The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia recently hosted the 15th Annual Dialysis Meeting 2018 (ADM) with the theme ‘Exploring the Possibilities’.
The ADM highlighted new developments in renal disease treatment research while exploring new evidence or techniques in order to achieve the best outcomes for dialysis patients and their care-givers. In addition, the medical event provided insights on demonstrable personal, clinical and organizational benefits which attracted 500 delegates from the healthcare industry.
The event featured 22 informative sessions on chronic kidney disease, dialysis, organ transplant, medicolegal issues, diet and nutrition workshops led by notable experts. Other highlights were exciting key note speeches, informative issues discussions and opportunities to network with hundreds of professionals.
Speaking during the opening launch, chairperson Dr Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan remarked that the dialysis treatment rate in Malaysia has been alarming, especially in recent years.
“While there are 40,000 dialysis patients now, the number is expected to project to a whopping 106,249 in 2040. This large number of dialysis patients has made Malaysia the country with the seventh highest dialysis treatment rate in the world.”
“It is crucial to ensure sufficient resources are made available to support clinically led change, to meet their clinical, emotional, psychological and social needs.
As an organisation, NKF is committed to bringing value to our patients. This year’s meeting serves as a great platform for us to take responsibility in providing an insight into the up-to-date practices and recent advances in the treatment of chronic kidney disease and widen the horizon of knowledge of medical personnel.”Dr Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan
The event also highlighted scientific developments in medical research and the industry to deal with End Stage Kidney Failure (ESKF). Aside from NKF’s booth which promoted organ donation and awareness on kidney disease, pharmaceutical companies took part in the event by displaying and demonstrating the usage of their dialysis equipment and medical products. – The Health