Friday, June 23, 2017



SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI

MIMLS would like to wish all our Muslim members a very Happy Eid! 

May this special day brings you peace, happiness and prosperity. 

"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin"

Tulus Ikhlas daripada MIMLS

Saturday, March 4, 2017


28th NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Date   : 16 - 17th August 2017 (Wednesday - Thursday)
Venue: BAYVIEW HOTEL GEORGETOWN PENANG
    Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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 15th June 2017.

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 Word should be submitted via e-mail to the Scientific Committee at mimlsabs09@yahoo.com
4.     Aim of the study, methods used and summary of result and conclusions should be stated. The name of the attending presenter must be in bold.
5.     Successful presenters must confirm their intent to participate by submitting the registration form and the appropriate fee before or on 16th July 2017.


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




Use the following excerpt as a format guide.


THE EFFECTS OF SEA CUCUMBER WATER EXTRACT ON  WRITHING INDUCED BY ACETIC ACID IN MICE

Christina G Y1, Shahimi MM1 and Hassan Yaacob2

Jabatan Farmakologi, Fakulti Perubatan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia1, Jabatan Famakologi, Fakulti Perubatan, Universiti Malaya2, Kuala Lumpur

Sea cucumber water extract (Stichopus sp1) or locally known as “air gamat” was commonly employed by the Malays to promote wound healing. The objective of the present study was to determine whether the water extract of Stichopus sp1 possesses analgesic effect as measured by……………………


REGISTRATION

Before 16th July 2017RM400.00
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).

On or After 16th July 2017RM450.00

Registration from 17th July 2017 onwards is considered as walk in registration. Conference Bag and other conference materials are subjected to availability.

Day Registration (Walk In): RM250.00

Self-paying members who had paid their annual membership fee up to 2017 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.

Students : RM250.00

Method of Payment

Cheque / postal order and LO made payable to MIMLS
                           or

You may remit your payment directly to MIMLS’s Bank account.
Bank
:
Maybank Berhad
Branch
:
Petaling Jaya Main Branch
A/C Number
:
014169424162

Please fax your transaction slip to 03-40254251 and submit the original to the secretariat during registration at the conference.

Enquiries:      

Tel  :   Ms Thum Chui Nean  016-3160908
           Ms N Ambigadevi  016-3020542
           Ms Faridah Robiah bt Ismail 019-2345845

Fax :    03-40254251  




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Hotel Reservation Form



28th NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
16th – 17th AUGUST 2017
16th August 2017 (Wednesday)
0800 – 0845
REGISTRATION
0845 – 0915
WELCOMING SPEECH
Mr. Lim Back Seng
Organising Chairman of 28th National Scientific Conference

PLENARY LECTURE
Chairperson: Mr. Badarul Zaman Abdul Aziz
0915 – 1000
Allied Health Professions (AHP) Act 774 : Updates and Way Forward
Mr. Saravanakumar Maniam
Chief Assistant Director, Allied Health Sciences Division (BSKB), Ministry of Health Malaysia
1000 – 1030
TEA / EXHIBITION VISIT / POSTER VIEWING

SYMPOSIUM I: HAEMATOLOGY AND TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
Chairperson: Mr. Lim Mun Keat
1030 – 1100
Regulation of Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) by the Leukaemic Fusion Gene AML1/ETO
Prof. Dr. Narazah Mohd. Yusoff, Universiti Sains Malaysia
1100 – 1130
Pretransfusion Testing: Challenges Towards Transfusion and Patient Safety
Dr. Khairulnisa A. Manap, Hospital Seberang Jaya

SELECTED TOPICS I
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
1130 – 1200
Forensic Science: The Laboratory Perspective
Datuk Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Hospital Pulau Pinang
1200 – 1210
ARRIVAL OF GUESTS OF HONOUR
1210 – 1220
PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN AND GUESTS OF HONOUR TAKE THE VIP SEAT
1220 – 1230
OPENING REMARKS
Mr. Badarul Zaman Abdul Aziz
President of Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS)
1230 – 1245
OPENING ADDRESS
Officiated by:
Dato’ Dr. Sukumar Mahesan
Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang
1245 – 1300
INDUSTRIAL PRESENTATION
1300 – 1415
LUNCH / EXHIBITION VISIT / POSTER VIEWING

