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Audrey Yi-Hui TEH, Dr

St. George’s, University of London (SGUL) Dr Audrey Teh, dedicated to leveraging her plant biotechnology expertise for creating cost-effective, accessible vaccines and medicines, particularly for Low- to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Her research is primarily focused on developing novel therapeutics to address critical global health issues, such as cancer and infectious diseases. A key aspect of her work involves advancing technologies that can be seamlessly integrated within LMICs, supporting local production and regional benefits. Currently, she is spearheading a project to establish a cutting-edge Plant Molecular Farming platform in Malaysia, aiming to transform healthcare accessibility and affordability


Eiji Matsuura, Prof. Emeritus

Okayama University An esteemed Special Appointed Professor and Professor Emeritus at Okayama University, stands as a luminary in pharmaceutical sciences. With a career traversing Japan, the USA, and global collaborations, Dr. Matsuura's expertise spans Lipid Metabolism, Biochemistry, Immunology, and Molecular Imaging. Notably honored with the Young Investigator Award from the Japanese Society of Rheumatology in 1994, he holds memberships in prestigious societies, including the Japanese Society of Biochemistry and the World Molecular Imaging Society. As a dedicated educator, he has significantly contributed to medical education, mentoring students in various courses. His impactful editorial roles and international advisory contributions underscore his commitment to advancing pharmaceutical research and education on a global scale.


Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Prof

The University of Huddersfield With over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical policy and practice research, Professor Zaheer Babar is a global authority and a prolific author in this field. He comes with a long-standing academic career in pharmacy in New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. He has published > 300 papers and is globally known for his work in policy and practice, medicine use and issues related to medicines access and pricing. Professor Babar is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice [IF4.2], a high-impact publication that provides evidence-based insights and recommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.

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Kevin Yap, Assoc. Prof.

Singapore General Hospital (SGH - main institution), Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS - adjunct), La Trobe University (LTU - adjunct) A/Prof Kevin Yap is an inter-disciplinary digital health strategist, healthcare innovator and cyberpharmacist researcher. His work has involved e-databases, data mining, telehealth/mHealth, clinical prediction of side-effects, virtual reality, serious games, metaverse, 3D-printing, and quality evaluations of digital health innovations. He has over 100 journal publications, 4 book chapters, 1 book and presented at over 100 local and international conferences. His work has won several international awards and featured in various news media. He is an Associate Editor the Annals of Medicine and Surgery Journal and on several other journal editorial boards, and an invited reviewer of many international journals, grants and conferences.

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Yousaf Ahmad, Dr

NHS Frimley in NHS England, UK Yousaf Ahmad is currently the Director of Medicines Optimisation and Integrated Care System (ICS) Chief Pharmacist at NHS Frimley ICS. Yousaf has extensive experience within secondary care, having worked primarily in large acute health boards in Scotland and in the Middle East. He has represented pharmacy at a national level through committee memberships and chairships with UK Clinical Pharmacy Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society entities. Yousaf also holds several Non-executive and Board roles at various institutions including a digital health care company and a number of peer-reviewed research houses. He also sits on the Pharmaceutical regulators board in the UK.

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Rahela Ambaras Khan, Dr

Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Ministry of Health Malaysia Dr. Rahela Ambaras Khan is a Head of Pharmacotherapy Services, at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She graduated from the University of Malaya in 2018 with her Ph.D. degree in Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy (Antibiotic De-escalation). She obtained her Board of Pharmacy Specialist (Pharmacotherapy), US certificate in 2013. She has been awarded Subject Matter Expert recognition in Infectious Diseases from the Ministry of Health Malaysia. At the Pharmacy Department HKL, she is coordinating a few committees such as antimicrobial stewardship, clinical pharmacy services, research and development, and others. At the Pharmaceutical Services Programme level, she is involved with a few committees such as Antibiotic-related committees, Research and Development, and others. Despite involvement in committees, she also actively participates in ward care (intensive care unit and other wards), antimicrobial stewardship rounds Vancomycin rounds. At the international level, she is also involved as editorial support and reviewers for international journals.

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Patrick Then, Prof.

Swinburne University Of Technology Sarawak Professor Patrick Then heads School of Information and Communication Technologies at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and program leader of Health Data Analytics at Swinburne Melbourne Data Science Institute. He is the founder and director of Swinburne Sarawak’s Centre for Digital Futures. He is the thought leader in health informatics and digital health research and development. He demonstrated translational research from fundamental research to solving real-life cardiac challenges faced by clinicians and patients. He has been a plenary speaker of various national conferences in digital health. One of his digital health in cough sound artificial intelligence was rolled out to the whole nation in October 2022. The cough sound AI platform is specialised to detect respiratory diseases ranging from covid19 to asthma.

