Malaysia Edition: Allergic Rhinitis & SMELL Workshop

A course by Hospital Cancelor Tuanku Muhriz

Malaysia Edition: Allergic Rhinitis & SMELL Workshop

A course by Hospital Cancelor Tuanku Muhriz

This comprehensive course aims to provide practical knowledge for the practicing Doctors and allied health workers, on how to manage allergic rhinitis and smell disorders.

Overview of the Allergic Rhinitis & Smell Workshop

Overview of the Allergic Rhinitis & Smell Workshop is designed for practicing doctors and allied health workers, focusing on the management of allergic rhinitis and smell disorders. It covers a range of topics, including the diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis, understanding the pathophysiology of smell disorders, and the latest approaches in their management. The course aims to enhance clinical skills through practical knowledge, interactive workshops, and case studies, ensuring healthcare professionals are equipped with the most current and effective strategies for treating these conditions.

We've structured this course with this particular audience in mind.

Who should attend? This course is ideal for healthcare professionals and obstetric practitioners seeking in-depth expertise in allergic rhinitis and smell workshop.
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialists:

ENT specialists play a crucial role in diagnosing and managing allergic rhinitis, a condition that directly affects the nasal passages. Their expertise in understanding the anatomical and physiological aspects of the nose makes them valuable participants in gaining a comprehensive perspective on allergic rhinitis and its impact on smell.


As experts in allergic diseases and the immune system, allergists and immunologists are key participants in the workshop. They can contribute insights into the immunological aspects of allergic rhinitis and its connection to other allergic conditions, enriching the understanding of the broader context in which this disorder operates.


Respiratory specialists, particularly pulmonologists, can benefit from understanding the relationship between allergic rhinitis and lower respiratory conditions. The workshop can provide them with valuable insights into how treating allergic rhinitis may contribute to improved respiratory health and overall patient well-being.


Otolaryngologists, specializing in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, can enhance their understanding of the intricate relationship between allergic rhinitis and the olfactory system. This knowledge is vital in addressing the impact of allergic rhinitis on the sense of smell, an often underestimated aspect of patient health.

Primary Care Physicians:

General practitioners and family medicine physicians are frequently the first point of contact for patients with allergic rhinitis symptoms. Attending this workshop can empower them with up-to-date knowledge and practical insights for accurate diagnosis, effective management, and appropriate referrals to specialists.

Researchers and Academicians:

Professionals involved in research and academia can contribute to the workshop by sharing the latest findings in the field of allergic rhinitis and its impact on the sense of smell. Their involvement will foster a collaborative environment and ensure that the content is aligned with cutting-edge research.

What will you learn from this course?

Comprehensive syllabus from the course of Allergic Rhinitis & Smell Workshop.

Day 1, 17 of January 2024

8:15 - 8:30 Welcoming Speech
8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes) Mechanism of allergic rhinitis - Dr. Kavita Reginald
9:00 – 9:30 (30 minutes) Rhinitis: is it really allergy? - Dr Aneeza W Hamizan
10:00 – 10:30 (30 minutes) Association between atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis - Dr Mohan A/L Arumugam
10:30 – 11:00 (30 minutes) Allergic conjunctivitis and allergic rhinitis - Dr Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim
11:00 – 11:30 (30 minutes) Food sensitization in allergic rhinitis-Is it relevant? - Dr Adli Ali
11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes) Serum specific IgE (Video demonstration and interpretation - Dr Farah Dayana Zahedi

14:00 – 14:30 (30 minutes) Iintroduction to skin prick test - Dr Hardip Singh Gendeh
14:30 – 15:00 (30 minutes) Interactive session: Interpretation of skin prick test - Dr Farah Dayana Zahedi
15:00 – 16:30 (90 minutes) Hands on session: Skin prick test

Day 2, 18 of January 2024

8:30 – 9:00 (30 minutes) Step up and step down therapy in allergic rhinitis - Dr Aneeza W Hamizan
9:00 – 9:30 (30 minutes) Glaucoma and intranasal corticosteroids -> Dr Norshamsiah Binti Md. Din
10:00 – 10:30 (30 minutes) Allergic rhinitis and asthma-One airway disease - Dr Andrea Ban Yu Lin
10:30 – 11:00 (30 minutes) Allergic rhinitis and laryngopharyngeal reflux - Dr Mawaddah Azman
11:00 – 11:30 (30 minutes) Biologics in AR and CRS: Is there a role in Malaysia? - Prof Dr Baharudin Abdullah
11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes) Immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis - Prof Dr Salina Husain

14:00 – 14:30 (30 minutes) Hands on demonstration on Sublingual immunotherapy initiation - Prof Dr Salina Husain
14:30 – 15:30 (60 minutes) Panel discussion: Allergy cases Moderator: Dr Hardip Singh Gendeh
1. Prof Baharuddin,
2. AP Wan Haslina,
3. AP Andrea Ban
4. Dr Mohan
15:30 – 16:30 Interactive session: Quiz and games

Day 3, 19 of January 2024

8:30 – 9:30 (60 minutes) Malaysian Version of Sniffin's Sticks
10:00 – 10:30 (30 minutes) Sniffin' Sticks Identification Test
10:30 – 11:00 (30 minutes) Sniffin' Sticks Discrimination Test
11:00 – 11:30 (30 minutes) Sniffin' Sticks Threshold Test
11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes) Smell Rehabilitation

Know your Instructors.

Meet your instructors: Trusted expert in allergic rhinitis and smell workshop.

Instructor Panelist

​Instructors for the "Allergic Rhinitis & SMELL Workshop" course are an esteemed panel of 12 highly experienced doctors who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in allergic rhinitis and smell disorders. With backgrounds in various specialties, they collectively offer a comprehensive perspective in this field. Rest assured, you will be learning from the best in the field, ensuring a rich and insightful educational experience.

Our Distinguished Speakers:-
1. Dr. Kavita Reginald
2. Dr. Aneeza W Hamizan
3. Dr. Mohan A/L Arumugam
4. Dr. Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim
5. Dr. Adli Ali
6. Dr. Farah Dayana Zahedi
7. Dr. Hardip Singh Gendeh
8. Dr. Norshamsiah Binti Md. Din
9. Dr. Andrea Ban Yu Lin
10. Dr. Mawaddah Azman
11. Dr. Baharudin Abdullah
12. Prof Dr. Salina Husain

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals (HCPs) specializing in fields such as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonology, Otolaryngology, Primary Care, and researchers/academicians with an interest in allergic rhinitis and its impact on the sense of smell.
What will be the focus of the workshop?
The workshop will focus on the intricate relationship between allergic rhinitis and the sense of smell. Topics include the latest research, clinical practices, interdisciplinary approaches, and practical tools for diagnosis, treatment, and management.
How will the workshop benefit participants?
Participants will gain in-depth knowledge, practical insights, and interdisciplinary perspectives on allergic rhinitis and its impact on smell. The workshop offers a unique opportunity for networking, collaboration, and staying updated with the latest advancements in the field. The course is online via zoom but the participant could actively engage in discussion with the experts.
Are Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered?
Yes, the workshop is designed to provide 20 CPD credits by MMA. Participants will receive documentation of attendance and participation to support their continuing education requirements.
Will there be opportunities for interactive sessions and discussions?
Absolutely. The workshop includes interactive sessions, case discussions, and panel forums where participants can engage with speakers and fellow attendees, sharing experiences and gaining additional insights.
How can I register for the workshop?
Registration details, including the online registration portal, fees, and deadlines, can be found on our website You could directly enrolled from the website and pay the registration fee based on your convenience. If you have any trouble for enrolling the course you could contact

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