UiTM Respiratory Update 2018

Travel grants - Basic Lung Function Tests

Awards to attend the ATS International Conference

World Pneumonia Day on 12 November 2017

Sign On the Charter for Lung Health Petition

Action for Better Lung Health Around The World​

Lung Foundation Of Malaysia Travel Grant 2017

MTS Travel Grants

MTS Travel Grant for Overseas Conferences

UK Training Vacancies in Respiratory Medicine

Visiting Professional Programme - Lane Fox Respiratory by the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation


Statement from FIRS for World TB Day
Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, March 24, 2016 – In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for united efforts to mobilise the financial and human resources to end tuberculosis (TB).
Full article - click here

Education and Travel Grant Announcement: Basic LFT Course 2016
The Malaysian Thoracic Society is pleased to invite you to apply the “Education & Travel Grant” for the following events:
Name of Event: Basic Lung Function Tests Certification Course 2016 
Phase 1 (Train the trainers)
Date: 8 April 2016
Venue: Skill Laboratory, Selayang Campus, UiTM
Organiser: Malaysian Thoracic Society
Name of Event: Basic Lung Function Tests Certification Course 2016
Phase 1
Date: 9 - 10 April 2016
Venue: Skill Laboratory, Selayang Campus, UiTM
Organiser: Malaysian Thoracic Society
A total of 10 grants are offered
The deadline for application: 15 Mar 2016 - application has closed.

Education and Travel Grant
The Malaysian Thoracic Society is pleased to invite you to apply for the APSR 2015 Congress Workshops - Education & Travel Grant which is going to take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia (KLCC), on 3rd December 2015, Wednesday. Ten grants will be awarded this time.
Name of Event: APSR 2015 Congress
Date: 3 - 6 Dec 2015
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
To apply online, click here.
The deadline for application: 27 November 2015
For the Grant’s sponsorship structure, kindly refer to the link below:
MTS Education & Travel Grant sponsorship structure

LFM Education & Travel Grant- 2015
Lung Foundation of Malaysia is pleased to invite applicants to apply for travel grant to attend the Asia Pacific Congress (APSR) from 3-6 December 2015 to be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
For full details and application, click here

MTS Special Education & Travel Grant_ERS Advanced NIV Course, Milan, 5-6 November 2015
In line with the policy of the Malaysian Thoracic Society to promote continuing medical education and to improve the skills and knowledge of medical professionals and allied health practitioners of advanced non-invasive ventilation in this country, the Society would like to offer 2 grants for Members to travel to Milan, Italy to attend the European Respiratory Society Advanced Non-invasive Ventilation Course which will be held in Milan Italy from 5 - 6 November 2015.
What does the grant cover?
  • Programme registration fee
  • Transport expenditure
  • Accommodation expenses
What are the terms and conditions for the recipients of this grant?
  • Grant recipients must be a Life Member of MTS
  • Committed to impart the knowledge learned from this programme to the local medical and allied health fraternity.
  • Agree to conduct/organise at least 2 training and certification workshops/symposia related to non-invasive ventilation locally under the auspices of the Society (within 2 years after completion of the course).
  • If he/she is in receipt of funding from alternate sources, the source(s),quantum and expenses covered must be clearly declared in the application form.
  • Disbursement is subject to submission of valid original receipts of expenses incurred.
  • The decision of the Council on the award of this grant will be final.
Details of the programme:            
Course venue and recommended hotel:
Radisson Blue Hotel
Via Villapizzone 24
20156 Milan, Italy
To apply online, click here
Deadline for application:  7 August 2015
Successful applicants will be informed by email within 2 weeks after the closing date.

Education and Travel Grant Announcement:  LFT Certification Course 2015
The Malaysian Thoracic Society is pleased to invite you to apply the “Education & Travel Grant” for the following event:
Lung Function Test Certification Course 2015 (Phase 1 & 3)
Phase 1: 23 - 24 May 2015 
Phase 3: 5 - 6 September 2015 
Venue: Skills Laboratory, Selayang Campus, UiTM 

20 grants has been approved for this Course (each grant will cover Phase 1 & Phase 3 of the Course)

The deadline for application:  30 April 2015

Lung Foundation of Malaysia Research Grant 2015
LFM Research Grant is now open for application.
You may view the letter of invitation here
Application form can be downloaded here
Closing date: 29 May 2015
For any query, please contact Ms Ting at

MTS Travel Grant for Overseas Conferences
- Click here for details

Resolution passed at APLCC 2014
We, the participants of Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference, held on 6 – 8 November 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Recognize that:
1) Tobacco is a key risk factor for lung cancer claiming about 1.6 million lives globally every year (GLOBOCAN 2012). 
2) Complete implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the most effective way forward for prevention of lung cancer.
3) Tobacco industry interference is the major threat for effective implementation of the WHO FCTC. 
4) Trade and investment agreements are increasingly being used by the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control strategies including challenging the sovereign right of governments to protect public health.
Recommend that:
1) The APLCC supports full implementation on the WHO FCTC especially in all countries that are party to this treaty.
2) Eliminate tobacco industry interference at all levels of tobacco control strategy implementation. 
3) Tobacco products should be explicitly excluded from future internation, regional and bilateral trade and investment agreements.

APLCC 2014 Education & Travel Grant
Dear Members,
The Malaysian Thoracic Society is pleased to invite you to apply for the APLCC 2014_Education & Travel Grant to attend the Asian Pacific Lung Cancer Conference which is going to take place at the Shangri La Hotel, KL, from 6 - 8 Nov 2014.  Five grants will awarded this time.
Applicants must be our Society’s members.  Priority will be given to those presenting a scientific paper (oral or poster) or chairing a session in the Congress.  
  • To apply online, click HERE
  • Alternatively, to download the form, click HERE
All applications must reach the MTS office:
Suite 2-3, 2nd Floor, Medical Academies of Malaysia, 210, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
  • Sponsorship structure, refer HERE
  • Closing date:   6 Oct 2014.
  • Terms & Conditions applied
Yours sincerely,
MTS Council

MTS Congress Education & Travel Grant: Sleep 2013
The Malaysian Thoracic Society will provide assistance to MTS members to attend the conference. click here for details.
LFM Financial Aid to attend MTS 2012
Good news! The Lung Foundation of Malaysia (LFM) is offering financial aid for interested candidates to attend MTS 2012 Congress.

To apply, click here. You can also visit their website here.
MTS Research Grant Announcement
Dear Members,

In line with the Society’s objectives to support and promote scientific research in the field of respiratory medicine, we have just launched a research grant called the MTS Research Grant.  All members (ordinary/affiliate members) are eligible for this application.  Are you Interested? Click here to find out more.  

Apply now!  The deadline for application is 15 Mar 2012.
Report on Scientific Programme for MTS 2011 - download
Souvenir & Abstract Book for MTS 2011 is now available - download
Quantum of travel grants for MTS 2011 has increased!
We would like to announce that the organising committee has decided to increase the quantum of the travel grants to attend MTS 2011 from the existing 10 to 20.  Grab the opportunity now!
Application for 2011 MTS travel grant to attend Annual Congress
  1. The Malaysian Thoracic Society invites applicants for the "2011 MTS Congress Travel Award".
  2. The main objective is to encourage participants to present quality scientific research findings at the congress.
  3. The travel grant is worth RM1000 and up to 20 awards will be given.
  4. Application should be done online by ticking the relevant box in the abstract submission form.
  5. Application must be received before 30 June 2011. The organizing committee reserves the right to alter the date.
  6. The application will be considered once the abstract of the free paper, either as oral or poster scientific communication has been submitted.
  7. The abstract will be evaluated by the scientific committee which will recommend the travel award based on the merits of the paper. The decision is final and appeals will not be entertained.
  8. Any applicant who wishes to apply for this grant must have registered for the congress and paid fully.
  9. One applicant may only receive one travel award per year and must present the paper during the Congress.
  10. The recipients' names will be announced in the MTS website and the award will be disbursed after the paper has been presented.

MTS 2011 Organising Committee
Educational Grants for MTS 2011 Congress
Posted 22nd June 2011 

This year, the Malaysian Thoracic Society will provide financial assistance to health care professionals to attend the conference. 
  1. Any health care professional who is interested to attend MTS 2011 Congress.
  2. Preference will be given to applicant who is a MTS member, an invited chairperson, or individuals presenting oral or poster presentation.
  3. The claims will be based on official receipts of airfare and hotel accommodation.  For those travelling by road, they would have to give us a statement that they travel by road.
  4. The applicant will have to declare all financial support obtained from other sources for the purpose of attending the conference, if applicable.
  5. The reimbursement will be made after the conclusion of the Meeting. Successful candidates would have to submit their claims not later than two months after the Meeting.
Sponsorship Structure
  • Tier 1 Kuala Lumpur and Selangor RM700 (registration fee only)
  • Tier 2 Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Perak RM700 (registration fee) + up to RM1,000 (travel assistance and hotel accommodation)
  • Tier 3 Penang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis RM700 (registration fee) + up to RM1,500 (travel assistance for airfare and hotel accommodation)
  • Tier 4 Sabah and Sarawak RM700 (registration fee) + up to   RM2,000 (travel assistance for airfare and hotel accommodation)
The Committee of the Malaysian Thoracic Society reserves the right to decide on the award of the financial assistance and the successful applicants.
Please send in an application to MTS before 10th July 2011.
You may email the completed form to
Download application form here.