SARCD 2013

Welcome to SARCD 2013

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Message from the Chairman Organizing Committee
8th SARCD 2013


Dear friends and colleagues,


On behalf of the organizing committee, I am very pleased to invite you to the 8th South Asian Regional Conference of Dermatology, Leprology & Venereology (SARCD) in Colombo, Sri Lanka to be held from 1st to 4th of August 2013.


An interesting academic programme is planned with the help of experts from all over the world. Highest priority will be given for regional issues in dermatology, leprology and venereology.


We hope that this forum will help to establish research links regionally and globally.


We have selected a venue in a very picturesque area in the suburbs of Colombo. We also invite you to explore and enjoy the beauty of our paradise isle. In keeping with the spirit of the SARCD, a number of social events are also planned. These include cultural programs, a Sri Lankan night and accompanying persons programs.


Let me yet again invite each and every one of you to participate in this programme and experience the warm hospitality and the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.


We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th SARCD.


Sincerely,

Prof. Jayamini Seneviratne
Chairperson
8th SARCD 2013

Message from President of Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists & Secretary General of Organizing Committee
8th SARCD 2013


Dear friends,


The Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists is privileged to be organizing the 8th South Asian Regional Conference of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology (SARCD) scheduled to be held from 1st to 4th August 2013 at Waters Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


I extend a warm invitation to the international dermatological fraternity from both SAARC & non SAARC countries to attend this academic event in our beautiful island. We have lined up an exciting programme with a list of reputed speakers from UK, Germany, Australia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal in accordance with our theme - “Towards improving skin care and knowledge in the region”. In addition to the academic input, we offer you an opportunity to visit places of interest such as wild life sanctuaries, ruins of our ancient civilization, pristine beaches and many other tourist attractions in our country and also experience Sri Lankan hospitality at its best.


Hoping to meet you in Sri Lanka.


Thank you,

Dr. Chalukya Gunasekera
Secretary General
8th SARCD 2013

Venue


Located at a spectacular location in the capital city of Sri Lanka, close to key tourist and business destinations. Renowned for its dining, the Waters Edge hotel is 15 minutes away from Colombo city. Waters Edge boasts four specialty restaurants and cafes, an extensive choice of event space including eleven meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Waters Edge does not have rooms. more...

Organizing Committee


Chairperson
Prof. Jayamini Seneviratne
Vice Chairperson
Dr. Ramya Ragunathan
Secretary General
Dr. Chalukya Gunasekera
Joint Secretaries
Dr. Indira Kahawita
Dr. Janaka Akarawita

Financial Management
Dr. K. Satgurunathan
Dr. Chathurarya Siriwardena
National Advisory Committee
Dr. Lakshman Ranasinghe
Dr. D. N. Atukorala
Dr. Mahinda Gunawardena
Dr. T.T. Kasturirathne
Dr. K. Weerasekara
Organizing Committee
Dr. Ganga Sirimanna
Dr. Ramya Ragunathan
Dr. Manel Dissanayake
Dr. Chandana Wijekoon
Dr. Chandrika Wickramasuriya
Dr. Nilanthi Fernando
Fund Raising Committee
Dr.Manel Dissanayake(Chairperson)
Prof.Jayamini Seneviratne(Chairperson)
Dr.Saman Gunasekara (Secretary)
Dr.Wipula Warnasuriya
Scientific Committee
Dr. Ganga Sirimanna (Chairperson)
Dr. D.N. Atukorala (Chairperson)
Dr. Ranthilaka Ranawaka (Secretary)
Dr. Deepani Rathnayake
Dr. Hiromal De Silva
Dr. Nalika Liyanage
Dr. Nayani Madarasinghe
Dr. Ambika Pradhan
Publication Committee
Prof. Antoinette Perera (Chairperson)
Dr. Poorna Weerasinghe (Secretary)
Dr. Hiran Gunasekera
Dr. Binari Silva
Social Event Committee
Dr. Dananja Ariyawansa (Chairperson)
Dr. Saman Gunasekara (Secretary)
Dr. Sriyani Samaraweera
Dr. Premini Rajenthiran
Registration Committee
Dr. Pushpa Karunasekara (Chairperson)
Dr. Chandanie Wickremaratne (Chairperson)
Dr. Janaka Akarawita (Secretary)
Audiovisual Committee
Dr. Indira Kahawita (Chairperson)
Dr. Sharnika Abeyakirthi (Secretary)
Dr. Sanjeeva Hulangamuwa

Scientific Programme


Topics
Acne
Atopic Dermatitis
Biology of Skin
Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatosurgery
Hair & Nail Disorders
Infectious Diseases
Leprosy
Lymphoedema
Nutrition & Skin
Pigmentary Disorders
Psoriasis
Skin Barrier
Therapeutics
Venereology

Tentative Programme


Time

Thursday, 1st August 2013

Pre-congress (Hall A)

08:30 - 09:30 am

 

Symposium on Blistering diseases

Chairpersons: Dr. M. Gunawardena & Prof. Atif Hasnain Kazmi

Sri Lankan perspective

Dr. Ganga Sirimanna                                                                                                                         - Sri Lanka

Blistering diseases - An Indian perspective

Prof. Hemangi Jerajani                                                                                                                         - India

09:30 - 10:30 am

 

Symposium on Acne

What’s new in medical management of acne

Prof. Jayakar Thomas                                                                                                           - India                                               

Meeting the challenge of managing acne scars utilizing limited resources

Dr. Chalukya Gunasekera                                                                                                                 - Sri Lanka

10:30 - 11:00 am

TEA

11:00 - 12:00 nn

 

Symposium on Cutaneous Lymphoma

Chairpersons: Prof. Sudha Agrawal & Prof. Prasad Kumarasinghe

Cutaneous lymphoma: an indian perspective

Dr. Tanumay Raychaudhury                                                                                                             -  India

Cutnaeous lymphoma: Sri Lankan perspective

Dr. Manel Dissanayake                                                                                                                      - Sri Lanka                                                                   

12:00 – 1.30 pm

 

Symposium on cutaneous infections

Hypertonic Sodium Chloride Solution on Cutaneous  Leishmaniasis- Low cost, effective, safe alternative to Sodium Stibogluconate

Dr. Ranthilaka Ranawaka                                                                                                                  - Sri Lanka

Onychomycosis

Dr. Preethi Perera                                                                                                                               - Sri Lanka

MRSA  in Dermatology

Dr. S. D. Atukorala                                                                                                                               - Sri Lanka

Cutaneous Manifestations in Patients of Dengue Fever

Dr. Nadia Azfar                                                                                                                                     - Pakistan

6:00 pm

INAUGURATION CEREMONY

 

Friday, 2nd August 2013

Day 1

Hall A

Chairpersons: Prof. C. L. Goh & Dr. L. Ranasinghe

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. A. Q. M. Serajul Islam & Dr. Dieter Reinel

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

New Challenges in leprosy: Something for everyone
Prof. Diana Lockwood                                - UK

Autologus stem cell transfer: use of a novel concept for treatment of epidermolysis bullosa

Prof. Jayamini Seneviratne                                                     - SL

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Impact of globalization on dermatology
Prof. Nanna Schurer                                   - GER

Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease in children

Dr. Graham Sharpe                                                  - UK

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

The horizontal and vertical spectra of cutaneous lupus

Dr. Ng See Ket                                             - SING

Vascular birthmarks

Prof. S. Criton                                                             - IND

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

TEA

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Hall A

Chairpersons: Dr. R. Weller & Dr. Ng See Ket

Hall B

Chairpersons: Dr. M. Jensen & Dr. I. Kahawita

Hall C

Chairpersons: Prof. E.K. Jaglul & Prof. H. Jerajani 

The chronically swollen leg

Prof. Peter Mortimer          - UK

 

Psoriasis Symposium

Vaccines in dermatology: Sociocultural implications

Prof. Gurmohan Singh              - IND

Phototherapy for Psoriasis

Prof. C. Srinivas                 - IND

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Parthenium dermatitis in India

Prof. Kaushal Verma       - IND

Biologics in psoriasis

Prof. V. K. Sharma                - IND

Sporotrichosis and Paracoccidiomycosis

Dr.med. Dieter Reinel            - GER

11:30 to 12:00 nn

Periorbital hyperpigmentation in asians: can a proposed

Classlfication improve treatment outcome?

Prof. C. L. Goh              - SING

Psoriasis in Children

Prof. Deepak Parikh             - IND

Herpes zoster in Sri Lanka

Dr. Damayanthi Bandara        - SL

12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

The concept of Clinicocellular stability of vitiligo

Dr. Koushik Lahiri                         - IND

Metabolic syndrome and psoriasis

Prof. Sanjeev Handa          - IND

 

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

LUNCH

Prayer Time for Muslim Delegates from SAARC Countries

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Hall A

Chairpersons: Prof. P. Mortimer & Dr. M. Dissanayake

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. S. Criton & Dr. D. Ariyawansa

Hall C

Chairpersons: Prof. Sanjeev Handa & Dr. P. Weerasinghe

Pigmentary Symposium

Free Papers

Free Papers

Melasma overview: from lab to clinic

Prof. Davinder Parsad     - IND

Self medication among patients with Acne Vulgaris

Dr. DMS Dissanayake

 

Drug reactions in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Dr. Upama Paudel

Evaluation of patients presenting with hand dermatitis to a tertiary care hospital

Dr. PLAN Liyanage

 

Acropigmentation-Rare presentation of occupational dermatosis due to epoxy resin and hardener

Dr. KKMBK Silva

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Drug Induced Pigmentary Changes

Assoc. Prof. P. Kumarasinghe  - AUS

Cutaneous vasculitides- clinico pathlogical correlation

Dr. MGA Dinusha

 

What should general practice trainees learn about childhood atopic eczema?

Dr. Deepani Munidasa

Patch test results for the confirmation of allergic contact dermatitis

Dr. AHR Wijayawardena

 

Cutaneous manifestations in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology treated at general hospital polonnaruwa

Dr. IP Kahawita

3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Lichen Planus Pigmentosus : where do we stand?

Prof. Davinder Parsad     - IND

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in systemic lupus: a difficult diagnosis

Dr. Deepani Munidasa

 

Trichloroacetic acid spot peeling - a better hope for treating xanthelasma palpebrarum in asian skin

Dr. PR Sahu

Long pulse ND:YAG in hair reduction - an experience in South India

Dr. B S Ankad

 

Common Dermatological conditions among indigenous people in Sri Lanka who participated in national indigenous day festival 2012 in Dambana.

