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20th October, Tuesday
10:30am - 12:00pm
22nd October, Thursday
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 1
Mental Health Management for Healthcare Frontliners During a Pandemic: Learning from Covid19
During a pandemic disease, it is common for everyone to experience increased levels of stress, fear and anxiety. With healthcare workers being at a higher risk of exposure, intervention methods to promote mental wellbeing within healthcare workers is crucial. The current Covid19 crisis has taught many hard lessons, but the war is far from over. What have we learnt, how can we improve and where do we stand in helping our healthcare frontliners manage their mental health and strength to forge ahead during this trying time?  

Dr Arvinder-Singh HS,
Medical Officer, Hospital Sg Buloh

YBhg. Dato' Dr. Andrew Mohanraj,
President, Malaysian Mental Health Association

Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist, Universiti Malaya Specialist Centre

Session 2
Clinical Challenges during the COVID-19!
Crisis Management Strategies to Prepare
for the Next Wave
Treating and managing patients during this pandemic is ever evolving, with new challenges and new threats emerging. There are no such things as run of the mill cases today, with extra care and precaution going into each patient to minimize potential risks to other patients and colleagues. No matter how much we plan and adhere to SOPs put in place, there is always the chance of an emergency arising that needs quick reactions. How do we manage such situations as medical professionals? How have we managed such situations that have already arisen during this pandemic?  

Dr. Farique Rizal bin Abd Hamid, Deputy Clinical Director 1, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah

Datuk Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar, President,The Malaysian Public Health Physicians' Association

Dr Yasmin Mohamed Gani,
Infectious Disease Physician, Hospital Sungai Buloh

22nd October, Thursday
3:00pm - 4:30pm
27th October, Tuesday
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 3
Crisis Management in a Pandemic - Experiences & Best Practices
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been rapidly transmitted globally leading countries to lead a quick response especially within medical practice. Listen to the experience and sharing from Covid19 designated hospitals personnel. What went wrong, what could have been done better, and how should other hospitals be prepared for situations like these from different aspects such as administrative, legal, SOP compliance, financial, an

Dr Arulalan Kumaran, Director, Policy & International Relations Division, Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)

Speaker: Dr Kuldip Kaur A/P Prem SinghHospital Director, Sungai Buloh Hospital

Dr. Amalina Ismail,
Deputy Hospital Director, Hospital Kajang

Dr Premila Thevi Gobalakrishnan, Head, Occupational Safety Health, Hospital Kajang


 Session 4
Will Covid19 Boost the Acceptance of
Telehealth in Malaysia?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare professionals have turned to telemedicine to diagnose, monitor, and triage patients when traditional office visits are perceived as risky. While there are many benefits to telemedicine, the implementation of telehealth comes with many concerns from patients and healthcare professionals alike. How can we address and overcome these concerns to fully embrace the use of telehealth in the future?

Dr Arulalan Kumaran, Director, Policy & International Relations Division, Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)

Hazwan Najib
Co-founder / Director

Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo
Honorary General Secretary
Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)

3rd November, Tuesday
3:00pm - 4:30pm
23rd November, Monday
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Session 5
Leading Your Nurses Through a Pandemic
From the time of Florence Nightingale, nurses have been the unwavering support for the health and welfare of patients. However, the impact of Covid19 has thrust nurses into the frontline and in constant risk. This is not something that is new to nurses, but in these challenging times - there are a myriad of challenges that arise. Can matrons, supervisors and nurse leaders support their teams in facing these challenges and still not compromise on the level of dedication they have always provided to patients and the medical fraternity?


 Session 6
The Infectious Diseases Act and Covid19

Understand how the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 applies to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. Which regulations to apply in different situations and why? Is there a need to pass a new law in relation to Covid19 and ahead? Here's a legal run through for medical professionals.

Sara Lau
Senior Associate