Pharmacology Society

FACTS ABOUT PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY

MYANMAR MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

2015-2021

 

Brief History:

Pharmacology Society, a chapter of Myanmar Medical Association was founded in 1974. The first president was Prof. Khin Maung Tin. There are four Founding Members of Pharmacology Society before membership numbers are allotted.

They are

  1. William Law, BSc, MBBS, PhD (London); Head of Dept. of Pharmacology, IM 1
  2. Khin Maung Tin, MBBS, PhD (Liverpool); Lecturer and Head, Pharmacology Dept., IMM
  3. Gideon Maung Sein, MBBS, MPhil (London); Lecturer and Head, Pharmacology Dept., IM 1
  4. Dr. S. E. Smith, MB, ChB, MA, FRCP, DM (Oxford), Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, United Medical and Dental School, St. Thomas Campus, University of London, UK

Brief History: All presidents and their presidential terms are shown in table.

Sr.No. Period (Terms) Name of President Degree
1 1974 – 1976 Prof. Dr. Khin Maung Tin MBBS, PhD (Liverpool)
2 1977 – 1988 Prof. Dr. Khin Kyi Kyi MBBS, PhD (Alberta, Canada)
3 1988 – 1991 Prof. Dr. Kin Ma Gyi MBBS, PhD (London)
4 1991 – 1995 Prof. Dr. Win Maw MBBS, MMedSc, PhD (London), PhD (Hon) Ygn
5 1995 – 1997 Prof. Dr. May Winn Aung Khin MBBS, MMedSc, PhD (Hon) Ygn
6 1997 – 2001 Prof. Dr. Win Maw MBBS, MMedSc, PhD (London), PhD (Hon) Ygn
7 2001 – 2003 Prof. Dr. May Winn Aung Khin MBBS, MMedSc, PhD (Hon) Ygn
8 2003 – 2005 Prof. Dr. Kyan Aung MBBS, MMedSc, PhD (London)
9 2005 – 2007 Prof. Dr. Kyaw MBBS, MMedSc
10 2007 – 2009 Prof. Dr. Nang Hla Hla Win MBBS, PhD (Nagoya-Japan), DipMedEd
11 2009 – 2011 Prof. Dr. May Hla Thwin MBBS, MMedSc, PhD, DipMedEd
12 2011 – 2013 Prof. Dr. Marlar Myint MBBS, MMedSc, PhD, DipMedEd
13 2013 – 2015 Prof. Dr. San San Nwet MBBS, MMedSc, PhD, DipMedEd
14 2015 – 2017 Prof. Dr. Nu Nu Aye MBBS, PhD (Yamanashi-Japan), DipMedEd
15 2017-2019 Porf. Dr. Khin Ohnmar Kyaing MBBS, MMedSc, PhD, DipMedEd
16 2019-2021 Prof. Dr. Nu Nu Aye MBBS, PhD (Yamanashi-Japan), DipMedEd

Vision, Mission and Objectives

VISION

Pharmacology Society is a leading organization to generate highly qualified and committed pharmacologists to undertake continuing professional development for the health care services

MISSION

Our society member should have efficient knowledge and skills to take the leadership role for further development of the pharmacology education, teaching, research and community service

AIM

To create a society for pharmacologists who have abilities, skills and attitude which are necessary to encourage continuing professional development, not only science and technology, but also clinical professional service

OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote co-operation and co-ordination between the pharmacologists who are actively engaged in various aspects of education, research, and service in pharmacology both local and abroad
  2. To strengthen and update higher education program especially knowledge and skills in pharmacology and contribute towards development in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  3. To evaluate the accomplishments of individual member to be recognized as specialist in the field of clinical pharmacology
  4. To take social responsibility and accountability contributing more efficiently in health education program and community service to meet the needs of the country

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF
THE PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MYANMAR MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Adopted February 26, 2017

ARTICLE I. Name

The name of this organization is Pharmacology Society, a chapter of Myanmar Medical Association.

ARTICLE II. Purpose

The purpose of this chapter (Pharmacology Society) is to create a society for pharmacologists who have abilities, skills and attitude which are necessary to encourage continuing professional development, not only science and technology, but also clinical professional service.

ARTICLE III. Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed at any general meeting or by mail, provided that each proposal is endorsed in writing by at least 15 members. Voting on such proposals shall be by ballot. At least 30 days before the voting, the proposed amendment shall be sent by email or postal service to each member of the Executive Committee. The President shall send a statement of supporting and opposing views with the proposed amendment. Affirmative votes of four-fifths of the members voting shall be required for adoption on an amendment.

