Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity

The objectives of MASO are:

  1. Focus attention and stimulate the study of obesity in Malaysia including its causes, manifestations and prevention.
  2. Provide an independent body of healthcare professionals involved in both basic and applied research into the subject.
  3. Encourage research into all facets and prevention of obesity.
  4. Provide a better understanding of obesity to healthcare professionals and to general public.
  5. Seek affiliation with international bodies to ensure the best possible exchange of information about the study of the epidemiological, metabolic, nutritional, pharmacological, surgical, behavioural and educational aspects of obesity and its treatment.
  6. To compile, print, publish and distribute brochures and /or journals by experts detailing information about obesity with the prior approval of the authority concerned.
  7. To receive donations in the form of cash or bonds or share certificates from any person or group of persons so disposed on behalf of the Society and also to borrow or raise money and to invest and deal with money so derived for the purpose of enhancing the scientific study of and the cure for obese patients.


THE COUNCIL (2013-2015)

President : Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismail Noor FASc, FIUNS, FNSM
Vice President : Prof. Dr. Norimah A. Karim FNSM
Hon. Secretary : Prof. Dr. Poh Bee Koon FNSM
Hon. Treasurer : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizi Abu Saad
Asst. Hon. Secretary : Dr. Chin Yit Siew

Council Members

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamid Jan bin Jan Mohamed
Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty
Prof. Dr. Ruzita Abd Talib
Ms. Zaitun Daud
Dr. Zawiah Hashim

Auditors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nik Shanita Safii
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaitun Yassin


Organization Secretariat mailing address:

Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO)
c/o School of Healthcare Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Telephone number : +603 9289 7622
Fax number : +603 2694 1296




MISSION

Formed in 1994, MASO aims to focus attention and stimulate the study of obesity in Malaysia including its causes, manifestations and prevention.

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