19th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (NCMHS) PDF Print

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About the Conference

The National Conference on Medical Sciences (NCMS) was originally hosted by the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1995. It was an annual event for the School of Medical Sciences and they had successfully organized the conference for another twelve years. In 2001, the NCMS was put on hiatus to give way for the organizing of the "1st Asean Conference on Medical Sciences" in 18-21 May 2001. 12th NCMS was renamed as "International Medical and Health Congress 2007" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Malaysia and paid tribute to a prominent Malaysian educator and scientist, Dr. Ungku Omar bin Ungku Ahmad (1931-1969).

In its 14th series, the honour of hosting the conference was passed on to the School of Dental Sciences, USM. Taking it up as a challenge, the School of Dental Sciences continued the legacy, and organized the event as the 14th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (14th NCMHS) in 2009.

Next, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Medical Sciences, took turns in hosting the conference in 2010 and 2011, respectively. In 2012, the School of Dental Sciences, once again became the host before passing the baton to the original host for the 18th NCMHS in 2013.

As of 2014, the School of Dental Sciences is once again trusted as the conference host. We welcome the support from everyone to ensure the 19th NCMHS would be a great success for us all.

About the School of Dental Sciences, USM

The School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia was established in 1998 in the North Eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia within the Health Campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Health Campus is located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan while the Main Campus of the university is in Pulau Pinang.

Kota Bharu is one hour flight from Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Major airlines that operates daily flights out of Kota Bharu (KBR) to and from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Firefly.

Web: http://www.dental.usm.my/.

About USM

A sustainable world, humanity and the future of the humankind are among the issues focused on by Universiti Sains Malaysia. Based on these over-arching principles, USM has been chosen by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to implement the Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX) under its auspices. This was announced by the Minister, The Honourable Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin on 3rd September 2008.

Since its inception in 1969, USM has undergone various phases of development, not only in graduating students to support the needs of the nation, but also more importantly, functioning as an impetus for the progress and nation-building. For the next 40 years, it is time to move to the next level in preparing the University for a more challenging and unique future.

Under the APEX proposal entitled, “Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow”, USM has outlined its efforts in advocating the process of a sustainable development in ascertaining a more lasting future. In particular the survivality of the planet and humankind by ensuring the appropriate use of resources towards a greater understanding, respecting and even taking necessary steps to build a robust and balanced prosperous and sustainable future.

Web: http://www.usm.my/.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:40