Malaysia 2018: Tarun Amalnerkar / UTAR

Delegate: Tarun Amalnerkar

Affiliations: UTAR – Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long Campus

Short Bio: Centre for Research on Non-Communicable Disease (CRNCD), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman held a well thought-out and inimitable half day seminar on Sleep 19th April 2018 at Sungai Long Campus- Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Activity: The event was organized in concurrence with the World Sleep Day that is celebrated on 13th March of every year worldwide. Discussion over the actual physiology of sleep, assessment methods and possible treatment has been there for a while but over the last a lot of studies has been conducted and corroborated on healthy and people with pathological sleep disease – disorders. This seminar has been structured to throw light on possible consequence and remedies of sleep disorders. It’s not uncommon to ignore the issues of sleep by a common man and as in this complex run of life excuses being busy to make a living, competing in the field to ignore and reduce quantity and quality of sleep is often being ignored.

Commencing the seminar, Chairperson of CRNCD Prof Dr John Paul Evangel Judson highlighted the impact of sleep disorder among general public and the students. He has also emphasized on improving quality of life by improving quality of sleep.

The invited guest speaker of the day Dr. Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail Deputy Dean (Clinical Service) PPPUiTM Sungai Buloh / Selayang / Teluk Intan has presented an interesting and interactive presentation on ‘Rhythm of your life’ that is in alignment with World sleep society theme of year 2018. He has enlightened detail about the internal biological clock and sleep rhythms that one needs to regulate for a healthy life. He has also shared his valuable experience in making a diagnosis of patient’s with sleep disorders.

Dr. Thaw Zin, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pre-clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences that has gave an insightful talk regarding “Pharmacological aspect, use – abuse in Sleep Disorders”. He also elucidated spiritual aspects of sleep, through his own personal experiences.
Following that, FMHS lecturer Dr. Nadia binti Mohamad Hatta, presented an engaging and illuminating lecture about various notions of behavioral and psychological magnitudes of sleep dysfunction. Dr. Nadia has also discussed factors that may contribute to good sleep in her presentation.
Mr. Tarun Amalnerkar, lecturer, department of physiotherapy under the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has has rationalized that how a physiotherapist can help the patients with sleep disorders. He has also demonstrated and shown how importance of various sleeping positioning, bedding and types of exercises can change the quality of sleep.
Each of the segments and subdivisions has been followed by ended with an interesting Q&A session where by sleeping methods in another aspect of world, assessment methods and current researches has been discussed. It was interesting to observe the keen interest and zealous approach of the attendee.
The seminar has been chaired by Prof. Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The seminar concluded with a vote of thanks by the emcee, Dr Divyangana Vartak, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Location: UTAR – Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long Campus, Malaysia

Date of Activity: 19 April 2018.

Submitted By: Tarun Amalnerkar, Lecturer – Department of Physiotherapy – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.