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

Dear Colleagues
It’s unfortunate that we are unable to carry on with our physical meeting this year again due to the pandemic. MUGIS prefers a physical meeting with live workshops to have a better impact.

We hope to have our meeting next year with vaccinations at a high rate and hopefully, by next year it will be safe to meet face to face again.

Till we meet again
Stay safe

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

USAN - Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Surgery

1st training course of USAN in collaboration with MUGIS

Date : 30th & 31th July 2021
Malaysia time : 9am to 4:30pm (30th July) & 9am to 5pm (31st July)

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MUGIS Upper GI Surgery Virtual Grand Round 2021

Upper GI Surgery Virtual Grand Round 2021

Date: 5 March 2021 - 30 April 2021 
Venue: Zoom

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