DR LING JIA NEE
Organising Chair, MCGM 2022
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I warmly welcome all of you to the 17th Malaysian Congress of Geriatric Medicine from 18-20 August 2022 at Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. The Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine will be hosting this hybrid event for two and a half days.
After 2 years of struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the field of geriatric is now ever more pressing with the unprecedented increase in risk and fatality in this vulnerable group, more importantly among those with physical and cognitive limitations. Hence, let us come together to strategise a more proactive approach from all levels of health care.
As Malaysia is expected to be an ageing nation by 2030, it is timely to call for provision of integrated care for older people. In order to meet the challenges and complexities of providing health care to older people, a person-centered, inter-professional and integrated care approach is needed to replace the current fragmented care system. Therefore, the theme “Integrated Care for Older Persons: The Frontiers of Geriatric Medicine“ is chosen for the local and international experts to share their valuable knowledge and experience on transdisciplinary concept of care for the older adults.
With this congress, packed with 6 plenaries and 14 symposiums, we hope to conceptualise the integrated care for older people. We will also have roundtable talk, cross talk between different disciplines and Special Interest Group (SiG) meet-up points to enhance fundamental networking which would be the impetus for future quality improvement initiatives.
We welcome all eminent personalities and experts from far and near to discuss innovative and evidence-based strategies to improve our care for older people from all levels of health care. We also welcome clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals around the world to share your remarkable research abstracts on any topic pertinent to older persons.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy the congress.
Welcome to the beautiful Land of Hornbills. See you all!
With best regards,
Dr Ling Jia Nee