01 Dec 2003

Berita Akademi - Dec 2003

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MESSAGE FROM THE MASTER
Dato’ Dr Mrs S.T. Kew

It has been a privilege to serve as the Master of the Academy. Since I took office in October 2002, my task would have been impossible without the unstinting support
from very many people. I fully realize that the work of the Academy is unremitting, often behind the scene, and often unrecognized. I must thank the Academy staff and all my colleagues in the Council and in the Colleges who have given their time, effort and energy to support the Academy all through the last year.

We have had a very successful 37th Malaysia-Singapore Congress held in 4 to 7 September 2003. We had one of the largest numbers of registrants – close to 700 people. The theme on cancer was well chosen, as it cut across many specialties and interests. The meeting provided a forum for discussion of a team approach in the management of cancer, the fourth most common cause of mortality in this country. My heartiest thanks and congratulation go to the hard working organizing committee headed by Prof Yip Cheng Har. My thanks also go to the collaborating organizations – Malaysian Oncological Society and Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. The RCPSG supported the meeting with several excellent speakers.

This Congress saw the presence of Master/President/Representative of 12 Academies/ Colleges, from 8 countries. We are indeed privileged to continue to have the friendship and support of our sister colleges from all over the world. It is so important to network, to share and to learn from one another. To this end, we now have as a regular feature a meeting of the visiting Master/Presidents/Representatives with the Academy Council to discuss topic/s of common interest. In this meeting, we had a fruitful discussion on the chosen topic “Globalization and its impact on medical education, training and service”.

As much as we had the presence of the visiting Master/Presidents/Representatives during our Congress, I have also had the privilege to attend several overseas meeting: RACP Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania 26 to 28 May 2003; RCPS Canada 2003 Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia 11 to 13 September 2003 ; Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand 28th Scientific Conference in Pattaya, Cholburi 23 – 26 October 2003 and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine 10 t h Anniversary Congress 28 to 30 November 2003. While in Hong Kong, I also represented the Academy at the meeting of the International Association of the College and Academy Presidents IACAP.

Many lessons were learned from these visits. In contrast to our Academy, one of the major activities of our sister colleges is postgraduate training, examination and certification. They are much larger organizations, employing a good number of full time staff to run various affairs of the College. Organizing scientific meetings and CME activities are important as well, and our sister colleges have the same concern organizing “general non-specialty meeting” versus “specialty meeting”. RACP organized
“skills day”, a full day programme at the beginning of their meeting. Topics of common interest, cutting across boundaries of special ties and subspecialties, were presented on this day. Amongst them were “Immune System in Viral Infection” by an Australian Nobel Prize laureate, “Inspiring Women in Medicine”, “Communication and Litigation”, “Medical I ndemnity”, “Managing the Media”, “Electronic Library Searching”, “Handheld Devices in Medicine”, “The Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Keeping” and “Who is Paying for that Free Lunch – the Management of Conflict of Interest in Clinical Practice
and Research”.

I was most impressed by a session called “Future of the College”. This session was open to all. I was impressed by the format, including the range of speakers (President,
Deputy President, member of council, chief executive officer, advanced trainee) and responders (members of council, Fellows, advanced trainee). This session drew wide
participation of Fellows in planning and moving the College forward. This is well worth emulating, and it is a way to involve Fellows and Members of the Academy, outside the Annual General Meeting, in planning and charting the future direction of the organization.

The theme of 2003 Annual Conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada was “Professionalism in a Changing Health Care System”. A distinguished faculty of Canadian and international speakers expounded the various perspectives of professionalism. The Royal College Lecture was delivered by Sir Donald Irvine, the immediate past President of the General Medical Council. He spoke on “New World, New Professionalism”, sharing the UK experience, in particular the basis of the new code named “Good Medical Practice”. This new code embodies the principles of modern professionalism. Besides this main theme, there were also sessions on medical education and professional development, ethics in medical practice, clinical application and ethical issues of new genetic technologies, and history of medicine. Notice the topics were generic medical topics, with no component of any specialty medicine. Yet the meeting was well attended.

