COLOMBO MEDICAL CONGRESS: ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

DAY 2: 14th FEBRUARY 2020

 

8.00 am – 8.30 am (PLENARY)
New Building Lecture Theatre PLENARY 2

Chair:

Professor Hemantha Senanayake

Professor Harsha Seneviratne

Achieving SDG Goal 5 – Gender Equality and Empowerment of Girls and Women by 2030: Role of the Medical Profession and Educationists Professor Dame Lesley Regan (UK) 

 

8.30 am – 10.00 am (SESSIONS)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

SESSION 25

 

 

TOBACCO ALCOHOL AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE

Chair:

Dr Palitha Abeykoon

Dr Anula Wijesundere

International and National Legislation: Applications and Benefits
Dr Sajeewa Ranaweera

Managing Tobacco Problems (through Clinic and Community)
Dr Manoj Fernando

Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Use and Related Issues

Dr Mahesh Rajasuriya

SL Lessons on Reducing Tobacco and Alcohol Harm
Dr Diyanath Samarasinghe

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 26

 

EMERGING INFECTIONS

Chair:

Dr Harsha Sathischandra

Dr Deepika Rodrigo

Fast-tracking Anti-malarial Drug Discovery through Re-positioning

Prof Niroshini Nirmalan (UK)

Epidemiology of Melioidosis in Sri Lanka
Dr Enoka Corea

Hepatitis C: Recent Advances towards a Cure

Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera (USA)

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 27

 

CARDIOLOGY IN SRI LANKA

Chair:

Dr S Narenthiran

Dr Gamini Galappatthy

Evolution of Cardiac Care in Sri Lanka
Dr Ruwan Ekanayake

Heart Failure: Novel Concepts

Dr Naomali Amarasena

Ischemic Heart Disease: What’s New?
Dr Chandrika Ponnamperuma

Resistant Hypertension

Professor Godwin Constantine

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 28

 

NEWBORN, CHILD PROTECTION AND THE GROWING CHILD

Chair:

Professor Asvini Fernando

Dr Deepthi Samarage

Childhood Trauma, Gaming, Drugs and Neurophysiology of Adolescent Violence
Vidya Jyothi Professor Harendra de Silva
Childhood Epilepsy: from Present to the Future
Professor Jithangi Wanigasinghe

Advances of Paediatric Neurology and its Evolution in Sri Lanka
Dr Pyara Ratnayake

Transforming Lives of Children with Disabilities through Evidence Based Practices in Sri Lanka

Professor Samanmalee Sumanasena

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 29

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION

Professor Ariaranee Gnanathasan

Dr Subashini Jayawardana

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Beyond the Hospital Care

Dr Margot Skinner (New Zealand)

Lifestyle Behavior for Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Dr Aishath Mahfooza (Maldives)

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in Women with Urinary Incontinence

Dr Beulah Jebakani (India)

Cancer Survivor Rehabilitation

Dr Charitha Perera (Australia)

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 30

 

OBESITY AND METABOLIC SYNDROME

Chair:

Professor Pujitha Wickramasinghe

Dr Renuka Jayatissa

Obesity: Sri Lanka and the Global Epidemiology
Vidya Jyothi Dr Prasad Katulanda

Dietary Approaches in Managing Obesity
Dr Ranil Jayawardena

Challenges in Establishment of a Metabolic Surgical Service in Sri Lanka
Professor Ishan De Zoysa
Obesity Surgery in 2020
Professor Dilendra Haritha Weerasinghe (USA)

G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Clinical Sciences

10.00 am – 10.30 am (LECTURES)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

LECTURE 13

Chair:

Dr Athula Liyanapathirana

Dr Suraj Perera

Association between Long-term Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Cancer: The Emerging Evidence from Melbourne

Dr Harindra Jayasekara (Australia)

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 14

Chair:

Dr Nilanthi Senanayake

Professor Jennifer Perera

Global Status of Anti-microbial Resistance: Emphasizing the Indian Scenario

●        Professor Balaji Veeraraghavan (India)

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 15

Chair:

Professor Shyam Fernando Professor Kantha N Lankatilake

Indoor Air: The Silent Killer

Professor K R Ranjith Mahanama

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 16

Chair:

Professor Indira Kitulwatte

Professor Jean Perera

 

Gender Based Violence Against Women: Cross-border Perspectives

Dr Vathsala Illesinghe Jayasuriya (Canada)

E

Faculty Board Room

LECTURE 17

Chair:

Dr Wasantha Wijenayake

Dr Gunendrika Kasthurirathne

Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Management of Secondary Complications

Dr.Sivakumar Gulasingam  (Canada)

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 18

Chair:

Dr Dilruwani Ariyasingha

Dr Kavinga Gunawardena

Sensors, Pumps and Artificial Pancreas: Overview of Novel Diabetes technology

Dr Lalantha Leelarathna (UK)

G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Clinical Sciences

10.30 am – 11.00 am (TEA)
11.00 am – 12.30 pm (SESSIONS)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

 

SESSION 31

 

 

MIGRATION AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Chair: Dr Monica de Silva

