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
During the 3rd AGM of IAPMD, a total of 12 new patholopgist have been inducted into the academy along with 6 new life members.
The Brain Tumour Workshop 2016 is organized by Malaysian Society of Neurology (MSN), supported by IAP Malaysian Division. Professor Dr. Wong Kam Tung, one of IAPMD committee member was the chair of the organizing committte. The workshop was held in University Malaya Medical Centre on 18 & 19 April 2016 with a guest speaker, Prof. Arie Perry, MD from Uniiversity of California, San Francisco, USA. Professor Arie Perry is a world renowned expert on brain tumours, and a member of the WHO panel for classification of brain tumours.
*pictures courtesy from Prof. Wong Kam Thung
The 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 International Academy of Pathology (Malaysian Division) was held from 11th to 13th September 2015 at Weil Hotel, Ipoh, Perak. This 3-day conference has attracted over 180 delegates to attend, which brought together medical laboratory technologists, scientific officers, medical officers, trainees, pathologists and dermatologists from around the country as well as from few South East Asia countries such as Indonesia and Singapore.
The focus of this year’s Conference was Dermatopathology and Uropathology. These two topics were delivered by speakers internationally well regarded in their fields. Participants were enlightened with the best-practice and new entities, including correct grossing techniques. This conference also opens the opportunity for several speakers from MOH hospitals of different parts of the country to share their cases and experience.
Prior to the commencement of the Conference, a successful preconference workshop was held, covering a comprehensive lectures and demonstrations on immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. This workshop was initially targeted for MLTs as well as Scientific Officers; nonetheless it also attracted the interest of the trainees and pathologists.
In addition, a pathology trade exhibition took place throughout the Conference, giving delegates the chance to network between academic sessions and learns about the latest product update, new opportunities and technologies. The Poster Presentations, comprising 26 papers on various aspects of Anatomic Pathology also proved to be a hit among the participants.
The Conference Gala Dinner held on 11 September was also a great success, providing a further opportunity for delegates to mingle in a relaxed atmosphere with great food and be entertained with a myriad of superb cultural dance performances and singing
The 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 International Academy of Pathology (Malaysian Division) was a successful event. Much appreciation from all the participants and they look forward to the next conference for improvement of standard, practice and service delivery of anatomical pathology services.
Dato’ Dr Norain Karim
MBBS, MPath, FRCPath, FRCPA, IFCAP, MIAC, FAMM
Chairman of the Organising Committee,
2nd Annual Scientific Meeting
International Academy of Pathology (Malaysian Division)
Report on Seminar and workshop of Oral Pathology and Immunohistochemistry
The Department of Pathology Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh and Hospital Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with The International Academy of Pathology (Malaysian Division) and College of Pathologists, Malaysia had organized a Seminar and Workshop on Oral Pathology and Immunohistochemistry that was held on 6th of March 2015 at Level 1and 3 Seminar room, Specialist Centre and Ambulatory Care Complex, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. This is the first educational event organised by IAPMD in 2015.
This event was unique since not only Pathologists and trainees in Pathology were involved but also Scientific Officers and Medical Laboratory Technologists in Pathology. This is also the first time that oral pathologists ( dentists) were involved. The response was overwhelming with more than 120 participants from all over the country.
The course comprises not only of lectures by distinguished speakers : Professor Jane Dahlstrom, Sub dean, Canberra Hospital Campus and ANU Medical School and Professor Tan Soo Yong, Senior Consultant Pathologist, Singapore General Hospital but also involve hands-on and demonstrations during the afternoon sessions for the Scientific Officers and the MLTs. Meanwhile, interesting and challenging cases of Oral pathology were discussed for the Pathologists and trainees. The session was proven to be stimulating in getting the accurate diagnosis.
Dr Norain Karim
Chairman of Organising committee
The Department of Pathology and Dermatology of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh in collaboration with Dermatological Society of Malaysia and The International Academy of Pathology (Malaysian Division) had organized a Clinico Pathology Discussion that was held on a Sunday morning, 12th October 2014 at the Department of Pathology, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh.
It was conducted quite differently from other clinico pathology discussions, being that the microscopic session were demonstrated first before the clinician’s presentation as requested by Professor Tetsunori Kimura, a visiting lecturer from Sapporo Dermatopathology Institute. Interesting and selected challenging cases of dermatopathology were discussed. The session was proven to be effective and stimulating in getting the accurate diagnosis. The response was overwhelming, notwithstanding that the session was conducted on a Sunday! The fact that all participants stayed on right through lunch was further testament to the success of the session.
The Inaugural Conference and Scientific Meeting was succesfully organized by the IAP Malaysian Division in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi MARA. It was an honour to have the current IAP President, Prof. Dr. Samir Amr to officiate the meeting as well as being one of the speakers. The topics discussed were of bone and soft tissue pathology with international and local speakers. We would like to thanks our sponsors ( Histocentre, BMS,Dako& Ambang Gemilang). See you next year in IPOH! ( link for programme book )
The recent conjoint Master of Pathology (MPath) Part II exam was held on 21 May 2014. There were a total of 14 candidates from UM,UKM,USM and UPM. The exam was conducted in the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysa, Serdang. The external examiner was Professor Yap Wai Ming from Singapore. Congratulation to the new specialist!
Lymphoma workshop was held on 24-25 March 2014 in Kota Kinabalu. This year workshop focus on T-cell lymphoma, including nodal, extra nodal (skin) and marrow changes. The topic was specifically addressed as it posed diagnostic dilemma among pathologists in view of many benign mimickers. The workshop included lectures, slides presentation and case discussion from participants.