Survey: Amendment of MANSA Constitution

Dear MANSA members,

Based on the last Annual General Meeting in 2018, there are few amendments made to the MANSA constitution, which have been approved unanimously by all members present. Before we make it official, we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the suggested sentence structure of the changes made to the clause.

To help us improve, we’d also like you to share with us your hopes, expectations and ideas for future MANSA.

Our feedback form should only take 10 minutes of your time but your thoughts are invaluable to make sure every experience created with MANSA is the best as it can be!

Kindly click the link below to participate:

Amendment of MANSA Constitution >> https://forms.gle/ugn2JqPSwaiqroqs7

Hopes, Expectations and Ideas for MANSA >>https://forms.gle/Vbm1KUBsTaqSi9iH6

Deadline: 5th December 2019

Your response is highly appreciated.

Thank you for your time!

Best wishes,
MANSA Committee

6th Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO)

6th Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO) is coming your way soon! The details for this most awaited biennial event will be as below:

Date: 16-18 July, 2020
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MASCO, organized by Malaysian National Society of Audiologists, hoping to refresh audiologists and professionals from busy works, and it is yet another event to share the current audiological news. Stay tuned and follow us for more updates. Visit our FB page >> www.facebook.com/mansaassociation for latest news and updates. We will be back with the theme and details on the conference soon!

Any throwbacks from previous MASCO that you would like to share with us?

Regards,

MASCO 2020 Team.

Hearing Awareness & Screening Programme in Lahat Datu (co-organized by MANSA)

On 25 Apr to 1 May, a Hearing Awareness and Screening Programme was held in “the Land below the Wind”, Sabah. This programme is a collaboration between 4th year Audiology Student, Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology IIUM, Persatuan Ethnic Idahan and MANSA. One of our executive committees, Dr Sarah Rahmat, Exco of Student Affairs was also there during the programme. Many activities were done during this 5 days in Sandakan and Lahad Datu:

  • hearing awareness & speech talks
  • motivational talks for primary school students
  • hearing screening at Kampung Sepagaya & Kampung Segama
  • donation hand-over to the villagers
  • beach cleaning at Pulau Selingan
  • turtle adoption and last but not least,
  • learning about the culture of ethnic Idahan including visit to their bird nest heritage ‘Gua Madai’.

We would like to thanks the programme advisor, Dr Marina Alisaputri and the team who have worked very diligently to ensure the success of the programme!

MANSA Annual General Meeting & Dr Mahadhir’s Talk

MANSA had its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 27 April 2019 at Bangi Guest House, Kajang.

 

A fruitful discussion was done in the AGM with the contribution from our members such as the update on AHP act and sneak peek on MASCO 2020. The President presented a report which includes the activities done and involved by MANSA since the last AGM. We also discussed on the future activities by MANSA. We appreciate the feedback from everyone and looking forward to drive the society and profession forward.
We would also like to convey a special thanks to Dr Mahadir Ahmad, for an informative talk on “Delivering Effective Counseling for Clinician”.

 

Some take-home messages from Dr.Mahadir’s talk:
  • clear your cognitive load after seeing a patient, before the next.
  •  non-verbal language matters.
  • refer to counsellor or psychologist if it is beyond your capability.

Audiologist Learning Mandarin to Communicate with Chinese Patients

“Uncle ah, aunty ah, ting, ting, an”. This sentence resonated with a lot of audiologists working in Malaysia, a diverse cultural population. Our audiologist, Natasha Ismail started learning Mandarin since 2015, in order to better serve the elderly Chinese population. Thumbs up for the effort and keep up the spirit Natasha.

By the way, what’s the result of the singing competition?

 

 

WORKFORCE PROFILE FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (AHP) IN NON-MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

This questionnaire is ONLY for Allied Health Professionals (AHP) working in Non-Ministry of Health.

The information will be used to establish a comprehensive workforce profile for AHPs in the Ministry of Health and non-Ministry of Health settings like academic, private hospital/clinics, private practice and others. The workforce profile will be published under the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Your kind cooperation to provide complete information is very valuable for a reliable report of Allied Health Professionals in Malaysia.
(This questionnaire will take up less than 5 minutes of your time)

Thank you.