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Long Chiau Ming, Prof

Sunway University Prof. Long Ming, with extensive academic experience from Malaysia, Australia, England, and Brunei Darussalam, holds bachelor's and master's degrees in pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia. His career began as a clinical pharmacist, later advancing to a PhD at the University of Bath. His research focuses on clinical research and pharmacy regulations and law, resulting in numerous publications and grants. He has held academic positions at the University of Tasmania and Universiti Brunei Darussalam and is currently the Associate Dean at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. He serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Sarawak Journal of Pharmacy.

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Tan Ching Siang, Prof. Dr.

KPJ Healthcare University Prof Dr Tan Ching Siang obtained his Bpharm at UM, MSc in Pharmaceutical Policy and PhD in Clinical Pharmacy at USM. He holds ISPOR Pharmacoeconomic Distance Learning Module Certificate. After 2006 PRP training, he worked in ICU pharmacy before community pharmacy. In 2013, his passion for research and teaching led him to an academic career, culminating in his appointment as Dean at the School of Pharmacy, KPJ Healthcare University in 2019. Prof. Tan achieve over 75 international publications in esteemed journals. He serves on editorial boards and as reviewers for various international research journals. He has secured numerous research grants.

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Navin Kumar Loganadan, Dr.

Endocrine Institute, Hospital Putrajaya Dr. Navin Kumar Loganadan is the Head of Specialist Clinic Pharmacy & Diabetes Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic at Putrajaya Hospital, Malaysia. With 16 years' experience as a Diabetes Care Clinical Pharmacist, he manages medication-related issues for type 2 diabetes patients. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), a Master of Clinical Pharmacy, and a Ph.D. in pharmacogenomics of antidiabetic therapy. He's Chair of the Diabetes Clinical Pharmacy Subcommittee, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and a member of the hospital's Endocrine Team. Dr. Navin's research focuses on diabetes management, pharmacogenomics, and clinical response to antidiabetic therapy, presented internationally and awarded the 'Next Generation Scientist Award 2016 by the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has also served as the Expert Advisor for the Practice Transformation Programme – Diabetes by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) from 2021 to 2023 and contributed to its publication – Diabetes Prevention, Screening and Management: A Handbook for Pharmacists.

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Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Prof. Dato' Dr.

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from El-Zagazig University (1983), a PhD in Neurophysiology from Sheffield University (1988), and an MBA from Universiti Sains Malaysia (1996). He was a visiting scientist at RIKEN, Japan (1992-1993). Abu Bakar served as Dean of Pharmacy, UiTM (2002), Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Research (2009-2014), and Rector of UiTM Selangor (2017). He's a Registered Pharmacist, served on Malaysia's Board of Pharmacy, and chaired the National Bioethics Council (2016-2018). Abu Bakar authored over 20 books, 100 research articles, focusing on Alzheimer’s, drug delivery to the brain, and bioethics. He won the prestigious 2023 Helen-Clark-JoPPP Award.

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Hwang Shiaw-Min, Dr.

U-Neuron Biomedical Inc./National Chiao Tung University Shiaw-Min Hwang has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, major in Stem Cell, Biotechnology and Biomaterial fields. He has 12 inventions and over 40 patents issued. He is the first person to isolate, culture and characterize human amniotic fluid stem cells. Besides the research accomplishments, he is the key person for cell bank and cell quality management for regulation in Taiwan. He is in charge of the National Cell Bank for 20 years and implements his lab to be accredited by ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and ISO 34.


Sharon Kaur Gurmukh Singh, Dr

Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya Sharon is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, where she teaches Healthcare Law and Ethics. She is also one of the researchers on a Wellcome Funded project, "Developing a Southeast Asia Bioethics Network"

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Diana Laila Ramatillah, Prof Dr

Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta Diana Laila R Completed Her Ph.D. From Universiti Sains Malaysia. She Is a Vice-Rector I at Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta and Has Experience In Management For More Than 10 Years 1s a Faculty And Department Pharmacy Leader. She Has Published More Than 50 Papers And 90 Case Reports Either National, International, And Reputed Journals (Scopus/Thomson Reuters Web Of Science). She Has Published Two Books About Clinical Pharmacy Internationally And Has Experience As A Reviewer In National And International reputable Journals. She is having 2 patents. She Is an Active Member of A Pharmacy Organization In Indonesia. She Had Experience As A Speaker In National And International Forums And Three Times Four Grants From the 1ndonesian Government For Clinical Pharmacy Research. and Recently, she got an award as a youngest Professor in L2dikti III (MOHE).

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Chia-Ning Shen, Prof

Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica Dr. Chia-Ning Shen, a research fellow at Academia Sinica, specializes in regenerative medicine, cancer biology, and metabolism. He earned his PhD from the University of Bath in 2002 and joined Academia Sinica in 2004. Shen's research focuses on somatic cell reprogramming and developing therapies for cancer and metabolic diseases. He has published over 90 articles, served as president of Taiwan Society for Stem Cell Research, and in 2023 was elected President of Taiwan Association for Cellular Therapy. In July 2023, Shen co-founded CellTech Innovation Venture Studio to promote gene and cell therapeutic startups.


