Scientific programme

"Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being of ASEAN children"
21st – 24th September 2017
Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar


16th ASEAN Pediatric Federation Congress, 2017 (Myanmar)
21st – 24th, September 2017
Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Congress Programme (Download PDF)

Pre-Congress Workshops, Thursday, 21st September 2017


Workshop -1
(Yangon children hospital)

Making the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) - A practical workshop in evidence synthesis and making recommendations for any setting
Moderator - Prof. Eddy Lang, Professor and Department Head for Emergency Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Canada

Workshop – 2
(Pyay Room, Novotel hotel)

Neonatal Ventilation
Moderators – Fay S. De Ocamspo, Jessamine C. Sareno (Philippines)

Congress Day 1, Friday, 22nd September 2017

Time Programme
0800 – 0900

Opening Ceremony- Grand Ball Room

0900 – 09300

Coffee break and view posters/exhibits

0930 – 1030

Keynote Lecture – Grand Ball Room

Chair : Prof. Aye Maung Han
Where's the Evidence for Evidence-Based Medicine? The Precarious Path from Research to Practice - Prof. Eddy Lang (Canada)

1030 – 1200
Parallel Symposia


Neonatal Neurology – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Khin Htwe
Congenital malformations of CNS – Prof. Banu Anlar (Turkey)
Neonatal hypotonia – Prof. Haluk Topaloglu (Turkey)
Treatment of resistant neonatal seizures – Dr. Steve Falchek (US)

Essentials in Childhood Sleep: What every practitioner needs to know – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. Saw Win
Importance of sleep in childhood: How much is needed and consequences of poor sleep–
A/Prof. Daniel Goh (Singapore)
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in childhood –
Dr. Win Thandar Shwe (Myanmar)
Sleep practices and habits across Asia – A/Prof. Daniel Goh (Singapore)

Pediatric Intensive Care – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Ye Myint Kyaw
How to organize critical care transport – Dr. Andy Petros (UK)
How do we meet nutritional needs of critically ill children – Dr. Jan Hau Lee (Singapore)
How can we improve outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock with limited resources – Prof. Sunit Singhi (India)

1200 – 1330 Lunch and view posters/exhibits

1330 – 1500



Movement Disorders in Childhood – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Shinichi Hirose (Japan)
Transient movement disorders of infancy – Prof. Jonathan Mink (US)
Movement abnormalities in autoimmune encephalitis, infectious and post infectious disorders – Prof. Banu Anlar (Turkey)
Management of dystonia – Prof. Jonathan Mink (US)

Neonatology – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Aye Aye Thein
Infection control in NICU – A/Prof. Zubair Amin (Singapore)
Emergence of drug resistant bacteria – Dr. Krishnamoorthy Naiduvaje (Singapore)
Antibiotic stewardship – A/Prof. Zubair Amin (Singapore)

Gastroenterology – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. S Kyaw Hla
Chronic diarrhea – Prof. Quak Seng Hock (Singapore)
Management of feeding issues in children – Prof. Marion M Aw (Singapore)
Acute liver failure – Dr. S. Venkatesh Karthik (Singapore)

1500 – 1530 Coffee break and view posters/exhibits

1530 – 1700




Mini-symposium – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Sunit Singhi
Quality indicators for measuring pediatric intensive care unit safety - Dr. Andy Petros (UK)

Respirology – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Kyu Kyu Khin
Chronic cough in children : approach and management -A/Prof. Anna Marie Nathan (Malaysia)
Wheezing in young children – is it asthma? – A/Prof. Anne Goh (Singapore)
Management of community-acquired pneumonia – A/Prof. Tin Moe Phyu (Myanmar)

1530 - 1700 Free Paper sections

Mandalay Room
Chair : Prof. Aye Aye Myint

Congress Day 2, Saturday, 23rd September 2017

Time Programme
0800 – 0900

Keynote Lecture – Grand Ball Room

Chair : A/Prof. Zubair Amin
Therapeutic cooling for perinatal asphyxia - Dr. Krishnamoorthy Naiduvaje (Singapore)

0900 – 0930 Coffee break and view posters/exhibits

0930 -1100
Parallel Symposia

Haematology – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Pe Thet Khin
Prevention and control of Thalassemia in South East Asia Region –
Prof. Suthat Fuchareon(Thialand)
Current and future management modalities for thalassemia: from care to cure -
Prof. Vip Viprakasit (Thailand)
Red flags and soft signs in Paediatric Hematology – A/Prof. Chan Mei Yoke (Singapore)

Rheumatology – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. Thein Thein Myint
Evaluation of Joint pain in children – Dr. Ooi Pei Ling (Singapore)
Humps and Bumps: Overview of childhood vasculitides –Dr. Christine Bea Bernal (Philippines)
Autoinflammation: When recurrent fever isn’t infection? – Dr. Elizabeth Ang (Singapore)

Common Renal Problems in Pediatric Practice – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. RN Srivastava
Management of acute glomerulonephritis- rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis conundrum – Prof. Yap Hui Kim (Singapore)
Up-to-date management of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome in children – Prof. Chiu Man-Chun (Hong Kong)
Current opinion & management on haemolytic uraemic syndrome in children –
Prof. Arvind Bagga (India)

1100 – 1230 Free Paper Sections  

Pathein Room
Chair : Prof. Thi Tar

1100 -1230

Changing Diabetes® in Children – Pyay Room

Chair : A/Prof. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin (Malaysia)
Welcome and introduction to the Changing Diabetes® in children (CDiC) –
Mr. Micheal Chan, Novo Nordisk Country Manger (Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos)
Impact of comprehensive type 1 care in Bangladesh – Dr. Bedowra – BIRDEM (Bangladesh)
Changing Diabetes® in Children Activities in Myanmar – Dr. Mya Sandar Thein (Myanmar)

1230 – 1330 Lunch and view posters/exhibits

1330 – 1500

Neonatology – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Hla Myat Nwe
Quality improvement initiatives and benchmarking in neonatology –
Prof. Samuel Rajadurai (Singapore)
Optimal nutrition for preterm infant – Dr. Chua Mei Chien (Singapore)
Evidence based low cost strategies to improve perinatal and neonatal outcome –
Prof. Samuel Rajadurai (Singapore)

Cardiology – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. Khin Nyo Thein
Intervention for congenital heart disease: Past, present and future –
Dr. Do Nguyen Tin (Vietnam)
PDA morphology and device selection – Dr. Supaporn Roymanee (Thailand)
Newborn screening program for congenital heart disease-Dr.Worakan Promphan (Thailand)

Infectious Diseases/Vaccinology – Pyay Room

Chair : Zulkifle Ismail (Malaysia)
Vaccines in pregnancy to protect babies – Dr. Tony Walls (New Zealand)
Current situation of immunization and vaccine preventable diseases in Myanmar –
Prof. Ye Myint Kyaw (Myanmar)
DTaP Paediatric Combination Vaccine: Safety and Effectiveness –A/Prof. Tawee Chotpitayasunondh (Thailand)

1500 – 1530 Coffee break and view posters/exhibits

1530 – 1700
Parallel Symposia


Diabetes and Obesity – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Aman Pulungan (Indonesia)
Obesity and its consequences – A/Prof. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin (Malaysia)
Management of Type 2 diabetes – Prof. Paul Hofman (New Zealand)
Etiology of type 1 and monogenic diabetes mellitus – Prof. Reiko Horikawa (Japan)

Emergency Medicine Critical care (EMCC) in Pediatrics – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Andy Petros (UK)
Pediatric emergency medicine in Asia – Dr. Nobuaki Inoue (Japan)
Challenges in implementing quality improvement at PICU – Dr. Takanari Ikeyama (Japan)
Training and education in pediatric emergency care is the Key to bring down child mortality
Prof. Sunit Singhi (India)

Kawasaki Disease – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. Yi Yi Khin
Treatment for intravenous gamma globulin resistant Kawasaki disease –
Prof. Syuichi Ito (Japan)
Update on Kawasaki disease from pathophysiology to medical therapy in acute phase –
Prof. Masahiro Ishii (Japan)

1900 – 2100 Gala Dinner

Congress Day 3, Sunday, 24th September 2017

Time Programme
0800 – 0900

Keynote Lecture – Grand Ball Room

Chair : Prof. Reiko Horikawa (Japan)
Modifying adult disease risk -the importance of early life–Prof. Paul Hofman (New Zealand)

0900 – 1000

Coffee break and view posters/exhibits

1000 – 1130
Parallel Symposia


Common Pediatric Endocrine Issues – Pyay Room

Chair : Prof. Paul Hofman (New Zealand)
Endocrine issues in Thalassemia patients – A/Prof. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin (Malaysia)
Initial management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and DSD –
Prof. Reiko Horikawa (Japan)
Diagnosis and management of growth disorders – Prof. Aman Pulungan (Indonesia)

Ventricular Septal Defect: Commonest Congenital Heart Disease – Pathein Room

Chair : Prof. Win Win Kyaw
Natural history of VSD – Prof. Khin Maung Oo (Myanmar)
Surgical interventions in VSD – Mr. Sivakumar Sivalingam (Malaysia)
Transcatheter Interventions in VSD – Dr. Worakan Promphan (Thailand)

ADHD – Mandalay Room

Chair : Prof. Kaythi Htun
Hyperactive child – Is it ADHD? – Prof. Kyaw Linn (Myanmar)
Comprehensive treatment of ADHD – Prof. Yushiro Yamashita (Japan)
An embodied cognition approach from coordination to neurodevelopmental disorders –
Prof. Akio Nakai (Japan)

1130 – 1230

Award and Closing Ceremony


Important dates

Abstract submission
(See details in congress website)
Opening date – 1st March 2017
Deadline – 30th June 2017


(Online registration available in congress website)
Early bird - 1st March 2017 to 31st July 2017
Standard - On and after 1st August 2017

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Organizing committee
Prof. Ye Myint Kyaw
A/Prof. Kyaw Linn
International advisory committee
Prof.Aye Maung Han (Myanmar)
Dr Soo, Tian Lian (Maylaysia)
Prof. Pipop Jirapinyo (Thailand)
A/Prof Anne Goh Eng Neo(Singapore)
A/Prof. Daniel YT Goh(Singapore)
Scientific committee 
Prof. Nilar Lwin
Prof. Ei Phyu Lwin

Prof. Hla Myat Nwe
Dr Thant Sin Aung

Registration committee
Prof. Kyaw Zin Wai
Dr Thazin Win

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