Monday, October 19, 2009

AOEMM SEMINAR : Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic

Just back from KL via Flight AK 5218 landed at 9:50 pm, delayed almost 20 minutes due to some technical problem. Impressed with safety measures done in the flight with the pilot went out discussed the technical problem with the engineer. After clearance and given green light to fly by the engineer, the pilot announced the good news to the passenger.
I went to KL on Sunday night to attend today Seminar on Influenza A H1n1 Pandemic: Pragmatic Approaches for the workplace organised by Academy of Occupational & Envrionmental Medicine, Malaysia (AOEMM) at Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel.
The seminar started with the Keynote address on Situation Report on Influenza A H1N1/09 in Malaysia - What to expect in time to come by Dr Sirajuddin Hashim, Sr. Principal Assistant Director Diseases Control Division, Ministry of Health.
7 Lectures were delivered by expert as follows:
1. Mitigation Phase : Actions taken by MOH and Role of Private Medical Services Provider by Dr Priya Ragunath from MOH.
2. Clinical Presentation and Management of Influenza A H1n1 : The Malaysian Experience by Dr Suresh Kumar, Consultant Infectioius Disease Physician, Sungai Buloh Hospital
3. Health Care Wokers - The Appropriate Protective Measures in the Healthcare Facility by Ms Josephine Xavier, Sime Darby Medical Centre
4. Influenza Pandemic: ILO Training Material on Workplace Action by Dr Zalina from DOSH
5. Recommended Preventive Actions to be taken in the workplace - the Role of Employers & Employees by Dr Abed onn, Medical Director GE
6. Business Continutiy Plan : What Works by Dr Khatijah Jumangat from Infineon Technologies
7. Risk Perception and Risk Communication during the Current H1N1 Pandemic by Prof. Dr KG Rampal of UKM
I will post some new informations from each of the lectures later....

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