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The RCP-Sunway-Cambridge seminars are supported by the Collaboration through a partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). These biannual seminars are hosted by Sunway with the aim of focusing on Continuing Medical Education (CME) for clinicians in Malaysia.   

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, the seminars moved to an online format. These taster webinars proved very popular and have enabled a global audience to engage with a snapshot of topics which will be revisited in more detail when in-person seminars resume.


Infectious Disease : 16th Oct 2021

  • What do we need to do to eliminate tuberculosis?
    Prof Salmaan Keshavjee
    Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Progress towards a highly effective malaria vaccine
    Prof Katie Ewer
    Senior Immunologist, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, UK

  • COVID-19 - An update for clinicians
    Dr Ben Warne
    Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease, University of Cambridge, UK

Register to join this webinar by clicking here.

Gastroenterology : Sept 2021

  • Hepatitis B eradication: How far are we from it?
    Dr Chung Yun Chien
    Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia

  • Acute medical presentations in a gastro setting
    Dr Cathryn Edwards
    Registrar, Royal College of Physicians, UK

  • Upper GI bleeding
    Dr Ines Modolell
    Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK


A recording of this webinar is available here.


Medical Emergencies - Rheumatology : June 2021

  • Treating the tormented joint
    Dr Chow Sook Khuan
    Consultant Rheumatologist, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia

  • Acute and early polyarthritis
    Prof Ali Jawad
    Consultant Rheumatologist, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  • "Doctor what can you do about my back pain?" - things every physician should know!
    Dr Mark Lillicrap
    Consultant Rheumatologist, Cambridge University Hospitals and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, UK


A recording of this webinar is available here.

Medical Emergencies - Endocrinology and Diabetes : May 2021

  • Thyroid - disasters and dilemmas
    Dr Nadia Schoenmakers
    Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
    Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

  • Emergencies related to the hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal axis
    Prof Karim Meeran
    Professor of Endocrinology, Imperial College London, UK
    Consultant Endocrinologist, Charing Cross Hospital, UK

  • Diabetes Emergencies: DKA, HHS, ABG, BOHB... OMG!
    Dr Alexander Tan
    Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia

A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Medical Emergencies - Neurology : April 2021

  • Functional Neurological Disorders: A Common and Treatable Condition
    Dr Wendy Phillips
    Consultant Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

  • Headache on the Acute Take
    Dr Adrian Wills
    Consultant Neurologist, Nottingham University Hospitals, UK

  • Acute Neuromuscular Emergencies
    Dr Hiew Fu Liong
    Consultant Physician and Neurologist, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia


A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Oncology : January 2021

  • Acute/Emergency Oncology
    Dr Sophie McGrath
    Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden London, UK
  • Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer
    Dr Gary Doherty
    Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • An Integrated Approach to Oncology and Palliative Care
    Dr Khoo Shiao Yen
    Consultant Palliative Medicine Physician, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia
    Dr Jennifer Leong Siew Mooi
    Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia


A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Vasculitis and Lupus : November 2020

  • Overview of Vasculitis and Lupus
    Dr Cheah Chee Ken
    Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia

  • ANCA Associated Vasculitis: Key Concepts in Diagnosis and Management
    Dr Rona Smith
    Honorary Consultant in Nephrology & Vasculitis, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
    Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Lupus Nephritis: Challenging Cases
    Dr Mumtaz Patel
    Consultant Nephrologist, Manchester University Teaching Hospitals, UK
    Vice President Global, Royal College of Physicians (London)


A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Geriatrics in the 21st Century : October 2020

  • Understanding and Managing Distress
    Dr Duncan Forsyth
    Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
    Adjunct Professor, Sunway University, Malaysia

  • COVID-19 in the Elderly
    Dr Ruth Law
    Consultant Physician & Geriatrician, Whittington Health NHS Trust, UK

  • Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism in the Elderly
    Dr Cheah Wee Kooi
    Geriatrician and Physician, Taiping Hospital, Perak, Malaysia


​A recording of this webinar can be found here.

September 2019

The programme for this seminar can be found here.

April 2019

The programme for this seminar can be found here.