After a postponement and a cancellation, the Annual Dialysis Conference is back after three year absence! The Annual Dialysis Meeting will be held on 5 and 6 March 2022 at the Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The sixteenth in a series of Annual Dialysis Meetings organised by National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia since 2003 is being renamed the Annual Dialysis Conference with effect from 2020.
The one and a half-day conference with the theme “Holistic Care in Dialysis” aims to include topics on Mental Issues in Haemodialysis, Palliative Care, Nutritional Issues and Sexual Dysfunction in dialysis. The topics for the scientific programme aim to bring to the fore that it is time to include other disciplines to give dialysis patients the chance to live longer, happier, and more productive lives with a treatment that fits better with those things they value in their homes, workplaces, and communities.
Patients on dialysis are in a situation of abject dependence on a machine, a procedure and a group of qualified medical professionals for the rest of their lives. A multidisciplinary team effort is often needed in the management of such patients. With this in mind, I hope that all organizations involved in the area of dialysis management will join us to participate in this scientific meeting. I am delighted to welcome all the delegates to the event to network, learn and recharge!
Dr. T. Thiruventhiran FRCP