ABOUT INDONESIAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY (IDAI)
Indonesian Pediatric Society (IDAI) is the only Indonesian pediatrician professional organization under the auspices of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), aims at participating in improving the health and welfare of children, developing the science of child health, and improving the welfare of members.
To achieve its goals, IDAI assists the government in fostering and improving the quality of child health services, actively participating in child health research and child welfare, providing guidance, fostering and implementing child health education, improving the professional ability of pediatricians, and collaborating with international & regional organizations specialist in children and other children’s health and welfare organizations. Until 2018, there’s 4087 registered members of Indonesian Pediatric Society.
The Indonesian Pediatric Society is well poised to provide quality healthcare education and learning to nurture its members with set of skills essential for professional development and growth through the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society (PIT IKA X), hosted by Indonesia Pediatric Society – North Sulawesi Chapter from 07-08, 09 – 11 September 2019 at Grand Kawanua Convention Center-Grand Kawanua International City Manado-Indonesia.
ABOUT ASIAN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH (ASPR)
The Asian Society for Pediatric Research (ASPR) was established in 2005, with the First Congress held in November 24-26, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. As a group of pediatricians committed to the care for children through promoting research, ASPR realizes the enormity of our challenge in Asia which has a population of more than 4.2 billion people, accounting for 60% of the world population. Most of them are children and young adults, living in 46 different countries and states, with a wide variation of economic and social development, giving rise to both opportunities and challenges. The under-5-year old mortality rates of these 46 countries range from less than 2 to over 60 per 1000. Therefore the nature of the child health challenges will differ greatly from one country to another, demanding different emphasis on the focus of pediatric research to solve each country’s issues.
Asia is now experiencing the fastest economic development in her history and we expect millions of children will be lifted out of poverty, with rapid shift of the challenges to be dealt with over the next decade. The simple aim of ASPR is to improve child health through promoting research in Asia with nowadays 14 country members (Bangladesh, China, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Myanmar). The ASPR has been organizing ASPR Congress annually since 2006 to promote exchanges and collaboration between the various pediatric subspecialties from different countries and start building research network and database to facilitate cross-country research activity, especially the European Union. The 15th Congress of Asian Society of Pediatric Research (ASPR) will be held adjoining 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society (PIT IKA X) 2019.