Open Call for Proposals for the Congress

Our Faculty is on the eve of reaching a historic celebration of its 150th year in 2020. Few medical schools have reached this extraordinary milestone and we have planned several exciting events during the year. As one of the oldest medical schools in Asia we are keen to celebrate this event with you.

To mark this event we wish to create a thought-provoking and rich academic program. The Congress has three themes:

  1. A Legacy: Historical developments relating to health in Sri Lanka
  2. The Present: Current research interests in the Faculty
  3. Our Future: Advances, especially research advances by our alumni and former teachers

The Congress will celebrate the Faculty’s legendary past, present and future, from 12-15 February 2020 in the historic location in Kynsey Road. It is a collaboration between the Faculty and our alumni association the Colombo Medical School Alumni Association – COMSAA, and will hopefully be a regular event in the calendar of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. This historic event will have several components including Pre-conference Workshops, Plenaries, Guests Lectures, Seminars, Pre-formed panels, Oral Abstracts and Posters.

  1. Pre-conference workshops: 3-4 hours, on 10th and 11th February 2020
  2. Guests lectures or plenaries: duration of 20 minutes, on 13-14-15th February 2020
  3. Panel discussions or Sessions on Specific topics: 3-4 speakers, total duration of 1.5 hours, on 13-14-15th February 2020

Abstracts can be submitted by any local or overseas scientists, health professionals, and university students. To submit abstracts for oral abstracts and posters please visit here. Abstract submission deadline is 15th November 2019.

Several excellent speakers most of whom are distinguished alumni have already confirmed participation to share their knowledge with us and open newer horizons for the future generations.

– Organizing Committee on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine and COMSAA