Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 July 2022 at 23:59 (MYT/SGT)

Abstract submissions are welcome for the following categories for presentation at the 15th Congress of APPSPGHAN & 43rd Annual Congress of the Malaysian Paediatric Association, Sabah International Convention Centre, Sabah, Malaysia:


  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation      
  • Young investigator award (oral presentation only)
  • When submitting, presenters may indicate their preferred mode of presentation; either oral or poster.
  • As the slots for oral presentation are limited, not all submissions for oral presentation will automatically be accepted. Selection will be done by a panel of experts based strictly on scientific merits of the abstract.
  • Abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be automatically transferred as poster presentation. 


  1. For those abstracts accepted for oral presentation do not need to generate/prepare a poster.
  2. Abstracts are subjected to the approval by the Scientific Committee.
  3. Authors will receive the email notification of abstract acceptance/rejection via email by 15th August 2022 onwards.
  4. The presenting authors must register for the congress before the deadline by 15th September 2022.


Before submitting, please ensure the following guidelines are adhered to :

  1. Language: All abstracts should be written in English.
  2. Deadline for submission: Abstracts must be submitted through online system before 15 July 2022 at 23:59 (MYT/SGT) .Late submissions will not be accepted. Abstracts submitted by post, fax or email will not be considered.
  3. The title should be brief but adequate to clearly identify the nature of the abstract. Please include the authors’ name, and the name of the institution where the work was undertaken. The body of the abstract should be no more than 350 words. One table and maximum two references (to follow Vancouver style) maybe included at the end of the abstract which will not be included in the word count.
  4. Please adhere to the following format:  
    • Authors/affiliations
    • Background and aim
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • References
    • All headings must be in UPPERCASE 


  1. At the time of presentation, the presenter must be below 40 years of age.
  2. The first author listed must be the presenter.
  3. The first author must have contributed significantly to the conception, design, data acquisition and interpretation of the study.
  4. Original research from any country are all welcome.
  5. Abstracts from countries outside Malaysia must be related to paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Abstracts from Malaysia may include general paediatrics.
e-Poster Presentation
  • Presentation in the Poster Session will be numbered as listed in the programme.
  • The top of the final poster must have a label indicating its title, author(s), and institutions. Title headings can be in all capitals or in `titlecase’.
  • Use attractive graphics, colour and fonts to highlight the main points of your study.  
  • Your poster must consist of only 1 slide and should be composed with digital technical requirements as specified below.
File format PDF (.pdf)
Orientation & Format Portrait Format, Single-Slide Ratio 9:16
Dimensions in Pixel Minimum recommended size (format W x H) is 1125 x 2000px and maximum is 2250 x 4000px.
Dimensions in cm Minimum recommended size 29.7 cm x 42.0 cm A3 size dimensions OR use the template size provided.
Recommended fontsize Minimum 12 points
Sound No sound supported
Maximum file size 8 MB
  • An example of a poster template is available to download here.

  • All poster file submission should be done through the presenting author’s account in the Congress website portal by July 4, 2022.
  • There will be an active `Question & Answer’ chat accessible to congress delegates and the presenter throughout the conference and for 2 weeks after the conference.
  • The shortlisted e-Posters for awards will be shown in the allocated Congress programme session. The shortlisted presenters will be subjected to 5 minutes of LIVE discussion with a panel of appointed judges.

Please contact the FAOPS 2022 congress secretariat should you have further queries regarding the above.