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  From the President
Dear friends and colleagues,
2014 was an eventful year. There were disasters after disasters both locally and globally. Our very own aviation industry was hit with 3 flight crashes with no survivors, killing more than 500 people.
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  A Show Of Solidarity  
The YES to Pneumococcal Protection campaign, initiated by parent-led Parenting2u in partnership with the Malaysian Paediatric Association and Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Prevention (ASAP).
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  The coming of age of paediatricians: Life after retirement  
International Paediatric Congress 2013, Melbourne, 24-29 August 2013
By Musa Mohd Nordin
Three of us Malaysians woke up early for this Meet the Experts (MTE) session. One did not fit the age bill because she had loads of paediatric years ahead unlike us who were inching to the finishing line.
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  14th APCP and 4th APCPN 2012 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia  
The 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics and 4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing ended on 12th September after attracting 1284 registered delegates and speakers, almost 60% of whom were international delegates.
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  Measles Guideline Highlights  
The measles rash usually begins after the classic symptoms of cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, and fever, and it usually spreads from the face downward.
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  Prolonged Breast-feeding Linked to Higher Adult IQ  
Prolonged breast-feeding is associated with higher intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult income, according to a study published March 17 in the Lancet Global Health.
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  RotaFlash: India rolls out ROTAVAC® in private sector  
On Monday, March 9, 2015, India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi rolled out an indigenously developed and manufactured rotavirus vaccine, ROTAVAC®, for the private market. ROTAVAC®’s Phase 3 clinical trial data demonstrated excellent safety and efficacy, with reductions of severe rotavirus diarrhea by more than half – 56 percent during the first year of life, with protection continuing into the second year of life.
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  Changing Etiology of Bacteremia in Kids Poses New Challenges  
The number of children presenting to the emergency department with bacteremia has decreased significantly over time, but when it does occur, the serious bacterial infection is increasingly healthcare-associated and resistant to empirical antibiotics, and healthcare-associated bacteremia is associated with increased length of stay, according to a new study.
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  Free Nationwide Trial Access to The Cochrane Library from 9 March until 24 April 2015  
Wiley & The Cochrane Library supports Malaysia with free access to health & medical research. To support the post-flooding rebuilding efforts as well as the research community’s work on infectious diseases prevention, we are offering free access to The Cochrane Library from 9 March – 24 April 2015 for all residents in Malaysia.
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  37th MPA Congress & Asia Pacific Vaccinology Update  
Date: 16 - 19 September 2015
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: Paediatric Infections and Vaccinology

  7th East Malaysia Thalassaemia Forum  
Date: 8 - 9 May 2015
Venue: 1Borneo Grand Ballroom, Kota Kinabalu

  MASPHO - 20th Annual Scientific Meeting 2015  
Date: 5 - 6 September 2015
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Theme: Red Cell Disorders
Important Dates!
Early Bird Registration: 30th June 2015
Poster Abstract Submission Dateline: 30th June 2015



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