8th Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with 4th National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR)

  • IMPORTANT: 

    This event has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points (CPDE2926)! 

    16 CPD points will be awarded for Medical Doctors and 6 CPD points will be awarded for Pharmacists.

  • Organizing Committee
    Chairman
    Prof. Dr. Shamsul Azhar Shah
    Deputy Chairman
    Prof. Madya Dr. Neoh Hui-min
    Secretary
    Mohd. Raziff Alias
    Treasurer
    Farliza Zakaria
    Scientific Committee
    Prof. Dr. Shamsul Azhar ShahDr. Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib
    Prof. Madya Dr. Neoh Hui-minDr. Nadiah Abu
    Prof. Madya Dr. Low Teck YewDr. Ezanee Azlina Mohd. Hanif
    Dr. Nor Azian Abdul MuradDr. Lee Pey Yee
    Dr. Noraidatulakma Abdullah @ MudaDr. Siti Aishah Sulaiman
    Dr. Chin Siok FongDr. Tan Shing Cheng
    Dr. Nor Adzimah JohdiDr. Mohamad Aimanuddin Mokhtar
    Registration & Souvenirs
    Norshamsiah HamimNor Ainn Che Hat
    Zuraini Abd. RazakNadzirah Selamat
    Protocol & Programme
    Mohd. Raziff Alias
    Sponsorship
    Dr. Nor Azian Abdul MuradDr. Chin Siok Fong
    Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab. MutalibDr. Nor Adzimah Johdi
    Editorial & Publication
    Dr. Nadiah AbuAng Mia Yang
    Technical & Audio Visual
    Muhiddin IshakMohd. Ridhwan Abd. Razak Muhamad
    Raja Mohd. Fadhil Raja Abd. RahmanHafiz Mohamed Amin
    Publicity
    Dr. Ezanee Azlina Mohamad HanifRyia Illani Mohd. Yunos
    Siti Nurmi NasirHanif Zulkhairi Mohamad Said
    Poster & Oral
    Dr. Lee Pey YeeProf. Madya Dr. Neoh Hui-min
    Dr. Tan Shin ChengJunaida Osman
    Food & Beverages
    Norliza IsmailNurul Ain Mhd Yusof
    Norsuzana Abd. Rahman
    Speakers
    Mohd. Arman KamaruddinKhoo Tze Sean
    Nazihah Jalal
    Special Duties
    Zam Zureena Mohd. RaniFara Zela Mohd. Radin
    Muhammad Nazirul Azim Mohd. ArpandiSaberi Saimun

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  • Please note that this scientific programme is not fully completed and will be updated periodically.

    Day 1 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
    8.00 AM - 9.00 AM Registration of Participants
    9.00 AM - 9.45 AM Plenary 1 Improving Outcomes to Cancer Immunotherapy through Biomarkers
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toh Han Chong (National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore)
    Chairperson: Dr. Nor Adzimah Johdi
    9.45 AM - 10.15 AM Opening Ceremony YBhg. YBhg. Professor Dr. Arham bin Abdullah
    (Director, Industrial Relations Division, Department of Higher Education)
    10.15 AM - 10.45 AM Tea Break
    10.45 AM - 12.30 PM Symposium 1 Current perspectives in cancer biomarkers, prognostication, control and treatment
    Chairperson: Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib
    (i) Speaker 1 Current perspectives in biomarkers for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)
    Speaker: Associate Prof Dr. Edmund Sim Ui Hang (Faculty of Resource Science and Technology (FRST), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Molecular characterization of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia : Research Update
    Speaker: Dr. Zubaidah Zakaria (Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Cancer-Prevention and Control
    Speaker: Dr. Nor Saleha (Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, Malaysia)
    (iv) Speaker 4 10X Genomics : Revealing the True Biology of Cancer
    Speaker: Dr. Leo Chan (Sponsored by Research Instrument Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia)
    12.30 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch & Meet The Expert Session
    2.00 PM - 3.30 PM Symposium 2 Personalized medicine and public health approach in non-communicable diseases
    Chairperson: Dr. Nor Azian Abd Murad
    (i) Speaker 1 Non-glycemic lowering of HbA1c in Asian populations: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes diagnostics
    Speaker: Assistant Professor Dr. Sim Xueling (National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Challenges and Opportunities in Managing T2DM
    Speaker: Assoc Prof Dr. Norlaila Mustafa (Endocrinology Unit, UKM Medical Center, Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Precision Medicine: the barriers and facilitators to clinical implementation
    Speaker: Prof. Teo Yik Ying (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)
    (iv) Speaker 4 Epidemiology of cancer in South-East Asia
    Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Moore (Asian Pacific Education (APE) Press Co., Ltd, Thailand)
    3.30 PM - 4.15 PM Plenary 2 Urine Proteomics towards Future Healthcare by All-in-One Urine Test
    Speaker: Emeritus Professor Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto (Biofluid Biomarker Center, Niigata University, Japan)
    Chairperson: Dr. Ezanee Azlina Mohd Hanif
    4.15 PM - 5.00 PM Tea Break