Dr. R Dissanayaka

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

TEA

 

Hall A

Chairpersons: Dr. Koushik Lahiri & Dr. P. Rajenthiran

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. Ramesh Bhat & Dr. P. Karunasekara

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Free Papers

Free Papers

Follicullotrophic Mycosis Fungoides without follicular mucinosis

Dr. TGC Prasangika

 

Primary cutaneous CD-30 positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a 80 year old man – a case report from Nepal

Dr. Sudip Parajali

 

Three case reports of skin malignancies on lower limbs from Nuwara Eliya associated with Erythema Ab Igne

DMS. Dissanayake

 

Tuberous sclerosis complex: an intrafamilial presentation

Dr. VS Pandit

Preventive dermatology

Prof. Parveen Kumar

 

Attendance patterns in a Dermatology outpatient clinic in North Central Sri- Lanka; Three years experience

Dr. HS Sudusinghe

 

Atypical Sweet's Syndrome in a patient with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. HS Sudusinghe

 

Effect of Zinc oxide impregnated gauze on chronic wounds - a case series

Dr. Sanjeewani Fonseka

8:00 p.m.

SRI LANKAN NIGHT

 

Saturday, 3rd August 2013

Day 2

Hall A

Chairpersons: Prof. Kaushal Verma & Prof. J. Seneviratne

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. N. Schürer & Prof. D. Parikh

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

What’s new in scleroderma?

Prof. Ramesh Bhat                                    - IND

Occupational Dermatology

Dr. med. Dieter Reinel                                        - GER

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Surgical interventions in Vitiligo

Prof. S. Sacchidanand                          -  IND

Fragrance contact allergy – an update

Prof. C. L. Goh                                                     - SING

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Immunodeficiency in lymphoedema- implications for infection and its treatment

Prof. Peter Mortimer                             - UK

Arsenicosis: a public health hazard in Bangladesh Prof. A.Q.M. Serajul Islam                                                 - BANG

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

TEA

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Hall A

Chairpersons: Dr. Alvin Chong & Dr. K. Satgurunathan

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. S. Sacchidanand & Dr. C. Wickramasuriya

Hall C

Chairpersons: Dr. Suresh Joshipura & Dr. Saman Gunasekara

Sunlight, skin & Cardiovascular health

Dr. Richard Weller     - UK

Symposium on Venereology

(In collaboration with Sri Lanka College of Venereologists)

Ethics in dermatology

Dr. Hiran Gunasekera            - SL

Regional trends in STD

Dr. Iyanthi Abeyewickreme      - SL

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Psycho - and skin physiology

Prof. Nanna Schurer - GER

Current situation of HIV epidemic in Pakistan

Prof. Atif Kazmi                      - PAK

Occupational contact dermatitis

Prof. Sanjeev Handa            - IND

11:30 to 12:00 nn

Basic sciences: the 4th dimension

Dr. Ng See Ket         - SING

Anti retoviral drugs - what is new

Dr. Jayadev Betkarur             - IND

 

The Role of Zinc as essentual trace element in skin health

Prof. Manfred Hagedorn      - GER

12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Is it all in the pigment?

Dr. Deepani Munidasa         - SL

Sri Lankan Situation of Emerging STIs

Dr. Lilani Rajapakse              - SL

EX-CO meeting

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Hall A

Chairpersons: Prof. D. Parsad & Dr. C. Gunasekara

Hall B

Chairpersons: Dr. J. Betkerur & Dr. Binari Silva

Cosmetic Symposium

Free Papers

Cosmeceuticals in dermatology

Prof. C. L. Goh                                        - SING

Clinicomycological study of tinea capitis in a tertiary paediatric dermatology unit in Sri lanka

Dr. PLAN Liyanage

 

Efficacy and safety of cryotherapy versus 40% Salicylic acid in the treatment of viral warts.

Dr. AHR Wijayawardhana

2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Skin fairness & whitening therapies

Prof. Sudha Agrawal                                 - NEP

Actinomycetoma case series: treatment with modified two-step regimen

Dr. Aparna Palit

 

A study of hypopigmented skin lesions presenting to an outpatient skin clinic in a tertiary care hospital for children

Dr. MKD Tissera

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

LASERS: It is all but physics but still understandable!

Prof. C. Sirinivas                                       - IND

Evaluation of epidermal permeability barrier function in vitiliginous skin: a comparison of the epidermal barrier function of depigmented skin and normally pigmented skin (in Fitzpatric skin type iv)

Dr. A Nelumdeniya

 

Autologous stem cell transfer:the use of a novel concept for the supply of melanocyte stem cells in vitiligo

Dr. MKD Tissera

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

TEA

 

Hall A

Chairpersons: Dr. G. Sharpe & Dr. G. Sirimanna

Hall B

Chairpersons: Prof. G. Singh & Prof. M. Hagedorn

Postgraduate Education in Dermatology

Free Papers

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

India

 

Sri Lanka

 

Pakistan

 

Bangladesh

 

Nepal

 

Two cases of systemic sclerosis with severe raynauds and digital ulceration; best response with botulinum toxin

Dr. ATCP Kumara

 

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from Tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylic in a UV electric ink

Dr. Deepani Munidasa

 

Intimate relationship and childhood leprosy

Dr. Swapna Jena

5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

SARAD General body meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

S L C D  Banquet

 

Sunday, 4th August 2013

Day 3

Hall A

Chairpersons: Prof. C. R. Srinivas &  Dr. R. Ragunathan

Hall B

Chairpersons:    Dr. J. Akarawita &  Dr. R. Ranawaka

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Skin problems in organ transplant recipients

Dr. Alvin Chong                                        - AUS

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome – Implication in Dermatology

Prof. Reena Rai                                                   - IND

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Eczema and filaggrin defects

Dr. Richard Weller                                 - UK

Skin changes in systemic diseases - a South Indian scenario

Prof. Najeeba Riyaz                                                - IND

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Impact of topical steroids and calcineurin inhibitors on the skin barrier

Dr. Mike Jensen                                        - GER

 

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

TEA

 

