Malaysia 2023: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye MS(ORL-HNS) | Sleep Division. Department of Otorhinolaryngology , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Delegate: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye MS(ORL-HNS)

Affiliation: Sleep Division. Department of Otorhinolaryngology , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Short Bio: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye is an otolaryngologist and clinical lecturer at the university of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. His primary area of study is otolaryngology, and he specializes in the treatment of individuals with sleep disorders. Currently, he is in charge of the establishment of the UMMC (University Malaya Medical Center) Sleep unit, which aims to consolidate all of UMMC’s sleep services under one roof. Dr. Goh supports and promotes the use of technology in the treatment of patients with sleep disorders in order to enhance the efficacy and quality of care. Many medical and surgical departments, as well as outside organizations like the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, support him in his endeavors. As this is the first time that UMMC is celebrating World Sleep Day, we are pleased to bring together Medical practitioners, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs to network and learn from one another.

Activity: The UMMC World Sleep Day 2023 was held on March 17, 2023, with the theme “Sleep is crucial for health” and the topic of “Tech in Sleep” on the agenda. The purpose of this event was to educate medical professionals and the general public on the significance of sleep and the role technology plays in sleep. As we advance as a unit, technology becomes a larger part of our everyday practice, as it is essential at nearly every stage of patient care, from diagnostics to therapy.

To push the envelope and introduce further developments in the field of sleep medicine, close collaboration between inventors and medical professionals is crucial. This event is unique because it brings together professionals from non-medical fields like bioengineering and entrepreneurship with medical departments like ENT, Respiratory medicine, Neurology, and dentistry. There were at least 150 attendees by the conclusion of the event, and innumerable connections were created between potential researchers and medical practitioners in order to bring ideas to life.

This event was organized jointly by the University of Malaya, MRANTI, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), the Sleep Disorder Society of Malaysia (SDSM), the Center for Innovation and Medical Engineering (CIME), and Singhealth. The event was a success and a significant contribution was made to the awareness of sleep disorders.

1) Media Coverage about the importance in Sleep on national television.
Delivered by Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye in national television (TV3 – WHI) about the importance of sleep and the dangers of snoring to the general public. This has brought awareness to the general public about the importance of sleep hygiene, the role of therapy and when a doctor should be consulted for treatment
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2) A website was launched to educate and keep potential attendees well informed about the event. The website can be viewed at

3) Opening ceremony by the Chief Secretary of MOSTI and Director of UMMC
The Chief Secretary of MOSTI, YBhg. Datuk Ts. Dr. Haji Aminuddin bin Hassim, and the Director of UMMC, Prof. Dr. Nazirah binti Hasnan, spoke at the opening ceremony. A powerful message about the role of the medical professional in medical sleep management was conveyed in the opening video.
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4) Agenda 1 : Surgical management and device therapy for OSA
The presentation is focused on upcoming technology used by surgeons for the management of sleep apnea. This include robotic surgery , mandibular advancement devices and 3d planning of surgery prior to complex bony surgery. The presentation was done by Dr. Shaun Loh, Dr. Lau May Nak and Dr. Kamil Hassan.

5) Agenda 2 : Sleep medicine in practice
This presentation focuses on the daily practice of sleep medicine and how technology was leveraged to enable the surgeon or physicians to make easier and more informed decision. The presentation was presented by A/prof Jeyanthi kulasegarah , Prof Goh KJ , Dr. Soo Chun Ian

6) Agenda 3 : Sleep medicine beyond the head and neck
This presentation focuses on how other parts of the body affects sleep and how external devices affects sleep as a whole. The presentation was done by A/Prof Rudi bin Rashid , Dr. Wong Wei Jinn , Dr. Siti Nadzrah

7) Agenda 4 : Applied engineering in the development of commercially viable medical devices
This presentation focuses on the development of viable medical devices for the purpose of sleep medicine and its related products. The talk focuses on prototyping till the stage of commercialization. The presentation was presented by Prof fatimah ibrahim , Dr Hazwan dad and Dr. Afnizan

8) Practical session : The session focuses on delivering practical hands-on session to attendees and to allow networking with other respective disciplines. Over 9 stations had contributed and demonstrated the latest technological advancements including early prototypes to be used in patient care.

Location: South Tower, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date of Activity: 17th March 2023

Submitted by: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye