Prof. Dr. Nik Sherina Haidi Hanafi
Chairperson, Organising Committee
Dear friends and colleagues,
Greetings from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to extend our warm invitation to the 23rd Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP) International Conference.
Our theme this year is ‘Ethical Research Practices Related to Innovative Research: Challenges and Opportunities’. This conference will be in a hybrid mode, with participants having the option of physically attending the conference at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, or to join via the online platform.
This exciting annual event will take place from 27th to 29th November 2023. The pre-conference workshops will be on 26th November 2023, and are open to both conference attendees and to anyone else not able to attend the main conference. There will be workshops on ethics applications, ethical research in the social sciences, issues related to informed consent and conflicts of interest in research, topics relevant to members of review committees and researchers alike.
We hope that the 23rd FERCAP International Conference will provide the opportunity for participants to catch up with friends and colleagues as well as to share ideas especially in areas of innovative research in the current times.
Looking forward to welcoming you at the 23rd FERCAP International Conference!
Dr. Alex Phang Kean Chang,
Chairperson, Scientific Programme
Welcome to Malaysia and to the prestigious University of Malaya for the 2023 FERCAP International Conference.
In an age where evidence-based policy and innovative technologies, such as AI, stand at the forefront, our commitment to ethical research practices is more critical than ever. As we navigate the profound intersections of knowledge, innovation, and societal needs, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that these advancements serve as a boon for the greater societal good and welfare. Today, let us come together to forge the ethical frameworks that will guide our future endeavors.
Thank you, and I look forward to your visit!
MEET THE TEAM
List of Organising Committee
23rd FERCAP International Conference 2023
Distinguished Prof. Dr. Looi Lai Meng
Organising Committee Chairperson:
Prof Dr. Nik Sherina Haidi Hanafi
Deputy Chair, UMMC-MREC
Scientific Programme Chairperson:
Dr. Alex Phang Kean Chang
Dr. Phan Chia Wei
1. Ms. Grazele Jenarun
2. Ms. Siti Najihah Saidin
3. Ms. Sharifah Fatimah Az-Zahra Syed Suleiman
1. Prof. Dr. Nor Adinar binti Baharuddin
2. Mrs. Helen Ng Lee Ching
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julia Anak Patrick Engkasan
2. Dr. Nishakanthi A/P Gopalan
Senior Lecturer, MedHEU
1. Dr. Phan Chia Wei
2. Ms. Krisna Veni Balakrishnan
1. Assoc. Prof . Dr. Sharon A/P Gurmukh Singh
Deputy Chair, UMREC
1. Dr Tee Meng Yew
2. Mrs. Aufzalina Mohd Yusof