On 13th April 2019 (Saturday), a Cytology Workshop was held in SEGi College
Penang, George Town, Penang. The workshop was jointly organised by Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS) with SEGi College Penang and Malaysian Society of Cytology (MSOC) to enhance the professional development of cytology knowledge among medical laboratory professionals and cytotechnologists.
The workshop commenced with an opening address by the President of MIMLS, Ms Faridah Robiah Ismail. Two distinguished speakers, namely Dr Ch’ng Ewe Seng from Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Dr Farveen Marican Abu Backer Maricar from Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani were invited to deliver lectures and case studies. The speakers disseminated their knowledge on Serous Fluid Cytology and Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid and Respiratory Cytology (Case Study and Digitised Slide Session).
The workshop saw a total of 40 participants from public and private hospitals, private laboratories, as well as teaching universities and colleges. The participants comprised of pathologists, medical officers, laboratory managers, medical laboratory scientists and technologists, lecturers and tutors.
Overall the event was good. Positive feedback received via our evaluation form that was completed by the participants online. There are plans to collaborate on various workshops and seminars in the future.
Northern Region FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) Symposium 2019 was held on 17th March 2019 at the Auditorium, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar. The theme of the symposium is “ABC of FNAC”. The workshop was jointly organized by PGMES and MSOC and it was attended by 75 participants from all over Malaysia, comprising of specialists, medical officers and medical laboratory technologists from surgical, clinical, radiological and pathological field. It was initiated by a welcome speech by the Timbalan Pengarah Perubatan II Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Dr Balkhis binti Abdullah. Among invited speakers are Dr Farveen Marican binti Abu Backer Maricar from Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah and Dr Norizal bin Mohd Noor from University of Technology MARA (UiTM) Sungai Buloh. The objectives of the training are to strengthen basic knowledge in handling and processing of FNAC specimens, encouraging the right technique of FNA sampling and updates on latest issue of breast and salivary gland cytology. The response from the participants was so overwhelming as we have to close the registration one month before the symposium.
On 26th October 2018, the IAPMD 5th Annual Scientific Meeting, Pre-congress Cytology Workshop was held at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resorts and Spa, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. The theme of the workshop was Non-gynaecology, with updates on Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytology and Paris System for Reporting Urine Cytology. The workshop was organized jointly by MSOC and Pathology Department, Hospital Queen Elizabeth. In addition to local speakers, two foreign speakers were also invited, namely Assoc. Professor Dr Nga Min En from National Unversity Health System, Singapore and Dr Qasem Ahmed from Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & Dentistry, Pakistan. Besides lectures and case studies about salivary gland and urine cytology, the participants were also updated on reporting thyroid cytopathology with the Bethesda System. About 145 participants participated in this event. comprising of specialists, medical officers, medical laboratory technologists and foreign delegates.
Report by Dr. Nor Haizura Abd Rani
The 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for MSOC in 2017 was held in the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sg. Buloh Campus. It was organized as part of the programme in the Seminar of Fluid Based Cytology 2017. The meeting was attended by 100 participants that come from all over Malaysia. It was initated by a welcome speech by the president of MSOC, Professor Dato' Dr. Sharifah Noor Akmal Syed Husain. The speaker was Dato' Dr. Halimah Yahya with a lecture entitled " Update on the Malaysian Standards Specific Technical Requirement (STR) on Cytology". It was then followed up by the introduction of the Hologic ltd. services in cytology. The seminar was then continued with 5 lectures and slide sessions on liquid based cytology and the application in breast, thyroid, liver and respiratory specimens by the Ms. Sandy Lui Li from Hologic ltd. Hong Kong.
Congratulation to all the candidate of FIAC and CTIAC examination that have passed their examination last April 2017.
Rozema Abd Raof, CT(IAC) 12369, Malaysia
Mohamad Afwan Abd Razak, CT(IAC) 12342, Malaysia
Mohd Anuar Abdul Wahab, CT(IAC) 12343, Malaysia
Bazura Abu Baker, CT(IAC) 12344, Malaysia
Ilyani Ahmad Shahir, CT(IAC) 12345, Malaysia
Hind Hamed Al-Sabahi, CT(IAC) 12346, Oman
Susanti Binti Arang, CT(IAC) 12347, Malaysia
Nurul Farida Awang, CT(IAC) 12348, Malaysia
Azawiah Azah, CT(IAC) 12349, Malaysia
Nor Anisah Isa, CT(IAC) 12350, Malaysia
Nurul Ain Ismail, CT(IAC) 12351, Malaysia
NurulHaida Jamali Sulaiman, CT(IAC)12352, Malaysia
Amrit Kaur a/p Kahar Singh, CT(IAC)12353, Malaysia
Munirah Mohamad, CT(IAC) 12354, Malaysia
Mohd Khairul Mohd Khapidz, CT(IAC) 12355, Malaysia
Revathy D/O Muthusamy, CT(IAC) 12356, Malaysia
Caroline Nilus, CT(IAC) 12357, Malaysia
Noraini Nordin, CT(IAC) 12358, Malaysia
Mhmd Offliezan Ogust Letti, CT(IAC)12359, Malaysia
Mariah binti Saaid, CT(IAC) 12360, Malaysia
Syarifah Fatimah Syed Ismail, CT(IAC), Malaysia
Nielson Tan Zhi Sheng Tan, CT(IAC) 12362, Malaysia
Mr. Kin Kan Lewis Tso, CT(IAC) 12363, Hong Kong, SAR, China
Wan Norsalehah Bti Wan Abdullah, CT(IAC), Malaysia
Siti Umira Wan Chek, CT(IAC) 12365, Malaysia
Yeo Ee Won, CT(IAC) 12366, Malaysia
Yeow Cheau Wey, CT(IAC) 12367, Malaysia
Rosalina Yusof, CT(IAC) 12368, Malaysia
The IAPMD 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting , Pre-Congress Cytology Workshop 2016 – Gynae Cytopathology was held on 7th October 2016 at the Auditorium, ACC, Hospital Pulau Pinang. The workshop was jointly organized by IAPMD and MSOC and it was attended by 180 participants from all over Malaysia including few foreign delegates were present in this meeting. Among invited external established speakers is Associate Professor Dr Nga Min En from National University Health System in Singapore. This workshop discussed important cytomorphology topics include its updates and recent HPV tests. The lecture topics also reflect the changing approach in diagnostic Gynae Cytology. The response from the participants was so enormous and unexpected as big number of registrations received months before the workshop.
The 4th Annual General Meeting for MSOC was held on 17th September 2017 at The ZON All Suites Residences, Kuala Lumpur. This meeting is organized along with the Fluid Cytology Seminar. It was attended by 140 participants from all over Malaysia. The seminar discussed many important technical and cytomorphology topics, presented by experienced local speakers in the field of cytolology. The society meeting involved presentations of activities and corrections of the constitution as well as appointment of the new committee member.
The 2014 International Congress of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (ICPaLM) Pre-Congree Cytology Workshop was held on 24-25 August 2014 at the Advanced Surgical Skills Centre(ASSC), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The workshop involves lectures, case presentations and slide sessions. Among invited faculties are Prof. Syed Z. Ali from John Hopkin's Hospital, USA. An officiation ceremony of the society was held with the presence of the patron of the society.
Malaysian Society of Cytology