Time (MYT)
1600- 1605
Welcome address
Tiffany Tang, Marketing Director, Reckitt Benckiser, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam
1605- 1610
Opening remarks
Dr Koh Kar Chai (Chairman), General Practitioner, Poliklinik Kepong Baru, Malaysia
1610- 1630
Shedding light on antibiotic resistance: A global and local perspective
Professor Dr Zamberi Sekawi, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Hospital Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Malaysia

Professor Sabiha Essack, Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • The global threat of antibiotic resistance and its impact on the local treatment landscape of respiratory pathogens
  • The prevalence of antibiotic resistance in Malaysia
  • The current state of antibiotic utilisation in Malaysia
1630- 1650
Insights into behaviours and attitudes toward antibiotic use: Global trends (STAR study data)
Professor Dr Attila Altiner, Medical Director, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

Dr Sergio Caretta-Barradas, Director of the Centre for Respiratory Disease, Mexico
  • Exploring the STAR study aimed at reducing antibiotic prescribing
  • Understanding the behaviour and attitudes toward antibiotic use
  • Recent advances in the mitigation of antibiotic resistance
1650- 1655
1655- 1715
Sore throats, viruses and the inappropriate use of antibiotics
Professor Baharudin Abdullah, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • The current local practice in sore throat management
  • Alternative approaches in treatment besides antibiotic prescriptions
  • The involvement of a multidisciplinary team and the avoidance of antibiotic malpractices
1715- 1755
Panel discussion: Turn knowledge into action: Optimise patient care to curb antibiotic misuse
Moderator: Dr Koh Kar Chai
Panelist: All Speakers
  • Insights from the global GRIP experts on tackling antibiotic resistance in a local setting
  • The importance of long-term planning, regular monitoring and proper evaluation in local strategies against antibiotic resistance
  • The role of a multidisciplinary team in optimising patient care
  • Strategies for raising public awareness about antibiotic resistance and the importance of antibiotic stewardship
  • Open Q&A session
1755- 1800
Adrian Shephard, Global Medical Marketing Director, Reckitt Benckiser, United Kingdom


Dr Koh Kar Chai
Presiden, Manipal Alumni Association, Malaysia

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Prof Dr Zamberi Sekawi
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Universiti Puta Malaysia, Malaysia

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Prof Dr Sabiha Essack
Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Prof Dr Attila Altiner
Head of the Institute of the General Practice, University of Rostock, Germany

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Dr Sergio Caretta Barradas
Consultant Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon, Centre for Respiratory Disease, Mexico

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Prof Dr Baharudin Abdullah
Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

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