THE 16th Mid-Term Meeting of Medical Associations of Asean (MASEAN)

THE 16th Mid-Term Meeting of Medical Associations of Asean (MASEAN) kicked-off on a high note with the first gathering held on 1-3 May 2015 at Badi Hotel, Brunei Damussarum, during a symposium uniting local and medical practitioners in providing the best for the patients.

During a welcoming dinner held on 2 May 2015 at the Polo Country Club in Jerudong, Singapore Medical Association President Dr. Wong Tien Hua highlighted that the association as a whole shares a number of common challenges, including the best use of limited manpower resources, harnessing new technology in teaching and managing competing and diverse interests such as clinical research.

“Despite these obstacles, however, we also share many common goals, such as how to ensure that minimum standards are maintained and that the quality of medical education remains high. Our ultimate aim in all that we do is that patient safety must always come first,” Dr Wong said. 

The dinner to welcome the delegates and organised by the Brunei Medical Association was attended by Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Yusof in his capacity as guest of honour.

In this meeting, a leader 3 doctors from Medical Association of Thailand, Professor Saranatra Waikakul (Vice President), 
Maj.Gen.Assistant Professor Dr.Kidaphol Wadhanakul and Dr.Sakda Arj-ong Vallipakorn (Chairs of Public Relation and Representative of Editorial of Journal Medical Association of Thailand) joined this meeting to forward the goal of next MASEAN meeting in Thailand 2016 at Pattaya and sharing country reports, Collaboration the MASEAN researches into MACEAN Journal Group.

Forty personnel from medical associations across the Asean member states are current