Mahmood Merican Best Masters Thesis Award

 

This is an annual award for the best original scientific or clinical paper submitted by young trainees in orthopaedic surgery in Malaysia, and submitted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association.

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.

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!


THE PRIZE
A cash prize of RM2,000.00 donated by Dato’ Dr Mahmood Merican.

REGULATIONS :
1. The competition is open to all registered trainees at the time of submission and is currently working in hospitals in Malaysia.
2. The work may take the form of clinical trials, surveys, retrospective studies, laboratory experiments or any other form of unpublished original work.
3. The bulk of the work submitted must be performed by the author himself/herself even though he/she may have done the work in conjunction with other doctors or agencies either locally or overseas. However, the work must be carried out in Malaysia.
4. Applicants should not have submited similar work in any other competition, including for this award previously.
5. The abstract will be evaluated on the following criteria:-

  a. The relevance of the work to orthopaedic research or practice.
b. The scientific merit of the research.
c. Sufficient introduction to justify clear research question.
d. The appropriateness of the methodologies used.
e. The interpretation of results and conclusions.
f. Presentation skills.
g. Ability to answer questions from the judges.

6. Upon the close of abstract submission deadline, all abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and shortlisted to 5 finalists. All authors will be notified of the status of their paper.
7. All results are final, however the scientific committee has the right to make the final decision during special circumstances.
8. The author himself/herself of the top 5 finalist paper must present an oral presentation of the paper during the Annual Scientific Meeting of MOA. This consists of 8 minutes oral presentation, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A by the panel of judges. The winner will be announced during the Gala Dinner and he/she must be present to accept his/her award.
9. All applicants may be able to request for the detailed results of the submission after the competition is over, provided if it is approved by Scientific Committee
10. Non-finalists may be offered to present their work as a free paper oral presentation or poster presentation during the MOA Annual Scientific Meeting.
11. All finalists and non-finalists presenting in MOA Annual Scientific Meeting must register for the conference as a participant.

APPLICATION :
1. Abstract submission can be online at our website. The deadline for submission of abstract is before 5.00pm, 31st JANUARY 2015.
2. Please refer to and adhere strictly to the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for FREE PAPER ORAL PRESENTATION and POSTER PRESENTATION for the accepted format of submission. The same submission format applies for those submitting for this award.

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