Abstract & Oration Guidelines

The guidelines for submission of orations and free paper abstracts.

Free papers are invited for presentation at the The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka – 49th Sri Lanka Surgical Congress 2020 – 13th – 15th August 2020, Colombo

Please follow the following Guidelines for the Submission of Abstracts

  1. All abstracts should be submitted online through www.slsc2020.surgeons.lk before 18.00 hours on Thursday, 30th April 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.
  2. Submissions will not be accepted by post / hand or e-mail.
  3. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by referees. The corresponding author will be informed of the results by e-mail.
  4. The presenting author is required to register for the sessions at the time of submission of the abstract. The online payment reference number should be entered in the online submission form.
  5. All abstracts must be submitted according to the instructions provided on the online submission website.
  6. Abstracts should not exceed more than 250 words. Those exceeding this limit will be rejected.
  7. Abstracts should be in the following format: a) Introduction b) Methods   c) Results   d) Discussion and conclusions.
  8. Names of authors should be entered in the following format: Initials followed by surname (without punctuation) e.g. P R Samaraweera or first name followed by surname e.g. Priyantha Samaraweera
  9. Only recognized and commonly used abbreviations / acronyms are acceptable.
  10. Tables and graphics should be avoided and included only if absolutely essential to the message conveyed by the abstract. When submitted they should be included as attachments.
  11. Abstracts will be published in the supplement of the Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. The CSSL reserves the right to make minor alterations / editing of text to fit the format
  12. If the abstract has been previously presented or published, in whole or in part, this should be stated clearly at submission. This does not disqualify acceptance of the abstract.
  13. The Council of the CSSL and the selection Committee has the right to request the authors to submit the data sheets / databases / original images / consent forms etc to confirm the authenticity of the scientific data submitted for the orations.
  14. The Council of the CSSL and the selection Committee requests authors to kindly abide by publication ethics especially in the context of avoiding falsification of data, plagiarism, improprieties of authorship, misappropriation of the ideas of others, violation of generally accepted research practices, material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research.
  15. ORAL PRESENTATIONS: Each paper will be allowed 7 minutes for presentation with 3 minutes for discussion. Parallel sessions may be conducted depending on the number of papers selected. Multimedia facilities will be made available.
  16. POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Posters will be presented in the electronic format on screens provided at the Sessions.

Submissions are invited for the following orations to be held in 2020.

During the 49th Sri Lanka Surgical Congress, 13th -15th August 2020, Colombo

  • Prof R A Nawaratne Memorial Oration
  • Dr RL Spittel Memorial Oration
  • SAARC Oration

On the Bartholomeusz day, December 2020

  • Dr Bartholomeusz Oration

Please follow the following Guidelines for the Submission of Orations

  1. Closing Date for the Submission:  11 am – 30th April 2020
  2. The oration should be based on original and personal work related to the field of surgery and surgical sciences and should not have been previously presented in a similar context in a public / academic forum.
  3. The Council of the CSSL and the selection Committee has the right to request the authors to submit the data sheets / databases / original images / consent forms etc to confirm the authenticity of the scientific data submitted for the orations.
  4. The Council of the CSSL and the selection Committee requests authors to kindly abide by publication ethics especially in the context of avoiding falsification of data, plagiarism, improprieties of authorship, misappropriation of the ideas of others, violation of generally accepted research practices, material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research.
  5. Oration bibliography should be robust, structured and well-presented using standard reference notations. (e.g. Vancouver citing and referencing style)
  6. The following three documents must be sent as PDF documents emailed to the college after informing the college office. The office would provide the author with a secure email destination.  (a) The entire oration (b)  An abstract of the oration not exceeding 500 words (c) A brief curriculum vitae (not exceeding two pages) of the author including the contact details.
  7. The responsibility of the submission reaching the college lies with the author. Authors are advised to submit ahead of the deadline and receive a confirmation from the office of its safe receipt. Should there be any clarification of the submission, do not hesitate to contact the Secretary, CSSL.
  8. There should be no substantial alterations to the submitted text when the oration is delivered.
  9. The duration of the oration including the introduction will be 30 minutes.
  10. A selection committee appointed by the Council of the College will scrutinize the manuscripts and recommend the award of the oration to the most suitable candidate.
  11. In the event of no submissions of suitable caliber being received, the particular oration/s may not be awarded for the particular year.
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