SYMPOSIUM II: MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh
1415 – 1445
Designing Multiplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Disease Diagnosis
Dr. Nurulhasanah Othman, Universiti Sains Malaysia

1445 – 1515
An Update of The Local Genotyping of Local Strains of Toxoplasma gondii
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Venugopal Balakrishnan, Universiti Sains Malaysia

1515 – 1545
Development and Evaluation of A Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test for Elimination of A Neglected Disease
Prof. Dr. Rahmah Noordin, Universiti Sains Malaysia

SELECTED TOPICS II
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
1545 – 1615
If given a second chance, do you want to be an MLT?
Mr. Loh Hong Huat, Penang Adventist Hospital

1615 – 1700
ORAL PRESENTATION


Poster Presenter is required to be available to discuss your study with other participants during the breaks.

17th August 2017 (Thursday)
SYMPOSIUM III: LABORATORY UPDATES
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
0830 – 0910
Exploration of Natural Single Domain Antibodies in Current Biomedical Platform
Dr. Leow Chiuan Herng, Universiti Sains Malaysia
0910 – 0950
Applications of Biosensors in Clinical Biochemistry
Dr. Rohini Karunakaran, AIMST University
0950 – 1020
TEA / EXHIBITION VISIT / POSTER VIEWING



SELECTED TOPICS III
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
1020 – 1100
Clinical Aspect of Psoriasis and Eczema
Dr. Chong Yew Thong, Gleneagles Penang


SYMPOSIUM IV: HISTOPATHOLOGY
Chairperson: Mr. Lim Mun Keat
1100 – 1140
Evaluation of Laboratory Techniques for Histopathology Examination
Dr. Ch’ng Ewe Seng, Universiti Sains Malaysia

1140 – 1220
Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) – Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Biomarker Identification
Prof. Dr. Gurjeet Kaur Chatar Singh, Universiti Sains Malaysia
1220 – 1250
INDUSTRIAL PRESENTATION
1250 – 1415
LUNCH / EXHIBITION VISIT / POSTER VIEWING

SYMPOSIUM V: BIOSAFETY & BIOSECURITY
Chairperson: Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh
1415 – 1455
Importance of Human Performance in Managing Laboratory Safety
Dr. Azham Zulkarnain, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

1455 – 1535
Biorisk Communication 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Venugopal Balakrishnan, Universiti Sains Malaysia


SELECTED TOPICS IV
Chairperson: Mr. Lim Mun Keat
1535 – 1615
Laboratory Management: Obstacles and Challenges
Mr. Tan Kian Shing, Synapse Laboratory
1615 – 1655  
Syphilis: An Ancient Disease Revisited
Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya
1655 – 1715  
ORAL PRESENTATION / CLOSING
The organiser reserves the right to alter the content and time of the programme in the best interest of the conference and is not responsible for any cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.




 



Sunday, January 8, 2017

CONFERENCE AND SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT!


The Closing Date for posters and oral presentation abstracts is drawing near.

The Borneo Scientific Meeting shall gather all scientists/technologists in the region to share their knowledge and experience in their respective field.

The conference provides a platform for participants to engage and explore current techniques, innovation, and technology advancement in the field of medical laboratory sciences. 

DON'T MISS IT!

Date:   26-27 July 2017
Venue: Riverside Majestic Hotel
           Kuching Sarawak.



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Institute invites submission for poster presentations on all aspect of Medical Laboratory Sciences/ biomedicine that have not previously been published or presented.   

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS  : Before 30th April 2017   

INSTRUCTION FOR ABSTRACT 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 Word should be submitted via email to the Scientific Committee (as below).  
4. Aim of the study, methods used and summary of result and conclusions should be stated. The name of the attending presenter must be in bold. 
5. Successful presenters must confirm their intent to participate by submitting the registration form.
  
Use the following excerpt as a format guide.    

TA Systematic Review on Features of Biomedical Science Program in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions

M.M. Hamdi,
Department of Para-Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.


