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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Dr Zaliha Mustafa

Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said the Ministry of Health (MoH) is still in a process of negotiating with Pfizer Sdn Bhd in regards to the Covid-19 bivalent vaccines.

“I’ll be meeting them, maybe in a few week’s time, then we’ll settle on that matter and hopefully we can get the bivalent vaccines as soon as possible,” she said after launching the Elekta Versa HD Linear Accelerator (LINAC) system in conjunction with World Cancer Day 2023 at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, today.

Dr Zaliha said this when asked by reporters on the update of the vaccine that was earlier estimated to arrive in Malaysia by the end of January.

On January 2, she was reported as saying that the Covid-19 bivalent vaccines will be supplied to the country soon, following the approval of the conditional registration given by the Drug Control Authority.

Meanwhile, on the event, Dr Zaliha said although positive progress has been achieved in cancer management, 63.7 per cent of all reported cancer cases were already in stages three and four when they were diagnosed.

“At the third and fourth stages, the patient’s survival rate dropped significantly. This could be because of late detection, lack of awareness, poor screening rates or limited medical care availability, especially in the non-urban area.

“While treatment is essential, cancer awareness must also be prioritised,” she said.

Dr Zaliha said there was also an increase of 11 per cent in cancer cases recorded from 2012 until 2015, bringing the number to 115,238 cases from 103,507 cases from 2007 to 2011.

In 2020, she said some 48,639 new cancer cases were recorded with 29,530 deaths due to the disease.

LINAC is a sophisticated linear accelerator system technology that is utilised to provide the most accurate and safe form of treatment for cancer patients.

This technology comes with state-of-the-art features namely the 6D robotic couch, Surface Guided Catalyst HD and the latest version of the treatment planning system, the Monaco and Oncology Information System (Mosaiq). — Bernama