The Canadian College also hosted “International Round Table” session, where the visiting Presidents and Representatives discussed issues of common interest. Practically all present voiced their concern about the shortage of doctors and specialists in their own countries, and how best to make up for the shortage. Solutions
included increasing intake into medical schools, and importation of suitably trained doctors (from less developed countries, of course!) Recognizing the importance of
generalists (versus specialists), many shared the difficulty in recruiting and retaining trainees in general medicine/general surgery. No workable long term solution seemed to
be forthcoming.

The Thais are well known for their warm hospitality. The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand is no different. Originally it was an international meeting i.e. the 40th World Congress of International Surgical Society. However, the meeting was cancelled because of SARS, and the Thai Royal College of Surgeons decided to hold their annual scientific conference in late November. I enjoyed the English speaking sessions, but unfortunately many sessions were in Thai. I learned that scientific meetings organized by Thais usually make provision for the whole family. The Thai surgeons came to the meeting in great numbers, along with their families. It is refreshing to see the conference dinner attended by families, and similarly exhibitors catered for families. This is my second visit to Pattaya, after a gap of about 15 years. It was unrecognizable – much development has taken place.

I attended the HKAM meeting with much anticipation. I have heard much about HKAM: the Academy building, the organization, the legal stutus, the online CME programme etc. We were accommodated at the Academy Building itself, located in Aberdeen, yet not too far from the city centre. The guest rooms were comfortable, well kept and very convenient. Meeting facilities were excellent. The scientific programme was a mixed bag, catering to the diverse interests of the participants. As it was the 10 t h a n n i v e r s a r y, a very auspicious occasion, the Hong Kong SAR chief executive Mr Tung Chee Hwa graced the opening ceremony as the guest of honour.

The HKAM can indeed be proud of many achievements in their short history. Only 10 years old, and yet it has grown in stature in many ways. The HKAM building was impressive and very functional, to say the least. Although their organization was based on the model of the Malaysia and Singapore Academy, there are many things that we can now learn from the HKAM. A book titled “In Pursuit of Excellence – the first 10 years (1993 to 2003)” was published, commemorating the 10th anniversary. It is an excellent book on the past, present and future of the HKAM. The history of putting up the Academy building, organizing the Academy, training and accreditation of specialist are all well worth reading.

At the Fellowship Conferral Night of our Academy on 11 October 2003, I appealed to Fellows, old and new alike, to participate actively in the various affairs of the Academy. I appealed again, at the beginning of this brand new year, to all Fellows and Members to support and contribute in whatever way you can, to make the Academy
strong, vibrant, and able to better represent the profession. The Academy can not be run by the same bunch of people year in and year out. We need new ideas, new approach, and new strategies to forge ahead. I believe there are many talents out there, among Fellows and Members of the Academy. Please may I ask that you use your talents and time to benefit the profession through the Academy!

The Council of the Academy of Medicine and I wish all our Fellows and Members A Very Happy and Fruitful Year 2004!

 


 

News From The College Of Physicians
5 th International Conference On Traditional And Complementary Medicine (INTRACOM 2003)

Report by Datuk Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, Presiden


The College of Physicians,Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and the National Committee for Research and Development in Herbal Medicine organized the 5th International Conference on Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T/CM) from 20 to 22 October 2003 at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel , Petaling Jaya. The focus of the conference was on “Integrated Medicine – A Reality for the Future”. The umbrella bodies of TCM namely the Malaysian Society of Complementary Therapy,Federation of Chinese Physicians and Medicine Dealers
Association of Malaysia, Malaysian Indian Traditional Medicine Association, Malaysia Homeopathy Medical Council and Malaysian Malay Traditional Medicine Association participated officially in this conference.


A closer look at the Information Hub
Although the College of Physicians of Malaysia co-organised the event with the Ministry of Health, it is important to take note that both the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) and the College of Physicians of Malaysia (COP) have not given full and total endorsement of all Traditional / Complementar y Medicine practices in this country, as yet. Both the MOH and the COP are at present merely providing a forum for discussion and deliberation between the various stakeholders on the possible harmonization of both modern and traditional medicine. The Ministry of Health, in addition, has also introduced many initiatives to ensure the safe and high quality practice of T/CM in this country by laying emphasis on the formal training and regulation of T/CM practitioners, the availability of safe, quality and ef ficacious T/CM products in the market and the requirement of properly-conducted clinical trials of herbal products before such products can be accepted for the prevention and treatment of disease conditions.

To enhance the harmonizing of both modern and traditional/complementary medicine, traditional / complementary medicine practitioners are urged to work towards evidence-based traditional / complementary medicine.


Some of the Organising Committee Members
It was a memorable event with a total of 330 participants registered for the conference comprising western-trained doctors, T/CM practitioners, researchers and representatives from the herbal industry. The conference was officially declared open by YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah b Hj Ahmad Badawi, the then Deputy Prime Minister on
20 October 2003 which was followed by the launching of the “Global Information Hub on Integrated Medicine”,

the signing of letters of intent (a cooperation between research institutes between Malaysia and USA) and the opening of the trade exhibition. The development of the information hub was initiated when the Ministry of Health Malaysia received approval from the Commonwealth Health Ministers to develop and implement the project. The aim is to provide a central electronic database with validated and up-to-date information on T/CM. The project was endorsed by the Malaysian Cabinet in August 2003 with the vision that it would provide a global one-stop center for information on integrated medicine for consumers, healthcare providers, researchers, scientists, healthcare managers, corporate leaders and others.


Registration of Delegates
There were three pre-conference workshops on 19 October 2003. A total of seven plenaries and six symposia were held focusing on important issues and challenges in the integration of T/CM into standardization, legislation and regulation, quality assurance and product safety issues. Areas covered included evidenced based T/CM, role of T/CM, women’s health, conservation of biodiversity and commercialization of herbal products as herbal medicines.

 

 


 

News From The College Of Paediatrics
Report by Prof Boo Nem Yun, President
 

Pilot project on self-assessment of professional practice
As part of the continual professional development , the College has agreed to participate in a pilot project of self appraisal and appraisal by colleagues and guardians of our patients. This is a joint effort between the Academies of Medicine of Malaysia and Singapore. The College of Paediatrics,being one with a small membership, is chosen to carry out the pilot project. All College members will receive a set of appraisal forms. Being a pilot project, the appraisal forms for the guardians of our patients will be administered only to those who are English-speaking during this initial stage. The primary aims of the pilot study are to determine the acceptability of self-appraisal among Malaysian paediatricians, their colleagues and the guardians of their patients, and the levels of practice. It is hoped that the findings of the latter will help
members to improve their professional work.

Establishing linkage with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
Following his recent visit to Malaysia, Professor Alan Craft, the President of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health proposed that our two colleges should explore various avenues for collaboration. Some of the suggestions include sharing documents on subspecialty training that both colleges have produced and facilitation of post-graduate training places. He also proposed that any paediatricians in Malaysia who has been a consultant for more than 5 years and has Membership or Fellowship of other Royal Colleges can be considered for Fellowship of RCPCH.Suggestions from members of the College are welcome on any other areas of collaboration.

Continued Medical Education
Short courses on various topics and lectures are conducted by the College in various states outside Kuala Lumpur. In response to popular request ,the college will organise another series of lectures on neonatal ventilation in March 2004. Members are welcome to give suggestion on the types of lecture series which they feel will be of benefit in their states.

Credentialing of Subspecialties in Paediatrics
In order to attain a certain levels of standard in subspecialty training in Malaysia, and to safeguard the welfare of the Malaysian public when Malaysia opens its “gate” for foreign health care professionals to practise in this country under the agreement of the World Trade Organisation , we need to fine-tune the process of credentialing of subspecialties in Paediatrics. Furthermore, under the proposed National Health Financing Scheme, credentialing of subspecialties will played an important role in assisting remuneration of practitioners. Most of the subspecialties have drawn up criteria on what to expect from the professionals under consideration for credentialing. However, there is still room for improvement in the supervisors’ assessment forms to ensure sufficient depth and transparency of assessment of the trainees. To guide the new trainees, syllabus needs to be drawn up by each subspecialty on the scopes and levels of knowledge and competency expected of them. These are the areas the College, through its Committee on Credentialing of Subspecialty is currently working on.
 

 


 

News From The College Of Radiology
“Musculoskeletal Trauma”
Scientific Meeting in Langkawi, Malaysia
11 – 14 December 2003

Report by Dr Evelyn Ho

The College of Radiology (COR) and Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) held a joint scientific meeting in Berjaya Langkawi Beach and Spa Resort in Langkawi, the “Caribbean of the East” from the 11 – 14 December 2003. This meeting was in collaboration with the inaugural Regional Outreach Programme of the International Skeletal Society (ISS).

