Congress Information


The Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Association


The Asian & Oceanian Child Neurology Association (AOCNA) was officially established in 1983, actively motivated by the world movement to form the International Child Neurology Association in the mid 1970s. AOCNA now represents the most orthodox central organisation of child neurologists in Asian & Oceanian regions, and it is playing a pivotal role in the scientific advancement, improved clinical services and postgraduate education promotion in the region. It has total members of 846 from 29 countries (as of December 2014).


After a few years of preparation, the First Conference was held in Taipei under the presidency of the late Professor Yu-Zen Shen in 1983. Since then, the AOCNA Congresses (named Asian & Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, or AOCCN) had been held initially once every 3 years up till the 9th Congress, then the interval became biennially, usually on alternate years with International Congress of Child Neurology (ICNC). The 6th AOCCN was held in Penang, Malaysia in 1999 and the 14th AOCCN was held in Fukuoka, Japan in 2017.


The past 14 congresses were extremely successful. Owing to the enormous efforts and the devotion of respective Congress Presidents, every congress had been well attended. Excellent scientific programs have presented advanced knowledge of neurological problems among children.


“Adapted partly from ‘The History of Child Neurology in Japan and the Asian & Oceanian Child Neurology Association’ by the late Professor Yukio Fukuyama.”


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Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics


The Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics (CCNDP) was formed in November 2002 to promote paediatric neurology in Malaysia . It is one of the chapters under the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN). The committee consists of a chairman, secretary, treasurer and two other committee members. CCNDP is affliated to the Asian Oceania Child Neurology Association (AOCNA).The AOCNA delegate will automatically be one of the committee members of the chapter. The committee is elected every 2 years in tandem with the MSN election. One member within the committee will be appointed to represent the chapter in the MSN council.


Membership of MSN is a prerequisite in order to be a member of the chapter. All child neurologists and developmental paediatricians currently practicing in Malaysia are members of MSN and are therefore members of the chapter. Other MSN members who are interested in paediatric neurology are encouraged to join the group, and associate membership will be considered for professionals from specialties which are related to paediatric neurology.


The chapter aims to promote paediatric neurology in Malaysia. Currently the chapter organises month teaching programmes and discussion in Klang Valley on the last Thursday of the month. These teaching sessions are rotated around hospitals in the Klang Valley. Recently these teachings have involved child neurologists from HUSM,Kelantan via teleconference. Beside these regular monthly meetings, the chapter also organises the Annual Malaysian Paediatric Neurology Update , now at its 8th year and other smaller scale seminars.


In addition, the members of the chapter are also involved in the credentialing of young budding paediatric neurologists in the country. The chapter would like to encourage multi-centre research and welcome suggestion and ideas to improve and promote paediatric neurology in Malaysia.

Current Executive Committee of CCNDP

AOCCN 2019 Local Organising Committee

International Scientific Advisory Committee

On behalf of Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology (AOCCN), held in conjunction with the 41st Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress.

— Professor Ching-Shiang Chi, President AOCNA

Professor Ching-Shiang Chi

President AOCNA

Oct. 30, 2017

Welcome Message by
the President of AOCNA

The Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Association


We are beyond excited to be returning to Kuala Lumpur for our 15th AOCCN. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our hosting congress president, Dr. Teik-Beng Khoo, as well as our local hosts, Malaysian Paediatric Association and Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, AOCCN 2019 focuses on Synergy to Challenge Boundaries in Child Neurology. It will feature a plethora of innovative topics and speakers. Highlights of the program include presentations on various seizure disorders, as well as treatments for these diseases. This congress will also showcase multiple papers and posters submitted by physicians and researchers from different regions and countries in the field of child neurology.


Moreover, the city of Kuala Lumpur is an urban gem with its rich culture and history. The city offers a myriad of world-famous shopping centers and unique dining experiences. It features one of the most beautiful skylines created by its modern architectural design. I invite you to also explore traditional Malaysian cuisines, as well as the many centuries-old crafts and craftsmanships by master artisans in the city.


I give my sincerest gratitude to our hosts for their tremendous work and organization. With their strong support, I know that 2019 AOCCN will provide all of us with a fruitful opportunity to exchange new ideas and knowledge. So I look forward to meeting you in Kuala Lumpur, in September 2019.

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 15th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology which will be held from September 19th to 22nd, 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

— Teik-Beng Khoo, Congress President, AOCCN 2019

Teik-Beng Khoo

Congress President, AOCCN 2019

Head of Paediatric Neurology Services

Women & Children Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

Welcome Message by the
Congress President

AOCCN 2019


This is the second-time Malaysia is given the honour to host this prestigious congress after a lapse of ten years.


