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Welcoming Address

Greetings and a warm welcome to the UniSZA International Conference on Infectious Diseases (UICID 2018). This conference will be organised in Terengganu on 17th to 19 August 2018. We have chosen a provocative theme "To conquer or be conquered" to highlight the seriousness of current issues of infections; locally and globally.

Faculty of Medicine of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin ( UniSZA ) is proud to announce that this conference is co-organised with Malaysia Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy and Department of Health, State of Terengganu.

In UICID2018,a wide range of infectious diseases topics will be discussed, ranged from epidemiology, burden of the diseases, clinical presentations, diagnostics and managements issues. There will be symposium on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, infections in immunocompromised host, infections in remotes organs, perinatal infections, tropical diseases, new diagnostic kits, new antimicrobial agents etc.

We are delighted to bring world-leading plenary speakers, World Health Oraganiszation (WHO) experts, scientists, renowned experts in infectious diseases from this region. There will be numerous informative presentations, posters and exhibition booths. We hope at the end of the conference, delegates will take home message of strategies to combat the newly diagnosed infectious diseases; locally and internationally.

Since infection affects all organs, dealt by all specialties, from public health to clinical and lab-based specialties, this two-and–half days event will gather not only delegates from all those specialties, but will also bring personnel from different levels of experiences and expertise such as allied sciences personnel, medical officers, postgraduate trainees, specialists and experts in infectious diseases in one conference.

Welcome to Terengganu, besides the informative and comprehensive conference, please discover splendours of nature of beautiful beaches and stunning islands, the diversity of tradition and the fascination of heritage as well as a variety of local foods.

We look forward to seeing you in Terengganu in August 2018!

                     PROF. DR. NORDIN BIN SIMBAK
Organising Chairman / Dean of Faculty of Medicine, UniSZA