Marniza Saad is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Department of Clinical Oncology, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2006. She also holds the Associate Professor post at the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya (UM) Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her Medical Degree from University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1997. She completed her general medical training within the South Wales Medical Rotation in 2000. In 2001 she joined UM as a trainee lecturer in Oncology. She pursued her formal training as clinical oncologist at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, UK from 2002 to 2006 and was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists (Clinical Oncology) in 2006. She is now the supervisor and internal examiner for the Master of Clinical Oncology programme in UM since May 2006. Working within the department Education Committee, she has deep passion for education and training of future oncologists in Malaysia. She was the Head of Department of Clinical Oncology UMMC from 2013 to 2015. During this time she was overseeing the development of Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) with the designated expert teams, until successful initiation of the services in UMMC in May and September 2015, respectively. She is currently in the UMMC Intra-Operative Radiotherapy Working Group to introduce the service in UMMC in the near future. She is an Exco Committee member for Malaysia Oncological Society since 2013. She is a member of College of Radiology Academy of Medicine Malaysia and European Society for Medical Oncology. Her areas of special interest include genitourinary cancer, sarcoma, breast and gastrointestinal cancers. She is the principle investigator for several international clinical trials mainly in urological cancers and regularly speaks in the areas of her interest at both local and international conferences. 

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Dr. Philip Poi Jun Hua trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and graduated in 1981. He was conferred with LRCP & S (Ireland) and MB, BCh, BAO from the National University of Ireland. Dr. Poi obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 1986 and trained in Geriatric Medicine at Oxford, St Bartholomew's, London and Southampton before returning to Malaysia. Having contributed to the development of a new geriatric unit in University Malaya Medical Centre, the first purpose-built ward for acutely ill elderly patients in Malaysia, Dr. Poi is in the Ministry of Health's Technical Committee for the national Healthcare for the Elderly programme, which is involved in policy making decisions concerning elderly care and in training their trainers to improve the quality of health care delivery to all elderly Malaysians. Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in University Malaya, he is also actively involved in lectures, research and consultancy. Dr. Poi has contributed to chapters in several medical textbooks, clinical practice guidelines (in Dementia and osteoarthritis), and has had articles published in several medical journals and in the popular press. He has been an invited speaker in many Asia Pacific conferences, and has spoken in symposiums at the recent European Union Geriatric Medicine conferences in Europe. A former Vice-President of the Gerontological Association of Malaysia, he is the current President of the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine, and continues to be a long serving executive committee member and medical advisor of the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation of Malaysia. Over the past 10 years, as a founding member of the Asia Pacific Geriatric Network, he has helped to create an informal but important network amongst the leading geriatricians in the region. This has resulted in Asia Pacific Geriatric Conferences organised annually since 2006 in different countries, and has helped our trainee Geriatricians gain exposure to different care delivery systems in various countries. 

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Prof. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan is currently serving his second term as University of Malaya's Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of development. His first term was from 2013 to 2016. The spin off company he founded – Flexilicate Sdn. Bhd. – was the Best ASEAN University Startup during the inaugural Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2015. Prof. Rafiq specializes in glass-based integrated optical devices for use in telecommunication and sensing applications. Flexilicate, which means flexible silicate (or glass), offers fibre fabrication services and fibre based dosimeters. Prof. Rafiq received his PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton in 2007. He was the recipient of the Section Prize for the Best Engineering Research during Presentations at the House of Common (British Parliament) in 2006 and the Best Paper for Photonic Category during an international conference in 2003. His PhD work on Flat Fibres produced an international patent. In 2013, Prof. Rafiq was promoted as a full professor. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on optics and engineering education. His Integrated Lightwave Research Group currently runs an optical fibre fabrication tower. His Flat Fibre patent was the winner of the Gold Award, The Best for Physical Sciences and Engineering, and The Best of the Best (Top Prize) during University of Malaya Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2009 (UM EKSPO 2009). His research work on corrosion sensing appeared in the March 2013 issue of a reputable international technical magazine called Optics and Photonics News. His group also picked up the top prize – Akademi Sains Malaysia’s Innovation Award during the 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation i-INOVA 2014. His group's collaborative research on dengue detection with the University of Ottawa was featured in reputable high impact journals and media, including Nature, Science, and Laser Focus World. In June 2016, Flexilicate and its collaborator - the University of Southampton - won the prestigious Dengue Tech Challenge grant amounting to RM1.9mil. The grant supports collaborative projects that bring together experts from Malaysia and the United Kingdom and was jointly organized and supported by Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, British Council, PlatCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd., SME Corp and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia. Prof. Rafiq served in numerous national level committees, including that of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU). He has been a speaker and panelist in numerous platforms, including those organized by Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi (AKepT) under Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). He is also a reviewer to several international journals which include IEEE Photonics Journal and the Journal of Lightwave Technology. Prof. Rafiq received an award for Best in Teaching during University of Malaya’s Excellence Awards 2011. In 2012, he picked up University of Malaya’s Best Administrator (Dean) award for a second consecutive year. He received the Excellence in Services award and certificate numerous times, the latest was in 2016. In October 2015, Prof. Rafiq was appointed as Executive Director of UM Holdings Sdn Bhd - University of Malaya's business and investment arm, making him UM Holding's first Executive Director (while still holding a Deputy Vice-Chancellor position). Apart from his academic and management responsibilities, Prof. Rafiq was also in the first eleven for the University of Malaya Veteran football team. He received the University of Malaya Sports Icon Award in 2015 for his contribution in upgrading the University’s sport facilities and his role in encouraging better sportsmanship. Prof. Rafiq is a proud product of the MRSM education system.

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