First and formost I would like to extend a warm welcome to our distinguished speakers and all local and overseas delegates to PENSMA Biennial Congress 2021. Clinical nutrition is accepted world wide by all health care providers and clinicians alike as a significant specilaized area but rarely given its due attention. Over this side of the world issues with malnutrition alone is causing a significant impact on healthcare, what more those with underlying diseases. The overall impact on healthcare economics and outcome trully way beyond expectation. Clinicians in all specialities have been fighting inflammation decades long , but nutrition is the least aspect looked into. With bigger role palyed by the key opinion leaders all over the world the realisation of nutrition as an integral part of patient’s management has slowly but surely come to us. More and more clinicians from various speciality background have made the crucial step in initiating and integrating clinical nutrition in their practice. We have seen quite an interesting clinical practice and perception changed thorugh out the years. What more befitting to support the hunger of knowledge and learning from the best other than this PENSMA CONGRESS 2021. This is the best platform to gather all health care professionals in Malaysia under one roof sharing experience showcasing their daily issues and debate with best among the best from our distinguished speakers. The theme “Evolving trends and concept in clinical practice” makes us revisit our current knowledge and practice to be on par with the international standards. The topics lined up for this Congress truly reflects the current needs in Malaysia as for today. I hope all participants will take the opportunity to learn as much as possible and share their experience with our distinguished speakers. For the practicing allied health professionals whom we always regard as the main pillars of patient’s care, we have enhanced the hands-on workshop in this congress with better materials and information for their daily clinical practice. Lets start this meeting with new hope and enthusiasm to bring better care to our patients.
First of all, on behalf of the Scientific committee of PENSMA, I would like to express our great pleasure in welcoming all participants, guest faculty and sponsors from the biomedical industry to the PENSMA Congress 2021. These two days of meetings are designed to provide and share the latest information and developments on clinical nutrition to our heterogeneous audience who comprise of clinicians, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists. The theme of our congress this year is “Evolving trends and concept in clinical practice” The scientific committee has lined up a comprehensive series of talks and workshops which we hope would be of practical use to your day –to-day work in your instituition. We endeavor to have a faculty of speakers, both from abroad and locally, who are experts in their respective fields. This congress will also be a great opportunity for all participants and speakers, to meet and discuss topics of common interest in an informal atmosphere as well as, strengthen old and new collaborations. For the third congress running, we are truly honored to have the LLL course running in conjunction with our congress. LLL, which is Life Long Learning Module of ESPEN, is part of a borderless education in nutritional sciences and we in Malaysia should take this opportunity to attend it. I look forward to welcoming all of you to this academic rewarding congress.