Professor Satoshi Kusuda
President of FAOPS

FAOPS is dedicated to improving perinatal care in Asian and Oceanian regions by advancing the science and practice for women and newborns during the perinatal period.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome all of you to the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) Congress 2022 held in Malaysia.

FAOPS was founded in 1978 with more than 40 years of history. The society congress has been held every two years until 2020. After 2020, it was scheduled once a year. However, due to the pandemic of COVID-19, congress 2020 and 2021 were canceled. Therefore, congress 2022 will be held for the first time in 3 years. During the pandemic, unfortunately, our activity has been interrupted. However, it will be a good opportunity to regain it. In this sense, I believe congress 2022 will be very important not only for FAOPS but also for all stakeholders in perinatal medicine. The congress will promote the science of perinatology to provide maternal, fetal, and neonatal welfare in the regions. The congress will also provide research and training opportunities in perinatology. I’m confident that many professionals than usual, including obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, nurses, perinatal counselors, and families, will participate in the congress.

All FAOPS members will do their utmost to support the success of the congress. Meanwhile, I wish you all the best and healthy days until the congress. The pandemic is not over yet.