The Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka invites researchers to submit abstracts related to Pain Medicine for oral / poster presentations at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, COAISL.

Application Process

Interested researchers are requested to submit abstract/s along with duly completed application form and signed declaration form via email to before the closing date.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31st August 2019.

Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers

If you have any queries, please contact Dr P T R Makuloluwa on 0777 384522 or via email:

Oral and Poster Presentations-Information to Authors

  • The work, research or case reports should be related to Pain Medicine.
  • A panel of reviewers will make a preliminary selection of the papers/posters to be presented at the congress and informed author/s via email on or before 9th September 2019, along with any minor/ major corrections required.  
  • Final selection of abstracts to be presented will be notified on or before 23rd September 2019.
  • All papers/posters will be judged based on quality, methodological merit, novelty of work involved.
  • Work that has been previously published in any English language medical peer reviewed journal or work previously presented at a major meeting will not be considered for presentation & authors will be asked to sign a statement to that effect (declaration form attached to be signed and scanned copy to be emailed).
  • The designation/grade of all authors and the institution where the work was carried out should be included in the text.

Instructions for the Authors

  • Abstracts should be done in Microsoft word format and should be submitted to the Faculty of Pain Medicine, COAISL, before the closing date of 31st August 2019 via email to
  • Decision of the ‘panel of reviewers’ will be informed to author/s via email on or before 9th September 2019.
  • Those abstracts requiring minor/ major revisions are required to be resubmitted with corrections on or before 16th September 2019. 
  • Final selection of abstracts for oral / poster presentation will be notified to author/s via email on or before 23rd September.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and ‘sample abstract’ will be available on the website of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Authors may use the ‘sample abstract’ attached to type their abstracts/ case reports. Word count does not include the title, references and author/s names.
  • Text of the abstracts shall contain introduction (background), aims/ objectives, methodology, results and conclusion/s of the study.
  • Case reports shall contain introduction, case presentation, discussion and conclusions.  A case report should end (before the references) with a statement regarding the consent given by the Patient.
  • Abstracts / case reports should be written in past tense, stating what was done, not what is being done, should or will be done.
  • Use only standard abbreviations on the abstract.
  •  It’s the responsibility of author/s to obtain approval of ERC (Ethics Review Committee), if any work dealing with an intervention.  
  • Please include the declaration form attached, duly signed by the main author on a separate sheet of paper and submit via email along with the abstract/ case report and completed “Author Information Form”.  
  • Abstracts/ case reports received after the deadline will not be considered for selection.
  • Instructions/ guidelines for oral/ poster presentations will be published and available on the website of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anaethesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka ( ).