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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Issues of trainee doctors, criteria for appointment of doctors to permanent posts and improvement to hospital facilities are among the grouses raised by some 350 doctors at a dialogue with Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa here today.

At the dialogue lasting more than two hours, the doctors took the opportunity to air their problems directly to Dr Zaliha, in the presence of Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni and Malaysian Medical Association president Dr R Muruga Raj.

Dr B. Abirami of Hospital Shah Alam, when met after the dialogue, said the discussion not only centred on the contract doctor issue but also covered permanent post holders, for example specialists who are facing problems.

“Whatever things we asked for, either for contract doctors or anything in the KKM (Ministry of Health) facility, we were told that it depends on the budget that will be tabled this Friday. And we hope this Friday will be a good budget for the health sector,” she said.

Dr Nurul Qashira Mohd Izlan, a trainee doctor at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, said Dr Zaliha assured them that the criteria for filling permanent posts would be fine-tuned.

“She wanted to make it more transparent, and they are working on that. We were given to understand that (resolution of) all issues arising would depend on the budget to be unveiled later,” she said.

Dr Mohamad Firdaus Omar of Hospital Melaka, who is holding a permanent post, said the issue of bullying among doctors was also raised and, according to him, Dr Zaliha gave an assurance this would be among the problems to be settled urgently.

In a statement issued by her office after the dialogue, Dr Zaliha said she appreciated and respected the views and feedback gathered and would do her best to tackle the issues involving the Health Ministry, whether from the policy or technical aspects.

Dr Zaliha also gave an assurance that no doctors who attended the dialogue would be subjected to any disciplinary action. – Bernama