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The Organising Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for both Oral and Poster Presentations.
The following awards will be given:

1. T. Sachithanandan Best Oral Free Paper Award comprising a certificate and cash prize of RM 1,000 for the Best Oral Presentation.

2. Best Poster Award comprising a certificate and cash prize of RM 300. Authors whose abstracts are not short -listed for the T. Sachithanandan Best Oral Free Paper Award can opt for the poster presentation.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: 7 Aug 2018

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

  • Papers to be submitted must be on intensive care related topics.
  • No limit is imposed on the number of abstracts submitted by individuals.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English only.
  • Abstracts will only be accepted after payment of registration fees. If the abstract is subsequently
    not accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is requested.
  • Scheduling details and guidelines for the final preparation of accepted presentations will be
    included with the notification of acceptance.
  • The final selection will be decided by the Organising Committee.

 

WHERE APPROPRIATE, THE ABSTRACTS SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING

  • Statement on the objectives of the study.
  • Description of the methods used.
  • Summary of the results obtained
  • Statement on the conclusions reached.

 

ABSTRACT PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

  • Abstract can only be submitted via the online submission system.
  • Abstract should be formatted using the template in the website.
  • Abstract must not be more than 300 words [inclusive of title and author(s) name].
  • Title must be in bold capital letters at the top of the abstract.
  • A maximum of 5 authors can be listed under author(s) name and institution.
  • Presenting author's name must be underlined.
  • Graphs, tables and illustrations cannot be included in the abstract.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS CLOSED

 

T. Sachithanandan Best Oral Free Paper Award

Dato' Dr. T. Sachithanandan first pioneered the concept of intensive care in Malaysia in 1965. He successfully established the first intensive care unit (ICU) in a government hospital in Malaysia in late 1968 at the General Hospital, Johor Bahru (since renamed Hospital Sultanah Aminah.

T. Sachithanandan also established the first postgraduate medical centre in Malaysia at GH Johor Bahru in 1969. He also pioneered and popularised the anaesthetic technique of central and peripheral regional nerve blockade here in Malaysia.

T. Sachithanandan was a founder member and early President of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists. As a founder member and early Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthesiologists, College of Surgeons of Malaysia he was highly instrumental in helping to lay the foundations for a future local postgraduate training programme in anaesthesia. In 1972, he became the first Anaesthesiologist to be elected President of the Malaysian Medical Association.

Sachithanandan played a big role in the early development of anaesthesia & intensive care services especially with clinical training of relevant specialists in the two large states of Johor and Perak.