COLOMBO MEDICAL CONGRESS: ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

DAY 3: 15th FEBRUARY 2020

 

8.00 am – 8.30 am (PLENARY)
New Building Lecture Theatre PLENARY 3

Chair:

Professor Vajira Dissanayake

Dr Panduka Karunanayake

Research Management in the US: Experience from University of Miami 

Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera (USA)

8.30 am – 10.00 am (SESSIONS)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

SESSION 49

 

THE SRI LANKAN HEALTH SYSTEM AND THE COLOMBO MEDICAL SCHOOL

Chair:

Dr Lucian Jayasuriya

Dr Nihal Abeysooriya

The Medical School and the National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Dr WK Wickramasinghe

Evolution of the Health System

Dr Sarath Samarage

New Models of Care

Dr Susie Perera

The Importance of Medical Schools in Academic Surgery and Research

Mr Ram Nataraja (Australia)

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 50

 

HEPATOLOGY: ADVANCES

Chair:

Dr Harindra Karunathilaka

 

Management of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): What’s New?

Professor Madunil Niriella

Update on Autoimmune Liver Diseases

Dr Kulisha Kodisinghe  

Drug Induced Liver Disease (DILI)

Professor Anuradha S Dassanayake

Acute Liver Failure: What is New?

Dr Sanjeewa Ariyasinghe

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 51

 

MENTAL HEALTH: NEW TRENDS IN DELIBERATE SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE SRI LANKA

Chair:

Dr Damani Jayasinghe

Dr Chamari Mudalige

Patterns of Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm in Sri Lanka: Recent Trends
Dr Madhubhashinee Dayabandara

The Intersection of Suicidality and Substance Use

Dr Mahesh Rajasuriya
The Protective Role of Self-compassion in Non-suicidal Self-injury
Professor Piyanjali de Zoysa
Maternal Suicide, the New Challenge
Dr Chathurie Suraweera

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 52

 

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACY

Chair:

Professor Nirmala Wijekoon

Professor Kusum de Abrew

 

Bio Equivalence and Bio Waiver Testing: Current Concepts

Professor Priyadarshani Galappatthy

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology in Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Challenges

Professor Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Pharmacy Education in Sri Lanka: The Role of the Colombo Medical School
Dr Uthpali Manapperuma)

Enabling Visually / Hearing Disabled Patients use Medicines Independently: The Sri Lankan Experience

Professor Chamari Weeraratne

Development of Novel Therapies from Traditional Herbs – The Cinnamon Experience

Dr Priyanga Ranasinghe

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 53

 

DIGITAL HEALTH: CURRENT LANDSCAPE AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Chair:

 Vidya Jyothi Professor Vajira Dissnayake

Dr Rohana Marasinghe

National Health Information Architecture and Digital Health Strategy of Sri Lanka

Dr Anil Samaranayake, Dr Neranga Liyanaarachchi

Big Data to Propel Research in Sri Lanka – eIMMR and eRHIMS

Dr Priyanga Senanayake

Application of AI in Medicine: Frugal Approach for Thyroid Cancer Diagnostic Aid

Dr Dilshan Ganepola and Dr Roshan Hewapathirana

Future of Clinical Medicine: From Systems Science to Artificial Intelligence

Professor Saroj Jayasinghe

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 54

 

 

DERMATOLOGY

Chair:

Dr Indira Kahawita

Dr Ganga Sirimanna

Mutilating Facial Dermatoses – Are We Ready to Meet the Challenge?
Dr Chalukya Gunasekara
Male Genital Dermatoses
Dr Janaka Akarawita
Leprosy in Sri Lanka
Dr Saman Gunasekara)
Psoriasis: An Overview
Dr Sriyani Samaraweera
G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Public Health and Miscellaneous

10.00 am – 10.30 am (LECTURES)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

LECTURE 25

Chair: Dr Mathu Selvarajah Dr Chula Herath

Commencing Regular Nephrology and Dialysis Programme in Sri

Lanka

Vidya Jyothi Professor MHR Sheriff

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 26

Chair:

Dr Sameera Gunawardena

Innate Immune System in Disease: The Role of Mitochondrial Proteins

Professor Richard Banati (Australia)

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C

New Building Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 27

Chair: Professor Jennifer Perera

Dr Dasanthi Akmeemana

Leadership Role of Medical School in Mental Health: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Professor Nalaka Mendis

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 28

Chair:

Professor Priyadarshini Galappaththi

Dr Rohan Gunawardana

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: A Story of Passion, Inquiry and Innovation.

