Tuesday, August 12, 2014


All members of MIMLS                                     
  1. Notice is hereby given that the 22nd AGM of MIMLS will be held on 23rd September 2014, 5.30 pm at VIVATEL KUALA LUMPUR, 85, Jalan Loke Yew 55200 Kuala Lumpur.

  1. In accordance to Article 62, the following council members will retire at the close of the 22nd AGM.

i.          Ms N Ambigadevi A. Navaratnasingam
ii.          Ms Lee Yin Yin
iii.         Ms Susan Eng Kah Lee
iv.         Ms Faridah Robiah Ismail
v.         Mr Lim Mun Keat

  1. Nominations from Corporate Members for selection as members of the incoming council to fill up the above vacancies are hereby invited. All nominations in accordance to Article 69 shall reach the registered office (address given below) by 9th September 2014.

  1. In accordance to Article 38, any resolutions or special resolutions which are desired to be considered at the said 22nd  AGM shall be lodged at the Registered Office no later than 9th September 2014.

5.    AGENDA:
      1.         President’s Address.
      2.         Confirmation of the Minutes of the 21st  Annual General Meeting.
      3.         Matters arising from the above minutes.
      4.         To receive and adopt the Council’s Annual Report for the term 2013/2014.
            5.         To receive and adopt the Audited Accounts.
            6.         To adopt the Treasurer’s estimates for the term 2014/2015.
            7.         To discuss and approve honorarium for treasurer
            8.         Announcement of the newly elected Council Members.
            9.         Any other issues.

By order of the MIMLS Council

Karunakaran A/L Kandiah

Address of registered office:-
TGI Management Services Sdn. Bhd.
Suite 610, Block C
Phileo Damansara 1
No. 9, Jalan 16/11
46350 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03-76608112
Fax: 03-76608911

Wednesday, July 9, 2014






Date   : 23rd - 25th September 2014 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Venue: VIVATEL Kuala Lumpur,
             85, Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur.

Scientific Programme
Tentatively, the scientific programme includes plenary lectures, symposiums, discussions and posters presentation on all major discipline of medical laboratory sciences. Among the tentative topics:-

Artefacts in Blood Smears 
Woon Sung Thong, 
Sysmex Asia-Pacific, Singapore.

Haematological Manifestations of Dengue 
Assoc Prof Dr.Leong Chooi Fun, 
Faculty of Medicine, 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

How to Handle Coagulation Tests 
Marilyn Baliwag, 
Sysmex Asia-Pacific, Singapore.

MERS-CoV: Storm in a Teacup? 
Dr.Maria Kahar Bador, 
Faculty of Medicine, 
University of Malaya.

The Changing "Rapid Test" Usage
Dr.Fadzilah Mohd Nor@Ghazali, 
Faculty of Medicine, 
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg. Buloh.

Suburban Transmission and Prevalence of Malaria in Malaysia
Jamaiah Ibrahim, Faculty of Medicine, 
University of Malaya.

Quality Indicators for Process Improvement: Why, What & How?
Thong Mee Ling, Senior Advisor, Quality Management, 
Institut Jantung Negara.

Advancement and Pitfalls in Molecular Diagnostics
Prof Ngeow Yun Fong, Senior High Fellow Impact Research Unit, 
University of Malaya.

Epigenetic Testing
Koay Bee Tee, 
Allergy & Immunology Research Centre, 
Institute for Medical Research.

Improving Patient Safety in Blood Transfusion Products
Dr.Norasrina Ishak,
Pusat Darah Negara.

New Challenges in Immunohistochemistry
Prof Tan Soo Yong,
Singapore General Hospital.

Ancillary Techniques in Cytology
Assoc Prof. Dr.Nurismah,
Faculty of Medicine, 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Clinical and Immunological  Markers of Dengue Progression
Prof.Shamala Devi,
Faculty of Medicine, 
University of Malaya.

New Horizon in Allergy Testing
Dr.Mohammed Faizal Bakhtiar,
Allergy and Immunology Research Centre, 
Institute for Medical Research.

Novel Bio-markers for Heart Failure.
Dr.Ika Faizura, 
Department of Cardiology,
Institut Jantung Negara.

The Use of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistical Analysis in Solving Clinical Research Problems
Assoc.Prof.Karuthan Chinna,
Faculty of Medicine, 
University of Malaya.

