In collaboration with the International Academy of Pathology Malaysian Division (IAPMD), the Department of Pathology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Kelantan, organised an inaugural Breast and Thyroid Pathology Update virtually on 16th and 17th June 2021. This 2-day course was attended by 250 delegates, comprised mainly of Pathologists, Medical Officers and Trainees.
Our invited speakers were All 3 renowned breast and endocrine pathologists in Malaysia, Dr Mohamad Rafie Mad Kaslan (Hospital Putrajaya), Dr Moharzudi Mohamad (Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu Sabah) and Associate Professor Dr Wan Faiziah Wan Abdul Rahman (Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia) and special invitation, our dedicated breast and endocrine surgeon from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Dr Maya Mazuwin Yahya. All speakers have vast experience handling Malaysian referral cases of breast and thyroid diseases.
The theme of this seminar was ‘Common is not always simple!’. This theme was inspired because breast and thyroid cases are common cases that keep increasing nowadays. Despite their commonality, their challenging morphology always puts pathologists in a diagnostic dilemma. The course is slanted towards practical diagnostic histopathology, clinical correlation and comprehensive coverage of histopathology of breast and thyroid diseases with special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties.
On the first day of the course, participants were enlightened with a breast update, followed by a thyroid update on the second day. Apart from updates, plenty of exciting and challenging cases were discussed during the slide seminar. Overall, this seminar was successful, comprising a good discussion between pathologists and highlighting important diagnostic points.
I would like to thank all who attended the Breast and Thyroid Pathology Update 2021 and all committee members who made this seminar a real success. Look forward to having 2nd Breast & Thyroid /Endocrine pathology updates in the near future, probably 2025. Stay tuned!
Assoc. Prof Dr Wan Faiziah Wan Abdul Rahman
(Chairperson Organising Committee)
Breast & Thyroid Pathology Update 2020
The 7th IAPMD Annual Scientific Meeting was held successfully from 5th – 7th October 2021 by virtual platform for the first time. This great event was organized by the Department of Pathology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan in collaboration with International Academy of Pathology, Malaysian Division (IAPMD), Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah and Kelab Kebajikan & Sukan Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan.
The theme of the meeting was ‘Gynaecologic Pathology, Dermatopathology and Uropathology’. Our invited speakers were Assocciate Professor Dr. Yu-Hung WuMD, from Taipei, Taiwan, Prof. Dr. Kiril Trpkov MD,FRCPC from University of Calgary, Canada, Prof. Dr. Annie Cheung MBBS (HK), MD (HK), FRCPath, FHKAM (Pathology), Dr. Faezahtul Arbaeyah Hussain from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Dr Ikmal Hisyam Bakrin MD,MPath from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr. Rosna Yunus MD, MPath from Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Dr. Razmin Ghazali MD, MPath from Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
The three days meeting was joined by 319 delegates from local and oversea. The meeting had included lectures, slides seminars, IAPMD QAP review, Annual General Meeting and induction ceremony for new and life members. For poster presentation, abstracts of 90 case reports and 17 original articles were received and will be published in Malaysian Journal of Pathology.
The exhibitors and contributors of the event were Innovz Sdn Bhd, Takeda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Roche Sdn Bhd, Utas Maju Sdn Bhd, Sysmex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Ultimed Scientific Sdn Bhd, Radiometer Malaysia Sdn Bhd, PCHEM Supply & Services Sdn Bhd, Histocenter [M] Sdn Bhd and Bita Lifescience Sdn Bhd.
I hope that all participants benefited from this meeting and as much experience of a conference as possible even though it was held virtually.
Dr Azlina Bt Abdul Rahman
Chairperson of the organizing committee,
7th IAPMD ASM 2021
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The Department of Pathology, Hospital Melaka in collaboration with International Academy of Pathology, Malaysian Division (IAPMD) and Kelab Sukan Dan Kebajikan Jabatan Patologi, Hospital Melaka had successfully organized the 6th IAPMD Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting on 7th -8th September 2019 at Double Tree by Hilton Melaka Raya, Melaka.
The theme of the meeting was “Liver and Pancreas”. Our invited speakers are Professor Dr. Aileen Wee from National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore, Associate Professor Dr. Mark Luquette from University of Minnesota, US, Associate Professor Dr Wai Chin Foo from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, US, Professor David F. Chhieng from University of Washington Medical Center Seattle,US, Datin Dr Nik Raihan Nik Mustapha from Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah.
The meeting was attended by 173 delegates from local and oversea. The two day meeting had included lecturers, slides seminars and IAPMD QAP review. There are total of 45 abstracts were received and will be published in Malaysian Journal of Pathology.
I hope that all participants benefit from this meeting and experienced a ‘time tunnel’ of history and heritage in Melaka.
Dr Faizah Bt Ahmad
Chairperson of the organizing committee,
6th IAPMD ASM 2019
The International Academy of Pathology Malaysian Division (IAPMD) had recently won the bidding as the host for the Asia Pacific IAP Congress in 2023. The bidding process was made in the recent Asia Pacific IAP council meeting at the Asia Pacific IAP Congress in Heifei, China. Delegates of our committee members headed by our Vice President, Dato' Dr. Norain Karim delivered the presentation in the meeting before the vote was made. See you in APIAP 2023 in Penang!
