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The 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference of Angkor Hospital for Children: “Paediatric Tropical Diseases”

Organiser: Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)

Date:           26th October 2019

Time:          7:00am-5:00pmVenue      

Venue: Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Conference Center, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The international conference will focus on the theme of “Paediatric Tropical Diseases,” and bring together medical professionals, researchers and academics from Cambodia and abroad. 

The event is a unique platform to share knowledge on common, rare and challenging cases, discuss the latest clinical research, and learn about best practices in diagnosis and treatment. Sessions will cover critical topics on an array of paediatric tropical diseases, including dengue, malaria, melioidosis, stings and bites, and more. Register for the conference now! The deadline for registration is 16 October.

The main objectives are:

  • To share experience in paediatric infectious diseases, including the most common and rare diseases, as well as challenging cases.
  • To strengthen the knowledge, skills and competence of doctors in regards to their ability to diagnose and treat tropical diseases.
  • To share experience with doctors and healthcare professionals from other children’s hospitals in Cambodia and internationally in order to improve the management of a variety of infectious diseases and help to reduce infant and child mortality in Cambodia.
See the Conference Agenda

Paediatric Tropical Diseases

Tropical diseases encompass all diseases that occur solely, or principally, in the tropics. The term is often taken to refer to infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, melioidosis, lymphatic filariasis, and dengue, which made larger numbers of people ill than usual this year.

AHC doctors have knowledge of paediatric infectious diseases as they see them every day. Moreover, we have international infectious diseases specialists who do onsite training with our local doctors to enable them to diagnosis and treat diseases more appropriately. Our clinical staff undertake regular microbiology rounds as part of our clinic teaching programme. In addition, AHC collaborates with Mahidol University, Georgia Health Science University, University of Minnesota, Enhed for Global Sundhed, Rigshopitalet in Denmark, and The Ottawa Hospital in Canada to run the “Tropical Paediatric Course” in which international health providers learn from our staff through case presentations and lectures.

In order to treat paediatric tropical diseases effectively, accurately and in a timely manner, a well-equipped and functioning laboratory is vital. AHC’s laboratory continues to lead the way in microbiology, haematology, serology and clinical biochemistry in Cambodia. In collaboration with Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU), AHC established a unit dedicated to microbiology in 2005. The laboratory has boosted the accuracy of diagnoses and enables children to be prescribed the most appropriate antibiotic. A wide variety of diagnoses have been made from common to less common pathologies such as staphylococci, streptococcus, ESBL, MRSA and melioidosis.

AHC quality care


Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) is a non-profit paediatric healthcare organisation with a mission of improving healthcare for all Cambodian children. AHC has delivered compassionate, holistic care to children from across the country for 20 years. Today, AHC is a centre of excellence with provision of high-quality, specialist services not found elsewhere in Cambodia; a commitment to education and capacity building that extends beyond its walls; and its embodiment of exemplary governance and accountability. Through data, research, and policy setting, AHC is making a wider impact by strengthening healthcare systems and influencing childhealth locally, regionally and internationally.

Read the Conference Program.

A message from the Chair of Conference

Dear Colleagues and Friends

It is a great pleasure and honor to extend a warm invitation you to attend the upcoming 3nd Annual Child Health Care Conference of Angkor Hospital for Children on the topic of “Pediatric Tropical Diseases”, to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The theme of the conference is “Tropical Diseases” and it reflects common and rare diseases and the challenges of care and management of Pediatric Tropical diseases in AHC and elsewhere in Cambodia.

The Conference aims to provide participants working in Pediatrics, General Practitioners who come across pediatric patients, and final year students, experience, knowledge and new research results from well-known international speakers and local professors. In addition to attending the conference, you will have the opportunity to see Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples- an experience that combines beauty and culture in equal measure.

On behalf of the committee and members, I am looking forward to your participation in making this event a great success.


AHC Conference 2019 Speakers
registration open!

To Register:

Please contact:

Mr Sar Ratanak on +855 78 563 264 (mobile, Whatsapp and Telegram)
Ms Chuon Sina on mobile: +855 85 957 656 (mobile, Whatsapp and Telegram)

or email [email protected]


$20 for medical and nursing students

$30 for general registrations

$100 for International registrations

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