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The MIMS Interviews channel features stories and insights shared by industry experts. Read on to learn how these healthcare professionals weigh in on some of the most pressing issues in the field of medicine.
In conversation: Dr Evan Vista discusses rheumatic diseases fibromyalgia and gout
In conversation: Dr Evan Vista discusses rheumatic diseases fibromyalgia and gout
“Generally, in the Philippines, rheumatologists have been confused with just arthritis doctors when in fact rheumatic conditions encompass more than a hundred disease entities that deals with the joints, connective tissues and the immune system,” opined Dr Evan Vista, Chief of Rheumatology Section at Ospital ng Makati.
Pharmacy lecturer, Rezi Riadhi reflects on his decision to enter academia—moving out of community pharmacy
Pharmacy lecturer, Rezi Riadhi reflects on his decision to enter academia—moving out of community pharmacy
MIMS sits down with Mr Rezi Riadhi Syahdi, B. Farm., M. Farm. – and finds out the reasons behind his decision to why he didn’t pursue community pharmacy; instead, immersed into an academic career path – ultimately, becoming a lecturer in Pharmacy Faculty of University of Indonesia in Pharmaceutical Chemistry subject, specialised in Computational Chemistry (Molecular Docking and Virtual Screening).
Siapa yang bertanggungjawab pada pemilihan obat pasien? – Sudut pandang apoteker
Siapa yang bertanggungjawab pada pemilihan obat pasien? – Sudut pandang apoteker
Obat merupakan komponen terbesar dalam pembiayaan kesehatan yaitu mencapai hingga 70%. Namun selama ini pasien selalu dalam posisi menerima saja apa yang diresepkan dokter. Pasien terpaksa tidak mempunyai pilihan karena sebagian besar masyarakat tidak mengerti jenis obat generik atau bermerek.
Pendidikan profesi apoteker: Praktek apoteker klinis dan industri (Bersama Prof. Dr. Zullies Ikawati, Apt.)
Pendidikan profesi apoteker: Praktek apoteker klinis dan industri (Bersama Prof. Dr. Zullies Ikawati, Apt.)
Ada banyak kesempatan karir untuk seorang apoteker, begitu juga lingkungan praktek apoteker. Meskipun peran apoteker terus berubah seiring dengan berjalannya waktu, namun peran apoteker dalam meracik obat tidak akan pernah berubah. Dalam pertanyaan berikut, MIMS mengadakan wawancara dengan salah satu dosen farmasi Universitas Gadjah Mada – Prof. Dr. Zullies Ikawati, Apt. – mengenai sistem apoteker industri dan klinis di Indonesia.
In conversation: Renerio Cordova discusses the state of health informatics in the Philippines
In conversation: Renerio Cordova discusses the state of health informatics in the Philippines
To get an updated point of view of health informatics and its current state in the country, MIMS caught up with Renerio Cordova, health informatics specialist and co-founder of MyLabs PH.
The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong
The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong
Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action shared in an interview with MIMS the struggle in anti-smoking efforts and the growing threat of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) behind the low smoking prevalence in Hong Kong.
First Filipino-owned health clinic in Edmonton: Bridging the language gap to provide world-class care to Filipinos in Canada
First Filipino-owned health clinic in Edmonton: Bridging the language gap to provide world-class care to Filipinos in Canada
Kris Salumbides, polysomnographic technologist and businessman, tells the story and the factors that pushed for the establishment of the first Filipino-owned medical facility in Edmonton, Alberta Canada—Medicus Family Health Clinic and Pharmacy.
An inclusive approach to uphold professional standard—ensuring fair access to the Accredited Registers
An inclusive approach to uphold professional standard—ensuring fair access to the Accredited Registers
In this second part of the exclusive interview, Dr Charles Wai-Ho Pau, Vice Chair (Membership & Professional Standard) of Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) at Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and Dr Kitty Wu, Chair of the Subcommittee on Accredited Clinical Psychology Training of DCP, HKPS, will dive into the details of their proposal for AR Scheme—including an inclusive approach on the transitional arrangement of the AR for all clinical psychologists.
Public interest priority: Hong Kong clinical psychologists geared up for Accredited Registers (AR) Scheme
Public interest priority: Hong Kong clinical psychologists geared up for Accredited Registers (AR) Scheme
In the first part of this exclusive interview, Dr Charles Wai-Ho Pau, Vice Chair (Membership & Professional Standard) of Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) at Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and Dr Kitty Wu, Chair of the Subcommittee on Accredited Clinical Psychology Training of DCP, HKPS, share with MIMS the significance of AR Scheme to clinical psychologists and allied health professionals—and more importantly, how they utilise this opportunity to help protect public’s interest.
