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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Khairy Jamaluddin has criticised the health minister’s silence over her fellow minister’s confusion of well-documented medical facts that smoking causes cancer.

He expressed his dismay over the lack of correction from Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa, who is entrusted with safeguarding public health.

“It’s absolutely embarrassing and shameful that there is a minister in 2023 in Malaysia that questions the link between cigarette smoking and cancer,” Khairy said.

He expressed disappointment that Dr Zaliha had not intervened or corrected her colleague’s statements, characterising the lack of response as “extremely disheartening” and “appalling.”

“Misleading statements, would lead youngsters to underestimate the dangers of smoking.

“You have got a perfect storm for a lot of youngsters to suddenly pick up smoking with their cigarettes or vape.

“The reason I’m so angry is because this is not just an assault on science and medical facts, but this is an attack on public health and the health minister is just completely helpless.

“If a minister questions medical science and the custodian of public health remains silent, what message does it send to the public?” he questioned, emphasising on the gravity of the situation.

Earlier Khairy, or KJ as he is popularly known, who is the Johor Youth Advisor, participated in the Jewel Butterfly Walk 2023, in conjunction with the United Nations’ declaration of Nov 18 as the “World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence.

The walk was held at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Youth Centre in Hutan Bandar, Johor Baru (TMIYC), here, today.

On the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill, or tobacco generational endgame (GEG), KJ raised concerns about the legality of selling cigarettes and vape to those born after 2007 and potential risks of mixed messaging regarding smoking-related health hazards.

He said he was perplexed over the sudden change in stance by the Attorney General regarding a law he had previously brought forward during his tenure as the health minister.

With the flip-flop in legal opinions, he speculated that the decision might be driven more by political motives than legal concerns.

“I can only assume that it’s not a point of law, but rather political,” he said while refusing to personalise the issue as a direct attack against him.

He added that during his tenure as the health minister, the legal aspect of the bill was brought to the AG’s chambers and was told it was fine, although there were some weaknesses to the law, and needed to be fine-tuned.

He also called for an appropriate response from the health ministry to reinforce established medical facts and the revisitation of pertinent legislation for the welfare of the nation. – NST