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Medlab Asia & Asia Health - The Virtual Edition

Catch up with the sessions from the most recent edition of Medlab Asia and Asia Health - The Virtual Edition.

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Industry talks

 

Presented by Jack Chia Industries (Thailand): New Normal Fabric Face Mask Innovation - Key mechanisms and benefits of protective sprays

'Thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, we have surpassed ourselves, come up with an innovation, and contributed to the society'

Jack Chia Industries (Thailand) PCL, partnering with researchers from Chulalongkorn University, have developed and launched a new Covid-19 innovation, Tigerplast MaskShield+, a protecting spray that enhances filtration for fabric face masks. This innovation helped provide much-needed added protection, thereby improving people's life quality during this new normal time.

This session is led by Assist. Prof. Jittima Luckanagul and Ms. Puttimon Sribonfha, founders of Nabsolute and researchers from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, and Mr. Pongrat Aroonvatanaporn, Director and General Manager of Jack Chia Industries (Thailand) PCL. The speakers wish to elaborate on the research project, the product’s key mechanisms and benefits, the added protection as proven by various test reports, including microbial filtration efficiency, particle filtration efficiency (PFE), airborne virus and dust particles repellency, etc., and demonstrate how to use the product with fabric masks most efficiently.

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Presented by NHealth: The future of genetic testing for personalized medical care

Know insight from your inside, DNA is the carrier of genetic information, which can determine our characteristics, and differences in each other. Genetic testing is gaining recognition for the many advantages such as genetic risk assessment, the prevention of the disease, management and treatment of the disease, even suggestion for the lifestyle changing for a better health. Among their many uses, the past is in your head but the future is in your hand with genetic testing, your DNA is the key towards a personalized and preventive health journey. “Genetic testing with NHealth Thailand”.

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Presented by Abbott Diagnostics: Total Value Of Ownership: Providing Certainty In Uncertain Times

Total value of ownership drives value creation.
The current healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and there is increasing pressure to deliver more in the face of significant challenges and headwinds

By targeting and improving the hidden factors that impact your operations, your lab can have a broad impact on your health system and the patients you serve.
Improvements in operational efficiency can have a positive impact on clinical excellence and now you can quantify the value of improving both.

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Medlab - track 1

 

Panel discussion: Lab and pandemic management: Lessons learned

Labs big and small have been impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic. In this panel, heads of lab in the region discuss their learnings and plans to return to work post pandemic.

Speakers

  • Carlo Kaabar, Laboratory Manager - Al Qassimi Women & Children Hospital
  • Dr Januario Veloso, Consultant Hematopathologist, Department of Pathology - University of the Philippines
  • Dr Mongkol Kunakorn, Head, Department of Pathology - Faculty of Medicine- RamathibodiHospital, Mahidol University
  • Dr Navapun Charuruks, Clinical Pathologist, Educator - Thai Red Cross, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Prof Aw Tar Choon, Senior consultant and Director of Chemical Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine - Changi General Hospital

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Application of AI & big data to the medical lab, how to do and is it time?

Prof Pais discusses opportunities & challenges of AI in the laboratory. With the staggering increase in volume of patient healthcare data, a constant increase in patient expectations and scarcity of resources, AI will be the engine driving improvements across the care continuum.

Speakers

  • Dr PK Menon, HOCD Clinical Lab - Fakeeh University Hospital
  • Ricardo Jorge Pais, PhD, Data Scientist - Digital Phenomics

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Road to zero cases – Vietnam

Aggressive and cost-effective control measures implemented in Vietnam explained by Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society.

Speakers

  • A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, President - Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society
  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University

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Lessons learned from successful management of COVID-19 in Thailand 

This session explains the management strategies & proven capability of the Thailand healthcare institutions in managing the COVID19 pandemic.

Speaker

  • Dr Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control - Ministry of Public Health

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A survey of point-of-care testing in three emergency medical services: air ambulances, a stroke ambulance, and community paramedicine

This session discusses survey results of POC testing for emergency cases and the strategies to improve clinical and operational outcomes.

