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The recent surge in demand for medical services, accelerated by the pandemic has led hospitals and healthcare organisations to broaden their horizons and explore innovative ways of delivering healthcare beyond the traditional hospitals. With Malaysia starting to become an ageing nation by 2030, the demand for high-quality healthcare services will continue to grow in the healthcare industry.

Earlier this year, Malaysia introduced its first Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme which hope to play an instrumental role in transforming the healthcare ecosystem in Malaysia and the region. Through this programme, the country’s top hospitals are intensifying their commitment and endeavours to raise the bar of excellence in delivering exceptional end-to-end services to their patients, further reinforcing Malaysia’s position as a safe and trusted destination for healthcare.

The Wellness segment is also growing very rapidly in recent years with the establishment of many wellness centres and clinics throughout the country. Many of these centres offer a variety of treatments programs, health therapies and health protocols supporting gut health, environmental toxicity, lifestyle toxicity, chronic illness and inflammatory disease. It has also been integrated into medicine working with medical practitioners to compliment the patient’s healing journey. Due to hyperbaric oxygen,
hyperthermia, controlled hypoxia, infrared, structured Water & detoxification are also important in the treatment of many diseases. These Wellness centres not only caters for Malaysian patients but also foreign patients, hence driving the growth of health tourism.

Further to these health protocols and therapies, some of these centres are also involved in stem cell therapy. The rapid progress in the field of stem cell research has laid strong foundations for their use in regenerative medicine applications of injured or diseased tissues. Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine that develops methods to regrow, repair or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs or tissues. Regenerative medicine includes the generation and use of therapeutic stem cells, tissue engineering and the production of artificial organs.

This conference aims to discuss and explore the trends, challenges, opportunities and shortfalls in the health and wellness industry in the country post pandemic. The focus of this one-day Health and Wellness Conference in 2023 will be on 4 broad areas - health technology and innovation; health tourism and wellness; ageing and elderly care; and public health policies promotion.



8.15am - 9.00am

Arrival and Registration of Participants

9.00am - 9.10am

Arrival of VIPs

9.15am - 9.20am

WELCOME SPEECH by: -Tan Sri Michael Yeoh President, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific

9.20am - 9.45am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS by: - YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad Chairman of Parliament Special Select Committee on Health / Former Minister of Health, Malaysia

9.45am - 10.05am

Presentation of Excellence Awards

10.05am - 10.10am

Presentation of Mementoes & Photography

10.10am - 10.30am

Morning refreshments / Business Networking

10.30am - 12.00pm

Session 1

Revolutionizing Healthcare – The Role of Technology and Innovation in Transforming Healthcare. Healthcare innovation is accelerating at an unprecedented scale, particularly in the digital sphere, the World Health Organization says. Advances such as artificial intelligence and gene editing are transforming the way diseases are detected and treated. What are the trends? What are the innovations that are pushing boundaries in healthcare? Where are the opportunities for investments? How do you ensure you have enough talent? Speakers: - • Datuk Dr. Nor Fariza Binti Ngah Deputy Director General of Health (Research & Technical Support), Ministry of Health, Malaysia • Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Mike K.S. Chan Founder / Chairman / Chief Scientist, European Wellness Biomedical Group, Germany-Switzerland-Greece • Dato' Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek Director, MRIC Healthcare / Executive Director, YTL Communications / Former Executive Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) • Pn. Norhaizam Mohammad Chief Financial Officer, KPJ Healthcare Berhad / Vice President, Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) • Mr. Tirupathi Karthik Chief Executive Officer, Napier Healthcare Solutions Pte Ltd., Singapore • Dr. Muaz Omar Group Senior General Manager, Healthcare and IT; Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, SELGATE Healthcare • Mr. Ben Kho Principal, TAHPI Malaysia • Assistant Professor Dr. Haymond Prasad Narayanan Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University Moderator: • Dato Dr A. Jai Mohan Adjunct Professor, Quest International University Perak

