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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Dr Zaliha Mustafa

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that requires treatment and rehabilitation, not detention or imprisonment, said Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

According to her, prison is not a place to treat drug addicts and this can impede them from functioning as productive members of society.

“Prison is not the last resort for educating individuals involved in drug abuse,” she said when officiating the Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry Symposium 2023 here today.

Dr Zaliha believed that a distinct approach from a public health standpoint was needed to provide treatment and rehabilitation to drug addicts.

She also admitted that there were many gaps and challenges that should be addressed between law enforcement and medical treatment for drug addicts.

Dr Zaliha said that in addition to a legal point of view, there were also challenges in rehabilitation centres. where drug addicts are struggling with symptoms of withdrawal syndrome or physical and mental illness due to drug addiction.

“This poses difficulties in formulating an effective treatment plan…this also prevents appropriate treatment and rehabilitation from being given and at the same time delays the legal process.

“As a result, the disease prognosis will worsen, and the court will become more congested,” she said.

She added that from a legal point of view, the legal system and treatment through a community-based approach can be the catalyst for the desired change. – Bernama