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IMU’s Dean, School of Medicine is Panel Member of Roundtable Discussion at Women’s Health Summit

30 Nov 2015

5 November 2015 – IMU’s Dean, School of Medicine, YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr (Mrs) Kew Siang Tong was a panel member of the Consensus Roundtable Discussion at the 3rd Women’s Health Summit organised by Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. SPD_256 The Consensus Roundtable Discussion was chaired by YBhg Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz with the main focus to recommend policy innovations and to enhance healthcare coverage which is critical to address the issues plaguing the increasing number of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Among the issues discussed were funding / insurance for patients / survivors with breast cancer, including disease diagnosed at zero stage and prosthesis and re-construction surgery (which are currently not covered by insurance). Following this will be the submission of the Consensus report to the various policymakers and regulators to garner their commitment and support these issues. The ultimate goal is to help breast cancer survivors regain self-confidence and reintegrate back society. consensus panel The 3rd Women’s Health Summit, with special focus on Breast Cancer, saw participation from many experts, thought leaders and prominent women. Session topics at the summit included “Getting Those Zzzzzs: Sleep your way to better health” and “Dancing In The Rain, Reaching For the Rainbow” – on states of relaxation and self-hypnosis. The event also featured a fashion parade, themed “Walk with Courage” by Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA), supported by Pfizer and Zang Toi. The Summit received an encouraging response from more than 280 participants from diverse backgrounds, with participation and support from various proponents of health including the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development; Ministry of Health; Medical Associations and Practitioners and the Civil Society. Organised at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, this year the Summit was officiated by Datuk Hajah Azizah Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Dun, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community. A special Guide to Breast Awareness and Wear It Pink Mobile Application were launched to mark the event and to support the objectives of the Wear It Pink campaign.

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