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Session 2

The Future of Health and Wellness Tourism Wellness and health tourism stands ready to offer significant benefits for destinations worldwide – but will need coordination, investments and a skilled workforce to fully deliver on its potential. The growth of the wellness industry opens up a lot of opportunities with more Malaysian doctors entering the wellness and aesthetics practices including the use of stem cell therapy as part of the aesthetics and regenerative medicine. This session will present the overview of emerging trends, technological advancements, and potential challenges in the wellness tourism industry. It will also discuss sustainable practices, eco-friendly initiatives, and responsible tourism in the industry. Focus will also be on the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Industry Blueprint 2021-2025 Speakers: • Dr. Merrina Chan Director of Eternal Clinic & Wellness Group and Rxidence Compounding Pharmacy, GHHS Healthcare • Mr. Farizal Jaafar Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) • Prof. Dr. Dmytro Klokol Group Medical Director, European Wellness Centres, Germany Switzerland-Greece • Prof. Major (H) Dato’ Dr. Engr. Chin Yew Sin, JP Advisor for Asia-Pacific Region, Global One Belt One Road Association, Thailand • Ms. Hoo Ling Lee Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Moderator: • Dr. Tan Maw Pin Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine - Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya / President, Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine

1.00pm - 2.15pm


2.15pm - 3.30pm

Session 3

Navigating the Challenges of Population Ageing towards a Resilient and Inclusive Society for Older Persons The elderly population is projected to rise to 12% of the total population by 2025. The increasing elderly population poses social and financial challenges and puts immense strain on the health system due to marked shift toward chronic non-communicable diseases. There is a need to the medical and socio-economic problems of this vulnerable group and promote healthy ageing. This session will discuss on Maintenance of healthy function in the elderly and the importance of detecting severe disease at an early stage. It will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of: • Home Care, Palliative Care and Integrated Care - what are the recent developments in the respective areas of care (differences and overlaps) • Smart ageing and other means to better support the elderly to be more actively involved and take greater charge of their own health? • Where are we headed and the viability of making home care the thrust of aged care? • Financial and Social Implications of Ageing Speakers: • Dato’ Dr.Tunku Muzafar Shah bin Tunku Jaafar Consultant Physician/Geriatrician, Hospital Selayang • Prof. Dato' Dr. Tengku Aizan Hamid, D.P.S.K Professor in Gerontology and Social Policy / Research Associate, Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing) • Dr. Jillian Yeoh Managing Director, IMM Carehub • Ms. Olivia Quah Hooi Pin Co-Founder & CEO, iElder.asia (Asian Integrated Medical Sdn Bhd) • Mr. Rashidi Yahaya Group Chief Executive Officer. Seterra Group of Companies • Dr. Molly Cheah Bee Li President, Gerontological Association of Malaysia • Mr. Bryan Lin Chief Executive Officer, Subang Jaya Medical Centre • Dr. May Tan Medical Doctor and Founder, My Precious Home Sdn Bhd Moderator: • Dato’ Peter Ng Chief Executive Officer, UCSI Hospital

3.30pm - 4.45pm

Session 4

Wellness across a lifespan - New Developments, New Trends and New Opportunities Wellness across a lifespan refers to the pursuit of optimal health and well-being at every stage of life. It encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and social health. New developments, trends, and opportunities in wellness are constantly emerging. What are the new developments in the field of wellness that have the potential to improve health and well-being across the lifespan? • What are the new trends and therapies in wellness that are gaining popularity? • What are the new opportunities for individuals and organizations to promote wellness across the lifespan? • How can we better understand the different dimensions of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) and how they interact with each other across the lifespan? • How can we develop more effective interventions to promote wellness across the lifespan? • How can we address the social determinants of health and wellness, such as poverty, inequality, and discrimination? • How can we make wellness more accessible and affordable to all people, regardless of their background or circumstances? Speakers: • Dr. Ashish Kanakia Head of Health, Southeast Asia, Reinsurance Group of America • Prof Dr Suzana Shahar Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences & Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, Centre for Healthy Aging and Wellness, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia • Prof. Dr. Stephen Ponnampalam Assistant Professor of Pathology, UCSI Medical School & Head of Laboratory Services, UCSI Hospital. • Ms. Hana Halim President, Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA) • Ms. Yap Yann Fang Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Beauty & Co / Founder, ĀMANÏ CEO Wellness Club • Dr. Bawani Nesamany Group Academy Director, European Wellness Academie-Germany & Switzerland • Adjunct Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Kris See KS Medical Director, Chief Clinical and Innovative Scientist, Osel KSD Sdn Bhd Moderator: • Dr. Janethy Balakrishnan President, Association of Integrative Medicine Malaysia (AIMM)


End of Summit/Afternoon Refreshments


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