Note: The topics above are tentative and thus subjected to change

Trade Exhibition.
A trade exhibition will also be held in conjunction with the conference. Participants will gain information on new products and new biomedical / laboratory instruments in the local and worldwide market. A visit to the trade exhibition will offer informal knowledge that they could not get from formal lectures, and symposiums.

Exhibition info:
Mr.Teng Tian Sang – 019-342 8218
Ms.Siti Aisiah Mohammad – 012-699 0115

The institute invites submission for poster or oral presentations on all aspects of medical laboratory sciences that have not been published or presented.

Before or on 2nd August 2014.
Deadline is extended to 29th August 2014 !!

1. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
2. Text should be typed single-spaced, containing at least 200 and not more than 300 words.
3. Abstract typed in Microsoft Words should be submitted to the Scientific Committee electronically at mimlsabs09@yahoo.com
4. Aim of Study, methods used and summary of result and conclusion should be stated. The name of the attending presenter should be in BOLD.
5. Successful presenters must confirm their participation by submitting the registration forms and appropriate fee before or on 16th August 2014.29th August 2014

Unconfirmed or payment beyond the closing date will result in your abstract not being published.

Conference Venue :

VIVATEL Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Loke Yew
55200 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Co-ordination: 3.122176, 101.719567

Room Type
(with breakfast)

       Room Rates


RM210.00 nett
RM230.00 nett

RM280.00 nett
RM300.00 nett

Supreme Deluxe
RM310.00 nett
RM330.00 nett

Junior Suite
RM410.00 nett
RM430.00 nett

Executive Suite
RM510.00 nett
RM530.00 nett

Room rates are inclusive of 10% service charge & 6% government tax.

Check in 1500 hrs

Check out 1200 noon

Hotel Room Reservation :


Tel: 60 3-92058888

Fax: 60 3-92858220

Participants should deal directly with VIVATEL KUALA LUMPUR for room reservations and accommodation payments.

Before or on 16th August 2014:  RM550.00  
Deadline for early birds registration is extended to 29th August 2014 !!
Inclusive of Conference Bag and other conference materials.
Please be informed that registration must be accompanied with payment. The date of payment is considered the date of registration (except Government LPO).

  After 29th August 2014 !!
After 16th August 2014:  RM600.00
Registration on 17th 30th August 2014 onwards is considered as walk in registration. Conference Bag and other conference materials are subjected to availability.

Day Registration (Walk In): RM250.00

 members who had paid their annual membership fee up to 2014 are eligible for a RM50 rebate. Applicants are required to submit the full registration fee and the rebate shall be reimbursed at the registration counter after the secretariat has confirmed the membership status of the applicant.

Day registrant is NOT eligible for the rebate.
Method of Payment
Cheque / postal order and LO.  
Made payable to MIMLS
You may remit your payment directly to MIMLS’s Bank account.
Maybank Berhad
Petaling Jaya Main Branch
A/C Number

Please fax your transaction slip to 03-40254251 and forward the original to the secretariat at the conference.
Tel  :    Ms Thum Chui Nean  016-3160908
   Ms N Ambigadevi  016-3020542
             Ms FaridahRobiah bt Ismail  019-2345845
Fax :   03-40254251  


Education and Training Programmes are HDRF certified.

Click the links below for registration:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 24th National Scientific Conference held at the Parkroyal, Kuala Lumpur on 3rd - 5th September 2013 was a smashing success. There were 244 full registrants and 16 day registrants congregating at the conference hall. There were 26 posters and oral presentations on a myriad of topics. Poster defense sessions were also held to provide opportunities for further interactions between the participants.

There were 19 speakers who are experts in their field of interests delivering talks that captivated the participants of the conference.

The plenary lecture delivered by Dato' Tan Yoke Hwa on the Malaysian Allied Health Professionals Bill that will be tabled in parliament very soon hold  a special interest to the participants who are laboratory professionals who shall be affected by this upcoming act. Though the topic had been presented before when the bill was at it's infancy, the updates presented this time will allow the participants to get an insight on the bill that shall soon be an act to govern 23 allied health professionals.

Below are most of the topics delivered at the 24th National Scientific Conference.
Click on the title to download.

