SLMA Foundation Session 2020

Date:               07th November 2020

Time:               08.30 am onwards

Venue:             Professor NDW Lionel Memorial Auditorium


Topic & Resource Persons

08.30 am


09.00 – 10.30 am

Symposium 1 – Stay strong: Live long

Foods to Live Longer – Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, Medical Nutritionist, MRI

Exercise is medicine : A Vital sign to measure  

 – Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe – Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo & Specialist in Sports & Exercise Medicine

Stress & NCDs – Dr. Mahesh Rajasuriya, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo & Consultant Psychiatrist

10.30 – 11.00 am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30 pm

Symposium 2 – Neurology: True companion of your health – Scenario Based discussion

Approach to acute headache in adults – Dr. Gaminie Pathirana, Consultant Neurologist, NHSL

Practical Approach: Evaluating Symptoms of Peripheral Nervous System – Dr. Champika Gunawardana Consultant Neurologist, Teaching Hospital, Rathnapura

Dementia Syndromes: Clinical evaluation and management –   Dr. Manjula Caldera Consultant Neurologist, Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura

12.30 – 01.30 pm


01.30 – 03.00 pm

Symposium 3 – Safety is No accident

Eye Injuries & management – Dr. Chameera Bandara, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon at National Eye Hospital Colombo

Spinal Injuries – Dr. Jagath Rathugamage, Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHSL, Colombo

Management of Burns– Dr. Yasas Abeywickrama, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowilla

03.00 – 04.30 pm

Symposium 4 – Know Your Heart Beat – Scenario Based discussion

‘Acute Coronary Syndrome’

Case Presentation – Dr. Aruna Wijesinghe – Actng. Consultant Cardiologist, BH Panadura

04.30 pm

Evening Tea

Registration for Sessions:

Medical Students – Rs. 500.00

SLMA Members/ PG trainees – Rs. 1000.00

Non Members – Rs. 2000.00

Registration can be obtained by visiting SLMA office during weekdays from 09.00 – 04.00 pm or payment through the Bank. Details are given below;

Bank Details:

Account Name

Sri Lanka Medical Association

Payment Reference


Bank Name

Hatton National Bank PLC


Cinnamon Gardens


No. 85 A & 87, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Account No


Swift Code



As ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER will be accommodated at the sessions this year, due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE EARLY!

For further details please contact SLMA office on 011 2 69 33 24