As part of the launch of the Social Security Organization’s (SOCSO) Guidelines on the Diagnosis of Occupational Diseases (2nd Ed.), SOCSO organised the seminar on Occupational Health and Social Security Update 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Bangsar on the 9th December 2019. The topics discussed at the seminar were Occupational Disease and Social Security Updates by Dr Azlan Darus from SOCSO, Occupational Disease in the Ageing Population Prof Dr Jayakumar Gurusamy from the Melaka Manipal Medical College, Work-related Musculoskeletal Disease by Dato’ Dr Mohamad Anwar Hau Abdullah from Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bahru, Kelantan, and the Update on Pneumoconiosis by Prof Dr Victor Hoe Chee Wai from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya.
After the seminar, all the contributors of the SOCSO Guidelines on the Diagnosis of Occupational Diseases, 2nd Ed., and the invited guest attended the launch of the Guidelines by the Honourable Dato Hj Mahfuz Bin Hj Omar the Deputy Minister of Human Resources. Accompanying the Honourable Deputy Minister was Dato Dr Mohammed Azman Dato’ Aziz Mohammed the Chief-Executive Officer SOCSO and Dr Azlan Darus the Chief-Editor of the Guidelines. Prof Dr Victor Hoe was presented with an Appreciation Certificate for his contribution in the development of the guidelines.