Hall: B – Day 1



Preventive Medicine


11.00 – 11.30am

Guest Lecture 2

Improving glycaemic control using Insulin pump therapy

Prof. Devaka Fernando


11.30 – 01.00pm

Symposium 2

One health concept: Way forward in controlling antimicrobial resistance


Antibiotic usage in animal husbandry in industry sector

Dr. H. P. Premasiri

Former technical Manager of Gold Coin Feed Mills Lanka Ltd, Former senior poultry adviser for Afghanistan- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Past President of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association


Guidelines and recommendations for use of antibiotics in animal husbandry (especially in fisheries including shrimp farming)

Mrs.Sharmila Corea

Scientist, The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA)


The extent of antibacterial usage in Veterinary practice and its role in acquring resistance

Prof. Preeni Abeynayake

Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of Peradeniya


Causes, magnitude, impact of antibiotic resistance in Sri Lanka

Dr.Kushlani Jayatilleka

Consultant Clinical microbiologist, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, A member of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Project (ARSP) of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.


Controlling antimicrobial resistance- Way forward

Dr. Janakan Navaratnasingam

National Professional officer- WHO


Panel discussion


01.00 – 02.00pm




02.00 – 03.30pm

Free Paper Session 2



03.30 – 05.00pm

Symposium 5

NCD Control in Sri Lanka


Challenges ahead – in achieving global NCD targets

Dr.Palitha Karunapema

Consultant Community Physician, Deputy Director Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka



Challenges faced in achieving optimum care for risk factor control in  the curative sector

Dr. Ruwan Ekanayaka

Former Consultant Cardiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka



Perceptions of a care giver on delivery for control of NCDs in primary health care setting

Dr. Sameera Maduglle

MO – NCD, Nuwaraeliya



Health sector response in controlling NCDs: strategies and challenges

Dr. Palitha Mahipala

Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka



05.00 – 05.30pm



07.00pm  onwards

 Doctors concert