Dr Haniza Omar
Malaysian Society of Transplantation
It is an honour for me to extend my warm welcome to our 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of Malaysian Society of Transplantation (MST 2022) which will take place in Putrajaya Marriot Hotel from 27- 29th May 2022.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to host MST 2022 as a hybrid event this year, which will involve physical as well as virtual attendees and presentations.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome and thank all eminent speakers and guests from all over the country, (Singapore, United Kingdom and Australia) across all disciplines for making time to participate and share your specialized and diverse knowledge and expertise with us.
As we know, organ transplant is one of the most successful advances in modern medicine. The history of organ transplants has evolved over a series of breakthroughs in medicine that has influenced all aspects of healthcare globally and especially in Malaysia, which was initiated over forty years ago. Today in Malaysia, there are various health centers in the government sector, public universities, as well as private hospital which undertake multi-disciplinary programs to facilitate transplantation and donation efforts involving organs such as liver, kidney, heart and lung, as well as tissues such as cornea, bones, heart valves and skin.
Our theme for this year's MST 2022 is 'Transplantation: Transforming The Landscape Towards A New Horizon'. It is our hope that this event will provide a platform for a more focused attention and discussion on pertinent issues to spur greater awareness amongst healthcare professionals and the public on transplantation issues encompassing all organ transplant initiatives and programs in Malaysia.
At the conclusion of MST 2022, we hope all participants would have gained greater knowledge and value-added insight into current topics to galvanize concerted efforts in addressing unmet needs and challenges of transplantation programs in Malaysia, moving forward in the new norm.
I wish everyone a pleasant and fruitful meeting in the next few days and stay safe.
Dr Haniza Omar
Vice - President Malaysian Society of Transplantation