• Education
  • Sunday, 30 Nov 2014

Talk on infections

UNDERSTANDING the benefits and risks of treatments for diseases is crucial for patients and their families. Some medical treatments affect the nervous system, which could reverse the condition or turn deadly.

Dr Igor J. Koralnik who is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School is an expert in the treatment of infections of the nervous system with research focusing on the polyomavirus JC (JC Virus) which triggers the deadly brain disease, multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

As part of the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series lecture, he will be sharing his findings and experience.

The talk When Good Medications Turn Deadly: How Certain Treatments Allow an Innocuous Virus to Trigger a Devastating Brain Disease will be held on Dec 9 from 5.30pm to 7pm at Hall 3, Graduate Centre, Sunway University.

Admission is free. For registration, visit or call 03 7941 8622 ext 8141.

Open day

DECIDING on where and how to start your tertiary education isn’t easy. Students first need to understand their interests, passion, skills and abilities.

Start right with Taylor’s Parent’s Day today and Taylor’s Open Day on Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14 at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus to find out how you can own your future though the Taylor’s Career Profiler and SHINE Programme.

Come and see how our students learn in X space – a technology rich collaborative classroom which facilitates the development of creative and critical thinking skills.

Sign up during these dates to enjoy RM500 tuition fee waiver. Terms and condition apply.

For more information, contact (03) 5629 5000, e-mail to or visit

Foundation in science

THE open day for the International Medical University’s Foundation in Science (FiS) programme will be held on Dec 6 at the university’s Bukit Jalil campus, from 10am to 4pm.

For more information, call 03 2731 7272, email or visit to

Body image workshops

A SERIES of interactive workshops have been organised by The Actors Studio Academy to help young people understand and cope with the physical, emotional and social changes that occur during puberty.

They encourage participants to think critically and explore solutions through discussions, making puberty more comfortable and more manageable.

The two-day workshops for 13- to 15-year-olds will be conducted by June Low, a sexual health educator.

They will run on Dec 8 and 9 (girls) and Dec 10 and 11 (boys), from 10 am to 1 pm. The fee is RM200 plus RM50 for registration purposes.

To register e-mail For more information, visit

Intensive drawing and painting workshop

THE Extra-Mural Studies Department at the Malaysian Institute of Art is offering an Intensive Drawing and Painting Workshop for secondary students and adults on Dec 7 and Dec 14.

Prior registration is required and places confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquiries or registration, contact MIA Art Centre at 03 2163 2337 or e-mail

Anniversary celebrations

ST Joseph’s School, Johor Baru is celebrating its 60th grand reunion dinner with their former teachers and students on Feb 14, 2015.

The event will be held at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre at 7 pm.

For details on the anniversary grand reunion do, contact Paul Netto 012 722 5218, Donald Culas 012 711 3992 or Ng Chai Meng 016 794 0335.

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