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The Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA XVIII) is the highest forum in Indonesian Pediatric Society (IPS) event series. It involves all the IPS Chapters, IPS Board Members and the Indonesian College of Pediatrics (ICP). The Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA) is an annual congress which is frequently held once in 3 years. However, it could be held also based on IPS Board Member's request (in emergency situation). The congress divides into 2 (two) big sessions between the organizational and scientific session.

KONIKA is conducted to complete the Memorandum and Article of Association (AD-ART) and IPS Strategic Planning, assess the accountability of the IPS Central Board and the ICP, elect the President of the IPS Central Board and the Chair of ICP, assess and determine the new Branches of IPS, determine membership, determine the following KONIKA and Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric Society, stipulate base fees, donation for Paediatrica Indonesiana, Sari Pediatri, and conventions related to the profession, also discuss and formulate child health sciences issues regarding to IPS Strategic Planning.

Welcome Message

Greetings from Indonesian Pediatric Society

Dear Colleagues,

Please allow us to warmly welcome you to our upcoming event, the 18th Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA XVIII) that will be held on 25-30 September 2019 in Medan. It is an honor to have the opportunity in hosting this distinguished scientific event.

As the only recognized pediatric organization in Indonesia, we have the important role in ensuring that Indonesian children can grow and develop optimally and get the highest standard of medical services. In accordance with the IPS strategic planning and in line with Sustainable Development Goals, one of the main objective is to improve child health development in Indonesia.

Indonesian Pediatric Society has continuously conducted scientific events to help the pediatricians and also general practitioners to update their knowledge regarding pediatric health problems. KONIKA is the largest meeting of IPS which is held every three years. It is an excellent forum to learn and discuss about recent issues in pediatric health problems and also the role of pediatrician in global health challenges.

Bringing the theme “Anak Sehat, Anak Indonesia”, this year’s congress will be an insightful and unforgettable event to all attendees. We sincerely hope that the knowledge and experiences that will be shared during this event will contribute to the management of everyday practice. In this moment we would like to thank Indonesian Pediatric Society North Sumatera Chapter who have been working hard preparing this event.

We fondly anticipate to see you in Medan.

Aman B. Pulungan, MD, PhD, FAAP, FRCPI (Hon.)
President of Indonesian Pediatric Society

Aman B. Pulungan

Assalammualaikum. Wr. Wb

On behalf of Organizing Committee Chair, It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you all a warm invitation to attend the the 18th Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA XVIII) will be set in Medan, North Sumatera on 25-30 September 2020 at Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel, organized by Indonesian Pediatric Society (IPS) of North Sumatera Chapter

The last Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA V) in Medan was held in 1981, and now we are given the opportunity to host the big annual meeting of IPS again. With the addition of facilities and infrastructures today, we believe that the KONIKA XVIII this time will have better and more successful management. We will do our best to facilitate this event and make sure that all participants will bring the best memories from Medan.

Children are the seeds of the nation that determines the future of Indonesia. Health problems experienced by these children must be handled as optimum as possible to guarantee the health quality in the future. Therefore, the theme for the KONIKA XVIII Medan is “Anak Sehat, Anak Indonesia” which can enrich the scientific repertoire of participants in various pediatric sub-specialist which are commonly found in daily clinical practice.

Medan is the capital of North Sumatra Province and also the third-largest city in Indonesia, Medan has a variety of extraordinary natural beauty like Istana Maimoon, Tjong A Fie, Great Mosque of Medan or Masjid Raya Al Mashun. In addition to having many interesting turns, Medan is a destination fit for culinary adventures, you don’t need to wait for the durian season to come to savor the Indonesian special fruit.

The 18th Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA XVIII) will consist of pre-congress workshops, plenary, breakfast symposium, parallel symposium, breakthrough symposium sessions, young pediatric forum and oral & poster presentations.

We sincerely hope all participants will be able to get the optimal benefit from this congress and helping children in improving their quality of lives.

Mauliate na Godang (Thank you very much)…Horas….Horas…Horas…

Wassalammualaikum. Wr. Wb

Warm Regards,

Munar Lubis

Chairman of KONIKA XVIII Medan 2020
Chairman of Indonesian Pediatric Society North Sumatera Chapter

Munar Lubis

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