MAPACS History

The association, originally called MAPS (Malaysian Association of Plastic Surgeons) was founded in 1984 by the country’s 8 practising plastic surgeons at that time. It was formally registered under Section 7, Society Act, 1966 in the year 1985.

While the objectives of the association are clearly spelt out under Article H in the constitution, the impetus for its formation was really the prospect of hosting the IV Asean Congress of Plastic Surgery in Feb 1988. With that, the need to pool the resources of the country’s limited number of plastic surgeons was even more pressing.

After several communications among the founder members of the association throughout 1983, the first general meeting was held on 15 January 1984 at the MMA (Malaysian Medical Association) Council Room in Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur. in the meeting, the chairman, Dr V Sivaioganathan called for the proposal for the formation of the Malaysian Association of Plastic Surgeons (MAPS). The motion was unanimously passed and the association’s first executive committee was elected. A draft of the constitution was submitted to the Registrar of Societies. After several amendments, the association was finally registered in March 1985 and the association’s first executive committee held their first meeting on 1 7 May 1985 at the seminar room in the Department of Surgery, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Since its inception, the association has hosted 3 international conferences with significant success and membership has grown from 8 to 35 by mid 2003. It underwent a name change from MAPS to MAPACS. This was introduced in 1999, formally proposed and accepted by the society in 2000, approved by the Registrar of Societies in 2001 and formally adopted by in the AGM /ASM 2002. 

 
FOUNDING MEMBERS

V Sivaioganathan
S Kandiah
Lal Kumar
G S W Geh
V Surendranathan
C Arianayagam
Isa Haji Omar
Steve Wong K S


Origin Booklet

Source: MAPS Booklet 1993

Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
(MAPACS)

MAPACS logo

The highly stylized motif of the hibiscus, bearing the distinctive national symbol was chosen to represent the Malaysian Association of Plastic Surgeons. The acronym for the association has been incorporated, albeit rather cryptically in the design. The idea for the emblem was conceived by Dr Lal Kumar in 1996 during the preparatory phase for the IX Asean Congress of Plastic Surgery held in Penang in 1998 and has since been adopted as the official emblem.

Overall, the emblem exhibits a subtle symmetry in its design, a certain beauty in its simplicity and a well defined balance in its proportions, all of which are attributes which the plastic surgeon strives for in the care of his/her patient.

While the association was initially registered as MAPS (Malaysian Association of Plastic Surgeons) in 1985, it was subsequently changed to MAPACS (Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic And Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons). This was agreed upon by the members in 1999 as the new name was deemed to be more encompassing, reflecting the differing backgrounds and varied interest of our small membership. It also obviates the need for separate bodies in a country with a limited number of plastic surgeons, or their subsequent amalgamation in the future.

Dr V Sivaloganathan
Dr Lal Kumar
Dr V Surendranathan
Dr Isa Haji Omar
Dr Steve Wong K S
Dato Dr M Subramaniam
Dr Lim Chai Leng
Dato Dr R Gunasegran
Dr David Cheah
Dr Angamuthu Rajoo

1984 – 1988
1988 – 1990
1990 – 1992
1992 – 1994
1994 – 1996
1996 – 1998
1998 – 2000
2000 – 2002
2002 – 2004
2004 – 2006

Dr Syed S M A Aihady
Dr B L Morgan
Dr I F Muir
Dr Ian MacGregor
Dr D N Robinson
Dr Yoichi Ogino
Dr Vengataswamy
Dr Kiyonori Harii
Dr David J David
Dr Mani Mani

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jacksonville, USA
Aberdeen, UK
Glasgow, UK
Adelaide, Australia
Tokyo, Japan
Madras, India
Tokyo, Japan
Adelaide, Australia
Kansas, USA

  • IPRAS
    (International Federation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons)
  • Asia Pacific IPRAS
  • OSAPS
    (Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Asean Federation of Plastic Surgery
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Year 2002 - 2004 2000 -2002 1998 - 2000
President Dr David Cheah Dato' Dr R Gunasegran Dr Lim Chai Leng
Vice President Dr Charles Lee Dr David Cheah Dato' Dr R Gunasegran
Secretary Dr Mohd Nasir Zahari Dato' Dr Subramaniam Dr R Angamuthu
Treasurer Dr Abdul Jalil Jidon Dr Abdul Jalil Jidon Dr Abdul Jalil Jidon
Committee Members Dr Benjamin George
Dr Lim Yang Kwang
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Dr Tan Geok Puan
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Year 1996 - 1998 1994 - 1996 1992 - 1994
President Dato' Dr M Subramaniam Dr Steve Wong K S Dr Isa Haji Omar
Vice President Dr Lim Chai Leng Dr M Subramaniam Dr Steve Wong K S
Secretary Dr Lal Kumar Dr Lal Kumar Dr Lal Kumar
Treasurer Dr Abdul Jalil Jidon Dr V Surendranathan Dr V Surendranathan
Committee Members Dr V Surendranathan
Dr Tan Geok Puan
Dr Lim Chai Leng Dr R Gunasegran
Dr Lim Chai Leng
Year 1990 – 1992 1988 - 1990 1984 - 1988
President Dr V Surendranathan Dr Lal Kumar Dr V Sivaloganathan
Vice President Dr Isa Haji Omar Dr V Surendranathan Dr S Kandiah
Secretary Dr Steve Wong K S Dr Steve Wong K S Dr Isa Haji Omar
Treasurer Dr Lal Kumar Dr V Surendranathan Dr V Surendranathan
Committee Members Dr David Cheah
Dr Pathmanathan
Dr Isa Haji Omar
Dr Lim Chai Leng
Dr C Arianayagam
Dr Steve Wong K S
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