Welcome to the Sri Lanka Medical Association
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is the national professional medical association in Sri Lanka, which brings together medical practitioners of all grades and all branches of medicine.
The SLMA is the oldest professional medical association in Asia, with a proud history that dates back to 1887. At its inception, it was called the ‘Ceylon Branch of the British Medical Association’. Later it evolved into the ‘Ceylon Medical Association’ (1951) and after Sri Lanka became a Republic in 1972, it became the ‘Sri Lanka Medical Association’. The Association aims to provide a forum for its members to further their professional and academic development.
“Planetary Health & Global Health Security”
The benchmark academic activity in the SLMA calendar will be held on 29th & 30th September and 1st October at BMICH, Colombo.
The congress includes an array of orations, Plenaries from local and international speakers and interesting panel discussions on timely issues that has affected the global health.
Pre Congress Workshop 02 on “Acute Emergencies in Child Healthcare” concluded successfully on 4th September at BMICH where the experts in General Paediatrics & other subspecialities shared their knowledge & experience on managing paediatric emergencies which are commonly presented in the Sri Lankan setting.
Pre Congress Workshop 04 on Updates in Clinical Immunology held successfully on Friday 9th September 2022 At Lionel Memorial Auditorium, SLMA. The participants were taken through the novel concepts and developments in the clinical immunology, specially related to Dengue, COVID19, Anaphylaxis and many more.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. Continuing means it is a continuous process which begins from the day you start practicing as a doctor. The term Professional Development has a broader meaning than just acquiring new knowledge or skills as a doctor. It encompasses one’s own personal development as well.