Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 & 9th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference

02 Jun - 04 Jun , 2023

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Dear Colleagues and Esteemed Guests,

On behalf of the organising committee, I am very happy to welcome you to the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (AFPM’s) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) & 9th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference (APPCRC) which will be held at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel on the 2nd-4th June 2023.

The main aim of AFPM has always been to improve the health standard of the fellow Malaysian citizens by empowering the primary care doctors on sharing knowledge and skills. After a hibernation of a few years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to be reconnected again physically in delivering and sharing of primary care knowledge.

This will be the first time that the annual scientific meeting will be held simultaneously with APPCRC, so that we can bring the best talented primary medical care speakers to you on these days.

The theme of this year’s ASM conference is “Gems of General Practice that Sustaineth and Sootheth in Storms “.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a tumultuous storm and huge challenges for the nation. The primary care doctors and general practitioners, being the first line in contact with the assault, rose to the occasion to assist in the fight against the onslaught through perseverance. The storm has been tamed now. It is a known fact now that the primary health care doctors and general practitioners are the gems of the nation.

With this theme, various programs that are arranged during this scientific meeting will be geared towards empowering our primary care doctors further so that they will be ready to help whenever the need arises.

We have arranged very comprehensive topics that will be delivered by the great primary care experts. Some of the interesting topics are: Readiness of GP post-pandemic, Dialogue with GP Gems, Striking a balance in GP work, Palliative Care, Ageing & Sexual Health, Big data and AI Technology , Exam Workshop and Primary Care Research in the new norm.

With this year’s theme, we hope that our participants will gain insight not just only into improving their medical scale, but also to deliver compassionate medical care to their patients.

We hope you can take this opportunity to attend the conference to learn, share and to shape the future of primary care with AFPM.

We would also love to express our sincere thanks to the scientific committee team, which is led by Associate Professor Dr Chew Boon How and the support of the AFPM’s office staff.

The organising committee will take all actions for the smooth running of this meeting and the success largely rests on the collective effort of our AFPM members and primary care providers.

I would like to pen this quote by Henry Ford, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Dato Dr Lee Cheng Yew