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Title: THE 4th INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL / COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION (INTRACOM 2002)
Date: 12-Sep-2002
Category: Traditional / Complementary Medicine

THE 4th INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL/COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 
(INTRACOM 2002)

"The Paradigm Shift Towards Integrated Medicine"

14th - 16th October 2002
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre Malaysia


Jointly-Organised By:


In Collaboration With:
Federation of Traditional Malay Medicine of Malaysia
Federation of Chinese Physicians and Medicine Dealers Association of Malaysia
Indian Traditional Medicine Association of Malaysia
Malaysian Medical Homeopathic Council
Malaysian Society For Complementary Therapies

Introduction

Traditional medicine or complementary medicine (T/CM) is briefly described as a science or practice in medicine and healthcare, as which is recognized and accepted by the community that has been going on for generations. The T/CM has made significant contributions for its role in the maintenance of human health and the treatment of diseases. The use of (T/CM) continues to grow and has gained popularity worldwide. The positive trends and demand necessitates a new approach to the development of T/CM. This is in tandem with the paradigm shift in healthcare that is taking place throughout the world.

The International Health News Issue 93, September 1999 reported that in 1997 Americans made 627 million visits to practitioners of alternative medicine and spent $27 billion of their own money to pay for alternative therapies. In contrast, Americans made only 386 million visits to their family doctor. It is estimated, by none other than the Harvard Medical School, that one out of every two persons in the United States between the ages of 35 and 49 years used at least one alternative therapy in 1997. That is a growth of 47.3 per cent since 1990. This is spectacular by any means and of great concern to conventional (allopathic) medicine especially since the people using alternative medicine are primarily well-educated. The trend to alternative medicine is repeated throughout Western society. In Australia 57 percent of the population now use some form of alternative medicine, in Germany 46 percent, and in France 49 percent. The growth of some types of alternative medicine is indeed astounding. Between 1991 and 1997 the use of herbal medicines in the United States grew by 380 per cent and the use of vitamin therapy by 130 per cent.

Recently, however, the term 'integrated' or 'integrative medicine' has been introduced to mean, "practicing medicine in a way that selectively incorporates elements of complementary and alternative medicine into comprehensive treatment plans alongside solidly orthodox methods of diagnosis and treatment". Meanwhile, in most developed countries, they prefer the term 'alternative' medicine. However, the Health Ministers from Commonwealth countries noted that traditional medicine should be seen as 'complementary' rather than alternative, indicating the need for collaboration with conventional (western) medicine.

Many developing counties have initiated efforts to incorporate traditional health systems in their national healthcare system. For instance, in China, all health care resources have been mobilized to meet national objectives for primary healthcare.

In Malaysia, the rich heritage of multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi religious has a unique position as it serves as a confluence of three Asian cultures giving to three healing traditions namely Malay, Chinese and the Indian. At present the main health care delivery is through conventional (western) medicine. Due to growing interest in T/CM that has prompted the Malaysian government to establish a special committee to look into all aspect of T/CM in the country with a view to include some aspects of T/Cm in the national healthcare system.


Main Objectives

To promote the role of T/CM in Malaysian national healthcare system towards an integrated healthcare network for the benefit of both the healthcare providers as well as the public.


Features

The 4th International Traditional Complementary Medicine Conference & Exhibition (INTRACOM 2002) will provide:-

  • The latest information on trends, issues, policies, products and technology pertaining to T/CM by foreign and local prominent speakers.
  • The network opportunities by meeting the industry members from numbers of manufacturers, practitioners, government agencies and researchers that are involve directly in T/CM.
  • The experience of unique techniques and practices from Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional practitioners.

