Open Call for Congress Fellowship Applications.

The call is open to participants from all over the globe. To be eligible, however, applicants must:
• be senior PhD students (expected to complete their dissertations within a year of the Congress) or must hold a PhD or a clinical qualification for no longer
than 3 years at the time of the application. Special considerations (e.g. maternity/paternity leave) will be taken into account.
• register online via www.worldonehealthcongress.org, submit a proof of status (on institution’s letterhead from a faculty member or Department Head) and a research abstract (either as an author or a co-author). Their research must focus on one of the Congress main programme themes topics in the One Health Science, AMR or Science Policy Interface track.
• DEADLINE 15/01/2020 

ASEAN Seminar and Workshop on Antimicrobial Stewardship

MyOHUN in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, British High Commission Kuala Lumpur and Nexus Health Solution Sdn Bhd had organized the ASEAN Seminar and Workshop on Antimicrobial Stewardship in The Vertical Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur from 30th to 31st October 2019. With the growing concern in many parts of the world of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), this activity aims to improve awareness and provide insights on practitioners and researchers of human and animal healthcare sectors that can contribute to improving the rational use of antimicrobials. More than 200 health practitioners, researchers, and academicians attended the activity from public as well as private sector. This 2-day program highlighted the theme “Stewardship for All” as a platform to discuss variety of topics related to AMR and also the partnership and collaboration among ASEAN members to strengthen Antimicrobial Stewardship in ASEAN countries.

OPEN INVITATION: BTRP Grant Writing Workshop

Dear MyOHUN Members,


This is an Open Invitation to a Grant Writing Workshop which is conducted in collaboration with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP). Due to the limited number of spaces, we can only select FIFTEEN (15) MyOHUN members to the workshop.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills to develop competitive research proposals and familiarize them with the process of applying for international grant funding. Because this program is sponsored by BTRP, participants will focus attention specifically on developing a proposal to the program’s Fundamental Research Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

KINDLY NOTE that BTRP is particularly interested in research projects to improve biosurveillance for pathogens that are included on the U.S. Select Agents and Toxins list. The U.S. Select Agents and Toxins can be viewed in the following link:
https://www.selectagents.gov/SelectAgentsandToxinsList.html


Although BTRP is more likely to fund research proposals focused on select agents, individuals involved in a research area outside of these select pathogens to include syndromic surveillance, acute febrile illness, acute encephalitis syndrome, etc. are encouraged to apply. Skills obtained in this program will be transferable to other scientific grant pursuits as well.

The dates and venue for the Workshop are:
Dates: 2 – 6 DECEMBER 2019
2 – 6 MARCH 2020
Venue: To be confirmed

SELECTED PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND BOTH WORKSHOPS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON THOSE DATES BEFORE REGISTERING.

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO eddie@myohun.com (ON OR BEFORE 23 OCT):
a. Current CV
b. A scanned copy of the information page of their passport
c. A write-up of no more than 300 words on a research idea that could be developed throughout these workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS ON THE WORKSHOP, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS AND ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO FULFILL THE PARTICIPANT SELECTION CRITERIA.
Interested participants are required to confirm their attendance by completing the online registration form via the following link:
https://forms.gle/EBEeeRJsaX88Mam5A

The registration closing date will be at 5pm on 23 OCTOBER 2019 after which the registration will be closed and the NCO will select the FIFTEEN names registered.


If additional information regarding this workshop is needed, please do not hesitate to contact:
Raja Khairul Adli, Project Manager, MyOHUN NCO
Email: eddie@myohun.com


We look forward to your favorable response by 23 OCTOBER 2019 via the online registration form.

19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) ;20th-23rd Feb 2020

Dear friends, colleagues and collaborators,

The 19th ICID (20th-23rd Feb 2020) will be held in Malaysia and  features an expanded range of sessions by bringing the One Health aspect to the world of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology.  There are many interesting topics lined up and these sessions will be presented by both international and regional experts in the field.https://www.icid.isid.org/  

In addition,  there will be  pre-congress workshops, including one   featuring  Antibiotic Allergy in Practice. This   is a half-day interactive symposium and practical skills workshop enabling the implementation of antibiotic allergy assessment and testing programs into clinical practice. It would be useful for those planning to implement “Antibiotic Allergy De-labelling” as an AMS intervention in your practice.https://www.icid.isid.org/workshops

The deadline to submit your abstract for the 19th ICID is OCTOBER 25th 2019! @ISID_org invites submissions of abstracts of excellent quality in all areas related to infectious diseases. 900+ abstracts will be presented. #ICID2020 #infectiousdiseases https://www.icid.isid.org/abstracts

National Avian Influenza Field Simulation Exercise 2019

The Ministry of Health, in close collaboration with MyOHUN and Department of Veterinary Services, organized the National Avian Influenza Field Simulation Exercise 2019 on 5th and 6th August. The location for this exercise spreads all over the Pahang state, specifically in Kuantan, Jerantut, Temerloh, and Pekan. The exercise began on 5th August with a briefing on the simulation in IIUM Medical Centre Kuantan involving the organizers, controllers, evaluators, and observers. On 6th August, the simulation exercise was performed, and more than 120 officers, health practitioners, and academicians were involved in this exercise. The simulation was followed by a debriefing and closing ceremony that evening. MyOHUN looks forward to continuing its involvement in this interagency collaboration as it benefits all parties.

