This is the first cataract surgery symposium ever held on the national level. NCSS sees attendance from ophthalmologists, medical officers and ophthalmology trainees from health institutions in Malaysia as well as host of speakers from recognized institution in Japan.
The 1st National Cataract Surgery Symposium consists of 2-day symposium and 1-day Wet Lab Workshop. For specialists, medical officers and ophthalmology trainees who require wetlab surgery exposure and CPD points, do grab these opportunities!
1st National Cataract Surgery Symposium 2019
It is indeed a great honour to be given the opportunity to chair the first National Cataract Surgery symposium. On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to all speakers and delegates to this symposium held for the very first time in Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz @ UKM Medical Centre) from 26th to 28th April 2019.
We are indeed fortunate to have a very distinguished international speaker and experienced local speakers to share their expertise and enlighten us with their experience of teaching and performing cataract surgeries. The sessions are geared towards learning more about cataract surgery technology innovated by our distinguished guest from Japan, Prof Takayuki Akahoshi. To this end, we have included a special live surgery session by Prof Akahoshi which covers various types of cataract handled with his special phacoemulsification technique. This will be complemented by an informative video symposium and a series of lectures by Professor Akahoshi and our local faculty of trainers. There will also be several hands on wet lab sessions for trainee registrants offering both Kitaro wetlab and animal eye simulation models.
The first of what we hope will be an annual affair, this meeting provides the perfect forum for budding ophthalmologists to interact, inquire, exchange ideas and gain experience as they develop and hone their cataract surgery skills; cataract surgery being our most commonly performed and sight-saving operation.
This event could not have been possible without the generous contribution from our industrial partners and the organising committee would like to thank these sponsors. I would also like to thank my Head of Department, Associate Professor Dr Norshamsiah Md Din, for her tremendous support and work behind the scenes.
Last but not least, my heartfelt thanks and sincerest appreciation to the organising committee and paramedics from the Ophthalmology and Nursing departments who have tirelesslessly worked to ensure the success of this inaugural symposium.
Professor Dr Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion
1st National Cataract Surgery Symposium