Le Méridien Putrajaya
IOI Resort City,
This biennial congress is organised by the Malaysian Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (MABIP) under the auspices of the Asian Pacic Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (APAB) and the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP). It will be an in-person congress and will feature both adult and paediatric interventional pulmonology.
The theme of the congress is ‘Enhancing The Role Of Interventional Pulmonologists Beyond The Pandemic’. The COVID-19 pandemic had significantly affected interventional pulmonology work globally over the past 2 years and we had limited opportunity to perform interventional procedures in patients who needed them as the focus shifted to the pandemic. It was also a dangerous time for interventional pulmonologists to perform procedures in the airway during the pandemic.
As a result, patient care was compromised as was training in interventional pulmonology. Now that we are entering the endemic phase of COVID-19, it is hoped that we can enhance the role of interventional pulmonologists and continue to educate and train junior pulmonologists. As this is a full physical event, I trust that everyone will be looking forward to the congress where we get a chance to meet up with old friends, make new ones and exchange ideas in a convivial ambience.