Dr Inoka Suraweera

 

Migration and Health in a Globalized World: A Host Country Perspective

Dr Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil (Sweden)

The National NCD Burden Among the Aging Labour Force in Sri Lanka

Dr Champika Amarasinghe

Development of Occupational Health: The Role of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Professor Rohini de Alwis Seneviratne

Physician Burnout

Dr Padmini Ranasinghe (USA)

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 32

 

 

PATHOLOGY

Chair:

Professor Preethika Angunawela

Professor LR Amarasekara

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux: Unsolved Issues

Dr Sulochana Wijetunge

Diagnosis of Tumours at Crossroads – Histopathology or Genetics in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – A Sri Lankan Perspective

Dr Harshima Wijesinghe

Development of Perinatal Pathology: the Role Played by the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Dr Priyani Amarathunga

Overview of Renal Pathology & Infection-associated Glomerulonephritis

Professor Anjali Satoskar (USA)

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 33

 

 

CHEST MEDICINE

Chair:

Dr  PNB Wijeykoon

Dr VajiraTennakoon    

Current Management and Novel Therapies for Asthma

Dr Bandu Gunasena

New Horizons for Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr Amila Ratnapala

Approach to Pleural Disease

Dr Wathsala Gunasinghe

Tuberculosis in Sri Lanka from a Simple Disease to Emergence of Drug Resistance

Dr Geethal Perera

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 34

 

 

 

CHILD HEALTH

Chair:

Dr Ishani Rodrigo

Dr Devan Mendis

Inhaled Corticosteroid Prophylaxis in Childhood Asthma: Efficacy, Cost Effectiveness and Successful Withdrawal

Dr BJC Perera

Biliary Atresia in Infancy: From Kasai Portoenterostomy to Liver Transplantation

Professor Shaman Rajindrajith

Paediatric Nephrology: Challenges in Care

Dr Vindya Gunasekera

Breast Milk for All Babies – Are We There Yet?

Dr Nishani Lucas

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 35

 

 

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Chair:

Dr Kolitha Karunadasa

Dr Vipula Perera

Microsurgery in Sri Lanka: the Current Status

Dr Thushan Beneragama

Cleft Lip and Palate

Dr Dulip Perera

Reconstruction of the Injured Hand

Dr Dhammika Dissanayake

Management of Burn Injuries

Dr Arunajith Amarasingha

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 36

 

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY ADVANCES

Chair:

Dr Champa Banagala

Dr Deepani Wewalwala

Eliminating Blindness in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Options

Professor Madhuwanthi Dissanayake

Advances in the Management of Diabetic Eye Disease

Dr Charith Fonseka

Advances in Glaucoma Management

Dr Muditha Kulatunga

Advances in Cataract Surgery

Dr Saliya Pathirana

G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 Clinical Sciences

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (LECTURES)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

LECTURE 19

Chair:

Professor Upul Senarath

Dr Shreenika Weliange

Health in Urban Slums: From the Cell to the Street

Professor Jason Corburn (USA)

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 20

Chair:

Professor Chandu de Silva

Dr Rajiv de Silva

How Immune-mediated Therapeutics has Transformed Clinical Medicine

Dr Siraj Misbah (UK)

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 21

Chair:Dr Ranjan Dias

Professor Shaman Rajindrajith

Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project

Professor SP Lamabadusuriya

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 22

Chair:

Chair: Professor

 Jennifer Perera Professor Kumudu Wijewardana

Maternal Ancestry of Contemporary Sri Lankans and Vedda Individuals

Professor Kamani Tennakoon

E

Faculty Board Room

LECTURE 23

  Dr Naveen Wijekoon

Professor Indika Karunathilake

Surgical Simulation – The Future of Surgical Training

Mr Ram Nataraja (Australia)

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 24

Dr Lalith Perera

 

A Civilian Surgeon’s Experience in Managing War Injuries : the Early Phase

Dr Gamini Goonetilleke

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm (SNACK LUNCH)
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm (SESSIONS)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

 

SESSION 37

 

 

DIABETES CARE IN 2020

Dr Dimuthu Muthukuda

Dr Samanthi Cooray

SGLT 2 Inhibitors in Type 1 Diabetes

Dr Lalantha Leelaratne (UK)
Insulin Therapy: Past, Present and Future
Dr Udul Hewage (Australia)
Diabetic Therapeutics and Cardiovascular Outcomes
Dr Charles Antonypillai
Diabetes and Kidney – What is New?

Dr Manodi Saranapala (Australia)

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 38

 

 

RHEUMATOLOGY AND BONE DISEASE

Chair:

Dr Lalith Wijayaratne

 

Osteoporosis
Dr Muditha Weerakkody
Osteoarthritis – the Past, Present and Future
Dr Inoshi Atukorala
Use of DMARDs Autoimmune Inflammatory Arthritis
Dr Duminda Munidasa
Back Pain and its Controversies
Dr Harindu Wijesinghe
C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 39

 

ADVANCES IN CARDIOLOGY

Chair:

Dr Subashini Jayawickrama

Dr Panna Gunaratne

History of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery in Sri Lanka
Dr Chandima Amarasena

Paediatric Cardiology in Sri Lanka
Dr Duminda Samarasinghe

Role of Drug Therapy in Arrhythmia: What, When and Why not
Dr Rohan Gunawardena
Dyslipidaemia: Treat or Not to Treat
Dr Wiyayasingham Shantharaj

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 40

 

EASTERN TRADITIONS AND HEALTH

Chair:

Dr Panduka Karunanayake

Dr Enoka Corea

Eastern Spirituality, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Dr N Yoganathan (UK)
Sri Lankan Values in Health: Glimpses from the Mihintale Inscriptions
Dr Gamini Wijesuriya
Perfect Mental Health
Professor W Gunathunga

From Legacy of Healthcare to Optimum Lifecare of the Future

Dr Haja Mohideen Mahroof(Saudi Arabia)

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 41

 

 

ADVANCES IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Chair:

Dr Ravi Ruberu

Dr Ranjith Abeywickrama

Cochlear Implantation in Sri Lanka

Dr Saman Yasawardene
Vertigo
Dr Chandra Jayasuriya
Idiopathic Sudden Onset Sensorineural Hearing Impairment
Dr Ravindra Kirihena
Snoring
Dr Damnida Dumingoarachchi

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 42

 

 

TRAUMA CARE: ADVANCES 

Chair:

Dr Ranjan Dias

Dr Lalantha Ranasinghe

Epidemiology of Road Traffic Crashes
Professor Samath D Dharmaratne

Triage in Massive Disasters
Dr Ranjith Ellawala

Trauma Surgery in Sri Lanka

Dr Kirthi Abayajeewa

Biomarkers Predicting Poor Clinical Outcome in Major Trauma
Professor N Nirmalan (UK)

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm (SESSIONS)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

SESSION 43

 

MANAGEMENT OF NCDs IN GENERAL PRACTICE

Chair:

Dr Lucian Jayasuriya

Dr Nandanie De Silva

GP’s Role in Managing COPD in a General Practice

Dr Seneth Samaranayake
Organising Diabetic Care in a GP Setting

Dr ALP Seneviratne
Smartphone Based Web Application for Diabetes Management

Dr Ananda Perera

Overdiagnosis of NCDs in General Practice

Prof. Kumara Mendis

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 44

 

 

DENGUE

Chair:

Dr Yasoma Thilakarathne

Dr Panduka Karunanayake

Novel Therapeutic Targets for Dengue Infections
Professor Neelika Malavige

Dengue-Current Management in Adults
Dr Ananda Wijewickrama

Dengue in Pregnancy
Dr Priyankara Jayawardena

Dengue in Children – Insight to its Management and Possible Complications
Dr R Ajanthan

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 45

 

NEUROLOGY AND NEURO SURGERY

Chair:

Professor JB Peiris

Professor Thashi Chang

Teaching Neurology – the Way Forward

Professor Saman B Gunatilake
Neurosurgery in Sri Lanka Past, Present and Future
Dr Prasanna Gunasena)
Novel Advances in Hyper Acute Stroke Care
Dr Nisal Gange (Australia)
Update on Motor Neuron Disease
Dr Channa Hewamadduma (UK)

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 46

 

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: A REVITALIZED AGENDA

Chair:

Professor Lalani Rajapaksa

Dr Susie Perera

Social Determinants of Health: Current Global Situation

Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe (Russia)
Reflections on SDH Initiatives in Sri Lanka

Dr Sarath Samarage

Achieving SDG 3 through a SDH lens for Sri Lanka

Dr Eshani Fernando
Addressing Social Determinants of Health to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 : WHO initiatives to address SDH

Dr Padmal De Silva

  

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 47

 

 

 

FORENSIC MEDICINE

Chair:

Professor Ravindra Fernando

Professor Dinesh Fernando

 

Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Forensic Practice

Professor Indira Kitulwatte

Role of Forensic Pathologist in Crime Scene Examination

Dr Clifford Perera

Management of Dead and Missing People in the Multiple Easter Bomb

Explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr Ajith Tennekoon

Novel Technology in Unravelling Hidden Crimes

Professor Muditha Vidanapathirana

Improving Quality of Service Delivery and Forensic Medicine Education

Professor Jean Perera

Dr Ravi Samaranayake

Providing Expertise in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka and Overseas

Dr Asela Mendis)

Dr Sameera Gunawardena

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

 

SESSION 48

 

 

THYROID DISORDERS

Chair:

Dr Sanjeewa Seneviratne

Dr  Roshana Constantin

 

Recent Developments in Thyroid Disease- (i) Thyroid Autoimmunity after USI (ii) Graves’ Disease

Dr LD Kuvera Premawardhana (UK)

Thyroid Nodule

Professor Ranil Fernando

Isotope Scans in Thyroid Disorders

Dr Chandraguptha Udugama

Final Diagnosis of Solitary Thyroid Nodule: Cytology, Histology or Molecular Genetics?

Professor Chandu de Silva

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm (TEA)
6.00 pm onwards  (SOCIAL EVENTS)