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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KPWKM targets more senior citizen centres to be established nationwide

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) aims to set up more senior citizen activity centres (PAWE) in parliamentary constituencies which do not have one yet.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the move was to enable more senior citizens across the country to have access to facilities to carry out activities or programmes at the community level, thus ensuring that the group remains active and productive.

“Currently, there are 161 PAWE in 146 parliamentary constituencies across the country, which are used by more than 52,000 senior citizens.

“Approval of the establishment of a PAWE is based on five main criteria, namely location, elderly population, driving community, premises and the support of the Social Welfare Department (JKM) in the district and state,” she said, when winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Meanwhile, Nancy said that KPWKM is of the view that the role played by the National Senior Citizens Advisory and Consultative Council (MPPWEN) is sufficient thus far.

She said that MPPWEN, which was established under the National Policy for Older Persons (DWEN) and the Action Plan for Older Persons (PTWEN), comprised representatives of relevant ministries, private parties, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), geriatric experts and academics who specialise in the senior citizen field.

“The implementation of DWEN and PTWEN is a regular agenda item in council (MPPWEN) meetings, held twice a year and chaired by myself as the minister responsible for welfare affairs.

“DWEN and PTWEN are a strong government commitment to create independent, dignified and respected senior citizens, by optimising their potential through healthy, positive, active, productive and supportive ageing,” she said. – Bernama