Welcome Message

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI), I am honoured to announce that MSAI is hosting and organising the Joint Congress of APAAACI and APAPARI 2016. The Congress is scheduled to be held on 17th – 20th October, 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

The aim of the Joint Congress of APAAACI and APAPARI 2016 is to create a platform for the exchange of new and cutting edge knowledge on allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology in this region. It is MSAI’s hope that the Congress would encourage study, prevention and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune-mediated diseases, with particular emphasis on problems specific to the region.

With the theme “The Era of Allergy: Local and Global Insights and Intervention”, MSAI wishes to see delegates at this congress cultivate friendship and networking with one another, with regional organisations as well as international organisations in the study of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Globalisation and the advent of the social digital media signals an increased accesibility between the health profesionals to communicate their experience towards improving the care of patients with allergic and immunolgic diseases.

The Scientific Programme will appeal to a diverse audience and will be enriched by delegates’ and the experts' involvement at all levels. The Scientific Programme will reflect advances in research, diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases (e.g. primary immunodeficiencies) as a result of various partnerships. Partnerships that are crucial in this modern era between scientists and clinicians by using both modern and traditional methods of observation, innovative conceptualisation of ideas with eventual transfer of these knowledge to the care of patients. While attending the congress, my hope is that friends and colleagues from near and afar will also take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur and this beautiful land of Malaysia.

Malaysia welcomes you to the Joint Congress of APAAACI and APAPARI 2016 and MSAI looks forward to your participation!

Thank you.

Dr Amir Hamzah Dato' Abdul Latiff
Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI)

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