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

The health ministry is meeting the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on health today to finalise details of the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill 2023 and its generational end game (GEG) policy.

Health minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said she would be engaging with the PSC, stakeholders, and panel experts to hear their suggestions and views on the bill.

“The ministry is open to all their opinions. We will listen to their suggestions and hold a discussion this afternoon,” she told reporters after an event here.

Zaliha said the bill is expected to be tabled for its second reading in the Dewan Rakyat next month.

“Hopefully, we will be able to find a common ground and the bill will be accepted by all MPs next month.”

Zaliha added that among the topics to be discussed in today’s meeting are the penalties to be imposed upon violation of the proposed tobacco control legislation.

First tabled by former health minister Khairy Jamaluddin in July last year, the GEG bill seeks to outlaw smoking for anyone born on or after Jan 1, 2007. It was held up due to resistance from several MPs over its contents. At the time, a PSC on health was asked to address those issues.

The bill met with the same fate in June when it was referred back to the PSC for review. Zaliha had previously said PSC members, MPs, professional bodies and NGOs had demanded some matters under the bill be reviewed further.

Zaliha reiterated that the ministry was committed to ensuring that the GEG bill would be passed by Parliament for the benefit of future generations. – FMT