Hall A

Chairpersons:   Dr. T. T. Kasturiratne &  Prof. V. K. Sharma

Hall B

Chairpersons: Dr. D. N. Atukorala &  Dr. E. S. N. Samaraweera

Leprosy Symposium

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Non melanoma skin cancers

Dr. Graham Sharpe                                -  UK

Treatment completion and adverse effect profile of Multy Drug Therapy for leporsy in Sri Lanka

Dr. Indira Kahawita                                               - SL

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Granulomatous disorders

Prof. Chandu De Silva                           - SL

Pathology of leprosy neuropathy

Dr. Vanaja Shetty                                                               - IND

11:30 to 12:00 nn

Hair disorders: a practical approach

Dr. Alvin Chong                                       - AUS

Leprosy neuropathy

Prof. Diana Lockwood                                        - UK

12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Patterned hair loss in women

Dr. Deepani Rathnayake                       - SL

Rehabilitation in leprosy

Mr. Kamaraj A. Devapitchai                                 - IND

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH



Invited Speakers


UNITED KINGDOM
Prof. Peter Mortimer
Prof. Diana Lockwood
Dr. Graham Sharpe
Prof. Richard Weller
GERMANY
Dr. Mike Jensen
Prof. Nana Schürer
Prof. Dieter Reinel
Prof. Manfred Hagedorn
AUSTRALIA
Dr. Alvin Chong
Assoc. Prof. Prasad Kumarasinghe
SINGAPORE
Prof. C. L. Goh
Dr. Ng See Ket
INDIA
Prof. S. Sacchidanand
Dr. C. R. Srinivas
Prof. Davinder Parsad
Dr. Hemangi Jerajani
Dr. Vanaja Shetty
Dr. Sanjeev Handa
Prof. S. Criton
Dr. V. K. Sharma
Dr. Deepak Parikh
Dr. Jayadev Betkerur
Dr. Koushik Lahiri
Dr. Jayakar Thomas
Dr. Gurmohan Singhe
Dr. Ramesh Bhat
Dr. Reena Rai
Prof. Kaushal Verma
Prof. Najeeba Riyaz
Dr. Tanumay Raychaudhury
Mr. Kamaraj
PAKISTAN
Prof. Atif Kazmi
Dr. Nadia Azfar
NEPAL
Dr. Sudha Agrawal
BANGLADESH
Prof. A. Q. M. Serajul Islam
Prof. Aga Masood Chowdry
SRI LANKA
Prof. Chandu de Silva
Prof. Jayamini Seneviratne
Dr. Ganga Sirimanna
Dr. Chalukya Gunasekera
Dr. Manel Dissanayake
Dr. Damayanthi Bandara
Dr. Indira Kahawita
Dr. Ranthilaka Ranawaka
Dr. Hiran Gunasekera
Dr. Deepani Munidasa
Dr. Deepani Rathnayake
Dr. Iyanthi Abeywickrema
Dr. S. D. Athukorala
Dr. Preethi Perera
Dr. Lilani Rajapakse

Registration


IMPORTANT DATES

Early Bird registration 15th January - 30th April 2013
Late Registration 1st May - 15th June 2013
On site Registration 16th June - 1st August 2013
Abstract Submission 15th January - 30th April 2013
Online Registration Starting from 15th January 2013

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration Early Bird Late Onsite
Overseas Delegates :
SARAD Member US$ 200 US$ 230 US$ 250
Non SARAD Member US$ 300 US$ 350 US$ 400
Accompanying Person (Category A) US$ 100 US$ 100 US$ 100
Accompanying Person (Category B) US$ 200 US$ 200 US$ 200
Corporate Delegate(Pharmaceuticals) US$ 180 US$ 180 US$ 180
(SARAD Member includes – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Maldives)
Local Delegates :
Member Consultant LKR 6,000 LKR 8,000 LKR 10,000
Trainee LKR 4,000 LKR 5,000 LKR 6,000
Non Member LKR 6,000 LKR 8,000 LKR 10,000
Day Registration (Local) Rs. 2,000

HOW TO REGISTER BY BANK TRANSFER

  1. For payment by bank transfer, download and complete the Registration Form and email payment@sarcd2013.lk together with proof of bank transfer to the Congress Secretariat.
  2. A confirmation notice will be sent to the email address indicated on your registration form.
  3. Official Receipt will be issued after receipt of payment.
  4. Delegate has to bear all bank charges, when sending registration fee through bank transfer.

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD PAYMENT VIA 2CHECKOUT

  1. Credit cards accepted for payment are Visa and MasterCard.
  2. You will receive confirmation of successful payment by email through 2checkout.
  3. You will receive confirmation of successful registration by email. Please bring this when you attend the congress.
  4. Official Receipt will be issued after receipt of payment.

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE BY MAIL ORDER FORM

  1. Credit cards accepted for payment are Visa and MasterCard.
  2. Download and complete the Mail Order Form. Scan completed Mail Order Form and both sides of the Visa/MasterCard and email both to payment@sarcd2013.lk
  3. You will receive confirmation of successful registration by email. Please bring this when you attend the congress.
  4. Official Receipt will be issued after receipt of payment.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Only credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) and bank transfers will be accepted. On-site payments can also be made in cash (only in Sri Lankan Currency).


By Credit Card,

Payment is accepted by Visa or MasterCard credit cards only.

Whenever sending the written Registration Form by email, card holder name and number, expiry date, security number and signature must be indicated on the mail transfer form.


After You Have Registered,

Please bring the confirmation slip sent via email to the Registration Counter at Congress venue, where you will receive your delegate badge and congress kit.


