Awards

Malaysia Spine Society (MSS) will be giving two awards for 8th International MSS Scientific Congress, namely MSS Presidential Best Research Award (Oral Presentation) and MSS Presidential Best Poster Award.

The Prizes:
1. MSS Presidential Best Research Award comprising a certificate and cash prize of USD 500.
2. MSS Presidential Best Poster Award comprising a certificate and cash prize of USD 300.

Regulations

  1. These awards are open to all spine surgeons and researchers.
  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work may take the form of clinical trials, surveys, retrospective studies, laboratory experiments or any other form of unpublished original work.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 internationally.
  4. The abstracts shortlisted for MSS Presidential Best Research Award (Oral Presentation) will be evaluated on the following criteria: -
    • Clarity of content
    • Quality of content (background, methodology, findings, etc)
    • Originality and complexity
    • Significance of project (to field of study, clinical, etc)
    • Appropriate use of slides/pictures/media
    • Smooth transitions between topics
    • Informative and clear summary/conclusions
    • Response to questions
    • Overall impression of research idea
    • Overall impression of presentation
  5. The abstracts shortlisted for the MSS Presidential Best Poster Award will be evaluated on the following criteria: -
    • Clarity of content
    • Quality of content (background, methodology, findings, etc)
    • Originality and complexity
    • Significance of project (to field of study, clinical, etc)
    • Appropriate use of slides/pictures/media
    • Smooth transitions between topics
    • Informative and clear summary/conclusions
    • Overall impression of research idea
    • Overall impression of presentation
  6. Upon the abstract submission deadline, all abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and 6 abstracts will be shortlisted for MSS Presidential Best Research Award (Oral Presentation) & MSS Presidential Best Poster Award respectively. All authors will be notified of the status of their submissions.
  7. Abstracts of the 6 finalists shortlisted for MSS Presidential Best Research Award (Oral Presentation) will be published in the Supplement Digital Issue of Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal (MOJ).
  8. The presenting author himself/herself of a top 6 finalist paper for MSS Presidential Best Research Award (Oral Presentation) MUST present the paper during the 8th International MSS Scientific Congress.
  9. The presenting author himself/herself of a top 6 finalist paper for MSS Presidential Best Poster Award MUST submit and display the e-Poster during the 8th International MSS Scientific Congress.
  10. Both award winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony on the 16th August 2020 and he/she must be present to accept his/her award.