On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are welcoming all participants of PIT IKA XI 2022, which will be held in Jakarta on November 20th-22th, 2022. This event will take an online concept, while the Pre-PIT IKA XI 2022 will be run both offline and online for workshops as a form of transitition after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.
One third of Indonesia’s population consists of children, there are approximately 80 million children in Indonesia and occupies the fourth largest child population in the world. Improving the quality of children’s healthcare is crucial because it will affect the socio-economic, psychological, growth and development of children in the future. Moreover, children are next generation of the nation that determines the future of the country. Healthcare services and programs, especially reducing infant under-five mortality rates, preventing stunting, and controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases, must be planned and worked as much as possible to produce the best quality of children in the future.
The role of pediatricians to support the quality healthcare of Indonesian children is very important, especially during pandemic, so we need to work hand in hand to reduce child morbidity and mortality, both due to COVID-19 and other preventable and treatable causes. Therefore, this year’s PIT IKA has the theme “Upscaling Pediatric Care to Optimize Growth and Development of The Pandemic Kids”. In line with that, PIT IKA XI 2022 facilitates colleagues to gain knowledge with recent updates in various divisions of child health sciences to support the pediatricians, who solve challenges and health problems that are often met in daily practice. Pre-PIT activities in the form of workshops also will begin in October 2022 with topics as interesting as the main event. Scientific activities of PIT IKA XI 2022 will collaborate with European Paediatric Association (EPA/UNEPSA) both in symposiums and workshops.
We thank all participants on joining PIT IKA XI 2022, we hope this activity can be useful and the implementation of the scientific sessions can be a forum for colleagues, both pediatricians and general practitioners to gain more knowledge related to child healthcare, increase competence in child health services, help all Indonesian children to get a better quality of life, also achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accomplish the golden generation of Indonesia.
Warmest welcoming you to the charm of metropolis,
Prof. Dr. dr. Rismala Dewi, Sp.A(K))