Past Presidents of Surgical Society Professor Ba Than Professor Kyee Paw Professor Kyaw Maung Professor Khin Mg Gyi Professor Thein Nyunt Professor Mya Thaung Professor Aung Kyaw Professor Ye Myint ( Cordiac ) ( 1992 – 1994 ) Professor Ye Myint ( General ) ( 1994 – 1996 ) Professor Maung Maung Kyaw ( 1996 – 1998 ) Professor Maung Maung ( 1998 – 2000 ) Professor Norman Hla ( 2000 – 2002 ) Professor Kyi Soe ( 2002 – 2004 ) Professor Khin Mg Aye ( Cordiac )( 2004 – 2006 ) Professor Than Aye ( UMO ) ( 2006 – 2008 ) Prof Han Wim ( 2008 – 2010 ) Prof Htun Oo ( 2010 – 2012 ) Prof Hun Oo ( 2012 – 2014 ) Prof U Thein Myint ( 2014 – 2016 ) Prof U Aye Mon ( 2016 – Current ) Myanmar Medical AsoociationSurgical Society Background History In postwar era, Surgical association was first founded separately from Myanmar Medical Association. Since 1965 when the Myanmar Medical Association was reformed, the surgical association was incorporated as the Surgical Section, under Myanmar Medical Association. Since 2000, the term “Surgical Section” was changed to the term Surgical Society. According to the constitution of Myanmar Medical Association “Seminars and Conferences are required to be held accordingly”, the Surgical Society has been hosting to hold the Monthly Clinical Meetings, Refresher Courses, and Basic and advanced surgical skill courses. Moreover, Surgical Society is also participating in routine medical tours to rural area, and complementing the symposium and conferences. The first conference was held in May 1973. The second conference was held in October 1974. Third Conference was held in October 1976. In 1978, the 4th Surgeon’s Conference was held in Taungyi. Since then, the Surgical Society Conference was held once every 2 years and 14th Biennial Conference was held in 2002. The goals of our society are : Continue Medical Education To promote research Social gathering Developments The foundations of Cardiovascular Surgical Department, Neurosurgical Department, Plastic and Maxillofacial Department in Mandalay General Hospital, and foundation of Paediatric Surgical Department in Mandalay Children Hospital The introduction of Laparoscopic Surgery in 1996 Endoscopic Surgical Units were established in Yangon and Mandalay General Hospital, Mingaladon Military Hospital and in Pyin Oo Lwin military Hosopital. Myanmar Journal of Surgery has been published twice a year. MRCS Part I and II exams from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are also being hosted in Myanmar. Surgical skill laboratory and animal laboratory had been setup in Medical Universities for the improvement and training of Surgical Skill of the trainees. Basic Surgical Skill Course arranged by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was first conducted in 2002, May.