Free Paper Communication

Abstract Submission Guidelines for Oral and Poster Free Communication

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 1 June 2019

Call for Abstracts
The invitation is extended to all participants. The Organising Committee cordially invites you to submit abstract(s) to be considered for oral and poster presentation.

Preparation of Abstract
  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English and must be less than 300 words. Abstract specifications are A4 paper portrait size (17 cm x 12 cm) and in Times New Roman, 10-point size.
  2. The title should be in capital letters and bold print. Do not centralise.
  3. The authors' family names in full, name in initials, their institutions, cities and countries should be listed immediately beneath the abstract title, typed in upper and lower case and single-spaced without using full-stops. The presenter's name is to be bold and underlined.
  4. The text of the abstract must include section headings:
    "Objectives", "Materials and Methods", "Results" and "Conclusion". These section headings should appear in bold.

Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstract should reach the secretariat by latest 1 June 2019.
The abstract can be send as an attachment. Please ensure that you comply with the specifications mentioned on "Preparation of Abstract".
You can email your abstract to

Notification and Acceptance
Presenters will be notified in writing not later than 30 June 2019 of their acceptance.

Information on Poster Presentation
  1. You are provided with a one-sided panel board (white colour) with dimensions of 1m (width) x 2 m (height) you are not required to use up the entire space.
  2. Poster display will be made available for viewing from 9am to 5.00pm on Saturday, 24 August 2019. You are not allowed to change or amend any part of your poster during this period of time.
  3. Poster(s) must be removed by 6.00pm on Saturday, 24 August 2019 . No storage is allowed. If posters are not collected it will be cleared out by the convention centre.
  4. Authors are fully responsible for display and removal of their posters at the respective locations. The Organising Committee will not be liable for any loss or damage to the posters during the display.
  5. Velcro tapes are supplied by the secretariat to mount the posters on the assigned panels. No nails or double-sided tape is allowed on the panels.
  6. When preparing text and illustrations, bear in mind that the posters will be viewed from a distance of about 1 meter.
  7. Use lightweight materials only; heavy articles are difficult to secure.
  8. No audio visual, projection or computer equipment is permitted in the poster area.

Note to All Presenters
  • Abstracts will ONLY be accepted upon full payment of registration fee.
  • The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend or change any part of the submission guidelines without prior notice.


Early Bird Registration

30 June 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

1 June 2019

Notification for Acceptance of Abstract

30 June 2019


Jointly organised by:

Persatuan Kakitangan Anestesiologi Hospital Umum Sarawak (PEKA-HUS)
The Asia-Pacific Early Mobilization Network
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sarawak General Hospital


Supported by:

Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians
Sarawak State Health Department
Sarawak Convention Bureau