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Sri Lanka Medical Association 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress “The Global Forum of Sri Lankan Doctors�

2 to 6 July 2012

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Medical Association 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress “The Global Forum of Sri Lankan Doctors�

2 to 6 July 2012

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Colombo, Sri Lanka Partner Organisations


TABLE OF CONTENTS The SLMA 1887 - 2012

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The Council of the SLMA 2012

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Past Presidents of the SLMA

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Message from the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 9 Message from the President of the SLMA

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Message from the Honorary Secretary of the SLMA

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Message from the Chief Guest

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Message from the Guest of Honour

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Programme at a Glance

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Programme in Detail

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SLMA Oration

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Doctor’s Concert

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SC Paul Oration

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S Ramachandran Oration

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NDW Lionel Oration

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Training Workshop on Online Journals for SLJOL Editors

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Ethics Survey and Training

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The List of Oral Presentations

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The List of Poster Presentations

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SLMA Awards

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Steering Committee and Orations Committee

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Partners and Sponsors

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THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 1887 to 2012

The historic Wijerama House The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is the oldest national organisation of medical professionals in Asia and Australasia. It brings together medical practitioners of all grades, from all branches of medicine in Sri Lanka. The SLMA started life as the "Ceylon Branch of the British Medical Association" on 17 December 1887 with 65 members on its roll, and Dr P D Anthoniz as its first President. However, the moving force behind its inception was Dr W R Kynsey (later Sir William Kynsey), who persuaded 15 doctors to meet on 26 February 1887, at the Colonial Medical Library on Maradana Road, Colombo and resolve to form that Association. He had declined to be the first President as he was going abroad on furlough. The change of name to "Ceylon Medical Association" came in 1951, and in 1972 when Sri Lanka became a Republic, the name changed again to the "Sri Lanka Medical Association". The SLMA office is at "Wijerama House", named after Dr E M Wijerama, who formally gifted the house he lived in at McCarthy Road (now Wijerama Mawatha) to the Association in 1964. Although his offer was made in writing in October 1957, resolution of the many issues that arose took 7 years! The Ceylon Medical Journal, was first published in August 1887, and fittingly, the first article in the first issue was authored by Dr W R Kynsey. The name changed to Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the British Medical Association in 1904, but changed to its pristine appellation in 1952, and continues to be published as the Ceylon Medical Journal (CMJ). At it’s 125th year, it is the oldest surviving English medical journal in Asia and Australasia, and the leading scientific journal in Sri

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Lanka. The CMJ is indexed in BIOSIS, CAB International, EMBASE and the Index Medicus. CMJ's editorial policies and quality are of international standards, and it is listed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors as conforming to their editorial guidelines. The historic Sri Lanka Medical Library, which is over 168 years old, is also accommodated in Wijerama House. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry, started as recently as 2006, has achieved recognition from the World Health Organisation by being selected as a WHO Primary Clinical Trials Registry. The Anniversary International Medical Congress is the most important activity of the SLMA’s calendar. It has been held uninterrupted every year since it was started in 1937 to mark the 50th anniversary of the association. The SLMA today is a vibrant organization. It is run by the President and the Council. There are many committees dealing with its day to day affairs. These include the Finance, Management and Housing Committee; Corporate Planning Committee; Ethics Review Committee; Ethics Committee; Honours Committee; Research Promotion Committee; the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry Management Committee; and the Ceylon Medical Journal Editorial Board. The SLMA also has Expert Committees which deals with various subject areas. They include Expert Committees on Communicable Diseases; Disabilities; Ergonomics; Health Equity; Health Management; Herbal Medicine; Medicinal Drugs; Non Communicable Diseases; Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents; Snake Bite; Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit drugs; and Women’s Health.

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COUNCIL OF THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2012 President President Elect Immediate Past President Honorary Secretary Vice Presidents Honorary Assistant Secretaries

Honorary Treasurer Honorary Assistant Treasurer Public Relations Officer Past Presidents’ Representative Council Members

Professor Vajira HW Dissanayake Dr B J C Perera Professor Sanath P Lamabadusuriya Dr Lasantha Malavige Dr C Thurairajah Dr Pramilla Senanayake Dr Kapila Jayaratne Dr Prasad Katulanda Dr Nilakshi Samaranayake Dr Rikaz Sheriff Dr Ruvaiz Haniffa Dr V Murali Dr Deepal Wijesooriya Dr Malik Fernando Dr R Ajanthan Prof. Chrishantha Abeysena Dr Palitha Abeykoon Dr Udara Ariyasinghe Professor Asita de Silva Dr S D Dharmaratne Dr T M S M Dharmaratne Dr V R Gunasekera Dr T Gobyshanger Dr Lucian Jayasuriya Professor Saroj Jayasinghe Dr Clive C James Dr Indika Karunathilake Dr B Kumarendran Dr Niroshan C Lokunarangoda Dr Ajith Nagahawatte Dr K Y S Perera Dr P S M A B Padeniya Dr J B Peiris Dr S Raviraj Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa Dr Mathu Selvarajah Dr Samanmali P Sumanasena Dr Gamini Walgampaya Dr Vibash Wijeratne Dr W M A Wijekoon

