Welcome Message

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA), I am honoured to invite you to the 44th Annual Congress of the Malaysian Paediatric Association to be held at KL Convention Centre from 13 to 14 of October 2023.

The 44th MPA Annual Congress will be more of a local event after two years of organising international conferences (hybrid). The theme for this congress is “ Hearts, Lungs and Minds”, which came about after months of deliberation that we need to include an often forgotten part of our daily practice; mental health and related issues. Childhood mental health is something that we need to address now before it is too late. To make it more interesting, we added essential topics related to cardiorespiratory diseases of children and voila, we have our congress theme. This year’s theme is even more important as we are just emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s congress lectures are planned to cater to the needs of our general paediatricians, family medicine specialists, general practitioners, medical officers and allied healthcare providers. As per our tradition, we have exciting and interactive pre-congress workshops ranging from hands-on echocardiography, autism, suicide prevention and a special workshop on respiratory care just for nurses. We also have plenary sessions and three symposia tracks and Meet-the-Expert sessions, dedicated to cardiovascular, respiratory, mental health and development. All our topics will address the latest and relevant developments by brilliant local experts and a few invited overseas speakers.

Please do not let this golden opportunity slip away; block your calendars and be ready to meet us, network with our speakers and rekindle our acquaintances among our fraternity after almost three years of no actual physical meeting.

Selva Kumar Sivapunniam
MPA President 2021 - 2023
Chairman of the Organising Committee, 44th MPA Congress