    Day 2 - Thursday 20 September 2018
    8.00 AM - 10.30 AM Free Paper Chairperson: Dr. Tan Shing Cheng & Dr. Noraidatulakma Abdullah @ Muda
    10.30 AM - 11.00 AM Tea Break
    11.00 AM - 12.30 PM Symposium 3 Omics technologies and health care: An update
    Chairperson: Associate Professor Dr. Low Teck Yew
    (i) Speaker 1 Comprehensive Profiling of Drug Response in Patient-derived Tumor Spheroids
    Speaker: Dr. Judice Koh Lie Yong (Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Darwinian Medicine: "Bridging the Evolution to Genome Medicine"
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Hoh Boon Peng (Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University, Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Vaccinomics for the human carcinogenic parasitic infections
    Speaker: Dr. Leow Chiuan Yee (Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia)
    (iv) Speaker 4 Computational Explorations for Precision Medicine
    Speaker: Dr. Chandra Verma (Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore)
    12.30 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch & Meet The Expert Session
    2.00 PM - 2.45 PM Plenary 3 The Concept of Bacterial Gene Essentiality in the Search for New Antimicrobial Targets
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Sheila Nathan (Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia)
    Chairperson: Associate Professor Dr. Neoh Hui-min
    2.45 PM - 3.30 PM Plenary 4 The Malaysian Cohort: Trends of prevalence and mortality of NCDs
    Speaker: Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal (UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia)
    Chairperson: Dr. Chin Siok Fong
    3.30 PM - 4.00 PM Closing Ceremony
    4.00 PM - 5.00 PM Tea Break

  • FACULTY OF SPEAKERS

      Speaker Affiliation
    1Emeritus Professor Dr. Tadashi YamamotoBiofluid Biomarker Center, Niigata University, Japan
    2Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A JamalUKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
    3Professor Dr. Sheila NathanFaculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
    4Assoc. Prof Dr. Toh Han ChongNational Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore
    5Professor Dr. Teo Yik YingSaw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    6Professor Dr Hoh Boon PengFaculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University, Malaysia
    7Associate Prof Dr. Edmund Sim Ui HangFaculty of Resource Science and Technology (FRST), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia
    8Associate Prof Dr. Norlaila MustafaEndocrinology Unit, UKM Medical Center, Malaysia
    9Assistant Professor Dr. Sim XuelingNational University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    10Dr. Chandra VermaBioinformatics Institute (BII), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
    11Dr. Judice Koh Lie YongGenome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
    12Dr. Leo ChanResearch Instrument Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
    13Dr. Leow Chiuan YeeInstitute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
    14Dr. Malcom MooreAsian Pacific Education (APE) Press Co., Ltd, Thailand
    15Dr. Nor SalehaMinistry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, Malaysia
    16Dr. Zubaidah ZakariaInstitute for Medical Research (IMR), Malaysia

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Note: This event has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points (CPDE2926)!

    16 CPD points will be awarded for attending this event. Thank you.  

    REGISTRATION FEES

    Participants Registration Fees
    StudentsRM 200
    UKM StaffRM 300
    Non-UKM StaffRM 400
    International ParticipantsUSD300
    On-site registration+ additional RM 100 on normal registration fees.

