CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract Submission Guidelines & Details

The Scientific Committee invites prospective authors to submit their abstracts for presentation at the 2021 Annual Scientific Congress of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA) and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Malaysia in the following categories:
1. Anaesthesia
2. Pain
3. Intensive Care Medicine

All presentations will be in electronic poster (e-Poster) format except for those selected for oral presentation (slide presentation) in the following awards:
(a) MSA Young Investigator Award
(b) MSA Award

For abstracts shortlisted to compete for the MSA Young Investigator Award, MSA Award and e-poster Prizes, authors will be invited to present an oral or poster presentation (based on the shortlisted category) at a designated time and venue during the congress.

The Scientific Committee will review each abstract submission and a notification will be sent informing the required format your abstract will be presented in.

Authors are required to submit their abstract in electronic format and must use the electronic template provided when submitting their abstracts.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Medicine & Health Journal in 2021.

Closing date for receipt of abstracts is 15 June 2021.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:

  1. Abstracts are to be submitted in English.

  2. You must obtain the relevant consents and approvals before submitting the abstract.
    • You may be asked for more information during the assessment of your abstract.
    • Authors must ensure information regarding ethics approval and patient consent is readily available.
    • If you do not have the required consents or approvals, your abstract will not be accepted to the congress.

  3. Abstracts will only be considered for awards and prizes if they have not previously been presented at a scientific meeting, or published in a journal.

  4. Authors who have applied to compete in the MSA Young Investigator Award or MSA Award and whose abstracts are not selected can opt for the poster presentation if they choose to do so.

  1. Abstracts must be accompanied by payment of registration fees. - If the abstract is subsequently not accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded to the author in accordance with the cancellation policy at the behest of the author.

  2. Notification of acceptance will be sent to presenters by email. - Scheduling details and guidelines for the final preparation of accepted abstracts will be included with the notification of acceptance.

  3. The final selection will be the responsibility of the Scientific Committee.

Awards & Prizes

MSA YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The MSA is proud to announce the Young Investigator Award for original work in the fields of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. This competition is open to Malaysians below the age of 40 as of 1st January 2021.The award is given in recognition of outstanding original work and consists of an honorarium of RM3,000 and a certificate of merit.

MSA AWARD
The MSA recognises the importance of research in the advancement of the discipline and supports efforts to develop this activity. This award encourages medical investigators in the country to participate in the proceedings of the Annual Scientific Congress and is given to the researcher who has shown great achievement in research. An honorarium of RM3,000 and a certificate of merit will be given to the recipient. This competition is open to all Malaysian medical practitioners. There is no age limit.

BEST E-POSTER PRESENTATION
The awards for best poster presentations are:
Research/study/audit:
- 1st Prize: RM1,000
- 2nd Prize: RM750
- 3rd Prize: RM500
Case report / case series: RM1,000

3 EASY STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

[STEP 1]
REGISTER
  • YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
  • UPON SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION, YOU WILL OBTAIN YOUR CUSTOMER ID.
[STEP 2]
PREPARE ABSTRACT
  • YOU MUST USE THE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE PROVIDED.
  • DOWNLOAD THE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE HERE
[STEP 3]
SUBMIT ONLINE
  • LOG IN TO THE ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE BY USING YOUR CUSTOMER ID.
  • Upon successful submission, you will be assigned an Abstract Number.
    You should save this number for reference and communication purposes.
  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED