I was recently present as the official photographer for Abbvie's major event of the year: Asian Multidisciplinary Interactive Symposium in Immunology (MISI) 2014 at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This healthcare professional symposium calls for the convergence of 3 medical disciplines in the area of Immunology, mainly Rheumatology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology.
This 2-days educational symposium (25 - 26 January 2014) for healthcare professionals from both the private and government healthcare sectors is jointly organised by Abbvie, Malaysian Society of Rheumatology, Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Dermatological Society of Malaysia.
Arthritis has always been a vague understanding of a disease of the joints for as long as I can remember. I just know it as something that gives your joints the "wind chill".
So it came as a welcomed opportunity to delve into the disease when I agreed to take part in Abbvie's worldwide art campaign named "Perspectives – Art, Inflammation and Me", to offer my perspectives of being an arthritic patient.
An Arthritis Walk event themed "Living Better Ageing Well" was held to commemorate World Arthritis Day (WAD) at Taman Keliling, Seremban. It's an annual event organised by Pertubuhan Artritis Negeri Sembilan (PANS). The objective of this event is to raise awareness for inflammatory arthritis.
The walk began from the park on a 1.5 KM route and ended at the National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO). An estimated number of 500 participants from all walks of life; arthritis patients, family, friends and the public joined in the pledge to Unite To Fight Arthritis.