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Event Title: 10th Annual Perinatal Congress
28-Feb-2003 to 02-Mar-2003 Past Event
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Secretariat: Abbott laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd (163560-X)

No.22, Jalan U1/15, Seksyen U1, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park,

40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 603- 5569 3388 ext: 240 (Attention: Ms Amanda)

Fax: 603- 5569431

10th Annual Perinatal Congress
27th February - 2nd March, 2003
Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Perinatal Infection


Venue: Renaissance Hotel
Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Tel: 609-743 2230
Date: 28th February (Friday) 2003 to
2nd March (Sunday) 2003


Congress Secretariat

Abbott laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd (163560-X)

No.22, Jalan U1/15, Seksyen U1, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 603- 5569 3388 ext: 240 (Attention: Ms Amanda)
Fax: 603- 5569431



Table of Contents
Welcome Message
Congress Information
Pre Congress
Tentative Programme
Tentative Speakers
Organising Committee
Scientific Committee
Selected Lecture (MS PowerPoint Presentation, 2.71MB)
Perinatology in Malaysia - Where do we come from? and where do we go?
by Dato’ Dr Lim Nyok Ling
Hospital Selayang, Kuala Lumpur




A mouth-watering scientific programme and the thoughts of mouth-watering Kelantanese dishes will surely bring you, together with many of your colleagues, to Kelantan to attend the tenth Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia.

Because it is the tenth congress we have decided to make it a very special one with the theme of the congress being perinatal infection. The topics will vary from the nosocomial infections in NICU to the role of infection in prematurity, to shining the torch on torches and we will finish the congress with a brilliant talk on perinatal HIV.

We will have also for the first time a grand panel discussion on ethical dilemmas in the perinatal period and the debate will be a hot one between two teams of 2 experts each in the field.

There are some great shopping bargains waiting for you at the pasar of Kota Bharu, at Pengkalan Kubur or Rantau Panjang, but the committee advises you to stay one day extra for this because Doctors and Nurses alike will find it extremely hard to decide on skipping even only one session of the programme.

I am sure you will not want to miss our beach games and BBQ at the night of the first congress day and also for the banquet you can expect some pleasant surprises.

Finally, a very warm welcome to Kelantan from the whole organising team.

Assoc Professor Dr. Hans Van Rostenberghe

Chairman of the local organizing committee

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Conference Venue

The conference venue is the Renaissance Hotel in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The pre-congress, all congress sessions, congress banquet and the trade exhibition will be held at this venue. The informal night with beach games and BBO will be held at the Perdana Resort at PCB. Transport between the hotels will be provided.

Trade Exhibition

In conjunction with the congress, a medical trade exhibition will be held from 28.02 until 02.03.03 at the congress venue. This exhibition will showcase products from the pharmaceutical industry as well as medical equipment and technology. Delegates and accompanying persons will be given free admission to the exhibition.

Call for Papers

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The deadline for the submission is 31.12.02. Please refer to the inserted abstral!1: form for instructions on the preparation and formatting of the abstract as well as on the required method of submission. Abstracts will not be processed until the registration form and fee have been received and acknowledged.

Social Programme

A myriad of social and leisure activities are being planned for the delegates and their families. The organising committee will keep registered delegates informed.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel booking will be handled DIRECTLY by the respective hotels. Please fill in and send or fax the necessary attached application form directly for Renaissance Hotel (main congress venue). For more economical accommodation, see below:-

  1. Sutera Inn Hotel
    Contact person: Puan Aida
    Tel: 09-744 1000

  2. Pacific Hotel
    Contact person: Puan Nor Yanti
    Tel: 09-735 1111

  3. Perdana Hotel
    Tel: 09- 748 5000 I 09- 747 8955

All of the above hotels are located approximately 10 minutes drive from, , Renaissance Hotel.

Foreign Delegates

Foreign delegates will have to arrange travel, visa and passport details by themselves. Please contact the congress secretariat if you need any information on the above.


All participants should complete and return the completed registration form accompanied by the registration fee to the Secretariat.

Registration will include:

  • Congress bag and publications

  • Admittance to the congress sessions and trade exhibitions

  • Tea breaks and lunches

  • Opening and closing ceremonies

  • Congress banquet and informal night

Registration Fees:

  PSM members Non-PSM members After 1.1.03
Medical Officer
Nurse / Paramedic

Cancellations and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be made in' writing to the congress secretariat. Authors who cancel should also specify their abstract/code number. Cancellations postmarked after 15.01.03 will receive no refund, though registration fees are transferrable towards the registration of another delegate. Please note that all refunds will only be made after the Congress.

Confirmation of Registration

A confirmation letter will be forwarded to the delegates once the registration form and relevant fees have been processed. Please present the confirmation letter at the registration desk to receive your registration badge, congress bags and other welcome gifts.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) points will be accredited by the MMA (CME points). All registered delegates will be given a certificate of attendance.

Liability and Disclaimer

The organising committee will not be liable for personal accidents or injury or losses or damage to the private property of the registered delegates during the congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

The organising committee shall make every attempt to ensure that all the scheduled, programme and events take place as planned. However, t the committee reserves the right to make changes to the programme should the need arise.

