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Unfurl the Saviour in Acute Pharyngitis
Presenters : Prof. Dr. Marina Mat Baki & Mr. Adrian Shephard
Posted in : Gastroenerology | Family Medicine
Published date : Jan 18, 2021
CPD Activity (1.0 credit)
About the Course
Acute pharyngitis is characterized by the rapid onset of sore throat and pharyngeal inflammation (with or without exudate). It can be caused by a variety of viral and bacterial pathogens, including group A Streptococcus (GAS), as well as fungal pathogens (Candida).
This module aims to provide understanding in diagnosis and management of acute pharyngitis by Prof Dr. Marina Mat Baki, Professor and Clinical Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology of University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre and how’s the Flurbiprofen act as local analgesic to provide sore throat relief by Mr. Adrian Shephard, Global Medical Marketing Director Health Relief, Microbiologist, Fellow of the Royal society of Biology and Chartered Biologist.
This CPD activity is supported by an educational grant from RB (Health) Malaysia.
There are 2 modules in this course. Participants must successfully complete all 2 modules to obtain 1 CPD point, that will be credited instantly in your MMA CPD account.

About the Presenters

Prof Dr. Marina Mat Baki
Doctor of Medicine (1997, UKM), Masters in ORL-HNS (2006, UKM), PhD in laryngology (2014 UCL, London)
Academic Position: Professor of laryngology
Other current position: Head of Research Grant of Malaysian Society of ORL-HNS. Clinical chairperson of Malaysian Laryngectomee Association. Deputy Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Universiti. Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.
Work experience: 9 years in hospitals of Ministry of Health of Malaysia. 13 years in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. PhD program at University College London (2010 – 2014).
Mr. Adrian Shephard
Adrian Shephard BSc (Hons) CBiol FSB is a microbiologist who graduated from the University of Plymouth before starting a career within the over the counter medicine industry where he has more than 25 years of experience.
Undertaking pre and post-graduate education in infectious diseases and respiratory virology, he has always had a passion for appropriate use of antibiotics and strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance.
He has travelled widely to speak on the subject and has worked with an international group of experts for more than 8 years in defining global strategies and educational resources which can reduce inappropriate usage of antibiotics for minor self-limiting respiratory conditions.
He has authored more than 100 journal articles and conference proceedings related to symptomatic relief, patient and healthcare professional behaviour and the challenges of antibiotic resistance.