Jeyaledchumy Mahadevan Organising Chairman of AAFITN 2018
President of MYSIR 2016-2018
Message from Organising Chairman of the 13th Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN) 2018 &
President of the Malaysian Society of Interventional Radiology (MYSIR)
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 13th Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN) 2018 in conjunction with Malaysian Society of Interventional Radiology (MYSIR) 2018 and Malaysian Congress of Radiology (MCOR) 2018, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 7th – 9th March 2018.
For this conference, the theme is 'Strengthening Foundations and Exploring New Concepts' and we are hoping to cover all aspects of neurovascular disease and intervention, including anatomy, imaging, surgery, recent advances, devices, techniques, training and genetic components. We also look forward to promote collaboration between the various disciplines and our regional partners.
In addition to the AAFITN programme, we will be running the concurrent Annual Scientific Meetings of MYSIR 2018 and MCOR 2018. In the MYSIR sessions, we will cover general interventional topics including interventional oncology, vascular, non-vascular and musculoskeletal interventions. We will also incorporate training sessions for radiology technologists and nurses to promote teamwork within our team, locally and regionally.
Interventional Radiology has grown in leaps and bounds since its' inception and it plays a crucial role in the management of patients in this era, where it is at the cutting edge of healthcare. MYSIR members are both interventional radiologists and neuro-interventional radiologists. We are a small but very vibrant community and are actively training young radiologists to take up this dynamic speciality to fulfill the needs of healthcare in Malaysia, especially in the management of stroke. Thus, we encourage those with an interest in this field or who are working with professionals in this field to join us in this conference and learn from one another.
For this meeting, we chose Kota Kinabalu, Sabah as our host city. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is well connected to regional airports in our neighbouring countries. Sabah has much to offer the intrepid traveller from local cuisine to unique customs. There is something for everyone in the family. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Sabah is home to some of the world’s oldest rainforests, It is also the land of the legendary and mysterious Mount Kinabalu and beautiful islands which are an open secret with scuba divers from around the world. Come with your family and extend your stay after the meeting for a day out to visit Sabah, the Land Below The Wind, a prominent location in Borneo.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to be involved in this exciting Conference, and look forward to welcoming you in a warm Malaysian way, “Selamat Datang”!
Yours sincerely, Jeyaledchumy Mahadevan
Organising Chairman of AAFITN 2018
President of MYSIR 2016-2018
Shigeru Miyachi President of AAFITN
Message from President of the Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
On behalf of the organizing committee of the society of Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology (AAFITN), I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunity to present this presidential address.
Neuroendovascular therapies have recently seen an increasing demand from an immense patient population in our area of the world, and this demand has been met to a large part by growing support and active performance by young ambitious neurointerventionists. In spite of such an opportune situation, which currently occupies the top market share, unfortunately there still is a lack of leading clinical reports drawing from our large clinical case series experience. Furthermore, we continue to follow the footsteps of western countries in regards to clinical experience with new devices, primarily because of a less established clinical research system and other administrative issues such as delays in new device approval. To compound this dilemma, perhaps the patients suffer most, especially because of the biased distribution of resources and insufficient number of neuroendovascular therapists in developing countries, resulting in less chances for patients to undergo minimally invasive therapy by endovascular or neurointerventional approaches.
We all know that these various differences and gaps pertaining to our unique situation stem from multiple rational, political, economic, religious and ethical standpoints. However, we must meet these expectations of our patients and the well-being of the public with enthusiasm and seek to challenge our borders and barriers with honest and pure pursuit of the academic and educational road to the summit and beyond. To realize the further development of our society, friendship, cooperation and positive action among all members are essential. In particular, one of the most important issues which confronts us today, is the need to acquire the basic knowledge necessary to understand and formulate appropriate therapeutic and research strategies as well as to master up-to-date techniques and thereby not fall behind world trends. From an academic point of view, which is expressed in the timely theme “Strengthening Foundations and Exploring New Concepts”, I firmly believe the 13th congress of the AAFITN organized by Dr Jeyaledchumy Mahadevan will open the door to our bright future.
I trust that we, the AAFITN, are a deeply inter-connected group of dedicated strong-willed individuals who can together offer a great potential power to develop and expand further to help more of our people and the world at large.
Finally, I wish to express my whole-hearted appreciation for the generous cooperation and sincere contributions from all the members of the AAFITN to attend and support this meeting.
President of AAFITN 2016 - 2018
Professor of the Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy,
Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan
Amir Fuad Hussain President of COR 2016 - 2018
Message from President of College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (COR)
In March 2018, the 13th Asian Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN 2018) will for the first time be held in Malaysia. The College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia is very honoured to be a part of this prestigious event together with the Asian Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology & the Malaysian Society of Interventional Radiology.
The Malaysian Congress of Radiology component for this year will focus on back-to-basics and updates in the fields of Thoracic Radiology, Breast Radiology and also Musculoskeletal Radiology. There are also special sessions for radiographers/radiologic technologists in our programme.
This will be a great time for radiologists from all over Malaysia and the world to meet, make friends, renew friendships and exchange ideas about their knowledge and practice in this fascinating speciality of medicine we all love, Radiology.
Kota Kinabalu is a beautiful coastal city with amazing sunset views, a fascinating melting pot of cultures, great seafood and close to amazing beaches, dive sites and nature parks. We sincerely hope that besides enjoying the scientific programme of this congress, you will plan to take some time to see what Kota Kinabalu and its nearby attractions have to offer.
On behalf of the College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, and also the organising committee, I would like to wish everyone a warm “Selamat Datang” to this meeting.
Amir Fuad Hussain
President of COR 2016 - 2018
Donna Blanche Taylor,
In Sup Choi,
Karel G. ter Brugge,
Moon Hee HAN,
Shakir Husain Hakim,
Sirintara (PONGPECH) Singhara Na Ayudhya,