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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Medical, pharmacy scholarships to be continued, says PM

Government scholarships for medical and pharmacy students will be continued, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim told university students at a town hall event here today.

He revealed that officials of the public services department (JPA) had told him at a special meeting last week that the decision to discontinue the scholarships “was an old decision”.

“I have asked that this matter be reviewed, based on the needs of the medical, dentistry and pharmaceutical sectors.

“This means that the JPA scholarship programme for these sectors will be continued,” said Anwar, responding to a question at a gathering with Universiti Sains Malaysia students.

A medical student had asked Anwar to explain the discontinuation of the scholarship, which would create obstacles for those from the B40 community who want to pursue their higher education in those courses.

Anwar’s assurance came in the wake of a statement by health minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa earlier today that the ministry is in talks with JPA over the decision to stop providing the scholarships.

She said discussions were being held on a possible need to review the decision as there have been changes in the country’s needs in these fields, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.

JPA had announced in March that it had decided to stop sponsoring students in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy this year.

Earlier today, Zaliha said the ministry was prepared to review the 2019 study which projected an oversupply of medical officers from 2026 to 2030.

Students autonomy to be preserved

Separately on the topic of student autonomy, Anwar said that universities should have a more open and free climate for student views, adding that he had spoken about it with higher education minister Khaled Nordin and vice chancellors of public universities.

“The students need to be given the space to provide their thoughts and criticisms. Then only can we uplift the quality of our universities,” he added.

In response to a question by a USM student, Anwar agreed with the need to revive student corners in public universities so that they can have avenues to speak up on issues concerning the country. – FMT