College of Surgeons

Meeting of the CSAMM Council with Chairmen of Chapters - 23rd June 2019

Benefits of Becoming Member of the ORL Chapter Members

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OTTAWA 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

29 February - 4 March, 2020
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course 2019

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Royal College of Surgeons of England International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP)

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Press Release - Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

6th Malaysian Breast & Endocrine Surgery (BES) Course 2018

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Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP®) Course 2018

This two-day course is designed to advance the practical, theoretical and personal skills necessary for the care of critically ill surgical patients. The course is suitable for candidates who are now undergoing their surgical training (Master of Surgery) or just obtained their Master of Surgery. If you are in the earlier part of surgical training you must submit a CV with your application. For further information, please see below.

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09:00-09:15 Registration & welcome  
09:15-09:30 Introduction and 'demystifying' the OSCE Interactive lecture
09:30-10:00 OSCE circuit run through Interactive lecture
10:00-10:20 Assessing anatomy/physiology/pathology Interactive group session
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break  
10:40-11:00 Introduction to Communication Skills Interactive lecture
11:00-11:30 Communication skills candidate video: 
Information receiving (taking a history)
Interactive sessions demonstrating good & borderline performances
Interactive video group session
11:30-12:00 Communication skills candidate video: 
Information giving (delivering bad news)
Interactive sessions demonstrating good & borderline performances
Interactive video group session
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break  
12:45-13:00 Communication skills recap Interactive lecture
13:00-16:00 Breakout sessions:
  • Group 1 - Communication 1: Information giving
  • Group 2 - Communication 2: Information receiving
  • Group 3 - Communication 3: Telephone station
  • Group 4 - Anatomy & Surgical Pathology
  • Group 5 - Physiology & Critical Care
Interactive individual assessments with feedback
16:00-16:30 Your questions answered  
16:30 Coffee & workshop close


3rd Annual South East Asia Breast Cancer Symposium 2018:
Patient Centered Care

3rd-5th August 2018
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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International ACS NSQIP Scholarship Information to International ATLS Providers

The American College of Surgeons is now offering a program for international surgeons concerned with issues of quality improvement, the International ACS NSQIP® Scholarships. Applications are now being accepted for the year 2016. The closing date for receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is 15 February 2016.

Each Scholarship offers a stipend of $10,000 US, participation in the annual National Surgical Quality Improvement Program conference, which takes place July 16-19, 2016 in San Diego, California, and the expectation of meeting with Program Leadership and Surgeon Champions from ACS NSQIP participating hospitals. Following the NSQIP conference, the candidate will visit 1-2 hospitals reflecting the candidate's specific clinical interests. These hospitals should also have strong quality programs. Assistance will be provided to make hotel reservations in the conference city.

More information regarding the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program can be found at

The online requirements include all pertinent information about eligibility and a link to the online application process itself.

Scholarship requirements and the online application form may be accessed from:


Please note that scholarship applications and additional materials must be submitted in English.

Please direct questions to Ms. Kate Early, International Liaison, via email, at

The deadline for receipt of all application materials for the International ACS NSQIP® Scholarships is 15 February 2016 for attendance at the July 2016 NSQIP conference.

A Tribute to a Pioneer in Liver Surgery

Dato' Dr M Balasegaram, often referred to as 'Prof Bala', passed away on 5th May 2014 at the age of 85. A memorial lecture was held at the Lecture Theatre of the state-of-the-art Advanced Surgical Skills Centre, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 23rd November 2014 to honor his immense contributions to the development of gastrointestinal surgery in the country. A strict disciplinarian with rigorous standards, he groomed many of top surgeons. Dr Balasegaram is best noted for his pioneering work in liver surgery. He researched and added more information to the understanding of the anatomy of the liver, and subsequently simplified liver surgery with his new specially designed liver instruments. Read more...

Guidelines for Surgical Specialists Undertaking Aesthetic Medical / Surgical Practice in Malaysia
12th May 2013
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Annual Scientific Meeting & Annual General Meeting 2013 Report

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The College of Surgeons of Malaysia was founded in November 1972 with a membership of twenty- three fellows and Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abdul Majid Ismail as its first President. This significant milestone has played a pivotal role in shaping history of surgery in Malaysia. The primary objective of the College is to maintain and promote the highest standards of surgical practice in the country.

In 1992, fellows of the College felt the need to extend their responsibility in the profession and through a resolution opted to merge with the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. The merger was formalised on 16th December 1995.The College represents the diverse interest of surgical specialties and actively promotes the art and science of the various surgical disciplines. It offers excellent services to its members and is actively engaged in training, supporting continuing professional development programmes, research and the promotion of quality patient care by developing good practice guidelines.

There is desire and enthusiasm among its fellows to see expansion of surgery in Malaysia parallels that of the best in the world.