Conference Program

Venue: Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

3 Sept 2019 (Tuesday) PRE CONFERENCE
0800 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 1300 Pre-conference workshop
1) R programming for research – Assoc. Prof. Dr Kamarul Imran Musa, USM
2) Biostatistics for understanding research finding – Assoc. Prof. Dr Richard Avoi, UMS
3) Basic Skills in Manuscript Writing: From Report to Manuscript – Assoc. Prof. Dr Rohaizat Hassan, UKM
4) Understanding One’s World Through the lens & narratives: Autophotography & Diary Method as a Means of Studying Community. – Dr Haryati Abdul Karim, UMS
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1700 VISIT UMS
 Day 1, 4 Sept 2019 (Wednesday)
0700 – 1200Registration
0900 – 1000Keynote 1
New Frontiers in Healthcare – Are we Ready

Dr Lo Ying-Ru Jacqueline,
Head of Office
WHO Representative in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
Chairperson – Dr Giri Shan
1100 – 1130Tea / Poster Viewing
1130 – 1230Keynote 2
Infectious disease and Translational Research in Malaysia: In Way Forward
Datuk Dr. Christopher K.C Lee
Deputy Director General Research and Technical Support
1230 – 1330 Symposium 1A: Room 1
Vector Borne Diseases
1) Epidemiology and control of Dengue in the region
Dr Rose Nani Mudin
2) Wolbachia: Challenge in Dengue Control
Dr Nazri, IMR
3) Malaria p. knowlesi: Emerging Threat
Dr Rose Nani Mudin

Symposium 1B
Infectious Disease Frontiers
1) Sepsis Updates – Dr Giri Shan, QEH2, Sabah
2) Management of MDR Gram negative infections – Dr Timothy William, Gleneagles, Sabah
3 ) Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamics Optimisation in Clinical Practice – Ms Goh Qi Liang, Clinical Pharmacist, QEH2, Sabah
 Symposium 2A
Epidemiology of infectious diseases (Auditorium)
1) Molecular epidemiology of influenza – Assoc. Prof. Dr Rohaizat Hassan, UKM
2) Modelling of infectious diseases – Assoc. Prof. Dr Kamarul Imran Musa (USM)
3) Rotavirus Infection: A Perspective on Epidemiology and Molecular Investigation – Prof. Dr Kamruddin Ahmed (UMS)
Symposium 2B
Vector Borne Diseases – Malaria
1) P. KnowlesiZoonotic Malaria Emergence Dr Giri Shan, QEH2, Sabah
2) P. Knowlesi Pathophysiology and Therapeutics – Dr Matt Grigg, Menzies, Australia
3) Acute Kidney Injury in Malaria Dr Daniel Cooper, Cambridge, UK
1330 – 1415Lunch
1415 – 1500Plenary 2:
HIV/ STI / Hep C initiatives & updates
Dr Lo Ying-Ru Jacqueline
1500 – 1630Free paper presentation
1630 – 1700Tea & poster presentation
1900 – 2230Dinner
Day 2, 5 Sept 2019 (Thursday)
0830 – 0930Plenary 3 –
Malaria: Success and Challenges
Professor Nicholas Anstey, Professor of Global Health and Tropical Medicine,
Menzies School of Health Research (MSHR), Darwin, Australia
0930 – 1030Symposium 3A: Non-communicable diseases
1) Nicotine addiction
Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed, IIUM
2) Colorectal Cancer Screening. Are we ready?
Dr Nirmal Kaur, Sabah State Health Dept.
3) Does e-cigarette help smokers to quit?
Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed, IIUM

Symposium 3B
Paediatric Infectious Disease
1) The Return of Vaccine Preventable Disease
Dr Fong Siew Moy, HOD Paediatrics, SWACH, Sabah
2) Whoops it’s Pertussis
Dr Wong ke Juin, Paediatric ID, SWACH, Sabah
3) CNS Infection in Children
Dr Wong Ke Juin, Paediatric ID, SWACH Sabah
 Symposium 4A
Occupational Health
1) Chemical handling practices at palm oil plantations in Sabah: lesson learned
AP Dr. Sahipudin Saupin, UMS
2) Empowering family farmers on OSH practices
Prof. Dr. Khamisah Awang Lukman, UMS
3) Indoor Air Quality – Breathe freely
Dr Lim Jac Fang
Symposium 4B
Topic” Acute Febrile Illness & VHF
1) Acute Febrile illness
Dr Tsin Wen Yeo, LKC-Imperial College London, Singapore
2) Ebola : Have we learnt anything?
Dr Daniel Cooper, Cambridge, UK
3) Dengue. Innovating Diagnostics and Care
Dr Tsin Wen Yeo, LKC- Imperial College London, Singapore
1030 – 1100Tea break
1100 – 1200Free paper
1200 – 1400Lunch & poster presentation
1400 – 1500Symposium 5A
Mental Health
1) Collaborative Practice in Mental Health – Dr Wendy
2) Drug screening & intervention program in primary care – Dr Nazri
3) Psychotherapy: not just a preserve of the rich and famous – a rural experience from the foothills of Mount Kinabalu – Dr Nicholas Pang/ Derrick Chow
Symposium 5B
1) MDR TB Management – Dr Kunji Kannan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah
2) Tuberculosis Epidemiology and Health Strengthening in Sabah
Dr Michelle Goroh, DrPH Candidate UMS Sabah
3) Tuberculosis Abdomen
Dr Chris Lowbridge, Menzies, Australia
 Symposium 6A
Family Health
1) Avoiding Unintended Pregnancy– Dr John Teo Sabah Chairperson, Head of Family Planning Sub-commitee of OGSM
2) Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: The Global Challenges – Dr George Matthew
3) Challenges of an Ageing Population: Health Care Reform – Dr Premala, QEH
Symposium 6B
Neglected Tropical Disease
1) Melioidosis: The Great Mimicker
Dr Timothy William, Gleneagles, Sabah
2) Rabies; The Sarawak Experience Dr Chua Hock Hin, Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak
3) Snake Bite in the Tropics
Dr Aethosham. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah
1500 – 1530Tea Break
1530 – 1700Prize giving & Closing ceremony