 

BYLAWS
Adopted February 26, 2017

Article I. Members SECTION 1. Membership Categories

ITEM 1. Life Members. Any post-graduate degree holder (MMedSc-Pharmacology or PhD-Pharmacology or both) shall be eligible for membership.
ITEM 2. Pro Members. Post graduate students shall be eligible for proposal as pro- members. They shall have the privileges of membership.
SECTION 2. Nomination of Members
Proposal of Nominees. Nominees for membership shall be proposed by one life member of the Society. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year. Review of applications by the Executive Committee shall occur on a regular basis.
SECTION 3. Expulsion of Members
The Executive Committee, for appropriate reason the member shall be notified in writing and given an opportunity for a hearing before Executive Committee, to be held no sooner than 30 days following such notification. A vote of three-fourths of the members voting at an annual meeting shall be required for expulsion.
ARTICLE II. Officers
The office of the society stands on the department of the President. The officers are Executive Committee members. Most of executive committee members are from academia and some are from FDA and industry.
SECTION 1. Eligibility
Life members are eligible for election to the Executive Committee of the chapter.
SECTION 2. Executive Committee members
Executive Committee members consisting of Patrons, the President, who shall chair the society, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Joint Secretary, the Joint Treasurer, and other representative Executive Committee members from academia, research, FDA and industry.
ITEM 1. President. A President-Elect shall be elected two-yearly and shall assume the office on the April 1st following the election. The President-Elect shall become President immediate after election.
ITEM 2. Secretary/Treasurer. A Secretary/Treasurer-Elect shall be elected two- yearly and shall assume the office on the April 1st following the election. The Secretary/Treasurer-Elect shall become Secretary/Treasurer immediate after election.
ITEM 3. Executive Members. One Executive Member shall be elected two-yearly.
ITEM 4. Patron. Retired active life members who have contributed his/her effort for the development and success of the society
ARTICLE III. Nomination of Elected Executive Committee Members SECTION 1. Nomination and Election Procedures
ITEM 1. Method of Election. Election shall be by secret ballot.
ITEM 2. Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Secretary/Treasurer, and immediate Past-President to serve as non-voting chair.
ITEM 3. Election Certification. General Secretary the Executive Committee shall certify the election results.
ITEM 4. Election Ballot. The election ballot shall contain at least two nominations provided by the Nominating Committee for President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer- Elect, and Executive Committee members. Listing of names on the ballots shall be by alphabetical order. Tie votes shall be resolved by a vote of the immediate Past- President, President, and President-Elect.
ITEM 5. Election Results. Announcement of election results shall be made to the membership by the President immediately after the election.
ARTICLE IV. Finances
SECTION 1. Annual Assessments
ITEM 1. Members. Newly elected members shall become entitled to the privileges of membership only after payment of dues following their election.
ITEM 2. Annual Dues. Annual dues for Life and Pro members shall be determined by the EC members. These dues shall be payable on January 1st of each year. Any member who fails to pay his/her annual dues by April 1st or fails to pay any assessments and fees when due, shall be given notice by the Secretary that his/her membership  will  be  terminated  30  days  thereafter  unless  all  delinquent  dues, assessments and fees are paid within that period. Dues paid after April 1st may be subject to late fee penalty as determined by the Executive Committee members. A member suspended for non-payment of dues shall be reinstated to his/her membership upon payment of dues, assessments or fees. Any member who tenders his/her resignation from the Society at any time after he/she was officially accepted a member, shall not receive any refund of dues.
SECTION 2. General Fund
All funds accruing to the Society shall be deposited by the Treasurer to an account in the name of the Society. All disbursements shall be approved by the Board of Directors. Checks shall be signed by two of the following: President and Treasurer/Joint Treasurer.
General fund shall cover the operating expenses of the Society and shall be provided by the annual per capita dues from each member and continuing medical education related revenues.
Beyond the expenditures required by the ordinary activities of the Society, no money from the general fund account shall be disbursed.

SECTION 3. Finance Committee
There shall be a Finance Committee consisting of five Executive Committee members of the chapter. The Secretary/Treasurer of the Chapter shall serve as Chair, and the Joint Secretary/Treasurer, and the Past Secretary/Treasurer shall be members of this Committee. The other members shall be appointed by the President, subject to approval by the Executive Committee members. The term of office for all appointed members of the Committee shall be for two years.
SECTION 4. Annual Report

The Secretary/Treasurer shall give a financial report on all funds at the annual meeting.

ARTICLE V. Meetings SECTION 1. General Meetings

General Meetings shall be held quarterly while emergency meetings shall be called

by the President as the need arises.

ITEM 1. Scientific Meetings. The Society shall hold at least one annual scientific meeting each year at a time and place approved by the Myanmar Medical Association. Other scientific meetings may be held at times and places determined by the Society and Myanmar Medical Association.

