0800 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930 Opening Address: Managing Managed Care Organisations

  • An explanation of the main issues of concern and how the Ministry of Health is approaching these issues.

Speaker: YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Jeyaindran Tan Sri Sinnadurai, Deputy Director-General of Health, Malaysia (Medical)
Moderator: Prof Dato’ Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh, President of MLSM

0930 – 1015 The Times they are A-changin’ – the Singapore chapter

  • A discussion of recent significant decisions of the Singaporean courts and how these decisions are changing the medico-legal landscape.

Speaker: Mr. Edwin Tong, SC, Partner, Messrs. Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
Moderator: Ms. Maidzura Mohamad, EXCO member of MLSM

1015 – 1100 In the Best Interest of the Patient

  • A discussion of the case of baby, Charlie Gard against Great Ormond Street Hospital and other recent significant common law cases.

Speaker: Dr. David Kan, Partner, Solicitor Advocate, Howse Williams Bowers, Hong Kong
Moderator: Ms. Charlaine Chin, Assistant Secretary (legal) MLSM

1100 – 1115 Tea Break
1115 – 1145 The Medical Act, 1971 gets a face lift!

  • An overview of the significant changes introduced by the amendments to the Medical Act, 1971 that came into force on 1st July 2017.

Speaker: Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Hj. Ismail Merican, former Director-General, Ministry of Health Malaysia;
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors, MAHSA University, Malaysia

Moderator: Dr. Muralitharan Ganesalingam, Vice President (Medical) MLSM

1145 – 1230 The Times they are A-changin’ – the Malaysian chapter

  • A discussion of recent significant decisions of the Malaysian courts and how these decisions are changing the medico-legal landscape

Speaker: Mr. Darryl Goon, Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh, Malaysia
Moderator: Ms. Sharon Palani, Honorary Secretary MLSM

1230 – 1300 Getting to the Root of the Problem

  • An examination of the main areas of concern involving Dental Practitioners in Malaysia.

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Henderson, Senior Dentolegal Adviser, Dental Protection Limited, UK
Moderator: Ms. Nurulhuda Mansur, EXCO member of MLSM

1300 – 1400 Lunch Break
1400 – 1430 Blimey! How do I decide?

  • An interview of a retired Judge on how the Courts approach expert medical evidence.

Speaker: Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia
Interviewer: Datin Anit K. Randhawa, EXCO member of MLSM

1430 – 1500 We Don’t Talk Anymore

  • An examination of how social media is affecting medical practice and how to manage the change.

Speaker: Mr. Tim Fernandez, Managing Director, Live & Inspire Group of Companies
Moderator: Dr. Peter Gan, EXCO member of MLSM

1500 – 1530 The Journey

  • A personal account of the trials and tribulations of defending a medico-legal complaint.

Speaker: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Lokman Saim, Consultant ENT, former member of the Malaysian Medical Council
Moderator: Ms. Shanti Abraham, EXCO member of MLSM

1530 – 1600 Tea Break
1600 – 1630 The Medical Practitioner Gets Cross!

  • Mock trial involving the cross examination of a doctor.

Counsel: Mr. Sreekant Pillai, Advocate & Solicitor, Sreekant Pillai
Witness: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Balwant Singh Gendeh
Moderator: Dr. Mohamed Faruqi Uzair, EXCO member of MLSM

1630 – 1645 Closing Address:

Dato’ Mahadev Shankar, Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia; 1st President of MLSM

1645 – 1700 Conference Round-Up by Raja Eileen Soraya, Vice President (legal) MLSM
1700 Adjourn


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