A TOTAL of 120 doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from various countries will converge at AIMST University in Semeling, near Sungai Petani, today for a three-day conference and workshop to learn more on using simulation in medical education.
Held for the first time in the university, the second Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference, organised jointly with Medical Education Technologies Inc., (METI) and Cybron Technology (M) Sdn Bhd, has attracted participants from India, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and the United States.
The conference will train healthcare professionals in the effective management of medical emergencies and expose them to the latest in medical simulator technology.
The use of cutting-edge patient simulator, iStan, costing RM1mil, will be the main attraction at the conference.
Dr Dinker (left) using the notebook to control the istan maniquen as AIMST University's Prof Abhijit Bhattacharya (right), Head Clinical Skill center Prof Ernest T. Larmie (2nd right) demonstrate to School of Medicine dean Prof K.R. Sethuraman (3rd right
The wireless mannequin has parts that move with life-like accuracy and versatility and can be used in mock medical scena-rios.
HSPN organising secretary and AIMST School of Medicine, Cli-nical Studies deputy Dean Prof Dr Dinker Pai said the conference would provide hands-on experience for the participants.
The mannequin, currently used in the training of AIMST medical students, was modelled from a unique cast of a real person and was fully wireless and battery operated, he said.
Doctors from National Heart Institute, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuantan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Star and Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim in Sungai Petani will also be attending the conference.
For details, visit the website at www.meti.com/malaysia_hpsn08.html.