22nd Penang Teaching Conference for General Practitioners


Conference: 20 CPD PointsPost-workshop: 6 CPD Points

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Malaysian Medical Association, Penang Branch is organising the 22 nd  Teaching Conference for General Practitioners, from 13th  to 15th  September, 2019 at the Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Lebuh Farquhar, Penang.  This will be our 22nd  course in the series.  It has been held annually since 1998 and has been run by the same Organising Co-Chairs listed below under the auspices of the Malaysian Medical Association Penang Branch.

From 13 th  September to 15 th  September 2019, for three days, Friday to Sunday, there will be multiple presentations and lectures on topics by eminent speakers, chosen based on evaluation and feedback from earlier conferences.

On Monday 16 th  September, 2019, there will be a full day’s Post Conference Workshop on Dermatology, during which topics on Dermatology will be discussed at length.   Please see the attached programme for details of the conference and workshop.

We expect over 200 doctors to attend the Conference which will be accredited for 20 CPD points.

A trade exhibition will also be held. This will provide an opportunity for exhibitors to display their products, equipment and services.  The abstracts of the presentations will be printed into a book. The theme for the free papers this year is "Management of Diabetic Nephropathy in private practice".  The Organising Committee invites you to participate in this Conference.

Yours sincerely

Dr Hooi Lai Ngoh, Mr. SP. Palaniappan PJK., Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

Organising Co-Chairs


Bayview Hotel Georgetown

Georgetown has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, and visitors keen to discover Penang’s 19th-century churches, temples, British colonial architecture and pre-war houses will be delighted to discover that most of these fascinating heritage sites are easily accessible within a gentle stroll.

Address: 25-A, Farquhar Street 10200, Penang, Malaysia

Conference Secretariat

Secretariat: Dr Hooi Lai Ngoh
Email: 22gpcourse@gmail.com, drhooi.hooi@gmail.com
Tel: 04 – 2266699, 2270376, 2276318 Fax: 04 - 2292379


  • 13th September 2019 Friday- DAY 1




    8.00am - 8.30am


    Mr. SP Palaniappan & Team

    8.30am - 8.35am

    Opening Address

    Chairman, MMA Penang Branch

    8.35am – 10.00am


    Dr S Indran

    8.35am – 9.20am

    Wound management in primary care

    Mr Jagdish Krishnan

    9.20am – 10.00am

    Gout and approach to joint pains in primary care

    Dr Tan Bee Eng

    10.00am – 10.30am

    Tea Break and Booth visits

    10.30am – 11.45am


    Mr B Gunasekaran

    10.30am – 11.05am

    Orthopaedic emergencies

    Mr Jagdish Krishnan

    11.05am – 11.45am

    Depression and anxiety in general practice - When to refer?

    Assoc Prof Dr Bharathy V Joseph

    11.45am – 12.35pm


    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    Lunch symposium sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension: What’s New?

    Dr Aslannif bin Roslan

    12.35pm – 2.15pm

    Lunch break and Booth visits

    2.15pm – 5.10pm


    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    2.15pm – 3.00pm

    Foreign body and ENT emergencies in general practice

    Mr SP Palaniappan

    3.00pm – 3.45pm

    Paediatric neurological emergencies

    Dr Teh Chee Ming

    3.45pm – 4.30pm

    Tea symposium sponsored by Astra Zeneca

    Prof Dr Amit Kharat

    4.30pm – 5.10pm

    Medical Indemnity for primary care doctors

    Ms Sharmini Ganasegaran

    5.10pm – 5.30pm

    Tea Break & Booth Visits


    Ultrasound Demonstrations

    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier
  • 14th September 2019 Saturday- DAY 2




    8.00am – 9.30am


    Dato’ Dr See Ewe Beng

    8.00am – 8.45am

    Rational use of antibiotics in primary care

    Dr Leong Kar Nim

    8.45am – 9.30am

    Antenatal and postnatal care

    Dato' Dr Bavanandam Naidu Gopal

    9.30am – 10.00am


    Tea Symposium sponsored by Astra Zeneca: Neb AVP and VPN: Is this the future?

    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    Dr Irfhan Ali Hyder Ali

    10.00am – 10.30am

    Tea break and Booth visits

    10.30am – 12.10am


    Dr Hooi Lai Ngoh

    10.30am – 11.20am

    Update on HIV management in primary care 

    Dr Leong Kar Nim

    11.20am - 12.10am

    Update on CPG for chronic kidney disease

    Dato’ Dr Ong Loke Meng

    12.10pm – 1.00pm


    Lunch symposium sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim: Putting together the CV safety data of SGLT2i and DPP4i

    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    Prof Dr Chee Kok Han

    1.00pm – 2.00pm

    Lunch break and Booth visits

    2.00pm – 4.55pm


    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    2.00pm – 2.45pm

    Management of diabetes: Moving beyond Metformin-New kids on the block

    Dr Alexander Tan Tong Boon

    2.45pm – 3.30pm

    Real case scenarios
    Difficult diabetics with CKD/CLD/IHD

    Dr Alexander Tan Tong Boon

    3.30pm – 4.15pm

    Management of thyroid diseases in primary care

    Dato’ Dr Malik Mumtaz

    4.15pm – 4.55pm

    Update on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Dr Lalitha Pereirasamy
    4.55pm – 5.35pm


    Tea symposium sponsored by Brego Life Sciences:
    Update on Hypogonadism Management

    Dr George Lee Eng Geap

    5.35pm – 6.00pm

    Tea Break and Booth visits

  • 15th September 2019, Sunday- DAY 3




    8.00am — 10.35am


    Dr Goh Eng Leong

    8.00am — 8.05am

    Introduction to Cardiology Symposium

    Dr Goh Eng Leong

    8.05am – 8.40am

    Aspirin for primary prevention- is there still a role?

