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  Welcome to the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA) web-site!

The MSA is a professional association set up to promote the art and science of anaesthesiology. We are a national body that co-ordinates the activities of anaesthesiologists practising in Malaysia. As a representative body for anaesthesiologists, we aim to promote professionalism, cooperation and friendship amongst anaesthesiologists, and are in liaison with similar bodies and specialties in other regions and in the international arena at large. 

16 March 2020

As of 12 pm 15 March 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed additional 190 COVID-19 cases that were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH. With these additional cases, cumulatively there are now 428 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.1 Of these, nine (9) patients are receiving treatment in intensive care units requiring ventilation support.

In view of this escalating numbers and the probability of more new cases will be detected with possibility of healthcare resources to be diverted to focus on managing the pandemic (declared by the World Health Organisation on March 11 2020), the COLLEGE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS together with the MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS and the MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF INTENSIVE CARE (CoA/MSA/MSIC) have prepared these recommendations to aid anaesthesiologists in both public and private hospitals to consider implementing at their respective place of practice.

These recommendations are meant to be as broad as possible and may be adapted to location or hospital specific guidelines in conjunction with current available data and recommendations by the MOH. These recommendations are meant for the teams involved in providing anaesthesia/ICU services and they are not exhaustive. The CoA/MSA/MSIC will review these recommendations based on updated available data and information and may change as more evidence becomes available.

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7th March 2020
Annual General Meetings of Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists & College of Anaesthesiologists, AMM

To: MSA Members / CoA Members

Dear Doctor

Please be informed that the Annual General Meetings of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the College of Anaesthesiologists, AMM will now be held at the time of the MSA / CoA Annual Scientific Congress which has been rescheduled to 23rd to 26th July 2020 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. We will send you the notices with the date, time and venue in due time. 

The MSA has sent out a circular to its members to ask whether they would like to receive the AGM documents in hard copies via conventional mail. MSA members are reminded to return the reply slip by 20th August 2020 via email (secretariat@msa.net.my), fax or post. Members who do not respond would be considered as having consented to receiving their documents sent via electronic communication. 

The reply slip is reproduced below for your kind attention. 

Thank you very much.
MSA - CoA Secretariat

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Message from the President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ website. The Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists was founded in 1964. We have since moved forward in leaps and bounds and currently the Society has total members of over 1000 members.

As a representative body for anaesthesiologists, the Society encourages and promotes continuing medical education, professionalism and research, protects the welfare and interests of anaesthesiologists and the specialty in the country, whilst ensuring high quality patient care and safety. [ read more... ]
Update Your Contact Details Now!
This is a call to update your contact details and details, particularly your current email,  for the  MSA membership database so that you do not miss any of our emails or exciting activities.  Kindly contact the MSA secretariat at secretariat@msa.net.my to update your details.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Click here to view more . . .

NYSORA - The New York School of Regional Anesthesia. Click here to view more . . .

Ovid Subscription for MSA Members. Click here to view more . . .

Newsletter of the Malaysian  Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA) at http://www.MSA.net.my
Anaesthesiologists Play a Vital Role in Healthcare
MSA Events Calender - more...
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Forthcoming Events
5th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Early Mobilization & Rehabilitation in the ICU
23-24 August, 2019 | Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
WFSA 17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists
5-9 September, 2020 | Prague, Czech Republic

Dantrolene Stock in MOH Hospitals


  1. Hospital in need to contact the Head of Department or Anaesthetist on call for permission to loan the stock.
  2. Hospital to then send officer to collect the dantrolene from pharmacist or doctor on call.
  3. Hospital to later issue a memo to acknowledge that the dantrolene will be replaced on a later date.
[ Dantrolene Availability by State and Hospital - PDF, 97 KB ]
Update on Epidural for APS (Letter from MOH; 12/3/2015)
Update on Epidural Fee for APS
(Letter from MOH; 12/3/2015)

Recommendations for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Published by: 
Special Interest Group in Regional Anaesthesia
College of Anaesthesiologists, 
Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (2019)

[ Download - PDF, 1.07 MB ]


Malaysian Guidelines for the Peri-operative Care of
Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Published by: 
College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (August 2018)

[ Download - PDF, 600 KB ]


Postponement till further notice

The Organising Committee of the 5th Neuroanaesthesia Symposium with much regret has decided to postpone the symposium which has been scheduled on 14-16 August 2020 at Pullman Miri Waterfront to a much later date due to the current status of COVID-19 outbreak.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you very much!
Organising Committee


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