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Thank You Message

As the Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society Conference 2017 comes to an end, the committee would like to take the chance to express our gratitude towards :

our beloved speakers, for taking time off from their busy schedules to be with us, and sharing with us their valuable knowledge and experience

our sponsors, for their continuous support throughout these years, thanks for making this event possible

our supportive event organizer - Crest Evendz for all the hard work and dedication they have poured in to make this event happen

our event venue - Connexion @ The Vertical, for the hospitality and awesome food (👍🏻👍🏻)

and of course, YOU, our lovely delegates for attending our conference this year! We hope it has been a fruitful three days for you, and may you return to your work place bringing back with you new friends, and inspirations to enhance the diabetes education for all our patients. We hope to see you again in our future events.

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and friends,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES) Conference 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

MDES brings together healthcare professionals caring for people with diabetes through an enriching conference held annually with the intention to improve the life of people affected by, and at risk of diabetes. The committee strongly believes that this conference will enable participants to translate science into practice, in order to deliver customized care in management and prevention of Diabetes.

There has been a global rise in the prevalence of diabetes and obesity- nowhere is this more alarmingly evident than in South-east Asia. This conference establishes and strengthens the collaboration between members of the diabetes care team in order to standardize information on diabetes provided to people living with the disease. Therefore, in order to achieve this common objective,this year, we have plenary sessions and symposia on the importance of ‘caring’ in diabetes education, adolescent counselling, exercise, sex and fertility in Diabetes, Bariatric surgery, new therapeutic agents, diet controversies, behavioural science, management of the elderly, complication management and other evidenced-based practices. This conference is a great avenue for healthcare professionals to share their experience with experts and have hands-on demonstrations as well as participate in interactive case-based discussions during the workshops.

We are pleased to have with us two renowned international speakers to enhance our scientific deliberations. Prof Dr. Tan Meng Hee from the United States of America is a past President and Vice-President of the Canadian Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation respectively, and Prof Dr. Bodil Rasmussen from Australia is the Director for the centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research at Western Health and an international leader in nursing research on diabetes. In addition, we are joined by many consultants who serve in Malaysia and have outstanding backgrounds in their field.

All the members of the Scientific and Organizing committee look forward to your participation in this intriguing and enlightening conference.We are sure that all of you, as vital members of the diabetes care team , will have a profound and exciting experience with the workshops and experience-sharing during this conference. Let our motto be: Together, we provide better diabetes care.

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Programme Highlights

1. Newer Diabetes Agents and Cardiovascular Outcomes
2. HbA1c Targets: One Size Does Not Fit All
3. Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes
4. Arresting Declining Kidney Function
5. Less Invasive Surgical Interventions for Weight Loss
6. Insulin Resistance vs Insulin Insufficiency in Type 2 Diabetes
7. Diabetes, Fertility and Preconception Care
8. Debunking Myths About Cholesterol and Statins
9. Managing Diabetes in Young Children
10. Diabetes and the Elderly

11. Diabetes Education - Crucial to Care
12. Diabetes Care in the Digital Era
13. Blood Glucose Monitoring and Interpretation
14. Evidence-Based Insulin Injection Technique
15. Diet Adherence and the Way Forward
16. Saturated Fat Controversy
17. Carbohydrate Counting: from Basic to Advanced
18. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Improving Adherence
19. Counselling Adolescents with Diabetes
20. The Painful Diabetic Foot

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Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals caring for people with Diabetes, including:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine Specialists
  • General Practitioners
  • Medical and Public Health Officers
  • Other Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants

Certificate of Attendance for all delegates & CME points are available for Malaysian Doctors, Medical Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dietitians.

Doctors (MOH), AHPs, Medical Assistant, Pharmacists,
Nurses - 20 points

MMA Members - 8 points


Scientific & Organising Committee





Prof. Dr. Chan Siew Pheng
Dr. Zanariah Hussein
Dato' Tan Yoke Hwa
Dr. Tan Ming Yeong




Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shireene Ratna Vethakkan
Co-Chairperson Prof. Dr. Wu Loo Ling
Committee Members Prof. Dr. Winnie Chee Siew Swee
Dr. Logakodie A/P Subramaniam
Dr. Tan Ming Yeong
Ms. Lee Ching Li
Ms. Siah Guan Jian




Chairperson Ms. R. Letchmi Devi
Co-Chairperson Ms. Yong Lai Mee
Committee Members Dr. Logakodie A/P Subramaniam
Dr. Wong Yong Kai
Ms. Tan Sing Ean
Ms. Wong Yoke Lian
Ms. Kher Pui Ling
Ms. Poh Kai Ling
Ms. Suzatul Fadzillah Dawi




Prof. Dato' Paduka Dr. Mafauzy Mohamed
Consultant Endocrinologist
Dr. Feisul Idzwan Mustapha
Head of Diabetes and NCD

Dr. Tan Ming Yeong
Certified Diabetes Educator

Prof. Dr. Imelda Balchin
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr. Hew Fen Lee
Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Zanariah Hussein
Consultant Endocrinologist

Prof. Dr. Winnie Chee Siew Swee
Consultant Dietitian

Dr. Janet Hong Yeow Hua
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Mr. Chong Ken Huat

Prof. Dr. Wu Loo Ling
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Luqman Ibrahim
Consultant Endocrinologist

Ms. Foong Pui Hing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof
Consultant Dietitian

Dr. Mathi Arasu Muthusamy
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Ms. Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Clinical Psychologist

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Soo Kun
Consultant Nephrologist

Dr. Radhakrishna Sothiratnam
Consultant Physician

Ms. Lee Ching Li

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Saini Jeffrey
Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine

Ms. Lee Lai Fun

Assoc. Prof. Shireene Ratna Vethakkan
Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Shanggar Kuppusamy
Consultant Urologist

Ms. Siah Guan Jian
Diabetes Educator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeow Toh Peng
Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Sharmila Paramasivam
Consultant Endocrinologist

Ms. Teong Lee Fang
Consultant Dietitian

Dr. Cha Kar Huei
Consultant Bariatric and General Surgeon

Dr. Tan Kai Lean

Ms. Wong Yoke Lian
Diabetes Educator


Registration Fees

CATEGORY  Early Bird Registration (Extended)
On or Before 15th February 2017
Normal Registration
After 15th February 2017
MDES member*** / Student RM 550 RM 650
Non-member (Allied Health) RM 650 RM 750
Non-member (Doctor and PhD) RM 750 RM 800
International Delegate USD 400 USD 500
Day Registration RM 350/day RM 400/day


* Early bird registration fees are applicable only if full payment received by 15th February 2017.

** Normal registration fees are applicable to registrations received after 15th February 2017.

*** MDES member fee is only applicable to members whose membership is valid before 31st December 2016.


  • The organising committee is not to be held responsible for accidents, losses, damages related to the conference, modification in the programme and any changes in the terms or conditions of the hotel accommodation.
  • The Organiser reserve the right to make changes and amendments to the programme and arrangements without prior notice.


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