WELCOMING MESSAGE

Dr Jeffery Abu Hassan
President - IMAM

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt

Alhamdulillah

Wasolatuwasalam ala Rasulillah

Dearest friends,

Alhamdulillah, we are pleased again to invite you to this years edition of our Annual Scientific Conference (ASC).

This year together with the kindest collaboration of  Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Kelantan and University Sains Malaysia,

we bring the 2019 edition of the ASC in Kota Baru, Kelantan. It has been many years before we had our last meeting in  Serambi Mekah.

Medicine has advanced and whether we like it or not, the digital age has come to our profession. And, whether we like it or not, it will affect us and our patients in ways myriad and profound.

Our patients now come to us “educated” by the internet, matching their symptoms with diagnosis given by Dr Google. This results in often major problems for us and them, one commonly is Cyberchondria where a patient stops treatment , worrying about the multiple side effects they find on the web. We have all as caregivers, met this in one way or another. How we need to meet these new challenges and the new digital technologies will be discussed by experts in their fields.

We have invited the Honourable Minister of Health to deliver the Az Zahrawi lecture this year on “:Big data in healthcare-Challenges and Opportunities”.

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, our respected Director General of Health will present a plenary on Uberization of healthcare.

This will be interspersed with many symposia, forums on data safety, digital addiction, artificial Intelligence(AI) in Medicine, use of AI and media in medical relief work  and so many other digital cutting edge topics for the contemporary practice of medicine and how we can benefit humanity from these technologies. These will be presented by experts in the respective fields.

There will be precongress workshops on Dental Photography, CPR training, Utilization of Social Media in volunteer work and Islamic frameworks for Artificial intelligence.

The scientific committee have worked tirelessly to create a most useful and informative ASC 2019 for us to navigate the digital age of medicine, to benefit us and the patients we serve.

We humbly invite you and your colleagues to ASC Kota Baru 2019.

Wasssalam