• 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 organised 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
0815-0825 Welcome and Opening Address Dr Tang Swee Ping
Paediatric Rheumatology 1
Chairperson: Dr Lim Sern Chin
0825-0840 Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases in Southeast Asia A/Prof Thaschawee Arkachaisri
0840-0905 Understanding Autoimmunity Dr Ng Sue Kheng
0905-0935 Systemic Vasculitis I: HSP and Kawasaki Disease Dr Teh Kai Liang
0935-1005 Systemic Vasculitis II: PAN, Takayasu and 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 II) Dr Cham Weng Tarng & Dr Koay Beng Siang
1125-1210 Mimics of Arthritis for the Paediatrician Dr Raju Khubchandani
1210-1240 Chronic Pain Syndromes in Children and Adolescents Dr Tang Swee Ping
1240-1300 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 1) 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 – 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
1100-1130 Juvenile Scleroderma A/Prof Thaschawee Arkachaisri
1130-1200 Juvenile Dermatomyositis Dr Cham Weng Tarng
1200-1230 Infections in the Immunocompromised Host  Dr Elizabeth Ang
1230-1300 Questions and Panel Discussion  
1300-1400 Lunch Talk
Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies – A novel approach to diagnostic dilemmas
Paediatric Rheumatology 6
Chairperson: Dr Sharifah Noor Adrianna
1400-1430 Orthopedic Conditions for the General Paediatrician Miss Yong Su Mei
1430-1530 What’s Your Diagnosis? Pictorial Clues to Rheumatic Diseases (Case based discussion IV) Dr Koay Beng Siang
1530-1540 Questions and Panel Discussion  
1540-1550 Break
Paediatric Rheumatology 7
Chairperson:  Dr Cham Weng Tarng
1550-1620 Laboratory Investigations in Rheumatic Diseases Prof Carine Wouters
1620-1650 Radiological Investigations in Rheumatic Diseases A/Prof Christiaan Scott
South Africa
1650-1720 Vaccination in Immunocompromised Host Prof Nico Wulffraat
1720-1740 Questions and Panel Discussion  
1740-1810 Paediatric Global Task Force & Open Discussion A/Prof Scott &
Prof Helen Foster

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (PMM) Portfolio - Free resource for paediatric rheumatology

The Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters Portfolio (PMM) was developed by Prof Helen Foster, colleagues from the Newcastle University, United Kingdom and many other global partners.

The PMM Portfolio includes the PMM website, the pGALS app and PMM e-modules. PMM targets paediatricians, nurses and allied health as well as medical and nursing students. The aim of this portfolio is to help improve knowledge and skills in paediatric musculoskeletal conditions. PMM has also been endorsed by PReS, RCPCH and NICE as an educational e-resource.

Access is free and open to all. Registration which is also free and can be easily performed, is required to access the videos (pGALS, pREMS and many others) and that is also free and easy. The PMM website and the pGALS app have many translations of pGALS on other languages too.

The website can be accessed at http://www.pmmonline.org

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