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

Basic Lung Function Tests
Phase One

Date: 6 - 7 May 2017
Venue: UiTM

     
 

Basic Lung Function Tests
Phase Three

Date: 14 - 15 October 2017
Venue: UiTM

     
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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

- Click here to apply online.

 
 

 
 
Event Announcements
 

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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