The ISS is the world’s premier musculoskeletal organization with which the AMS and other regional musculoskeletal societies have strong links. The ISS Regional Outreach Programme is aimed at providing intensive teaching young radiologists in the early stages of musculoskeletal subspecialisation. A very distinguished ISS teaching faculty
comprising of experts from all over the world were present. Amongst these were Dr Eugene McNally (Oxford, UK), Professor Juerg Hodler (Zurich, Switzerland) and Professor Mark Kransdorf (Mayo Clinic, USA). The 2-day ISS workshop was held from 11 – 12 December.

For the scientific meeting proper from 13 – 14 December, the faculty was made up of 27 foreign and local musculoskeletal experts. There were 9 sessions of Refresher Course lectures on Musculoskeletal Trauma. Although it was during the school holidays, just after Hari Raya and 2 weeks before Christmas–there was a good turnout for the meeting!

To balance the “taxing” lecture schedule, delegates and speakers at the meeting enjoyed a “BEACH PARTY” instead of a formal banquet. Many guests and delegates arrived in shorts (and beach slippers) for the “official” barbeque on the beach and the weather was perfect! A live performance by the resident singers entertained the crowd. During the BBQ, the Best Scientific Paper Awards for the AMS/ISS and the COR were given out. In addition, the lucky draws and quiz prizes from the various trade exhibition booths were also presented to elated winners!

All things considered, the meeting was a success. Langkawi provided a welcome change with duty free shopping, kayaking, wind surfing, cable car rides and one wonders what else the delegates managed to fit into the tight schedule!


From L to R: Prof MJ Kransdorf from USA, Prof Shigeru Ehara from Morioka, Japan and Dr Howard Galloway from Australia at the Speakers’ Dinner.


From L to R: Dr Ahn Joong-Mo from Korea, Prof Nguyen Vung-Duy from USA and Prof Kang Heung Sik from Korea at the Speakers’ Dinner.

Dr Lisa Wong (part of the teaching faculty) from Hong Kong receives a memento from Dr Subramani.

The crowd at one aisle of the Trade Exhibition.

Delegates to the meeting take their “tea”break.

Delegates queue for food at the Beach BBQ party.

Dr Lien receives the Best AMS/ISS Scientific Paper award from Dr Subramani.
     
For relaxation,take your pick of “moon”bathing or table football.Attending lectures in the day meant sunbathing had to be sacrificed but moon-bathing made up for it! Not shown of course was pool ,swimming ,tennis, kayaking ,relaxing at the lounge or staying in your chalets and being very close to nature!

 

 


 

 

37 th Malaysia-Singapore Congress Of Medicine
4 – 7 September 2003, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur

Report by Prof Yip Cheng Har, Organising Chairperson

Stage Party at the Opening Ceremony
The 37 the Malaysia - Singapore Congress of Medicine organized in collaboration with the Malaysian Oncological Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was successfully held from 4 to 7 September 2003 at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. The theme was on “Cancer”. The conference started off with four pre-congress workshops on Cytotoxic Reconstruction; Sexuality, Ageing and Cancer; Cancer Pain and Palliative Care on 4 September 2004. This was followed by the Opening Ceremony by the Royal Patron, HRH Sultan Azlan Shah, Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan and the 15th Tun Dr Ismail Oration on the topic of “Medical Professionalism: Maintaining the distinction between medicine as a profession and medicine as a commodity” by Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman. Datuk Dr Yeoh Poh Hong read the citation on Tan Sri Abu Bakar. The Presidents of seven overseas sister organizations were conferred Fellowship of the Academy.

The conference was attended by 630 participants comprising doctors, allied health professionals and cancer support groups. The scientific programme comprised both plenaries and multi-disciplinary symposia covering almost all aspects including management, treatment, psychosocial support, palliative care and also the national cancer registries. There was very interactive discussion and exchange of experiences amongst the participants.


