Dr T P Baskaran
Organising Committee of FAOPS 2022

The theme for this Congress is ‘Saving Mothers & Babies for the New World’

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 21st Congress of the Federation of Asia & Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) which will be hosted by the Perinatal Society of Malaysia (PSM). The world has changed in many ways since our last FAOPS congress in 2018, and those which were planned for 2020 and 2021 had to be cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Hence FAOPS Kuala Lumpur goes Virtual in August 2022!

The Scientific Committee which includes experts from member countries have planned out a thought provoking and clinically orientated program. Symposia have been designed not only to address the new issues thrown at the perinatology team by the Pandemic but also to address ongoing established issues such as preterm birth shared by member countries. In addition, several pre congress workshops will be held to cover niche areas in perinatology and skills-oriented topics. Last but not least, topics have also been chosen to cover the wellbeing of the health care givers and frontliners in this challenging times.

Sharing and caring being the foundation of FAOPS; this programme will be presented by invited experts from the region and beyond who will share their knowledge and expertise to care for the neonates. Positive outcome of this congress will best be measured by the positive impact on neonates, created by this shared knowledge.

As we go Virtual, FAOPS KL 2020 will provide a unique opportunity for member countries to participate in ways and numbers beyond what was possible in previous congresses. As such I hope the Perinatal Societies in member countries will support by encouraging members to participate in large numbers in this congress. We also look forward to participants using this congress as a regional platform to present their study and research papers. Scientific abstracts will be published in Frontiers of Surgery supplement. Award awaits the best paper.

So, lock your dates for next August and come online to Kuala Lumpur for the FAOPS 2022 from the safety of your home.