Taiwan-Malaysia Medical Exchange: International Conference on Integrated Cancer Treatment

Taiwan’s largest medical center, the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) held the International Conference on Integrated Cancer Treatment this morning at Penang’s Bayview Hotel. Founded in Taipei in 1976, CGMH has now served 1/3 of Taiwan's population over the years and is now Taiwan's first ever smart hospital.

This conference was co-organised by TAITRA in corporation with two of Penang’s outstanding medical institutions: the Island Hospital and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.

The event attracted more than one hundred medical professionals, academics, business owners, Taiwanese alumni and members of the public who joined the panel in a detailed discussion on lung, brain and liver cancer as well as experience sharing.

CGMH has been working hard to develop a good working relationship between Taiwan and Malaysia starting with the signing of a memorandum of cooperation with many Malaysian hospitals at the beginning of this year. In the months that follow, CGMH donated medical equipment and provided training for many Malaysian medical professionals. In July this year, CGMH also invited delegates from Penang’s Parkway Pantai Medical Group to Taiwan for a study visit about the use of medical information systems.

Prof. Liu Hui Ping, Dept. of Cardiothoracic surgery, CGMH, Linkou led a team of ten delegates to Penang for the conference to detail their experiences and knowledge regarding the treatment of three major areas: lung, brain and liver cancer. Joining Prof. Liu & Prof. Lu at the conference were other distinguished medical experts from Taiwan including Dr. Wang Chun Chieh, Vice Chief of Dept. of Proton and Radiation Therapy Center, CGMH, Linkou; and Prof. Lu Sheng Nan, the Vice Dean of Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital who shared their insights on the latest techniques for the treatment of the three cancers; and Dr. Huang Eng Yen, Chief of Dept. of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, CGMH, Kaohsiung who discussed the highly advanced Proton Therapy. Dr. Saw Min Hong from Island Hospital and Dr. Chan Jun Yeen from Lam Wah Ee Hospital were invited to speak about the standard treatment for lung and brain cancer in Malaysia. It is hoped that the exchange of ideas between Taiwan and Malaysia will lead to greater understanding and progress to provide patients with better medical care.

During the event, we also had the opportunity to listen to the testimonials of a few Malaysian patients who went all the way to Taiwan for their treatments. They shared about how they underwent painless yet effective Proton therapy, Immuno-chemotherapy and also how CGMH had provided them with meticulous care and attention in their recovery journey.

It was very inspiring to see how far they have come and how they now live to tell their stories to encourage other patients that are going through painful battles like that.  

In addition to the discussion, several Taiwan companies also showcased their innovative medical equipment and technologies, including:
- the Clinical Information System (CIS), Health Information System (HIS), healthcare management systems from Maya International
- Rightest Blood Glucose System from Bionime Corporation
- Smart medical care solution from Smart eCare Inc.
- Horus digital diagnostic set from Medimaging Integrated Solution Inc.
- anti-cancer drugs from Orient EuroPharma

For more information, please contact Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:

○ Linkou branch
Tel: +886-3-3184301, +886-3-3281200 ext. 5477
Fax: +886-3-3286735
Email: isc@cgmh.org.tw
Address: No. 5, Fuxing Street, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, 33305, Taiwan.

○ Kaohsiung branch
Tel: +886-7-7317123 ext. 6150
Fax: +866-7-7323625
Email: imc@cgmh.org.tw
Address: No. 123, Dapi Road, Niaosong Dist., Kaohsiung City, 83301, Taiwan.

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