Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the 36th Congress of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology which will be held on the 23 - 24th of July, 2021 in Setia Spice, Penang. The Scientific Chairpersons, Associate Professor Dr Lim Soo Kun and Dr Bee Boon Cheak have carefully put together an exciting programme catering to the interests of nephrologists, paramedics and general practitioners with excellent international, regional and local speakers. The theme for this year is “ Strengthening the Basics, Embracing Advances in Nephrology”, a theme that reflects the critical need for all physicians to have a good knowledge base in common nephrology problems.
We are branching out to collaborate with our colleagues from other regional nephrology societies as well as primary care. For the first time, the Congress will have a joint symposia for the Taiwan Society of Nephrology, Nephrology Society of Thailand and Malaysian Society of Nephrology. Nephrology in Primary Care has been a focus in previous meetings, and is once again incorporated into a special symposia, in collaboration with the Family Medicine Specialist Association of Malaysia. This is in recognition of the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases in our country which is driving the growing spectre of Chronic Kidney Disease. Our nation is fast-developing, and we also need to embrace advances in nephrology including dialysis technologies, transplantation and data science in order to prevent and treat CKD more effectively. It is my hope that this Congress will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, promotion of local research, networking, and updating of knowledge.
I look forward to seeing you in July 2021!
Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor
Organising Chairman, MSN Congress 2021
President, Malaysian Society of Nephrology