dr. Piprim Basarah Yanuarso, Sp.A(K)

Assalamu’alaikum Wr Wb,

Best wishes for all of us.

Children are an important investment for the future of a nation and state. One-third of Indonesia’s population consists of children and this number occupies the fourth largest child population in the world. As the nation’s next generation, the welfare of Indonesian children is a priority in the development of qualified human resource candidates.

Improving the quality of children’s health services is very important, because it will affect not only the growth and development of children, but also the psychological, psychosocial, and quality of life of children in the future. The role of pediatricians is very important to support the quality of Indonesian children’s health, especially during this pandemic recovery, not only at the service level at the hospital, but also at the community level, starting from promotive, preventive (immunization), curative and rehabilitative aspects. Government program activities such as early detection of developmental disorders, catch-up immunization, reduction of infant mortality (IMR), prevention of stunting, control of communicable diseases (pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, dengue hemorrhagic fever, HIV, etc.) congenital heart disease, obesity, congenital hypothyroidism, etc.), including accompanying children with psychosocial problems, must be assisted as much as possible by a pediatrician, to produce the best quality children in the future.

I invite all pediatricians, general practitioners, and other related health workers, to participate in the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society in conjunction with 8th Asian Paediatric Pulmonary Society (12th ASMIPS/PIT IKA XII – 8th APPS activities. We hope that the event will be useful and will become a platform for colleagues, both pediatricians and general practitioners, to add knowledge and competence related to children’s health, so that children’s health services can be fulfilled properly, in this era of pandemic recovery.

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr Wb,


Prof. Anne Goh

It is a great pleasure to have this combined meeting of the Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society’s Annual Congress with the Indonesian Paediatric Society. The theme of the meeting is a reminder of what the world has gone through with the pandemic and is aptly titled “Pandemic recovery: Restoring the future of Children”. After 3 long years of the pandemic, we are now able to return to a semblance of normality and it will be a joy to be able to visit Indonesia and experience the warmth and hospitality of its people again at this face-to-face meeting.

The Indonesian Paediatric Society has put in a lot of effort in planning this congress which will bring together paediatricians and general practitioners from all over Indonesia to share insights and best practices in managing childhood diseases across all disciplines. This will also be an ideal platform to share the management of respiratory childhood diseases. Respiratory illnesses are one of the most common conditions presented to the paediatrician and general practitioner; one should learn
to recognize and manage these conditions adequately.

The members of the Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society really look forward
to having this meeting with our Indonesian counterparts. I am sure this will be a fruitful endeavour for all the delegates participating in this meeting.
See you soon in Indonesia!


dr. Rusdi, Sp.A(K)

Assalamu’alaikum Wr Wb,

Greetings to all of us. Professor, Colleagues.

The COVID-19 pandemic that has occurred since early 2020 has had various impacts on human life and the environment, including children. As the next generation, children are a precious national asset. To ensure their health should be reflected in improving and achieving Indonesia’s child health services in the 2030 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). One of the responsibilities of the Indonesian Pediatrician Society (IDAI) as a professional organization for Indonesian child health is to facilitate the development and improvement of child health knowledge, as well as to maintain and improve the professional skills of doctors and pediatricians in Indonesia through the Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society (PIT).

Indonesian Pediatric Society (IDAI) has given a mandate to the Indonesian Pediatric Society of West Sumatra as the executor of the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society (12th ASMIPS/PIT-IKA XII) which will be held on October 7th – 11th, 2023 (Pre-PIT and PIT), involving 7 Working Groups (Allergy-Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastrohepatology, Infection, and Tropical Diseases, Cardiology, Respirology, Imaging and 5 Task Forces (Breastfeeding, HIV, Immunization, Adolescence, Stunting), themed “Pandemic Recovery: Restoring the Future of Children”. The meeting will be conducted in conjunction with the 8th Asian Pediatric Pulmonology Society (APPS) Congress. The activities include Keynote Speech, Plenary Sessions, Plenary Symposia, Parallel Symposia, Breakthrough Symposia, Lunch Symposia, Breakfast Meetings, Meet the Expert, Workshops and Free Paper Symposia. Many experts from Indonesia and abroad will give us new insights and knowledge in this field. This event also facilitates IDAI junior members and general practitioners to demonstrate their research and other abilities.

Reckon in the momentous event will be attended by professors, pediatric consultants, general pediatricians, residents, general practitioners, and respirology consultants from various Asian countries, this event should be supported optimally. Finally, we are hoping for support from all parties for the success of PIT IKA XII – 8th APPS Congress 2023 in Ranah Minang, which is famous for its culinary and natural beauty.


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