PRIVACY POLICY

  1. This policy covers how we use your personal information. We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information.
  2. Any personal information received will only be used to fill your registration for the 8th SARCD 2013. We will not misuse or redistribute your information to anyone.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Cancellation of registration must be notified in writing/email to the Congress Secretariat.
  2. Cancellation received on or before 1st May 2013 will receive a full refund less 15% for administrative fee.
  3. No refund will be made for any cancellation received after 1st May 2013.
  4. All applicable refunds will be made within two months after the Congress is completed.
  5. The cancellation policy is non-negotiable.


Call for Abstracts


The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit their abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the program.

Online submission of abstracts opens:15th January 2013
Abstract submission deadline:30th April 2013
Abstract evaluation deadline:30th May 2013
E-Poster service online:from 30th April 2013
until 30th May 2013
Invited speakers abstract submission deadline:30th May 2013

Important:     Please note that only ELECTRONIC submission will be accepted.
Faxed or mailed abstracts will not be reviewed.

PREPARATION OF YOUR ABSTRACT

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English, Font: Calibri, 10pt, Font color: Custom color (RGB (17,17,17)).
  • Previous presentations/publication of the work does not disqualify a paper, but this must be clearly stated when submitting the paper.
  • The presenting author should be underlined. Names of the authors should appear as "R. R. Ranawaka" i.e. the surname/ last name with initials.
  • The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Abréviations must not be used in the title. The title should appear in UPPER CASE. e.g.

    R.R. Ranawaka, H.S. Weerakoon. CHILDHOOD LEPROSY: THREE YEARS EXPERIENCE.

  • The size of the abstract is limited to 250 words. The submission program will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit in the size requirements.
  • For original work, structure your abstract using the following subheadings:
    • Introduction & Objectives: A sentence describing the purpose of the study
    • Materials & Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects precisely
    • Results: Describe your results in a logical sequence
    • Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them

    (Please note that the above structure does not apply in case reports)

  • Check spelling and grammar carefully. Direct reproduction from your electronically submitted abstract text means that any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced in the abstract book as submitted.
  • Use generic names. Commercial drug names may not be used. Drugs should be referred to by the active substance or pharmacological designation.
  • No mention of pharmaceutical company names should be included in the abstract.
  • The evaluation of the abstract (acceptance as poster or as oral communication, or rejection) will be made according to a number of criteria, including:
    • Is the content interesting, informative, novel or important?
    • Are the methods valid, the results relevant and the conclusions justified by the data?
    • Are the data presented with clarity and with appropriate structure?
  • The authors have to specify if they wish the submission to presented as:
    • Poster presentation
    • Oral presentation
    • Poster or Oral presentation

    But the scientific committee reserves the right to make the final decision concerning the form of presentation.

  • Submission Topics

    Applicants should think carefully about which submission topic best suits their abstract since only one may be chosen. During the review process, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to reassign any submission to another topic if they determine it is more applicable to the content of the abstract.

  • Successful submissions will be acknowledged by E-mail to the corresponding author. All further correspondence will also be by way of E-mails. Therefore please ensure that you provide a valid E-mail ID.
  • If you have not received a notification of acceptance on or before 15th April 2013 you may contact scientific committee on info@sarcd2013.lk

COPYRIGHT AND PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS

Submission of an abstract implies that it has been approved by all listed authors.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final decision concerning the form of presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be published on the official abstract CD ROM, which will be distributed at the Congress in the delegate bags. Submission of an abstract constitutes your consent to publication (e.g. Congress website, programmes)

Abstracts will be published as submitted. Errors will not be amended by the organizers.


SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

  1. Acne and Related Disorders, Hidradenitis suppurativa
  2. Adverse Drug Reactions, TEN
  3. Angiology, Haemangiomas, Vascular Malformations, Vasculitis
  4. Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
  5. Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
  6. Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disorders
  7. Biologics, Immunotherapy, Molecularly Targeted Therapy
  8. Contact and Occupational Dermatitis
  9. Corrective, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology
  10. Cutaneous Oncology
  11. Dermatological Surgery
  12. Dermatology and Internal Medicine, incl. Skin Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
  13. Dermatopathology
  14. Dermoscopy
  15. Dermatovenereology, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/ AIDS
  16. Diagnostic Procedures
  17. Economics in Dermatology, Ethics in Dermatology
  18. Epidemiology
  19. Genetics
  20. Hair Disorders/Diseases
  21. Infections — Bacterial, Parasitic, Fungal, Viral
  22. Inherited Skin Diseases
  23. Inflammatory Skin Diseases
  24. Lasers
  25. Media, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  26. Nail Disorders/ Diseases
  27. Oral Mucosa and other Skin-Adjacent Mucous Membranes
  28. Paediatric Dermatology
  29. Pharmacology and Skin-Related Toxicology, Phlebology
  30. Photobiology, Phototherapy & Photosensitivity Diseases
  31. Pigmentary Diseases
  32. Pregnancy-Related Dermatoses
  33. Pruritus, urticaria, angioedema
  34. Psychodermatology
  35. Quality of Life
  36. Therapy- Systemic Treatments, Topical Therapy
  37. Wounds, Chronic Wounds, Wound Healing, Ulcers
  38. Miscellaneous

Accommodation


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

(Rates are subjected to change if taxes or rates are revised by the Government of Sri Lanka) For all hotel accommodation requests please contact the professional Event Organizer "Asia Tours and Events" on the following contact details.


Group Registrations

For group registrations consist of 11 members will get 1 room free (every 12th room free) on the basis booked for the entire period reserved in Colombo Hotels.

