Written by Dr Shalene Kereshanan (ECM of APOS for the MAO)
The Malaysian Association of Orthodontists (MAO) came together to celebrate the silver jubilee of the association at the 25th MAOISCTE, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27th-29th April 2019. The theme of the conference was “ Orthodontics & Aesthetics- Beyond Straight Teeth” and the 3-day event was filled with an exciting scientific programme accompanied by an equally enjoyable social feast. This was followed by a one day post-conference course on Medico-legal Implications in Dentistry: “The Malaysian Scenario” on the 30th April 2019 together with the medico-legal fraternity of Malaysia.
The Organising Committee are thankful to have a highly acclaimed panel of speakers including Professor Zhou Yan Heng (President of APOS), Dr David Birnie (UK), Professor OP Kharbandha (India) and Dr Wilson Lee (just to name a few). We were also fortunate to have some of our home grown talents such as Professor Rohaya Megat Abdul Wahab, Professor Rozita Hassan, Associate Professor V. Rathna Devi and Dr Kamarul Hisham.
On the whole, the conference brought together the orthodontic fraternity of Malaysia & beyond and it was such a good opportunity to rekindle old friendship and foster new ones. The Organising Committee was pleased to receive many encouraging and reassuring feedbacks from the various participants, our guests from APOS and our esteemed panel of speakers.
Finally, the MAO would like to sincerely thank the organising committee and all those who have made this event a great success and we hope to enjoy this continued success and friendship for many years to come. “Congratulations MAO! We look forward to the next 25 years!”- Dr Shalene Kereshanan (ECM of APOS for the MAO)