Scientific Programme

Theme: Urbanisation Challenges on Health

22nd July 2019 (Monday)

1200–1700 Registration
1230-1400 Lunch
1400–1700 Pre-Conference Workshop:

 1615-1645  Tea

23rd July 2019 (Tuesday)

0700-1200 Registration

Forum 1: Governance, Built Environment and Urban Health

Moderator : Dato’ Indera Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman – President CPHM

Speakers :

  • Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif – Executive Director of UN Habitat
  • Dr Obijiofor Aginam – Deputy Director, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health
  • Mr Mustapha Kamal – Arkitek Mustafa Kamal (AMK)

Keynote Address: Urbanisation Challenges for Health

Chair : Dr Asmayani Khalib – Penang State Health Director

Speaker :

Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah – Director General of Health Malaysia

1045-1115 Tea / Poster Viewing
1115-1245 Symposium 1, 2 and 3 (Concurrent Sessions)

Symposium 1 – Urban Systems to Address Non-Communicable Disease

Chair : Prof Victor Hoe – Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UM

  1. Community Participation In Urban System to Address NCDs. Ms Uta Christine Dietrich – Urban Solutions, Thinkcity
  2. Urban System to Address NCD. Dr Martin Wong – Prof JC School of Primary Care, CUHK
  3. Urban System Governance for NCD Prevention. Assoc Prof Gs Dr Rosilawati Zainol – Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning and Real Estate, UM
Symposium 2: Ageing and Health: Where Do We Stand Now?

Chair : Dr Muhd Fadhli Muhd Yusoff – Institute of Public Health

  1. NHMS 2018: Methods & General Findings. Mr Mohd Aznuddin Abdul Razak – Institute of Public Health
  2. Mental Health Among Elderly in Malaysia: Dementia. Dr Shubash Shander – Institute of Public Health
  3. NCDs and Major Risk Factors Among Elderly in Malaysia. Mrs. Wan Shakira Rodzlan Hasani – Institute of Public Health
  4. Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Among Elderly in Malaysia. Mrs. Ruhaya Salleh – Institute of Public Health
Symposium 3: Aviation Medicine: Provision of Specialised Care in Urban Public and Private Settings

Chair : Col (Dr) Mazdy bin Ismail – Inst Av Med

  1. MAF Role of the Aviation Industry in Prevention of International Public Health Emergencies. Brig Gen (Rtd) Dato’ (Dr) Muhammad Razin Kamarulzaman – Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  2. TBA. Maj Gen Dato’ (Dr) Zulkefli Mat Jusoh – Medical Director, Health Services Division
  3. MAF Aircraft Mishap Investigations in Malaysia. Col (Dr) Rosli Kulop – Inst Av Med, MAF
1245-1400 Lunch Symposium by CPHM – Professionalism in Public Health – TBA

Forum 2: Socio Economic Development and Urban Health

Moderator : Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Yusof Hj Ibrahim – University Malaysia Sabah

Speakers :

  1. Dato’ Dr Amar Singh HSS
  2. Dato’ TPr Hajah Rokibah Abdul Latif
  3. TBA
1530-1545 Tea
1545–1715 Symposium 4, 5 and 6 (Concurrent Sessions)
Symposium 4: Urbanisation and Social Determinant of Health

Chair : Dr Marina – Deputy State Health Director of Penang

  1. Social Determinant in Family Health Related to Urbanisation. Prof Dr Rizanda Machmud – Universitas Andalas
  2. Urbanisation and Sexual Reproductive Health Right. Ms Sivananthi Thanenthiran – Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women
  3. Urbanisation Challenge: Conceptual Framework Alignment in Family Health Improvement Process Needs. Assoc Prof Dr Rosnah Sutan – Department of Community Health, UKM
Symposium 5: Health Program Impact Evaluation: Countries Experiences

Chair : Dr Noor Ani Ahmad – Institute of Public Health

  1. Evaluation of Health Insurance Scheme in India. Dr Himanshu Negandhi – Indian Institute of Public Health
  2. Evaluation of Food Basket Program to Manage Malnourished Children in Malaysia. Assoc Prof Dr Norhasmah Sulaiman – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM
  3. Evaluation of EnPHC in Malaysia. Dr Muhammad Fadhli Mohd Yusoff – Institute of Public Health
Symposium 6: Application of Underwater & Hyperbaric Medicine in Urban Development

Chair : Brig Gen (Dr) Zainal Othman – Rehabilitation Med Physician, MAF

  1. Current Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Medicine. Lt Col (Dr) Muhd Muzammil Ozair – Emergency Physician, MAF
  2. Hyperbaric Medicine in Suppport of the Urban Workforce. Col (Dr) Muhd Yusof Abu Bakar – Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist, MAF
  3. Submarine Medicine: An Advancement in Hyperbaric Speciality. Col (Dr) Amran bin Amir Hamzah – Commanding Officer, Kota Kinabalu Territory Armed Forces Hospital
1715-1745 Poster Presentation & Discussion
1930-2230 Opening Ceremony & Dinner (By Invitation)

24th July 2019 (Wednesday)

