2020- “The challenge of the early arrivals: Preterm births revisited”
Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
Consultant Community Physician, National Program Manager – Maternal & Child
Morbidity & Mortality Surveillance, Family Health Bureau – Ministry of Health

2019- “Molecular genetic determinants of sporadic breast cancer in Sri Lankan postmenopausal women”
Dr. Nirmala D. Sirisena MBBS, FWACP, MSc. in Clinical Genetics.
Senior Lecturer & Clinical Geneticist, Human Genetics Unit, Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

2018- Patient with persistent physical symptoms not explained by organic illness;
a universal challenge across health care”
Professor Athula Sumathipala MBBS, DFM, MD in Family Medicine, MRCPsych (UK),
Professor of Psychiatry, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Keele University

2017- “Unraveling the path towards novel antidiabetic drug leads from Sri Lankan flora”
Dr. A. P. Attanayake (Ph D)
Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

2016 -“Hepatoprotective effect of medicinal plants against chemically induced hepatotoxicity”
Dr R P Hewawasam BSc (Hon) (Peradeniya), MIChemC, MPhil (Ruhuna), PhD (ANU)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

2015 – A lifetime of research in Pulmonology
Dr B J C Perera, MBBS (Cey), DCH (Cey), DCH (Eng), MD (Paed), FRCP (Edin),
FRCP (Lond), FRCPCH (UK), FSLCPaed, FCCP, FCGP (SL), Consultant Paediatrician

2014 – “Generating evidence for clinical practice: the role of the clinical Pharmacologist”,
Professor Asita de Silva, MBBS, DPhil (Oxon), FRCP (Lond), Clinical Trials Unit,
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama

2013 – “Paradigm Shift in Osteoporosis Management: diagnostic to intervention thresholds”
Professor Sarath Lekamwasam, MD, FRCP, PhD, FCCP, FRACP (Hon), Hon FCP(SA),
FCPSP(Hon), Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Galle

2012 – “Managing Drug Allergies – the past, present and future”, Dr Suranjith L Seneviratne
DPhil(Oxon), MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FCCP, Consultant in Clinical Immunology
and Allergy, Department of Clinical Immunology, Royal Free Hospital and Centre for
Immunodeficiency, University College London, UK

2011- “Neuromuscular changes in critical illness: implications for drug therapy”, Prof Jeevendra
Martyn MD, FRCA, FCCM, FCP, Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School,
Director, Clinical and Biochemical Pharmacology Laboratory, Anaesthetist, Department
of Anaesthesia –Critical Care and Pain MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital,
Anaesthetist-in –Chief, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA