Tuesday, August 12, 2014

25th NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
23RD – 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014
23rd September 2014 (Tuesday)
0800 - 0845
REGISTRATION
0845 - 0915
OPENING CEREMONY
Officiated by
Dr.Muhammad Arif Mohd Hashim
Chief of Pathology Services, Ministry of Health

PLENARY LECTURE I
Chairperson: Mr.Badarul Zaman Abd.Aziz
0915 - 1000
The Future of Pathology Services in Malaysia
Dr.Muhammad Arif Mohd Hashim
Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
1000 - 1030
TEA

SYMPOSIUM I: HAEMATOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms Kanakeswary Loganathan
1030 - 1115
Artefacts in Blood Smear
Mr.Woon Sung Thong,Singapore
1115 - 1200
How to Handle Coagulation Test
Ms.Marilyn Baliwag, Singapore.

SELECTED TOPICS I
1200 - 1245
Quality Indicators for Process Improvement: Why, What & How?
Thong Mee Ling, National Heart Institute
1245 - 1415
LUNCH

SYMPOSIUM II: MICROBIOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms.Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh
1415  - 1500
MERS - CoV: Storm in a Teacup?
Dr Maria Kahar Bador, University of Malaya

1500 - 1545
 Evolution of Bacteria Detection and Identification Techniques from ancient times to current  era.
Dr Fadzilah Mohd Nor@Ghazali, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

1545 - 1630
Malaria diagnosis: Problems encountered
Prof  Jamaiah Ibrahim, University of Malaya
1730 - 1900
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING



24th September 2014 (Wednesday)

SELECTED TOPICS II
Chairperson: Ms.Kanakeswary Loganathan

0900 - 0945
Stress, Mental Health and Physical Fitness
Prof.M.Parameshvara Deva, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

0945 - 1015
TEA

SYMPOSIUM III: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Chairperson: Mr.Lim Back Seng

1015 - 1100
Advancement and Pitfalls in Molecular Diagnostics
Prof Ngeow Yun Fong, University of Malaya

1100 - 1145
Epigenetic Testing : Current research findings and examples of effects
Mr.Koay Bee Tee, Institute for Medical Research

1145 - 1230
Improving Patient Safety in Blood Transfusion Products
Dr Norasrina Ishak, National Blood Centre.
1230 - 1415
LUNCH

SELECTED TOPICS III
Chairperson: Mr.Lim Mun Keat

1415  - 1500
Spices: Not Just Aromatic Additives
Assoc Prof Kanthimathi Subramaniam, University of Malaya.

1500 - 1545
 Ancillary Techniques in Cytology
Assoc Prof Nurismah Md Isa, National University of Malaysia
1545 - 1630
ORAL PRESENTATION
Chairperson: Mr.Muhammad Huzaimi Zamberi



25th September 2014 (Thursday)

SELECTED TOPICS IV
Chairperson: Ms.Faridah Robiah Ismail
0830 - 0915
The Malaysian Hematology Reference Interval Study Experience.
Ms.Angeli Ambayya, Ampang Hospital.

SYMPOSIUM  V: IMMUNOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms.Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh

0915 - 1000
Dengue infection:Protective Immune correlates in clinically asymptomatic household members and modulation of the microvascular endothelium.
Prof Shamala Devi Sekaran, University of Malaya

1000 - 1045
New Horizon in Allergy Testing
Dr Mohammed Faizal Bakhtiar, Institute for Medical Research.
1045 - 1100
TEA

SYMPOSIUM VI: BIOCHEMISTRY
Chairperson: Mr.Badarul Zaman Abd Aziz

1100 - 1145
Factors affecting HbA1c result
Assoc.Prof. Pavai Sthaneshwar, University of Malaya.

1145 - 1230
Novel Biomarkers for Heart Failure
Dr. Ika Faizura Mohd Nor, National Heart Institute.

SELECTED TOPICS V
Chairperson: Ms.Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh

1230  - 1315
The Use of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistical Analysis
 in Solving Clinical Research Problems
Assoc Prof Karuthan Chinna, University of Malaya.

1315 - 1430
LUNCH





Registration will commence from 0800 hrs to 0900 hrs on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at the Conference Secretariat located at Ballroom 3-Level 3A, Vivatel Kuala Lumpur.





Venue


Conference  
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Ballroom 1 & 2 – Level 3A

Secretariat
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Ballroom 3 – Level 3A

Presentation Preview
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Ballroom 3 – Level 3A

Trade Exhibition/Posters
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Level 3A






POSTER PRESENTATION

The poster boards are situated at the ballroom foyer.

Posters should be put up before 0900 hrs on 23rd September 2014 and taken down by 1100 hrs on 25thSeptember. The presenters are required to bring their own mounting materials such as double sided tape to mount their posters.

The organising committee is not responsible for the safety of posters that are not collected.

GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATION & PROCEEDINGS

A. GUIDELINE FOR POSTER PRESENTATION

All poster presenters must be present during the designated Poster Session on the date and time as noted in the time table.
Each poster will be posted along with 3 other posters on the same poster board with a size of 124cm x 98cm.

1. Poster Board
Each presenter must produce an A1-sized poster.

Poster boards will be arranged numerically and will be organised by area of topic. Poster locations correspond to the number assigned to each poster. Please consult with PRC secretariat at the Service Desk if you have questions regarding the location of your poster.

Please provide your own supplies, including pushpins or hoop-and-loop fastener to mount your poster.

Poster display area will be determined by the PRC Secretariat.

2. Poster format

i. General

Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."

Please refer to the example of poster format here.

ii. Design and Layout Specification.

Presenters can use any graphic-designing softwares such as Adobe Photoshop, MS Power Point and MS Publisher to design their posters. 

3. Handouts


Besides the poster, presenters are encouraged to provide participants with handouts  articles, etc. (we suggest a minimum of 50 copies)






   MIMLS 22nd  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE OF MEETING
23RD SEPTEMBER 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

Signed
Karunakaran A/L Kandiah
Secretary

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