Please allow us to cordially welcome you to The 17th Indonesian Congress of Pediatrics (KONIKA XVII) in Yogyakarta which will be held from 6th to 11th August 2017.
As Indonesian pediatricians, we share the same vision with members of Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) as well as International Pediatric Association (IPA) to ensure that all children attain good health so that they can grow, develop, and fulfill their human potential. KONIKA is the largest meeting in Indonesian Pediatric Society which is held every three years. It is an excellent forum to learn, discuss evidence-based knowledge in child health and share our experiences, expertises, results of research studies, and what we can do better in order to bring that vision into reality.
This year’s theme addresses the importance of “Implementing Advances in Pediatrics for Better Child Health”. In an effort to equip every Indonesian pediatrician with required skills, essential knowledge, and ethical conduct. We hope that each of us can serve as leaders in building our community health. Therefore, topics related to Sustainable Development Goals such as stunting, the first 1000 days of life, immunization, adolescent health, and noncommunicable diseases will be discussed here. KONIKA XVII will also be held in conjunction with The 11th International Congress of Tropical Paediatrics.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to reap benefits from this event and apply better practices in child health settings. Last but not least, we would like to thank Indonesian Pediatric Society Special Region of Yogyakarta Branch, all Working Groups (UKK), and Task Forces (Satgas) who have been working hard to prepare this event.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Yogyakarta, our city of students.