(Not applicable for budget accommodation)


Asia Tours and Events
Tel+94 772726127
+94 785277248
+94 112602379
Fax+94 112602379
Emailasiatours@postmaster.co.uk

COLOMBO HOTELS


Cinnamon Grand Hotel

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single- USD 172.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 183.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance  

1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

 

Taj Samudra Hotel

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single-USD 172.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 183.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance  

1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

 

Hotel Ramada

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single -USD 135.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 143.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance  

1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

 

Galle Face Hotel

Room Type Standard
Rate   Single-USD 133.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 141.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Distance  

1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

 

Hotel Sovereign

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single-USD 86.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 95.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance   1.5 hr from Airport to the hotel
10 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

Galadari Hotel

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single-USD 160.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 170.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance   1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

Hotel Renuka

Room Type Standard - Renuka Wing – (Prevailing Rates)
Rate  

Single-USD 105.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 115.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance   1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

The Kingsbury

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single- USD 172.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 181.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance   1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

Pearl Grand Hotel

Room Type Standard
Rate  

Single- USD 105.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 120.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Distance   1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

Option 1 : Global Towers
Room TypeStandard
Rate

Single-USD 105.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Double-USD 204.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

3 Room Apartment ( Apartment only)
-USD 250.00 nett per Apartment ( 6 Pax )

Duration1.15 hr from Airport to the hotel

40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

AddressNo. 11, Station Avenue, Colombo.06.
Contact DetailsMr. Nalin

+94 773402171 / nalin@globallanka.com

Option 2 : Hotel Janaki
Room TypeStandard
Rate

Single-USD 96.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double- USD 108.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Duration

1.15 hr from Airport to the hotel
30 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

AddressNo.43, Fife Road, Colombo 05.
Contact Details

Ms. Swarna
+94 112502169 / wim@sol.lk

Option 3 : Indra Regent Hotel
Room TypeStandard
Rate

Single -USD 80.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 90.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Duration

1.15 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference

AddressNo. 383,R. A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.
Contact Details

Mr.Thanuka
+94 112577405 / info@indraregent.net

Option 4 : The Saffron Hotel
Room TypeStandard
Rate

ingle -USD 50.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 60.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Duration

1.15 hr from Airport to the hotel

10 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

AddressNo.32/5,Galpotta Road, Koswatte, Nawala
Contact Details

Ms. Dilrukshi
+94 770747412 / thar@hotelthesaffron.com

Option 5 : Colombo City Hotels
Room TypeStandard
Rate

Single -USD 72.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 83.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Duration

1 hr from Airport to the hotel
40 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

AddressNo.7,Canalrow,Fort, Colombo 01.
Contact Details

Mr. Gamini Mathews
+94 115341962 / cmb_cityhotels@sltnet.lk
Option 6

Option 6 : Pearl City Hotel
Room TypeStandard
Rate

Single -USD 63.00 nett per room per night on BB basis
Double-USD 75.00 nett per room per night on BB basis

Duration

1hr from Airport to the hotel
30 minutes drive from the hotel to the conference venue

Address17,Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 04.
Contact Details

Mr. Rangodage
+94 114523800 / pearlcityhotel@sltnet.lk

*For all budget accommodation requests, please contact the relevant guest house


Sponsoring & Exhibition


SriLankan Official Airline Partner

All delegate participants and accompanying persons are offered special attractive fare discounts of 15% on economy class airfare and 10% on business class on the prevailing market fare at time of ticketing. Purchases of tickets for registered delegates traveling to Sri Lanka are from online stations which currently are as follows:


Indian Sub-Continent: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Maldives, Mumbai, Pakistan, Trichy, Trivandrum.
Far East: Bangkok, Beijing, Canton, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo.
Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh
Europe/ Eurasia: Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome.

Full contact details of all online station offices available on Srilankan Airlines [UL] website.

(www.srilankan.com/en_uk/coporate/contact.)

CONDITIONS

  • To avail of discounts ticketing have to be done directly at UL offices or online (www.srilankan.com)
  • Proof of event registration is required in the form of a letter confirming participation by the organizers for supply on demand when using services.
  • All related taxes must be paid for separately and are not discountable.
  • Travel dates valid 7 days prior and post Conference event dates.


Mobitel Official Telecommunication Partner

The official telecommunication partner Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., will provide the following facilities for the conference delegates at the venue;

  • Wi-Fi facilities at the conference venue
  • Internet corners at the conference venue
  • Free SIM cards for the foreign delegates

Social Events


Inauguration1st August 2013 - 6.00pm onwards
Sri Lankan Night2nd August 2013 - 7.30pm onwards
Banquet3rd August 2013 - 7.30pm onwards
We wish to apologize to our Muslim colleagues for the inconvenience caused by 8th SARCD 2013 coinciding with Ramadan. Despite our best effort, we were unable to reschedule due to unavoidable circumstances including government directories regarding scheduling. So we are offering the following special package for delegates, which we will hope will make it easier to go ahead.

These include;
1. Two hour break on Friday, 2nd August 2013 from 12:30 noon to 2:30 p.m. for the Friday Prayer.
2. Transportation from conference venue to mosque will be provided.
3. Two separate rooms would be made available for ladies and gents for prayers at the venue.
4. An early breakfast would be negotiated with all hotels where the delegates are accommodated. ****
5. A packed takeaway snack would be made available to them during the tea break.

Tours



Proceed to Kandy the last royal citadel situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka with an exotic oriental atmosphere, picturesquely located bordering a lake & river. Kandy is a cultural sanctuary where age old customs, arts & crafts thrive and flourish.


