First and foremost, I would like to thank the members of the society for the privilege to become the President elect of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeon (MSO-HNS) at our 33rd Annual General Meeting on 15th of May 2013 at the Shangri-la hotel in Kuala Lumpur and subsequently continue as the President for the year 2014-2015. It is indeed a great honour to be elected to this position and I pledge to serve to the best of my ability. I must also congratulate Prof. Dr Prepagaran, the president for the year 2013-14 and the executive committee members for 2013-2014 on a successful year and for their commitment and dedication over the past twelve months.
Over the last 30 years, ORL – HNS has undergone much changes. As our members numbers grows, the quality of post graduates should remain merit and competent to meet challenges ahead.
It has been a relatively good years for us all for the academic activities has been vibrant and engaging in our recents AGM meetings. We have joint clinical meeting with our neighboring country, annual scientific meetings and highlight of the year would be one if not two regional or international meetings and congresses. It s not necessarily a bad thing to probably pause a little and take long look back to see the things we have missed. More often than not, we have attended AGM annually with our time squeezed to accommodate our desire to hear topic of interest which often run concurrently in two different places! For that same reason, its probably a good idea to have AGM meetings with slight twist in approach. Next year with god’s willing we will have the 35th AGM meeting down south in my hometown Johor Bahru. The home of the southern tiger football team call JDT. Probably the first one in JB after so many years.
The theme of the year will revolve around family. Its time where our dearest member families given due attention after years of “family” somewhat side line. Meetings after meetings had gone by without having the opportunity to have spouses and families mingle with each other. I hope these time around delegates could come and bring their family along. The event programs will remain relevant and enticing to the delegates. The spirit and endeavor of previous meeting will remain strong and solid. In all its fairness lets us not forget the family whom always steadfast behind us. I thank again all members new and old whom have been always supporting the society despite having to go through thick and thin in all these years.
Tengku Mohamed Izam Kamalden
President of MSO-HNS