• 27 - 28 March 2021


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

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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
0730-0815 Registration
0815-0830 Welcome and opening address Dr Tang Swee Ping
Paediatric Rheumatology 1
Chairpersons: Dr Lim Sern Chin
0830-0840 Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in Southeast Asia A/Prof Thaschawee Arkachaisri
0840-0905 Understanding autoimmunity Dr Ng Sue Kheng
0905-0935 Systemic vasculitis I: Henoch Schonlein Purpura and Kawasaki disease A/Prof Thaschawee Arkachaisri
0935-1005 Systemic vasculitis II: Polyarteritis nodosa, Takayasu arteritis ANCA vasculitis Dr Christine Bernal
1005-1025 Questions and panel discussion  
1025-1035 Break
Paediatric Rheumatology 2
Chairperson: Dr Noraini Mustafa
1035-1125 Management of systemic vasculitis (Case based discussion I) Dr Cham Weng Tarng & Dr Koay Beng Siang
1125-1205 Mimics of arthritis for the paediatrician Dr Raju Khubchandani
1205-1235 Orthopedic conditions for the general paediatrician Miss Yong Su Mei
1235-1300 Questions and Panel discussion  
1300-1400 Lunch break
Paediatric Rheumatology 3
Chairperson: Dr Tang Swee Ping
1400-1440 Approach to a limping child Prof Helen Foster
United Kingdom
1440-1510 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis – Clinical features & complications Prof Nico Wulffraat
1510-1600 Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Case based discussion II) A/Prof Christiaan Scott
South Africa
1600-1630 Autoinflammatory conditions for the general paediatrician Prof Carine Wouters
1630-1700 Questions and panel discussion  


Day 2, 28th March 2021 (Sunday)

Time Topic Speaker
Paediatric Rheumatology 4
Chairperson: Dr Ng Sue Kheng
0830-0900       Acute rheumatic fever and post streptococcal arthritis A/Prof Soamarat Vilaiyuk
0900-0930 Systemic lupus erythematosus – clinical features and diagnosis Dr Lim Sern Chin
0930-1020 Systemic lupus erythematosus – complications and management (Case based discussion III) Dr Tang Swee Ping
1020-1045 Questions and panel discussion  
1045-1100 Break
Paediatric Rheumatology 5
Chairperson: Dr Koay Beng Siang
1100-1125 Scleroderma A/Prof Tashchawee Arkachaisri
1125-1150 Juvenile Dermatomyositis Dr Cham Weng Tarng
1150-1215 Chronic pain syndromes in children Dr Tang Swee Ping
1215-1245 Infections in the immunocompromised host  Dr Raju Khubchandani
1245-1310 Questions and panel discussion  
1310-1400 Lunch
Paediatric Rheumatology 6
Chairperson: Dr Cham Weng Tarng
1400-1430 Laboratory investigations in rheumatic diseases Prof Carine Wouters
1430-1500 Radiological investigations in rheumatic disease A/Prof Christiaan Scott
South Africa
1500-1530 Vaccination in immunocompromised host Prof Nico Wulffraat
1530-1550 Questions and panel discussion  
1550-1600 Break
Paediatric Rheumatology 7
Chairperson: Dr Sharifah Noor Adrianna
1600-1700 What’s your diagnosis? Pictorial clues to rheumatic diseases
(Case based discussion IV)
Dr Koay Beng Siang
1700-1800 Paediatric Global Task Force Open Discussion (Optional informal discussion about current activities)  A/Prof Christiaan Scott and Prof Helen Foster 

Registration Fee


PReS-KL 2021 Main Conference

(27 - 28 March 2021)

Existing registrants
(PReS-KL 2020)
For new registrants

Early bird

(before 31/1/21)


(after 31/1/21)

Medical officers/ Trainees /Pharmacists (Malaysia) RM 250 RM 275 RM 300
Specialists/ GPs (Malaysia) RM 300 RM 350 RM 375
Nurses/Allied Health - RM 70 RM 100
Medical officers/Trainees (SEA countries & India) USD 70 USD 75 USD 80
Specialists/GPs (SEA countries & India) USD 90 USD 100 USD 110
International delegates USD 100 USD 120 USD 130

Registration Cancellation Policy

1. All cancellation requests for delegates who have registered for PReS-KL 2021 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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