Regional Conference on

Latest Advances in the

Diagnosis and Control of

Japanese Encephalitis

 

24 February 1999

VENUE

Syuen Hotel

88 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil

30300 Ipoh, Perak

MALAYSIA

 

Organized by

VETERINARY ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA

In collaboration with

DEPT. OF VETERINARY SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

MALAYSIA

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

JE was first reported to occur in Malaysia in 1951 when the virus was isolated and known as Kinrara-51. From 1950s to mid-90s, JE was reported to exist endemically in the rural population throughout the country. Small-scale sporadic outbreaks took place in 1974, 1988 and 1992. However, the last quarter of the 90s has seen a shift in the pattern of JE into an epidemic form. From October 1998 until end of January 1999, a total of 28 cases of suspected JE was reported mainly associated with swine workers and the neighboring residents. Out of these, 17 cases ended in fatality.

The need for rapid and accurate diagnosis of JE in the clinic could never be over-emphasized. As the conventional approach to treatment of suspected JE patients has been, all the while symptomatic, hence, early diagnosis is critical.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on the latest techniques in the diagnosis and strategy for control of JE based on experience in Asia. Specific goal of the conference is to explore the possibility of establishing collaboration on JE and other zoonotic diseases among the countries in this region.

At least five prominent international experts on JE will deliver their presentation based on their current work on JE. The Conference will be attended by reseachers, scientists, veterinary and medical professionals from government and private institutions.

  • PROGRAM

    DATE : 24 FEBRUARY 1999 (Wednesday)

    Chairpersons: Prof Dr Lam Sai Kit | Dr Aziz Jamaluddin

  • 08.30 am Registration

    08:45 am Opening address by the

    Director General of DVS

    Dr Mohd Nordin Mohd Nor

  • 09:00 am Overview of JE in Malaysia -

    Medical perspectives

    - Dr Marina Abd Hamid

    Veterinary perspectives

    - Dr Azri Adzhar

    09:30 am JE – World Perspectives

    Dr Theodore F. Tsai

    10.30 am Tea break

    11:00 am Serological diagnosis of JE in Japan

    Dr Mikio Nakayama

  • 12:00 noon Application of molecular techniques

    in the diagnosis of JE

  • Dr. Tomohiko Takasaki

    1:00 PM. Lunch

    2:00 pm Control of JE in Taiwan

    Prof Dr Happy K. Sheih

  • 3:00 pm Research and Development on JE in

    Malaysia

    Prof Dr Mary Jane Cardosa

    3:45 pm Control of JE – WHO recommendation

    Dr Theodore F. Tsai

    4:15 pm Panel Discussion

    5:00 pm Tea break

    SPEAKERS

    DR THEODORE F. TSAI

    (MD, MPH)

    Center for Disease Control & Prevention

    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    DR. TOMOHIKO TAKASAKI

    (MD, PhD)

    National Institute of Infectious Disease

    Tokyo, Japan

    DR MIKIO NAKAYAMA

    (MD, PhD)

    National Institute of Infectious Disease

    Tokyo, Japan

    DR HAPPY. K. SHIEH

    (DVM, PhD)

    National Chung Hsing University

    Taiwan R.O.C.

    DR MARY JANE CARDOSA

    (MD, PhD)

    University Malaysia Sarawak

    DR AZRI ADZHAR

    (DVM, MPhil)

    Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Selangor

    DR MARINA AB HAMID

    (MD)

    Kinta District Health Office

     

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE

    ADVISER

    Dr Mohd Nordin Mohd Nor

    CO-CHAIRMAN

    Dato’ Dr Tee Ah Sian

    Dr Matta Abdul Rahman

    SEMINAR COORDINATORS

    Dr Aziz Jamaluddin

    Dr R. Mahendran

    Dr Noridah Othman

    Dr Cheang Heng Toon

    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Dr Johara Mohd Yob

    Dr Naseem Malik

    Dr Jasbir Singh

    Dr Marina Abdul Hamid

    Dr Shahirudin Shamsudin

    Ms Maizan Mohamed

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    Please send info / enquiries to :

    VAM Secretariat

    c/o Veterinary Research Institute

    59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah

    31400 Ipoh, Malaysia

    e-mail : vamsec@jphvri.po.my

    Tel : 05-5473507

    Fax : 05-5473509

    Registration

    Fee : RM100.00 (VAM Member)

    RM120.00 (non-member)

    Registration fee includes conference materials, tea and lunch

    Accommodation rates (RM):

    Room*

    Syuen

    (single/double)

    Heritage

    Casuarina PR

    Standard

    -

    128

    -
    Superior

    110/120

    148

    145.50
    Deluxe

    125/140

    168

    172.60/189.75
    Family

    150

    -

    -
    Junior Suite

    180

    280

    287.50/304.75
    Executive Suite

    250

    950

    310.50/327.75
    Telephone

    05-253 8889

    05-242 8888

    05-2438021

    * nett inclusive of breakfast

    Flight Schedule:

    Route

    Departure time

    Flight

    Rate

    IPH - KUL

    0650

    MH1605

    RM 142

     

    1910

    1625

    RM 142

    KUL - IPH

    1800

    MH1638

    RM 142

     

    2100

    MH1630

    RM 142

    Malaysian Airline Reservation: 03-7463000

     

     

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