Speakers

  • Assoc Clinical Prof Anna Fuzery, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - University of Alberta
  • Asst/Prof Wanvisa Treebuphachatsakul, Asst Professor, Department of Medical Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences - Naresuan University

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Interpretation of laboratory results – Development of an interpretive service for the laboratory

This outlines important factors in selecting a test and when interpreting test results.

Speakers

  • Assoc Prof Busadee Pratumvinit, Assoc Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine - Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Prof James Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Utility of the 1-hour vs 3-hour high-sensitivity cardiac troponin algorithm

Prof Lee describes how to use high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays most effectively in clinical practice.

Speakers

  • Asst Prof Chien-Chang Lee, Asst Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine - National Taiwan University Hospital
  • Asst Prof Kanit Reesukumal, Asst Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine - Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

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Challenges of diagnosing COVID-19 in low prevalence settings

Prof Kost discusses challenges in sampling intensity, various test criterias and how a large fraction of COVID19 cases tend to go undetected.

Speaker

  • Prof Gerald Kost, Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - University of California Davis

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Quality Management of Modern Techniques in Molecular Pathology

New technologies have provided increased sensitivity for improved diagnostic capacity. Dr Oon describes general molecular techniques used in the molecular pathology laboratory as they are used for clinical applications.

Speakers

  • Dr Lynette Oon, Senior Consultant & Head of Molecular Pathology - Singapore General Hospital
  • Xiaocong Wang, International Region Leader - College of American Pathologists

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Artificial Intelligence powered, Melting-Spectrum PCR (AIMS-PCR) enables massive screening for SARS-CoV-2

An Artificial Intelligence algorithm was designed specifically to interpret the complex Melting Spectrum collected from a SYBR green-based heptaplex PCR tube, so called COVID-19 AIMS-PCR, for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Speaker

  • Dr Tho Huu Ho, Head, Department of Genomics, Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy (IBP) - Vietnam Military Medical University

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How did Cambodia contain COVID-19 with few resources?

In Cambodia, a network of 2,900 health care workers was trained in January and February to assist detection and contact tracing at the community level.

Speakers

  • Dr Leslie Lam, Laboratory Director & Consultant Chemical Pathologist - Parkway Laboratory Services
  • Dr Lim Pich, Deputy Director, National Center for Health Promotion - Ministry of Health, Cambodia

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Medlab - track 2

 

Keynote: Surveillance systems in a pandemic

Dr. Indumathi discusses various technologies used to track Covid19 outbreak, From CCTV to Bluetooth signals to check potential carriers of Covid19.

Speakers

  • Dr Indumathi Venkatachalam, Consultant, Infectious Diseases - Singapore General Hospital
  • Dr Nisarat Opartkiattikul, President - Thai Society of Clinical Pathology

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ICAP Updates - Netherlands and Japan

Dr. Jan talks about Hep cells used for detection of antinuclear antibodies. Prof. Tsuneyo on ICAP approach in Japan.

Speakers

  • Dr Jan Damoiseaux, Laboratory Specialist, Medical Immunology - Central Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Dr Mongkol Kunakorn, Head, Department of Pathology - Faculty of Medicine- RamathibodiHospital, Mahidol University
  • Prof Tsuneyo Mimori, Professor, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology - Kyoto University

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NGS for infectious disease

The application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches to infectious disease diagnostics is anticipated to result in substantial clinical advances.

Speakers

  • Dr Suwatchareeporn Rotcheewaphan, Head of Mycobacteria Laboratory, Department of Microbiology - Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Vincent Escuyer, Director, Mycobacteriology Laboratory - Wadsworth Center, Department of Health

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Clinical Microbiology Panel Discussion: Updates in COVID situations and diagnostic tools

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on clinical microbiology laboratories in the past several months. This panel discussion will talk about various updates in confirming suspicion of infectious disease and Covid19 updates.

Speakers

  • Dr Ekasit Kowitdamrong, Virology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Pokrath Hansasuta, Head of Virology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Sharon Yvette Angelina Villanueva, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and College Secretary - College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Dr Wael Faroug Mohamed Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor - King's College Hospital
  • Prof Heungsup Sung, Chairperson, COVID-19 Diagnosis Test Management Committee - Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Updates on POC for infectious disease

A major driver for POC development is the ability to diagnose infectious diseases at sites with a limited infrastructure.