ITEM 2. Business Meetings. A Business Meeting shall be scheduled at the regular, annual scientific meeting. Other business meetings may be held at times and places determined by the Executive Committee. Notification of meetings will be provided at least four weeks in advance of the time and place of such meetings. Twelve members shall constitute a quorum.

SECTION 2. Quorum

Majority of EC members (50% plus 1) shall constitute a quorum in any Executive Committee meeting. Twenty five percent (25%) of active members are considered the majority and is required to conduct business and approve amendments of the Constitution and Bylaws.

SECTION 3. Programs

ITEM 1. Arrangement of Programs. The Society shall designate one or more of its members to arrange scientific programs and shall appoint a Program Committee to assist in this task.

ITEM 2. Presentation of Papers. The Society shall establish regulations governing the presentation of papers at EC meetings. Regulations shall be published in a Call for Papers.

ITEM 3. The Chapter requires investigators to affirm that original studies reported at the scientific programs have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and/or with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as adopted by the Ethical Review Boards of Department of Medical Research/Medical Universities.

SECTION 4. Procedure
The rules contained in MMA shall govern the conduct of business sessions when these are applicable and not inconsistent with this Constitution and Bylaws.

ARTICLE VI. Amendment of Bylaws
Adoption, alternation, or repeal of bylaws may be changed. Upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the members present, the motion shall be submitted to the membership at large by ballot. Final passage shall require a three-fifths majority vote of the members responding within 30 days after submission.
ARTICLE VII. Conflict of Interest
Any committee member having an interest in a contract or other transaction or determination presented to the committee for recommendation, authorization, approval  or  ratification  shall  give  a  prompt, full  and  frank  disclosure  of  his/her interest to the Council or committee prior to its acting on such contract or transaction. The body to which such disclosure is made shall thereupon determine, by majority vote, whether the disclosure shows that a conflict of interest exists or can reasonably be construed to exist. If a conflict is deemed to exist, such person shall not vote on, nor use his/her personal influence on, nor participate (other than to present factual information or to respond to questions) in the discussion or deliberations with respect to  such contract, transaction or determination. Such person may not be counted in determining the existence of a quorum at any meeting where the contract, transaction, or determination is under discussion or is being voted upon. The minutes of the meeting shall reflect the disclosure made, the vote thereon, and, where applicable, the abstention from voting and participation, and whether a quorum was present.

ARTICLE VIII. Nondiscrimination

The persons served by this society shall be selected in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, sex, race, national origin, and political or religious opinion or affiliation.

Membership

There are 286 life members (180 active members) including three patrons. Thirty- nine pro members are postgraduate students. No other member categories.

Message from the President

It is a great honor to serve as the President of the Pharmacology Society under the umbrella of Myanmar Medical Association during the 2019–2021 academic years.

 

Pharmacology Society was founded in 1974. Till now there are thirteen presidents who have contributed their effort for the development and sustainable success of the society.

 

Generally, pharmacologists should be involved in teaching, research and service in clinical pharmacology. At first the Pharmacologists  are trained  locally as well  as abroad as pharmacologists mainly involved in biomedical science, so that their contribution also mainly involved in teaching and research. Now the Pharmacologists are being trained to pursue their career as clinical Pharmacologist to fulfill the health care needs especially for evaluation of quality, safety and efficacy of drugs, promotion of rational use of medicines according to therapeutic guidelines based on scientific evidence and prevention of drug related problems for patient safety. The aim of our society is to be a leading organization to generate highly qualified and committed pharmacologists to undertake continuing professional development for the health care services.

 

I am deeply grateful to Executive Committee members, for their leadership and considerable contributions. I am inspired by their commitment to our Society and all of their achievements. Indeed, the growth of Pharmacology Society has been propelled collectively by the individuals and all the past presidents and past members of the Executive Committee. I look forward to continuing this endeavor with strong team spirit towards fulfilling the mission of our Pharmacology Society.

 

Prof. Dr. Nu Nu Aye

MBBS, PhD (Yamanashi-Japan), DipMedEd

President (2019 – 2021)

Pharmacology Society

Myanmar Medical Association


Executive Committee Members (2019 – 2021)

PATRONS

  1. Dr. May Winn Aung Khin
  1. Dr. Khin Nyunt Than
  1. Dr. Mya Mya Than
President Prof. Dr. Nu Nu Aye Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon
Vice president Prof. Dr. Yee Yee Tin Rector, University of Pharmacy, Yangon
Secretary Prof. Dr. Khin Mar Myint Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon
Joint Secretary (1) Dr. Thida Tun

(2) Dr. Mya Thuzar

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Treasurer Prof. Dr. Aye Soe Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pharmacy, Yangon
Joint Treasurer               Dr. Soe Soe Htwe Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 2, Yangon