Yusi Anggriani, Prof

Universitas Pancasila Yusi Anggriani is a Professor in the Clinical and Community Pharmacy at Universitas Pancasila in Jakarta Indonesia. She is currently the director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Services Studies (CEPHAS). She has experience working with the Ministry of Health, the Indonesian Food and Drug Agency, The National Health Insurance Bureau, and other National institutions for around 20 years in medicine access and pharmaceutical policy. She has been appointed as a member of the National Pricing Experts Committee. She also has experience conducting research on access to medicines, including medicine pricing policy with the World Health Organization and United Nations Development Program, Health Action International, and other international universities.

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Ahmad Fuad Shamsuddin, Prof Dr

Faculty of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak Prof Ahmad Fuad Shamsuddin has more than 30 years of academic and research experience. He was a hospital pharmacist with USM Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian. He is one of the pioneers in parenteral nutrition services in Malaysia and started the first nutrition support rounds in HUSM in the early nineties. He joined UKM as an academician and obtained his PhD in 2000 from University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. Upon returning to Malaysia, one of his notable works was his recommendation for the first cyclic parenteral nutrition regimen in a patient in Hospital UKM in 2002. He left UKM for UniKL and is now the dean for the Faculty of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak. He is now pioneering sport pharmacy in both practice and research. He is also a member of the Malaysian Board of Pharmacy and the present chairman for the Anti-Doping Education Committee for the Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia (ADAMAS).

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Chew Lee Ping, Dr

Sarawak General Hospital Dr Chew Lee Ping is a consultant haematologist practising in Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching since 2009. Graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1999, she attained MRCP(UK) in 2003. In the years to follow, she embarked on her speciality training in Haematology at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne for a year. Her area of expertise includes malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. She believes embarking on trials is like a useful hobby in MOH that can improve patients’ outcome and hence she is an active principle investigator in many multicentre clinical trials, particularly in lymphoma treatment and red blood cell disorders since 2009.

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Yeo Tiong Chia, Dato Dr

Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Dato Dr. Yeo has served as the CEO of the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) since 2014. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2000. Under Dato Dr. Yeo's leadership, SBC has experienced significant development and aims to catalyse the growth of the bioindustry in Sarawak including natural products research for pharmaceutical development.

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Samuel Ting Chuo Yew, Dr

Pharmacy Practice and Development Division, Sarawak State Health Department TING Chuo Yew (nickname: Samuel) is a dynamic person who has been actively involved in the development of society and humanity through research and social works. He has a vast interest in research, such as health behaviours, medication adherence, quality use of medicines, e-Cig, financial toxicity, and psycho-oncology using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. He has conducted 25 research projects as a principal investigator and has 15 publications as the first author in international WoS and SCOPUS indexed journals. Currently, He serves as the Editor-in-chief for Sarawak Journal of Pharmacy and Academic editor for PLOS ONE.

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Ngu Soon Hieng, Mr

Sarawak Pharmaceutical Society (SPS) Introducing Ngu Soon Hieng; a passionate pharmacist deeply committed to community well-being. Actively engaged with SPS and MCPG, Soon Hieng advocates for pharmacists' vital role in society. Recognizing the growing importance of mental health, he became a memory trainer in 2001. At a later stage,he expanded his expertise, becoming certified as a HRDF trainer, brain health coach, HeartMath Practitioner, and Journey To Intimacy trainer. Committed to fostering better mental states, he continues to seek knowledge through seminars like the Brain Gym Seminar and CoreValue Training. Today, Soon Hieng stands ready to inspire positive change and well-being for all.

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Ivan K. S. Yap, Assoc Prof

Sarawak Infectious Disease Centre Assoc Prof. Ivan K. S. Yap specializes in precision medicine and phenomics applied to infectious and cardiovascular diseases. He conducted metabonomics research at Imperial College London (2005-2010) on the impact of diet, activity, and lifestyle on cardiovascular health and infectious disease metabolism. Returning to Malaysia, he lectured at the International Medical University, later becoming Head of the Life Science Department and establishing the Centre of Translational Research. He worked as a Translational Research Scientist at the Clinical Research Centre Sarawak General Hospital, then as Deputy General Manager at the Sarawak Research and Development Council. In 2023, he became CEO of the Sarawak Infectious Disease Centre, collaborating internationally in phenome and microbiome research.

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Ann Anni Basik, Dr

Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Dr Ann has a doctorate majoring in Microbiology from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She has been part of SBC research team since 2005, working in isolating and identifying unique microbes mainly actinobacteria. She looks to understand the microorganisms biological, chemical and genetic profiles and how they could contribute for the benefit of mankind.


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