Speakers

  • Dr Nattiya Hirankarn, Chair of Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Robert Sautter, Previous Director of Microbiology and Point of Care; Principal - Carolinas Pathology Group, RL Sautter Consulting LLC

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Molecular diagnosis of Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV)

The diagnostic criteria for CAEBV as defined in the recently revised World Health Organization classification include persistent IM-like symptoms for more than three months.

Speakers

  • Associate Professor Chutitorn Ketloy, Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University
  • Associate Professor Miwako Nishio, Department of Laboratory Molecular Genetics of Hematology - Tokyo Medical and Dental University

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KEYNOTE: Taiwan’s successful measures in combatting COVID-19

Taiwan's success in controlling Covid19 has bolstered its global standing despite the close geographical proximity with China.

Speakers

  • Dr Aaron Han, Consultant Pathologist and Director of Haematology and Flow Cytometry - American Hospital Dubai
  • 偉強 李, Director, Department of Medical Affairs and Planning - Taipei Veterans General Hospital

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Pitfalls and pearls: Interpretation Complete Blood Count (CBC) in clinical practice

The CBC findings give valuable diagnostic information about the hematologic and other body systems, prognosis, response to treatment, and recovery.

Speakers

  • Prof Htun Lwin Nyein, Haematologist, Department of Clinical Haematology - Yangon General Hospital
  • Prof Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University

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Development of a new DNA array for Thalassemia diagnosis in South East Asia

Due to remarkable success in the reduction of childhood mortality by controlling infectious diseases in developing countries, thalassemias are likely to be a major public health concern in the coming decades in South Asia.

Speakers

  • Prof Suthat Fuchareon, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Molecular Biosciences; Director, Thalassemia Research Center - Mahidol University
  • Prof Vip Viprakasit, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine - Mahidol University

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Asia Health - clinical track

 

Quality improvement for prevention and infection control  in Vietnam - Efforts in improving disinfection & sterilization

This highlights practical recommendations to assist healthcare facilities in achieving high standards in sterilization and disinfection, as practised in Vietnam.

Speakers

  • A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, President - Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society
  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University

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The ten rights in reprocessing

This session features detailed recommendation in reprocessing, training of all staff with competency assessment, verification of cleaning, continual monitoring of reprocessing procedures.

Speakers

  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University
  • Mary Grace Kayanan, Past President - Philippines Association of Central Services and Sterilization Management

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2P safety goal: Safe instrument saves lives

This lecture details prevention, detection and mediation required for any patient and staff safety situation.

Speakers

  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University
  • Lalita Lavankura, Vice President - Central Sterilizing Services of Thailand
  • Maliwan Kreetiyatanon, CSSD Officer - Central Sterilizing Services of Thailand

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Digital imaging PACS VNA, what is new?

So what do radiologists and clinicians really need? Over the past decade, a new term has emerged in connection with imaging data storage. This session discusses which modality is most suitable for clinical use.

Speaker

  • Dr Yudthaphon Vichianin, Asst Professor, Department of Radiological Technology, Faculty of Medical Technology - Mahidol University

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Patient dose monitoring in Computed Tomography

Keeping radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable is the guiding principle for a medically indicated CT examination. Many techniques and strategies are available for radiation dose reduction and will be described in this session.

Speaker

  • Napapong Pongnapang, Head, Department of Radiological Technology, Faculty of Medical Technology - Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital

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Development in Sterilization in Malaysia

CSSD in Malaysia delivers quality disinfection and sterilization services and are committed to education and research. This session highlights accomplishments within CSSD institutions.

Speakers

  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University
  • Kamarah Bt Jusoh, President - Malaysian Sterile Service Association (MSSA)

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Journey towards excellence of CSSD

This session explaines the guidelines that come with a checklist to help service providers identify gaps for improvement to reach this goal.

Speakers

 

  • Ammar Widitaputra, Secretary - Himpunan Steriasi Sentral Indonesia
  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University

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Panel discussion: Disinfection & sterilization to transform after COVID-19

Stricter cleaning, disinfection and sterilization guides are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID or any virus in the future.

