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MTS Annual Congress 2022

Overview of the MTS SPIROMETRY Education Programme

APSR Teaching Library

(For APSR members/MTS Ordinary Life Member)

Events

28–30 June 2022

Virtual academy of adult respiratory medicine

Online

Date: 28–30 June 2022
Registration & Details: click here


 

28–30 June 2022

Virtual academy of paediatric respiratory medicine

Online

Date: 28–30 June 2022
Registration & Details: click here


 

30 June 2022

Asthma Revolution: Exploring Immunology (Eosinophils) and Its Role in Severe Asthma – Real World Complex Asthma Cases

Live webcast

Date: 30 June 2022
Registration & Details: click here


 

30th June 2022

Breathe Our Solution - Looking Forward: Are We Ready for Nebulizers on 30th June 2022

Webinar

Date: 30th June 2022, Thursday - 2000 - 2120.
Registration link: click here


 

30th June to 2nd July 2022

5th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference (Physical)

Prague

Date: 30th June to 2nd July 2022


 

2nd July 2022

Severe Allergic Asthma Control Excellence

Microsoft Teams

Date: 2nd July 2022, Saturday from 3pm - 4.40pm.
Registration link: click here


 

2nd July 2022

Breathe Our Solution - Looking Forward: Are We Ready for Nebulizers on 2nd July 2022

Webinar

Date: 2nd July 2022, Saturday - 1300 - 1520.
Registration link: click here
A recording talk on 30th June will be aired during this session but the Q&A session will be live.


 

7th - 8th July 2022

Sabah Respiratory Update (Hybrid Event)

Shangri La Tanjung Aru, Sabah
To register - click here


 

13th July 2022

16th MTS Webinar on Severe Asthma in Children

Zoom Audio and Video Conference

Date: 13th July 2022, Wednesday - 0800 - 0930 (Malaysia, GMT +8).
Registration link: click here


 

16th July 2022

KIDZ Asthma Education Programme 2022

Auditorium, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu

Date: 16th July 2022, Saturday from 8am - 5.30pm.
Registration link: click here


 

25th July 2022

16th Paediatric Respiratory Virtual Grand Ward Round

Zoom platform

Date: 25th July 2022, Monday from 4pm - 5.15pm.
Please email to m.thoracicsociety@gmail.com for the Zoom ID and password if you wish to attend the event.


 

28th - 30th July 2022

The 4th Biennial Congress of Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Malaysia 2022 (SELSMA Congress 2022)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC

Date: 28th - 30th July 2022
Congress website: click here


 

20th - 21st Aug 2022

MTS SPIROMETRY CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME PHASE 3 COURSE

UiTM Selayang


 

4th–6th September 2022

ERS Congress 2022 Barcelona

Barcelona

Date: 4th–6th September 2022
Congress website: click here
Discounts for a few more days - early bird until 5.7.22


News

 

MHC - Ensure Safe Working Conditions for All Health Professionals

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Tread Cautiously with the Loosening of Restrictions

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Waspada Dalam Melonggarkan Sekatan

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - We Need a Trustworthy Owner for MySejahtera

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Kita Memerlukan Pemilik yang Amanah untuk MySejahtera

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Re-evaluate 'Return To Work' Criteria For Healthcare Professionals with COVID

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Rombak Kriteria Kembali Bekerja Untuk Petugas Kesihatan Disahkan COVID

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - We must improve maternal, sexual, and reproductive health rights in Malaysia

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Hak Kesihatan Keibuan, Seksual dan Reproduktif Wanita di Malaysia mesti Dipertingkatkan

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Reinforce Malaysia’s Plan Against Omicron

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Our Endemic COVID-19 Strategy must include a Variant Strategy

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Strategi COVID-19 Mesti Melibatkan Strategi Varian

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC - Ensure Comprehensive Healthcare Allocations in Budget 2022

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: A Strong Start by the Health Minister and More Is Needed

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Review the Relaxed Restrictions for Fully-Vaccinated Persons

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Science and Public Health Must be Apolitical

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Do Not Harass or Intimidate Our Health Professionals

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: In Solidarity with Healthcare Workers Under Investigation

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Better Pandemic Strategies Needed After Re-organisation

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Solve The Contract Situation for Junior Doctors and Health Professionals

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Ivermectin Must Follow Malaysia's Standard Approval Process

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Spend Public Funds Based On Science and Good Judgement

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Provide More Detail for the Recovery Plan

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: No COVID-19 Patient Should Be Brought in Dead

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

MHC: Total Lockdown Must Be Supported By Other Measures

Press Statement from MHC. Click here to read


 

Persatuan Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Awam Malaysia, 26 NGO bantah hisap vape, rokok di Parlimen

Published by sinarharian.com.my 8 Aug 2020. -  click here to read in full


 

Make face masks free for B40 group, says Thoracic Society

Published by thestar.com.my 30 July 2020. -  click here to read in full


 

