MTS Committees

The following is a list of Committees and members appointed to serve for the term 2020 - 2021:

  1. Education and Training Committee - Dr Asiah Kassim (Chair), Assoc Prof Dr Pang Yong Kek, Prof Dr How Soon Hin, Dr Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki and Dr Tie Siew Teck.  
  2. Science and Research Committee - Prof Dr Liam Chong Kin (Chair), Prof Dr Roslina Abdul Manap, Dr Jessie Anne de Bruyne, Dr Lalitha Pereirasamy and Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail.
  3. Standards of Care Committee - Prof Dr Roslina Abdul Manap (Chair), Dr Asiah Kassim, Dr Tie Siew Teck, Dr Kuan Yeh Chunn and Dr Wong Jyi Lin
  4. Information Technology Committee – Assoc Prof Dr Pang Yong Kek (Chair), Dr Hooi Lai Ngoh, Dr Hilmi Lockman, Dr Aisya Natasya Musa and Dr Tan Jiunn Liang.
  5. Spirometry Steering Committee – Dr Asiah Kassim  (Chair), Assoc Prof Dr Pang Yong Kek, Dr Tengku Saifudin Tengku Ismail, Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail, Dr Wong Jyi Lin, Dr Goon Ai Khiang, Dr Muventhiran A/L Ruthranesan, Dr Andrea Ban Yu-Lin, Dr Tie Siew Teck, Dr Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki, Dr Tan Jiunn Liang
  6. Inhaler Education and Training Steering Committee - Dr Jessie Anne de Bruyne (Chair), Assoc Prof Dr Pang Yong Kek, Prof Dato' Dr Hj Abdul Razak Abdul Muttalif, Dr Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki, Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail, Dr Su Siew Choo, Dr Lalitha Pereirasamy, Dr Fauzi Mohd Anshar, Dr Asiah Kassim, Dr Tan Jiunn Liang, Dr Irfhan Ali Hyder Ali, Dr Aishah Ibrahim, Dr N Fafwati Faridatul Akmar Mohammad, Mr Jaya Muneswarao A/L Ramadoo@Devudu, Dr Andrea Ban Yu-Lin, Dr Wong Chee Kuan, Dr Mohd Arif Mohd Zim, Ms Khoo Ming-Yi, Ms Nager Devi Vampanan and Ms Cheryl Shajini Pereira. This committee is being formed in 2020.


The roles of each committee are as stipulated below:

MTS Education and Training Committee
Role of this committee:

  • To develop courses and conduct workshop for the Society
  • To liaise with Information & Technology Committee in the development of e-learning courses
  • To provide feedback to the NSR’s Respiratory Medicine Training & Examination Committees to keep the respiratory curriculum in tandem with the current and future development of the discipline
  • To work with the Standards of Care Committee to promote guidelines-recommended medical care developed by the Society.

MTS Science and Research Committee
Role of this committee:

  • To promote the advances of science in respiratory medicine
  • To set the direction of research programme in the country
  • To vet the applications of MTS Research Grant submitted to the Society
  • To make recommendation to the Executive Committee for the award of Society’s grant.
  • To explore and recommend research network for members of the Society.

MTS Information Technology Committee
Role of this committee:

  • To provide advice to Society on matters related to information technology and electronic communication.
  • To liaise with Education and Training Committee in the process of developing the e-learning courses
  • To liaise with Society's appointed webmaster, app developer as well as secretariat staff in the management of MTS website, conference apps and E-learning site.

MTS Standards of Care Committee
Role of this committee:

  • To provide advice to the Society where guidelines on certain treatment areas are deemed necessary.  This includes advice on the need to revise existing guidelines.
  • To produce Quality Standards (based on existing guidelines), with the aim to guide clinicians/planners/patients on the standards of care that a patient with a particular disease/condition should expect.
  • To identify research questions arising from Guidelines and Quality Standards.


MTS Spirometry Steering Committee 
Role of this committee:

  • To prepare education modules and teaching material for Spirometry education in Malaysia.
  • To provide professional advice on enquiries relating to Spirometry practice in Malaysia.
  • To collaborate with multi-disciplinary groups and other agencies interested in Spirometry education and training in Malaysia both in the government and private sectors.
  • To plan initiatives for education and training for other Lung Function Tests in Malaysia.
MTS Inhaler Education and Training Steering Committee
Role of this committee:
  • To draw up a programme to improve the skills and knowledge of healthcare providers on inhalational therapy
  • To organise certification examinations and to determine the standard required to pass the examination
  • To organise training courses for healthcare providers prior to the certification examination
  • To create training videos to further enhance the effectiveness of teaching inhaler technique
  • To produce a training booklet and slides for the purpose of standardising the training programme
Last update 26 June 2020