Peter Tan
Consultant Neuroanaesthesiologist, Sarawak General Hospital
President, Malaysian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Neurocritical Care


Warmest welcome to the Neuroanaesthesia Symposium (NAS) 2023 combined with Anaesthesiology Updates (AU) 2023, July 7-9 which is jointly organised by Persatuan Kakitangan Anestesiologi Hospital Umum Sarawak (PEKA-HUS) and Malaysian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Neurocritical Care (MSNACC). The Organising Committee is truly honoured to collaborate with the Division of Neuroanesthesiology and Perioperative Neurosciences, University of Washington (UW), Seattle, USA in this conference which will promise an even greater stage for academic discussion and networking.

The NAS 2023 is currently at its 6th edition will continue to provide an excellent platform in advancing continuous medical education (CME) related to perioperative neurosciences in Malaysia and probably in this region. For the very first time, NAS 2023 will feature a Panel Session with prominent speakers from the Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC). The SNACC Panel Session is highly anticipated for its interesting and up-to-date scientific contents.

The AU webinar series was launched by PEKA-HUS in collaboration with the UW in 2021 following the need for more local online CME during the COVID-19 pandemic. It continues in 2022 focussing on recent updates in various anaesthetic subspecialties and featuring speakers from the UW. The combined in-person AU 2023 will focus on resuscitation and trauma anaesthesia (including neurotrauma) on Day One of main meeting and geriatric anaesthesia (including perioperative brain health) on Day Two. These two subspecialties are relevant to NAS which is dedicated to deliver the latest progress in neuroanaesthesiology and neurocritical care to its audience

Thank you very much again for supporting the CME activities of PEKA-HUS and MSNACC these years. I wish you an enjoyable and fruitful meeting. Don't forget to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Kuching too, as Kuching has so much to offer to its guests.