    Prof Dr Chee Kok Han

    8.40am — 9.15am

    Statin therapy- is it a scandal?

    Dr Goh Eng Leong

    9.15am – 9.50am

    Use of supplements in treating cardiac diseases: Co Q10, Omega3 Fish Oil and Vitamins

    Datin Dr Ong Mei Lin

    9.50am- 10.25am

    Hypertension: Failure to control or just unrealistic goals?

    Dr Choo Gim Hooi


    Panel Discussion

    All speakers

    10.35am – 11.00am

    Tea Break and Booth visits

    11.00am – 12.25am


    Dr Saraswathi Bina Rai

    11.00am – 11.45am

    Emergencies in ophthalmology

    Dr Sunder Ramasamy

    11.45am – 12.25pm

    Menopause - Early detection and management

    Dr S Somaskandar

    12.25pm – 12.45pm

    Evaluation and closing

    Organising Co-Chairs

    12.45pm – 2.00pm



    16th September 2019, Monday




    8.00-8.30 AM



    8.30 - 10.00 AM


    Dr Lo Kang Shang Chit


    8.30 - 9.15 AM

    STDs in primary care

    Dr Tan Wooi Chiang

    9.15 – 10.00 AM

    Common Skin Infections in primary care

    Dr Chong Yew Thong

    10.00 - 10.15 AM

    Tea break

    10.15 - 12.30 PM


    Dr Gnanasegaran Xavier

    10.15 - 11.00 AM

    Update on Psoriasis

    Dr Chan Lee Chin

    11.00 - 11.45 AM

    Paediatric dermatology cases in primary care

    Dr Leong Kin Fon

    11.45 - 12.30 PM

    Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions - what not to miss

    Dr Khor Yek Huan

    12.30 - 1.30 PM


    1.30 - 5.20 PM


    Dr Tan Wooi Chiang

    1.30 - 2.15 PM

    Approach to Hair Loss

    Dr Tang Jyh Jong

    2.15 - 3.00 PM

    Principles of topical treatment in dermatology

    Dr Lo Kang Shang Chit

    3.00 –3.45 PM

    GP treatment of Mild to Moderate Acne Vulgaris - when to refer to a dermatologist

    Dr Tang Jyh Jong

    3.45 - 4.50 PM

    Dermatology Quiz

    Dr Tan Wooi Chiang

    4.50 - 5.20 PM

    Real case presentations


    5.20 PM

    Closing and Tea Break


Conference: 20 CPD Points Post-Workshop: 6 CPD Points


Registration Fee

MMA Member

RM 450

Non Member

RM 550

A late fee of RM200 will be applicable for registration after 2nd September, 2019



Registration Fee

MMA Member

RM 150

Non Member

RM 200

A late fee of RM 75 will be applicable for registration after 2nd September, 2019

Online Registration Closed


Members are encouraged to submit abstracts for free papers / poster presentation online. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 15th August 2019.


Management of Diabetic Nephropathy in private practice


-  Text must be typed single-spaced, with only the left margin justified. Graphs, tables and illustrations cannot be included in the abstract.

-  Each abstract should not exceed 350 words (inclusive of the name of authors); and must be submitted in the template provided.

-  Use capital letters for the Title. Underline the name of the presenting author.

-  Organise the Abstract under the following headlines – Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.

-  The final selection will be the responsibility of the Scientific Committee.

-  Please provide complete information (correct email, full mailing address and contact number) in the submission form to enable us to process your submission.

-  Abstracts should be saved in Word document format (*.doc) and should not exceed 1mb in file size.

-  For abstract enquiries please email 22gpcourse@gmail.com.

-  The closing date for abstract submission is 15th August 2019.


2 easy steps to submit your abstract:

1. You must use the abstract template provided. Download the abstract template here.

2. Submit abstract via the online abstract submission page.

Online Abstract Submission Closed


Companies desirous of sponsoring convention materials, scientific lectures, demonstrations, workshops or gifts, please contact the Organising Committee for further details.


The size of the magazine will be 10.5” x 7.5” on good quality paper.

The rates are as follows:-

Inside Front Cover

RM 2,000/-

Inside Back Cover

RM 1,750/-

Back Cover

RM 2,500/-

Full Page Colour

RM 1,500/-

Full Page (Black and White)

RM 1,250/-

For advertisement in colour, please send the colour separations/film positives, or CD or diskette.


The charge per booth is RM4000 for premium booths no. 1 to No. 6 and at RM3,500/- for standard booths 7 to 16. Please see attached layout plan. Booths may be set up the day before the conference.


The closing date for confirmation of advertisement and other sponsorships is 18th August 2019.

The closing date for confirmation of booths is 1 st September 2019.


Please make cheques payable to “Malaysian Medical Association, Penang Branch”. Please enclose the proof of payment or the cheque for the full amount with the reply form. However we prefer payment into the bank account.

Payment is to be made directly into our bank account under the name, "Malaysian Medical Association Penang Branch", A/C No. 80-0394972-0 at the CIMB bank, Penang. Please send us a photocopy of the pay-in-slip as proof of payment, along with your application form or scan and e-mail the pay-in slip/s along with your application form/s.