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.

SPEAKERS CV

PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE DAY 1 - 13.08.2021 (FRIDAY)

07:30

Registration / Login

08:25

Welcome Address

08:30

Dr S. Indran

MMA Penang Branch Chairman

08:30

Introduction of Speaker

08:35

Chairperson:

Dr S. Indran

08:35

Management of Diabetic Ulcers

09:20

Dr Jagdish Krishnan

Consultant Orthoapedic Surgeon

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09:25

Introduction of Speaker

09:30

Chairperson:

Dr Saraswathi Bina Rai

09:30

Management of Obesity

10:15

Dr Kirubakaran Malapan

Consultant Breast Endocrine Surgeon

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10:20

Introduction of Speaker

10:25

Chairperson:

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

10:25

Reframing Asthma Care : Say No To SABA Monotherapy

Sponsored by Astra Zeneca

11:10

Dr Sri Wahyu Taher

Consultant Family Medicine Physician

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11:20

Introduction of Speaker

11:25

Chairperson:

Dr Kisheaan Devarajan

11:25

Joint Pains in Elderly

12:10

Dr Tan Bee Eng

Consultant Rheumotologist

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12:15

Introduction of Speaker

12:20

Chairperson:

Dato’ Dr See Ewe Beng

12:20

Acute Abdomen in The Paediatric Age Group

13:05

Mr Nadesh Sithasanan

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • 13:05

  • 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

Introduction of Speaker

14:35

Chairperson:

Dr Divagar Varatha Raju

14:35

Management of Menstrual Disorders in A Primary Care Setting

15:20

Dr Somaskandar Sivasuntharam

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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15:25

Introduction of Speaker

15:30

Chairperson:

Dr Kulwaran Singh

15:30

Overview of Psychotropic Drugs in Primary Care

16:15

Assoc. Prof. Dr Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

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16:20

Introduction of Speaker

16:25

Chairperson:

Dr Rinusha Manogaran

16:25

Medical Indemnity - Key Coverage

Sponsored by FINPRO Healthcare, Marsh Speciality

17:10

Ms. Ratnawati Osman

Vice President FINPRO Healthcare,
Marsh Speciality

CONFERENCE DAY 2 - 14.08.2021 (SATURDAY)

08:25

Introduction of Speaker

08:30

Chairperson:

Dr Kugan Varatha Raju

08:30

Vaccination in Adults

09:15

Dr Leong Kar Nim

Consultant Infectious Disease Physician

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09:20

Introduction of Speaker

09:25

Chairperson:

Dato’ Dr See Ewe Beng

09:25

Contraception

10:10

Assoc. Prof. Dr Sivakumar S Balakrishnan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist / Urogynaecologist

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10:15

Introduction of Speaker

10:20

Chairperson:

Mr L. Vasu Pillai

10:20

Breast Lumps / Hypercalcemia & Hyperparathyroidism

11:05

Dato’ Dr Cheong Yew Teik

Consultant Breast Endocrine Surgeon

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11:15

Introduction of Speaker

11:20

Chairperson:

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

11:20

Understanding ECGs

12:05

Prof. Dato’ Wira Dr L.R. Chandran

Consultant Physician & Professor of Medicine

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12:10

Introduction of Speaker

12:15

Chairperson:

Mr B. Gunasekaran

12:15

Hypertension Guidelines: Behind The Scene

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

13:00

Dr Aslannif Bin Roslan

Consultant Cardiologist
  • 13:00

  • 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00

Introduction of Speaker

14:05

Chairperson:

Dr Kisheaan Devarajan

14:05

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

Sponsored by Abbott Pharmaceuticals

14:50

Dr Ma Soot Keng

Consultant Cardiologist & Interventional Electrophysiologist

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14:55

Introduction of Speaker

15:00

Chairperson:

Dr S. Indran

15:00

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

15:45

Dr Damian Wong Nye Woh

Consultant Physician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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15:50

Introduction of Speaker

15:55

Chairperson:

Dr Segaran Xavier

15:55

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

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

16:40

Dr Chow Yok Wai

Consultant Nephrologist and General Medicine

CONFERENCE DAY 3 - 15.08.2021 (SUNDAY)

08:25

Introduction of Speaker

08:30

Chairperson:

Dr S. Indran

08:30

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

Sponsored by Astra Zeneca

09:15

Dr Vijaya Bharath Ramasamy

Consultant Nephrologist and Physician

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09:20

Introduction of Speaker

09:25

Chairperson:

Dr Segaran Xavier

09:25

CPG Updates in Management of Diabetes Mellitus

10:10

Dato’ Dr Malik Mumtaz

Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician

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10:15

Introduction of Speaker

10:20

Chairperson:

Mr B. Gunasekaran

10:20

The Breathless Patient

11:05

Dr Rajesh P. Shah

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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11:15

Introduction of Speaker

11:20

Chairperson :

Dr Saraswathi Bina Rai

11:20

COVID-19 : What we have learnt so far

12:05

Dr Chow Ting Soo

Consultant Infectious Disease Physician

12:05

Introduction of Speaker

12:10

Chairperson:

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

12:10

Genital Dermatosis

12:55

Dr Chong Yew Thong

Consultant Dermatologist

12:55

Evaluation & Closing

13:30

Mr S.P. Palaniappan

 & 

Dr Segaran Xavier

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN DR. S. INDRAN
SECRETARY DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
TREASURER & SECRETARIAT DR. S.P. PALANIAPPAN
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
  • DR. S. INDRAN
  • DR. S.P. PALANIAPPAN
  • DR. SEGARAN XAVIER
  • DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
  • DR. SARASWATHI BINA RAI
  • DATO’ DR. SEE EWE BENG
SECRETARIAT ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ON-SITE FACILITIES
  • DR. V DIVAGAR
  • DR. V. KUGAN
  • DR. KISHAEEN DEVARAJAN
  • DR. KULWARAN SINGH
  • DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
  • DR. M. RINUSHA
FUND RAISING ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
PUBLICATIONS
  • DATO’ DR. SEE EWE BENG
  • DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
PUBLICITY
  • DR. S.P. PALANIAPPAN
  • DR. S. INDRAN
  • DR. V. DIVAGAR
  • DR. SARASWATHI BINA RAI
  • DR. B. GUNASEKARAN
  • DR. KISHAEEN DEVARAJAN
  • DR. VASU PILLAI LETCHUMANAN
Registration Fee
  Before 17.7.2021 18.7.2021 to 31.7.2021
MMA Member RM320 RM420
Non Member RM420 RM520

Closing date for Registration : 31 st July 2021

Last date for withdrawals: on or before 31 st July 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
012-4016959 042229180 042229188 Klinik Xavier
  Fax: 042262994 Fax 042229188 Tel: 04-3314684

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 31 st July 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 31st July.
  • 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.