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UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute

Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with National Conference for Cancer Research

  • IMPORTANT: 

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

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

  • 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 Shah

    Prof. Madya Dr. Neoh Hui-min

    Prof. Madya Dr. Low Teck Yew

    Dr. Nor Azian Abdul Murad

    Dr. Noraidatulakma Abdullah @ Muda

    Dr. Chin Siok Fong

    Dr. Nor Adzimah Johdi

    Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib

    Dr. Nadiah Abu

    Dr. Ezanee Azlina Mohd. Hanif

    Dr. Lee Pey Yee

    Dr. Siti Aishah Sulaiman

    Dr. Tan Shing Cheng

    Dr. Mohamad Aimanuddin Mokhtar

     

    Registration & Souvenirs

    Norshamsiah Hamim

     Zuraini Abd. Razak

    Nor Ainn Che Hat

    Nadzirah Selamat

     

    Protocol & Programme

    Mohd. Raziff Alias

     

    Sponsorship

    Dr. Nor Azian Abdul Murad

    Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab. Mutalib

    Dr. Chin Siok Fong

    Dr. Nor Adzimah Johdi

     

    Editorial & Publication

    Dr. Nadiah Abu

    Ang Mia Yang

     

    Technical & Audio Visual

    Muhiddin Ishak

    Raja Mohd. Fadhil Raja Abd. Rahman

    Mohd. Ridhwan Abd. Razak Muhamad

    Hafiz Mohamed Amin

    Amirul Arif Mat Zahir

     

    Publicity

    Dr. Ezanee Azlina Mohamad Hanif

    Siti Nurmi Nasir

    Ryia Illani Mohd. Yunos

    Hanif Zulkhairi Mohamad Said

     

    Poster & Oral

    Dr. Lee Pey Yee

    Dr. Tan Shin Cheng

    Prof. Madya Dr. Neoh Hui-min

    Junaida Osman

     

    Food & Beverages

    Norliza Ismail

    Nurul Ain Mhd Yusof

    Norsuzana Abd. Rahman

     

    Speakers

    Mohd. Arman Kamaruddin

    Nazihah Jalal

    Khoo Tze Sean

     

    Special Duties

    Zam Zureena Mohd. Rani

    Muhammad Nazirul ‘Azim Mohd. Arpandi

    Fara Zela Mohd. Radin

    Saberi Saimun

  • 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 Title
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toh Han Chong (National Cancer Centre, Singapore)
    9.45 AM - 10.15 AM Opening Ceremony
    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
    (i) Speaker 1 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rozita Rosli (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Zubaidah Zakaria (Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Nor Saleha (Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
    (iv) Speaker 4 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Industry-sponsored Speaker
    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
    (i) Speaker 1 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Sim Xueling (National University Health System, Singapore)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Assoc Prof Dr. Norlaila Mustafa (Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, PPUKM, Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Prof. Teo Yik Ying (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
    (iv) Speaker 4 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Moore
    3.30 PM - 4.15 PM Plenary 2 Title
    Speaker: Professor Emeritus Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto (Institute of Nephrology, Niigata University, Japan)
    4.15 PM - 5.00 PM Tea Break

    Day 2 - Thursday 20 September 2018
    8.30 AM - 10.30 AM Free Paper
    10.30 AM - 11.00 AM Tea Break
    11.00 AM - 12.30 PM Symposium 3 Omics technologies and health care: An update
    (i) Speaker 1 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Chris Tan Soon Heng (A*STAR, Singapore)
    (ii) Speaker 2 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Hoh Boon Peng (UCSI University, Malaysia)
    (iii) Speaker 3 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Leow Chiuan Yee (University of Science Malaysia, Malaysia)
    (iv) Speaker 4 Title: TBA
    Speaker: Dr. Chandra Verma (A*Star, Singapore)
    12.30 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch & Meet The Expert Session
    2.00 PM - 2.45 PM Plenary 3 Title
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Sheila Nathan (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
    2.45 PM - 3.30 PM Plenary 4 Title
    Speaker: Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
    3.30 PM - 4.00 PM Closing Ceremony
    4.00 PM - 5.00 PM Tea Break

  • FACULTY OF SPEAKERS

    Prof Datuk Dr A Rahman A Jamal (UMBI, UKM, MALAYSIA)

    Prof Emeritus Dr Tadashi Yamamoto (Niigata University, JAPAN)

    Assoc Prof Dr Toh Han Chong (National Cancer Centre, SINGAPORE)

    Prof Dr Teo Yik Ying (National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE)

    Prof Dr Hoh Boon Peng (UCSI, MALAYSIA)

    Prof Dr Rozita Rosli (UPM, MALAYSIA)

    Assoc Prof Dr Norlaila Mustafa (PPUKM, MALAYSIA)

    Dr Zubaidah Zakaria (IMR, MALAYSIA)

    Dr Chris Tan Soon Heng (A*Star Institute, SINGAPORE)

    Dr. Chandra Verma (Bioinformatics Institute, A*Star Singapore)

    Dr. Malcom Moore

    Dr. Sim Xueling (NUHS)

    Dr Chris Tan Soon Heng (A*Star Singapore)

    Dr. Leow Chiuan Yee (INFORMM, USM)

    Dr. Nor Saleha (MOH, Malaysia)

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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

    6 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 17th August 2018, 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 7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for Q & A.

    IMPORTANT: The deadline for submission of the presentation slides to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com is 17th September 2018, 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: All accepted E-Poster must be submitted to rcmm.umbi@gmail.com by 14th September 2018, 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, 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 2018before 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 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?

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    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.

  • 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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