• 27 - 28 March 2021


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