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Abstract Submission now open

Anyone who has conducted relevant orthopaedic research is invited to submit abstracts for Free Paper Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. Abstract submission is now open and the deadline of submission is 2359hrs, 15th January 2019.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Committee reserves the right to select the abstracts relevant to the sessions and decide on the final form of presentation.

The research work submitted must be conducted substantially by the applicant. The work must be original and must not been presented in conferences or published previously.

If the abstract is accepted, applicants MUST register for the conference and present the abstract during the conference.


Important Notes:

  1. If you wish to be considered for any of the Awards, please refer to the rules and regulations for the specific award.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Applicants may choose not to have that abstract published in the supplementary issue of MOJ.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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 abstract@moa-home.com.

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




Abstract Template

Please use the abstract template for spacing and organization of subsections. (Abstract that does not adhere to the abstract template will not be accepted for review).

For Subir Sengupta Best Published Clinical Paper Award and P. Balasubramaniam Best Published Translational Medicine (Non Clinical) Paper Award please submit your PDF copy of paper instead of using our template. Further guidelines can be found in the Awards section.


Abstract Content

Depending on whether your abstract is a Research based abstract or a Case Report, the body follows the following format.

Research Format
Purpose - Materials and Methods - Results and Discussions - Conclusion - References

Case Report Format
Introduction - Report - Conclusion - References


  1. Must not exceed 350 words including title and references.
  2. Restricted to only ONE page.
  3. Font size: 12.
  4. Font Type: Times New Roman.
  5. Spacing and Alignment: Single spacing and justified fields.
  6. 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).
  7. Format Layout: 2-column page.
  8. Margin: 0.75" (1.9cm) margin.
  9. 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.
  10. File submitted must be in word document not more than 2.5MB.



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  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 2018 (between 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018) in either hardcopy or online journal.



This award is to recognise the best published translational medicine paper for journal papers published in 2018 (between 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018) in either hardcopy or online journal.






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