2nd International Conference on Medical Science Technology (ICMST 2018)

Registration for ICMST 2018 is now open!!!

ONLINE REGISTRATION (powered by Unisza)

Registration and abstract submission forms can also be downloaded below and emailed to icmst2018@unikl.edu.my once completed:

ICMST-2018-Registration-Form (word)

ICMST 2018 Registration Form (pdf)

ICMST 2018 Abstract Submission Form


Extended full papers will be published in one of the following Scopus-indexed journals:

1. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJRPS) 

2. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM)

  • A publication fee of USD 150.00 will be charged to authors for all accepted full papers.
  • Publication of papers in the above-mentioned journals however is subject to approval by the respective publishers.



1. Online Banking Transfer / Cash Deposit

  • Account number: 80-0224217-0
  • Address of Bank: Lot 1.04 & 1.05, Level 1, Wisma UNIKEB, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Please indicate ICMST2018 and your full name on the bank transfer transaction for identification purposes, and email the evidence of transaction to icmst2018@unikl.edu.my.

2. Banker’s Cheque / Bank Drafts

  • Cheque / bank drafts can be couriered to: Mr. Muhammad Taufiq Badaruddin (ICMST 2018), Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Medical Science Technology, A1-1, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

3. Guarantor Letter / Local Order

  • Please email us at icmst2018@unikl.edu.my for invoice.

4. Cash

  • Payment by cash can be made at our campus prior to the conference.

Terms and Conditions for Presenting Participants

  • Each abstract will correspond to only one author registration.
  • In the case of no-show (absence from the conference), registered participant cannot request for any conference materials and certificate of attendance will not be given.
  • Each paper will only be provided with one certificate; ie to the presenting author only.

Cancellation, Refund and Substitution Policy

  • Registrations that are cancelled more than 60 days prior to the conference are eligible for a refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrations that are cancelled in between 30 to 60 days prior to the conference will be eligible to a refund of 30% on the registration fee.
  • Cancellations that are made less than 30 days prior to the conference are not eligible for any refund.
  • Registered participants who are unable to attend the conference are welcomed to send a substitute at no extra cost, provided that the organizing committee receives at least 2 weeks prior notice of the proposed substitute and payment have been received in full.


About The Conference

The International Conference on Medical Science Technology is back!!! Our second edition of the conference, ICMST 2018 will be held on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at Tenera Hotel, Bangi, Malaysia. We welcome and hope to see all of you there!!

The conference will feature globally renowned speakers and delegates from academia, research centers and industry to share insights and disseminate research findings specifically related to medical science technology and environmental health. The conference will provide an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in relevant fields and promote exploration of potential collaboration for future research. The conference theme for this year’s edition is:


The four sub-themes that will be weaved through by plenary talk, oral and poster presentations are:

Public Health
Environmental Health
Occupational Safety & Health
Food & Nutritional Science
Sports Science
Mental Health
Health Wellbeing

Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic
Chemical Pathology
Transfusion Science & Blood Banking

Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Molecular Biology
Infectious Diseases
Non-Communicable Diseases

Healthcare Innovation
Biomedical Engineering
Digital Health
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Wellness & Beauty
Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Food Technology

Submitted full papers will be published in one of the following Scopus-indexed journals as our official publishing partners:

1) International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJRPS) 
2) International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM)

Publication of papers in the respective journals however is subject to acceptance by the publishers and a minimal publication fee of USD 150.00 will be charged to authors for all accepted papers.



Neutrophil Signalling Group, School of Medicine,
University of Cardiff, United Kingdom

Professor Dr. Maurice is currently  Emeritus Professor of Experimental Cell Biology / Cellular Pharmacology at Cardiff University. He obtained his first degree (BSc Pharmacology) from the University College London (UCL) followed by a PhD Degree from the Department of Pharmacology, also from UCL, undertaking a project on Ca2+ in mast cell secretion. He specialises in developing and using techniques and approaches which allow cellular and subcellular events to be visualised and measured at the individual cell level. His research has focused on understanding the complex and dynamic behaviour of neutrophils (immune white blood cells) and established the Neutrophil Signalling Group within Cardiff University Medical School which he has lead for over 20 year now. The group has built up the equipment and expertise necessary for measurement, manipulation and imaging chemical changes in individual living neutrophils, and solved many of the difficult problems which arise when working with these cells. His research team has received funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Arthritis and Research Campaign (ARC), British Heart Foundation (BHF), National Research Network, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and others. He has served as the honorary secretary of the Royal Microscopical Society Committee (Cell Biology) and also the Cell Biology Theme committee of the Biochemical Society.

