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Date: 20 - 23 July 2017
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel,
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Phase One

Date: 6 - 7 May 2017
Venue: UiTM

     
 

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Phase Three

Date: 14 - 15 October 2017
Venue: UiTM

     
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World COPD Day, 15 November 2017
 

World COPD Day: A Look at the Many Faces of COPD

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, November, 2017 - In support of World COPD Day (15 November), the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) joins patients, health care professionals, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in coming together today to take action against one of the world's most prevalent respiratory diseases. The illness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is a non-communicable lung disease that progressively robs sufferers of breath. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide1, causing more than 3 million deaths every year2, and more than two thirds of people with the disease don't know they have it. Dr. Alvar Agusti, Chair of the GOLD Board of Directors, states "appropriate diagnosis is the first, unavoidable, step towards treatment of the disease" on the importance of raising awareness of the increasing prevalence and global economic burden of diagnosing and managing COPD.

To read more please click here. ​

 
 

 
World Pneumonia Day on 12 November 2017
 

Stop pneumonia: Strengthen strategies to protect, prevent and treat pneumonia

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, November, 2017 - In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for global efforts to:

  • Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5 years
  • Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia for all people worldwide
  • Generate action, including continued investment and research to combat pneumonia

To read more please click here. ​

 

 
 

Overview of the MTS LFT Education Programme

Lung Function Tests (LFT) are vital tests used by the Respiratory Speciality for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. They include Peak Expiratory Flowmetry, Spirometry, Plethysmography, Lung Diffusion capacity study, 6 minute walk test and Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Test.

Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS) has taken the lead in providing a standard training programme for health care providers in Malaysia. The MTS Basic Lung Function Tests Certification programme aims is to provide formal and standardised training following international standards.

- Click here for full content.

 
 

 

Dubai International Asthma and COPD Forum

Dubai International Asthma and COPD Forum will bring together with leading experts in the field, we have prepared an exciting programme with hot topics covering Asthma and COPD and involving many international and regional renowned experts.

15% Special Discount for the Malaysian Thoracic Society Members, use this code to avail the discount (MTSACOPD)

Forum Flyer || Complimentary registration form - limited for 2 early applicant

- Click here to visit event website.

 
 

 

1st UKMMC Hands On Pleural Workshop

The 1st UKMMC Hands On Pleural Workshop will be held on 6th - 7th November 2017 (Monday-Tuesday) from 8.00am - 5.00pm at Pre-Clinical Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.

Announcement & Programme || Registration Form

Malaysian Thoracic Society is offering 10 travel grants to MTS members. The closing date of the application is on 15th October 2017.

 
 

 
MTS 2017 Photo Gallery - click here
 
 

 
Forum of International Respiratory Societies continues grassroots World Lung Cancer efforts
 

World Lung Cancer Day commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer.

July 31, 2017 GLENVIEW, Ill.– On World Lung Cancer Day, August 1, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks as well as early treatment around the world.

To read more please click here. ​

 
 

 
 
Sign On the Charter for Lung Health Petition
 

FIRS is working with the World Health Organization and the United Nations to make sure lung health is represented in national health agendas. At the World Health Assembly, FIRS proclaimed September 25 as a World Lung Day and hopes to use this as a rallying point for advocacy related to respiratory health or air quality.

The objectives of the Sign On the Charter for Lung Health​ ​ Petition​ is to improve lung health by encouraging individuals to sign on and show that they are committed to increase awareness and action to promote global lung health. ​

The Charter for Lung Health hopes to get 100,000 persons sign on to it. Please sign up here and share this call for action.

For more info please click here. ​

 
 

 
 
Action for Better Lung Health Around The World
 

This is an urgent call by FIRS to action for better lung health around the world.
> Read more

 
 

 
 
World Asthma Day, 2nd May 2017
 

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Fontana, May 2, 2017 – In support of World Asthma Day, 2 May, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges more availability to effective medications and health care for persons with asthma. > Read about this.

 
 

 
 
Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for Lung Disease— An Emerging Public Health Problem
 

Public Health | Information Series from the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) > Read about this.

 
 

 
Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) issues five key points, critical to addressing tuberculosis epidemic
 

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, March 24, 2017 – In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges action on five united strategies to ensure the aim of ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 becomes achievable, despite new and emerging challenges. > Read about this.

