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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COVID-19 vaccine

Former health minister Dr S Subramaniam has suggested that Putrajaya donate some of the eight million Covid-19 vaccine doses that are set to expire in September.

Apart from donating the vaccines, the government could look into helping other nations with the logistics of vaccinating their populations, Subramaniam said.

He said some of these countries lacked logistical facilities to implement their immunisation programmes, adding that Putrajaya could hold discussions with their foreign counterparts on how they could be supported in those areas.

Zaliha also said 2,796,638 doses of various brands worth about RM81.4 million had expired as of Feb 28.

However, the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy said any opportunity to donate the doses should have been discussed by the government at the start of the year.

“It is too late now as those countries would be reluctant to take the vaccines when there is little time to plan their vaccination programmes,” its CEO, Azrul Khalib, told FMT.

He said only more “privileged” countries such as Malaysia had the issue of “oversupply” of vaccines.

“We need to emphasise to the public again about the need to get their booster shots, especially if they have only received their primary jabs. If the stock is not utilised by its expiry, then it would likely be destroyed,” he said.

Subramaniam agreed with Azrul that the health ministry should ramp up its campaign to convince the people to get their booster doses.

Citing the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the region over the past few weeks, he said this surge could be used to remind the public that the virus was still in the community. – FMT