Hall: A – Day 1





11.00 – 11.30am

Guest Lecture 1

Battle for dominance: Can the Trilogy of Antibiotic Stewardship, PK/PD strategies and new drugs win the Power of the Ring – Antimicrobial Resistance?

Dr. Rohan Chinniah

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospita,l Ministry of Health, Bandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam


11.30 – 01.00pm

Symposium 1

Pneumococcal diseases – How can we win the battle?”


Pneumococcal diseases- morbidity, mortality and fatal entities

Prof. S. P. Lamabadusuriya

Consultant Paediatrician and Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo


How best can we deal with diagnosis and management of drug resistance

Dr. Shirani Chandrasiri

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Colombo South Teaching Hospital


Pneumococcal vaccines ; bridging the age gap and broadening the scope

Dr. Kanthi Nanayakkara

Consultant Virologist/ Vaccinologist, MRI


01.00 – 02.00pm



02.00 – 03.30pm

Free Paper Session 1


03.30 – 05.00pm

Symposium 4

Hepatitis and HIV: Implications for Care


Late diagnosis and adverse outcomes related to hepatitis and HIV in South East Asia

Dr. Nicole Seguy

Technical Officer HIV, WHO India


Newer treatment options for hepatitis: better impact on life. Are we achieving this?

Dr. Madunil Niriella

Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Kelaniya and Consultant Gastroenterologist


Issues in managing patients with co-infection in Sri Lanka

Dr. Lilani Rajapaksa

Senior Consultant Venereologist, NSACP


What can the laboratory offer for the management of co-infection ?

Dr. Geethani Galagoda

Consultant Microbiologist, MRI


05.00 – 05.30pm



07.00pm  onwards

 Doctors concert