Link: http://bit.ly/2LTTloQ

Update on Allied Health Professional Act

Plot Perkembangan Akta Profession Kesihatan Bersekutu 2016:

  1. Fasa 1: persediaan 2016-2017
    1. PERATURAN AKTA PKB 2016 – Bengkel Deraf Kedua (5 -7 Okt 2016) Melibatkan Ketua Profesion/PUU/Bahagian Amalan. Pembangunan dokumen berkaitan seperti code of ethics, code of conduct, serta standard of practice.
    2. Awareness programme (academic sector, private and government)
    3. Pembangunan AHPis
    4. Menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Profesion
    5. Menubuhkan Joint Technical Committee (JTC) Bersama Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)  – Seksyen 51 Akta MQA (679) 2007

 

  1. Fasa 2: konsultasi & engagement 2018
    1. Mesyuarat persediaan akta di BSKB-16/1/2018
    2. Mesyuarat pemurnian garis panduan amalan profesion audiologi- 9/3/2018
    3. Melaksanakan Kursus Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) – Arahan MalaysiaProductivity  Corporation (MPC)  -diwakili oleh Patrick (Persatuan) dan Pn Nurul Huda (KKM).
    4. Mengadakan Sesi Public Engagement Dengan Semua Stake Holder(pihakKerajaan /Swasta/ IPT/ Persatuan Profesional/ Pengamal/ Pelajar/ Majikan)- 23/4/2018 di HRC.

Objektif -Mendapatkan input, pandangan dan cadangan terhadap peraturan dan standard yang telah dibangunkan yang akan merangkumi:

– a. definisi profesion

  •  syarat kelayakan pendaftaran,
  • skop amalan,
  • kadar bayaran,
  • syarat amalan pengamal warganegara,
  • syarat amalan pengamal bukan warganegara
  • perlindungan tanggung rugi professional (Professional Indemnity Cover),
  • mata kreditCPD dan perkara lain yang berkaitan.
  • Kursus penguatkuasaan akta

 

  1. Fasa 3: perlaksanaan -2019
    1. Pendaftaran pengamal
    2. Kawal selia amalan

 

Maklumat dibekalkan oleh,

Siti Suriani Che Hussin

Audiology Profession Committee

Ketua Profesion Audiologi, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia

Exco Medico-Legal, MANSA

JEMPUTAN: SESI DIALOG BERSAMA JAWATANKUASA TEKNIKAL AUDIOLOGI KKM

Kepada semua wakil syarikat atau hospital swasta yang berurusan dengan hospital KKM,

MANSA dengan ini ingin menjemput mana-mana wakil syarikat/hospital swasta yang berminat untuk menyertai sesi dialog bersama KKM mengisi pautan ‘Google Form’ di bawah.
Maklumat lanjut:
Tarikh | 7/12/2018
Hari | Jumaat
Masa | 9 pagi hingga 1 tengahari
Tempat | Bilik Persidangan Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras
Jumlah peserta | Terbuka kepada 40 tempat sahaja
Objektif | Peluang bagi syarikat dan hospital swasta memahami protokol KKM dengan lebih jelas khususnya yang melibatkan pembekalan dan rujukan kes-kes alat bantuan pendengaran kepada hospital KKM
Bagi mereka yang tidak dapat hadir, adalah amat dialu-alukan juga untuk mengisi pautan ‘Google Form’ sekiranya terdapat sebarang persoalan/pendapat/cadangan yang ingin disampaikan semasa sesi tersebut.
Tempat adalah terhad dan hanya individu yang mendapat balasan surat pengesahan jemputan dibenarkan hadir ke sesi ini.
Tarikh akhir pendaftaran adalah pada 23 November 2018 (Jumaat).
Sila ke pautan berikut bagi pendaftaran kehadiran atau sekiranya terdapat sebarang soalan/pendapat/cadangan yang ingin disampaikan.
Surat jemputan rasmi boleh didapati di Bil.6 Dialog Bersama Jawatankuasa Teknikal Audiologi KKM
Sebarang persoalan berkenaan sesi ini boleh diajukan kepada pihak setiausaha MANSA di email mansa.secretary@gmail.com.
Terima kasih atas perhatian dan kerjasama anda.
Yang benar,
TASNIM HAZIZAN
Setiausaha I
Persatuan Audiologis Kebangsaan Malaysia 2018/2019