29 September 2016
Greetings to all the respected MSOHNS members! It is indeed a great honour to be given the opportunity to serve as President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS) for the year of 2016-2017. I would like to thank all of you who had supported me to lead the society during the previous AGM in 2015 at Johor Baharu. I also would like to offer my sincere appreciation and I sincerely congratulate Dr Jeevanan Jahendran, the President of the year 2015-16 and the executive committee members for their commitment and dedication over the past twelve months. Numerous continuous medical education events were carried out fruitfully for the benefits of the society and the community including health camp.
Otorhinolaryngology field or in short and more commonly known as ENT has grown tremendously in the management of cases in this field. Expanding subspecialty - Skull base in rhinology, neurotology, paediatric ENT, Head and Neck, Laryngology and advancement in the technology has also brought us to work together with other disciplines in medicine as well as with the industries for the improvement in knowledge and skills. Many of us especially at the academic institution and tertiary hospital are also members to the multidisciplinary team related to the subspecialties that mentioned. Modern health care has become more complex and involves skills across specialties. I wish that our members would share their experiences and skills with other professionals and work with them for the holistic management of the patients. Hence, for the coming year of 2016/17, I wish to organize scientific events including primary care updates related to the above matters. I welcome suggestions and volunteers to participate in those meetings as well as assisting the events that close to their hearts.
Nevertheless, we intend to continue the following activities during the year 2016-2017
1) Nationwide Primary Care Updates in ENT; we shall continue at those regions that were not included yet during previous term due to budget and time constraints
2) Annual ENT Health Camp
3) Annual Scientific Meeting
4) Annual ORL Retreat
5) Proposed formation of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons / separate Chapter of ENT under the auspices of the College of Surgeons. The discussion will be continued and lead by Dr Jeevanan with few other members of our society who are also the member of Academy of Medicine.
Next year AGM will be organized in May about a week before the Holy month of Ramadhan. We are hoping to find conference venue outside the busy city of Kuala Lumpur but still strategic to local and international delegates. Even though the AGM is not going to have any concurrent international conference but the new exco members and upcoming scientific committee will work together diligently to ensure the programs will remain relevant and exciting to all of us.
Senior members, friends and colleagues, I encourage you to participate in the MSOHNS activities. Do spend a few minutes from time to time to visit our website for updates. Members can also post their views, suggestions to our secretariat. This year, we would like to improve our website and make it more user friendly, updates of events and interesting issues can also be found there to avoid overlapping of events especially by local institutions. At the same time, I would like to hear feedback and opinion from members on how we can improve the society and make it more relevant to all members, in particular the younger generation of ENT surgeons. Younger blood may have more innovations and creativities to share with us. All of us are equally important in this society. We shall take our society - MSOHNS to a higher level as champions of this field in Malaysia and in the region. This can only be accomplished with dedication, commitment and hard work. Therefore, let's work together & achieve the goal and as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
With warm regards,
Professor Dr. Goh Bee See
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