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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Over 20,000 new cancer patients detected annually

More than 20,000 new cancer patients, with an average age of over 40 years, are detected in Malaysia every year, said National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) managing director Dr M. Murallitharan.

However, he said, over the past two years, there were more new cancer patients aged between their late 20s and early 30s.

“This situation is very worrying because the age of individuals diagnosed with cancer is now younger and the number of children with cancer is also high.

“For men, there are 10 types of cancer that often affect them and the highest category recorded is bowel cancer, followed by lung, prostate, lymphoma, nasopharynx, liver, leukemia, stomach, skin and bladder,” he told reporters after the Relay For Life (RFL)-Luminaria 2022 programme here last night.

The programme, organised by NCSM and aims to provide support to cancer patients, was opened by State Health and Anti-DrugCommittee chairman Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh.

Murallitharan said that for women, the highest case involved breast cancer, followed by colorectal or bowel, cervix, lung, ovary, corpus uteri, lymphoma, thyroid, leukemia and skin.

However, he said, the number of cervical cancer patients had dropped in recent years, believed to be due to the administration of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for school students, especially among teenage girls as young as 13 years old.

There are currently about 100,000 cancer survivors in the country who are living with various types of cancer, he added.

In another development, he said NCSM was planning to implement the ‘One District, One Screening’ programme in all states next year to encourage and facilitate the people in the country to do health screening, especially to detect cancer.

Meanwhile, Dr Muhamad Akmal said the Melaka government will work with NCSM to establish a mobile cancer clinic that would provides screening services to detect cancer for free.

It is aimed at detecting cancer at an early stage so that immediate treatment could be carried out, thus preventing cancer cells from spreading and saving lives, he added. – Bernama