The Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP) holds a long and proud history of providing a platform for discussion into scientific research and education, dating back to 1974. MSPP supports the medical and health professionals with a world-class network, post graduate student-centred education, knowledge-based innovations, extensive communication of research-related information and initiatives to create awareness for research needs. MSPP brings together researchers to promote scientific communication between members of the society through regular meetings and publications. The mission of the Society is to advance the science, teaching, and ethics in the fields of Physiology and Pharmacology, to promote integration with other professionals and to be an avenue for public awareness on the use and misuse of drugs. The Society is a non-profit professional organization and its activities include sponsoring an annual conference, teaching courses and workshops. We are committed to linking the brilliant ideas, cutting edge research innovations, and excellence in teaching and research, by continually providing a stimulating and challenging environment.
Profesor Dr. Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
The Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology was initially known as The Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics or MASPET which was formed in 1976. The society were later jined by physiologist as members and subsequently changed its name officially in 1988 to The Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP). It has now become the primary Malaysia learned society of pharmacologists and physiologists.
Based in The University of Malaya, the oldest university in Malaysia, the Society has played a key role in promoting research among its members since its early days. The Society has been organizing its own Scientific Meetings as a platform for researchers to share their research findings and build networking and collaborations. The Meetings were originally held biennially. With increasing interest and support, the frequency of the Meetings was increased, and it was changed into an annual event.
To date, MSPP is proud to have organized 31 scientific meetings already, which was carried out on rotational and voluntary basis among local universities. The scientific meetings have not only attracted local participants to come and share their knowledge and findings but have also attracted many overseas participants from countries such as India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Australia and Finland.
Members of MSPP basically work in academia, industry and also health services and consists of scientists and medically qualified personel. The society encompasses a broad spectrum of pharmacology and physiology including the basic and applied aspects of both areas. The society is not only promoting research activities but also stresses on the teaching aspect of both disciplines through a series of refresher courses conducted.