MEMBERS

  1. Dr. Win Maw, Honorary Professor, University of Medicine 1, Yangon. Professor and Head (Retired), Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon
  2. Dr. Malar Myint, Rector (Retired), University of Pharmacy, Yangon
  3. Dr. May Hla Thwin, Professor Emeritus, University of Medicine 2, Yangon. Professor and Head (Retired), Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 2, Yangon
  4. Dr. Nang Hla Hla Win, Professor and Head (Retired), Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon
  5. Dr. San San Nwet, Rector (Retired), University of Pharmacy, Yangon
  6. Dr. Thein May Saw, Rector, University of Pharmacy, Mandalay
  7. Khin Chit, Deputy Director General, Department of Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Sport, Nay-Pyi-Taw
  8. Dr. Shin Hnaung Lwin, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 2, Yangon
  9. Dr. Nwe Nwe Than, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine, Mandalay
  10. Dr. Myat Myat Soe, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine, Magway
  11. Dr. Latt Latt Win, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine, Taunggyi
  12. Dr. Khin Ohnmar Kyaing , Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Defence Services Medical Academy, Ministry of Defense Services
  13. Dr. Myat Min, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pharmacy, Mandalay
  14. Kyaw Zwar Htoon, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Defense Services Medical Academy, Ministry of Defense Services
  15. Tin Moe Thwe, Lecturer and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Yangon
  16. Aye Pwint Phyu, Lecturer and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Nursing, Yangon
  17. Myo Thu Zar, Lecturer and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
  18. Phyu Phyu Myo Kyaw, Lecturer and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
  19. Min Wun, Director, Department of Food and Drug Administration, Yangon
  20. Dr. K Khaing Thu, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pharmacy, Yangon
  21. Dr. Thein Soe, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pharmacy, Mandalay
  22. Kyaw Than Htay, Deputy General Manager, Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industrial Interprise, Nay Pyi Taw
  23. Theingi Zin, Director, Department of Food and Drug Administration (Drug), Ministry of Health and Sport, Nay-Pyi-Taw

EC members (2019-2021)

No. Name Phone No e-mail
1. Prof. Nu Nu Aye 095140735/09799177198 [email protected]
2. Prof. Yee Yee Tin 09798104350 [email protected]l.com
3. Prof. Khin Mar Myint 095505605 [email protected]
4. Dr. Thida Tun 095027696 [email protected]
5. Dr. Mya Thu Zar 09785405817/095405817 [email protected]
6. Prof. Aye Soe 095124161 [email protected]
7. Dr. Soe Soe Htwe 09952769914 [email protected]
8. Prof. Win Maw 09254308619 [email protected]
9. Prof. Marlar Myint 095018596 [email protected]
10. Prof. May Hla Thwin 095004826 [email protected]
11. Prof. San San Nwe 0933116366 [email protected]
12. Prof. Nang Hla Hla Win 095189928/09965189928 [email protected]
13. Prof. Thein May Saw 095160575/09785160575 [email protected]
14. Dr. Khin Chit 095113451 [email protected]
15. Prof. Khin Ohnmar Kyaing 09250182926 [email protected]
16. Prof. Shin Hnaung Lwin 095412407 [email protected]
17. Prof. Nwe Nwe Than 092026350 [email protected]
18. Prof. Myat Myat Soe 095137698 [email protected]
19. Prof. Latt Latt Win 095089229 [email protected]
20. Prof. Myat Min 092014132 [email protected]
21. Dr. Theingi Zin 095197673 [email protected]
22. Dr. Khaine Khaine Lwin 09250084728 [email protected]
23. Dr. Moe Kyaw 095040866 [email protected]
24. Dr. Min Wun 095120760 [email protected]
25. Prof. K Khaing Thu 095152408 [email protected]
26. Prof. Thein Soe 092026408 [email protected]
27. Dr. Kyaw Zwar Htoon 09970915258/09400253534 [email protected]
28. Dr. Tin Moe Thwe 09421006941/09798849935 [email protected]
29. Dr. Myo Thu Zar 095027120 [email protected]
30 Dr Aye Pwint Phyu 09443135685 [email protected]
31. Dr. Phyu Phyu Myo Kyaw 092026297 [email protected]
32. Dr. Kyaw Than Htay 092009084 [email protected]
33. Dr. Khin Hnin Pwint 095251323 [email protected]
34. Dr. Aye Khaine Nyun 095010267 [email protected]
35. Dr. Thin Yu Aung 095128603 [email protected]
36. Dr. Yin Min Kyaw 095167298 [email protected]
37. Dr. Pyi Phyo Htet 09799876901 [email protected]

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