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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The Social Security Organisation (Perkeso) spends about RM350 million annually to finance the treatment costs of contributors suffering from kidney disease.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said this was a very big amount and Perkeso, in a bid to reduce the costs, is making efforts to establish more dialysis centres nationwide.

“Discussions have been held with the Ministry of Health to enable more Perkeso dialysis centres to be opened nationwide.

“This (measure) can reduce Perkeso’s liability because costs can be reduced to help those (contributors) suffering from kidney disease,” he told a media conference in conjunction with the Perkeso Deepavali 2023 celebration here today.

Meanwhile, Sivakumar said he was told by Perkeso Group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed that preliminary work to establish a dialysis centre in Perak is being carried out.

“I will make an announcement in January or February (2024) regarding this matter because they (Perkeso) are still at the early stages of identifying a suitable site for the opening of the dialysis centre, but there will definitely be one,” he said.

Sivakumar said the dialysis centre is not connected to the construction of Perkeso’s National Neuro-Robotics and Cybernics Rehabilitation Centre in Meru Raya here, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2024.

“That (rehabilitation centre) is different. The rehabilitation centre in Taman Meru is now 35 per cent completed and is expected to be fully completed in November 2024… progressing on time and expected to be operational in early 2025,” he said.

Touching on the programme, Sivakumar said Perkeso has donated three haemodialysis machines to accommodate the increased treatment needs of chronic kidney patients.

He said two of the units have been donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF)-Yayasan Dialisis Pendidikan Akhlak Perak and the other unit to Persatuan Meningkat Akhlak Woh Peng Cheang Seah.

Sivakumar also said that, as of October, Perkeso has spent almost RM46.84 million to provide 1,171 units of the haemodialysis machine since dialysis treatment was introduced by the agency in 1998. – Bernama