In line with the congress theme of ‘Synergy to Challenge Boundaries in Child Neurology’, we will be putting up an interesting, highly stimulating and cutting edge scientific programme where clinicians, subject experts and researchers in various fields of child neurology will come together and share their clinical experience and research findings relevant to a wide spectrum of audience from Asian and Oceanian regions. Besides the usual concurrent scientific symposia, a number of morning teaching sessions and pre-congress workshops will be held to cater for the seasoned clinicians, trainees and allied health professionals that are involved in the care of children with neurological disorders. This congress also aims to foster closer networking and collaborative work in advancing the diagnosis and treatment as well as stimulating research on various neurological disorders affecting children.


In keeping with the tradition of previous AOCCNs, there will be various social events and activities to promote fellowship amongst the delegates and member nations.


While you are in Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant capital of Malaysia, do venture out, experience our multicultural heritage and see our beautiful country.


I hope that you will not miss this wonderful opportunity and see you all in Kuala Lumpur at AOCCN 2019!

On behalf of the Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences and the Local Organising Committee, I wish to welcome everyone to the 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology to be held in Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on the 19th until 22nd September 2019.This conference will be held concurrently with the Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress.

— Dr Feizel Alsiddiq, Organising Chaiman

Dr Feizel Alsiddiq


Organising Chaiman

Welcome Message by the
Organising Chairman

AOCCN 2019


Our gratitude to the AOCNA exco members and national delegates who have unanimously selected Malaysia to host this esteemed scientific Congress again in 2019 almost 20 years after our first conference here on the Island of Penang.


This Congress’s theme shall be “Synergy to Challenge Boundaries in Child Neurology”, aims to galvanise our focus to improve care and facilitate exchanges of ideas and opinion among the various researchers, fellows and clinicians across the region interested in the care of children with neurodevelopmental conditions. The 15th AOCCN will continue the tradition of an engaging and highly educational meeting emphasizing on the latest scientific developments in the various issues in child neurology.


We are working closely with our International Scientific Advisory Committee and AOCNA to present the all-encompassing and exciting scientific programme which will include plenary lectures, concurrent symposia, pre-congress workshop and interactive teaching session. I encourage you to submit abstracts to be presented for oral and poster sessions.


Malaysia located within the heart of Asia Pacific is an ideal meeting point for participants from across the expansive Asia-Oceania region. Kuala Lumpur is a well known congress venue with its safe and sophisticated conference facilities, various accommodation suitable for various budgetary needs and excellent airline network.


I look forward to welcome you to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019.


Dr Mohd Feizel Alsiddiq


Dr Ahmad Rithauddin Mohamed


Dr Sangita Terumalay

Committee members

Assoc Prof Fong Choong Yi

Dr Juriza Ismail

Dr Raja Juanita Raja Lope

Dr Ranjini Sivanesom

Honorary Congress Advisor

Dato’ Dr Hussain Imam

AOCCN Congress President

Dr Khoo Teik Beng

Organising Chairman

Dr Mohd Feizel Alsiddiq

Scientific Chairman

Associate Professor Wong Sau Wei


Associate Professor Tang Swee Fong

Deputy Secretary

Dr. Ahmad Rithauddin Mohamed


Dato' Dr Musa Mohd Nordin

Deputy Treasurer

Dr Sangita Terumalay

Business Development Manager

Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail


Associate Professor Dr Fong Choong Yi


Dr Raja Juanita Raja Lope


Dr Rajini Sarvananthan
Dr Juriza Ismail


Lakshmi Nagarajan


Naila Zaman Khan


Jiong Qin, Yuwu Jiang

Hong Kong

Virginia Wong


Pratibha D. Singhi


Parvaneh Karimzade


Yoichi Sakakihara, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Shinichi Hirose


Abdelkarim Al-Qudah


Marzhan M Lepessova


Ki Joong Kim, Hoon-Chul Kang


Asma Abdullah Al Tawari


Kyaw Linn

New Zealand

Rakesh Patel


Shahnaz Ibrahim


Marilyn H Ortiz

Saudi Arabia

Waleed Altwaijri


Hian Tat Ong

Sri Lanka

Jithangi Wanigasinghe


Ching-Shiang Chi


Anannit Visudtibhan


Haluk Topaloglu