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
The 4th IAPMD annual scientific meeting and AGM was successfully held on 9-11th September 2017 at Grand Riverview Hotel in Kota Bharu. The theme of the conference was Pathology of Men Women and Children. The speakers were Professor Anthony Gill, Associate Professor Lyndal Anderson, Dr Anna Gill [from Australia], Professor Rita Alagio from United States, Dr Tara Poonpracha from Thailand. Other local speakers include Professor Nor Hayati Othman, Dr Arni Talib, Dr Razmin Ghazali, Dr Faezahtul Arbaeyah Hussain, Dr Clarence Lai and Datuk Dr Azhar Amir Hamzah.
There were more than 200 delegates attended the 3 day conference. A total of 48 abstracts were received and they were published in Malaysian Journal of Pathology. A pre-conference seminar on Immunohistochemistry was held a day prior at School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Professor Dr Nor Hayati Othman
Chairperson, IAPMD KB 2017
Professor Dr. Nor Hayati Othman, the president of IAP Malaysian Division was invited by the organizing committee of 2017 National Pathology Conference in Kuantan. This conference is an annual meeting of the Ministry of Health (MOH) pathology services.
It was then concluded that all MOH anatomic pathology laboratories will join the IAPMDQAP programme.
The 10th Congress of Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology & Asia Pacific Society of Molecular and Immunohistology (APSMI) was held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia on 24th to 27th 2017
IAP Malaysian Division along with Sarawak Convention Bureau was involved in the bidding for Asia Pacific Congress in 2021. However, the bid goes to Japan
2 of our council member, Prof. Dr. Wong Kum Thong and Dato' Dr. Norain Karim was invited as speaker for this meeting.
Announcement of the IAPQAP programme
I would like to announce that IAPMD will embark on providing QAP for anat path labs for the country. I am sure you already know that we have made a trial run in 2015 and the results were presented at the AGM in September 2015 [you can view the summary here http://www.iapmd.net/iapmd-qap-programme.html] . For the trial run the DVDs were distributed to 21 labs . At the last AGM we pledged to strengthen this program.
In January this year, we run a questionnaire survey on your readiness to accept Malaysian QAP program [replacing RCPA of which all 35/35 anatomic pathology labs in Malaysia subscribe to] organized by IAPMD and majority of respondents (87%) agreed and ready to subscribe to this program. On 10th of January we had a meeting with Jabatan Standard Malaysia (DSM) seeking their advice on how to be a PT provider. following that DSM has listed us as one of PT (proficiency Testing) providers for medical testing [http://www.jsm.gov.my/proficiency-testing#.WMi42_l942w]
Further discussion with DSM led to a 2 day seminar (13-14 March 2017) on ISO 17043 jointly organized by IAPMD and DSM. We invited 2 speakers from Thailand, Professor Pongsak who is ex-IAP Thailand President and chair of IAPTD QAP program. The Thai Division have been offering this service in Thailand. We also invited Dr Patravee, the director of Bureau of Quality Lab Standard from Thailand who is an expert on ISO 17403, the quality standard for PTP. This seminar was attended by council members of IAPMD, IAPMD QAP members and some heads of pathology labs in the country.
At the end of the seminar, the conclusions could be summarized as below
Professor Dr. Nor Hayati Othman
International Academy of Pathology
The 3rd IAP MD Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 was held at G hotel, Gurney drive, Penang on the 8th and 9th October 2016. This year the conference was entitled ‘Gastrointestinal Diseases; Different Scopes, Common Goals’ with our target audience being both from the pathology faculty as well as from the Surgical and gastroenterology faculties. The conference was attended by about 250 delegates being medical officers, trainees, pathologists and clinicians both from Malaysia and overseas.
Our invited speakers were from both a histopathological and clinical background. Our key speaker Clinical Professor Dr M Priyanthi Kumarasinghe from The University of Western Australia captivated the participants with her interesting lectures and high energy. The other speakers from both MOH and MOE delivered valuable information for daily practise of gastrointestinal pathology and further clarified the need for constant co-operation between pathologists and clinicians.
A trade exhibition was also held concurrently with 11 companies participating. The exhibition allowed participants to explore new avenues in pathology. The poster presentation was well received by participants with a total of 31 posters both from the anatomic pathology faculty as well as the clinical faculties.
On the 7th October 2016, a pre-congress workshop was held at Hospital Pulau Pinang entitled ‘Gynaecological Cytopathology for Practicing Personnel’ which was attended by over a 183 participants. These participants included pathologist, Scientific Officers and medical laboratory technologists. The full day course was well –received with positive feedback being the largest cytology course to be held in Malaysia to date.
Overall, the 3rd IAP MD Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 was a great success and the organising committee was able to achieve their goal of both the clinicians and pathologist coming together to nurture the common understanding of GI pathology.
Dr Pavitratha Puspanathan
Organising Committee Chair,
3rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
International Academy of Pathology Malaysian Division
Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences,
Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Last update : 3 NOVEMBER 2019