Conference Chair

Associate Professor Dr Wong Li Ping

Dr Wong Li Ping, received her Ph.D. in medical science (Epidemiology) from the University of Malaya in 2004. She takes part in the Faculty’s research methodology, epidemiology and biostatistical teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Wong’s research has centered almost exclusively on social and behavioral medicine. Dr. Wong is a highly funded researcher. She has successfully securing grants and funding on enormous range of subjects includes: [1] research on risk behaviors, [2] research on preventive behaviors [3] behavioral responses to emerging infectious diseases, and [4] sexual reproductive health research. Dr. Wong’s research also extends beyond behavioral medicine to environmental health. She has acquired grant to study health impact and needs assessment of urban heat island phenomenon of the city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Dr. Wong is also engaged as a registered Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant with the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia under the EIA Consultant Registration Scheme. She is a certified EIA Consultant since year 2014 and has been consultants for various EIA projects in Malaysia.

Dr wong has published over 100 publications, over 80 of them indexed by the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and h-index 13 [Google Scholar: 1,723 citations, h-index 23.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham
The founder of Jayaashree Industries,

Mr. Muruganantham has been accorded the recognition as Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2014 along with Mr. Barack Obama, Mr. Narendra Modi, Mr. Vladimir Putin, Mr. Pope Francis, Ms. Hillary Clinton, Mr. Jack Ma and many leaders. He is also recognized as the “The 30 Most Influential People in Public Health.” He is in the company of the likes of Narendra Modi, Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Ronaldo, Xi Jinping, Jeff Bezos, Malala, Shinzo Abe, Beyonce, Putin, Arundhati Roy, Hilary Clinton etc., to name a few of the 100. He also received a National Innovation Foundation award from President Pratibha Patil in 2005 and in 2016, he was awarded ‘Padma Shri’ by Government of India.

He has given lectures at many institutions including IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Harvard. Furthermore, He has also given a TED talk. He has been featured in BBC, TIME and many leading international and national media. He has been invited by Mr. Barack Obama, Mr. Bill Gates, Mr. Narendra Modi and many dignitaries across the world. He is also one of the most sort after speaker at Corporate conferences and leadership programs including Microsoft, Google, Bosh, Reddy labs and various high profile forums across the world. His biography is being made as a movie by Ms. Twinkle Khanna with Mr. Akshay Kumar in the lead role.

The founder of Jayaashree Industries, Mr. Muruganatham created, designed, and implemented a system of small-scale sanitary napkin-making machines that improve hygiene and dignity for millions of underprivileged women worldwide. His invention makes it possible for smaller business owners to adopt his model and create employment and wealth in impoverished communities. Mr. Muruganantham plans to expand production of his machines, which can produce sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of leading brands, to more than 100 countries.

Dr. Nasrin Agha Mohammadi
University of Malaya,

Topic: “Global Environmental Changes and Health”

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siti Noorkhairina Sowtali

Kulliyyah of Nursing
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)


Siti Noorkhairina binti Sowtali had obtained her BSc (Hons) and Ph.D at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan while her Master was from Asia e University, Kuala Lumpur. She had been working with various highly prestigious private sectors for Diploma Nursing Program such as Masterskill University College of Health Sciences (MUCH) Cheras, University College Shahputra (UCSA) Kuantan, University College Bestari (UCB), Terengganu between 2007 to 2011 as clinical instructor, assistant tutor, lecturer, coordinator and internal auditor.

She had received various scholarship for her education such as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) allowance while in MARA Junior Science College (MJSC), Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) for BSc (Hons), Academic Trainee Scheme from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) along with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Scholarship for her Ph.D. Now, she had served back with Kulliyyah of Nursing (KON) in 2015 and holding several high impact post such as Deputy Dean Student Affairs (DDSA) (2016) and Postgraduate Coordinator (2017).

She had vast experience in nursing academia including involvement in teaching and learning, undergraduate research project, accreditation process, auditing process, ISO involvement while working in the private sectors and during her Master studies. Such experiences had mold her passion in mentoring, coaching, supervising for nursing academic activities and research. She had published research articles, books, magazines column, poster and perform presentations at local and international level and currently holding few research grants.