The Annual sessions are a key annual activity of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon which is conducted during the month of June and enables members to present their research papers at technical sessions. The Annual Sessions commence with a formal Ceremonial Inauguration during which the outgoing President delivers his/her Presidential Address, and the Annual Awards of the Institute are presented. The Annual General Meeting of the Institute at which the Council for the next year is elected is also held after the Ceremonial Inauguration. Presentations of awardees and Memorial Lectures are also delivered during the Annual Sessions. Each Annual Session is conducted based on a Theme brought forth by the President. A Themed Seminar based on a particular area of interest is usually conducted to emphasize the areas covered. The tentative program of the Fifty-first Institute of Chemistry Ceylon Annual Sessions, 2022 is available under the downloads section.
With the intention of popularizing Chemistry and chemical sciences among the young generation, the IChemC is organizing the 51st Annual Sessions in 2022. The ceremonial inauguration of the annual sessions is scheduled to be held in June 2022. The exact date and the venue will be announced in due course.
The annual general meeting is the event during which prospective candidates for the new Council year 2022/2023 are appointed. The new members will be elected based on a voting system. It is scheduled to be held on the same day after the inauguration ceremony.
To add colour to this significant event, a themed seminar is introduced. A keynote speaker and several local and international eminent scientists will be delivering lectures on the topic: “Shaping Minds to Breakthrough Frontiers in Chemical Research”.
Undergraduate students who are conducting research under the GIC programme and Members of the IChemC are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for the Annual Sessions. Abstracts on on-going research can also be submitted.
Only members (other than student members) of the IChemC are permitted to be Corresponding Authors. An accepted abstract could be presented at the Annual Sessions by any of the authors. A Collaborator/Co-author who is not a member of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon should apply for Session membership. It is not a requirement for co-authors living overseas to obtain membership at the IChemC. All authors, other than Session members, should not be in any arrears of membership fee, including the current year’s subscription prior to the Annual Sessions. All abstracts and extended abstracts must be submitted through the IChemC online abstract submission portal on or before March 31, 2022. Technical sessions will be held on June 24th, 2022.
Information and instructions on abstract submission are provided below. Please note that abstracts/extended abstracts that are not prepared/submitted according to the guidelines provided, or are submitted after the deadline, will not be considered for review.
WCC, is a collection of great women Chemists in Sri Lanka under the unique and strong umbrella of Chemistry in the country, named College of Chemical Sciences (CCS) & The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC). It includes a group of Veteran Chemists produced by various Universities in Sri Lanka and abroad, who are qualified and experienced in the Chemistry World. The women professionals working in WCC have greatly contributed to the field of chemistry as academics and researchers. One of the objectives of WCC is to prioritize the active participation by women chemists in the field of harmless Chemistry.
The “CCS Alumni Postgraduate Symposia” will be held in parallel to the Annual Sessions of the Institute. The session is open to all Alumni who are currently reading for their postgraduate degrees either in Sri Lanka or abroad. Abstracts and extended abstracts should be prepared according to the specified format and will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The session will take place both physically and via an online platform, extending our reach to the Alumni of CCS. The number of presentations allowed within the technical session will be limited. It is important to note that, a graduate of CCS is a mandatory associate member of the Institute and will not be required to obtain a session membership.
The members of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon are invited to submit abstracts and extended abstracts to be considered for presentation at the Annual Sessions to be held in June 2022. Abstracts on ongoing research can also be submitted.
The introduction should explain the necessary background, importance, and prior work related to the study.
Methods and Materials
This section should explain all the methods and chemicals that have been performed/used for the study. If instrumentation is used, all the conditions that have been used during the analyses should be specified.
Results and Discussion
This section should explain the results obtained and provide a detailed discussion giving due reference to the relevant literature. Figures and tables may be used to elaborate the data. They should be referred to as Fig. 1 and Table 1, respectively.
The conclusion should explain the implication of the finding/s. It is important to indicate the limitation/s and future directions that the data is directed at.
Include only the essential references that have been used for the study. The references should be cited in the text as superscript numbers. All the references should be in the ACS style (see below).
Acknowledgement should be limited to agencies/institutions which provided funding or sponsorship, and should be in the form of “Acknowledgement: Financial assistance by [the funding agency and the research grant number]”. Names of individuals should not be included under acknowledgement.
Upon submitting the documents, an automated acknowledgement will be received by the principal author via email. If the submitted documents are not acknowledged, please inquire from the Institute. Abstracts will be refereed prior to acceptance. The referees may suggest revisions, changes, corrections, etc., or call for a full paper. These correspondences will be communicated directly with the principal author.
Acceptance of the abstracts for presentation will be notified to the principal author by the 30th of April 2022. The final version of the abstract must be submitted by the principal author as an electronic copy (.docx or .doc) via IChemC online submission portal, within the specified period of time. All accepted abstracts will be published in the May issue of ‘Chemistry in Sri Lanka’, which will be available free to all active members of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, and to the session members.