Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Dated 16th January 2020
Message from President
It has been almost five months since I took over the Presidency of the MSGH at GUT 2019 which was held on 16th to 18th August 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The MSGH celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2019 and the main celebrations were at GUT 2019. The highlight of GUT 2019 was a special dedicated session to commemorate the Silver Jubilee. Professor Dato’ P Kandasami spoke on the founding of the MSGH and the early years and Professor Emeritus Dato’ Goh Khean Lee on the achievements in the past 25 Years. I then presented on the journey and the continued flourishment of the MSGH in the years to come.
I woud like to put on record all the preceeding Presidents before me and the stelwarts who have led the MSGH to what it is today. Their foresight, contributiions and untiring efforts have helped to shape the Society. I know that I have big shoes to fill but I am happy to take up the challenge.
This year we will be hosting the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) from 17th to 20th September 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This will be the second time the MSGH is hosting this event; the first time was in 2010. We welcome ideas and suggestions from MSGH members to make this yet another memorable and scientific stimulating and academic event. Please mark the date in your diary, help us to spread the news around and encourage your friends and colleagues to come and join us.
MARK YOUR DIARY - APDW 2020 – 17th to 20th September 2020, Kuala Lumpur