Introduction; The increasing Malaysian population each year translates into escalating healthcare cost and the need for well-trained Biomedical Scientists to work in the clinical service niche area. Since the 90s, there are several Malaysian Higher Education Institutions known to offer both Biomedical Science and Biomedical Sciences courses. Those courses are different and may emphasised for practice in a non-clinical niche areas. Although the Allied Health Profession Act (Act 774) has been enacted in 2016; at present there are no clear guidelines to select biomedical courses according to niche areas. Thus leaving the public a difficult task to decide on the suitable course for the particular niche areas.
The objective of this study was to identify characters of courses offered by Malaysian Higher Education Institutions which suits for clinical; academic; health and industrial niche areas of biomedicine. Method; A systematic literature search using Google/Google Scholar and Pubmed has been made using specific search terms with Boolean operator AND/OR as to screen for Malaysian qualification agency (MQA) recognised undergraduate Biomedical Science and Biomedical Sciences course profile and published academic article pertaining to the course and its syllabus content. Results showed that Malaysian Higher Education Institutions offered both undergraduate Biomedical Science, suitable for clinical niche and Biomedical Sciences course, more suitable for non-clinical niche area; mainly characterised by their syllabus content and clinical exposure respectively. There were also Biomedical Science course which fit both clinical and non-clinical niche areas. However, there were more Biomedical Sciences course offered compared to the Biomedical Science course. Conclusion; Syllabus content and clinical exposure is a good indicator for the public to select the appropriate Biomedical Science or Biomedical Sciences course suitable for its respective niches.


Authors are encouraged to submit the full manuscript of the scientific paper as the presented papers will be reviewed and may be selected to be published in the Malaysian Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences.



REGISTRATION
Before or on 31st May 2017: Members: RM390.00
                                               Non-members:RM410.00

Please be informed that registration must be accompanied with payment. The date of payment is considered the date of registration (except Government LPO).
After 31st May 2017:  Members:RM400.00
                                   Non-members: RM450
Registration from 31st May 2017 onwards is considered as walk in registration. Conference materials are subjected to availability.
Day Registration (Walk In): *RM250.00/per day
Students: *RM200.00

*Day Registrant and Student Fee does not include Dinner.
Extra Dinner Ticket can be procured at the Registration Counter for RM100

Method of Payment
Cheque/postal order and LO.  
Made payable to MIMLS
                           or
You may remit your payment directly to MIMLS’s Bank account.
Bank
:
Maybank Berhad
Branch
:
Petaling Jaya Main Branch
A/C Number
:
014169424162

Please e-mail your transaction slip to e-mail address below and submit the original to the secretariat during registration at the conference.
Registration Enquiries: 
Ms Whilemena Upam    010-977 8720   (whee_mon2@hotmail.com)
Mr Kelvin Yun Ted Siaw 016-891 7154 (klvsiaw85@gmail.com)


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BORNEO SCIENTIFIC MEETING
26th to 27th JULY  2017
26 July 2017 (Wednesday)
0800 - 0900
REGISTRATION
0900 - 0915
WELCOMING ADDRESS
Mr.Badarul Zaman Abdul Aziz
President MIMLS.

PLENARY LECTURE
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
0915 - 0945
Act 774 and Biomedical Science
Mr Saravanakumar Maniam,
Allied Health Sciences Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
0945 - 1015
TEA / EXHIBITON VISIT / POSTER VIEWING

SYMPOSIUM I: HAEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION
Chairperson:  Mr. Khew Jye Kang
1015 - 1045
Laboratory Haematology Services in Sarawak – Meeting the Needs of Modern Day Clinical Practice
Prof Dr Henry Rantai Gudum, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1045 - 1115
Challenges in Maintaining a Sustainable Blood Supply in Sarawak
Dr Mohammad Masrin Md. Zahrin, Sarawak General Hospital.

SYMPOSIUM II: INFECTION CONTROL & ENTOMOLOGY
Chairperson: Mr. Badarul Zaman Abdul Aziz 
1115 - 1145
Infection Control in Military Field Hospital
Lt Col. (Dr) Mohd Farid Alias, The Malaysian Armed Forces Health Service.
1145 - 1215
Tuberculosis Control in Sarawak
Dr Marilyn Umar, Sarawak State Health Department.
1215 - 1245
Assoc.Prof Dr Nor Aliza Abdul Rahim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1245 - 1315
Selected Oral Title
Presenter’s Name, (HT-O-01)
1245 - 1415
LUNCH / EXHIBITON VISIT / POSTER VIEWING
Poster Presenters are required to be available to discuss your study with other participants during the breaks.


26 July 2017 (Wednesday)

SYMPOSIUM III: MICROBIOLOGY / PARASITOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh
1415 - 1445
Knowlesi malaria: Diagnostics and Epidemiology
Prof Balbir Singh, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1445 - 1515
History and Evolution of Microbiology Laboratory Service in Sarawak General Hospital and Other Peripheral Government Hospitals in Sarawak
Mr Adom Benjamen, Sarawak General Hospital.

SYMPOSIUM IV: GENERAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
1515 - 1545
Biomedical Science Education & Practice
Dr M. Hamdi M, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1545 - 1615
Work Challenges Amongst Health and Diagnostic Service Staff
Prof Dato' Dr Abdul Rahim Abdullah, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1615 - 1645
Selected Oral Title
Presenter’s Name, (HT-O-02)
1645 - 1715
TEA

OPENING CEREMONY DINNER

1900-2200
Officiated by
Honourable Datuk Amar Haji Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Haji Abang Openg,
Sarawak Chief Minister.

































BORNEO SCIENTIFIC MEETING
26th to 27th JULY  2017
27 July 2017 (Thursday)

SELECTED TOPICS
Chairperson: Mr. Badarul Zaman Abdul Aziz
0830 - 0900
The Benefits of a Natural Product Library
Dr Ng Lee Tze, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC).
0900 - 0930
Technological Innovation and Challenges of Diagnostic Laboratory Practices Today
Assoc.Prof Dr David Perera, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

SYMPOSIUM V: BIOCHEMISTRY
Chairperson:  Mr. Khew Jye Kang
0930 - 1000
Diagnostic Laboratory Testing in Government Hospitals in Sarawak – Experience and Challenges  
Mdm. Lau Kim Bee, Sarawak General Hospital.
1000 - 1030
TEA / EXHIBITON VISIT / POSTER VIEWING
1030 - 1100
Commercial Biochemistry Laboratory Services in Sarawak Experience and Challenges
Dr Bego Sepop, Advanced Pathology (M) Sdn Bhd.

SYMPOSIUM VI: HISTOPATHOLOGY
Chairperson: Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail
1100 - 1130
Histopathology Services in Sarawak
Dr Jacqueline Wong Oy Leng, Sarawak General Hospital.
1130 - 1200
Soft Tissue Tumour Diagnosis: The Sarawak Experience
Prof Mohammad Zulkarnaen Ahmad Narihan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1200 - 1230
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Etiological Factors and Potential Carcinogenesis Mechanism  
Assoc.Prof Dr Sai-Peng Sim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1230 - 1300
Selected Oral Title
Presenter’s Name, (HT-O-03)
1300 - 1415
LUNCH / EXHIBITON VISIT / POSTER VIEWING
Poster Presenter is required to be available to discuss your study with other participants during the breaks.






27 July 2017 (Thursday)

SYMPOSIUM VII: BIOSAFETY & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Chairperson: Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh
1415 - 1445
Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Clinical Settings
Dr Tan Cheng Siang, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1445 – 1515
Biomedical Engineering in Diagnostic and Treatment; Experience Sharing in Sarawak
Dr Kuryati Kipli, University Malaysia Sarawak.
1515 – 1545
Three Dimensional Printing (3D printing) Technology in Healthcare Industries and Medical Education
Dr Azham Zulkharnain, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1545 – 1615
Biologically & Psychologically Speaking; It’s More Than Sleep!     
Dr Rizal Abu Bakar, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
1615 - 1645
CLOSING
1645 - 1715
TEA

















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