134th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2021

"Professional excellence towards holistic health care"

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Day 3 – Thursday, 23rd September 2021

8.00 – 8.30 am

Registration

Session 9:

8.30 – 9.00 am

Plenary 3: Digital health care

Digital health care in Sri Lanka

Mr Suneth Haputhanthri

Hall A

Parallel Session

Session 10:

9.00 – 10.30 am

Symposium 5

Future of medicine and medical technology

  1. Wearables in healthcare- Prof. Gamini Rajapakse
  2. Robotic arm and minimal invasive surgery – Dr Alastair John
  3. Retinal gene therapy to for the blindness – Prof. Robert MacLaren,

10.30 – 11.00 am

TEA

Session 11:

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Symposium 8

3D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry

  1. Depression in old age – Dr. Kapila Ranasinghe
  2. Dementia – Dr. Anuprabha Wickramasinghe
  3. Delirium simple but complex – Dr. Rashi Nigi,

12.30 – 1.30 pm

Lunch

Session 12:

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Free Paper Session 1

Session 13:

2.30 – 4.00 pm

Symposium 11

Birth Defects: An emerging challenge

  1. Overview of birth defects – Dr. Nathalie Roos
  2. Genetic disorders – Prof Vajira Dissanayke 
  3. Counting Birth defects for practice change – Dr. Kapila Jayaratne 

4.00 pm

TEA

Hall B

Parallel Session

Session 10:

9.00 – 10.30 am

Symposium 6

Learning from paediatric deaths

  1. Clinician’s perspective on paediatric deaths & review – Prof Shaman Rajindrajith
  2. Paediatric Death Reviews – Dr. Rajesh Mehta
  3. Infant Death surveillance – The Sri Lanka’s model – Dr. Kapila Jayaratne 

10.30 – 11.00 am

TEA

Session 11:

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Symposium 9

Health effects of indigenous and traditional foods

  1. Health effects of coconut oil – Prof. Ranil Jayawardene
  2. Sri Lankan cereal food habit: a double edged sword in health – Prof. Anoma Chandrasekara
  3. Traditional fermented foods and their health benefits – Prof. Terrence Madhujith

12.30 – 1.30 pm

Lunch

Session 12:

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Free Paper Session 2

Session 13:

2.30 – 4.00 pm

Symposium 12

Current concepts in spinal cord rehabilitation

  1. Basic concepts of spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation – Dr. Champika Gunawardena
  2. Medical issues and modern concepts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation – Dr. Gerard Weber
  3. Physiotherapy interventions in SCI rehabilitation – Mrs. Samanthi Jayathilake
  4. Occupational therapy interventions in SCI rehabilitation – Dr. Ajith Kithsiri

4.00 pm

TEA

Hall C

Parallel Session

Session 10:

9.00 – 10.30 am

Symposium 7

Nurses/ Allied health programme

Communication in action (Role play)

Prof. R. M. Mudiyanse/ Dr. Amila Jayasinghe/ Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe/ Miss Anuradha Rathnayake/ S. Krishna Pradeep/ Dr. Kanthi Hettigoda/ Dr. Amali Dalpadadu/ Ms Ramya Ekanayaka

10.30 – 11.00 am

TEA

Session 11:

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Symposium 10

Nurses/ Allied health programme

Teamwork

  1. Working as a team – Dr. Upul Dissanayake
  2. Ensuring workplace safety – Mrs R A D C Karunaratne
  3. Achieving work-life balance – Dr. Chathurie Suraweera

12.30 – 1.30 pm

Lunch

Session 12:

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Free Paper Session 3