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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and friends,

It gives us great pleasure to bid a warm welcome to all of you to the Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES) Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Diabetes care is multidisciplinary, involving various healthcare professions. MDES brings together healthcare professionals caring for people with diabetes through an enriching conference held annually, aiming 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 individualized care in management and prevention of diabetes.

Prevalence of diabetes in this region has seen a rapid growth over the last decade. In Malaysia, the prevalence of diabetes has unfortunately seen a skyrocket increment to an alarming 17.5% in Malaysians aged 18 years and above (NHMS 2015). This conference establishes and strengthens the collaboration between members of the diabetes care team to standardize information on diabetes provided to people living with the disease. Hence, this year, we have a comprehensive line up of plenary sessions and symposiums on the importance of patient-centered diabetes education, diabetes education in the digital age, exercise, new therapeutic agents, innovative food preparations for diabetes control, diabetes and its relationship with other diseases, footcare in diabetes 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 honoured to present to you two renowned international speakers to enhance our scientific deliberations. Prof. Dr. Juliana Chan from Hong Kong, and Ms Natalie Wisher, from Australia. Professor Juliana Chan is passionate in the field of diabetes management. Natalie is a credentialled diabetes educator who has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of incorporating technology into diabetes education. In addition, we are also joined by many experts who serve in Malaysia and have outstanding backgrounds in their field.

All the members of the Scientific and Organising 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. New Insulins: Benefits and Challenges
  2. A look at the Latest Diabetes Management Algorithms (ADA & EASD Algorithms)
  3. Diabesity Management: The Role of Structured Nutritional Therapy
  4. Malaysian Strategic Plan for Diabetes
  5. Diabetes Education in the Digital Age
  6. Management Challenges of Maternal Diabetes and Their Offspring
  7. Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy
  8. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes Mellitus
  9. Managing Diabetes from Pre-dialysis to End Stage Renal Disease on Renal Replacement Therapy
  10. How to Reduce Recurrent DKA in Children?
  11. Diabetes and Inpatient Care
  1. Management of Diabetes During Ramadhan: Team Approach
  2. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Diabetes Education Case Study
  4. Patient-centered Care in Clinical Setting
  5. Footcare in Diabetes
  6. Innovative Cooking for the Elderly with DM and the Science Behind It
  7. Exercise is Medicine
  8. Managing Diabetes Distress and Depression
  9. Multidisciplinary Team Approach in Gestational Diabetes Management
  10. Insulin Pump Therapy from Pregnancy to Delivery
  11. Diabetes Experiences from Working Adult to Retiree


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 & CPD Points will be awarded to Malaysian Doctors, Assistant Medical Officers, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dietitians.


Scientific & Organising Committee





Dr. Feisul Idzwan Mustapha
Dr. Zanariah Hussein
Dr. Chan Siew Pheng
Dr. Hew Fen Lee




Dr. Yong Sy Liang
Co-Chairperson Prof. Dr. Wu Loo Ling
Committee Members Assoc. Prof. Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof
Dr. Hanis Saadah Husin
Dr. Tan Ming Yeong
Siah Guan Jian




Chairperson Tan Sing Ean
Co-Chairperson Yong Lai Mee
Committee Members Woo Li Fong
Foong Pui Hing
Grace Toh
Wong Soh San
Poh Kai Ling
Kher Pui Ling
Dr. Tan Ming Yeong
Dr. Wong Yong Kai


Registration Fees

CATEGORY * Early Bird Registration
On or Before 31st January 2019
** Normal Registration
After 31st January 2019
MDES member*** / Student RM 580 RM 680
Non-member (Allied Health) RM 680 RM 780
Non-member (Doctor and PhD) RM 780 RM 830
International Delegate USD 415 USD 515
Day Registration RM 380/day RM 430/day


* Early bird registration fees are applicable only if full payment received by 31st January 2019.

** Normal registration fees are applicable to registrations received after 31st January 2019.

*** MDES member fee is only applicable to members whose membership is valid before 31st December 2018.


  • 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.