Wednesday, July 29, 2015

26th NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

GENERAL INFORMATION


A.        Registration

Registration will commence from 0730 hrs to 0900 hrs on Tuesday, 11th August 2015 at the Conference Secretariat located at Grand Hibiscus, Level 3 Residences, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur.


B.        Venue


Conference  
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Grand Hibiscus, Level 3 Residences
Secretariat
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Orchid, Level 2, Swiss Garden Hotel
Presentation Preview
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Orchid, Level 2, Swiss Garden Hotel
Trade Exhibition/Posters
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Grand Hibiscus-Pre Function Area

C.       Meals
Morning and afternoon tea as scheduled at the foyer.
Lunch is at the Flavors Restaurant, First Floor
D.      Parking
You are advised to park your car at the Swiss Garden hotel parking bay for a flat rate of RM8.50 per entry. Parking tickets need to be validated to enjoy flat rate charge.

E.       Accommodation

Anyone who wishes to extend their hotel stay beyond their stated booking will have to make their own arrangement with the hotel management.

Participants who are staying at Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur are required to settle all bills before checking out.





INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHAIRPERSONS AND SPEAKERS


All Chairpersons and Speakers should familiarise themselves with the date, time and place of their sessions and should be at their places at least 15 minutes before the start of the session.
Speakers, please collect your visual device or material from the technical personnel on the same day of your presentation. The organising committee will not be responsible for the safety of the device or material not collected within this period.
Your presentation will be converted to pdf format and be made available to the participants if requested. If there is sensitive or confidential data in the presentation, please instruct the technical personnel to delete the data after the presentation. If you do not wish the participants to have a copy of your presentation, please inform the technical personnel before the presentation.

POSTER PRESENTATION

The poster boards are situated at the ball room foyer.

Posters should be put up before 0900 hrs, 11th August 2015 and taken down by 1100 hrs, 13th August 2015. The presenters are required to bring their own mounting materials such as double sided tape to mount their posters. Poster presenters are required to be at their respective posters during tea break to answer any question posed by the participants.

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

The oral presentation session shall commence on 12 August 2015 (Wednesday) at 3.50 pm. Please submit your presentation to the technical committee who will be in the conference hall, at least one hour before the session starts. Oral Presenters should be at their places at least 15 minutes before the start of the session.

1.    The presentation must not exceed 20 minutes. 5 minutes is reserve for discussion.
2.    Please meet the chairperson of your session before the session starts.  
3.    Ensure that you save your presentation in Microsoft Office 2007 supported format.

Friday, July 10, 2015


ASIA ASSOCIATION FOR
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS 



Medical Laboratory Professionals
(Medical Laboratory Technologists / Scientists)
are invited to participate in the AAMLS Scientific Conference.

Please click the following image or link for further information.



Registration Fee for AAMLS members 
US$250 before 15 JULY 2015 and US$350 after 15 JULY 2015 and US$450 after 30 SEPTEMBER 2015 and ON-SITE
 (MIMLS members are AAMLS members)

Registration Fee for Non- members is US$300  before 15 JULY 2015 and US$400 after 15 JULY 2015 
and US$450 after 30 SEPTEMBER 2015 and ON-SITE

Please surf the AAMLS website for full information
Click on the IMAGE above.

MIMLS will subsidise 50% for eligible members who  attend the conference of AAMLS in Jogjakarta.  The subsidy will be reimbursed after the conclusion of the congress by submitting the subsidy form to the MIMLS.

Eligibility:
1. At least 5 years as MIMLS member.
2. Membership fee paid up to the current year (i.e.2015).



Please download application form and submit 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
Malaysia







Members of MIMLS are invited to present Posters at the AAMLS Conference and get a chance to win US$200


 For terms and condition please surf the AAMLS Website as indicated above.




 PURPOSE 

To recognize AAMLS associate members, for their initiative and creativity in a

poster presentation and to promote the objectives of AAMLS and to encourage
members to submit posters for the AAMLS Congress.

The poster may be an individual or group effort.



ELIGIBILITY 

The award recipient must be an AAMLS Associate member in good standing. 


EVALUATION

• The AAMLS Awards committee will be responsible for the selection of
the award-winning poster. 
• Criteria for judging will include: organization, clarification of
experimentation, useful material, creativity, thoughtful conclusions and
use of references.  

PRIZE


The prize will be awarded by the Chair of the Awards committee for the best
three (3) posters and normally consists of US $200.00.

The prize will be presented during the Closing Ceremony of the AAMLS

Congress. 



PURPOSE

To recognize AAMLS associate members, for their initiative and creativity in a
poster presentation and to promote the objectives of AAMLS and to encourage
members to submit posters for the AAMLS Congress.

The poster may be an individual or group effort.


ELIGIBILITY

The award recipient must be an AAMLS Associate member in good standing.

EVALUATION


The AAMLS Awards committee will be responsible for the selection of the
award-winning poster.
Criteria for judging will include: organization, clarification of
experimentation, useful material, creativity, thoughtful conclusions and use
of references. 

PRIZE

The prize will be awarded by the Chair of the Awards committee for the best two(2)
posters and normally consists of US $200.00.

The prize will be presented during the Closing Ceremony of the AAMLS Congress.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

26th NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Date : 11th - 13th August 2015 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Scientific Programme
The tentative scientific programme include plenary lecture, symposiums, discussions and posters presentation on all the major discipline of medical laboratory sciences as presented below.
Topics are subjected to change according to availability of speakers and to the committee’s discretion in order to ensure the success of the conference.

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

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

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Before or on 3rd July 2015.

INSTRUCTION FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION
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 by 11th July 2015. Unconfirmed or payment beyond the closing date will result in your abstract not being published.

Tentative Programs.

11 August 2015

OPENING CEREMONY

Event will be officiated by Dr.Shahnaz binti Murad, 
Deputy Director General (Research and Technical Support)

Plenary


The Impact of AHP Act to the Medical Laboratory Professionals


Encik Mohd Amran bin Johari

Deputy Director
Allied Health Science Division
Ministry of Health


Symposium I :HAEMATOLOGY



Screening for Thalassaemia: A Simplified Strategy to Identify Thalassaemia in Malaysia.

Prof Dr Elizabeth George
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM.


Common Inherited Bleeding Disorders. 

Dr Thatcheiany A/P Kumariah
Clinical Haematopathology, Pathology Unit, HKL


Haematological Manifestations of Dengue and Laboratory Diagnosis.

Associate Prof  Dr. Leong Chooi Fun
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM.



Symposium II  : MICROBIOLOGY / PARASITOLOGY

Current Update on the Molecular Diagnostic of Giardiasis

Dr. Ngah Zasmy Unyah
Faculty of Medicine and Helath Sciences, UPM.


Zoonotic Parasitic Infection: Updates and Current Findings

Dr. Roslaini Abd. Majid
Faculty of Medicine and Helath Sciences, UPM.


Candida /Nosocomial Fungal Infections : The Story Till Now

Dr. Rukumani Devi A/P Velayuthan
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UM



12 August 2015

SELECTED TOPIC


Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychoneuroimmunology

Dr. Alan Soh@ Abdul Hanan
London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Malaysia.

Symposium III: INFECTION CONTROL


Hand Hygiene : Your Role in the Community

Dr. Kartini Abdul Jabar
Medical Microbiologist ,Ketua Jabatan Kawalan Jangkitan, PPUM.

Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals....Trends and Implications

Prof Madya. Dr. Sasheela Ponnampalavanar
Infectious/Communicable Diseases ,Department of Medicine, PPUM

Sharps Injury; What You Should Know and Be Prepared For.

Dr. Syahrul Azlin Shaari
Medical Microbiologist  ,Centre for Pathology Diagnostic & Research Laboratories (CPDRL) (UiTM)




Symposium IV  : BIOCHEMISTRY


Leptin in Physiology and Diseases

Prof.Dr  Harbindar Jeet Singh
Dept of Physiology, Centre for Pathology Diagnostic & Research Laboratories (CPDRL) (UiTM)


The Role of Chemical Pathology Laboratory in Metabolic Bone Disorders

Dr. Subashini C. Thambiah
Senior Lecturer and Chemical Pathologist at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM.





13 August 2015


Symposium  V: IMMUNOLOGY


Prognostic Markers in Clinical Application and Research of Acute Leukaemias.

Prof Madya Dr. Maha Abdullah
Faculty of Medicine & Health Science , UPM



Making Sense of Your Genes: Empowering Families Through Genetic Counseling.

Dr. Winnie Ong Peitee
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UM.



Symposium VI : HISTOPATHOLOGY


New Challenges in Immunohistochemistry.

Prof. Dr. Charles Anthony Rhodes
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UM.


The Role of Immunohistochemistry in Diagnostic Pathology.

Dr Tan Geok Chin
Clinical Pathology (Anatomical Pathology)
Department of Pathology,Faculty of Medicine, UKM


Symposium VII : PUBLIC HEALTH

Impact of Biosafety and Biosecurity Policy on Medical Laboratory and Laboratory Management.

Prof. Dr. Sazaly Abu Bakar
Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC) Faculty of Medicine, and IBBC  University of Malaya


Public Health: Endemic Outbreaks ? Is the Nation Prepared ?

 Dr Nor  Zahrin Hasran
National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), MKAK Sg. Buloh


AHPIS Registration Counter will be on-site for Medical Laboratory Professionals who has not yet register. The Counter will be open at the conference and participants can register any time at their convenience from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on 11th to 12th August and from 9.00 am - 11.00 am on 13th August.

If you had registered but encounter problems that require assistance, you can also approach the registration counter as there will be BSKB officers at the counter to help.

Participants who intend to book a room with Swiss Garden at a special rate, please use the form provided and KINDLY Email Back to Azyra.abdulhamid@shrkl.swissgarden.com and firda.ramli@shrkl.swissgarden.com
(Attn: Azyra/Fida) to entitled for this special rate- valid until 25 July 2014 (Subject to availability) :-

Please click at the link below
Booking_Form_Swiss_Garden

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


FINALLY AFTER 28 YEARS OF WAITING




MORE THAN 2 DECADES OF HISTORY CONCERNING THE ALLIED HEALTH BILL FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE.












Excerpts above are just memories now, as the current bill had undergone many changes, some clauses added in, some removed until it emerge as it is now.  Some of the matters proposed  then by MFMLT, the predecessor of MIMLS as seen in excerpts will not be realised now but kudos to the Allied Health Science Division (BSKB) of the Malaysian Ministry of Health for finally making the act a reality.

Our heartiest appreciation to the staffs of BSKB as their dedication and laborious hard work is indeed the driving force to this fruitful finale and highly commendable.




Saturday, February 14, 2015

The briefing on the Allied Health Professional BIll (Rang Undang-Undang Profesional Kesihatan Bersekutu) held on 14th February 2015 (Saturday). There were 64 participants from various categories of lab professionals congregated at MLT College in IMR

Participants were from:-
Hospital Shah Alam
Hospital Serdang
Hospital Putrajaya
Kolej Teknologi Makmal Peubatan
Institute for Medical Research
Institut Jantung Negara
Pantai Premier Pathology Sdn Bhd
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Pathology & Clinical Lab (M) Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya
BP Healthcare Group, Shah Alam
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC)
All Eight (M) Sdn Bhd, Subang Jaya
Gleneagle Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
Ramsay Simedarby Healthcare College, Shah Alam
University Malaya Medical Centre
Gribbles Pathology(M)Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya
Sirim QAS International Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam
Research and Development,ALS Life Sciences Division,
Australia Laboratory Services Technichem Malaysia.
Synapse Sdn Bhd, Kelana Jaya.
Gnosis Laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd, Subang Jaya.
Stanrose Healthcare Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam.






























180 Medical Lab Professionals attended the next briefing at
the Clinical Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine,University of Malaya on the 19th March 2015






















On 31st of May 2015 (Sunday) 40 MLTs of the northern region from :-

Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Perak, Penang.
Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Baru Air Itam, Penang
Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Macalister, Penang
Klinik Kesihatan Butterworth
Hospital Balik Pulau
Gleneagles Medical Centre, Penang
Island Hospital, Penang
Pathology & Clinical Laboratory (M) Sdn Bhd, Butterworth
Pathology & Clinical Laboratory (M) Sdn Bhd,Burma Road,Pg
Pathology & Clinical Laboratory (M) Sdn Bhd, Sungai Petani.
Anson Bay Medical Centre,Teluk Intan
Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre, Penang
Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital,Tanjung Bungah,Penang.
Bagan Specialist Centre, Butterworth
Lam Wah Ee Hospital 
Columbia Asia Hospital Taiping
Pantai Premier Pathology Sdn Bhd
Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani,Bandar Amanjaya
Pathlab Alor Setar
Metro Specialist Hospital, Sg.Petani.


- attended the briefing held at The Allied Health Centre of Excellence, Wawasan Open University, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang.














The participants are expected to disseminate this very important info to their colleagues so they are aware of this upcoming act and it's impact to their profession. The awareness of the pre-registration process before the AHP Bill is gazetted as an act to regulate 23 Allied Health Professionals is also of utmost importance.

To assist, we have upload the step by step instruction on the pre-registration of AHP Professionals using the AHPiS.
The system works on Mozilla Firefox but not so well with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

You can also download the instructions on AHPiS and the Allied Health Professionals Bill. Please scroll below to download.



























 Download AHP Bill

 Download AHPiS


 or download from MIMLS Website