5 ASEAN REGIONAL PRIMARY CARE CONFERENCE (ARPaC KL 2019)
INCORPORATING THE ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF
THE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS OF MALAYSIA
Date: 28th - 30th March 2019
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
"THE CHALLENGES IN ASEAN IN CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES."
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 20 points
Synopsis: Primary care physicians in ASEAN work in geographically and culturally diverse settings. Funding pressures, changing patient expectations, rapid technological changes in our daily lives and clinical environments are impacting our clinical work in both positive and negative ways. This conference offers you an opportunity to share your experience in caring for the individual, family and the community. Renowned primary care experts will be available to give you tips to better cope with the challenges faced.
On behalf of the organising committee, the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia is delighted and honoured to host the 5th ASEAN REGIONAL PRIMARY CARE CONFERENCE.
The theme for the conference is ‘’ Challenges in ASEAN in caring for individual, family and the community.’’ is scheduled to take place on 28th – 30th March 2019 at the Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I wish to extend a warm welcome to fellow delegates from the ASEAN countries.
The 1st ARPaC Conference initiated by the Academy of Family Physicians in 2007 was a huge success. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to host this meeting again in 2019.
Primary health care plays a vital role in delivering comprehensive and cost-effective medical care to all citizens. Many developed and developing countries are now shifting the focus in strengthening the primary health care which has shown to improve the health outcomes.
However, we are now facing many challenges globally in improving and delivery of quality patient care due to increasing health cost, changing patient expectations, emerging non-communicable disease, changing trends in new infectious disease, modernisation of technologies and the environment which are impacting our daily lives.
We have arranged an array of interesting topics which will be delivered by renowned local and regional primary care experts who will share their experiences and knowledge on matters affecting patients care and education particularly in the primary care setting. There many interactive symposium and workshops to enhance your practice.
This conference will provide you with an avenue to share your experience and challenges and also an invaluable opportunity for networking and fruitful contacts between countries. I am really looking forward to hearing and learning from our ASEAN colleagues ideas and best practice as to how we can move forward these important issues and concerns in primary care.
I do hope you will also take time to enjoy fascinating Malaysia with its tropical setting, friendly people and multi-cultural cuisine.
Dr. S.Kaviyarasan Sailin
Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Husni Jamal
President Elect AFPM
Dr Kaviyarasan Sailin
Honorary Secretary AFPM
Scientific Committee Chairman
Professor Dr Teng Cheong Lieng
International Medical University (IMU)