GoBeyond: RUMC Keynote Speaker Series

RUMC is excited to present the “Go Beyond: Keynote Speaker Series” to commemorate our 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary this year. In the monthly series, healthcare experts will be sharing insightful perspectives on pressing health issues in Malaysia and around the world. Key highlights include preventive measures to avoid certain health conditions, potential cures and how to maintain well-being generally.

These keynote series are offered as part of our mission to support the health of our communities and are open to anyone who seeks information and knowledge while navigating the current health issues in general.

Vaccination for Children: Why is it safe & important.

Dato Dr Hussain Imam bin Muhammad Ismail

Head of Paediatrics

(RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus)

Keynote Speaker series is back and to feature Dato Dr Hussain as he shares more information about the importance of vaccination for children.

Date: 30 March 2022
Time: 8.00PM

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Everything you need to know about your eyes.

Dr Fiona Chew Lee Min

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismologist

(RUMC Alumni, Class of 2002)

Stay tuned for the final session of the Keynote Speaker series featuring Dr Fiona Chew Lee Min, a Consultant Ophthalmologist who will be sharing with us more about eye health and some common diseases revolving around it.

Date: 22 December 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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Kangaroo Mother Care: Why is it special? What do families need to know?

A/Prof Dr Foong Siew Cheng

Associate Professor, Paediatrics

In this keynote session, A/Prof Dr Foong Siew Cheng from RUMC’s Paediatric Department shared about Kangaroo Mother Care (a lifesaving intervention recommended by WHO) and its benefits to babies and their families, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 29 November 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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Preventing Diabetes: What you need to know about your risk of diabetes and what to do about it.

Professor David Whitford

President & CEO of RUMC
(International Diabetes Expert)

Our first keynote session featured Professor David Whitford, President & CEO of RUMC, who is also an international diabetes expert. “With an alarming and accelerated increase of patients suffering from diabetes, it has affected the lives of nearly 1 in 5 Malaysian adults to this day.”

Date: 29 July 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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Understanding Dementia: Aging and Memory Loss

Professor Andrew Law

Head of Department, Psychiatry

The second keynote session was led by Professor Andrew Law, the Head of Psychiatry Department at RUMC. “With the rapid increase in ageing population and the lack of effective treatment, age-related memory loss is becoming a major health issue”.

Date: 26 August 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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COVID19: To Vaccinate, or not to Vaccinate

Dato’ Prod DR Abdul Rashid Khan B. MD Jagar Din

Head of Department, Public Health

Dato’ Prof DR Abdul Rashid Khan B. MD Jagar Din, the Head of Public Health Department at RUMC, delivered his keynote session in September 2021 on COVID-19 vaccinations, vaccine hesitancy, and the genuine concerns of the public that have contributed to the slowing vaccination rates even in highly inoculated countries.

Date: 30 September 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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Breast Cancer – Advances in Research and Treatment

Professor Arnold Hill

Consultant Breast Surgeon
Professor & Chair of Surgery, RCSI

Pink is Stronger than You Think!
Every October, people all over the world show their support for women affected by breast cancer.

In this session, information on research and treatment of breast cancer was delivered by Professor Arnold Hill, a notable Consultant Breast Surgeon and the Professor & Chair of Surgery in RCSI, Ireland.

Date: 28 October 2021
Time: 7.30PM

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