Senior Scientist & Malaysian Project Coordinator
EcoHealth Alliance, USA

Tom Hughes is a senior scientist and the Malaysian Project Coordinator at EcoHealth Alliance, a global environmental health nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and public health from the emergence of diseases. Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Development Studies and Natural Resources from the University of East Anglia and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Tom established the Deep Forest Project in Sabah, a study of the effects of land use change on viral diversity, set up the Wildlife Health Unit and the Wildlife Health, Genetic and Forensic Laboratory with Sabah Wildlife Department and Danau Girang Field Centre, and works closely with partners from the Ministry of Health, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, the Department of Veterinary Services, Sabah Wildlife Department and local universities to develop personnel and laboratory capacity and establish sustainable disease surveillance systems. His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel, BBC Newshour, and in several publications including The Independent, The Boston GlobeNewsweek and The Daily Telegraph.


Senior Consultant Microbiologist
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Dr. Rukman Awang Hamat, a Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Universiti Putra Malaysia obtained his MBBS degree from University of Malaya in 1996 and 10 years later pursued his Doctor of Pathology (Medical Microbiology) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has been with Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM for 15 years and is currently teaching Medical Microbiology/Parasitology courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also the Head of Department from 2013 until Feb 2017. His primary research areas of interest include parasitic infections in immunocompromised hosts and children, opportunistic protozoan, hostparasite relationships, molecular epidemiology, microbial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, toxin/antitoxin systems, stem cells and vaccine-preventable diseases. He has been involved in more than 15 research projects as Principal Investigators and Co-researchers, supervised and co-supervised more than 40 Masters and PhD students, and has published more than 200 publications (80 high impact journals, 6 books, 9 chapters in books, 100 proceedings and posters). As a Senior Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, he is currently doing his consultation work in Serdang Hospital. He is one of the editorial members of the Journal of Microbiology and Modern Techniques and The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Acting Executive Director,
Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals & Neutraceuticals (IPharm) and
Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Dr. Azman Seeni is an Associate Professor in Molecular Toxico-Pathology at Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotechnology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, followed by a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences (Pathology) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and subsequently a PhD from Nagoya City University, Japan in Molecular Toxico-Pathology. He has over 14 years experience in Cancer Research, published numerous papers in High Impact Factor journals and has supervised more than 20 postgraduate students in cancer research and biomaterial products. Dr. Azman has won many local and international prestigious awards such as the American Association Cancer Research Travel Grant Award 2009, Double Gold Award at the British Invention Show 2011 and obtained one patent on chemopreventive agent. Recently, he has focused his research work on cancer chemoprevention agent derived from natural flora and fauna.

Council Member,
Malaysian Association of Environmental Health (MAEH)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin graduated in Medicine (MBChB) from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1980. He then pursued Master of Science (Occupational Medicine) at the National University of Singapore (1989-90) followed by Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) Boston University School of Public Health, USA (1994). Dr. Muhammad Amir had since served 37 years in the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia where he last headed the Environmental Health Research Centre (EHRC), Institute for Medical Research (IMR). He was gazetted as Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Awam by MOH, a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), United Kingdom and is the Subject Consultant in Health Impact Assessment registered with the Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia. 

Head of National Pathology Services, Ministry of Health &
Head of Pathology Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Arni Talib is presently the Head of Pathology Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and also heading the National Pathology Services (Perkhidmatan Patologi Kebangsaan) at the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. She obtained her medical degree from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1986 and subsequently pursued specialization in Pathology also from UKM receiving her Master’s in 1994.

Senior Consultant Hematologist
Hospital Ampang, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dato’ Dr. Faraizah received her medical training at the University Science Malaysia in Penang and obtained her post graduate degree in Haematology/Pathology from University of London and her subspeciality training in Transfusion in UK. She has served in multiple committees with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia and has been actively involved in various international initiatives. She is the past president of the Haemophilia Society Malaysia and past vice president of the Malaysia Blood Transfusion Society. She is also a member of the College of Pathologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, ISTH, ISBT and WFH.