Conference

Knowledge is Important to Your Success in the Industry

The 4th International Traditional Complementary Medicine Conference & Exhibition (INTRACOM 2002) will enhance your knowledge and understanding on the industry. Designed to educate, disseminate and inform the industry stakeholders. The plenary in the conference program will build the scenario of strategic and key issue related to T/CM. The papers presented in the symposiums will enlighten participants on the trends, experiences, issues and challenges in positioning the role of T/CM in the country. Open to all attendees at a very reasonable fee. (Attendee Information & Registration Form is enclosed).

>> Click here to download Conference Registration Form


Pre Conference Workshops

Enhance Your Knowledge

Enhance your knowledge by participating the Pre Conference Workshops on the 13th October 2002. The workshops will cover on clinical trial conduct in herbal medicine by Institute Medical Research and T/CM product registration by the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, Ministry of Health.


Exhibitions

Make Your Organisation Visible in the Market

The 4th International Traditional Complementary Medicine Conference & Exhibition (INTRACOM 2002) is the place to be for any organizations to promote related T/CM, healthcare, products and services by capitalizing the growing markets besides meeting with the public and industry members. One (1) free seat to attend the conference program for each participating exhibitor.

Why Exhibit:

  • Exhibition is the number one source for the market to know your organization, products and services.
  • It's cost- and time-efficient by meeting key buyers, decision makers, new customers and potential partners from local and foreign countries, in just three days.

>> Click here to download Exhibition Space Application and Contact Form


Special Events

The organizing committee is at the most pleasure to ensure your time spent at the Conference and Exhibition will be enlightened by 

Demonstrations

Get to know on the unique techniques of traditional/complementary medicine practices. Live demonstration on Acupuncture, traditional massage, facial treatment, eye diagnosis, Yoga, breathing techniques and others for an interesting and unbelievable experience. No cost charged.

Poster Presentation

Get well informed on related T/CM research and development from the local research institutes and universities through their poster presentations.

Exposition Tour

Join the organizing committee for an 'exclusive' educational and informative tour of the organizations participating in the exhibition hall. The tour will start at 2.00 pm for three hours every day during the event. Spend the hours learning more about local and foreign companies, their T/CM products, demonstration and their uses. RM10 only.

Business Networking

Scheduled meeting to meet your prospect partners for business development opportunities. Know the company profiles from the Secretariat during the event. Register your profile with the Secretariat to initiate network and contacts. For genuine companies only and let's talk business. Cost RM 30 per company to register.

Medicinal Plants Discovery Tour

Join the herb expert for a fascinating tour at the Rimba Ilmu of University Malaya on the 16th October 2002. (Depart by bus at 9.00 am from the Convention Center). Spend the day learning more about medicinal plants and their medicinal uses. Cost: RM 50. Space is limited. Please register with the Secretariat.

Health Talk

For those who are health conscious, sit back and relax to listen to the health talks by the health experts on how to improve your health and lifestyle. Topics including how to combat ageing, how to eat healthy, how to lose weight naturally, sexual health and much much more. No cost charged.

>> Click here to download Special Events Registration Form


Conference Programme

MONDAY, 14TH OCTOBER 2002
0800 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 1000 OPENING CEREMONY
Welcoming Remarks by the Hon. Dato' Chua Jui Meng, Minister of Health Malaysia

Speech and Opening Ceremony by the Rt. Hon. Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia
1000 - 1030 Morning Tea Break
1030 - 1130 Poster session / Trade Exhibition / Demonstration
1130 - 1215 KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Mohamed Taha Arif
the Director General, Ministry of Health Malaysia
1215 - 1300 PLENARY 1: THE PARADIGM SHIFT OF T/CM INTO INTEGRATED MEDICINE
YBhg. Dato' Dr. Hj Ismail Merican, the Deputy Director General of Health (Research and Technical Support) and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Ministry of Health Malaysia
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1530 SYMPOSIUM 1: INTEGRATING T/CM INTO MODERN MEDICINE
1. Global Trend Of T/CM 
By Dr. Chen Ken, Regional Adviser, Traditional Medicine, WHO, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines
2. Integrated Medicine: Lessons From Developing World's Experience 
Dr. Gerard Bodeker, Chairman of GIFT, University of Oxford, London UK
3. T/CM In Modern Medicine View
Milton Lum Siew Wah the Former President of Malaysia Medical Association and Senior Physician
1530 - 1600 Tea break
1600 - 1700 Free Paper Session

