Abstract Submission Guidelines 2020



5TH Clinical Nutrition Annual Academic Sessions – 2020

21st of November 2020

Sri Lanka Medical Nutrition Association

THEME: Nutrition and Immunity

Venue: Galle Face Hotel Colombo


The Sri Lanka Medical Nutrition Association (SLMNA) invites the submission of original research and case-studies in the form of abstracts for presentation at the 5th Clinical Nutrition Annual Academic Sessions – 2020. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Book of the Clinical Nutrition Annual Academic Sessions – 2020.

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: July 29th 2020
  • Abstract submission closes: September 15th 2020
  • Abstract decisions: 15th October, 2020

The deadline for submission of the abstracts: 15th September 2020

Abstract presentations

Abstracts will be presented in 2 ways:

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentation


To be considered; each submission should include the following documents.

  • Abstract
  • The author’s declaration
  • Authors should send in their abstracts to the Editor by 15th September 2020 to the following email: slmna2015@gmail.com
  • Guidelines for preparation of the abstract are given below. Please follow the instructions carefully.
  • Please note that abstracts which are not prepared according to the guidelines provided, or submitted after the deadline, will not be considered.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts 

1)  Guidelines for preparation of abstracts

  1. The abstract must report original research.
  2. Any medical officer or medical specialist can submit
  • The 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
  1. 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 address of the Institution in which the work was carried out should be included under the author’s name. If the collaborators are from different Institutions, the 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 author’s names are before the respective addresses (as shown below).

Example     (multiple      authors):     G.H     Saparamadu1,     J.     R.     Tennakoon1,     S.P Kurukulaarachchi2

1Medical Nutrition Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka.

2Medical Nutrition Unit, NCTH – Ragama

  1. The text of the abstract should not exceed 250
  2. Standard abbreviations of SI units should be
  • The abstract should be coherent and free of language
  • Abstract should be submitted by
  1. A maximum of five keywords should be
  2. Acknowledgements should be restricted to the names of funding agencies providing sponsorship.
  3. Use font “Times New Roman” size 11 with 1.5 spacing on A4
  • The study should have taken ethical clearance from an Ethical Review Committee. A scanned copy of ethical approval letter should be attached together with the abstract (Applicable only for original research abstracts).

2)  Declaration by the authors 

  1. The annexed declaration form must be signed and returned by the Corresponding Author via email (scanned copy) along with each abstract/extended abstract
  2. All correspondence will be addressed to the Corresponding
  • In the event that if the presenter indicated in the application is unable to present the paper it is the responsibility of the Corresponding Author either to withdraw the paper in advance or arrange for one of the Co-Authors to present the


  1. Title of abstract: Names of authors:

2. Address of Institution/s where the work was carried out:

  • Name of author who will present the abstract:…………………………………………………………………………

I declare that the above abstract reports the results of original research work and that the work reported in the abstract has not been published or presented elsewhere.

Name & Signature of the Corresponding Author:




Original Research

Template for 250-word abstract



  • Name of the Principle investigator and co-investigators
  • Institutional affiliations
  • Email address of PI

Introduction & objective







Case study

Template for 250-word abstract



  • Name of the Principle investigator, and co-investigators
  • Institutional affiliations
  • Email address of PI

Introduction & objective

Clinical presentation (history, symptoms & signs, assessments etc.)

Management (underlying principles of management)

Conclusions (including take-home messages)