National Public Health Conference 2016

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Date(s) - 02/08/2016 - 04/08/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Equatorial Melaka


Conference Overview

The National Public Health Conference (NPHC) is an avenue for public health community and professionals to communicate, connect and collaborate on the latest efforts and findings of health issues. It is a gathering of public health medicine specialists and multiple partners from government, academia and private organizations who share common interest and dedication in safeguarding and improving the health of the nation.

Persatuan Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Awam Malaysia (PPPKAM) had successfully organized previous NPHCs since 1996 with the help of its many dedicated members and staff from Ministry of Health. In keeping with the tradition, PPPKAM is proud to organize the Eight National Public Health Conference 2016, jointly organized with Melaka State Health Department this year.

Introduction and Rationale on the Theme

In the current technology of rapid, easily accessed and abundance of information, society behaves and reacts differently toward achieving better health for themselves and their families. Present public health challenges such as increasing obesity and cardiovascular diseases rates, environmental pollutions, anti-vaccination groups, outbreaks of vector borne diseases, emerging zoonoses and addiction are some of the challenges that health professionals could not manage without the society playing the big role themselves. Misinformation and misinterpretation in protecting health by the society will impose threats for health professionals in improving and sustaining our nation health goals.

Taking cognizance of this situation, the committee of the Eight National Public Health Conference 2016 felt that it is timely for us to highlight and discuss the issue of “Managing society in combating public health challenges” to be our theme for this year conference.

This theme is chosen to reflect our current society which is living in a fast-paced era of information technology. Society is moving away from local community involvement and is becoming highly connected through the digital world. Besides that, rapid urbanization has been projected to result in increase in non-communicable diseases, environmental pollution, violence and road traffic injuries in the population. Therefore, the main challenge is to better integrate public health efforts through the electronic media as this will reach the current society more effectively & at the same time, problems that are related to urbanization must be managed accordingly. This conference will be a platform to present new ideas to tackle these issues and provide healthy discussion to improve public health service to our society.

Details of Conference

a. Date: 2 to 4th August 2016 (3 days)
b. Venue: Hotel Equatorial, Melaka
a. Theme: Managing Society in Combating Public Health Challenges
c. Organizers: Persatuan Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Awam Malaysia (PPPKAM) and Melaka State Health Department.

Estimated number of participants: 500-600 persons

Conference Objectives:

i. To provide a platform for health professionals to communicate and share knowledge, experiences and best practices on many facets of public health challenges in managing society towards sustainable development goals.
ii. To build networking and collaboration within and between public health professionals and others in working towards community engagement and empowerment towards improving health.

Who should attend

  • Public Health Medicine Specialist (goverment and non-goverment)
  • Academicians
  • Medical / Dental Officers
  • Paramedics (Nurses and Assistant Medical Officers)
  • Science Officers
  • Health educators
  • NGO in Public Health
  • Post-graduates in Public Health
  • Students in medical and health sciences


  DAY 1 – 2nd August 2016 (Pre Conference Workshops)
  Time Program Speaker
8.00am Pre conference workshop Registration
8.30am Workshop 1: The Power of Big Data: How Do You Monitor and Enhance Efficiency & Quality of Your Hospital Using Casemix System? Professor Dato’ Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid

Dr Amrizal Muhammad Nur

Workshop 2: Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki

Dr Nurhuda Ismail

Workshop 3: Towards Effective Risk Communication in Public Health Datuk Dr Yahya Baba

Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail

10.30am Tea Break
11.00am Cont. pre-conference workshops
1.00pm Lunch break
2.00-6.00pm Conference Registration
  DAY 2 – 3rd August 2016
  Time Program Speaker
7.30am Conference Registration
8.30am Plenary 1: TBC Datu Dr Andrew Kiyu
9.15am Scientific papers presentations
10.00am Tea Break
10.30am Symposium 1: Changing community belief
1.1 Vape – changing the youth perception Dr Noraryana bt Hasan
1.2 Managing adolescent sexual reproductive health issues: cope with best evidence based practice AP Dr. Rosnah Sutan
1.3 Vaccination; educating and challenging the community  Dr Aminah Bee bt Mohd Kassim
Symposium 2: Sustaining wellbeing
2.1 COMBI: a toolkit for social communication in fighting NCDs Dr Azizah Manan
2.2 Health promotion in workplace (Petronas) Dr Kumarajothy Supramaniam
2.3 Enforcement for better public health; what does it takes… Dr Nik Shamsidah Nik Ibrahim
12.30pm Scientific papers presentations
1.15pm Lunch break
2.30pm Plenary 2: Sustainable development goals: Health as an asset Prof. Dato’ Dr Syed Mohamed Al Junid
3.15pm Symposium 3: Sustainable cities and communities health
3.1 Healthy City Index: have we done enough Dr Rozlan  bin Ishak
3.2 KOSPEN : Challenges in Empowering the Community Dr Rosnah Ramly


3.3 Implementing Social determinant of Health Through Social capital and Empowerment of the Jati Village to Reduce  Inequities in Health Prof. Dr.Rizanda Machmud
Symposium 4: Essence of health technology
4.1 Putrajaya Towards Sustainable City 2015 Pn Salmah bt Hj Salman
4.2 Mydiarinutri: Calories at your fingertips Pn Zalma Razak
4.3 Dengue ecosystem control activities Dr Mohamad Paid Yusof
5.15pm Tea break
  DAY 3 – 4th August 2016
  Time Program Speaker
8.30am Plenary 3: Managing Information for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Dato’ Dr Hj Zainal Ariffin Omar
9.15am Keynote address

Managing Society in Combating Public Health Challenges

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah
Director General of Health,
Ministry of Health Malaysia
10.00am Opening ceremony Datuk Seri Ir. Hj Idris Bin Hj. Haron

Chief Minister of Melaka State

Fellowship conferment
10.45am Tea break
11.15am Symposium 5 Partnership to empower health
5.1 Managing public health data taking SDG  as an example AP Dr. Jamalludin Ab Rahman


5.2 Materializing SDG Agenda for Health – time for Action. Dr. Sha’ari bin Ngadiman


5.3 Military aspects of managing public health issue AP Dr Halyna Lugova
Symposium 6: Fighting for health; can vaccine help? (Sanofi-Pasteur) Sanofi –Pasteur Representatives
    6.1 Vaccination Importance in Public Health  
    6.2 Vaccination believer vs Naturalist; preparing for the worse  
    6.3 Community empowerment in vaccination program  
1.15pm Lunch break
2.30pm Expert panel discussion

Topic: Managing Zika virus pandemic: Role of Public Health Specialist


Prof Dr Maznah Dahlui

4.30pm Best Oral and poster awards

Closing ceremony


  Early Bird Regular Rate Walk-in
(Before 31st May 2016) (after 31st May, 2016)
PPPKAM Member RM600 RM700 RM800
Non Member RM700 RM800
Post-graduate / Student* RM500 RM600


Bookings are closed for this event.