 

TUESDAY, 15TH OCTOBER 2002
0830 - 0910 PLENARY 2: SAFETY AND LEGISLATION ISSUES OF
T/CM 
Jonathan Quick, World Health Organisation (WHO)
0910 - 0940 Tea break
0940 - 1100 SYMPOSIUM 2: T/CM ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
1. Issues and Challenges Towards Modernization and Professionalism of Integrated Medicine; T/CM View
Dr. R. Rastogi, Advisor, Central Council of Homeopathy, Government of India, India
2. Integrating T/CM into Allopathic Medicine: A case of Treatment for Acute Diarhoea 
Ms Monica Pichler, Physician of ICU, Department of Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, University of Vienne, Austria
3. Challenges and Opportunities in Integrated Medicine in Malaysia
Dr Narimah, Director, Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
1100 - 1300 SYMPOSIUM 3: THE PRACTICE OF T/CM
1. Treatment in Infertility in Homeopathy
Prof. Nik Omar, Malaysian Medical Homeopathic Council
2. Indian T/CM in Malaysia
Mrs Packiam, indian Traditional Medicine Association of Malaysia (PEPTIM), Malaysia
3. Research And Clinical Application Of Fire Needle Acupuncture In Pain Management
Mr. Tan Kee Huat, Federation of Chinese Physician & Medicine Dealers Association of Malaysia
4. Malay Traditional Medicine
Datin Syarifah Hanisah, Federation of Traditional Malay Medicine of Malaysia (PUTRAMAS)
5. Akubekam (Innovative Bekam) & Chronic Inflammatory Condition
Dr Syed Azhar, Malaysian Society for Complementary Therapies (MSCT)
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1520 SYMPOSIUM 4: TOWARDS PRODUCT EXCELLENCE
1. WHO Standard for T/CM Product
Ms Yukiko Mariyama, Traditional Medicine, Department of Essential Drugs and Medicine Policy, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
2. Assuring Safety of T/CM Product
Mr. Che Mohd Zin, Director Pharmaceutical Services Division, National Pharmaceutical Bureau, Ministry of Health Malaysia
3. Good Agricultural and Collection Practice for Herbal Medicinal Product and Ensuring good quality of raw materials for Herbal Products
Prof Zhari Ismail, Professor Pharmacognocy/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Science Malaysia
4. T/CM Products from R&D; Issue and Challenges of Commercialization
Dr Azizol Abd Kadir, Malaysia
1520 - 1550 Tea break
1550 - 1700 SYMPOSIUM 5: HERBAL MEDICINE INDUSTRY IN MALAYSIA
1. Herbal Medicine Industry, National and Global Scenario
YBhg Datuk Dr. Ahmad Tasir Lope Pihie, the Chief Executive/President of Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT) and the Executive Chairman of Malaysian Herbal Corporation
2. Conservation of Medicinal Herbs; Malaysian Achievement
Ms Nooraine Awang Anak, Regional Coordinator (WWF)
3. The Need Of Standardization In Large Scale Herbal Extraction 
Prof Ramlan Aziz, Director, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, University of Technology Malaysia
4. Potential Of K-Economy Of Rain Forest Knowledge Industry
Prof Madya Mahadir Mardan, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University Putra Malaysia