0700–1200 Registration
0800-1030 Oral Free Paper 4, 5, and 6 (Concurrent Sessions)
Free Paper 4:

Chair: TBA

Free Paper 5:

Chair: TBA

Free Paper 6:

Chair: TBA

1030-1045 Tea

Plenary 1: Taking AIDS Out of Isolation Through Dynamism of Urbanisation

Chair : Dato’ Indera Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman – President CPHM

Speaker :

Mr Eamonn Murphy – Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific

1130–1300 Symposium 7, 8 and 9 (Concurrent Sessions)
Symposium 7: Access to Health in Urban Settings

Chair : Dr Hj Tahir Aris – Director, Institute of Public Health

  1. TBA. Dr Soo Chen Kwan – TBA
  2. TBA
  3. Access to Health for the B40. Ms April Chang – NGO
  4. Peka B40. Dr Nordin Salleh – Director, Bahagian Perancangan KKM
Symposium 8: Realising Ending AIDS Through City Initiatives

Chair : Dr Anita Suleiman – Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health

  1. ASEAN Initiative on Cities Getting To Zero. Dr Ferdinal M. Fernando – Assistant Director & Head of Health Division, ASEAN Secretariat
  2. GLITZ 2.0. Dato’ Dr Norhizan Bin Ismail – Director, Kedah State Health Department
  3. Accelerating Ending AIDS in Bangkok Metropolitan City. TBA
  4. Accelerating Ending AIDS in Quezon City. Dr Rolando V. Cruz – Quezon City Department of Health
Symposium 9: Training Public Health Medicine Specialist

Chair : Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal – Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UM

  1. New Zealand Experiences with Training of Public Health Medicine Specialist. TBA
  2. Indian Experiences with Training of Public Health Medicine Specialist. TBA
  3. Malaysian Experiences with Training of Public Health Medicine Specialist. Prof Dr Victor Hoe – Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UM
1300-1400 Lunch Symposium by GSK – TBA
1400-1530 Forum 3: Population Right is Human Right: in NCD Perspective

Moderator : Prof Datuk Dr Awang Bulgiba – Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, UM

Speakers :

  1. Datuk Prof (Rtd) Dr Lekhraj Rampal – President, Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control
  2. Dato’ Dr Zainal Ariffin – President, PPPKAM
  3. TBA
1530 – 1700 Tea & Poster Presentation

25th July 2019 (Thursday)

0700–1200 Registration
0830-0915 Oral Free Paper 7, 8 and 9 (Concurrent Sessions)
Free Paper 7:


Free Paper 8:


Free Paper 9:


0915-1000 Plenary 2: Urban Population Crisis, Preparedness, and Readiness Speaker

Chair : Brig Gen (Dr) Hatta bin Manis – Commanding Officer, 94 Armed Forces Hospital

Speaker :

Lt Gen Dato’ Pahlawan (Dr) Md Amin bin Muslan – Director General of the Malaysian Armed Forces Health Services

1000–1030 Tea & Poster Presentation
1030-1200 Symposium 10, 11 and 12 (Concurrent Sessions)
Symposium 10: Operational Medicine-Humanitarian Assistance in Cox’s Bazaar

Chair : Brig Gen (Dr) Adnan Abdullah – Dean, Medical Faculty, NDU

  1. Healthcare Support Operation in Humanitarian Assistance: Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Experience. Col (Dr) Mohd Arshil Mohideen – Assistant Director of Medical Services, Southern Region, MAF
  2. Field Hospital Mission for Refugees. Dr Badrul Hisham Abd Samad – Public Health Physician, MOH
  3. Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Health Bodies – Filling the Gaps During Humanitarian Crisis. Dr Ahmad Munawwar bin Helmi Salim – Chief Coordinator, IMAM (Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia) Response and Relief Team (IMARET)
Symposium 11: Ageing and Health: The Psychosocial Aspect

Chair : Dr Shaiful Azlan – Institute of Public Health

  1. Going About the Everyday: Functional Limitation, Falls, Incontinence and Disability in the Elderly. Mrs Nur Azna Mahmud – Institute of Public Health
  2. Old and Alone: Elder Abuse and Neglect. Dr Rajini a/p Sooryanarayana – Institute of Public Health
  3. QOL Among the Elderly in Malaysia and Factors Predisposing to Poor QOL. Mr Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip – Institute of Public Health
  4. Relationship Between Social Support With Depression and Quality of Life Among Elderly in Malaysia. Mr Mohd Amierul Fikri Mahmud – Institute of Public Health
Symposium 12: A Smart and Healthy City

Chair : Assoc Prof Dr Kamarul Imran Musa – Department of Community Medicine, USM

  1. Using a Smart City to Improve Urban Health. Prof Datuk Dr Awang Bulgiba – Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, UM
  2. Smart and Healthy Cities: Perspectives from Kuching City. Prof Datu Dr Andrew Kiyu Dawie – Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UNIMAS
  3. Smart City as a Platform for Healthcare Services. Dr Azman Ali – Senior Solution Consultant, Telekom Malaysia
1200–1300 Prize giving & Closing Ceremony
1300–1400 Conference Lunch / Poster Viewing