthful vigour to
the event, a respite from the normally sedate structure of
medical conferences.
The committee worked very hard to make it a successful
conference. The committee would like to record its thanks
to the Director General of Health for making time to attend
our function despite his busy schedule.
Dr Nazeli Hamzah with the Director General
of Health and an enthusiastic young crowd
A ‘learning
market’ is where
the speakers and
facilitators ‘sell’
their knowledge
A fun, lively session that had all the
to participants
participants interacting
who ‘pay’ for
them not only
with cash but by ‘paying attention’.
Participants were divided into four groups and move from
one `market` to the next to `pay` attention to the speakers
and facilitators. These sessions aimed to be as interactive
and informal as possible with free flow of ideas and
discussion between the participants and facilitators.
The first session given by Hjh Noor Rezan Bapoo, the
Director of Student Health, Ministry of Education was very
interesting and informative. She spoke on ‘Reaching out to
A job well done and the organising committee has
every reason to smile!
Nazeli Hamzah
Chairperson
Adolescent Health Committee
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The local speakers came from the Ministry of Health, universities and a
few from the private sector, and they covered their topics very well despite
some being not so senior in their subspecialty areas. Covering almost all
aspects of children with chronic illnesses, no disease was left out and no
subspecialty ignored.
Guests of honour: The Chief Minister of Terengganu, YAB
Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Bin Jusoh, with MPA Exco members
Busy registration
Behind the scenes
Our annual Young Investigator Award presenters lived up to our expectation
with the high quality of presentations on research that they did themselves.
From the six selected, Dr Toh Teck Hock walked away the winner with his
presentation on the the use of botulinum toxin for lower limb spasticity in
Sibu District Hospital. The judges were unanimously impressed with the
usefulness of the paper to our community.
As always, the entertainment during all the dinners
were good. Dr Syed Zulkifli led the crowd two evenings
in a row with his antics, including getting a former MPA
president, Dato’ Dr Azizi Hj Omar and the outgoing
president, Dr Zulkifli to do a duet. Dr Soo Thian Lian,
the incoming President, also had to sing. Our Treasurer,
Dr Musa Nordin was not spared and he sportingly
came on stage to sing his uniquely funny school song!
Ballet and cultural dances provided the rest of the
entertainment.
As usual, our 29th congress was a success and
managed to put Terengganu among the memories of
our members. Credit is due to the local organizing
committee led by Dato’ Dr Jimmy Lee, the scientific
committee led by Dr Hussain Imam and the secretariat
steered by Datin Saadiah Ahmad. We can now look
forward to our 30th congress in Melaka before the
World Congress of the International Association of
Adolescent Health in 2009 that will coincide with our
31st annual congress. Till then, the memories of
Terengganu as displayed on these pages will
stay with many for some time to come.2
Huge crowds at the exhibition booths...
Serious discussion
Bachelors’ club
Dinner is in session!
.....all the way to the lower lobby!
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Old friends meet again
Congress
The new MPA
President’s debut
song with
Dr Norzila.
Dr Nazeli and Dr Syed
doing a duet
Dr Musa’s
school song
“We did it our-r-r-r
way-y-y-y!”
KIds kept
busy while
parents were
conferencing
Profs Catherine Peckham, Andrew
Rosenberg and Susan Sawyer on stage
Dr Syed Zulkifli belted one out for
the crowd with singer Shafinaz
Dr Azam shook up a storm
on stage
Mesmerising moves
A special
memento for
the Chief
Minister of
Terengganu
Young
Investigator
Award
winner
Dr Toh Teck
Hock
Young Investigator Award presenters
AGM in session
Clarifying a point
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Little can-can dancers in Terengganu!
The incoming President in a pensive pose
BERITA MPA – JULY 2007
Mummy & Me
A Fun-Filled Weekend
for Mums & Kids
May 11th – 13th 2007, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
It was Mother’s Day and all over the
world, families were busy making
preparations to celebrate the occasion in
style. MPA was right in the thick of
activity too: we were the host of Mummy
& Me 2007, Malaysia’s largest mother &
child products exhibition. Themed “From
Conception, Birth to Toddlerhood – The
Magical Years”, it was three full days of
great family fun – from parenting talks by
MPA Positive Parenting experts to loads
of activities for kids, exciting games and
contests to prizes galore!