En route to Kandy visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage known to have the largest herd of Elephants in captivity in the world. The Orphanage is home to about 60 Elephants, out of which many are baby elephants being found abandoned or orphaned in the jungle.


In Kandy visit the Dalada Maligawa - the temple which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha.

Lunch will be arranged in a star class hotel in Kandy.


(KANDY & SIGIRIYA)


Day 01

Proceed to Kandy the last royal citadel situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka with an exotic oriental atmosphere, picturesquely located bordering a lake & river. Kandy is a cultural sanctuary where age-old customs, arts & crafts thrive & flourish. The city's centre of attraction is the `Dalada Maligawa' - the temple which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Kandy is also renowned for its exquisite silver & gems, Kandyan jewellery & handicrafts of wood, brass & silver. The Royal Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, just outside Kandy is another significant attraction that is famed for its rare collection of Orchids and herb garden.

En route visit the 24-acre Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage- known to have the largest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is home to about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. Participants of the tour will be provided with the opportunity of petting these lovable "babies" whilst watching them being bottle-fed and accompany the elephants to a river close-by and watch them having their daily bath. On completion of the visit, continue to Kandy for lunch in a star class hotel.

In the afternoon proceed on a city tour of Kandy with visits to Peradeniya Botenical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Bazaar, a Gem Lapidary and Arts & Crafts centre. In the late evening, witness a Traditional Cultural Show.

Dinner and overnight stay in a deluxe hotel in Kandy.


Day 02

A full day tour to explore the famous Rock Fortress of Sigiriya also renowned as the 8th wonder of the world. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by king Kasyapa of Sri Lanka in the 05th century AD. The rock has an impregnable retreat of steps and stairways with a palace at the very top, now in ruins. In a sheltered pocket on one side of the rock are the famous Sigiriya frescoes. In a gallery, which contained five hundred frescoes only a few remain today. Lunch in a star class hotel in Sigiriya. On completion of tour, return to Colombo.


(Kandy, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Dambulla)


Day 01

An early morning departure to Kandy, the Hill capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings that has retained an aura of grandeur which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth" and the Royal Botanical Gardens home to one of the best collections of Orchids. Kandy and its satellite villages are the center of the islands handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.

En route to Kandy, visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage renowned to have the greatest herd of elephants in the world. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the home to about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared for fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The participants of the tour will be provided with the opportunity of petting these lovable "babies" whilst watching them being bottle-fed. and accompanying the elephants to a river close-by and watch them having their daily bath. On completion of the visit, continue to Kandy for lunch in a star class hotel.

In the afternoon proceed on a city tour of Kandy with visits to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Bazaar, a Gem Lapidary and Arts & Crafts centre. In the late evening, witness a Traditional Cultural Show.
Dinner & Overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel in Kandy.


Day 02

After breakfast proceed on a guided tour to explore the eighth wonder of the World - The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya that was built by a fugitive king of Sri Lanka in the 05th century AD. This has an impregnable retreat of steps and stairways with a palace at the very top, now in ruins. In a sheltered pocket on one side of the rock are the famous Sigiriya frescoes. In a gallery, which had once contained five hundred frescoes only a few remain today. On completion of the visit, proceed to Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa - The city that rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Its period of greatness was from the 10th - 12th centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man made reservoirs, veritable inland seas, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo Harbour. The monuments of this city mainly date from the reigns of Parakrama Bahu and the great King Nissanka Malla. Do not miss the Gal Vihare complex, with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha. Lunch will be served at a deluxe hotel in Polonnaruwa. Dinner & overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel in Habarana.


Day 01

In the morning, leave for Habarana en route visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, renowned to have the greatest herd of elephants in the world. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the home to about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared for, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. Participants of the tour will be provided with the opportunity of petting these lovable "babies" whilst watching them being bottle-fed and accompanying the elephants to a river close-by and watch them having their daily bath.

On completion proceed to Dambulla for lunch in a star class hotel. In the afternoon visit the Dambulla Rock temple a World Heritage site and, the most impressive Sri Lanka's cave temple containing over 150 images of the Buddha. Then, proceed on a city tour to Sri Lanka's medieval capital Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa - the city that rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Its period of greatness was from the 10th - 12th centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man made reservoirs, veritable inland seas, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo Harbour. The monuments of this city mainly date from the reigns of Parakrama Bahu and the great King Nissanka Malla. Do not miss the Gal Vihare complex, with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha.

On completion return to Habarana for dinner and overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel.


Day 02

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya and climb the Rock Fortress, renowned as the 8"1 wonder of the world. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by a fugitive king of Sri Lanka in the 5th century AD. The rock has an impregnable retreat of steps and stairways with a palace at the very top, now in ruins. In a sheltered pocket on one side of the rock are the famous Sigiriya frescoes. In a gallery, which contained five hundred frescoes only a few remain today.

On completion, proceed to Kandy en route visiting a Spice Garden and a Batik Painter. In the afternoon proceed on a city tour of Kandy visiting The Temple of the Tooth Relic, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Gem Museum and a Lapidary.

Dinner and overnight stay in a star class hotel in Kandy.


Day 03

After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya- the heart of Sri Lankan hill country and the home of the famous Ceylon Tea. The rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British character make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary. Lunch in a star class hotel in Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a famous Tea Estate and Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya.

Dinner and overnight stay in a star class hotel in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 04

After breakfast, proceed to colombo via Kithulagala.

Lunch at a local resturant in Kithulgala and return to Colombo.

Rates for all the tours will depend on the no. of persons.


