President’s Message

Dr. Sam Mohan Aruputham
President MSPTM 2020-2021
57th Council
 
After 56 years of amazing growth and strong leadership, I’m proud to helm the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. My personal thanks and sincere gratitude to the Past Presidents and Senior members who have guided me over the years to reach this position.

Since its conception in 1962 at the Department of Parasitology, University of Singapore by Prof. R.S Desowitz. MSPTM was established in 1964 by the first President Dr. A.A. Sandosham and his team under the auspices of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, London.

Many great leaders and councils have successfully built on the strengths of their predecessors and made MSPTM what it is today. My heart goes out to these people and their achievements for making us a strong and a well-respected organisation within the scientific and medical fraternity.

The 57th Council is already on track to continue this mission and it’s my sincere wish to mobilise MSPTM in the digital era towards ONE HEALTH. More so with the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has shaken the world at its core and accelerated the pace for information management and networking.

As a result of this unprecedented circumstance, we will communicate through e-Seminars and e-Media with our members and ASEAN partners this year. It is our desire to keep the vision of our forefathers and make MSPTM more accessible and effective to the scientific community. We have launched the fully on-line version of our journal, Tropical Biomedicine and will focus on improving our e-Marketing strategies.

As President of the 57th Council, I plan to continue the legacy of MSPTM with its future in mind. The executive council will continue to build on increasing membership and encourage more communication between all fraternities within our society. Our society is for the members and we will do our best to spread its wings far and wide. As the saying goes. “Our Nature is Our Future”.

Stay safe & stay connected.

Thank you.