Welcome Message



It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Annual Scientific Congress of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the College of Anaesthesiologists (ASC of the MSA/CoA), to be held on 4th to 7th July 2019 at the Ipoh Convention Centre, Ipoh, Perak. This is the first time that the ASC has landed in Ipoh. I understand the Local Organising Committee is greatly excited to welcome fellow colleagues, associates and friends to Ipoh which is well known for its caves, food and culinary delights.

The Scientific Committee has aptly chosen the theme "Anaesthesia: Challenges in the 2020s" as we will soon march into the next decade. The scientific programme will consist of plenaries and concurrent symposia to be delivered by distinguished speakers from locally and abroad. There will also be pre-congress and intra-congress workshops to be conducted by renowned faculty and opportunities for oral and poster presentations.

Please mark down the date in your diary and come and join us for this annual event.

Dato' Dr Jahizah Hassan
Organising Chairperson
MSA and CoA Annual Scientific Congress 2019

Awards & Prizes


The MSA are proud to announce the Young Investigator Award for original work in the fields of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. This competition is open to Malaysians below the age of 40 as of 1st January 2019.The award is given in recognition of outstanding original work and consists of an honorarium of RM3,000 and a certificate of merit.


The MSA recognises the importance of research in the advancement of the discipline and supports efforts to develop this activity. This award encourages medical investigators in the country to participate in the proceedings of the Annual Scientific Congress and is given to the researcher who has shown great achievement in research. An honorarium of RM3,000 and a certificate of merit will be given to the recipient. This competition is open to all Malaysian medical practitioners. There is no age limit.


The awards for best poster presentations are:

1. Research / study / audit:
- 1st Prize - RM1,000
- 2nd Prize - RM750
- 3rd Prize - RM500

2. Case report / case series: RM1,000