23rd Penang Teaching Conference for General Practitioners on a Virtual Platform

13th – 15th August 2021
Organised by Malaysian Medical Association (Penang Branch)

20 CPD points will be awarded (for 2023 APC)

This is the 23 rd session of the above Conference that is being organised by the Penang Branch of the Malaysian Medical Association. It is open to all primary health care doctors, in the both the private and government sectors, to update and upgrade their knowledge and skills.

All the previous Conferences were physical events. However, in view of the on- going Covid-19 pandemic, this Conference this year, for the 1 st time, will be held entirely on a VIRTUAL PLATFORM, so that you can attend from the comfort of your arm chair at home.

The programme encompasses key areas covering Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Dermatology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, O&G, Psychiatry and Vaccinations, and the speakers are experts in their own special disciplines.

We look forward in welcoming you, to join us at the above 23 rd Penang Teaching Conference for GP’s – Going Virtual.

Click for Programme SPEAKERS CV and ABSTRACT

PROGRAMME

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CONFERENCE DAY 1 - 13.08.2021 (FRIDAY)

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07:30

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Registration / Login

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08:25

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Welcome Address

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08:30

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Dr S. Indran

rn MMA Penang Branch Chairman
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08:30

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Introduction of Speaker

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08:35

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Chairperson:rn

Dr S. Indran

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08:35

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Management of Diabetic Ulcers

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09:20

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Dr Jagdish Krishnan

rn Consultant Orthoapedic Surgeon
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09:25

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Introduction of Speaker

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09:30

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Saraswathi Bina Rai

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09:30

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Management of Obesity

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10:15

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Dr Kirubakaran Malapan

rn Consultant Breast Endocrine Surgeon
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10:20

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Introduction of Speaker

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10:25

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Chairperson:rn

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

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10:25

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Reframing Asthma Care : Say No To SABA Monotherapy

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Sponsored by Astra Zeneca
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11:10

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Dr Sri Wahyu Taher

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Consultant Family Medicine Physician

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11:20

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Introduction of Speaker

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11:25

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Kisheaan Devarajan

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11:25

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Joint Pains in Elderly

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12:10

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Dr Tan Bee Eng

rn Consultant Rheumotologist
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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12:15

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Introduction of Speaker

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12:20

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Chairperson:rn

Dato’ Dr See Ewe Beng

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12:20

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Acute Abdomen in The Paediatric Age Group

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13:05

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Mr Nadesh Sithasanan

rn Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
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LUNCH BREAK

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14:30

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Introduction of Speaker

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14:35

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Divagar Varatha Raju

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14:35

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Management of Menstrual Disorders in A Primary Care Setting

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15:20

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Dr Somaskandar Sivasuntharam

rn Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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15:25

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Introduction of Speaker

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15:30

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Chairperson:rn

Dato' Dr Kulwaran Singh

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15:30

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Overview of Psychotropic Drugs in Primary Care

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16:15

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Assoc. Prof. Dr Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran

rn Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
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16:20

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Introduction of Speaker

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16:25

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Rinusha Manogaran

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16:25

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Medical Indemnity - Key Coverage

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Sponsored by FINPRO Healthcare, Marsh Speciality
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17:10

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Ms. Ratnawati Osman

rn Vice President FINPRO Healthcare,
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CONFERENCE DAY 2 - 14.08.2021 (SATURDAY)

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08:25

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Introduction of Speaker

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08:30

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Kugan Varatha Raju

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08:30

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Vaccination in Adults

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09:15

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Dr Leong Kar Nim

rn Consultant Infectious Disease Physician
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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09:20

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Introduction of Speaker

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09:25

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Chairperson:rn

Dato’ Dr See Ewe Beng

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09:25

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Contraception

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10:10

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Assoc. Prof. Dr Sivakumar S Balakrishnan

rn Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist / Urogynaecologist
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10:15

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Introduction of Speaker

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10:20

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Chairperson:rn

Mr L. Vasu Pillai

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10:20

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Breast Lumps / Hypercalcemia & Hyperparathyroidism

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11:05

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Dato’ Dr Cheong Yew Teik

rn Consultant Breast Endocrine Surgeon
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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11:15

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Introduction of Speaker

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11:20

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Chairperson:rn

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

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11:20

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Understanding ECGs

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12:05

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Prof. Dato’ Wira Dr L.R. Chandran

rn Consultant Physician & Professor of Medicine
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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12:10

