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 is facing a critical shortage of geriatric specialists for the treatment and care of the elderly.

Deputy Health Minister Senator Lukanisman Awang Sauni said that currently there are only 33 geriatricians in government hospitals, 13 in university hospitals and 14 in private hospitals.

“Ideally, there should be one specialist per 10,000 people but we only have 0.18 experts for a population of 10,000, therefore, this is critical,“ he said in response to a question from Senator Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai about the number of geriatricians in the country during an oral question-and-answer session at Dewan Negara today.

He said the causes of the shortage are related to the marketability of geriatricians in the country and the lack of exposure and awareness of the importance of treatment for the elderly among Malaysians, among others.

According to him, the government is preparing the Health Ministry (MOH) Elderly Health Services Action Plan 2023-2030, which outlines in detail the need to fill the vacancies for geriatric specialists, among other things.

“Among the initiatives to attract interest in the field of geriatric medicine are to increase promotional efforts for geriatric sub-speciality studies, increase the number of scholarships offered for geriatric subspecialty training and make geriatric medicine a potential field for career promotion opportunities,“ he said.

He added that on average, eight medical specialists undergo subspecialty training in the field every year. – Bernama