The World Congress of Nephrology 2022 (WCN’22) has just wrapped marking the first international hybrid event of 2022 for the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Organised by the International Society of Nephrology and Malaysia Society of Nephrology (MSN) alongside Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the congress hosted the world’s leading experts in kidney health.
More than 3,000 delegates attended the event online with more than 900 Malaysians attending the event physically making it one of the highest turnouts for medical congress since the pandemic.
“I would like to congratulate the organising committee for turning this event a reality especially having the need to crucially cater to both in person and virtual attendees,” said Abdul Khani Daud, MyCEB’s CEO.
“We are welcoming a total number of 2,100 international delegates virtually which I personally look forward to meet in person once border are open.
“This event was supposed to attract a record number of 4,000 international delegates which could have generated RM120 million in estimated economic impact had it be done physically.
“With this regard, I truly hope the government authorities shall reconsider ease of travel for our business events delegates that broadly contribute not only to the national economy, but more importantly to the advancement of medical and science.”
Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, president of Malaysia Society of Nephrology, thanked the Ministry of Health and MyCEB, for their support in bringing the conference to Malaysia.
“Hosting a world congress is not easy but we at the Malaysian Society of Nephrology are glad to have undying support and encouragement by our delegates from all over the world,” he said.