In-depth discussion of Chinese children health issues. Contributions are invited from authoritative workers in respective fields.

SECTION I

Child Health Services Among Chinese Communities

1. History of Development
  In China
  In Singapore
  In Taiwan
  In Hong Kong
   
2. Post-graduate Education
  In China
  In Taiwan
  In Singapore
  In Hong Kong
   
3. Changing pattern of Childhood diseases
  In China
  In Singapore
  In Taiwan
  In Hong Kong

SECTION II

Childhood Malignancies

An overview
Acute leukemias
  - Lymphatic leukemia
  - Myeloid leukemia and myeloprolifiative disorders
Brain tumours
Solid tumours
Lympho - erythrophagocytic disorder
Genetic influences on the development of cancers and response to chemotherapies
Langherhan cell histiocytosis
Marrow transplantation for childhood malignancies
An old Chinese poison as a new approach for the Treatment of cancers.

SECTION III

Common Childhood Infections of Infrequent Occurrences in Chinese

Changing pattern of childhood Infections
Infectious mononucleosis
  - The infective agent - EBV
  - Clinical syndrome &
  - Lympho-erythrophagocytosis
Hemophilus influenae type b
  - The clinical problem
  - Experience in Chinese children
  - Hong Kong
  - Malaysia
  - Mainland China
Management of meningitis and acute epiglottitis
Ear infections and hypertrophic tonsils
  - Hypertrophic Tonsils
Infections of the Bones and Joints Are Chinese children less susceptible?
The role of cytokines in childhood infections

SECTION IV

More frequent Infections in Chinese

Changing patterns of childhood infections in a Rapidly developing Chinese community
  - Hong Kong
Tuberculosis - overview, past, present and future
Pulmonary and non-pulm TB in children
Hepatitis in Chinese children
Acute gastro-enteritis
Staphylococcal infections
Pyogenic meningitis
Recent Outbreak of Asian Influenza
Genomic approach to a unique Chinese infection
  - Penicillium  

Emphasis suggested

  1. Evolution of condition :-
    e.g. from highly prevalent in the past to decreasing frequency and severity now.
  2. Emerging new features -
    e.g. HIV related TB
  3. Highlighting reasons for its prevalent.
  4. Factors accounting for difference in Chinese :
    e.g. prevalence of Salmonella as pyogenic meningitis due probably to gastro-enteritis scarcity of E-coli in neonates due to ? factors.

SECTION V

Thalassemia Syndromes - Unique Chinese Problem?

The genetic basis of Thalassemia Syndrome Including Gene distribution
- Thalassemia: Clinical features
  - In neonates and children (Including intermedia)
  - In adolescents
  - In adults
  - Endocrine complications
Management
  - General Management
  - Stem-cell transplantation
  - Evolution of management
- Thalassemia
  - In the fetus and newborn
  - Hemoglobin H disease
Antenatal diagnosis
Psycho-social impact - especially on the adolescent
Parents support group including
  - Counseling Services
Personal experience of Thalassemia patients (both in the 30s)
SECTION VI

The Chinese Newborn
Are Chinese newborns different?
Adaption to extra-uterine life
  - any environmental / ethnic differences?
General newborn care
The immaturely born
  - Chinese have less prematurely born, but why
The nutritional and metabolic needs
Respiratory distress
The jaundiced Chinese infant - a severe condition in the past?

Common infections in the Chinese neonate

    Singapore experience
China experience
Hypoxia-Ischemic brain injuries
Common congenital malformations in Chinese
Ante-natal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

Emphasis suggested

  1. Highlight differences in Chinese
  2. Point out reasons for differences

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