 
 

 

LUNG FOUNDATION OF MALAYSIA TRAVEL GRANT 2017

The Lung Foundation of Malaysia is pleased to invite applicants to apply for travel grant to attend the Annual Congress of the Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS) to be held at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 20th to 23rd July 2017.

- Click here for details / application form.

 
 

 

MTS Travel Grants
The following travel grants have been approved:

- 20 grants for MTS Congress 2017, 21st – 23rd July 2017.  Closing date: 20th June 2017

- 10 grants for the Congress workshop, 20th July 2017 (these will be considered as separate grants from the travel grant to attend the main Congress programme.  Closing date: 20th June 2017

- 20 grants for Basic Lung Function Certification courses May/October 2017.  Closing date: 7th April 2017

 
 

 
 
Event Announcements
 

Role Of Interventional Pulmonologist In Lung Cancer Diagnostics & Therapeutics
Date: 18 August 2017
Venue: National University Hospital, Singapore

click here for announcement

 
 

 
 

The 3rd Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Conference
Date: 19-20 August 2017
Venue: National University Hospital, Singapore

click here details

 
 

 
 

ACOS 2018
Date: 23-25 Feb 2018
Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand

There will be a 10% discount​ ​ for registration fee​ for MTS Members.
The discount code is 5AF42B

1st Announcement - click here

For further information please follow this link: http://acos2018.com/

 
 

 

The Lancet Summit: COPD and Lung Cancer
Date: 28-29 July 2017
Venue: Perth, Australia

This new Summit, organised by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and The Lancet Oncology, will bring together more than 20 international speakers to review current topics of debate for patients with COPD and lung cancer from prevention, diagnosis, treatment through to palliative care.

Abstracts are invited by May 15, 2017 for presentation as posters to supplement the invited lectures.

Special rates apply for members of the Malaysian Thoracic Society

For more information and to submit abstracts visit website.

Download leaflet here.

 
 

 

MTS Congress 2017
Date: 20 - 23 July 2017
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

click here to visit official conference website

 
 

 

Basic LFT Certification Courses 2017
Date: May | Oct 2017
Venue: UiTM

MTS will be Organising an Basic Lung Function Test for Phase 1 from 6th - 7th May 2017. There will be an early bird registration is before 1st March 2017 and closing date for registration is 15th April 2017. click here

Basic Lung Function Test for Phase 3 from 14th - 15th October 2017. This is applicable for candidates that had completed Phase 1 and 2 and closing date for registration is 15th September 2017. click here

 
 

 

The GulfThoracic Congress 2017
Date: 15-18 March 2017
Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE

For more details of the conference, please visit www.gulfthoracic.com

 
 

 
 

2nd Global Cancer Summit-2017-Malaysia
Date: 22-24 March 2017
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

For more details of the conference, please visit www.globalcancersummit.com

Flyer & Registration Form is here

 
 

 
 

HRCT Thorax Course
Date: 28 April 2017
Venue: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital will be organising an HRCT Thorax Course on 28 April 2017. Details are here, and registration information here.

There will be a discount on the registration fees for MTS members who register before 28 February 2017. Registration fees will be reduced to SGD120.00 for the first 20 MTS members who register before 28 February 2017. The usual course fee is SGD170.00 before 15 January 2017 and SGD200.00 after that.

 
 

 
 

Respiratory Fellowship Lecture Series
Date: 14 -15 Jan 2017
Venue: Institut Perubatan Respiratori

Flyer

 
 

 
 

Advanced Bronchoscopy Course
Date: 23 -25 Feb 2017
Venue: Singapore General Hospital

Brochure

 
 

 
 
 
Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed this World AIDS Day, Dec. 1
 

In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on Dec. 1 each year since 1988, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to HIV/AIDS. In 2015 AIDS claimed 1.1 million lives. > Read about this.

 
 

 

MTS Travel Grant for Overseas Conferences
CLOSING SOON: Please note that the closing date for the application for overseas travel grant is 31st Dec 2016 for first half of 2017 (January to June 2017).

- Click here for details

 
 

 
 
Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Effort on World Pneumonia Day
 

In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for global efforts to strengthen effective strategies to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia. > Read about this.