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Introduction of Speaker

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12:15

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Chairperson:rn

Mr B. Gunasekaran

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12:15

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Hypertension Guidelines: Behind The Scene

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Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
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Dr Aslannif Bin Roslan

rn Consultant Cardiologist
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LUNCH BREAK

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14:00

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Introduction of Speaker

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14:05

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Kisheaan Devarajan

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14:05

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New Approach From Real World Evidence To Reduce Residual Risk In Cardiometabolic Disease

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Sponsored by Abbott Pharmaceuticals
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14:50

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Dr Ma Soot Keng

rn Consultant Cardiologist & Interventional Electrophysiologist
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14:55

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Introduction of Speaker

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15:00

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Chairperson:rn

Dr S. Indran

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15:00

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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15:45

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Dr Damian Wong Nye Woh

rn Consultant Physician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
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15:50

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Introduction of Speaker

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15:55

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Segaran Xavier

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15:55

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The Current Roles of SGLT2i. Are We Still Using It For Glucose Control Only

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Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
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16:40

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Dr Chow Yok Wai

rn Consultant Nephrologist and General Medicine
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CONFERENCE DAY 3 - 15.08.2021 (SUNDAY)

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08:25

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Introduction of Speaker

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08:30

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Chairperson:rn

Dr S. Indran

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08:30

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Early Cardio-Renal Benefits Tomorrow Starts With Early Intervention Today : Role Of SGLT2i

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Sponsored by Astra Zeneca
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09:15

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Dr Vijaya Bharath Ramasamy

rn Consultant Nephrologist and Physician
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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09:20

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Introduction of Speaker

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09:25

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Chairperson:rn

Dr Segaran Xavier

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09:25

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CPG Updates in Management of Diabetes Mellitus

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10:10

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Dato’ Dr Malik Mumtaz

rn Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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10:15

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Introduction of Speaker

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10:20

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Chairperson:rn

Mr B. Gunasekaran

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10:20

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The Breathless Patient

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11:05

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Dr Rajesh P. Shah

rn Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
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ADVERTISEMENTS

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11:15

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Introduction of Speaker

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11:20

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Chairperson :rn

Dr Saraswathi Bina Rai

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11:20

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COVID-19 : What we have learnt so far

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12:05

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Dato' Dr Chow Ting Soo

rn Consultant Infectious Disease Physician
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12:05

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Introduction of Speaker

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12:10

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Chairperson:rn

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

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12:10

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Genital Dermatosis

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12:55

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Dr Chong Yew Thong

rn Consultant Dermatologist
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12:55

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Evaluation & Closing

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13:30

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Mr S.P. Palaniappan

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Dr Segaran Xavier

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN DR. S. INDRAN
SECRETARY DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
TREASURER & SECRETARIAT DR. S.P. PALANIAPPAN
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
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  • DR. S.P. PALANIAPPAN
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Registration Fee
  Before 17.7.2021 18.7.2021 to 06.8.2021
MMA Member RM320 RM420
Non Member RM420 RM520

Extended date for Registration : 6th August 2021

Last date for withdrawals: on or before 6th August 2021
Register Now

Registration opens 24th May 2021

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For Conference related matters contact us at : 23rdgpcourse@gmail.com

Contacts
Dr. S Indran Mr B Gunasekaran Mr SP Palaniappan Dr. Gnanasegaran Xavier
drindran_1955@yahoo.com dr.bguna@gmail.com 23rdgpcourse@gmail.com segarandr@gmail.com
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TERMS, CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Attendance during the event is the sole responsibility of the participant alone and MMA Penang Branch cannot be held responsible for the registrant’s failure to attend despite proper registration.
  • The Conference log-in link will be forwarded to participants, on 10 th August 2021 after full payment / proof of payment / hard copy of the LO is received by the Organisers. Participants need to remember their Username and Password for log-in to the Conference website, via the link. The link will be for 1 user only.
  • Registration is not transferable.
  • If a registration is cancelled on or before 6th August 2021, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded to the designated bank account. Cancellation has to be emailed by an email with full details of the registrant, including the bank account to which refund is to be made.
  • No registration fee will be refunded if the cancellation is requested after 6th August 2021
  • In the event of a disagreement, the decision of the Organising Committee will be final.
  • In the event of a technical glitch or any unforeseen circumstances causing the event not to take place, MMA Penang Branch will ensure that the said event is conducted again at another date and time which will be informed well in advance to the registered participants.