12 th to 15 th February 2020
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conference Theme: ‘Medicine in Sri Lanka - The Legacy & the Future’

Guidelines for preparation of abstracts
  1. The abstract must report original research/case series/meta-analysis/methods/hypothesis/historical descriptions.
  2. The abstract title should be brief and explain the study reported. Capital letters should be used only for the first letter in the first word of the title and proper nouns.
  3. The author/s names and addresses –
    • Capital letters should be used only for the initials and the first letters of the surnames of authors.
    • The name/address of the Institution in which the work was carried out should be included under the authors’ names.
    • If the collaborators are from different Institutions, the names/addresses of the Institutions should be included in brief. In this case, the addresses of the co-authors should be indicated by a number in superscript after the authors’ names and before the respective addresses (as shown below).
    • If the abstract has been presented elsewhere the title/date and conference needs to be stated.
    • Any conflicts of interest related to the study needs to be stated.

    Example (multiple authors):
    X.X. Surname-1 1 , Y.Y. Surname-2 1 , Z.Z. Surname-3 2
    1 Department of (name), University of (name), Sri Lanka.
    2 Department of (name), University of (name), (Country).

  4. Use font “Times New Roman” size 11 with 1.5 spacing on A4 paper.
  5. The text of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  6. Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used.
  7. Please ensure that the abstract is grammatically correct and without any spelling errors.
  8. A maximum of five keywords should be provided.
  9. Potential conflicts of interest should be included where relevant.
  10. Ethics approval is mandatory for research based on human and animal studies.
  11. All submissions should be via the electronic submission system.

Submission and future correspondence
  1. All correspondence will be addressed to the Corresponding Author.
  2. All abstracts submitted as per the guidelines will be acknowledged and an abstract number will be sent to the Corresponding author.
  3. Please quote abstract number for future correspondence.
  4. If the abstract is selected, the author presenting the paper must register for the relevant session prior to final acceptance of the submission.

Please note that abstracts not prepared according to the guidelines, or submitted after the deadline, will not be considered for review. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to make alterations to the text of the abstract which will improve its quality.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Book of the Colombo Medical Congress 2020.

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