Dato Tan Yoke Hwa - Updates on Malaysian Allied Health Professions Bill

Dr Rukumani Devi Velayuthan - CRE - Carbapenam Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Assoc Prof Dr Jamal I-Ching Sam - The Re-emergence of Chikungunya Virus in Malaysia

Dr Luqman Selva Kuppaimuthu Abdullah - Ayurveda As Complimentary Health Care Provider

Dr Lau Yee Ling - Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplifications

Dr Raudhawati Osman - Molecullar Diagnosis in Thalassemia

Dr Nor Asrina Ishak - Transfusion in Multiply Tranfused Patients

.Prof Kulentheran Arumugam - The Medical Lab Technologist and The Law

Dr Mun Kein Seong - Laboratory Accreditation - Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try!

Dr Muhammad Arif - Laboratories Health Workers - Challenges to Remain Relevant

Mr Shamsul Hazli Ramly - Health Failure Mode Effect and Analysis

Dr Ivy Chung - Targetting the Fibroblasts in the Microenvironment of Endometrial Cancer

Prof Dr Hany Ariffin - Laboratory Tests in Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Leukaemia

Dr Lim Boon Huat - Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Malaysia - A Nagging Rural Concern

Prof Rahim Md Noah - Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic Immunology Traditional Menu

Dr Shahnaz Murad - New Approaches for Quicker Delivery and Better Quallity in Pathology Services

Dr Too Chun Lai - Rheumatoid Arthritis - Early Detection Is The Key

Sunday, July 28, 2013


4th AAMLS Congress
in conjunction with the 24th ASM of SAMLS

Medical Laboratory Professionals (Medical Laboratory Technologists/Scientists) are invited to participate in this once every 4 year event.

Registration Form can be acquired by clicking the image below

Members of MIMLS are advised to register via MIMLS . Members who are at least 5 years with good record of paying the membership fee will be subsidised by MIMLS. 

Download Subsidy Application Form

Registration Fee for AAMLS members S$400 before 15 AUGUST.2013 and S$500  after 15 AUGUST 2013. (MIMLS members are AAMLS members)

Registration Fee for Non- members is S$500  before 15 AUGUST 2013 and S$600 after 15 AUGUST 2013

Please see 4th AAMLS website for full information. Click on the image above to link on to the website.

The MIMLS will subsidise RM1000.00 for eligible members who are presenting scientific papers either poster or oral to attend the 4th AAMLS Congress in Singapore. Members who are not presenting papers will be subsidised 30% of the registration fee.  The subsidy will be reimbursed after the conclusion of the congress by submitting the subsidy form to the MIMLS. Please note that the registration fee is in Singapore Dollars not Malaysian Ringgit. The subsidy is in Malaysian Ringgit.


1. At least 5 years as MIMLS member. 
2. Membership fee paid up to the current year (i.e.2013).

Please submit the subsidy application form to the following address:-

Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences
1-5-14, Jalan 1/50, Diamond Square Commercial Centre
Off  Jalan Gombak
53000 Kuala Lumpur

Monday, July 15, 2013

Call for AbstractsTopicsPreliminary TimetableInvited Speakers
Welcome from the Congress Chairman – Dionysis Vourtsis, MT 

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, it gives me great pleasure, to invite you to the Regional European Biomedical Laboratory Science Congress, and the 4th Greek Medical Laboratory Technologists Conference, under the patronage of EPBS
This Biomedical congress promises to be a memorable professional and scientific experience and is expected to draw hundreds of highly qualified participants from around the world, to discuss and share the latest knowledge in biomedical laboratory science. Read More...
Deadline for abstract submission: 5th August 2013
Click here to submit your abstract
Preliminary list of Invited Speakers
Nikolaos Chantziantoniou, BSc, ART(CSMLS), CFIAC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Marie Culliton, MSc, MBA, FAMLS, EPBS President, Ireland
Vincent S. Gallicchio, PhD, FACS, FRSA, FASAHP, IFBLS Past President, USA
Petros Karkalousos, MSc, PhD, Greece
Fernando Mendes, MSc, EPBS General Secretary, Portugal
Agelos Papaioannou, PhP, Greece
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Congress Secretariat - Paragon Group
18 Avenue Louis-Casai, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 5330 948 secretariat@ebsc2013.com