On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite all delegates to our Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2017, which will be held in our beautiful capital city, Kuala Lumpur, from 20th until 23rdJuly 2017.

It is a very exciting time in Respiratory Medicine as there are a lot of new developments and advances in the discipline. With these in mind, we have put together a programme encompassing a wide variety of interesting topics.

Starting with a workshop on Acute Pulmonary Embolism to Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension in collaboration with Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute on day one, we will proceed with symposia for both adult and paediatric respiratory medicine. Esteemed speakers have been lined up to delve into various topics from occupational and environmental lung disease to ethics and medicolegal matters, not forgetting the common diseases, such as obstructive lung diseases, thoracic malignancy and respiratory infections. As patients take centre stage in our work, the congress will end with a forum on the role of physician in patient advocacy. As the saying goes, “Hard work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”; so the congress will not only be intellectually fulfilling, you will also be entertained during our Gala dinner, and there will be ample opportunity for networking among the delegates.

We welcome you to a congress which we hope not only will enhance your knowledge and skills, but also build up network for future collaboration as well as enable you to meet up with old friends and make new friends. We also hope you will gain new insights and formulate new ideas for betterment of our service to our patients. There is no better place to do all this than at MTS Congress 2017. Look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki
Organising Chairperson

The Venue

Sunway Putra Hotel - It is a renowned 5-star international hotel in Kuala Lumpur offers business & leisure travellers a homelike experience.

Address: 100 Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603 4040 9888
Fax: 603 4043 0700
Website: www.putra.sunwayhotel.com