The Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM) was formed on 26th April 2001. It has also been officially affiliated with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) based in Geneva, Switzerland as the representative of all Malaysian Neurosurgeons since the 16th September 2001.
NAM plans to be actively involved in all postgraduate activities and conferences both at local, national and international level involving both neurosurgical basic and clinical sciences.
Historical beginnings with WFNS
The Neurosurgical Association Malaysia held its Inaugural Annual General Meeting on 16th June 2001. At the Annual General Meeting the issue of affiliation with the WFNS was deliberated upon. We strongly felt the Neurosurgery Association Malaysia should be the rightful representative with the WFNS. This decision was endorsed by the Neurosurgical Association Malaysia, at its Executive Council Meeting Held on 21st July 2001. The Council also endorsed the nomination of Professor Dr. Jafri Malin who was the Secretary of the Association then, as the official delegate to the WFNS meeting in Sydney, September 2001. At that Executive Council meeting on 21st July 2001 Dr. Veerapen supported the nomination of Professor Dr. Jafri Malin in his stead as the official Delegate for WFNS
13th ASEAN Congress of Neurological Surgeons (1 - 4 December 2008)
The Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia hosted the 13th ASEAN Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the 8th ASEAN Neurosurgical Nursing Congress held in collaboration with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies teaching course at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (View event website here: www.13ACNS.org)
8th Asian Conference in Neurosurgery, November 2010
We hosted the 8th Asian Conference in Neurosurgery in 2010. This was the first time for ACNS to be held in South East Asia. The venue was at the state of the art Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in late November 2010 and the event was supported by the Ministry of Health and Tourism Malaysia. There were enthusiastic responses not only from the US, Japan, Australia and Europe but also from India , Pakistan, China , our neighbouring countries and the Middle East. Professor Peter Black, the then President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies was the honoured speaker for this meeting. The ACNS 2010 was well organized with a comprehensive and knowledge seeking scientific programme for the participants and an enjoyable social programme for the delegates and their spouses.