134th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2021

"Professional excellence towards holistic health care"

Programme

Go To Hall A

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Go To Hall C

Hall B

Day 1 – Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Day 2 – Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

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

Day 3 – Thursday, 23rd September 2021

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

Day 4 – Friday, 24th September 2021

Session 15:

8.30 – 10.00 am

Symposium 14

The impact of sexual Gender-based Violence (SGBV) on maternal and child health

  1. Ms Upala Devi
  2. Dr Harsha Atapattu
  3. Out of the shadows: The impacts of SGBV on maternal and child health from a disability perspective – Ms Niluka Gunawardena

10.45 – 11.15 am

TEA

Session 17:

11.15 am – 12.45 pm

Symposium 16

Adolescent health

  1. Chronic disease management in adolescent health – Prof. Susan Sawyer
  2. Positive mental health in pandemics for adolescents-Dr Usman Hamdani
  3. Bridging gaps: Transition from paediatric to adult health -Dr Surantha Perera

12.45 – 1.45 pm

Lunch