• 26 - 28 March 2021

  • Connexion Conference & Event Centre


About Pres-KL 2021

Paediatric rheumatology was first established as a new discipline in pediatrics five decades ago. Since then, this subspecialty has expanded especially in the West but the awareness of these diseases is still poor in South East Asia. Training programs and access to subspecialty care is limited in most countries and absent in some. This is the first basic paediatric rheumatology educational course in South East Asia and spans over two exciting days. It is organized with the support of Paediatric Rheumatology European Association (PReS) and is dedicated towards increasing the awareness and to educate doctors in SEA with regards to paediatric rheumatic diseases.

Event Highlights

Many interesting sessions consisting of lectures and case based discussions on a wide variety of rheumatological topics in childhood. The highlights include:

  • 1

    Joint examination skills

  • 2

    Arthritis in children and its mimics

  • 3

    Systemic vasculitis including Kawasaki disease and Henoch Schonlein purpura

  • 4

    Connective tissue diseases in children

  • 5

    Common orthopaedic conditions in children

  • 6

    Autoinflammatory conditions

  • 7

    Infections and vaccination of the immunocompromised child

  • 8

    Interpreting laboratory and radiological investigations in rheumatic diseases

Who should Attend *Trainees / Medical officers and specialists in

*Anyone involved or interested in the care of children with rheumatic diseases


Conference Programme

Rheumatology Clinical Skills Workshop (Pre Congress) 26th March 2021
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This one-day pre-course workshop is targeted towards medical officers with the aim to enhance rheumatology clinical skills. It consists of lectures on focussed history taking, pearls in communication and paediatric regional musculoskeletal examination. In addition, there are interactive hands-on small group teachings on joint examination, and an opportunity to practise history taking and communication. This pre-course workshop is limited to 30 participants, so do register early to avoid disappointment.

Time Topic Speaker
0745-0815 Registration  
0815-0825 Opening address  
0825-0840 Introduction and briefing Tang Swee Ping
0840-0940 History taking for rheumatic diseases Koay Beng Siang
0940-1000 The Art of communication Tang Swee Ping
1000-1030 Tea  
1030-1300 Clinical skills workshop
Small group teaching on history taking/management planning and communication
  • Cham Weng Tarng

  • Hargeet Kaur

  • Helen Foster

  • Hii King Ching

  • Koay Beng Siang

  • Lim Sern Chin

  • Soamarat Vilaiyuk

  • Tang Swee Ping

1300-1400 Lunch  
1400-1445 Joint examination- pREMS Helen Foster
1445-1700 Clinical skills workshop
Small group teaching on joint examination in children
  • Cham Weng Tarng

  • Helen Foster

  • Koay Beng Siang

  • Lim Sern Chin

  • Soamarat Vilaiyuk

  • Tang Swee Ping

Main Conference 
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This course is packed with many interesting lectures and case-based discussions on rheumatic diseases in children. Whether you are a medical officer or specialist, new to paediatrics or an experienced doctor, there is something for everyone! The focus of the course is on recognition and initial investigations leading to a diagnosis, and basic practical management. Come and learn from leading international and South East Asian speakers.

Day 1, 27th March 2021 (Saturday)

Time Topic Speaker
0745-0815 Registration and coffee  
0815-0830 Welcome and opening address Tang Swee Ping
 /td> Paediatric Rheumatology 1 Chair: Tang Swee Ping & Noraini Mustafa
0830-0840 Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in SEA Tash Arkachaisri
0840-0910 Understanding autoimmunity Lim Sern Chin
0910-0945 Approach to a limping child Helen Foster
0945-1020 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis – Clinical features & complications Nico Wulffraat
1020-1050 Tea  
  Paediatric Rheumatology II Chair: Helen Foster & Koay Beng Siang
1050-1140 Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Case based discussion 1) Chris Scott
1140-1225 Mimics of arthritis for the paediatrician Raju Khubchandani
1225-1300 Autoinflammatory conditions for the general paediatrician Carine Wouters
1300-1400 Lunch  
  Paediatric Rheumatology III Chair: Lim Sern Chin & Sharifah Noor Adrianna
1400-1410 Update on Global Musculoskeletal Task Force Helen Foster
1410-1440 Systemic vasculitis I: HSP and Kawasaki disease Tash Arkachaisri
1440-1510 Systemic vasculitis II: PAN, Takayasu and ANCA vasculitis Christine Bernal
1510-1540 Orthopedic conditions for the general paediatrician Yong Su Mei
1540-1610 Tea  
1610-1700 Management of systemic vasculitis (Case based discussion II) Cham Weng Tarng & Koay Beng Siang

Day 2, 28th March 2021 (Sunday)

Time Topic Speaker
  Paediatric Rheumatology IV Chair: Tash Arkachaisri & Lee Soon Yap
0830-0900 Acute rheumatic fever and post streptococcal arthritis Soamarat Vilaiyuk
0900-0930 Systemic lupus erythematosus – clinical features and diagnosis Lim Sern Chin
0930-1030 Systemic lupus erythematosus – complications and management (case based discussion III) Tang Swee Ping
1030-1100 Tea  
  Paediatric Rheumatology V Chair: Christine Bernal & Hii King Ching
1100-1130 Infections in the immunocompromised host Raju Khubchandani
1130-1200 Scleroderma Tash Arkachaisri
1200-1230 Juvenile Dermatomyositis Cham Weng Tarng
1230-1300 Laboratory investigations in rheumatic diseases Carine Wouters
1300-1400 Lunch  
  Paediatric Rheumatology VI Chair: Soamarat Vilaiyuk & Cham Weng Tarng
1400-1430 Radiological investigations in rheumatic disease Chris Scott
1430-1500 Vaccination in immunocompromised host Nico Wulffraat
1500-1530 Chronic pain syndromes in children Tang Swee Ping
1530-1600 Tea  
1600-1700 What’s your diagnosis? Pictorial clues to rheumatic diseases (Case based discussion IV) Koay Beng Siang

Registration Fee

“Rheumatology Clinical skills” workshop for doctors

(26 March 2021)

Malaysia RM 325
South East Asia USD 80
International USD 125

*Participants of pre-course workshop must attend the main PReS-KL event and limited to 30 participants.


PReS-KL 2021 Main Conference

(27 - 28 March 2021)


Early bird

(before 31/12/20)

Normal On site
Medical officers/ Trainees /Pharmacists (Malaysia) RM 500 RM 550 RM 600
Specialists/ GPs (Malaysia) RM 550 RM 650 RM 750
Medical officers/Trainees (SEA countries) USD 140 USD 185 USD 200
Specialists/GPs (SEA countries) USD 190 USD 230 USD 270
International delegates USD 210 USD 250 USD 300

Registration Cancellation Policy

1. All cancellation requests for delegates who have registered for PReS-KL 2020 must be submitted in writing via email to the Secretariat.

2. All cancellation requests will be handled on a discretionary basis. 

3. All refunds will be made after the congress.

4. All bank services charges/ convenience fee/ administration fees/ Taxes will be deducted from all congress registration refunds.

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