Frequently Asked Questions



1. How do I register?

To register for 1st MSC, please fill in the Conference Registration Form ( Once you have paid your registration fee, you have successfully registered for 1st MSC.

All participants must register, including those who only want to attend but not presenting.

2. In which category should I register?

The 1st MSC registration categories are divided into

  1. Two-Day Conference & Gala Dinner
  2. Two-Day Conference & Gala Dinner [for Student]
  3. Two-Day Conference & Gala Dinner [Rising Star Award Applicant]
  4. One-Day Conference.

Registration for Two-Day Conference & Gala Dinner before 31st August 2019 is eligible for Early Bird rate.

Each MACR member will receive RM50 discount for the registration fees. Please make sure to choose your registration category carefully!

Please note that for student registration, a valid student ID is required. Student is required to append a scanned copy of student ID during registration for verification purpose.

3. How can I pay my registration fee?

Payment can be made via Cheque Deposit/ Electronic Fund Transfer/ Cash payable to:

  • Account name: Persatuan Penyelidikan Kanser Malaysia
  • Account number: 5121 4752 4724
  • Bank name: Malayan Banking Berhad (MAYBANK)
  • Swift Code: MBBEMYKL
  • Description: Registration fee for 1st MSC

If you are making payment via local order (LO) or research grant, please contact us for further payment arrangement. You may send your request to

4. How do I know that I have successfully registered?

Upon verification of your payment, a confirmation email will be sent to the registered email account.

5. When is the registration deadline?

  • 31st August 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 31st October 2019 – Normal Rate Registration Deadline
  • 3rd – 4th December 2019 – Conference Dates

6. How can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your congress registration, please contact

Please note: For written cancellations received before 15th October 2019, the cancellation fee is RM100. Thereafter, no refund will be possible.

7. How do I apply for the visa? How do I obtain an invitation letter?

Delegates who require a visa to enter Malaysia will be issued an invitation letter by the congress office upon request. Please address this request to Please note that an invitation letter will only be issued to those participants who have paid registration fee in full.

8. How do I get the receipt for my payment?

Your electronic receipt will be issued once your payment has been verified. Once issued, the payment receipt will be sent to your registered email address.


1. How do I submit an abstract?

Please follow the Guidelines for Abstract Preparation and Submission. You may refer to the “Abstract Template” for the preparation of your abstract. When the abstract is ready, you may submit it through the link

2. When is the deadline for abstract submission and notification of abstract acceptance?

  • 31st August 2019 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15th October 2019 – Notification of Abstract Acceptance

3. What are the submission criteria?

Please find detailed information about abstract submission here.

4. How many abstracts am I allowed to submit?

An author may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author. It is possible to appear as co-author in other abstracts.

5. Will my abstract be published?

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings of the 1st MACR Scientific Conference, preconditioned the first author of the abstract is registered and paid the registration fee.


1. What are the presentation formats and is there a time limit for the presentations?

Oral presentation

Oral presentation format is PowerPoint. Oral presentation time will be 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentations must be pre-uploaded in the Parallel Session Rooms 30 min in advanced of your presentation.

b) Poster presentation

Size is A0 (height: 120 cm, width 90 cm). Poster format is portrait. Poster presentation time will be two minutes plus two minutes of discussion. All posters shall be put up in the morning of the conference at the poster boards established and all posters have to be removed at the end of the two-day conference. •NOTE: Posters that have not been removed by 6pm on the second day of conference will be discarded by the organizing committee.

2. Why am I not in my preferred presentation category?

The author may state preference for the type of presentation (oral or poster). The final decision however lies upon the Scientific Committees and is also due to the settings of the Scientific Programme.


1. What is RSA?

In recognition of the importance of acknowledging future leaders in cancer research, the Rising Star Award (RSA) is established. RSA recognizes excellent research achievements of individuals at the start of their independent careers. The award recipients will receive cash prizes and be allocated special oral slots to share their research. We strongly encourage everyone who fulfill the criteria to submit applications.

2. Are there any requirements to participate in the RSA?

•To successfully apply for the RSA, please see all the RSA requirements listed below.

  • Employment: < 5 Academic years (inclusive of Post-Doctoral Fellowship/ Research Officer)
  • Publication: >5 ISI journals with either First/ Second/ Corresponding Authorship
  • Research Grant: Awarded and/ or applied
  • Active Conference Participation: Oral and/or Poster Presentations
  • Registered and submitted an abstract for 1st MSC

3. How do I apply for the RSA?

You will be able to choose to apply for the RSA within the abstract submission process. In order to complete your RSA application, please email a copy of your CV that is verified by your Head of Department (HOD)/ Deputy Dean/ Dean or any person deemed to be qualified, to this email: A confirmation email will be sent upon receiving your submission.

4. How do I know that my RSA application is successful?

RSA application shared the same deadline for Abstract Submission (31st August 2019). You will be notified about the status of your application on/before 15th October 2019.

5. Why have I been rejected as a RSA applicant?

If your RSA application has been rejected, we very much regret that we have decided to consider other candidates for the award. However, please note that although being rejected from the RSA competition, your abstract has gone through the normal reviewing process for non-RSA abstracts. We hope to welcome you as a conference participant at 1st MSC.


1. What is MSA?

Apart from the Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster awards, MACR student members are eligible to compete for additional MACR student award. Top FIVE (5) abstracts from MACR students’ submission will be selected.

2. Are there any requirements to participate in the MSA?

In order to be eligible for MSA, you must be a MACR student member. To become a MACR student, click the link below to register:

3. How do I apply for the MSA?

If you are a MACR student member, your abstract submission will automatically be qualified for MSA.