Malaysia 2024: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye | Sleep Division, Department of Otorhinolaryngology , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Delegate: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye

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 has a special interest in the treatment of individuals with sleep disorders. Currently, he is in charge of the establishment of the UMMC (University Malaya Medical Center) virtual Sleep services, 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.

Activity: The 2nd UMMC (University of Malaya Medical Center) World Sleep Day 2024 was held on March 7th, 2024, with the theme “Sleep is crucial for health” and the topic of “Telemedicine and AI” 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 especially in the realm of Telemedicine and Artificial intelligence. As we advance as a unit, incorporation of new methods of technology becomes crucial in the management of patients. Here we discuss about how telemedicine and AI can help patients especially at rural and suburban areas where medical specialties are scarce.

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 once again brings together professionals from non-medical fields like bioengineering and entrepreneurship with medical departments like ENT, Respiratory medicine, Psychiatry , Neurology, and dentistry. There were at least 250 attendees by the conclusion of the event, which comes from various countries including Singapore , Indonesia and Malaysia.

This event was organized jointly by the University of Malaya , Sleep disorder Society of Malaysia (SDSM) and the Malaysian society of Otorhinolaryngologists (MSO). The following activities were done in conjunction to World Sleep Day 2024 with the purpose of educating the public and healthcare workers :

1) Magazine write-up at UM@Pulse tri-annual 2024, educational articles and webinars about sleep education was made in conjunction to World Sleep Day 2024.

2) Opening ceremony by Director of UMMC , Prof Dr. Nazirah Hasnan with the attendance of the higher management group of UMMC and respective heads of departments.

3) Contribution to the Video montage of the world sleep society entitled “Sleep Equity for Global health” in the Malay language which is the native in Malaysia :

4) Agenda 1 : The role of Artificial Intelligence
The presentation is focused on upcoming technology utilizing artificial intelligence by engineers to help diagnose and predict disease patterns in sleep disorders especially in sleep apnea.

5) Agenda 2 : The Role of Telemedicine
We discuss about the role of telemedicine in monitoring patients with sleep apnea and how we attempt to treat patients whom are located at outreach centers.

6) Agenda 3 : Sleep diseases in general
This presentation focuses on sleep diseases such as narcolepsy and complex insomnia that are often overlooked and how health workers can contribute in improving their services.

7) Agenda 4 : Applied engineering in the development of commercially viable medical devices
This presentation focuses on the development of viable medical devices in sleep and how it evolves from prototype development till it emerges as a minimum viable product for commercialization.

8) Agenda 5 : Practical demonstration
The session focuses on real life demonstration of the upper airway when patients are being treated with PAP devices. We also demonstrate common clinical skills employed to examine patients with sleep disorders

Location: Connexion, Bangsar South , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Date of Activity: 7th March 2024

Submitted by: Dr. Julius Goh Liang Chye