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There will be a pre-congress on 27th February 2003 and the theme will be on Perinatal Cardiology.

Tentative programme of pre-congress:

27th February 2003  (Thursday)

1400 - 1445 hours Intrapartum management of mothers with cardiac diseases
1445 - 1530 hours Antenatal detection of congenital heart defects
1530 - 1545 hours Tea break
1545 - 1630 hours Postnatal diagnostic work up
1630 - 1700 hours Neonatal cardiac emergencies

All registered participants to congress are allowed to attend the pre-congress for free. It should however be indicated on the registration form whether or not you intend to attend the pre-congress.

Congress Date:
28th Feb 2003 (Friday) to 2 March 2003 (Sunday)

Congress Venue:
Renaissance Hotel Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Tel: 609- 743 2230

Congress Secretariat:
Abbott laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd (163560-X)
No.22, Jalan U1/15, Seksyen U1, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: 603- 5569 3388 ext: 240 (Attention: Ms Amanda)
Fax: 603- 5569431

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27-Feb-03 (Thursday) 28-Feb-03 (Friday)  01-Mar-03 (Saturday) 02-Mar-03 (Sunday)
0800 - 0900  P1: Perinatology in Malaysia : where do we come from and where do we go? P2: Shining the torch on TORCHES P4: Down Syndrome: advances in prenatal diagnosis and postnatal management
0900 - 1030


S3a: Fungal infections in perinatal medicine S5a: Sepsis prevention in the NICU S6a: Best intrapartum analgesia / anaesthesia
S5b: Markers for the diagnosis of bacterial sepsis S6b: Post partum analgesia and its effects on breast feeling
S3b: Antenatal screening of the mother for infections: the ideal versus the practical S5c: The importance of a proper antibiotic policy in NICU S6c: Sedation / analgesia in the neonate
1030 - 1100

Morning Tea

Morning Tea

Morning Tea

1100 - 1230 noon S1a: ESBL, can we get it out of our wards? S1b: MRSA: Is Vancomycin still enough? P3: Group B streptococcal infections in Malaysia P5: Current status of mothers and children with HIV in Malaysia
S1c: Atypical bacterial infection in the NICU S2a: The role of infection in preterm labour
S2b: Tocolysis: What is new? S2c: Antenatal counseling of mothers in very preterm labour



1230 - 1400



1400 - 1530 Pre-Congress- Perinatal Cardiology (1400 - 1700 hours)

Welcome reception & Registration (1700 - 1900 hours)

Free Papers

S4a: Prevention of neural tube defects
S4b: Antenatal detection of neural tube defects
S4c: Postnatal management of hydrocephalus
1530 - 1545

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

1545 - 1645 Grand panel discussion: Ethical and medicolegal issues Debate: Malaysia is not ready for prenatal diagnosis

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Overseas Facult
  • Dr. J Vaughn
  • Dr. Heather Jeffery
  • Professor Dr. Georges H Karam
  • Professor Dr. Jangu Banatvala

Local Faculty

  • Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir
  • Dr. Peter Japaraj
  • Dato' Dr. Lim Nyok Ling
  • Dr. Victor Lim
  • Dato' Dr. N. Sivalingam
  • Dr. Raman Subramaniam
  • Professor Dr. Lim Chin Theam
  • Dr. Irene Cheah
  • Professor Dr. Boo Nem Yun
  • Dr. Shah Reza Johan
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamiyah Hassan
  • Dr. Awang Nila
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nik Abdullah Nik Ismail
  • Dr. Jackie Ho
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jafri Malin Data' Abdullah
  • Dr. Nizar Abdul Jalil
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hans Van Rostenberghe
  • Ms. Supaletchimi Katherason
  • Col (B) Dr. Wan Pauli Wan Ibrahim

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CHAIRPERSONS Professor Dr. Lim Chin Theam 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hans Van Rostenberghe 
VICE CHAIRPERSON Dr. Mohd Hanifah bin Mohd Jamil
SECRETARY Dr. Ariffin Nasir
TREASURER Dr. Irene Cheah
MEMBERS Dr. Rahim Wong 
Col (B) Dr. Wan Pauli Wan Ibrahim 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Ainon Ismail Mokhtar 
Dr. Suhaimi Abdul Wahab 
Dr. Salmi Abdul Razak 
Dr. Ahmad Nasran bin Abdul Rahim 
Dr. Marsita Mansor
Sr. Fatimah Ismail 
ADVISORS Dato' Dr. Lim Nyok Ling 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zabidi Azhar Hussin 

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CHAIRPERSONS Dr. Peter Japaraj
MEMBERS Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hans Van Rostenberghe 
Col (B) Dr. Wan Pauli Wan Ibrahim 
Dr. Awang Nila 
Dr. Che Amran Che Yaakob 
Dr. Mohd Hanifah bin Mohd Jamil . Dr. Noraini Mohamed

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Congress Secretariat

Abbott laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd (163560-X)

No.22, Jalan U1/15, Seksyen U1, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 603- 5569 3388 ext: 240 (Attention: Ms Amanda)
Fax: 603- 5569431