Hall: C – Day 2





09.00 – 10.30am

Symposium 9

Multi-sectoral approaches to promote nutrition

Chair: Dr Prasad Katulanda and Dr Palitha Abeykoon


Part I


Overview of the project: Integrating Nutrition Promotion And Rural Development (INPARD)

 Mr. Seenithamby Manoharan

Senior Rural Development Specialist, World Bank, Sri Lanka


Global perspectives and non-health interventions to promote nutrition

Prof. Sharon Friel

Professor in Health Equity, Australian National University, Australia.


Evaluation methods and baseline survey findings

Dr. Nicholas Townsend

Senior Researcher, University of Oxford.


Nutrition Friendly School Initiative (NFSI) criteria and a new tool to identify multi-sectoral interventions to promote nutrition in schools.

Julianne Williams

Researcher, University of Oxford


Part II


Forum with multi – sectoral experts with questions and answers


What can we learn from INPARD and future opportunities to strengthen nutrition promotion policies?
  • Director General of Health Services or his representative
  • Director General of Agriculture
  • Project Director- Re-awakening Project, Ministry of Economic Development, Mr S.K. Liyanage
  •  Divisional Secretary from Moneragala District
  • Curriculum development lead resource person (INPARD curriculum for nutrition promotion) Dr. Indika Karunathilake



10.30 – 11.00am

Tea and poster viewing



11.00 – 11.30am

Guest Lecture 6

Health equity , social determinants and health policy

Prof. Sharon Friel

Australian National University 



11.30 – 01.00pm

Symposium 12

Clinical Teaching



Clinical Teaching

Prof. Hiroshi Nishigori

Associate Professor, Center for Medical Education, Kyoto University, Japan



Providing effective feedback during clinical teaching

Dr. Diantha Soemantri

Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia



Clinical teaching in Unconventional Settings

Prof. Aloka Pathirana

Department of Surgery, 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 6


03.30 – 05.00pm

Symposium 15

Emerging use of mobile technology in health


Using mobile technology for health

Dr. T. Prabhu

Clinical Director, GE India


mHealth: The global picture

Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana

Research Fellow, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway


mHealth Applications in the Ministry of Health : Today and Tomorrow

Dr. Chaminda Weerabaddana

Medical Officer – Health Informatics, Office of Deputy Director General (Dental Services), Ministry of Health


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