The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) is held annually at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna. The Symposium provides opportunities for undergraduates to communicate their research findings and develop their research presentation skills, and enables the Faculty to showcase undergraduate research at the University of Jaffna.

The URS 2023 is scheduled to be held on 27th June 2023 in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

Call for Abstracts

Undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, are invited to submit abstracts for the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2023 (URS2023) to be held on 27th June 2023.

Students of the 41st Batch must submit their Community and Family Medicine research abstracts.


Submission guidelines

  •  The abstract should be submitted by email to before 11.59 pm on 31st of May 2023.
  • The abstract should not have been published elsewhere.
  • A scanned copy/image of the duly completed declaration form should be submitted by email as a separate document with the abstract. All authors must sign the declaration form (Download).
  • Correspondence regarding submitted abstracts will be communicated only to the author listed as the corresponding author in the declaration form (the abstract should be submitted by the corresponding author via the email account mentioned in the declaration form).
  • All queries related to submissions must be directed to

Format of abstract

  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words (excluding title, authors, affiliations, and keywords).
  • The title should be concise and specific (<25 words)
  • The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
    Background and objective(s)
    Conclusions and recommendations
  • Keywords (maximum five) should be listed at the end of the abstract.
  • No references, tables, or figures in the abstract.
  • Submit as a Microsoft Word document (Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1.5 spacing, 1-inch

Review process

  • The abstracts will be screened by the abstract review committee for compliance with guidelines.
  • Each abstract will be forwarded to two reviewers for evaluation.
  • Comments received from the reviewers will be forwarded to the corresponding authors;authors are expected to respond to the reviewers’ comments by the specified deadline.
  • The committee will check the revised abstracts and make the final decision on acceptance.

Publication and presentation

  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of URS2023.
  • Presentations will be held in-person; there will be no virtual presentation option.
  • The abstract should be presented by a current student of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • If a submitted abstract is not presented, the names of all authors will be notified to the Faculty Board/Medicine for further action.