What We Don’t See

Sixty-eight years after the inaugural issue of The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Sir William Osler introduced the term “pediatrics.” 1 Although “diseases peculiar to children” had figured in Benjamin Rush’s lectures at the University of Pennsylvania since 1789, most physicians in the early 19th century did not recognize children as a distinct…

Positive Parenting Updates – New Issue Uploaded!

Dear Mums and Dads, Festive Greeting from the Positive Parenting Team! The Positive Parenting programme, an initiative of the Malaysia Paediatric Association, brings together partners such as the Obsterical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Malaysia Mental Health Association, Association of Registrered Childcare Providers Malaysia, National Population & Family Development Board Malaysia…

The 34nd Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress

The proposed theme is: Towards equity in child health. The event is organised by the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA), endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, the Sarawak State Government and is supported by the Sarawak Convention Bureau and the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau. Organised by Asian Pacific Pediatric Association International Pediatric…

Positive Parenting Updates – New Issue Uploaded!

Dear Mums and Dads, Festive Greeting from the Positive Parenting Team! The Positive Parenting programme, an initiative of the Malaysia Paediatric Association, brings together partners such as the Obsterical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Malaysia Mental Health Association, Association of Registrered Childcare Providers Malaysia, National Population & Family Development Board Malaysia…

Positive Parenting – Excerpts from Welcome Address by Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail

Positive Parenting 10th Anniversary on World Children’s Day Sunway Pyramid November 21, 2010 Excerpts from Welcome Address by Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail Chairman, Positive Parenting Management Committee As we celebrate World or Universal Children’s Day, we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the formation of Positive Parenting, a multi-facetted parent education programme that emphasises…

Sub-speciality training in Adolescent Medicine

The Objective of the Fellowship training program in Adolescent Medicine is to produce specialists trained in this field to acquire the knowledge and special skills needed in the comprehensive management of Adolescents in a wide variety of medical and psychosocial problems in the Hospital and community setting. A formal training program is needed to ensure…

Sub-speciality Credentialing and Training in Paediatric Intensive Care

Introduction Paediatric Intensive Care is multidisciplinary in nature crossing departmental and speciality lines inasmuch as the problems encountered in the critically ill patient encompasses different aspects of different specialities. The paediatric intensivist is a specialist whose knowledge is of necessity broad involving all aspects of management of the critically ill child and whose base of…