Mandatory Use Of Face Masks In Public

Published by Codeblue 30 July 2020. -  click here to read in full


 

MTS Press Statement: Mandatory Use of Face Masks in Public

Press Statement from MTS dated 29 July 2020. -  click here to read in full


 

Press Coverage on Use of Face Masks

click here for more


 

Kenyataan Media Mengenai Penggunaan Topeng Muka Semasa Pandemik COVID-19

Di kala Malaysia menuju ke fasa lanjutan perintah kawalan pergerakan bersyarat (PKPB) bermula pada 13hb Mei 2020 sehingga 9 Jun 2020, kita akan menyaksikan lebih banyak aktiviti-aktiviti “norma baharu” secara beransuran di kalangan rakyat Malaysia meliputi sektor kurang kritikal. - klik sini untuk bacaan lanjut


 

MTS Press Statement on Use of Face masks

As Malaysia eases into an extended phase of conditional movement control order (CMCO) beginning on the 13th May 2020 until 9th June 2020, we shall witness the gradual return of new normal activities among fellow Malaysians in many non-essential sectors in the country - click here to read in full


 

Respiratory Medical Group Wants E-Cigarettes Banned In Malaysia

The Malaysian Thoracic Society says there’s no proof e-cigarettes are more effective than conventional smoking-cessation therapies. - click here to read in full


 

Proposing a Non-Citizens Health Act for Malaysia

THE recent polio case in Sabah highlights the people our health system has left behind. Therefore, we propose a Non-Citizens Health Act for Malaysia to achieve universal health coverage, which is both our Health Minister’s stated aim and a World Health Organisation commitment.. - click here to read in full



Announcements

 

MTS Overseas Travel Grant 2022

Application for the MTS Oversea Travel Grant is now OPEN! The due date of the submission is on 15th July 2022. No late application will be entertained.

Please click here to apply.


 

The ERS International Congress  - Discounts for a few more days - early bird until 5.7.22

The ERS International Congress is returning as an in-person event in 2022, but with the added option of online attendance. Taking place in Barcelona on 4–6 September, the event will offer the usual comprehensive programme covering the full range of respiratory topics. Joint members of our societies are entitled to the member discount. Additionally, anyone registering before 5 July can benefit from the early bird discount. Spaces onsite are limited this year, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


 

MTS Spirometry Certification Programme 2022 Phase 1 and Phase 3 Travel Grant

MTS is offering 10 travel grants for members who attend both 1st phase and 3rd phase of MTS Spirometry Certification Programme. The closing date is on 20th May 2022. No late applicants will be entertained. Please click here to apply.


 

Booking of Meeting Rooms at the MTS Office

For more details, click here.


 

MTS 2021 Annual Congress Travel Grant

The application for the MTS 2021 Annual Congress Travel Grant is CLOSED!


 

Joint Statement on the New WHO Air Quality Guidelines

A global statement on the new WHO Air Quality guidelines that were released on 22nd September 2021. The release of the guidelines is very important for the future lung health of people across the globe and the joint statement has garnered the support and endorsement of over 100 societies. The statement has now been published and is available here. The statement has also been published by International Journal of Public Health                        The press release can be viewed here .


 

Malaysia Home Without Smoking Environment (MyHOUSE)

MyHOUSE is a programme to encourage people to keep their houses smoke free. For further information, please go to their website at https://www.my-house.com.my/. To join the programme click here.


 

Primo-COPD Modules

Six online CPD modules on COPD have been placed on the online platform MMA Medcomet. The modules were created by Novartis. Upon completion of each module, 1 CPD point will be granted instantly provided a 60% passing mark is obtained. Please click on this link to access the modules.


 

Donation Drive to Supply Oxygen Concentrators to Ministry of Health COVID-19 Treatment Centre is Now CLOSED!

The Malaysian Thoracic Society wishes to thank all donors who contributed to the success of this donation. The following equipment has been donated:

  1. 124 units of oxygen concentrators with consumables

  2. 167 units of oxygen twinhead flowmeters

  3. 10 units of oxygen regulator pin index with schrader valve

  4. 10 units of palm pulse oximeters

  5. 160 units of fingertip oximeters

  6. 2 units of powered air purifying respirators

Click here for donor list


 

World Lung Day 2021

The MTS is part of a group of 200 World Lung Day (WLD) partners, organisations who care about lung health from all over the world who are helping raise awareness and make a difference.. Click here to read more


 

Conquering Lung Cancer Together

Four digital educational modules on lung cancer with the theme Conquering Lung Cancer Together which have been placed on an online platform called HealthPrez. Click here to read more


 

Donation of High Flow Nasal Cannula and Consumables

Donation by the Malaysian Thoracic Society to Ministry of Health Malaysia. Click here to read more


 

Managing COPD with technology during COVID-19

COPD is a major respiratory illness in Malaysia with a 4.7% prevalence of moderate to severe cases reported in 2018, which translates to 448,000 cases. Click here to read more