Speakers

  • Dr. Sarawut Taksinoros, Instructor, Faculty of Veterinary Science - Mahidol University
  • Penchan Sanprasan, President - Thai Cardiovascular-Thoracic Nurses Association
  • Prof Akeau Unhalekhaka, Professor - Chiang Mai University

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MR elastography: What should radilogical technlogists know?

A number of other applications of MRE for determining tissue properties, structure, and function could offer valuable information to clinicians and radiologists.

Speaker

  • Dr Natthaporn Tanpowpong, Lecturer - King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

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Artificial Intelligence in imaging: Fact, fiction or something else?

While more study will be required to test the utility of AI - Is medical imaging ready for artificial intelligence? Will AI supplement diagnostics and decision-making that could offer providers and patients life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions?

Speakers

  • Dr Kitiwat Khamwan, Asst Professor, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine - Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Paul Parizel, David Hartley Chair of Radiology - Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) & University of Western Australia (UWA)

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An Update on MS-High Field MRI and More

UAE expert Dr Manzoor Ahmed will review guidelines and provide new updates on MS High Field MRI.

Speakers

  • Dr Manzoor Ahmed, Consultant Radiologist & Neuroradiologist - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
  • Prof Hatem Abou El Abbass Ghonim, Senior Consultant Radiologist - Al Qassimi Hospital

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Business talks

 

Doing business in Thailand  - Procurement Regulations

This session will provide Thailand's regulations and standard policies for international business owners and supplier/stakeholder outcomes through effective procurement strategies.

Speaker

  • Parises Rattanaphirom, Fiscal Analyst, Practitioner Level, The Comptroller General’s Department - Ministry of Finance

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Medical Device Regulation in Thailand: Latest updates (Conducted in Thai language)

This session provides recommendations and procedures on regulating medical devices in Thailand during and after a pandemic.

Speaker

  • Pharmacist Korrapat Trisarnsri, Director of Medical Device Control Department - Food and Drug Administration

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Public Procurement and Supplies Administration Act (Conducted in Thai language)

Procurement experts discuss pandemic consequences, business continuity, IT infrastructure & hospital procurement digitalisation and Long-term supplier-provider relationship post pandemic.

Speaker

  • Sutasinee Srimanasak, Legal Officer, Professional Level, General Comptroller Department, Public Procurement Division - Ministry of Finance

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Panel discussion: Challenges & Opportunities in healthcare procurement

Procurement experts discuss pandemic consequences, business continuity, IT infrastructure & hospital procurement digitalisation and long-term supplier-provider relationship post pandemic.

Speakers

  • Charlie Villaseñor, Chairman of the Board - Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA)
  • Joseph Kalaivanar, CEO - GotMyCoach
  • Salusra Widya, Deputy Chairman of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation procurement - National Public Procurement Agency
  • Terry Chan, Founder & Chairman - Hong Kong eCommerce Supply Chain Association (HKeCSC)

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Professional practice guidelines for e-Government procurement (Conducted in Thai language)

Professional practice guidelines for e-Government procurement in Thailand.

Speaker

  • Supattra Chontaisong, Fiscal Analyst, Practitioner Level, The Comptroller General’s Department - Ministry of Finance

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ePoster oral presentation

Top 5 eposter finalists will present their papers. Best poster author wins a speaking opportunity and travel to Dubai in 2021.

  • Apisada Rasmi - Thailand;
  • Grace Nerry Legoh - Indonesia;
  • Preenayat Vongchan - Thailand;
  • Robert Luk Tai Kong - Singapore;
  • Franciso Heralde - Philippines

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Spotlight: Healthcare opportunities in Indonesia

There is a clear need to improve healthcare in Indonesia. A reformed system would present a compelling market opportunity for private-sector players. Improved health would generate national economic benefits. And there is an ethical case for improved health outcomes for the local population.

Speakers

  • Bayu Teja Muliawan, Head of Planning - Ministry of Health Indonesia
  • Khairul Rizal, IAPI Representative - The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management

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