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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More heart attacks in cold weather

You may not know it, but severe cold can be dangerous for your heart.

Scientific literature links drastic temperature drops to an increased risk of heart attack.

The reason?

The cold causes the arteries to narrow and blood pressure to rise, increasing the risk of heart attack.

And climate change could aggravate this phenomenon, suggests a recent study, carried out by scientists from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, in collaboration with the country’s National Environment Agency.

The study authors found that temperature decreases observed in this part of the world may also contribute to increased risk of heart attack.

The researchers particularly emphasise that most studies to date have focused on temperate climates, where temperatures vary considerably, and less so on regions with warm, tropical climates, such as Singapore.

Conducted using data collected across the country between 2009 and 2018, the research reveals that a 1°C drop in room temperature increased the risk of a type of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) by 12%.

According to the study, this risk could be particularly pronounced in people aged 65 and older, who are about 20% more vulnerable to lower temperatures than younger people.

“Climate change is expected to bring about increased climatic fluctuation and extreme weather events.

“Studies have demonstrated that adverse health outcomes and mortality rates can be exacerbated by increased climate variability,” the scientists explain.

“In the context of climate change, these findings highlight a risk factor of substantial public health concern,” said study co-senior author and environmental epidemiologist Dr Joel Aik.

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