Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ website.
The MSA celebrates its 60th year of establishment in 2023. When it was first mooted in 1963, the objectives of this Society were to promote the art and science of Anaesthesiology via continuous medical education, to enhance the camaraderie and ensure wellness among the fraternity and to network and collaborate at the local and international platforms. I am proud to say that, with the continuous effort and determination from the previous Executive Committees, we have achieved many of these objectives thus far.
The MSA encourages our members to maintain professional competency and keeping abreast with current literature by subscribing to a number of online journals. Please enjoy using them. It is with pride that we published the “MSA Year Book” annually since 2008 covering relevant anaesthesia updates related to clinical practice by Malaysian authors and the “Berita Anestesiologi” to keep our members abreast with all the activities undertaken by the fraternity. In addition, we have successfully published two issues of our very own Malaysian Journal of Anaesthesiology. We encourage members to contribute their works and interesting cases to this journal as it is our own home-grown journal.
“Bersatu kita teguh, bercerai kita roboh”. In conjunction with the 60th Jubilee celebrations, we would like to invite all the anaesthesiologists, young and senior, in Malaysia who have yet to become members to join the Society. There will be many promotional activities to encourage life membership, so please stay tune. We aim to work closely with the MSA state representatives in this promotion.
We provide many interesting perks to our members. In our website, we have the members’ lounge in which members can get access to previous KITE webinar recordings, Ovid journal subscription and many more. We also offer the K Inbasegaran Research Grants annually to support the research activities among our members. In addition, the Society offers financial subsidy for our members to present their research in conferences organised by international organisations affiliated to the MSA. We look forward to continue to receive applications from members.
The MSA is in the midst of arranging a collaboration with the Ministry of Health Malaysia and private hospitals to propose for an outreach programme in the rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, in 2023. We aim to facilitate surgery and improve Anaesthesia service with this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. This will go in hand with the Global Surgery initiative launched by the Lancet commission in 2014.
This year, the MSA and the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia will be held in the beautiful city of Kuching, Sarawak. Our theme this year is “My Anaesthesia 2023: LEAD (Leadership and Excellence in Anaesthesia Development)”. The scientific programme has been planned meticulously to entice all levels of anaesthesiologists in Malaysia; the seniors, juniors and trainees.
I believe 2023 will be a fantastic year for the MSA as there would be many activities for members to look forward to. I sincerely hope to meet all of you in our activities.
Professor Dr Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin
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