On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted and proud to welcome all the delegates to the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of Malaysian Society of Transplantation dedicated to various transplant subspecialities which is being held at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Center. This year we collaborate with the Malaysia Transplant Coordinator Society (MATCOS) for a more impactful meeting.

As seen in previous years, this three-day event strives to provide participants with a value-added platform for sharing and exchange of ideas and experiences, including exploring and developing new perspectives and initiatives within the field. Not least of all, we hope this year's meeting will also be opportune for participants from far and wide to stay in touch and make new connections, in continuously striving towards enhanced understanding and management of challenges faced today.

The theme for this year's meeting is Braving The Odds, which is designed to explore new ideas and research and clinical applications for transplant in future directions in terms of diagnosis, interventions, research, and beyond.

The program features a range of keynote addresses from our international as well as national talented and experienced speakers who will shed light on the new discussion. We aim to assemble a mix of stimulating discourse from various experts of the field.

We have also tried to create a program that has a balance of innovative solutions research topics as well as sessions with a clinical focus for treating these complex disorders.

Finally, we are also looking forward to each of you having the opportunity to discover, explore and enjoy our beautiful historical Kuala Lumpur city.

Once again, welcome to all and I extend my best wishes for great success of the conference.


Dr Haniza binti Omar
Malaysian Society of Transplantation