UBD, UKM and UI to Organise 9th MIB Medical Sciences Conference (BruDirect (Brunei))

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) will organise the 9th Malaysia-Indonesia-Brunei (M-I-B) Medical Sciences Conference.

The event will be held at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) extension building from June 11 to 13. The three-day conference invites healthcare professionals, researchers and interested parties across the three countries to exchange knowledge and ideas in the field of medical sciences.

Themed ‘Transdisciplinary Approach in Health Care Research’, the conference will discuss a range of topics pertaining to healthcare including medical education; cancer; maternal and child health; obesity and diabetes; infectious diseases; global health and healthcare research; ageing, mental health and stroke, complementary alternative medicine, nutrition and food; and Islamic perspectives in healthcare.

Professor David Koh Soo Quee, Chair Professor of Occupational Health and Medicine at the PAPRSB IHS will deliver a keynote address entitled ‘Managing Diseases – A Transdisciplinary Approach’.

Professor Matthew Walters, Head of the Undergraduate Medical School from University of Glasgow as a partner medical school for PAPRSB IHS, has also been invited to deliver a plenary session entitled ‘Interdisciplinary Stroke Research – Translational Studies of Novel Bioengineering-Based Therapy’.

The event will also feature post-conference workshops on topics such as healthcare simulation, public health research and ibadah friendly hospital initiative.

The conference serves as an important avenue for exchanging ideas, evidences, and information to initiate research collaboration as well as research publications amongst the faculty members in the regional countries.

One example of research collaboration that has been initiated from this conference is the stress study amongst the healthcare professionals in Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The M-I-B Medical Sciences Conference is a biennial conference between PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia since 2005.

Members of the public can download the registration forms at http://ihs.ubd.edu.bn.