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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Sarawak in need of more nurses

Sarawak needs more nurses for acute and specialised care as well as for placement in rural clinics.

State Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said currently, the nurse services ratio is 3.16 per 1,000 residents based on Sarawak’s population of 2,907,500 people in 2020.

He said the ratio is far less than most developing countries, which is eight nurses for 1,000 residents.

“Currently, 93.86 per cent or 6,146 trained nurse positions out of 6,548 positions offered under the Sarawak State Health Department have been filled,” he said during the opening of the 2023 Sarawak Nursing Conference (SNC) here today.

In his speech text read by Bukit Asek assemblyman Joseph Chieng, Dr Sim said only 1,874 community nurse (JM) positions had been filled out of the 2,875 available vacancies.

Dr Sim, who is also State Local Government Minister, said nurses in Sarawak were also lacking opportunities for senior-level promotions, and even if they are promoted, would have to serve in the Peninsula and be separated from their families.

In that regard, he hoped the Health Ministry will consider creating more senior nursing positions in Sarawak to allow senior nurses to remain home and serve the state.

Another important issue is the shortage of nurses in rural areas following a stop in the recruitment and training of JMs since 2015 as well as the delay in upgrading JM posts to trained nurses, he said.

“JMs who have attended training to become trained nurses more than two years ago have yet to be appointed to the position,” he said. — Bernama