134th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2021

"Professional excellence towards holistic health care"

Programme

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Hall A

Day 1 – Tuesday, 21st September 2021

6.30 pm

Innauguration Ceremony

Chief Guest: Professor Shanthi Mendis

Guest of Honour: Dr Palitha Mahipala

Session 1

SLMA Oration

Before Breath Becomes Air … A Personal Odyssey of ECMO in Sri Lanka

Dr Tolusha Harischandra

Day 2 – Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

7.30 – 8.30 am

Registration

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

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 Abdul Ahamed

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 Lamb
  3. Whole exome sequencing for the diagnosis of rare diseases – Dr Helen Stewart

10.30 – 11.00 am

TEA

Session 11:

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Symposium 8

3D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry

  1. Depression in older adults – 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 Testing in the Care and Prevention of Birth Defects – Prof Vajira Dissanayke 
  3. Counting Birth defects for practice change – Dr. Kapila Jayaratne 

4.00 pm

TEA

Day 4 – Friday, 24th September 2021

8.00 – 8.30 am

Registration

Session 14:

8.30 – 10.00 am

Symposium 13

Management of surgical emergencies

  1. Vascular emergencies – Dr. Rezni Cassim
  2. Abdominal pain is children: surgical? – Dr. Malik Samarasinghe
  3. Current concepts in management of Urological emergencies – Prof. Neville Perera

Session 15:

10.00 – 10.45 am

Professor N. D. W. Lionel Memorial Oration

Revitalizing the Drug Pipeline: Silent Microbial Secondary Metabolites as an Untapped Molecular Resource in Discovering New Therapeutics

Dr Pabasara Kalansuriya

10.45 – 11.15 am

TEA

Session 16:

11.15 am – 12.45 pm

Symposium 15

Essentials in childhood: Food, play and safety

  1. Guiding Children to Eat right: Why and How  – Prof V P Wickramasinghe
  2. Active Child – Dr Pavithra Godamunne
  3. Are the children safe? – Dr Nayana Liyanarachchi

12.45 – 1.45 pm

Closing Ceremony

1.45 – 2.45 pm

Lunch