Manajemen pasien gawat darurat: Ruang Intensive Care Unit (ICU) yang sering disalahartikan
Manajemen pasien gawat darurat: Ruang Intensive Care Unit (ICU) yang sering disalahartikan
Banyak orang merasa asing dengan perbedaan antara Intensive Care Unit (ICU) dan Instalasi Gawat Darurat (IGD), termasuk di kalangan tenaga kesehatan sendiri. Misalnya saja dalam kasus yang baru mencuat belakangan ini mengenai Bayi Debora yang tidak tertolong karena "terlambat" masuk ruang PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit).
FCS 2017: Converging Cancer Discoveries Around the World
FCS 2017: Converging Cancer Discoveries Around the World
Singapore’s largest annual oncology conference, Frontiers in Cancer Science (FCS), celebrates its 9th year as the preferred annual cancer meeting which promises to bring groundbreaking and innovative insights to a diverse repertoire of cancer research.
Rezi Riadhi: Inspirasi dari dosen Farmasi Universitas Indonesia (UI) yang tidak mengejar gelar apoteker
Rezi Riadhi: Inspirasi dari dosen Farmasi Universitas Indonesia (UI) yang tidak mengejar gelar apoteker
Farmasi merupakan salah satu bidang profesional kesehatan yang merupakan kombinasi dari ilmu kesehatan dan ilmu kimia, yang mempunyai tanggungjawab dalam memastikan efektivitas dan keamanan penggunaan obat. Dalam pertanyaan berikut, Rezi Riadhi Syahdi, S. Farm., M. Farm. akan menjelaskan mengenai keputusannya tidak mengejar gelar apoteker dan memutuskan untuk menjadi staf pengajar (dosen) Farmasi Universitas Indonesia di bagian Kimia Farmasi, dengan peminatan pada Kimia Komputasi, khususnya di bidang Molecular Docking dan Virtual Screening.
3 Questions: Mr Walter Leung on providing emergency support at mobile health clinics in Bangladesh
3 Questions: Mr Walter Leung on providing emergency support at mobile health clinics in Bangladesh
In our next “3 Questions” interview series, we speak to Mr Walter Wai-yin Leung, a senior nurse and also one of the awardees of the Hong Kong Humanity Award this year. He has just departed to Bangladesh in September 2017 to provide medical service to the affected people.
3 Questions: Dr Eliza Cheung on providing urgent psychosocial support to refugees in Bangladesh
3 Questions: Dr Eliza Cheung on providing urgent psychosocial support to refugees in Bangladesh
In this ‘3 Questions’ interview series, we speak to Dr Eliza Cheung, clinical psychologist of Hong Kong Red Cross, who has been deployed to Bangladesh in September to provide psychosocial and emotional support to people in Bangladesh.
Mental illness among the homeless in Hong Kong: The sorry state of being left outside alone
Mental illness among the homeless in Hong Kong: The sorry state of being left outside alone
Psychiatrist Dr Larina Chi-lap Yim has been working hand-in-hand with social workers and NGOs to identify homeless individuals with mental illnesses in Hong Kong and help them access mental health services. In this exclusive interview, Yim shares her stories of looking for the neglected population in the city and the challenges in treating mental illnesses among homeless individuals in Hong Kong.
In conversation: Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand President Monina Hernandez on advocating for community health and Filipino nurses’ rights
Interview with FNANZ President Monina Hernandez
We recently spoke with Monina Hernandez, MNurs (Hons), PGDipHSc, PGCertTT, RN, RM, to learn about her growth as a healthcare worker—from her humble beginnings advocating for community health in the Philippines, to becoming a successful author and nurse-academician in New Zealand.
MPS President: “Stop using pharmacists as the “punching bag”; urges dispensing separation to be implemented
MPS President: “Stop using pharmacists as the “punching bag”; urges dispensing separation to be implemented
Two weeks ago, there were news reported on Malaysian GPs expressing their views pertinent to pharmacies “taking business away” from their clinics – further iterating many pharmacies are now “assuming the jobs of doctors” by diagnosing patients. In an upclose-and-personal interview with Tn Haji Amrahi Buang, President of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), we hear the other side of the story to the constant debate on “dispensing rights”—as we discuss the Pharmacy Bill and the urgency to fix the national healthcare system—to provide better services, geared towards a healthy society and community.
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