“Stay home, stay safe!”
That’s the slogan for 2020, and when we thought that the 2021 would be a brighter year, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to disappear. The slogan is played repeatedly everywhere you go and at any time of the day!
As for MSOHNS, and almost everyone in the world, the usual routine and whatever tradition there is, could not be proceeded due to this COVID-19 pandemic. The Society has shifted activities to online platform to suit the changes. To ensure the MSO-HNS activities are ongoing, countless workshops, lectures and webinar were conducted via online. Similarly the MSO-HNS Executive Committee meetings and Annual Scientific Meeting has been performed via the Zoom platform, among others.
COVID-19 has brought the best and the worst of us! Although it is survival of the fittest, it is our humanity that makes us better than everyone else. The Society has risen to the occasion promptly by donating PPEs to Sabah during the peak of second COVID-19 wave back in September 2020.
Looking forward to 2022 and beyond, our main highlight will be the shift of this Society into the College of ORL-HNS. I sincerely hope all members will pledge their full support to the incoming Executive Committee members of MSOHNS on a smooth transition process.
My utmost gratitude to all who has encouraged and inspired me all this time during my Executive Committee years; it will definitely benefit me for my upcoming tenure.
Stay home, stay safe, be creative and productive while you are at it!
Dr Ahmad Nordin