Tan Sri Abu Bakar receiving a memento from the Royal Patron after delivering the 15th Tun Dr Ismail Oration

 The 4th Tun Hussein Onn Lecture was delivered by Professor Edison Liu on “The Cancer Genome”. The highlight was a stimulating debate on “Alternative and complementary medicine has a significant role in the cure and palliation of cancer”. There were seven free paper sessions and also a Young Investigator’s Award presentations. A public forum was held on 7 September 2003 but this was not so well attended. Two industry evening satellite symposia and a lunch satellite symposium were held.

The Congress Banquet was held on 6 September 2003 and there was the traditional exchange of mementos between the Academy and the overseas organizations.


The Presidents of overseas organisations being introduced to the Royal Patron

Some of the inductees at the Opening Ceremony

Stage Party at the Opening Ceremony


 

22 – 26 February 2004 (Sunday – Thursday)
10th ASIA-OCEANIA ORL HEAD & NECK CONGRESS
“OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY: GLOBAL IMPACT AND CHALLENGES”
 

Organiser                 Malaysian Society of Otorh inolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons
Venue                     Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
 
Secretariat               19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel                         +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax                          +603 2093 0900
Email                        secretariat@acadmed.my, secretariat@acadmed.my
Website                    http://www.asia-oceania2004kl.org

05 – 07 March 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
4th ASIAN & OCEANIC CONGRESS OF ANDROLOGY

Organiser Malaysian Society of Andrology & Study of the Aging Male
Venue Rasa Sayang Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Secretariat Dr Hin-Wai Yap, Organising Chairm a n
c/o MediTech Media (M) Sdn Bhd
Plaza 138, W6.08, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2162 9098
Fax +603 2162 9078
Email 4aoca@meditech.com.my

05 – 07 March 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
ENDOSCOPY 2004
“APPRECIATING THE ART OF GI ENDOSCOPY”

Organiser Malaysian Society of Gastro e n t e rology & Hepatology &
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Venue Dewan Jemerlang, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

06 March 2004 (Saturday)
A SEMINAR ON BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE SPECIALIST PRACTICE
“STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR SURVIVAL”

Organiser The Association of Specialists in Private Medical Practice
Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (ASPMP)
Venue Kuala Lumpur Golf and C o u n t ry Club (KLGCC)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat Suite 1-06, Sunway Medical Centre
5 Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Te l +603 7491 0277, 7491 0377
Fax +603 7491 0207
Email agchang@sunway.com.my

26 – 28 March 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
JOINT SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF THE MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS, MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN AND
THE COLLEGE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS, ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF MALAYSIA

“NEW PARADIGMS I N PAIN MANAG E M E N T ”

Organiser Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists
Venue Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Level 3 & 4, Bangunan Palm Glove
No 14, Jalan Glenmarie (Persiaran Kerjaya)
Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel +603 5568 6688
Fa x +603 5569 5302
Email pritam.kaur@pfizer.com

02 – 04 April 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
2nd PENSMA BIENNIAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
“ VITAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL NUTRITION”

O rg a n i s e r The Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Ve n u e Hotel Equatorial Penang, Penang, Malaysia
S e c re t a r i a t 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

08 – 11 April 2004 ( Thursday – Sunday)
13th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGIC
ENDOSCOPY

O rg a n i s e r Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia
Ve n u e Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat O & G Society of Malaysia
Suite C-07-02 Plaza Mont’ Kiara
No 2 Jalan Mont’ Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 6201 3009
Fax +603 6201 7009
Email ogsm@po.jaring.my

08 April 2004 ( T h u r s d a y )
SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCES IN DIGITAL IMAGING

Organiser Department of Radiology, University of Malaya
Venue Department of Radiology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Secretariat Prof Ng Kwan-Hoong
Department of Radiology
University of Malaya
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 7950 2088
Fax +603 7958 1973
Email ngkh@um.edu.my

14 – 18 Apri l 2004 ( Wednesday – Sunday)
13th CONGRESS OF THE FEDERATION OF ASIA AND OCEANIA PERINATAL SOCIETIES

Organiser Perinatal Society of Malaysia & Federation of Asian and
Oceania Perinatal Society (FAOPS)
Venue Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Secretariat Abbott Laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd
22 Jalan U1/15, Seksyen U1
HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel +603 5569 3388
Fax +603 5569 3399
Website http://www.faops2004.org

08 – 09 May 2004 ( Saturday – Sunday)
AGM / ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS,
ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF MALAYSIA

“UPDATES 2004”