Parents gather to listen to the experts on the first day of the seminars.
Pn Suhaila Shuhaimi demonstrating
pregnancy exercises on a pregnant
participant
¶
(Top) Assoc Prof Tan
Ay Eeng talks about
pregnancy care.
©
Dr Norimah
Karim explains
how to eat right
during pregnancy
(Left) Dr Zulkifli
Ismail shares injury
prevention tips.
(Right) Dr Rajini on
identifying children
with special needs.
BERITA MPA – JULY 2007
§
Ms Yang Wai Wai
talks about
strategies for
children with
special needs
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Dr Yong Junina Fadzil talks about how
to care for baby
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high index of suspicion every time a child presents
with fever.
Thank you for your e-mail regarding MPA's Pneumococcal
Disease (PnD) Awareness Public Education Campaign. For
your information, and that of other members, MPA Executive
Committee made a decision to start on the awareness
programme in 2006 based on the following reasons:
1. The sequelae of PnD can be devastating
2. With Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the
National Immunisation Programme, pneumococcus as a
major aetiology of meningitis in childhood is expected to
increase in importance
3. There is a very low knowledge of Streptococcus
pneumoniae or pneumococcus and the diseases that it
causes amongst the public (only 3% of a population
sampled knew or had heard about it in 2006)
4. To encourage the public to discuss the diseases caused by
this bacterium with their health care provider
5. Almost all of us have treated patients with invasive
pneumococcal disease and would hope to see less of it
through the use of the conjugate vaccine.
The public education campaign was discussed at our
Executive Committee meetings and later during our Annual
General Meetings in 2006 and 2007. It was approved during
these meetings by a majority of the members.
The first lot of advertising material was adapted from the
Singapore Paediatric Society (SPS) Fight Pneumococcal
Disease education programme. The SPS had their logo side
by side with the Wyeth logo. In Malaysia, we made it very
clear that the MPA logo is to stand on its own without any
company logo next to it. The text of the media advertisement
was also screened by key committee members, viz. President,
Secretary and Treasurer with the rest being sent pdf copies
via email, and had to be referenced. It aimed to inform about
the disease and directed parents to discuss it with their
doctors.
With feedback from our colleagues and after the 2006 AGM,
it was jointly decided to change the approach of the campaign.
Hence the new advertisements to highlight that the
presentation of pneumococcal disease can be innocuous and
that both parents and doctors have to be vigilant and have a
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Creating public awareness about pneumococcal disease is in
line with other countries in the region. The Pediatric Society
of Thailand had a big publicity blitz on television, radio and
press with stronger proposal on the use of the vaccine by
senior paediatric infectious disease specialists, the Philippine
Pediatric Society had their UNITE for pneumococcal
prevention public education programme and the SPS had the
programme stated above. It is also in support of the World
Health Organisation (WHO) Weekly Epidemiological Record
No. 12, 2007, 82, 93-104 dated 23 March 2007. This report,
reviewed and endorsed by WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group
of Experts on immunisation, recommends that WHO works
through national professional societies to inform the public
on the availability of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in
an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality from this
disease. WHO also considers that it should be a priority to
include this vaccine in national immunisation programmes.
All of us are concerned about the high cost of the 7-valent
pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. In view of the
manufacturing processes involved in production of the
vaccine, the only way that the price can be reduced is to help
move its use and sale. Without educating our colleagues and
also the public, this will take a much longer time to happen.
While we recognize that there will be parents who cannot
afford to pay for the three or four doses required, we cannot
assume that they are not willing to pay for the added
protection conferred by the vaccine.
For additional information, please refer to the President’s
Message in the April 2006 (“Vaccines – 21st Century
Vogue?” p.2-3) and July 2006 (“Pneumococcal Awareness
and more about vaccines”, p.2-3) issues of Berita MPA. We
must remind ourselves that one of the main aims of the MPA
is to advocate for and on behalf of children, and disease
prevention through immunisation is one of the ways to
achieve this.