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH OCTOBER 2002
0830 - 0930 PLENARY 3: EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN T/CM 
Mr Haruki Yamada, Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, the Kitasato Institute, Japan
0930 - 1100 SYMPOSIUM 6: T/CM R&D IN MALAYSIA
1. Clinical Trial of T/CM Product Towards Compliance to GCP Guidelines
Dr Nor Sahidah Khairullah, Consultant Virologist and Head of Virology, Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Institute of Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia
2. Application of Biotechnology in T/CM R&D
Prof. Abdul Latif Ibrahim, Director, National Biotechnology Directorate of Malaysia
3. On going R&D Project by Various Principle Investigator:
" Clinical Trials Of Standardised Misai Kucing (Orthosiphon Stamineus) For Kidney Stone
Dr Sahabudin Mohemad, Senior Consultant 
Urologist, Urology Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Institute Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia
" Development & Clinical Studies Of Hempedu Bumi (Adrographis Paniculata) As A Commercial Preparation For The Prevention Of Diabetes
Dr Zakiah Ismail, Head of Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia
" Estogenic And Androgenic Activities Of Kacip Fatimah (Labissia Sp)
Dr Wan Nazaimoon Wan Mohmud, Head of Cardiovascular, Diabetic & Nutrition Research Centre, Institute Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia
" Development Of Skin Whitening And Hypoallergenic Preparations From Curcuma Xanthorriza (Temu Lawak) And Zingeber Zerumber (Lempoyang)
Hasnah Hj Sirat, University of Technology Malaysia
" Phylantus Niruri.
Nor Shahidah Khairllah, Head of Virology, Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Institute Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia
1100 - 1130 Tea break
1130 - 1300 SYMPOSIUM 7: T/CM IN MALAYSIA
1. T/CM Product Safety - Advertising Principles
Ms Norliah Ardee, Deputy Director, Pharmacy Division, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, Ministry of Health Malaysia
2. Registration of T/CM Product
Ms Saleha Md Ewan, Principal Assistant Director, Traditional Unit Product Evaluation and Safety Division, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, Ministry of Health Malaysia
3. Registration Of Practitioners
Dr Mohd Khairi, Malaysia
4. Western Doctors Practicing T/CM and Vise Versa
Dr Ishak, Malaysia
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION : TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE ADVERTISEMENT OF T/CM PRODUCT

Chairman: Dato' Dr. Hj Ismail Merican

Panel members:
1. Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affair
2. Communication and Multimedia Commission
3. Federation of Malaysia Consumer Affairs (Prof. Hamdan)
4. Ministry of Health (Mr Che Mohd Zin)
5. Ministry of Information
6. Malaysia Medical Association (Mr Lee Yau San)
7. Umbrella Bodies of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
(Tn Hj Hamzah Abu)
1600 CLOSING CEREMONY

* All programs are correct at printing time


Marketing Opportunities

Advertisement in the Souvenir Programme


Advertise your company and create the awareness of your special products and services in the souvenir programme - 'a must have' by the attendees.

" Full Page Colour Inside Cover Front Page RM 8,000
" Full Page Colour Inside Cover Back Page RM 5,000
" Full Page Colour Inside Middle Page RM 2,000
" Full Page Colour Inside RM 1,000
" Full Page Black and White RM 500


Medicinal Plants Discovery Tour Sponsorship

Enlightened the tour delegates by the generous contributions of your company for more meaningful educational trip to Rimba Ilmu. RM 2,000:

  • Company Logo to appear on the Tour Bus.
  • Benefits include special events and sponsor recognition.


VIPs and Press Kit Sponsorship

Get noticed by VIPs and media people of the Conference and Expo. May reach all VIPs and press members as they register for the Opening Ceremony:

  • Paper inserts (brochure, invitation or flyer) RM 1,500.
  • Product Sample (sample size only) RM 1,000 per product.
  • Benefits include special events, free for one (1) representative to attend the conference and sponsor recognition.


Conference Material Sponsorship

Capture this targeted audience by creating an insert or product sample for the 400 participants:

  • Paper inserts (brochure, invitation or flyer) RM 2,000.
  • Product Sample (preferably sample size) RM 1,000.
  • Benefits include special events, free for one (1) representative to attend the conference and sponsor recognition.


