Programme

1 July 2024 (Main Conference)

Time Session
07:30
08:30
Registration
08:30
09:15
Plenary 1: Trends, Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Needs of the Dietetic Workforce
Ms Simone Austin Speaker Aus-Dietetics
Murshidah Zakiah Mohd Akran Chairperson Prince Court Medical Centre
Summit 1
09:15
10:30
Opening Ceremony & 30th Anniversary of MDA Celebration
YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad Moderator Minister, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Summit 1
10:30
11:30
Keynote: Blueprint for Healthcare Reform in Malaysia – Opportunities for Dietitians in Healthcare Service Delivery
YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad Speaker Minister, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Prof Dr Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof Chairperson President, MDA 2024
Summit 1
11:30
12:00
Morning Tea Break
12:30
13:00
Forum: Opportunities and Diverse Roles in Dietetics
Discussion on Common Challenges & Solutions
Datuk Zanariah Panelist Medical Department, Hospital Putrajaya
Fitri Hudayani Panelist Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital
Ms Mary Easaw Panelist CVSKL & PICASO Hospital
Prof Dr Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof Panelist President, MDA 2024
Ms Simone Austin Panelist Aus-Dietetics
Ms Basmawati Baharom Panelist Head of Dietetics and Food Services Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Ms L. Mageswary A/P Lapchmanan Panelist Allied Health Sciences Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Mr Georgen Thye Choong Jean Panelist Georgen Cooking
Prof Dr Winnie Chee Siew Swee Moderator IMU University
Summit 1
13:00
14:00
Lunch Symposium by Ace Canning Corporation Sdn Bhd
Soya Health and Nutrition: Evidence-Based Insights for Dietitians, Exploring Advancements and Dispelling Myths
Soo Sek Yow Speaker Ace Canning Corporation Sdn Bhd
Summit 1
14:00
14:30
Booths Visit
14:30
15:30
Ms Basmawati Baharom Chairperson Head of Dietetics and Food Services Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
    Assoc Prof Dr Murallitharan Munisamy Speaker National Cancer Society Malaysia
  • Essential Skills Set for Dietitians in Community Settings
    Ms Nurul Huda Ibrahim Speaker Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Q&A
Summit 1
Ms Zaridah Zainuri Chairperson Hospital Pulau Pinang
  • Navigating Diversity: Uniting and Empowering Dietitians for Impactful Care in Private Hospitals
    Ms Boh Shi Hui Speaker KPJ Healthcare Berhad
  • Enhancing Dietetics Services in Government Hospitals
    Mr Rosli bin Mohd Sali Speaker Hospital Queen Elizabeth
  • Q&A
Zenith
15:30
16:30
Ms L. Mageswary A/P Lapchmanan Chairperson Allied Health Sciences Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • How to Support Patients Develop a Positive Attitude Towards Food
    Dr Haryati Shahrima Abdul Majid Speaker IJN College
  • Regulation of Hunger and Appetite from Scientific and Pharmacological Perspective
    Prof Rohana Abd Ghani Speaker Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Q&A
Summit 1
Mr Georgen Thye Choong Jean Chairperson Georgen Cooking
  • Digital Apps Assessment
    Assoc Prof Dr Zulfitri Azuan Mat Daud Speaker Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • So, You Want to Be an Influencer?
    Mr Kevin Zahri Speaker Kevin Zahri
  • Q&A
Zenith
16:30
16:50
Afternoon Tea Break
16:50
18:00
MDA AGM & End of Day 1
Summit 1