all Manipalites in and around Malaysia
How are things since the beginning of 2013? I hope you love the new look and design of the HOWZIT Newsletter. Sincerely, to tell you the truth, I have received quite a good amount of recommendations and comments for future improvement. Anyway, the Editorial team will progressively improve HOWZIT so that it will be more readable, enjoyable and on top of it, a great tool for your career development. As before, we like to welcome your generous comments and will be delighted if you could contribute articles to share with the rest of us. Thank you in advance.
Since the last newsletter, and subsequently after further Executive Committee Meetings, our task was to increase the number of Alumni members, so also to get our existing members to be active in the Alumni. We have plenty of Manipalities who are spread out all over Malaysia, but many have not joined the bandwagon as yet or have not been participating in our activities. With this, we have decided to put in the Membership Application Form into this issue so that the present members can get their Manipal peers in their area to join the Alumni. Photocopies of the form are acceptable and can be post-mail, fax or e-mail to the given address.
To those existing Alumni members, the database that we have are outdated and time forgotten. Therefore, we are requesting that you spend about 5 minutes to send to us your new contact numbers, mailing addresses and e-mails so that we could send to you the latest activities of the Alumni regularly.
Anyway, let us see what the Committee has done so far. Just before the end of the year of 2012, we had the last CPD Lecture Series on the 8th December at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya on Medical Concepts of Opioid Dependence and How Not To Miss Mood Disorders, by none other than our prominent speakers, Dr. Philip George and Dr. Prem Kumar.
Then, after the New Year Celebration, we were fortunately invited by the people from BMW Auto Bavaria in Sungai Besi to try out some of the Beemers and put our foot down on the pedal of their test-drive cars. Following that on 16th February, we had our first CPD Lecture Series of 2013 in Melaka Manipal Medical College. Our top Breast Surgeon, Dr. Patricia Gomez and Dr. Josephine Subramaniam, Interventional Radiologist was there to entertain the crowd with their topics Breast Lumps – When to Worry and Spectrum of Imaging in Diabetes. The number of attendees was good which also included MMMC faculty members and medical students. We also had Community Health Camps as part of our charitable work, which you could read it in this issue. The Organizing Committee for the 1st Global Manipal Alumni Health Sciences Convention are also steaming up into full mode in preparing to host this auspicious event for all the Manipalites from around the planet.
Alright, to sum up all in this issue, do join us this coming May 4th for the 27th Convention, 28th AGM and ‘Masquerade’ Dance & Dinner. Well, if you think you miss the ‘Luau’ Hawaiian Party in Penang, please be appropriately dressed for this night event then. And last but not least, after this ‘crazy’ night, hope you guys can still think rationally and cast your vote for a better Malaysia in GE13.
Kudos and bye for now.
Dr. Eugene Tan