The idea leading to the formation of the Society stemmed from the growing number of young Malaysian postgraduate Plastic Surgeons in need of a common platform to articulate their thoughts, aspirations and voices.
The objective for which the Society was established was to promote the interchange of knowledge among the members, to establish links with the other Plastic Surgery associations and societies, and to disseminate information to the Members of the Society and the public.
With the advice and guidance of Datuk Dr Ahmad Ridzwan Arshad, Senior Consultant and former Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, the Pro-Tem committee of The Hospital Kuala Lumpur – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (HKL-PRS) Educational Club, Malaysia, was formed on the 23rd of March 2009. This national level club was fully registered by the Registrar of Societies of Malaysia on the 12th of January 2010. A membership drive was commenced on the 15th of March 2010, across the length and breadth of this country, to gather kindred spirits.
With the new, expanded membership, the 2nd Annual General Meeting was conducted at the Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on the 19th of February 2011. Constitutional amendments were proposed and carried, including a name change, at the 3rd Annual General Meeting at the Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, on the 3rd of March 2012. They were submitted to the Registrar of Societies of Malaysia soon after.
We received word that on the 22nd of March 2012, the Malaysian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (MSPRS) was born.