02 May 2014
I would like to express my gratitude to members for electing me as the 34th President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeon (MSO-HNS) for the year 2013-2014.
It is indeed a great honour and privilege to hold this post and I pledge to serve to the best of my ability. With the incoming Executive Committee, it gives us great pleasure to serve our Society, created by us for the promotion of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery both in Malaysia and in the region. I must also congratulate Professor Dr Primuharsa Putra, the President for 2012-2013 and the Executive Committee 2012-2013 on a successful year and for their commitment and dedication over the past twelve months.
We intend to continue the following activities during our term in office: the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Scientific Meeting 2014 in conjunction with the MSOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 and the annual health camp that will be held in Kundasang, Sabah, next year.
The highlight of this year will be the grand finale in May 2014, a combination of five meetings in one venue, one event. We are indeed honored to host 6th Asia Pacific Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Conference, the 5th ASEAN Academy of Neuro-Otology & Audiology Congress and the ASEAN Rhinology Forum to be held in conjunction with the 6th Malaysian International ORL-HNS Congress and the 34th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS) at the Equatorial Hotel, Penang from 29th to 31st May 2104.
The participation of the faculty members and fellow participants will create an excellent knowledge transfer, create awareness on the importance of these specialties and will further enhance the knowledge and level of expertise. We have assembled eminent speakers in addition to renowned Asian speakers. Special issues and highlights on Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base and Audiology and many relevant topics will be discussed. Penang also known as the Pearl of the Orient is a wonderful place to visit. You will be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality and potpurri of local cuisines and cultural diversity.
An organization of this magnitude solely rest on the shoulders of the Executive Council and members as a whole and I would like to convey my heart felt gratitude for all the support we have received in making this a wonderful year.
We look forward to seeing you in Penang, Malaysia.
Prof. Dr. Prepageran Narayanan