Call For Abstracts

The Sri Lanka Medical Association invites you to submit abstracts for the 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress – 2017

 All submissions should be made electronically through the online abstract submission system ( Hard copy submissions directly to the SLMA office will not be accepted. One author will be permitted to submit a MAXIMUM of three (03) abstracts ONLY. All authors of abstracts should be members of the SLMA, if they are eligible for membership. All research studies should have obtained ethical approval. All Clinical Trials should be registered with a Clinical Trials

Registry. Authors should provide letter of approval from an accepted Ethical Review Committee (ERC) for research studies and registration number for clinical trials upon request. All the authors should declare any conflict of interests in your presentation at the congress. The SLMA considers plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected. The SLMA reserves the right to make alterations and to edit the contents of the abstract to improve presentation.


Instructions for online abstract submission

Conference Profile

 Before submitting an abstract, authors must create an author profile online. Any number of abstracts can be created through the author profile but one author will be permitted to submit a MAXIMUM of three (03) abstracts ONLY. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission. Please note that NO amendments to the submitted abstracts (including the authors list) would be entertained after closing of abstract submission.

The deadline to submit the abstracts is 31st March, 2017 23:59 Sri Lankan Time.

 Abstract Submission Closed! 


 Abstract Structure 

  • The title of the paper should be concise and the SLMA reserves the right to modify the title where necessary.
  • The Author(s) name(s) should be in the format of last name followed by initial(s). Please DO NOT use prefixes such as Mr./Dr./Prof.
  • The body of the abstract MUST NOT exceed 250 words.
  • The abstract must be structured as follows;

Introduction and objectives

 Please insert the relevant category in the cage given in the abstract submission form.

  • Please DO NOT include the title, names of the authors, institutions, sub-headings or any tables/graphs/figures or references within body of the abstract. Only the text of the abstract should be included.
  • Please upload the abstract as a word document formatted according to the following specification through the link provided in the online submission form.

Font: Times New Roman, font size: 12, single line spacing


Authors: Last name followed by initials, with the Presenting Author underlined. A superscript number should be placed after each name to refer to the respective affiliations. Affiliations must be listed below the authors.

Body of the abstract: Structured with the subheadings Introduction and Objectives, Method, Results and Conclusion.
Please note:
*Abstracts not conforming to the above instructions will be rejected. Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts.
*Those abstracts that are accepted but not physically presented (oral or poster) at the congress will not be included in the Ceylon Medical Journal Supplement containing the abstracts. Failure to make a presentation (oral or poster) of an abstract once confirming participation by the corresponding author will be considered an episode of academic/scientific misconduct and the authors will be liable for punitive action.

A panel of reviewers will review abstracts anonymously and the decision of the Scientific Committee will be final. Successful applicants will be notified via email by Wednesday, 31st May 2017.

The presenting author is required to register for the sessions upon acceptance of the abstract.



 Abstract submissions deadline: 31st March 2017 23.59 Sri Lankan Time

Abstract Acceptance notification: 31st May 2017

 Registration for presenting authors: 15th June 2017


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