Dr. Anuar Zaini,
Professor of Internal Medicine,
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Monash University Malaysia

Keynote Topic: “Why Are We Neglecting People with Prediabetes?”

Dr. Anuar Zaini is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.

He graduated from University of Malaya (UM) in 1973 and continued as an Academic Staff trainee at the Department of Medicine. He was trained in Clinical Endocrinology at the Endocrine Unit Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne and later as Research Fellow at Prince Henry Hospital Monash University, Melbourne. His postgraduate qualifications include MRCP(UK) 1978, FRCP(Edin) 1993, FRACP 1995 and conferred Fellow of Academy of Science, Malaysia (FASc) 2003.

He was Dean of UM’s Medical Faculty for 12 years (between 1986-2000) and concurrent Director of the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) (1998 – 2000). He was appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) (2000-2003) and also chaired UMMC’s Board of Management.

As Dean of the Medical Faculty UM, he became an appointed member of the Malaysian Medical Council  (MMC) between 1986 and 2000 when he himself became VC.

From year 2010 until now he is an elected member of MMC. At various times he chaired several working committees and became active member of several standing committees which among others were the Accreditation, Evaluation, Medical Act & Regulation Implementation and MQA-MMC Joint Technical Committees. He has a long track record of experience in accreditation audits and monitoring visits to local and international institutions and several times as chairman of the visiting panels.

In 2005 he was appointed as Foundation Head and Professor of Internal Medicine, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.

He continued to be actively involved in clinical practice at Tanglin Community Polyclinic, a collaborative clinical teaching centre for Monash University Malaysia. He is also affiliated to several government and private clinical facilities essentially related to his clinical expertise and research endeavours. His current research program focuses on aspects of improving treatment and management of Type2 DM, high risk glucose intolerant individuals (pre-diabetes), primary prevention of diabetes and community empowerment, nutrigenomics and translational studies involving early protein markers of diabetic nephropathy. Some of these are done together with his PhD students.

His involvement with randomized clinical trials dated way back when he helped to set up the centre in UMMC (mid 1990’s). Currently, with a dedicated team at the Monash Medical Precinct/Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), he continued to be actively involved in several international trials involving diabetic patients with renal and cardiovascular complications.


Associate Prof. Dr. Abdul Kareem
Taylor’s University Malaysia, Malaysia
Keynote Topic: “High Impact interventions to meet the global target on Non-communicable disease”

Dr. Hj. Abdul Kareem Meera Mohaideen, with a passion for academic and research works but enjoyed often in public/professional invited speeches on Medical and social themes is currently working as an Associate Professor in Taylor’s University Malaysia. After completing basic degree in Medicine in 1973  and post graduation in Radiology and Imaging in 1978 and special training at japan for cross sectional imaging, until to date he all worked with teaching hospitals and medical Institutions since forty (43) years and as a specialist/consultant in Radiology and Imaging for thirty eight (38) years. He did receive his fellowships in 1980. He received about twenty national and international awards including excellent awards for his teaching and community service. He has about three hundreds scientific and social science papers on his credit. He is facing a proud full moment as he had already ninety eight (98) invited / Keynote speeches on National and International platforms on his credit. This paper is his 99th invited talk. He had twenty six (26) researches done and he had been a member in many research committees and an assessor/evaluator of sixty five (65) research proposals. He had been fondly given a score of 300 out of hundred (300/100) in the feedback forms by 98% of students and credited of being a Role model in teaching. He had been an internal and external professional examiner, theses examiner and supervisor for theses and dissertations many times. He had been a facilitator for many Intensive courses/seminars such as Good Clinical practice (GCP), Moral /ethics and communication and courses for General Medical Practitioners and specialists. His academic work and leadership have been widely recognised upon 72 areas such as chairman/facilitator in universities, editor and reviewer in journals, scholar /leader in professional bodies, societies and  associations etc. He had appeared a few times on media. He is planning to release medical books.