2022-2023 EVENTS

2022 Events

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
The International Surgical Week (ISW)
Kuala Lumpur

31 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Medical Fair Asia
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

3-9 September
Medical Fair Asia
Digital, Online

9-10 September 2022
World Pediatrics Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

9-10 September 2022
World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

19-21 September 2022
23rd SE-Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show
Kuala Lumpur

27-29 September 2022
Smart Healthcare Expo (Health Malaysia)

27-29 September 2022
Asia Pandemic Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

19-20 September 2022
23nd Global Nursing Education Conference
Brisbane, Australia

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
Malaysia International Dental Show (MIDS)
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International MedLab Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International Pharma Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

11-13 November 2022
Eldercare Exhibition and Conference Asia (ELDEX Asia 2022)
Suntex Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre

14-15 November 2022
Healthcare Asia Pacific
Osaka, Japan

2023 Events

30 May – 1 June 2023
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

13-15 September 2023
Medical Fair Thailand
BITEC, Bangkok

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2 cosmetic products banned for containing mercury

Two cosmetic products under the brand name Karisma have been banned in Malaysia, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the products, Turmeric Booster Cream and Flashhskinzz Treatment Cream, were found to contain mercury, which is a scheduled poison, Bernama reported.

“Mercury is prohibited in cosmetic products because it can be harmful to health. It can be absorbed into the body and cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system,” he was quoted as saying.

He added that it can also interfere with the brain development of young or unborn children and can cause rashes, irritations and other changes in the skin.

Noor Hisham said the sale and distribution of the two cosmetic products must be stopped with immediate effect as they violate the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.

Any individual found to be selling or distributing the two products can be fined not more than RM25,000 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both, for the first offence, and fined not more than RM50,000 or jailed not more than five years, or both, for subsequent offences.

A company found guilty can be fined up to RM50,000 for the first offence and up to RM100,000 for subsequent offences.

“Members of the public who are currently using these cosmetic products are advised to immediately stop using them and seek advice from health professionals if they experience any discomfort or adverse effects,” he said.

The public is encouraged to visit the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency’s (NPRA) official website to check on the status of any cosmetic product.

Alternatively, they can check the status using the “NPRA Product Status” mobile app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store. – FMT