Maxillofacial Surgeon & Humanitarian
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya (UM)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Hariri is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical and Medical Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. He obtained both his dental and medical degrees from University of Malaya (UM) and had his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Queen Mary Hospital and Prince Philip Dental Hospital, The University of Hong Kong. He later had his craniofacial attachments at various established craniofacial centres in the United Kingdom and France. In addition to routine maxillofacial surgical practices such as orthognathic surgery, trauma and oral implantology, his subspecialty and research interests are focused on pediatric craniofacial and reconstructive surgery, distraction osteogenesis, bone regeneration for oral rehabilitation and the application of 3D printing in surgical planning. He is currently the coordinator for the multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic in UMMC, the team leader for Oro-Craniomaxillofacial Research and Surgical (OCReS) group at the Faculty of Dentistry UM, subspecialty coordinator for the Fellowship in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Surgery UM as well as the editor-in-chief for Journal of Oro-Craniomaxillofacial Research and Surgery.

Head of Zoonosis Sector, Disease Control Division,
Ministry of Health, Malaysia 

Dr. Rohani Jahis obtained her medical doctor degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1990. She subsequently pursued her specialist degree in Public Health also from UKM graduating in 2001. Dr. Rohani is presently the Head of Zoonosis Sector, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. As a public health specialist, she has previously served in the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Control Unit, Food Water Borne Disease (FWBD) Control Sector and Communicable Disease Surveillance Section. Dr. Rohani has vastly contributed in providing professional input in the preparation of technical papers, most recently in the module development of Risk Assessment for Measles and Undertaking Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIA) and Guidelines on Management of Diphtheria Case and Ourbreak as well the development of the Congenital Rubella Syndrome surveillance.

Public Health & Deputy Dean (Relations & Generations)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)

Prof. Dr. Sharifa Ezat, currently the Deputy Dean (Relations & Generations) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) is a trained Medical Doctor also from UKM. She obtained her Masters in Public Health (Hospital and Health Management) and PhD in Public Health-Health economics from the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Her main interests are in areas of health inequality and health economics. She is also a coding and casemix consultant with UNU-IIGH and International Training Centre and Clinical Coding UKM to conduct research & capacity building on Accessibility, Efficiency and Quality of Care in Health System to support casemix implementation in developing country. She is currently the assistant editor for the Malaysian Journal of Public Health and reviewer of several local and international journals, and has published numerous papers and books on cost effectiveness of vaccination against cervical cancer. Prof. Sharifa is a member of the Health Economics Association Malaysia, the Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association, MySPOR (Malaysian Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research Group) and One Health with the Global Health Institute.

Pharmacologist & Industrial Advisory Board,
Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Insitute of Medical Science Technology
(UniKL MESTECH) Industrial Advisory Board

Prof. Dr Abdul Manan Mat Jais, fourth in a family of seven siblings was born on 8 March 1954 in Tanah Merah Kelantan to Mat Jais Talib and Noranua Awang from Pahang.  He was brought back and raised in Pahang, and spent most of his adventurous explorative young age in sea facing Beserah some 12 kilometers from Kuantan.  He is married to Shakinah Arshad on 2 August 1982, and bless with 2 daughters and 3 sons. He is a dedicated, passionate, ambitious and hard-at-work where he has started research on biology and biomedical properties of Haruan Channa striatus in 1985.  Ever since, he is the leader, and the founder of Haruan Research Group (HRG) based at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Academically, he is a neurophysiologist, and obtained his Ph.D from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1984, and has served as a Professor and Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM. Recently, Prof. Dr. Abdul Manan was appointed as UniKL MESTECH’s industrial advisory board following his retirement from UPM.

Senior Lecturer,
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Dr. Muhammad Hamdi Mahmood obtained his Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1999 and a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2003. Following a postgraduate diploma from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2006, he then obtained his PhD from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom in 2011 where he has served as the President of the Malaysian Student Society Norwich, United Kingdom. Dr. Hamdi is currently a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UNIMAS since July 2012 and is also a certified Good Clinical Practice laboratorian. Dr. Hamdi is actively working towards the establishment of the biomedical science profession and has been involved in the working committee for Allied Health Professions Act (Biomedical/Clinical Scientist) under the Allied Health Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia. He is a  committee member for the Malaysian Biomedical Science Society (MyBiomed), member of the Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS) and a Licentiate of Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), United Kingdom.

