The MSGM Newsletter
From this year, the MSGM will be striving to continually update our members and supporters by publishing a quarterly newsletter, to be produced before the end of each quarter. Here is our first newsletter for 2019.
- Delirium in older inpatients is associated with increased risk of death
- Delirium in older inpatients is associated with prolonged hospital stay
- Delirium is associated with increased risk of longer term development of dementia
- Delirium is preventable through multifactorial interventions.
Join the Network of International Delirium Societies (NIDUS) in their countdown campaign by retweeting or sharing their tweets or website contents (#WDAD2019). List of useful websites:
1st WCFPS 2019
4-7 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2019
The MSGM is working together with Neurologists, Rehabilitation Physicians and Emergency Medicine to improve stroke care in Malaysia. Come join our efforts in Penang next month!
Venue: St Giles Wembley Hotel, George Town Penang
Date: 20th - 21st April 2019
Geriatric Emergency Medicine is Born!
The MSGM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Emergency Medicine on the 25th of November 2017, creating the Special Interest Group "Geriatric Emergency Medicine".
Do contact us if you are an emergency physician wanting to subspecialise in Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
Or click on this link to find out more!
MSGM AGAINST ELDER ABUSE
The Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine launched our Elder Abuse Position Statement written in collaboration with the University of Malaya Prevention of Elder Abuse and NegleCt InitiativE (PEACE) on 2nd August 2018. You can download the softcopy of our position statement from here: Elder Abuse