Hall: B – Day 2





09.00 – 10.30am

Symposium 8

Addressing Challenges of Child Sexual Abuse through an Integrated Service Approach


Effects of sexual abuse on the child victim: evidence from international research

 Dr. Rita Shackel

Associate Professor, Sydney Law school, University of Sydney, Australia


Sri Lankan experience in the multi-sectoral management of child sexual abuse

Prof. Asvini D. Fernando

Associate Professor in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya,   Sri Lanka


Child sexual abuse and the crisis of awareness

Mr.  Sajeeva Samaranayake

Deputy Chairman, National Child Protection Authority,  Sri Lanka




10.30 – 11.00am

Tea and poster viewing


11.00 – 11.30am

Guest Lecture 5

Advances in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology

Dr. Shehan Perera

Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo


11.30 – 01.00pm

Symposium 11

Facing transition in chronic illness


Whats happening to me

Dr. Navoda Atapattu

Consultant  Paediatric Endocrinologist , Lady Ridgeway Hospital


Unheard perspectives

Dr. Sudarshi Seneviratne

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children


How prepared are we?

Dr. Chaminda Garusinghe

Consultant Paediatrician


Building the bridges

Dr. Ruwanthi Perera

Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura


01.00 – 02.00pm

 Lunch, poster viewing  & Debate

Decriminalizing commercial sex will reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections”


02.00 – 03.30pm

Free Paper Session 5


03.30 – 05.00pm

Symposium 14

Foetal and early neonatal care in high risk pregnancies


Antenatal Fetal Monitoring

Dr. Tiran Dias

Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kelaniya


Intra-partum fetal monitoring

Dr. Austin Ugwumadu

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, St George’s Hospital, London


Early neonatal care for compromised baby

Dr. Nishani Lucas

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo


5.00  – 05.30 pm



5.30 pm onwards

Dr. S. C. Paul oration (Hall A)

“Analysis of anaestheticadaptations and observations in Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic surgeries

Dr. Vasanti Pinto