THE CONTINUATION OF LEADERSHIP
Prof Dato’ Dr Selvaraj Subramaniam
The years passed with many successful conferences and the Inaugural International Congress on Anti Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine was held concurrent with the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine on 30th March to 1st April 2011 at Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a great start and our congress has grown to be one of the best in the world. It was also the first time when we had over 20 countries taking part in our event. The congress also saw an official event car sponsored by BMW.
Our President Prof Dato’ Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam spent his time and energy to bring our society to the next level. His involvement in Anti Aging Medicine started in 2003 when he was the second Malaysian after Founder President Dato Harnam to pass the Diplomate in Anti Aging Medicine where he sat for his examination in Singapore. In February 2006, he passed his ABAARM board certified physician examination in the USA.
Since then he has been invited as a keynote speaker to many congresses and his biggest achievement was in December 2008, where he presented as the key note speaker with his topic “Fish Oil – Omega 3 as Anti Inflammatory. What, When and How” at the 11th World Anti Aging, Regenerative and Biotechnology Conference & Exhibition December, Las Vegas, USA. He is still actively speaking at many International Congresses.
He has been an examiner for the ABAARM board certified physician examination since 2008.
He was elected as the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (A4M) Vice President for Asia and he mooted the idea of having the ABAARM board certified physician examination to be held for the first time in Asia. He was then invited as the A4M official and represented the A4M Chairman Prof Dr Robert Goldman to the 10th Asia Pacific and 7th Indonesian Conference and Expo on Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine, from 21st to 23rd October 2011 at Sanur, Bali Indonesia.
The President received numerous awards and acknowledgment form SAAARMM and A4M. He received his A4M Outstanding Contribution Award in 2008, A4M Leadership Award and SAAARMM Presidential Award from Founder President in 2011. He also was awarded the A4M Asia Leadership award in Bali 2011.
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS: 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ANTI-AGING, AESTHETIC AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
The first International congress saw the bringing of over 20 International speakers and delegates to attend the Inaugural International Congress in Anti Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine held in conjunction with the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine in 2011.The congress also saw the first ever congress car sponsorship by BMW, Pendragon Auto and saw the latest X5, X3 and 5 and 7 series being used during our congress. The respective International flags were hoisted and participants were amazed with SAAARMM’s progress.
SAAARMM’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY. THE ROYAL PRESENCE: HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS SULTAN MUHAMMAD V SULTAN OF KELANTAN
In 2012, we were proud to announce that SAAARMM was now a decade old, as a society. In this auspicious year, we had the honor of having a VVIP guest to grace our congress, His Royal Highness Sultan Muhammad V Sultan of Kelantan. We were all very honored to have a royal presence for the first time ever and His Royal Highness also officiated our Grand Opening Ceremony and our Grand Gala Dinner on the 28th April 2012. We were fortunate to have a royal presence on the society’s 10th Anniversary.As a token of appreciation and for the first time, SAAARMM included a Grand Gala dinner, with complimentary invitation to all our registered delegates to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of SAAARMM’s formation.
PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT: PUBLIC FORUMS
The President also saw it fit to have a meaningful Public forum. It was the 4th Public Forum to be held ever since it was started in 2007. The idea was initially mooted by Prof Dato’ Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam and program coordination with Dr Anandan Subramaniam.
The Public forum has grown to be a popular event ever since then and the 2012 was themed “One Health for All”. Over the years these Public forums have given the public a better exposure to the field Anti-Aging Medicine.
SAAARMM also had a separate registration for the Pre-Congress Master Class which was held on the 27th April 2012. You could choose to attend, to learn and gain more skill in the practice of Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine.
The President saw it fit that we create close relationships with other medical societies. The 1st Joint Symposium was done with Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SSEMM) on 21st November 2010 at The Rapport, Kuala Lumpur.The registration fee of Rm50 was the lowest ever imposed. Members from both societies participated and it was an impressive one. The SSEMM President, Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Mydin Mohd Musa congratulated SAAARMM President, Prof Dato’ Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam for organizing a wonderful symposium and for his vision.
ONE OF THE LARGEST MEDICAL SOCIETIES
SAAARMM’s membership stood at 900 in 2016. SAAARMM was now one of the largest Medical societies in Malaysia. This was another level of achievement for SAAARMM under our President’s leadership.
JOINT COOPERATIONS FOR TEACHING WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES