The 24th National Scientific Conference held at the Parkroyal, Kuala Lumpur on 3rd - 5th September 2013 was a smashing success. There were 244 full registrants and 16 day registrants congregating at the conference hall. There were 26 posters and oral presentations on a myriad of topics. Poster defense sessions were also held to provide opportunities for further interactions between the participants.
There were 19 speakers who are experts in their field of interests delivering talks that captivated the participants of the conference.
The plenary lecture delivered by Dato' Tan Yoke Hwa on the Malaysian Allied Health Professionals Bill that will be tabled in parliament very soon hold a special interest to the participants who are laboratory professionals who shall be affected by this upcoming act. Though the topic had been presented before when the bill was at it's infancy, the updates presented this time will allow the participants to get an insight on the bill that shall soon be an act to govern 23 allied health professionals.
Below are most of the topics delivered at the 24th National Scientific Conference.
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Dato Tan Yoke Hwa - Updates on Malaysian Allied Health Professions Bill
Dr Rukumani Devi Velayuthan - CRE - Carbapenam Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Assoc Prof Dr Jamal I-Ching Sam - The Re-emergence of Chikungunya Virus in Malaysia
Dr Luqman Selva Kuppaimuthu Abdullah - Ayurveda As Complimentary Health Care Provider
Dr Lau Yee Ling - Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplifications
Dr Raudhawati Osman - Molecullar Diagnosis in Thalassemia
Dr Nor Asrina Ishak - Transfusion in Multiply Tranfused Patients
.Prof Kulentheran Arumugam - The Medical Lab Technologist and The Law
Dr Mun Kein Seong - Laboratory Accreditation - Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try!
Dr Muhammad Arif - Laboratories Health Workers - Challenges to Remain Relevant
Mr Shamsul Hazli Ramly - Health Failure Mode Effect and Analysis
Dr Ivy Chung - Targetting the Fibroblasts in the Microenvironment of Endometrial Cancer
Prof Dr Hany Ariffin - Laboratory Tests in Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Leukaemia
Dr Lim Boon Huat - Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Malaysia - A Nagging Rural Concern
Prof Rahim Md Noah - Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic Immunology Traditional Menu
Dr Shahnaz Murad - New Approaches for Quicker Delivery and Better Quallity in Pathology Services
Dr Too Chun Lai - Rheumatoid Arthritis - Early Detection Is The Key