134th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2021

"Professional excellence towards holistic health care"

Programme

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Day 2 – Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

7.30 – 8.30 am

Registration

Hall A

Parallel Session

CLINICAL

Session 2:

8.30 – 10.00 am

Symposium 1

Communicable diseases

  1. The changing landscape of CNS infections – Prof. Udaya Ranawaka
  2. Leptospirosis – Dr. Wimalasiri Uluwattage
  3. Rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka; an overview – Dr. Kheminda Thilakarathne

Session 3:

10.00 – 10.45 am

Keynote

Investing in Human Capital; In the pandemic and post pandemic scenarios

Dr. Trina Hague

10.45 – 11.15 am

TEA

Session 4:

11.15 am – 12.45pm

Symposium 3

Practical approach in Geriatric care

  1. Nutrition and sarcopenia – Prof. Matteo Cesari
  2. Practical approach to management of Diabetes in elderly – Dr Uditha Bulugahapitiya
  3. Detection of frailty in primary care – Dr. Duncan Ronald Forsyth

Session 5:

12.45 – 1.45 pm

Free Paper Session 1

1.45 – 2.45 pm

Lunch

Session 6:

2.45 – 3.15 pm

Plenary 1: Diabetes

Novel concepts in the management of diabetes

Dr. Noel Somasundaram

Session 7:

3.15 – 3.45 pm

Plenary 2: Obstetrics

Respectful maternity care during childbirth

Dr. Probhodana Ranaweera

Session 8:

3.45 – 4.30 pm

Dr. S. C. Paul Oration

Acute Coronary Care in Sri Lanka: Revelations from the First Ever National Clinical Audit

Professor Priyadarshani Galappatthy

4.30 – 5.00 pm

TEA

Hall B

Parallel Session

PUBLIC HEALTH

Session 2:

8.30 – 10.00 am

Symposium 2

“No one is safe until every one is safe”

Health sector preparedness and response to disasters

  1. Enhancing disaster and emergency preparedness and response within Sri Lankan Health system: A success story – Dr. Hemantha Herath
  2. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Health Sector in Sri Lanka – Dr. Priyanga Ranasinghe
  3. Hospital Preparedness in Emergencies: HOPE and Beyond – Joint session Dr. Novil Wijesekera & Frederick John Abo

10.45 – 11.15 am

TEA

Session 4:

11.15 am – 12.45pm

Symposium 4

Microplastics: Are we under threat

  1. The problem of microplastics: are we under threat? – Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe
  2. Current status of microplastic pollution in Sri Lanka: findings of concern on human health – Mr W R W M A P Weerakoon
  3. Legal provisions on micro plastics and single- use plastic waste control in Sri Lanka – Mr. N. S. Gamage

Session 5:

12.45 – 1.45 pm

Free Paper Session 2

Hall C

Session 5:

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Free Paper Session 3