Dobbs Roundup Week of 16/6/2014 – 20/6/2014)

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Dear Dobber,

 

Hope you’ve had a great week but not lost too much sleep watching the World Cup matches (fans check out this thread). Here’s an update for the weekend to tell you of what’s fresh in Dobbs.
Feel free to click on the links if anything interests you.

Picks of the week from the Forums

MOH to restructure Medical Certificate System
MOH plans to put in place a system to tackle fake MCs and medical absenteeism. Will it work?

Prophylactic corticosteroids – any guidelines
@mrnginbox had a question about prophylactic steroids for contrast MRI scans. Dobber radiologists answer.

Dad puts sons through med school – then himself
Inspiring news in case you missed it

The GP earnings survey
Just how much do GPs earn today? If you are a GP or Primary care doctor (can be employee or clinic owner or even freelance locum) do take the poll. The answer may suprise you.

Permitting family members to observe CPR
Would you? Take the forum poll.

The latest topics and replies are in our main Forums listing
To see all the forums, visit the Forums directory
Tip: Search for topics and replies using the search form in the sidebar of the Forums listing. Do this before you contemplate Creating a New Topic as it’s always better to add on to an existing one.

 

Picks of the week from the Activity Timeline

 

Cap
@sue_tiramisu makes and sells scrub caps for OT – many brilliant designs. If you are tired of using boring disposable caps, you can get from here. Check out the update.

Selfies have gone to the Dogs.
Lots more funny updates in the Humerus Timeline – check it out if you want some laughs

The Dobbs Activity timeline is like a private Facebook Wall for Doctors only – only much less cluttered than your regular Facebook newsfeed. Check it often for updates, news and views relevant to you. Feel free to comment on any update as well as express your thoughts here or share links, pictures and videos.

 

Updates from the Dobbs Job Portal

Have you created a Resume yet? Resumes are used to submit your Job applications.
Create a resume today.
Want to Advertise for a locum vacancy?
Please note All Dobbers can post their own adverts for free in the Dobbs Job Portal. Dobbers need not register as Employers.
Do check out the Job Listing for all the available jobs – note you can filter by Job type and Category as well as perform searches in the listing. We have a Job Alert section whereby you can set the alerts so that if any new jobs that interests you arise, you will be notified by email.

 

CME Updates

The Dobbs CPD Quiz/Contest # 3 is still on! It’s a 20 question MCQ on haematology and not only do you get CPD points, the winner gets an iPad Mini Retina Display!
The contest ends 10 July 2014 so there is still time to enter.
Remember you can try the quiz only once. There is a time limit of 60 minutes so choose a time of the day when you are free to take the quiz.
For the high scorers so far, don’t be complacent. In case of a tie, the Dobber with more Karma points will win. Make sure you get more Karma points by collecting Achievements. You get Karma for participating in the forums – posting replies and starting new topics, as well as sharing updates in the Activity timeline.

 

Upcoming Events
It’s very easy to upload and publicise your own conferences and events : the instructions are in the main Events page. Do note that Dobbs Events gives you a handy button to add the event that you are interested in to your Google Calendar.

 

Medical News
Don’t forget we have constantly updated Medical news from Bernama exclusively for Dobbers
Some recent ones:
GAMMA KNIFE-PATIENTS NEW HOPE FOR BRAIN TUMOUR PATIENTS
June 19 10:03
KUALA LUMPUR, There is new hope for brain tumour patients as a new technology of laser to treat brain cancer is now available in Malaysia, offering them painless, incision-free stereotactic surgeryMore info »
FIJI’S BEVERAGE INDUSTRY COMMITTED TO REDUCING NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
June 18 13:35
SUVA, Over 90 percent of Fiji’s beverage industry has made a commitment to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in response to the government’s efforts to curb health problems, Xinhua news agency reportedMore info »
DEWAN-SELANGOR (DENGUE)/BM DENGUE CASES ON THE RISE IN SELANGOR
June 17 18:30
SHAH ALAM, Dengue cases in Selangor are increasing at an alarming rate with 1,101 cases recorded from January to June 15, compared with 265 cases for the same period last year.More info »
JAPANESE EYE DOCTOR OPENING BASE HOSPITAL IN HANOI
June 17 13:19
HANOI, A company run by Japanese ophthalmologist Tadashi Hattori and partners will set up a base hospital in the Vietnamese capital, Japan’s Jiji Press news agency reported.More info »
KKM-FAKE MC KKM PLANS TO RESTRUCTURE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE SYSTEM
June 17 17:16
KUALA LUMPUR – Health Ministry (KKM) plans to restructure the medical certificate (MC) system to detect counterfeit or fake medical leave issues that have been highlighted by the press recently.More info »
DENGUE VACCINE COULD BE READY BY 2015: MEDIA REPORT
June 16 18:01
SINGAPORE, A drug giant has achieved breakthroughs in the development of a dengue vaccine which could be ready by the end of next year, Xinhua news agency reports citing local mediaMore info »

 

Forum Tip of the week

You can easily login to Dobbs if you have a Facebook account. The caveat is that it works out of the box only if your Facebook email is the same as your Dobbs email address. If not do not worry, it is still possible. Read this post to found out how.

That’s it for the week and have a great weekend ahead!

Happy Dobbing,
@palmdoc
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