Dr Mevan Wijethunga (USA)

E

Faculty Board Room

LECTURE 29

Chair:

Dr Susil Kulathilaka

Patients with Persistent Physical Symptoms not Explained by Organic Illness; a Universal Challenge across Health Care
Professor Athula Sumathipala (UK)
F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 30

Chair:

Dr Chalukya Gunasekara

Dr Rezni Caassim

Management of Difficult to Heal Leg Ulcers: A Dermatologist’s Approach

Dr Vinod Ellangasinghe (UK)

G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Public Health and Miscellaneous

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

Main Hall

Administrative Building

SESSION 55

 

NEW PARADIGMS IN HUMAN SURVIVAL: CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABILITY AND PLANETARY HEALTH

Chair:

Professor Lasantha Manawadu

 

The Anthropocene, a Burning Planet and Planetary Health

Professor Saroj Jayasinghe

Plastics and Recycling Waste

Professor Ajith De Alwis

Understanding Sustainable Healthy Diets

Professor Pulani Lannerolle

The Health Effects of Climate Change: How Costly Is It?

Dr Inoka Suraweera

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 56

 

MEDICAL DEVICES AND INNOVATIONS FROM SRI LANKA

Chair:

Dr Ravindra Samaranayake

 

Exoskeleton Robots for Assisting Limb Motions
Professor Ruwan Gopura)
Technology Development in Vascular Diseases, Diabetes and Neuro Rehabilitation

Dr Anjula De Silva
Non-invasive Assessment of Fibrosis
Dr Janaka Wansapura
Frugal Innovations in Primary Curative Healthcare
Dr Ruvaiz Haniffa

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 57

 

MEDICAL HUMANITIES: HEALTH PROFESSION AND THE ARTS

Chair:

Professor Susirith Mendis

Professor Nalaka Mendis

The Role of Arts and Humanities in Patient and Public Engagement
Professor Mahesh Nirmalan (UK)

“The Answer My Friend”: Inspiration from Music for Vexing Queries
Dr Arosha Dissanayake
The Final Chapter: Revelations from a Life-changing Book
Professor Dinithi Fernando

Foucault’s Medical Gaze: A Journey on Cinema

Dr Panduka Karunanayake

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 58

 

 

BOOSTING THE SILVER AGE

Chair:

Dr Dilhar Samaraweera

Dr Sarath Gamini De Silva

Normal Ageing versus Geriatric Giants: An Overview

Dr Chamila Dalpatadu

Standing Tall After a Fall: The Role of Rehabilitation
Dr Charitha Perera (Australia)

A Panacea for Ageing: An Evidence Based Review
Professor Piyusha M Atapattu

Pain in the Older Adult – Is Suffering a Must?

Dr Chamila Jayasekera

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 59

 

 

SEXUAL MEDICINE

Chair:

Professor Colvin Goonaratna

Dr Pramilla Senanayake

Management of Erectile Dysfunction – What is New?
Dr Lasantha Malavige

Female Sexual Dysfunction
Dr Sumithra Tissera

Gender Dysphoria in Adults : Role of the Endocrinologist

Dr Sachith Abhayaratna
Gender Dysphoria and Cosmetics
Dr Yasas Abeywickrama

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 60

 

ORTHOPAEDICS

Chair:

Dr Upali Banagala

Dr Ananda Ellawala

Development of Orthopaedic Services in Sri Lanka

Dr Upali Banagala

Evolution of Club Foot Treatment

Dr Sunil Wijayasinghe)

Spinal Injuries

Dr N Pinto

New Technologies in Orthopaedics

Dr Dilshan Munidasa

G

Anatomy block Lecture Theatre

ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Public Health and Miscellaneous

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (LECTURES)
A

Main Hall

Administrative Building

LECTURE 31

Chair:

Dr Prasad Katulanda

 

Health Challenges of Sri Lanka from the Point of an Activist

Dr Anuruddha Padeniya

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 32

Chair:

Professor Ishan de Zoysa

 

Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies

Professor Suranjith Seneviratne (UK)

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 33

Chair:

Dr Panduka Karunanayake

Dr Madhubashini Dayabandara

Madness, Mindfulness and Wellbeing

Dr N Yoganathan (UK)

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 34

Chair:

