From the President's Desk - 2017

22 November 2017


The College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia was officially formed on the 23rd August 2001 when the Malaysian Radiological Society dissolved and en bloc, joined the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, as the College of Radiology (COR) under the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.

Membership consists of Clinical Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Clinical Oncologists. There are also provisions for associate members from related professions. 

COR serves largely as an umbrella body representing Clinical Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Clinical Oncologists. These medical specialists are represented via COR in various national and international level committees concerning medical education, clinical practice standards, radiation safety, research, public health awareness and continuing professional development (CPD). 

As a college under the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM), COR is also involved in AMM activities concerning representation, accreditation and continuing professional development of all medical specialists. 

For all Malaysian Clinical Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Clinical Oncologists, I invite you to join us and help us advance our medical specialties forward together.

For clinical radiologists, we have 8 special interest groups (SIG) representing the various sub-specialities: Breast Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Body Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Molecular Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology and Paediatric Radiology. Under these SIGs, various CPD and related activities are often held. 

We have a couple of exciting international-level events coming up:

1. 13th Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology 2018
(incorporating the Malaysian Congress of Radiology 2018)
Date: 07 - 09 March 2018 
The Magellan Sutera Hotel & Convention Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
URL: https://aafitn2018malaysia.miceapps.com/client/sites/view/2017-R-

2. 18th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology 2020 (incorporating the Malaysian Congress of Radiology 2020)
Date: 23-27 July 2020
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
URL: http://aocr2020.com/

Do join us in these events as we are having distinguished national and international experts updating us on the latest developments in our specialties. 

COR is also recently honoured to have the Director-General Health of Malaysia, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah, launch our 2nd edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Radiology on the 8th of November 2017, in conjunction with The International Day of Radiology 2017 celebration at The National Cancer Institute in Putrajaya. 

Thank you and hoping to see more Malaysian Clinical Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Clinical Oncologists join in the activities of COR. 

Dr Amir Fuad Hussain
President (2016-2018)

College of Radiology
Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

22 November 2017