21 January 2014
Time flies and 2014 is here. Happy New Year everyone!
Life has always been interesting and challenging. 2013 has been a very fulfilling year with events and new development. Let me highlight some of them here:
- 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur and attended by 330 participants. A faculty of 52 speakers (highest ever) took part to make this event a great success.
- 2013 STAR programme – a collaboration between CoR, Siemens and Bayer – was also held in Kuala Lumpur and attended by 213 participants. Five distinguished professors from US and Europe made this event a great success.
- 2013 Breast Seminar held in Kuala Lumpur and attended by 250 participants. This annual event is always a runaway success.
- Launching of the Malaysian Society of Interventional Radiology to bring Interventional Radiology to another level. Soon, we will be launching the Board of Interventional Radiology to ensure all IR practitioners are properly credentialed.
Financially, CoR is also healthy. With a good bank balance, we will be able to conduct more activities for the benefits of members and prospective members. Next year, the CoR will be sponsoring the Physics Revision Course to benefits our trainees.
The years ahead will even be more interesting and challenging.
In 2014, for the first time, we are organising Korean Society of Radiology-CoR Friendship Symposium. This will be held together with our Annual Scientific Meeting to ensure maximum benefit from this collaboration. The theme is Cardio-vascular Imaging – a subspecialty of Radiology that many of us are not well-exposed to. Experts from both countries will share their knowledge and updated findings in this interesting and emerging field. This event will also provide the setting for future collaborations between South Korea and Malaysia.
In 2015, we may be organising double international events – ASCI and ABDA! ASCI stands for Asian Society of Cardio-vascular Imaging and ABDA stands for Asian Breast Diseases Association.
In 2016, we won the bid to host AOSPR Conference – Asian & Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology. The last time AOSPR was held in Malaysia was in 2009. Then in 2017, we will be hosting AAR Conference – Asean Association of Radiology Conference. All these events will certainly bring Malaysia closer to their neighbours in the Asian region.
I hope I have made CoR relevant to our members. However, I still wish to see more participation especially from the younger members to move CoR forward in this age of social media and technology. Always ask what you can do for CoR and not the other way round.
Dr Abdul Rahman Mohamad
College of Radiology
Academy of Medicine of Malaysia