The NKF’s Annual Dialysis Meeting made a comeback with a big bang and a new name! The 16th Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) was back after a three-year absence. The 16th of its series was held on 5 and 6 March 2022 at the Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. To add pomp to the event, it was graced and launched by the Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin.
Since Malaysia was still in the pandemic stage when the event was held, NKF was fully committed to creating a pleasant and safe experience for all delegates, exhibitors, speakers, and guests. Therefore, we needed to ensure that everyone involved strictly followed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the event.
The conference’s theme “Holistic Care in Dialysis” attracted about 400 delegates. New topics such as Palliative Care, Mental Issues in Haemodialysis, and Sexual Dysfunction in dialysis were introduced. The delegates were people from the medical and para-medical fields comprising nephrologists, doctors, medical assistants, and nurses whose primary concern was providing haemodialysis treatment to patients suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
With the ADC attaining a national standard, the doctors collected 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points while the nurses collected 15 points. To complement the ADC atmosphere of talks, 14 pharmaceutical companies set up National Kidney Foundation’s 16th Annual Dialysis Conference focuses on palliative care in dialysis for the first time ever! booths to display their products and demonstrate the usage of these products. This was the most numbers of booths that ADC has ever hosted. The National Transplant Resource Centre (NTRC) was given a complimentary booth to promote organ donation and encourage delegates to pledge their organs. NKF’s Fundraising Department and Public Education Department also had booths to conduct fundraising activities and activities to promote the early detection and prevention of kidney disease.