    The fee will cover the cost of conference materials, lunch, tea breaks & certificate. 

    BANK INFORMATION

    AccountBendahari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    Account No86-0008114-0
    BankCIMB Berhad
    Bank AddressCIMB Cawangan Taman Maluri, No. 279 & 279A, Jalan Perkasa 1,
    Taman Maluri Off Jalan Cheras, 55100 WP Kuala Kumpur, Malaysia
    CPB/GST UKM0017 8225 9712
    Swift CodeCIBB MYKL

    ACCOMMODATION
    The fees will not cover accommodation. Kindly refer to the Accommodation tab above for further information.

    REFUND POLICY
    No refund will be made for no-shows. To cancel the registration with refund, secretariat must receive your cancellation request in written form or by email no later than 2 weeks before course/seminar date. Thank you.

    SUBMISSION
    Please send completed form and payment to:

    Secretariat of 8th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM)
    in conjunction with 4th National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR)
    UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI)
    Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak
    56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia

    Contact Person: Norshamsiah Hamim (+603-9145 9037)
    Fax: +603-9171 7185 Email: rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunity

    This conference offers a wide range of sponsoring categories for branding and highlighting your company in order to achieve the best publicity. This opportunity will allow you to maximize your time and marketing dollars while receiving immediate feedback on your new products and services. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:

    Tel: Dr. Nor Azian Abdul Murad (+603-9145 9071) 

    Email: nor_azian@ppukm.ukm.edu.my or rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

  • The 8th RCMM conference will be held at UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Kuala Lumpur that is located just a 15-minute drive away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre. For more information about the venue, please visit the UMBI website here.

    Please take note that the registration fee is not inclusive of the accommodation. Kindly refer to the Accommodation tab for further information.

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia – a city that is truly unique. It is a place where a variety of attractions ranging from culture, heritage, shopping, entertainment, nature and adventure all showcases the city’s contrasts and diversity. For more information about the city and interesting places, please visit:

    http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/

  • Hotels nearby UMBI:  

    1. Hotel Sri Permaisuri Cheras (3-star hotel) – click here for further information
    2. Hotel EST Kuala Lumpur (2-star hotel) – click here for further information
    3. International Youth Centre (IYC) Residence – click here for further information
    4. Vivatel – click here for further information
    5. Low Budget hotel are also available nearby UMBI.  (Please refer to any hotel booking website for more information.)

    **Important Note : KINDLY BE NOTED THAT THE ORGANIZER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR RESPONSIBILITY IN REGARDS OF THE LISTED ACCOMMODATION ABOVE. FOR ACCOMMODATION BOOKING AND RESERVATION, PLEASE CLICK THE APPROPRIATE LINKS AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES IN THE RESPECTIVE WEBSITE.

  • Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Please prepare your abstract for the conference using the template available here.

    IMPORTANT: All abstracts must be submitted to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com by 7th September 2018 (Friday), 11:59pm (GMT+8).

    All abstracts will be vetted by RCMM Scientific Committee.

    Acceptance email for poster and oral presentation will be sent after abstract vetting is completed.

     

    Oral Presentation Guidelines

    Oral presentation session will be held on 20th September 2018. Each presenter will be given 5 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for Q & A.

    IMPORTANT: The deadline for submission of the presentation slides to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com is 17th September 2018 (Monday), 11:59pm (GMT+8). All slides will be deleted after the event.

     

    E-Poster Guidelines

    E-Poster will replace traditional printed posters, participants are not required to print and bring their poster to the conference.

    IMPORTANT: Please prepare your E-Poster using one of the three templates provided below.

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    Template 01  |  Template 02  |  Template 03

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    Please save your E-Poster as RCMM2018_EPoster_yourname.pptx and submit to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com by 14th September 2018 (Friday), 11:59pm (GMT+8).

    E-Poster will be displayed on the monitors for viewing throughout the conference. The presenter may stand by the display screens during breaks to present their E-Poster.

    Besides being displayed onsite during the conference, all E-Posters will be made available for viewing on the conference website.

