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.
Malaysian Society of Cytology
MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF CYTOLOGY (Persatuan Sitologi Malaysia)
Cytopathology Unit, Department of Pathology,
UKM Medical Centre, Jln Yaacob Latif,
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA,