Deshamanya Vidya Jyothi Dr J B Peiris Oration



Applications are invited for the JB Peiris Oration to be held on 17th November 2017 during the inauguration ceremony of the 11th Annual Congress of the ASN.


1.       Closing date for submissions will be 15th September 2017.

2.       Applications should be submitted with 4 copies of the oration script, a covering letter and curriculum vitae. Applications from overseas applicants can be submitted as a Microsoft® Word document via email to Please indicate ‘JB Peiris oration 2017’ in the subject field.

3.       The subject of the proposed oration should be directly related to the field of neurology.

4.       The oration should be based on original research. Submissions based on several research studies with peer-reviewed publications will be given preference.

5.       The manuscript should not exceed 4000 words (excluding tables and references).

6.       The manuscript should be typed using Times New Roman size 12, line spacing double. Vancouver system of referencing should be used.

7.       It is suggested that the manuscript is divided into the following areas:

a.       Introduction

b.      Research work - Methodology, Results and Interpretation

c.       Conclusions

d.      Tables

e.      References

f.        Acknowledgements

8.       The manuscript should be accompanied by a separate document which includes:

a.       A statement by the applicant on his/her contribution to the work cited when several authors have contributed to the research work and publications

b.      A statement by the applicant that co-authors in the studies cited have no objection to the submission

c.       Details of ethics review approval where relevant

d.      A brief outline of the applicant’s contribution in the field of study