The International Conference on Medical Science Technology is back!!! Our second edition of the conference, ICMST 2018 will be held on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at Tenera Hotel, Bangi, Malaysia. We welcome and hope to see all of you there!!
The conference will feature globally renowned speakers and delegates from academia, research centers and industry to share insights and disseminate research findings specifically related to medical science technology and environmental health. The conference will provide an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in relevant fields and promote exploration of potential collaboration for future research.
The conference theme for this year’s edition is:
EMPOWERING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION via TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
The four sub-themes that will be weaved through by plenary talk, oral and poster presentations are:
Occupational Safety & Health
Food & Nutritional Science
Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic
Transfusion Science & Blood Banking
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Wellness & Beauty
Confirmed ICMST 2018 Speakers:
Professor. Dr. Maurice Hallett,
Neutrophil Signalling Group, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Professor Dr. Maurice is currently Emeritus Professor of Experimental Cell Biology / Cellular Pharmacology at Cardiff University. He obtained his first degree (BSc Pharmacology) from the University College London (UCL) followed by a PhD Degree from the Department of Pharmacology, also from UCL, undertaking a project on Ca2+ in mast cell secretion. He specialises in developing and using techniques and approaches which allow cellular and subcellular events to be visualised and measured at the individual cell level. His research has focused on understanding the complex and dynamic behaviour of neutrophils (immune white blood cells) and established the Neutrophil Signalling Group within Cardiff University Medical School which he has lead for over 20 year now. The group has built up the equipment and expertise necessary for measurement, manipulation and imaging chemical changes in individual living neutrophils, and solved many of the difficult problems which arise when working with these cells. His research team has received funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Arthritis and Research Campaign (ARC), British Heart Foundation (BHF), National Research Network, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and others. He has served as the honorary secretary of the Royal Microscopical Society Committee (Cell Biology) and also the Cell Biology Theme committee of the Biochemical Society.
Senior Scientist & Malaysian Project Coordinator, EcoHealth Alliance
Tom Hughes is a senior scientist and the Malaysian Project Coordinator at EcoHealth Alliance, a global environmental health nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and public health from the emergence of diseases. Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Development Studies and Natural Resources from the University of East Anglia and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Tom established the Deep Forest Project in Sabah, a study of the effects of land use change on viral diversity, set up the Wildlife Health Unit and the Wildlife Health, Genetic and Forensic Laboratory with Sabah Wildlife Department and Danau Girang Field Centre, and works closely with partners from the Ministry of Health, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, the Department of Veterinary Services, Sabah Wildlife Department and local universities to develop personnel and laboratory capacity and establish sustainable disease surveillance systems. His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel, BBC Newshour, and in several publications including The Independent, The Boston Globe, Newsweek and The Daily Telegraph.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rukman Awang Hamat
Senior Consultant Microbiologist, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Rukman Awang Hamat is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He completed his MBBS at University of Malaya in 1996 and Master of Pathology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2006. Dr. Rukman Awang Hamat’s Area of Specialization includes Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Clinical Parasitology and Tropical Health.
Assoc Prof. Dr. Azman Seeni, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Molecular Toxico-Pathologist, Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Azman Seeni is an Associate Professor in Molecular Toxico-Pathology at Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotechnology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, followed by a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences (Pathology) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and subsequently a PhD from Nagoya City University, Japan in Molecular Toxico-Pathology. He has over 14 years experience in Cancer Research, published numerous papers in High Impact Factor journals and has supervised more than 20 postgraduate students in cancer research and biomaterial products. Dr. Azman has won many local and international prestigious awards such as the American Association Cancer Research Travel Grant Award 2009, Double Gold Award at the British Invention Show 2011 and obtained one patent on chemopreventive agent. Recently, he has focused his research work on cancer chemoprevention agent derived from natural flora and fauna.
Dr. Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin
Council Member, Malaysian Association of Environmental Health
Dr. Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin graduated in Medicine (MBChB) from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1980. He then pursued Master of Science (Occupational Medicine) at the National University of Singapore (1989-90) followed by Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) Boston University School of Public Health, USA (1994). Dr. Muhammad Amir had since served 37 years in the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia where he last headed the Environmental Health Research Centre (EHRC), Institute for Medical Research (IMR). He was gazetted as Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Awam by MOH, a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), United Kingdom and is the Subject Consultant in Health Impact Assessment registered with the Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia.
Dr. Arni Talib
Head of Pathology Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur & Head of National Pathology Services
Dato’ Dr. Faraizah Dato’ Abdul Karim
Senior Consultant Hematologist, Hospital Ampang
Dato’ Dr. Faraizah received her medical training at the University Science Malaysia in Penang and obtained her post graduate degree in Haematology/Pathology from University of London and her subspeciality training in Transfusion in UK. She has served in multiple committees with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia and has been actively involved in various international initiatives. She is the past president of the Haemophilia Society Malaysia and past vice president of the Malaysia Blood Transfusion Society. She is also a member of the College of Pathologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, ISTH, ISBT and WFH.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Hariri
Maxillofacial Surgeon & Humanitarian, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Hariri is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical and Medical Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. He obtained both his dental and medical degrees from University of Malaya (UM) and had his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Queen Mary Hospital and Prince Philip Dental Hospital, The University of Hong Kong. He later had his craniofacial attachments at various established craniofacial centres in the United Kingdom and France. In addition to routine maxillofacial surgical practices such as orthognathic surgery, trauma and oral implantology, his subspecialty and research interests are focused on pediatric craniofacial and reconstructive surgery, distraction osteogenesis, bone regeneration for oral rehabilitation and the application of 3D printing in surgical planning. He is currently the coordinator for the multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic in UMMC, the team leader for Oro-Craniomaxillofacial Research and Surgical (OCReS) group at the Faculty of Dentistry UM, subspecialty coordinator for the Fellowship in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Surgery UM as well as the editor-in-chief for Journal of Oro-Craniomaxillofacial Research and Surgery.
Dr. Rohani Bt. Jahis
Head of Zoonosis Sector, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Dr. Noryati Abu Amin
Director, National Blood Centre (Pusat Darah Negara)
Dr. Muhammad Hamdi Mahmood
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak