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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 16th National Geriatric Conference (Malaysian e-Congress of Geriatric Medicine) from 19th – 21st August 2021.  The Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine will be hosting this event virtually this year. It will be a full 3 days program, including a 1-day event with the Asia-Pacific Geriatric Network (APGN).

The year 2020 was when we started to adjust our lives to a new normal. Here comes 2021, and we are still fighting the pandemic. This long-haul journey has really put the older person’s physical, emotional, financial and social well-being to test. Therefore, the theme “Ageing with Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic” is chosen for the local and international experts to share their valuable knowledge and experience to help us manoeuvre this challenging time, with the hope to ultimately provide better care for the older persons. Resilience is important for us to bounce back from any illness, test and tribulation life may bring. Therefore, it is high time for us to work together to keep the older persons on the right track towards healthy ageing and to strive for excellence in delivering the geriatric services in the new norm.

We welcome research abstracts submission (poster and oral) on any topics pertinent to older persons. There will also be video and photo competitions - to cherish the memory of older persons being “strong and together” during the pandemic.

I sincerely hope you will enjoy the congress. Thank you for your participation.

With best regards
Dr Hakimah SALLEHUDDIN
Organising Chair
eMCGM 2021