Head Section of Parasitology & Mycology
National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)
Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH)

Dr. Zulhainan Hamzah earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Tropical Medicine (Parasitology and Medical Entomology) from Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in 2007; Diploma in Applied Parasitology & Entomology from Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in 1999 and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Malaya in 1993. He was also trained in “Leadership Course in Biosecurity / Biosafety Planning and Implementation” at Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO), San Antonio, Texas, United States in 2011. He began his carreer as Clinical Scientist (Microbiologist) at the Pathology Department, Hospital Kuala Krai, Kelantan in 1993 and have also been attached to other government hospitals including IMR. He then joined Ipoh Public Health Laboratory, MOH after earning his PhD in 2007. He joined NPHL in 2013 and now is the Head Section of Parasitology & Mycology at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). He is currently one of  NPHL Deputy Quality Manager for MS ISO 15189:2014, Proficiency Testing Lead Auditor for MS ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and a trained assessor by the Department of Standard Malaysia (DSM) for Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia (SAMM). His current research interest is public health issues related to malaria in supporting the National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan.

Who Should Attend ICMST 2018

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Academicians
  • Scientists / Researchers / Inventors
  • Physicians / Medical Doctors
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Occupational & Safety Officers
  • Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Industry Players

Download the conference brochure (pdf) here.

Welcome Notes


It is with great honour and pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2nd International Conference on Medical Science Technology (ICMST) 2018 with the theme: Empowering Healthcare Transformation via Transdisciplinary Research. As the Dean and Head of Campus of Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Medical Science Technology (UniKL MESTECH), I am welcoming you on behalf of our campus and Universiti Kuala Lumpur as a whole.

Organizing the conference for the 2nd time, we are definitely honoured to have great international and local speakers joining our conference this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the international participants to Malaysia and my heartfelt gratitude for participating in our conference. I am sure with the vast research experience the speakers have, all of us would gain some new insights from the research and development perspectives and probably bring some new ideas back to the laboratory. ICMST 2018 aspires to change the way we think and expand our knowledge in scientific research and enhance the development of the healthcare sector.

By sharing knowledge and acknowledging the research done by others, this conference offers us the opportunity to exchange innovative scientific ideas and inspire new research. This would be an ideal venue for academician, researchers, students or even entrepreneurs to build new research networks and establish new contacts for future collaborations. This is in line with our two main objectives of the event which are:

  1. To promote and disseminate research findings related to medical science technology.
  2. To provide an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in medical science technology research and practice, in order to explore potential collaborations in future research.

Lastly, I would like to express my utmost appreciation and acknowledgement to the ICMST 2018 committee headed by Dr. Izuddin Fahmy Abu, for their substantial effort in planning and organizing this conference meticulously and making ICMST 2018 a reality.

Welcome once again and let us enjoy the thought-provoking presentations and discussions ahead. Thank you.

Dean / Head of Campus
UniKL Institute of Medical Science Technology (MeSTech)



Welcome to ICMST 2018!

Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Medical Science Technology (UniKL MESTECH) is pleased and honoured to announce that we will be organizing the “2nd International Conference on Medical Science Technology” (ICMST 2018) on the 14-15th November 2018 at Tenera Hotel, Bangi, Malaysia. This time, it will be a more special occasion as we welcome on-board, our friends from Kesatuan Kebangsaan Juruteknologi Makmal Perubatan (KKJMP @ MLT Union) as our main co-organizer of the conference.

This premiere event will bring together academicians and industry players from a diverse spectrum of healthcare field to share experiences, perspectives, insights and recent advancements specifically in medical science technology and environmental health. The two-day programme will focus on a broad range of issues and challenges in the field of healthcare which will be weaved through by renowned invited speakers and presentations by conference participants as well as scientific exhibitions.

The inaugural conference held in 2016 was a huge success gathering more than 100 participants from across the globe. We hope to continue the success with the 2nd edition in 2018 and invite you to be part of our conference.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

Conference Chairman