Zulkifli Ismail
Immediate-Past President
On behalf of the MPA Executive Committee
BERITA MPA – JULY 2007
Book Review
Books For Your Patients
(And You)
Anak Istimewa
Author: K.A Razhiyah
Pages: 214 pages
Language: Bahasa Malaysia
K.A. Razhiyah’s vast experience with children with special needs shines through in
her book Anak Istimewa. Parents of these special children will appreciate the
sincere and encouraging approach she takes as you journey along with her – from
initial reactions (“Why me?”) to learning to accept and understand your special
child, from schooling to planning his or her future career. The author’s positive
perspective drives home the point that special children are truly gifts to be treasured
and with proper love and care, you can help them grow to the fullest of their
potential. Look at the author’s list of famous people who’ve achieved greatness
despite their disabilities (which stretches an astonishing nine whole pages!), that initial
“Why me?” reaction may very well turn into “Why not?”
Baby Handbook: Caring For Your
Child’s Health From Day One
101 Questions You Forgot To Ask Your
Paediatrician: A New Handbook for
Parents
Author: Dr Tan Poh Tin
Pages: 280 pages
Language: English
Authors: Dr Iean Hamzah-Sendut,
Professor Dr Zulkifli Ismail
Pages: 163 pages
Language: English
The blurb on its
cover “Current
medical
information
made
simple for
parents”
describes Baby
Handbook to a T. Written as a
medical reference book, the information
is presented in a straightforward, almost textbook
manner – ideal for those who prefer to get right to
the meat of the matter (the medical matter, that is).
Dr Tan takes pains to explain in laymen terms all the
conditions parents may need to deal with and this
covers the simple (bathing baby) to the more
challenging (common and not-so-common childhood
illnesses). Targeted primarily at parents, Baby
Handbook provides much more detail than the
average baby care book, in the hope that it answers
the questions that doctors may not have time for. The
verdict? Certainly a good addition to any parent’s (and
doctor’s) shelf.
BERITA MPA – JULY 2007
“Why didn’t I ask the doctor that question when I had
the chance!” Well, with 101 Questions, your patients
won’t be saying this the moment they step out of your
room. Written as a reference for first time parents, this
little book contains answers to a wide range of
questions covering not just illnesses, but other
everyday topics like sleep and “cot death”,
development, infant massage and even
common traditional practices. Answers
are systematically organised and
kept deliberately short, simple
and free of jargons so that
even the busiest parents
can get the information
they need, this book
will be an
indispensable
guide for all
parents and
provide
paediatricians with
valuable insight into the
concerns of the parents under
your care.
10
Announcements
FRATERNITY
7TH MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA –
ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF MALAYSIA SCIENTIFIC
MEETING 2007
NEW LIFE MEMBERS
Dr Chuah Sai Ling
43, Jalan Merpati, Taman Eng Ann
41150 Klang, Selangor
MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE IN 2020
Date
Venue
Secretariat
: September 6 to 8, 2007
: Bayview Beach Resort, Penang
: 7th MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting 2007
19 Jalan Folly Barat, 50480 KL, Malaysia
: 603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
: 603 2093 0900
: [email protected]
: www.acadmed.org.my
Tel
Fax
Email
Website
Dr Heng Hock Sin
8-D Taman Makmur, Bakar Arang
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
Dr Cheong Wai Hoong
No. 14, Jalan Hujan Gerimis Satu,
Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Dr Kumar Sathiyagnany
1, Lorong 18/22A,
Taman Kanagapuram
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
PAEDIATRICS COURSE & SYMPOSIUM
Date
Venue
Organiser
: September 24 to 25, 2007
: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
: The Education and Standards Department of
the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
(RCPE), Scotland
: Ms Christina C Gray (Course Co-ordinator)
44 (0) 131 247 3607
: 44 (0) 131 220 4393
: [email protected]
: www.rcpe.ac.uk
Phone
Direct Fax
Email
Website
Dr Koh Chun Wearn
No. 33, SS 20/14, Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dr Ooi Hooi Leng
79, Jalan Batu Unjur 4
Bayu Perdana, 41200 Klang
Dr Ang Geik Choo
16, Hala Bandar Baru Tambun 8
Bandar Baru Tambun
31400 Ipoh, Perak
: October 6 to 8, 2007
: Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic
