Demystifying COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Demystifying COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Welcome to the free webinar on demystifying the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster page. 

This webinar focuses on:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines - Booster or a third dose?
  • Vaccination in pregnancy : Safety and Boosters

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Dr. Kalaiarasu M Peariasamy is the Director for the Institute for Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health, with responsibilities for 36 Clinical Research Centres with the Ministry of Health Malaysia. In this role, he chairs the Vaccine Selection Technical Working Group (TWG) of the special COVID-19 vaccine committee (JKJAV) Malaysia.

Dr. Kalaiarasu has led the development, implementation and conduct of numerous clinical research and trials for healthcare programs. He is an internationally featured speaker on topics related to cleft lip and palate and traumatology. Dr. Kalaiarasu has published in indexed journals and authored chapters in textbooks. In 2017, he was admitted as Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh without examination and in 2020 as Adjunct Professor at Taylor’s School of Medicine, Malaysia

Dr. Muniswaran Ganeshan is the unit lead and Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant at the Women and Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He is also the visiting consultant to the National Heart Institute (IJN).

He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist, and was also awarded the gold medal for the Masters in O&G from University Malaya in 2011. Having completed his subspecialty training in UK, he initiated and successfully runs the Obstetric Medicine clinic; overseeing the management of patients with complex medical diseases in pregnancy.

He has contributed to numerous national guidelines and is a member of the Confidential Enquiries of Maternal Deaths in Malaysia. He is actively involved in training of doctors and midwifes in Malaysia and in the region as a principle trainer of the Intensive Course in Obstetric Emergencies and also authored the “Handbook in Obstetric Emergencies”. His passion is to establish Obstetric Medicine services in Malaysia and to improve the quality of care for women with medical complications in pregnancy.

Slide Presentation:

Demystifying vaccine booster - when and why? (link)

Vaccination in pregnancy: Safety and Boosters (link)


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    Are these webinars recognized NSR CPD, MMA CPD and MYCPD?

    Yes. We have applied for CPD point for this event. 

    If no unexpected change, for medical doctor, it is A7C category, 1 hour = 1 CPD point. Other healthcare providers can claim CPD point using the e-certificate under A8 - online CME category. 

    For NSR CPD participants, the Event ID is 18230.

    Do you have other questions?

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    Organized by Institute for Clinical Research (ICR), NIH, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and Malaysian Obstetric Medicine Society (MOMS).