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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Malaysia has recorded two cases of monkeypox, the Health Ministry confirms.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan said the first case was confirmed on July 26, involving a foreign man, who has been living and working in Malaysia since April 2022.

He said the person travelled to a country with reported cases of monkeypox on July 6, and returned to Malaysia on July 10.

“He started showing symptoms on July 19, and blisters began to appear on July 23. He was isolated and released on Aug 10, after a full recovery without complications,” Dr Muhammad Radzi said in a statement on Friday (Aug 25).

The second case, a local man, experienced symptoms while in quarantine as he had close contact with the index case.

Dr Muhammad said the man was ordered to undergo quarantine on July 27, and confirmed positive for monkeypox on July 29.

The second patient is still in good health while being isolated, he added.

“All contacts of the first patient have been identified and their health status monitored.

“No one showed any symptoms of monkeypox infection except for the second patient,” he said.

The incubation period before an individual starts showing symptoms of monkeypox is between five to 21 days from the date of exposure.

Individuals with monkeypox become infectious one day before symptoms appear until all blisters completely dry up.

Usually, monkeypox cases heal in time without needing any treatment.

All travellers arriving from countries with reported monkeypox are advised to monitor their health daily for symptoms for a period of 21 days from the date of arrival in Malaysia.

Among the symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache and a maculopapular rash that starts on the face spreading to the palms and soles followed by other parts of the body.

Others may also experience fatigue, pain in the back or joints, muscle spasms and swollen lymph nodes.

Medical practitioners are asked to be sensitive to individuals with blister symptoms seeking treatment, especially among high-risk groups.

Currently, there are 10 laboratories providing monkeypox detection test services.

The nearest health office should be notified of suspected cases via the e-notification system to allow further investigation and control measures carried out by the district health office. – The Star