: c/o Kenes International
17 Rue du Cendrier, PO Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland
: +41 22 908 0488
: +41 22 732 2852
: [email protected]
: http://www.kenes.com/Paediatric-Research/
Dr Khairul Idzwan Kamil
Paediatric Clinci
Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim
08000 Sg. Petani, Kedah
AAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2007
Date
Venue
Phone
Fax
E-mail
: October 27 to 30, 2007
: San Francisco, California
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
ELK Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
: 847/434-4000 800/433-9016
: 847/434 8000
: [email protected]
10TH CONGRESS OF THE ASIA PAN-PACIFIC SOCIETY
OF PAEDIATRIC, GASTROENTEROLOGY,
HEPATOLOGY & NUTRITION (APPSPGHAN)
Date
Venue
Conference
Secretariat
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
: November 15 to 18, 2007
: Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
: Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan
: + 92 21 4930051 Ext. 4578, 4584
: +92 21 4934294, 4932095
: [email protected] or [email protected]
: http://www.aku.edu/appspghan
Dr Choo Chong Ming
3, Lorong Naluri 1, Taman Naluri
13500 Permatang Pauh
Pulau Pinang
Dr Nor Azmi Abdullah
1297 Jalan Kamaruddin
20400 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
Dr Siti Arbaiyah Mun Sarikh
17, Jalan 4/3H, Bandar Baru Bangi
43650 Selangor
Dr Er Meng Chai
37, Jalan Dato Ahmad
84000 Muar, Johor
Dr Hafez Hussain
6400-K, Jalan Raja Dewa Hulu
15150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Dr Suhaimi Hussain
Department of Paediatrics, HUSM
16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Dr Noor Zehan Abdul Rahim
Department of Paediatrics
Hospital Ipoh, 30990 Ipoh, Perak
Dr Suhaila Omar
Department of Paediatrics
Hospital Selayang
Lebuhraya Selayang-Kepong
68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Dr Revathi Rajagopal
Department of Paediatrics
Hospital Ipoh, 30990 Ipoh, Perak
Dr Raoul Roger Sibert
52, Taman Hillview, Jalan Ulu Klang
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Dr Chan Yan Kheong
5L-1, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah
Taman Nasional, 30250 Ipoh, Perak
Dr Mohammad Zainie Hassan
5, Jalan Aman 3/53
46000 Keminung Jaya, Selangor
Dr Noraini Mustafa
B-6-8, PV3, Melati Utama
Condominium, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Dr Ding Sook Ling
45, Taman Pelangi
32400 Ayer Tawar, Perak
Dr Joycee Darshinee
No. 9, Jalan Matahari
Taman Westpool, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Dr Khoo Boo Aik
24, Jalan USJ 6/2Q
UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor
Dr Aznor Fadly Azim
1093, Lorong 1/3, Taman Seri Wang
08000 Sg. Petani, Kedah
Dr Khansa’ Abd Halim
4, Jalan 3/6, Bandar Baru Bangi
43650 Selangor
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Dr Theingi Sakina Han Dillon
No. 3, Lorong PJU 7/21B
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
XITH ISPCAN EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT"SUPPORTING PREVENTION AND
RECOVERY FROM CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: ROLE OF
PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES."
Date
Venue
Conference
Secretariat
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Dr Ahmad Rustam Mohd
Zainudin
Hospital Muar, Muar, Johor
NEW ORDINARY MEMBERS
THE 48TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN
SOCIETY FOR PAEDIATRIC RESEARCH (ESPR)
Date
Venue
Organising &
Scientific
Secretariat
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Selangor
Dr Valentina Shanti Joseph
No. 18 Jalan Aliff Harmoni 2/3
Taman Damansara Aliff
81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
: November 18 to 21, 2007
: Lisbon, Portugal
: 245 W. Roosevelt Rd, Building 6, Suite 39
West Chicago, IL 60185 USA
: 1 630 876 6913
: 1 630 876 6917
: [email protected]
: http/www.ispcan.org/euroconf2007
Dr Alan Khoo Soo Beng
Molecular Pathology Unit
Cancer Research Centre
Institute for Medical Research
Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur
11
Dr Selvakumar Supramaniam
Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak
SM Selvakumar
No 6, Jalan Emas 2, Bandar Sg.
Emas, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Dr Zuraidah Abdul Latif
No. 21, Jalan Andaman Utama
Taman Andaman Ukay
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Dr Kuan Pui Seng
Lot 4, First Floor, Kolam Centre
Jalan Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah
BERITA MPA – JULY 2007

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