Training of Trainers on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Infection Prevention Contol (IPC) Educational Toolkits

Workshop on Training of Trainers on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) & Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Educational Toolkits was held on 23rd and 24th July 2019 in the Zenith Hotel, Putrajaya to improve the understanding of the use of AMR and IPC educational toolkits for human and animal health personnel. One hundred participants from the Ministry of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Heart Institute, Nexus Health Solution Sdn Bhd, Allied Health Training Institution, USIM, UKM, UPM, UM, CUCMS, MSU, USM, UiTM, hospitals, and clinics attended the workshop. There are 11 sessions throughout the 2-day workshop on AMR and IPC related policy, principle, and management currently used in our health industry. 

Tracing One Health Core Competencies in Teaching

Tracing One Health Core Competencies (OHCC) in Teaching was health from 14th to 17th July 2019 in the HIG Hotel, Langkawi. Twenty-eight participants attended the activity are academicians with various backgrounds from UPM, UKM, UMK, IIUM, USIM, UniSZA, USM, and UiTM. Professor Dr. Janetrix Hellen Amuguni from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, United States, was the speaker cum facilitator for the workshop. The 4-day workshop consists of several lectures and activities conducted by the speaker and facilitators, such as the implementation of OHCC to taught courses and building a successful OHCC mentorship program. This is not the first time that the workshop has been organized. Hence, the workshop aims to assess the milestone in implementing OHCC to taught courses in universities.

Regional Rabies Simulation Exercise 2019

Prevention is better than cure is the aim of activities done to curb the re-emerging of the zoonotic disease. MyOHUN collaborated with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) perform the Regional Rabies Simulation Exercise held from 16th to 18th July in Langkawi that involved more than 150 veterinary officers, medical officers, academicians, and the local community. The exercise also included a representative from ASEAN countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Rabies Simulation Exercise, led by Dr. Salina Amat Bugis, is beneficial in building a team that acts fast and efficiently in dealing with the outbreak using streamlined contingency plans and procedures. The exercise was a huge success with the secretariat that planned and ran the exercise that involved Police Department, Health Office, Health Clinic, and District Office of Langkawi.    

International Congress of One Health 2019

Joint organized by Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Asian Association of Veterinary School (AAVS), World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), and Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), the International Congress on One Health 2019 was held from 25th to 26th June 2019, with more than 250 researchers, policy makers, academicians attended the congress.

The theme “Enhancing Global Health and Wealth” for this year’s Congress reflects the importance of reassessing our present situation and achievements, before charting the way forward for the continual betterment of health and wealth of all creatures. This is in line with the vision and mission of the United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and the country. The congress was officiated by Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia, YB Dr. Lee Boon Chye, during the opening ceremony on 25th June 2019. Various topics on One Health and poultry were discussed alongside poster presentation that provided platform and knowledge catalyzing intellectual exchange and networking. The congress aims that discussions resulted from deliberation and interaction among professionals from diverse disciplines during the congress will further enhance our understanding and transverse beyond the intellectual discourse of the meetings to benefit every party on this global health.

Disaster Simulation Exercise 2019

‘Disaster Simulation Exercise’ in collaboration with KTMB Gemas, Negeri Sembilan State Health Office, and local authorities under District of Tampin was held from 24th April to 25th April 2019. This simulation has successfully brought together all relevant first responder agencies to work together in making the simulation wholesome.

National Agency for Disaster Management (NADMA), Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia (JBPM), Ministry of Health (MOH) especially Emergency and Trauma Department (Hospital Tuanku Jaafar  Seremban), Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and Tampin District Office are the key groups coming from both the ministry and agencies involved in this simulation exercise. During this simulation, all agencies, especially health staffs from health clinics, learn to work hand-in-hand, to orchestrate their procedures to fit their roles in inter-agencies communication and coordination to manage the hybrid simulation scenario.

A table top exercise with all the participants and Exercise Management Team took place on April 24 to familiarize exercise players on what if and what could happen during the full-scale exercise based on injected scenarios. A full-scale exercise began the following day with a simulation of a three-tonne truck that had a collision with a train at railway crossing which had caused passengers in three train coaches affected. In total, over 400 people involved in this simulation exercise including 80 actors to play victims that came from USIM, Institute of Technology Gemas, UNISEL and Seremban College, 160 troops from JBPM, APM, PDRM, and more than 80 health staffs from health clinics responded to the simulated disaster.  

The exercise simulation runs smoothly with the organized flow and good communications between agencies, and this could be seen as a huge success prior to its being organized for the first time. A great number of feedbacks were received, concluding that the exercise was hybrid as well as novelty in nature. Participants involved in this simulation if not more, have at least gained some experiential learning in facing disaster should our country needs their service.