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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Health DG

There is no ‘Kraken’ or Omicron XBB.1.5 coronavirus subvariant reported in Malaysia for now.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said monitoring continues against XBB 1.5, which is now the dominant strain in the United States (US).

“We are still monitoring whether XBB.1.5 will have worse effects in severity and contagion, but as of now, it is not yet detected in the country.

“Monitoring will continue to be carried out and we will cooperate with other countries to look into the severity and contagion of this variant,” he said in a special talk with the media today.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), XBB.1.5 is the Omicron XBB subvariant progeny, resulting from an intersection between two previous strains, BA.2.75 and BA.2.10.1.

Experts called the Omicron XBB.1.5 strain ‘Kraken’, as it has the potential to cause a large wave of Covid-19 infections. WHO reported that it is analysing the risks of the strain.

While lives have slowly returned to normalcy two years after the pandemic, the new XBB.1.5 subvariant might be threat lurking to disrupt this.

The Kraken strain is believed to be more contagious, with the ability to evade vaccine protection with prolonged infection, as reported by Australia’s news site

WHO called the strain ‘the most infectious subvariant ever detected’, with it making up the majority of infection in the US.

The variant has been detected in Australia, United Kingdom (UK), Denmark, France, Germany and Spain. – NST