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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The country has detected a few cases of the Covid-19 Omicron subvariant XBB, says caretaker health minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

“We have detected XBB in Malaysia. For now, it has not resulted in an increase in terms of hospitalisation rates and deaths, which is the most important yardstick.

“There is nothing to worry about for now,” he said in a Bernama report.

“The health ministry officials are currently in the midst of making a projection on the possible increase in the number of cases based on the infection models we have. I will be able to give a more accurate projection next week,” he added after an event in Seremban.

He also said that the health ministry has no plans to restore the mask mandate due to the latest development.

Meanwhile, The Star reported Khairy as saying that the health ministry “expects the number of cases to go up a little” over the next few weeks but reassured the public that it was no cause for concern at the moment.

He said there was always the possibility of new subvariants emerging during the current transition to the endemic phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that the public should assess risk situations for themselves and act accordingly.

The XBB subvariant was first detected in India in August and has since been detected in more than 17 countries, including Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh, Denmark, Japan, and the US.

In a recent interview with FMT, virologist Kumitaa Theva Das of Universiti Sains Malaysia noted that a recent study from China found the XBB subvariant to be the most immune-evading of all the variants. – FMT