Embracing Digital Health

L-R: YBrs. Dr. Kalaiarasu M. Periasamy, Deputy Director, National Clinical Research Centre, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Shahnaz Murad, Deputy General-Director of Health Malaysia (Research & Technical Support), YB. Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Minister of Health, YBrs. Dr. Akhmal Yusof, CEO of Clinical Research Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Goh Pik Pin, Director National Clinical Research Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 September 2018 – The 12thNational Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) brought together medical experts and researchers under one platform to understand the way digital technology can impact the Malaysian healthcare delivery system, thus potentially improving patient outcomes.

Annually held, the 12thNCCR showcased a rich and varied programme, with 20 renowned speakers from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia and the US. This year’s conference themed “Patient Centred Research – Digital Health” received more than 130 abstracts. The two-day conference was held at Hotel Istana and was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dr. Lee Boon Chye.

Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia

“The digital transformation and revolution in health including embracing Industry Revolution 4.0 pose multiple challenges and we need to formalize strategies to progress ahead. These includes evidence, advocacy, ethics, policy and clinical practice. Evidence based medicine is the foundation in which delivery of healthcare rests on. Therefore, clinical research needs to expand to embark into translational research to ensure that the practical applications of digitalised healthcare provide relevant, effective and safe patient care,” said Dr. Lee Boon Chye.

The conference also provided an opportunity for local and international contract research organizations, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and medical device companies to showcase and exhibit their products and services at various exhibition booths set up within the parameter of the conference area. The booths were flooded with delegates comprising of speakers, researchers, pharmacists, members of academia and clinical industry professionals during the two-day event.

CRC Named Lecture: Dato’ Dr. Amar Singh HSS

One of the conference’s highlight was the CRC Named Lecture which was delivered by Dato’ Dr. Amar Singh HSS, a senior consultant Pediatrician & Researcher and the former CRC Head of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, Malaysia.

More info on NCCR 2018, please visit www.nccrconference.com.my

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