Lily Mushahar
Malaysian Society of Nephrology


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The year 2024 marks a very special year for MSN as it celebrates its 40th anniversary since its founding in 1984. For the past 40 years, MSN has made impressive milestones and contributions led by the various past MSN presidents. MSN achievements includes our national Malaysian Dialysis Transplant Renal Registry (MDTR) which we are proud of and the data being cited by international professional bodies. The hard work put up together by the past NRR chairs and currently headed by Dr Sunita Bavanandan, Dr Hooi Lai Seong with the NRR committee and staff had made the latest updated report available and uploaded on the MSN website in a timely manner. Not to forget, this will not materialise without the data submission from the Source Data Providers (SDP) which MSN would like to acknowledge and appreciate. The 2022 report is available to be viewed on MSN website and the 2023 data collection is actively ongoing.

I would like to take the pleasure to announce that the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) will be organizing our 38th Annual Congress of Nephrology on 26-28th July 2024 in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The theme “Breaking Boundaries in Nephrology” is set to unravel a tapestry of ground breaking topics that pushes the boundaries of conventional nephrology and address areas that remains a challenge in kidney care.

The 2.5-days scientific program will feature exciting keynote lectures, the state-of the art symposiums, CMEs, general nephrology talks, debates and presentations from affiliated societies. Through engaging discussions and thought-provoking sessions, the conference aims to ignite a spark of transformative care that will continue to drive progress in nephrology. Additionally, the congress will be a part the journey for our future vision to achieve the “MyKidney Health 2030” in creating new heights and greater value for our community.

Please be on the lookout for many more MSN activities lined up for the year on the MSN website which includes:

  • Dialysis Service Townhall meeting – on 24 February 2024 (morning session)
  • MyKAS Update meeting – on 24 February 2024 (afternoon session)
  • IgA nephropathy Update workshop – on 25 February 2024
  • World Kidney Day National celebration in Tasik Titiwangsa – on 7 March 2024
  • Quarterly Virtual Grand Ward Round – on 16 March 2024 (1st series)
  • DocQuity series webinars – on 27 January 2024 (1st series)
  • Cardio-Renal Metabolism workshop – date to be confirmed

Please join us for the 38th MSN 2024 congress in KLCC and other MSN meetings which has been planned for the year. I hope 2024 will be an amazing year for each and every one of us and let us celebrate MSN 40th anniversary with a bang!

Yours sincerely,

Lily Mushahar
Malaysian Society of Nephrology