    Winner for The Best E-Poster will be announced during the closing ceremony on 20th September 2018; he or she will be required to talk about the work presented in his/her E-Poster in 2 minutes during the closing ceremony.

     

    Scientific Art Competition Guidelines

    The aim of Scientific Art Competition is to foster creative minds among scientists by translating scientific imagery into artistic work. Artwork which explains or is based on scientific concepts are also accepted. There is no theme in this competition (i.e. Open Theme).

    All participants are welcomed to join the Scientific Art Competition. Artwork submitted for competition can be either image (photo, painting, vector graphic, etc) or 3D model and must be accompanied by a caption (limited to 10 words) and a short description of the work (“artist statement”). The size of the artwork should not exceed 60 cm X 60 cm X 60 cm.

    Each participant may submit up to 2 artworks. All artwork must be original (no copying or editing is allowed).

    IMPORTANT: The deadline for registration for the Scientific Art Competition is 7th September 2018 (Friday), 11:59pm (GMT+8), artistic statement has to be submitted on this date via email to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com. Participants of the Scientific Art Competition have to bring their artworks to the conference on 19th September 2018 (Wednesday), before 10.00 am to be displayed at the dedicated exhibition area throughout the conference.

    Judging will be based on originality, creativity and artistic and/or visual appeal. Winner for The Best Scientific Art will be announced during the closing ceremony on 20th September 2018 (Thursday) and is required to explain the winning artwork in 1-2 minutes during the closing ceremony.

  • Below are the most commonly asked questions regarding conference registration and attendance. If your question is not answered below, please contact rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

    Attendee FAQ
    How do I register for the conference?

    Complete details about the registration is provided in the Registration Tab above. Registration can be done by filling in the form and submitted the completed form and payment proof to Secretariat.

    If you are looking to purchase an exhibit booth or conference sponsorship, please click the Sponsorship & Exhibit tab.
    Where can I find a schedule of events?

    The event schedule at a glance can be found at the Programme Tab above.
    What is the fee for registration?

    Click the Registration tab above to review all registration fees and deadlines.
    What is included in the cost of registration? Are meals provided?

    The fee will cover the cost of conference materials, lunch, tea breaks & certificate. 
    What are the registration deadlines and cancellation policies?

    TBA

    The Cancellation/Refund Policy is that no refund will be made for no-shows. To cancel the registration with refund, secretariat must receive your cancellation request in written form or by email no later than 2 weeks before course/seminar date.
    How do I book my hotel room?

    The most convenient place to stay when attending the RCMM 2018 Conference is any hotel near the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute within the walking distance. Please click the Accommodation tab for further information.
    How can I obtain a travel VISA (for international attendees)?

    RCMM welcomes attendees from around the globe to our conference.

    Please click the Visa Information and contact rcmm.umbi@gmail.com for further information.
    Is there a dress code at the conference?

    There is no official dress code for the RCMM conference. Most attendees wear business attire or business casual attire during their time at the conference. Note that some meeting facilities can have wide variations in temperatures which may be out of RCMM's immediate control. Therefore, you may wish to dress in layers so as to be comfortable regardless of the room you are in.
    Is there any awards to win?

    There will be two prizes given for The Young Investigator Award in Cancer and Non Cancer research ( 1 each) to recognize young investigators working on outstanding and original research in the field of molecular medicine. There is also a prize for Best Poster presentation.

    Contact Us:

    Secretariat
    8th Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM)
    in conjunction with
    4th National Conference For Cancer Research

    UKM Medical Molecular Biologi Institute (UMBI)
    UKM Medical Centre (PPUKM)
    Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak
    56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 

    Tel: Norshamsiah Hamim (+603-9145 9037)
    Fax: +603-9171 7185 
    Email: rcmm.umbi@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.ukm.my/umbi/rcmm/

  • The 7th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with 3rd National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR) was successfully held on 10th to 12th November 2017 at our very own UMBI building.

    Webpage of RCMM 2017.

    Photos of the event could be found here.

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  • Click here to download the Abstract Book, or view with the widget below using the navigation bar provided at the bottom.

  • Click here to download the Program Book, or view with the widget below using the navigation bar provided at the bottom.