 
 

 
From RCPE: UK Training Vacancies in Respiratory Medicine
 

Dear MTS Members,

This opportunity is being offered for non-EU doctors by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to take up UK training vacancies in Respiratory Medicine through their Medical Training Initiative.

Please also be informed that they do have opportunities available to train in General Internal/Acute Medicine, Elderly Medicine/Geriatrics, Renal Medicine, Stroke Medicine, Rheumatology and also in Palliative Medicine.

Applicants who wish to apply should hold MRCP(UK), a recent IELTS score of at least 7.5, (with minimum 7.0 in all components) and have worked in clinical practice for 3 of the past 5 years, including the last 12 months.

Full information is available here.

 
 

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

This programme is being offered by the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. For further information, including the brochure and programme overview please click here.

 
 

 
Statement on Unproven Stem Cell Interventions for Lung Diseases (July 2016)
 

The Malaysian Thoracic Society had endorsed the updated, expanded statement on unproven stem cell interventions under the American Thoracic Society initiative on unproven stem cell treatments and stem cell medical tourism.

An invited editorial on the subject of stem cell medical tourism has appeared in the August issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society (the link to the journal is here.

The statement that the MTS had endorsed is here.

 
 

 

World Lung Cancer Day 2016
World Lung Cancer Day commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer.

Click here to read

 
 

 
World Asthma Day, 3rd May, 2016
 

Action and collaboration needed for asthma, a major
noncommunicable disease

In support of World Asthma Day, May 3, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for stakeholders to collaborate to fund, develop and implement prevention and management strategies to control this major disease, impacting 334 million people globally.

Full article - click here

 
 

 
MTS Congress 2016
 
Photo Gallery - click here
 

Event : MTS Congress 2016
Date : 28th to 31st July 2016

Congress workshops : 28th July 2016
Conference proper : 29th to 31st July 2016

Venue : Equatorial Hotel, Penang
Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Penang
Abstract submission Deadline : 31st May 2016

Please save the dates!

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - CLICK HERE

FULL DETAILS ON MTS 2016 WEBSITE - CLICK HERE

TRAVEL GRANT FROM LUNG FOUNDATION OF MALAYSIA
The Lung Foundation of Malaysia is pleased to invite applicants to apply for travel grant to attend the Annual Congress of the Malaysian Thoracic Society to be held at Equatorial Hotel, Penang from 29th July 2016 to 31st July 2016. - CLICK HERE

 
 
APSR Congress 2016


The 21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016), coming to Bangkok on 12-15 November 2016, is designed to keep all delegates current on the years advances in basic science, epidemiology, research & clinical practice in the field of respiratory medicine. The Scientific Committee is organizing a comprehensive program of plenary lectures, lunch symposia, interactive sessions and workshops that will continue to evolve and improve along with the stellar line-up of regional and international experts who will be leading them. At the same time, a gala social program will provide ample opportunities for catching up with friends and associates, meeting new ones, and getting a taste of the hospitality and cultural diversity of vibrant Bangkok.

Visit www.apsr2016.com for more information.

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 
 
 

Countries Unite for World Lung Cancer Day 2015
The Forum of International Respiratory Societies and Its Global Members Aim to Raise Awareness about Lung Cancer Risks through New Initiative

Click here to read

 
 
 
25th AGM of the Malaysian Thoracic Society
The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Thoracic Society will be held on SATURDAY, 6TH JUNE 2015 at 1630 to 1800 hrs at the Clinical Skills Laboratory, Academic Building, UiTM Medical Faculty, UiTM Selayang Campus, Jalan Prima Selayang 7, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor. All members are invited to attend the AGM.
 
 

In conjunction with the MTS Annual General Meeting on 6th June 2015 at UiTM Selayang Campus, UiTM is organising a respiratory update for those who are coming for the meeting and for anyone who is interested to attend.

Go to www.respiratoryuitm.com for further information.

 
 
 

Resolution passed at APLCC 2014
 

RESOLUTION

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.

 
 

 
Feature News
 
 
May 6, 2014 – World Asthma Day 2014, organized and sponsored by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), will be held on May 6, 2014 as a partnership between health care groups and asthma educators to raise awareness about asthma and improve asthma care throughout the world. GINA is proud to be a collaborator with the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS)1) who will be working with multiple groups to organize and conduct World Asthma Day activities. [read more]
 
 
   
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