The Department of Pathology, Hospital Pulau Pinang in collaboration with International Academy of Pathology, Malaysian Division (IAPMD) and College of Pathologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, had organised a National Genitourinary & Female Genital Tract Pathology Workshop that was held on 27-28th July 2019 at Auditorium ACC, Penang General Hospital.
There were a total of 160 delegates, including 15 foreign delegates. The workshop included lectures and slide seminars of selected interesting and challenging cases. I believe that our diverse and dynamic speakers had performed an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with the participants and had provided in-depth insight as well as practical tools in the diagnosis of genitourinary and female reproductive system pathology.
I would like to thank all the participants who attended the workshop. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. Thank you for your comments and suggestions on the evaluations, and I assure you that each will be given consideration so that future workshops
will be even more of a success.
Dr Chew Bee See
Organising Committee Chairman,
National Genitourinary & Female Genital Tract Pathology Workshop 2019
In collaboration with the Sabah Pathology Club, the 5th IAPMD annual scientific meeting and annual general meeting was successfully held on the 27th -28th of October, 2018. This international conference was held at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, with the theme of Breast and Mediastinal Lymphoreticular Pathology.
The esteemed speakers for this year conference include Professor Tan Puay Hoon from Singapore, Dr Yun Wu from the United States of America, Professor Adnan Mansoor from Canada and Dr Issam Al Jajeh from Singapore.
This international 2days conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from around the globe. A total of 41 abstracts were received and were published in Malaysian Journal of Pathology. A pre-conference seminar on The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytology and the Paris System for Reporting Urine Cytology was held a day prior at the same venue.
My hope is that every participant had truly benefited from this meeting, enjoyed connecting with colleagues and friends, while embracing the natural beuty of KK, Sabah Land Below The Wind.
Dr Ahmad Toha Bin Samsudin
Chairman, IAPMD 5th ASM 2018.
Picture credit to Dr Mohamad Rafie Md Kaslan
The Department of Pathology, Universiti Sains Malaysia in collaboration with International Academy of Pathology, Malaysian Division (IAPMD) had organised an East Coast Gastrointestinal Pathology Update Seminar. This seminar was held on 6th September 2018 at School of Medical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian Kelantan. This one day seminar had been attended by 75 delegates, comprised Pathologists, Clinician, Surgeon, Medical Officers and Trainees.
Our invited speakers were from both a histopathological and clinical background. Our key speaker was Datin Dr Nik Raihan Nik Mustapha, our Consultant Histopathologist & Head of Histopathology Unit Department of Pathology Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah, who has subspecialty in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology. The other speaker was Prof Dr. Lee Yong Yeh, Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine, from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus. Both speakers have a vast experience in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases.
The seminar included lectures which was very inspiring, informative and updated. The selected interesting and challenging cases were discussed during the slide seminar session. Overall, this seminar was a success comprising a good discussion between pathologists, gastroenterologist and surgeon in order to have a common understanding of gastrointestinal pathology reporting.
I would like to thank all who attended the East Coast Gastrointestinal Pathology Update 2018, the committee members who chaired by Dr. Sharifah Emilia Tuan Sharif and all who helped to make this seminar a real success. I hope that all delegates had enjoyed this seminar, have a good day shopping in Kota Bharu and happily connected with old friends!
Dr. Wan Faiziah Wan Abdul Rahman (Secretary) &
Dr. Nur Asyilla Che Jalil (Assistant Secretary)
East Coast Gastrointestinal Pathology Update 2018
The Department of Pathology, Hospital Pulau Pinang in collaboration with The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin Malaysia Campus (RCSI & UCD, formerly known as Penang Medical College) and International Academy of Pathology, Malaysian Division (IAPMD) had organised a National Renal Pathology Workshop that was held on 21-22nd July 2018 in RCSI &UCD Malaysia Campus, Penang.
The response was overwhelming, there were more than 110 delegates attended the two days workshop, comprised Pathologists, Nephrologists, Medical Officers and Trainees. The invited speakers were from both Histopathology and Nephrology background, they were Professor Datuk Dr Looi Lai Meng, Dr Nik Hasimah Nik Yahya, Dr. Hakimah Mahsin, Dr. Hanizah Khairan, Dr Norra Harun, Dr Roslina Suboh, Dr. Hemlata Kumari Gnanasegaram, Dr. Fauzah Abdul Ghani, Dr Liew Yew Fong, Dr Anita Bhajan Manicha and Dr Kong Boon Huei. The workshop included lectures and slide seminar of selected interesting and challenging cases were discussed.
I would like to thank all who attended the National Renal Pathology Workshop 2018 and who helped to make this workshop a huge success! I hope that all delegates had truly benefitted from this workshop, enjoyed connecting with old friends, our local cuisines and scenic beauty of the Pearl of Orient.
Dr Chew Bee See
Organising Committee Chairman,
National Renal Pathology Workshop 2018
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PATHOLOGY MALAYSIAN DIVISION