Professor Premakumara de Silva

Professor Siri Hettige

Feminization of Old-age Morbidity in Sri Lanka

Professor Lakshman Dissanayake

E

Faculty Board Room

LECTURE 35

Chair:

Dr S Sivaganesh

 

Robotic Surgery is the Future- with Reference to Upper GI Surgery

Dr Sri Kadirkamanathan (UK)

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

LECTURE 36

Chair:

Dr A Pallewatta

Dr Udari Liyange

Dr Geetha Senanayake

Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms

Dr Indra Lekamge

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

Main Hall

Administrative Building

SESSION 61

 

 

GENDER, RIGHTS  AND HEALTH

 Chair:

Ms Ritsu Nacken

Professor KumuduWijewardena 

Rights Based Approach to Healthcare
Professor Hemantha Senanayake
Engaging and Involving Care Providers
Dr Ganesan Mahesan
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in a Globalized World
Dr Vathsala Illesinghe (Canada)

Belonging to the Wrong Sex

Dr Diyanath Samarasinghe

B

Pathology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 62

 

COMSAA

PANEL DISCUSSION

Engaging with the Alumni: Visions and Strategies

Chair:

Professor MHR Sheriff

Dr Prasad Katulanda

Vidya Jyothi Professor MHR Sheriff

Vidya Jyothi Dr Prasad Katulanda

Sir Arulkumaran Sabaratnam (UK)

Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera (USA)

Professor Dilendra Haritha Weerasinghe (USA)

Professor AH Sheriffdeen

C

New Building Lecture Theatre

SESSION 63

 

 

HIV, AIDS and TB

Chair:

Dr Harshini Fernando

Dr Ananda Wijewickrama

Can Sri Lanka End AIDS Before 2030?

Dr Iyanthi Abeywickrame

Treatment as Prevention in HIV: Sri Lankan Experience

Dr Lilani Rajapaksa

HIV Prevention – For the Community, from the Community

Dr Jayadarie Ranathunga

Global Epidemiology and Rapid Diagnosis of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Professor Joy Sarojini Michael (India)

D

Physiology Lecture Theatre

SESSION 64

 

 

ELDERLY CARE

Chair:

Dr Upul Dissanayake

Dr Ruvaiz Haniffa

Future of Geriatric Medicine in Sri Lanka
Dr Dilhar Samaraweera
Aged Care Act and System in Australia – What Can We Learn?
Dr Nishantha Senanayake (Australia)
Palliative Care at Home: A Good Death at Home: Experience from Piliyandala, Sri Lanka
Dr Eugene Corea
Palliative Care in Geriatric Practice

Dr Udayangani Ramadasa

E

Faculty Board Room

SESSION 65

 

TOXICOLOGY AND TOXINOLOGY

Chair:

Dr Asanga Ratnayaka

Prof Rizvi Sheriff

Pesticide poisoning in Sri Lanka – the Past, Present and the Future

Professor Ravindra Fernando

Organophosphate Poisoning

Dr Shaluka Jayamanne

Pesticides and Non-Communicable Diseases

Professor Sisira Siribaddana

Snake Bite: Advances

Professor Ariaranee Gnanadasan

F

Surgery Lecture Theatre

SESSION 66

 

 

HAEMATOLOGY

Chair:

Professor Indira Wijewsiriwardana

Dr Nishadya Ranasinghe

Sri Lankan Experience in Treatment of Aplastic Anaemia

Dr Visakha Rathnamalala)
Managing Thalassaemia in the Transplant Era
Dr Nipunika Senadheera

The Evolution of Haemophilia Care

Dr.Chandima Thewarapperuma
Venous Thromboembolism
Dr Yasintha Costa

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm (GRAND PANEL DISCUSSIONSESSIONS/AWARD CEREMONY FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTAION)
 

CONCLUDING SESSION

GRAND PANEL DISCUSSION

OUR ALMA MATER: VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE

The balancing act: Teaching, services, research and innovations

 

Chairpersons: Professor Jennifer Perera and Dr Ranjan Dias

Moderated by Professor Saroj Jayasinghe

 

Professor Dujeepa Samarasekara (Singapore)

Professor Sir Arulkumaran Sabaratnam (UK)

Vidya Jyothi Professor Janaka De Silva (Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, National Research Council)

Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera (USA)

Professor Mahesh Nirmalan (UK)

Vidya Jyothi Professor Vajira Dissnayake (Commonwealth Medical Association)

Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne (Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo)

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm (TEA)
7.00 pm onwards (BANQUET)