Malaysian Congress of Healthy Ageing 2021



March 2022

20 CPD Points

from Medical Association of Malaysia (MMA)

Allied Health Professionals

Holistic Healthy Ageing

10th Malaysian Hybrid Conference on Healthy Ageing

in Collaboration with Penang State Government

10 Pillars to Living Longer, Healthier & Better

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About the

This year’s theme is “Holistic Healthy Ageing: 10 Pillars to Living Longer, Healthier and Better”.  We have a lively programme which we hope clearly highlights the life course approach to healthy ageing while providing at least a bit of something for everyone.

Leading international and regional speakers and a wide range of topics.

Amazing line-up of speakers and topics!

CME Points

All health professionals will be awarded CME points

Networking Opportunities

The perfect opportunity to network awaits you. Make the most of the opportunity at the 10th MCHA and meet with thought leaders on Ageing, professionals from the healthcare, pharma, the medical sector, and more.

Exciting Penang!

It’s been a stressful year for all. Take time off and enjoy the many tourist attractions, beaches, nightlife, and mouth-watering food - Glorious food! on Penang Island.

Why you should Attend
MCHA 2021

After a long period without physical meetings,  MCHA 2021 is surely the best place to get things going again. We adhere to all the SOP’s to ensure all our speakers and participants enjoy a memorable conference.

Welcome Note

Welcome to the 10th Malaysian Conference on Healthy Ageing. We are proud to declare that the conference is now in its 20th year. Not only has it stood the test of time, the Malaysian Health Ageing Society has also played a major role in creating networks and collaboration with the World Congress on Health Ageing and the ASEAN Congress on Health Ageing.

This year’s theme is “Holistic Healthy Ageing: 10 Pillars to Living Longer, Healthier and Better”. The Scientific programme promises to be engaging, covering a variety of relevant topics which highlight the important tips on how to live well, promote healthy and successful ageing while providing a bit of something for everyone.

We are delighted that the conference is being held in Penang, a vibrant state which offers everything from picturesque sites, lovely beaches, engaging nightlife and delightful food that reflects its multicultural heritage. We would certainly want to make sure that you attend as many sessions that you can, but do make time to visit all the lovely sights and attractions on this beautiful island too.

The World Health Organization has declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Health Ageing. Therefore, it is only apt that as the MCHA enters its third decade, we pay tribute to the founders of this movement. Our history began 20 years ago with the 1st Malaysian Conference on Health Ageing, at the Universiti Putra Malaysia by Prof Nathan Vytialingam and Dr Rajbans Singh. With his indefatigable spirit and infectious passion, Prof Nathan has brought many of us together to serve the society and the conferences organized. This has grown from strength to strength; carrying with it important values on healthy ageing and transforming it into the glorious event it is today. Thank you, Prof Nathan for your devotion to this cause!

Finally, it is not going to be easy to choose which breakout session to go to, so choose wisely. Don’t go anywhere during break times, as it an important time to form friendships and networks. We hope you find lifelong collaborators at this event which will become the start of future innovations and ventures that continue to promote healthy ageing in our nation.

Organizing Chairperson
Datuk Dr Ganabaskaran Nadason
Professor Dr Tan Maw Pin

Ten Pillars Healthy Ageing



Global Coalition in Ageing: Lessons learned

Emotional/ Mental Wellbeing

Covid-19: were the elderly left behind?


Brain food-eat your way to a better memory

Social Wellness and Engagement

Disabled Elders: Long Term Care, Rehabilitation Needs and Community Integration


Environmental evaluations and modifications at home for elderly patients with disabilities


Holistic strategies in the prevention of Dementia

Finance and The Law

Am I too old to get a job? / Employability as I age?


Innovations and technologies in fall prevention

Spirituality and the Arts

Spiritual wellness, prayer, meditation-what works for you

Traditional & Complementary Medicine

Benefits of Acupuncture for pain/post stroke therapy

Meet our International Keynote Speakers


Big Thank You to Our Supporters


Conference Venue