1. Abstract Submission
  2. Abstract Guidelines
  3. e-Posters
  4. Awards

Abstract Results will be announced soon


Step 1: Download abstract template and fill in your content. (Abstract that do not follow the template, format and number of words allowed will not be accepted for review.)
Step 2: Submit your abstract via the online submission system before 8th February 2018. (The online submission will prompt all submitters to fill in author, co-author and institution details. Please ensure that the details provided are correct. Institution should be in full name.)
Step 3: Upon submission, you will receive an acknowledgement email from the secretariat that your abstract has been received with your abstract ID.
Step 4: Abstract submission closes and review will start. Review of abstracts will take 2 to 4 weeks from the close of abstract date.
Step 5: Abstract results will be announcement via email.
Step 6: Accepted abstracts submitters (Award finalists, oral and poster presenters) will be required to prepare their presentation according to the guideline stated in the abstract result letter.
Step 7: Submit your oral or poster presentation according to the instruction given in the abstract result letter. (Note: Presentation that is not following the guideline given will not be accepted by scientific committee. Please ensure all information in the final form of presentation is correct before you submit. Organiser will not be responsible to amend any mistakes after submission.)
Step 8: Present your work during the 48th MOA ASM 2018 in Penang!


Amendments of Abstract or submission information

- Amendment of abstract, kindly send the updated abstract document (doc. / docx.) to the secretariat with your abstract ID at secretariat@moa-home.com.

- Amendment on author or institution details, kindly send the updated details to the secretariat.




Abstract Guidelines

Please use the abstract template for spacing and organization of subsections.

(Abstract that is not adhering to the abstract template will not be entertained)

The abstract must be limited to 350 words including title in ONE page.

  • Font size: 12
  • Font Type: Times New Roman
  • Spacing and Alignment: Single spacing and justified fields
  • Figure / Table: Up to 3 figures including graphs and tables, etc. are allowed in each abstract. The font size within the figures must be clearly visible and must not be less than size 10.
  • Format Layout: 2-column page, with 0.75" (1.9cm) margin.
  • If the abstract contains identifiers e.g. name of hospital in the text body, the authors need to underline them in order for the secretariat to omit them when it is send for evaluation.

Abstract content should consist of:-

a. Introduction
b. Materials and methods
c. Results
d. Discussions
e. Conclusions
f. References


  1. Do note that successfully accepted abstracts will be published in the supplementary issues of Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal (ISSN 1985-2533) unless informed by the applicant that he/she does not want the abstract to be published there.
  2. All materials accepted for publication in MOJ will become the permanent property of the Journal. The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, print, search and distribute the published articles, provided the authors are property acknowledged and cited.
  3. For those who agree to their abstracts being published in the supplementary issue of MOJ, the successful applicants may be required to resubmit the abstract and high-resolution figures for publication at a later time.
  4. Applicants may choose not to have that particular abstract published in the supplementary issue of MOJ.
  5. During online submission of abstracts, you will be given the opportunity to indicate if you wish for this submission to be published or not published in the supplementary issue of MOJ.
  6. Abstracts which have excerpted content from previous published articles or published abstracts must be declared upon submission and cannot be published in MOJ. This is to ensure that there will not be any copyright infringement issues or accusations of plagiarism. Please note that in the event of any issues arising from these abstracts including legal issues, the applicant is solely responsible.


Introduction of e-poster presentation.

We will be having electronic posters which will cycle through the posters as well as consoles for those who want to read specific posters. Over the years the numbers of poster submissions has been increasing. This year, MOA is limiting the number of e-poster to maintain the quality and standard of posters.

Important Note:

  1. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Committee reserves the right to:
    • Select the abstracts relevant to the session
    • Decide on the final form of presentation
  2. Abstract submitters are required to adhere to the abstract template with guideline provided in the website. Abstract that is not adhering to the guideline will not be entertained.
  3. Registration is not required prior to abstract submission. All successful free paper abstract submitters MUST register before the deadline given and present during the conference.
  4. If you have any questions on abstracts, please contact the secretariat team at abstract@moa-home.com or call +603 2276 0555 or +6016 203 6018 from 9am to 5pm.


  1. This is an annual award for the best original scientific or clinical paper submitted by young trainees in orthopaedic surgery in Malaysia, for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association.
  2. This award was initiated in 1997 by Dato’ Dr Mahmood Merican, whom the award is named after. He is a well-known orthopaedician and a philantrophist who have donated (not only for this award) but a great deal to the orthopaedic community, both in cash and in kind.
  3. The objective of the award is to encourage a high standard of research and scientific presentations among our young trainees so that we do not just have surgeons who can perform great surgery but are themselves thinkers who understand the underworking of sound scientific work and therefore practice good judgement when weighing the applicability of scientific merits in their daily practices. This award has demonstrated good outcomes and each year the competition gets tougher. We wish all the applicants Good Luck!






  1. This award is open to all scientists regardless of origin or levels, provided the research is related to the field of orthopaedics.
  2. This award was created more than 5 years ago to increase the participation of scientists to do orthopaedics related research work in Malaysia. It is hoped that by doing so, MOA is encouraging more people to engage in serious research work, purely driven at understanding the very fundamentals of sciences that has enormous impact to orthopaedic practices.
  3. This award is generously donated in full by Dato' Dr K.S. Sivananthan, who is a veteran, an esteemed member of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and patron of this award since it is inception.







The Malaysian Orthopaedic Association (MOA) has 2 awards to recognise the best published journal papers in the preceding year by members of our associations. The aim of these awards is to promote research and publication culture among MOA members and to recognise their contributions in the field of orthopaedics. The following 2 annual awards are opened to Malaysian orthopaedic surgeons who continue to do research and publish their work in orthopaedic journals.



This award is to recognise the best published clinical paper for journal papers published in 2017 (between 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017) in either hardcopy or online journal.



This award is to recognise the best published translational medicine paper for journal papers published in 2017 (between 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017) in either hardcopy or online journal.






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