History of the Society and Objectives

The idea to establish an upper GI surgical society was mooted on the 23rd September 2012 and on the 27th of March 2013, the society was formally registered.

With the aim of bringing together Upper GI Consultants and General Surgeons who have an interest in Upper GI Surgery practising in Malaysia, the society had the following objectives:

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  1. To disseminate and advance knoweldge of upper GI surgery
  2. To organize and facilitate training courses and opportunities for surgeons, doctors and allied health personal interested in upper GI surgery
  3. To expose surgeons, doctors, allied health and the public to the advances in upper GI surgery and related diseases in Malaysia
  4. To promote and facilitate research, training and encourage publications on upper GI diseases to advance the management of such conditions.
  5. To encourage and foster cooperative efforts with international bodies and agencies involved with upper GI surgery by sharing local knowledge and expertise.

All surgeons, doctors and allied health personnel with interests in upper GI surgery are welcome to join the society. Activities and updates are made available to members regularly.

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DR Ramesh

With the current pandemic, I would like to take this opportunity to announce that we will postpone this year’s conference to 2nd-3rd October 2021, venue being Johor Bahru. I hope we get to meet in a safer environment next year and restart our scientific conference once again. Hope to see everyone in 2021.

Ramesh Gurunathan
President MUGIS

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3rd Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Conference 2013 Photo Gallery.
Date: 27th-29th September 2013
Venue: Port Dickson Avillion Resort

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Associated Societies

MUGIS is officially associated with The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)


Upper GI ASEAN Meeting

The First Congress of USAN will be held at HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM ON 28-29 JUNE, 2019

Upcoming Event

9th Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society Conference

9th Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society Conference

Date: 2nd October - 3th October 2021 
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, JOHOR BAHRU

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Past Event

8th Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society Conference

8th Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society Conference

Date: 12th October - 13th October 2019 
Venue: Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang