Thursday, June 25, 2015



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

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 3rd July 2015.

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
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


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


The Impact of AHP Act to the Medical Laboratory Professionals

Encik Mohd Amran bin Johari
Deputy Director
Allied Health Science Division
Ministry of Health


Screening for thalassaemia: an update.

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

Neonates :Establishing normal ranges for CBC

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.


Candida /Nosocomial Fungal Infections : The story till now

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

Zoonotic parasitic infection: Updates and current findings

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

Current Update on the Molecular Diagnostic of Giardiasis

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

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

12 August 2015


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 & Post-exposure Prophylaxis

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


The Definitive Physiological and Pathological roles of Leptin

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

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

Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Drug Resistance and Relapse in Acute Leukaemias.

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

Updates and Challenges in Genetic Disorders Diagnosis

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


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


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 and
(Attn: Azyra/Fida) to entitled for this special rate- valid until 25 July 2014 (Subject to availability) :-

Please click at the link below

Wednesday, June 17, 2015



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

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