Organiser College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

14 – 15 May 2004 ( Friday – Saturday )
AGM / ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, ACADEMY OF
MEDICINE OF MALAYSIA

Organiser College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Secretariat : 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my
Website http://www.acadmed.org.my

14 – 16 May 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
THE 3RD BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON CARDIOPULMONARY BY PASS
“CARDIOPULMONARY BY PASS: ASEAN FLAVOUR ”

Organiser Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Venue Eden Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Secretariat Heal Marketing Sdn Bhd
26 & 28 Jalan TPJ4
Taman Perindustrian Jaya
47200 Subang Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel +603 7845 0486 (Contact person: Pauline Gopal / Balkis Mohd Baskri)
Fax +603 7845 0487

22 – 23 May 2004 ( Saturday – Sunday)
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING & 44TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PMPASKL

Organiser Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur
Venue Sheraton Subang, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

27 – 30 May 2004 (Thursday – Sunday)
44th MMA AGM

Organiser Malaysian Medical Association
Venue Helang Hotel, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia
Secretariat Malaysian Medical Association
Kedah / Perlis Branch
P O Box 305, Pejabat Pos Besar
05710 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel +604 730 8878
Fax +604 730 4651
Email sparmar@tm.net.my
Website http://www.mma.org.my

04 – 06 June 2004 ( Friday – Sunday)
34th AGM & ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF MALAYSIAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION

Organiser Malaysian Orthopaedic Association
Venue Mutiara Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my
Website http://www.moa-home.com

11 – 13 June 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
2nd COLORECTAL WEEKEND

Organiser College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Rasa Sayang Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

21 – 22 June 2004 (Monday – Tuesday)
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE TREATMENT OF FEBRILE NEUTROPAENIA

Venue Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

24 – 27 June 2004 (Thursday – Sunday)
GUT 2004

Organiser Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Venue Rasa Sayang Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my
Website http://www.msgh.org.my

25 – 28 August 2004 ( Wednesday – Saturday)
5th MOH-AMM SCIENTIFIC MEETING (INCORPORATING THE 7th NIH SCIENTIFIC
MEETING)

“QUALITY AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM”

Organiser Academy of Medicine of Malaysia & Ministry of Health Malaysia
Venue Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

05 – 09 September 2004 (Sunday – Thursday)
14th TRIENNIAL CONGRESS OF ASIA PACIFIC ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION

Organiser Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Venue Shangri-La Hotel & Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my
Website http://www.apoa2004.com

15 – 19 September 2004 ( Wednesday – Sunday)
ASEAN ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGY MEETING

Organiser College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Penang Mutiara Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia
Secretariat c/o Ms Janet Low
D e p a rtment of Radiology
University Malaya Medical Centre
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Tel +603 7950 2069
Fax +603 7958 1973

24 – 26 September 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTENSIVE CARE

Organiser Critical Care Medicine Section, Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists
Venue Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my
Website http://www.msa.net.my

01 – 03 October 2004 (Friday – Sunday)
1st ASIA- PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH

Organiser College of Public Health Medicine, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my

04 – 07 October 2004 (Monday – Thursday)
5th ASIA PACIFIC TRAVEL HEALTH CONFERENCE

Organiser Malaysian Society of Travel Medicine, Asia Pacific Travel Health Society, Ministry of Health Malaysia & College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine of
Malaysia
Venue Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat MediTech Media (M) Sdn Bhd
Plaza 138, W6.08
138 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2162 9098
Fax +603 2162 9078
Email 5apthc@meditech.com.my
Website http://www.5apthc.com

17 – 23 September 2006 (Sunday – Saturday)*Date unconfirmed
XVIII FIGO WORLD CONGRESS OF GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS 2006

Organiser Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia
Venue Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat O & G Society of Malaysia
Suite C-07-02 Plaza Mont’ Kiara
No 2 Jalan Mont’ Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 6201 3009
Fax +603 6201 7009
Email ogsm@po.jaring.my

20 – 24 August 2007 (Monday – Friday)
24th WORLD CONGRESS OF PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
“MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALISATION AND MINIATURISATION”

Organiser College of Pathologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Venue Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Secretariat 19 Jalan Folly Barat
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2093 0100, 2093 0200
Fax +603 2093 0900
Email secretariat@acadmed.my,secretariat@acadmed.my