Dear MMA members,
Founded via tin mining, the one of a kind Kuala Lumpur now boasts a population of 1.8 million and will play host to the National MMA Convention and Scientific Congress 2018 on the 28th to the 30th June 2018. All information on the three days’ event including schedule are available in our user friendly and well-integrated convention and scientific congress website by a click of the button at www.mmaconvention.org.my .
In a nutshell,
Registration: Registration for participants and hotel bookings can be done online for MMA members and non-MMA members/spouse. Alternatively, manual registration forms are also available online and published in the previous edition (April) of Berita MMA. Registration for
- MMA Members: RM 106 inclusive of 6% GST. Entitlement includes National AGM, PPS and/ or SCHOMOS AGMs, opening ceremony, informal dinner, state dinner, annual dinner, admission to scientific congress, and admission to trade exhibits, lunches and beverages.
- MMA Members spouse (if spouse a non-member): RM 106 inclusive of 6% GST. Entitlement includes Informal dinner, state dinner and annual dinner. If spouse is a MMA member, kindly fill up a second registration form as a MMA Member. If spouse is not an MMA Member kindly fill up his/ her details in the spouse section of the registration form.
- Non-MMA Members: RM 212 inclusive of 6% GST. Entitlement includes admission to 2nd day scientific congress (29th June 2018), admission to trade exhibits, lunch and tea breaks.
Sports Programme: Sporting events such as golf, badminton and tennis will be held at the Kelab Darul Ehsan, Taman Tun Abdul Razak (TAR) in Ampang on the 28th of June 2018 from morning until noon. Do bring your A game as there are trophies to be won. Golf will be charged RM 150 which includes green fee, buggy, meal voucher and insurance. Badminton and tennis will be RM 40 perhead which includes tennis balls, shuttlecocks and meal voucher. Sporting equipments such as rackets and golf clubs are not provided.
Spouse/Family Programme: Two tours are available. A tour to neighboring city of Putrajaya will be held on Friday 29th June 2018. A tour of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves is scheduled in the morning of Saturday 30th June 2018. Registration forms and tour pamphlets with descriptions are available under the Tour link of the online webpage.
Evening Dinners: The Annual Dinner will be graced by His Royal Highness Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah and Her Royal Highness Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim. Dress codes are; Informal Night (theme Raga Jungle), State Dinner (Long sleeved batik for gents and appropriate attire for ladies) and Annual Dinner (lounge suite and appropriate attire for ladies).
Miscellaneous: There will be a healthy vegetarian cooking demonstration session themed ‘You Are What You Eat’ at the Royal Chulan Hotel on the 28th of June 2018. For those keen on exploring Kuala Lumpur on their own, the website www.visitkl.gov.my will be of good guidance. For those interested in getting around Kuala Lumpur via public transport including airport transfers, do click on the FAQs (Getting Around) tab on the quick links of the convention and scientific congress website.
Lastly as we get into the election mood, the organizing committee would like to share a poem by Dr Katheeja Alavi.
It’s Election time, time to vote once again
Come one, come all, come to KL Royale Chulan
To our strength & our unity, we toast
MMA Wilayah branch, your 2018 host
Attend the Congress & the AGM
Register early, don’t be late
Enjoy & make merry at all the Dinners:
The Informal, the Banquet & the State
The learning curve never ends
It’s CME time too, to refresh the old, to learn the new
Our knowledge to always update
Please do block the above given dates
Professionalism our theme, CQI our scheme
In spite of our tribulations
And with excessive regulations
With no compromise on patient care
Always providing efficient, effective & affordable Healthcare
We take pride in our unity
And with professional dignity
We fight for our dues, our rights
The rights of the medical fraternity
With courtesy, professionalism & integrity
It’s the grand display of our medical might
With fun & laughter, we learn, we share
Meet old buddies, some old & bright
Some young & dear, from far & near
It’s time to have a blast, to have a Ball
Come one, come all, come to The Royale Chulan
To the nation-wide medical re-union of 2 0 1 8
Commencing soon ,…on June twenty-eight
To our strength & to our unity, we toast
MMA Wilayah Perseketuan, your host.
With fond memories, & with heavy heart
Hoping to meet once again, we will part.
With issues resolved, & new resolutions
MMA poised to re-brand with new transformations
Selamat datang ke Kuala Lumpur!
Dr Hardip Singh Gendeh
National MMA Convention and Scientific Congress 2018