Guidelines for the submission of abstracts

1. All abstracts should be submitted to the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka at No 06, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07 on or before 16.00 hours on Friday, 12th October 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.

2. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by referees. The corresponding author will be informed of the results by e-mail.

3. The presenting author is required to register for the sessions by 02nd November 2018.

4. All abstracts must be submitted according to the instructions provided, along with a soft copy, 2 hard copies (one without authors’ details) and the duly filled abstract submission form.

5. Abstracts should not exceed more than 250 words. Those exceeding this limit will be rejected.

6. Abstracts should be in the following format:
a) Introduction b) Methods c) Results d) Discussion and conclusions.

7. Names of authors should be entered in the following format: Initials followed by surname (without punctuation) e.g. P R Anthonis or first name followed by surname e.g. Tony Gabriel

8. Only recognized and commonly used abbreviations / acronyms are acceptable.

9. Abstract should be in Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5 lines.

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. All the selected abstracts will be published in the Abstract book of the Annual Academic Sessions. The Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons 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. All the selected abstracts will be displayed as e-posters on 09th and 10th November 2018 at the venue of the Sessions.

14. The five best chosen e-posters should be presented as oral presentations at the Trainees Forum of the Academic Sessions. Each will be allowed 06 minutes for presentation followed by 02 minutes for discussion. The best 3 presentation will be selected by a panel of referees and will be awarded.