Exhibitor and Attendee Badges Sponsorship

Create a presence by promoting your company on each attendees and exhibitors badges. RM 4,000:

  • Logo will appear on the badge.
  • Benefits include special events, free for two (2) representatives to attend the seminars and sponsor recognition.


Conference Bag Sponsorship

Get noticed by the conference participants by providing conference bags and stationeries for them to bring home. RM 10,000:

  • Co - Sponsor recognition
  • Benefits include logo on the conference kit, special events, free for three (3) representative to attend the conference and sponsor recognition includes corporate logo to appear on the conference backdrop and souvenir programme


Luncheon

Associate your company with the delicacies cuisine served in the hotel restaurant as the participants enjoying their lunch. RM 15,000:

  • Corporate Logo to appear on the Luncheon Hall.
  • Sponsors name will be mentioned and you will be thanked by the room announcer.
  • Benefits include special events, company brochure in participant kit, free for four (4) representatives to attend the conference and sponsor recognition includes corporate logo to appear on the conference backdrop and souvenir programme

>> Click here to download Marketing Opportunities Registration Form


Who Should Participate

  • Academicians
  • Clinics / Practitioners
  • Equipment and Machinery Suppliers
  • Health Publishers
  • General Publics
  • Government Agencies
  • Investors
  • Pharmacists
  • Spas / Salons
  • Scientists / Researchers
  • T/CM manufacturers, suppliers and retailers
  • Others

Traditional / Complementary Medicine Listing

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • AkuBekam
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Breathwork
  • Beauty/Skin Care
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Chi Nei Tsang
  • Cupping and Blood-Letting
  • Dietitian
  • Herbal Wraps
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnosis
  • Iridology
  • Infratonic Qigong
  • Light/Color Therapy
  • Magnets/Magnetic Therapy
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mind-Body Health
  • Music Therapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Phyto Bio Physic
  • Pranic Healing
  • Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
  • Qua sa
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Siddha
  • Shiatsu
  • T'ai Chi
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Tuina
  • Weight Control
  • Yoga
  • Yunani

Registration

Attendee Registration


The following is the Registration Fee for three (3) days conference and exhibition inclusive of refreshment, luncheon and conference material.

 

Early Bird Rate
(Before 10th September 2002)

Normal Rate

Malaysian Participant RM 500 RM 550
Others USD 300 USD 350

** 10% Discount for Group registration (more than 10 persons)

Kindly complete the Attendee Registration Form enclosed, and mail or fax to the Secretariat. 


Exhibitor Registration

Exhibition Spaces are available during the conference. Open to all registered local and foreign companies. Kindly complete the Exhibitor's Registration Form enclosed and mail or fax to the Secretariat.


Special Event Registration

Kindly register your interest to participate in the special events by complete the Special Event Registration Form enclosed and mail or fax to the Secretariat. Space is limited. First come first served basis.


Joint Secretariat:

Pre-Conference / Conference:

Ms Saleha Md Ewan/ Mr. Sulaiman Hj. Ahmad/ Ms Rohani Ismail
National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
Ministry of Health Malaysia
Jalan Universiti
46730 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 603 7957 3611/ 7958 2961/7958 2962
Fax: 603 7958 1312
E-mail:
saleha@bpfk.gov.my; sulaiman@bpfk.gov.my; rohani@bpfk.gov.my



Exhibition/ Marketing Opportunities/ Special Events:

Ms Zurinawati Z. Abidin/ Ms Rosnita A. Zathu
Malaysian Herbal Corporation
C/o Malaysian Industry Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT)
Office of the Science Advisor
Prime Minister's Department
Level 2, Perdana Putra Building (West Wing)
62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 603 8888 1829/1875
Fax: 603 8888 3822
E-mail:
mhc@might.org.my

>> Click here to download Abstract Paper Submission Form




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