*For tours please contact ASIA TOURS AND EVENTS on asiatours@postmaster.co.uk

General Information


Sri Lanka officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest across the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait, and the Maldives to the southwest.


PEOPLE

Sri Lanka's total population is approximately 21.5 million. Nearly three-quarters, 73.8%, are ethnic Sinhalese. Sri Lankan Tamils, whose ancestors came to the island from southern India centuries ago, make up about 12% of the population, while more recent Indian Tamil immigrants, brought in as agricultural labor by the British colonial government, represent 5%.


Another 7% of Sri Lankans are the Malays and Moors, descendants of Arab and Southeast Asian traders who plied the Indian Ocean monsoon winds for more than a thousand years. There are also tiny numbers of Dutch and British settlers, and aboriginal Veddahs, whose ancestors arrived at least 18,000 years ago.


LANGUAGES

The official language of Sri Lanka is Sinhala. Both Sinhala and Tamil are considered national languages; only about 18% of the population speaks Tamil as the mother tongue, however. Other minority languages are spoken by about 8% of Sri Lankans. In addition, English is a common language of trade, and approximately 10% of the population are conversant in English as a foreign language.


RELIGION

Sri Lanka has a complex religious landscape. Almost 70% of the population are Theravada Buddhists (mainly the ethnic Sinhalese), while most Tamils are Hindus, representing 15% of Sri Lankans. Another 7.6% are Muslims, particularly the Malay and Moor communities, belonging primarily to the Shafi'i school within Sunni Islam. Finally, about 6.2% of Sri Lankans are Christians; of those, 88% are Catholic and 12% are Protestant.


GEOGRAPHY

Sri Lanka is a teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean, southeast of India. It has an area of 65,610 square kilometers (25,332 square miles), and is mostly flat or rolling plains. However, the highest point in Sri Lanka is Pidurutalagala, at an impressive 2,524 meters (8,281 feet) in altitude. The lowest point is sea level.


Sri Lanka sits at the middle of a tectonic plate, so it does not experience volcanic activity or earthquakes. However, it was heavily impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which killed more than 31,000 people in this mostly low-lying island nation.


CLIMATE

Sri Lanka has a maritime tropical climate, meaning that it is warm and humid throughout the year. Average temperature ranges from 16 °C (60.8 °F) in the central highlands to 32°C (89.6 ° F) along the northeast coast. High temperatures in Trincomalee, in the northeast, can top 38 °C (100 °F). The entire island generally has humidity levels between 60 and 90% year-round, with the higher levels during the two long monsoonal rainy seasons (May to October and December to March).


ECONOMY

With the recent end of the Tamil Tiger insurgency, the island nation of Sri Lanka seems poised to take its place as a new economic powerhouse in South Asia. After all, Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) has been a key trading hub of the Indian Ocean world for more than a thousand years.


Sri Lanka's economy today is mainly based on the service and industrial sector; however agriculture plays an important role as well. The major industries in Sri Lanka include rubber processing, telecommunications, textiles, cement, petroleum refining and the processing of agricultural products. Tourism and the related services industries are also growing in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka has one of the strongest economies in South Asia, with a GDP of 59 USD billion (2011 estimate), a per capita GDP of 2830 USD, and an 8% annual growth rate. It receives substantial remittances from Sri Lankan overseas workers, mostly in the Middle East; in 2010, Sri Lankans abroad sent home $4.11 billion US.


CURRENCY

The island's currency is called the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). As of January 2013, the exchange rate was 1 USD = 126.00 LKR.

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES


Official Language

English will be the official language of the Congress.


Oral Presentations

Computer projection facilities (for PowerPoint presentations) will be available in the meeting rooms. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and instructions prior to the Congress in order to ensure the smooth running of sessions.


The authors will have 10 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussion.


Registration Note: At least one author must register for the Congress at the time of abstract submission. The abstract will otherwise be withdrawn from the programme.


e-Posters

Abstracts selected for posters will be presented as e-Posters during the Congress and will be available for viewing in the e-Poster area. Approximately 10 computers will be provided and exclusively reserved for e-Poster presentations. Posters can be viewed sequentially by number, submission topic or searched individually by title or author.


All e-Posters must be submitted electronically through the www.sarcd2013.lk website. Authors will receive an e-mail with all technical information and details prior to the event.


Instructions for e-Poster Presenters

  • Your e-Poster should not contain more than 8 slides (landscape format).
  • Please do not loop your slideshow.
  • Only material in the form of MS-PowerPoint (*.ppt and *.pptx) with a screen ration of 4:3 and a minimum resolution of 1024x768 can be accepted.
  • Hyperlinks and animated images are not permitted and will be non-functioning.

Registration Note: At least one author must register for the Congress at the time of abstract submission. The abstract will otherwise be withdrawn from the programme.


Media Check/Speaker Preview Area

All session rooms are equipped with computer projection facilities. Speakers are asked to hand in their presentations to the media check area at least 2 hours before the commencement of the session. Speakers with a presentation during the first time slot in the morning are asked to hand in their presentations the day before.


RULES FOR PRESENTERS

Patient Privacy /Clinical Photographs / Conflict of Interest

PHOTOGRAPHS should at all times protect the privacy and identity of the subject.

Eyes should be blacked out.

The source of the photographs must also be declared if not the property of the presenter.

This is to prevent the use of photographic material without permission.


Conflict of Interest

If any should be mentioned during the presentation

It should include:

  1. Paid work by commercial organisations either directly or indirectly through an intermediary.
  2. Receipt / ownership of shares in commercial companies.
  3. Reimbursement of travelling, accommodation and hospitality expenses from commercial organisations.

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