MFPA newsletter issue 01/21
Address by outgoing President Ms Roberta Farrugia Debono
New Executive Committee for MFPA
President Benjamin Rizzo (Malta Institute of Accountants)
Vice-President Administration Ruth Falzon (Malta Association for the Counselling Profession)
Vice-President Membership Saviour Baldacchino (Chamber of Engineers)
Treasurer Demis Cachia (Malta Association of Occupational Therapists)
Secretary Yvonne Midolo (Association of Podiatrists Malta)
With the ever-growing needs of professional voluntary organisations in line with the needs of society, the Council of MFPA has for the first time appointed a Chief Executive Officer to help with the smooth running of the organisation and address its needs more efficiently. Norma Camilleri, from the Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, was appointed in this role.
Chamber of Engineers
The organization had 15 Presidents through 42 years with the current, Inġ. Malcolm Zammit, having taken office on 3rd March 2021 together with an energized Executive Council. The CoE remains an active member of MFPA, having Inġ. Saviour Baldacchino as Vice-President – Membership who represents the CoE on MFPA Council together with Inġ. Johan Psaila.
The Chamber of Engineers congratulates MFPA and all its member organisations on this 50th Anniversary and anticipates more regeneration and growth in the Association for the benefit of professionals in Malta.
The Dental Association of Malta
In normal times, the Association organises postgraduate lectures regularly for its members as well as social events such as St Apollonia – our feast on February 10th of each year.
The Dental Association has in recent years organised the first ever Council of European Dentists conference in Malta as well as the first Mediterranean Dental Conference.
In 2020 a two-day dental radiography conference was organised. In recent years we have also organised numerous well attended courses on endodontics, implants, restorative dentistry, occlusion. With every eligible course a CPD certificate is provided.
The DAM is a member of the Council of European Dentists, CED, as well as the World Dental Federation, FDI. DAM also has an EU liasion officer who regularly attends meetings abroad on its behalf.
The current multi-talented committee is an eclectic mix of very hard-working dentists who give up their time for their profession.