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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The Ministry of Health (MOH) increased the placement of specialist doctors in Sarawak by 72 per cent over the past three years from 438 in 2019 to 754 last year.

“The government is always striving to increase the number of medical specialists in Sarawak to expand and improve specialist services, including specialist services in rural facilities, for the Malaysian people,” Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said in a written reply to Dewan Negara last June 21.

Dr Zaliha was responding to a question by Senator Rita Sarimah Patrick Insol, who asked the minister to state what transformations will be carried out to overcome the persistent problem of a lack of specialist doctors in Sarawak.

MOH’s current relocation of more than 4,200 contract medical officers who received permanent positions by the end of next month, particularly to Sabah and Sarawak, has received some brickbats from doctors who said that posting the majority to East Malaysia may result in shortages of trained doctors and sudden service disruptions in the peninsula.

Dr Zaliha told the Senate that the MOH has implemented a few incentives to attract more medical specialists in the public sector to serve in Sarawak, Sabah, and Labuan.

The Specialist Placement Incentive Payment (BIPP) gives medical specialists serving in rural health care facilities between RM1,000 to RM2,500 per month, higher than the RM500 to RM2,000 rate in urban areas.

Specialist doctors serving in approved health care facilities in the interiors are also given either the Incentive Payment Based On Location and Difficulty Level (BIMLTK) at RM500 to RM1,500 or the Interior Incentive Payment (BIP) at 10 per cent of the officer’s monthly salary.

Additionally, the ministry has increased specialty and subspecialty training to generate more specialists in the future.

Medical officers undergoing gazettement are also placed in hospitals in Sarawak.

The MOH is also encouraging more native medical officers from Sarawak to join the specialist programme, either through the Master of Medicine programme with study leave and the Federal Training Award or the Parallel Pathway programme.

Furthermore, medical specialists are placed in hospitals in Sarawak to serve a minimum period of one year.

The MOH is also reappointing specialist doctors on a contract basis, based on critical fields needed in hospitals in Sarawak.

Dr Zaliha said that the MOH also outsources specialist services to the private sector.

The MOH provides visiting specialists to rural areas too.

The hospital cluster concept was yet another initiative mentioned by the health minister that addresses the lack of specialists, where hospitals in a particular cluster share facilities for medical officers and specialists providing treatment. – Code Blue