The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia hosted the 14th Annual Dialysis Meeting 2017 (ADM 2017) from 25 to 26 November 2017 at the Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with the theme ‘Setting the Right Direction’ Holistic Approach of Management for end stage renal disease (ESRD) in Malaysia.
The two-day meeting was a patient-centred approach to dialysis care that attracted over 600 individuals who were provided with demonstrable personal, clinical and organizational benefits through 28 innovative sessions led by notable experts, exciting key note speeches, informative issues and opportunities to network with hundreds of professionals.
Speaking during the opening launch, Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan, the Chairperson of the 14th ADM Organising Committee mentioned, “As an organization, we are committed to building partnerships and support for our atients. This year’s meeting is an opportunity for us to take responsibility to embrace the patient-centred approach that will lead to a better quality of life for ESRD patients in Malaysia”.
At the same time, Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan, who is also the Chairman of the Training Committee proudly announced that on 31 July 2017 the Post Basic Haemodialysis (PBHD) Nursing Programme formally received the accreditation approval from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
In conjunction with the ADM, NKF also launched the very first recipe book called ‘Food Your Kidneys Love’ that involved the 5 winning entries of 2nd year culinary students from the Berjaya University College of Hospitality. These students subsequently competed amongst themselves to determine who would emerge the overall winner. Consequently, Mr. Mason Ang Wei Ming was declared the champion to have the privilege of signing on the front page of the recipe book to symbolize the launching of the 14th ADM.