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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CooperVision launches soft contact lenses for myopia control in China

Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision is set to bring the innovative MiSight 1-day contact lenses (MiSight 1-day) for myopia management to patients in mainland China, distributed exclusively by EssilorLuxottica. MiSight 1-day is backed by extensive data gleaned from a seven-year clinical study for children and adolescents, and has been granted approval from the Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for vision care – continued use of MiSight 1-day was reported to slow the change of optical axial length in patients, and the progression of myopia.

Professor Xingtao Zhou, Dean of the Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University, part of the esteemed attendees of a virtual product launch held earlier this month, remarked that the overall prevalence of myopia among Chinese children and adolescents in 2018, 2019, and 2020 was 53.6%, 50.2%, and 52.7%, respectively. In 2020, the myopia rate for students in primary school, middle school, and high school reached 35.6%, 71.1%, and 80.5%.

Representatives from CooperVision and EssilorLuxottica were joined by Professor Zhou and several other domestic and international ophthalmology and optometry luminaries at the launch event, including Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, President of CooperVision Specialty EyeCare; Kok Leong Lim, President of the EssilorLuxottica Greater China Vision Care Division; and Professor Maria Liu from the University of California at Berkley.

The launch also saw certification for a pioneer group of MiSight 1-day fitters.

“CooperVision is dedicated to pioneering, innovative, and life-changing eye care technologies [and] are proud to launch this groundbreaking myopia management treatment for children and adolescents in China. In cooperation with EssilorLuxottica, China joins the family of more than 30 markets in which MiSight 1 day is being prescribed,” said Dr. Aragón.

“As a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames, and sunglasses, EssilorLuxottica is committed to helping to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation, in partnership with like-minded governments, NGOs, and other organisations – that includes myopia, an issue we’ve been striving to tackle by introducing total solutions to children and youth so as to help them slow down myopia progression and also reduce the risk of pathologies related to eyes,” concluded Lim.

MiSight 1 day will be available in all major cities in China. However, fitting and evaluation of the product should only be conducted in medical institutions by ophthalmologists, and patients monitored regularly when wearing MiSight 1 day.