Social Secretaries

Dr Dennis J Aloysius Dr Preethi Wijegoonewardene

Co-Editors (CMJ)

Vidyajyothi Professor Janaka de Silva Dr Anuruddha Abeygunasekera

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COUNCIL OF THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2012

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Seated Left - Right: Dr Nilakshi Samaranayake (Honorary Assistant Secretary), Dr M R Haniffa (Honorary Treasurer), Dr Dennis J Aloysius (Social Secretary), Deshamanya Vidyajyothi Dr J B Peiris, Dr C Thurairajah (Vice President), Dr B J C Perera (President Elect), Prof. Vajira H W Dissanayake (President, SLMA), Prof. Sanath P Lamabadusuriya (Immediate Past President, SLMA), Dr Pramilla Senanayake (Vice President), Dr Lasantha Malavige (Honorary Secretary), Dr Malik Fernando (Past President’s Representative), Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa, Dr Samanmali P Sumanasena Standing Left – Right (Middle Row): Dr P S M A B Padeniya, Dr Samath D Dharmaratne, Dr Vibash P. Wijeratne, Dr Ajith Nagahawatte, Dr Deepal Wijesooriya (Public Relations Officer), Dr V Murali (Honorary Assistant Treasurer), Dr Palitha Abeykoon, Dr Anuruddha Abeygunasekera (Co-Editor CMJ), Dr Prasad Katulanda (Honorary Assistant Secretary), Dr Kapila Jayaratne (Honorary Assistant Secretary), Dr Clive C James, Dr Lucian Jayasuriya Standing Left – Right (Last Row): Dr Niroshan C. Lokunarangoda, Prof. Chrishantha Abeysena, Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe, Deshamanya Dr Vijith Gunasekera, Dr Saminda M. Dharmaratne, Dr W M Arjuna Wijekoon, Dr B Kumarendran Absent: Dr Rikaz Sheriff (Honorary Assistant Secretary), Dr R Ajanthan, Dr Udara Ariyasinghe, Prof. Asita de Silva, Dr T Gobyshanger, Dr Indika Karunathilake, Dr K Y S Perera, Dr S Raviraj, Dr Mathu Selvarajah, Dr Gamini Walgampaya, Dr Preethi Wijegoonewardene, Prof. Janaka de Silva

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PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 1887/88 & 89/90 Dr P D Anthonisz 1890/91 Sir William Kynsey 1891/92 Dr James Loos 1892/93 Dr J L Vanderstraaten 1893/94 & 94/95 Sir William Kynsey 1895/96 Dr J D Macdonald 1896/97 & 97/98 Sir William Kynsey 1898/99 & 99/00 Sir Allan Perry 1900/01, 01/02 & 02/03 Dr W G VanDort 1903/04 Dr T F Garvin 1904/05 Hon W G Rock wood 1905/06 Sir Marcus Fernando 1906/07 Dr C T Griffin 1907/08 Dr A J Chalmers 1908/09 Dr M Sinnetamby 1909/10 Dr H G Thomasz 1910/11 Sir Aldo Castellani 1911/12 Sir Allan Perry 1912/13 Dr S C Paul 1913/14 Dr G J Rutherford 1914/15 Sir Marcus Fernando 1915/16 Dr Frank Grenier 1916/17 Dr M Sinnetamby 1917/18 Dr E V Ratnam 1918/19 Dr R L Brohier 1919/20 Dr Lucian de Zilwa 1920/21 Dr L D Parsons 1921/22 Dr S D Boylan Smith 1922/23 Dr E Garvin Mack 1923/24 Dr I David 1924/25 Dr Andreas Nell 1925/26 Dr P J Chissell 1926/27 Dr H M Peiris 1927/28 Dr J H G Bridger 1928/29 Dr Vanlangenberg 1929/30 Dr S Muttiah 1930/31 Dr S T Gunasekera 1931/32 Sir Frank Gunasekera 1932/33 Prof. W A E Karunaratne 1933/34 Dr H O Gunewardena 1934/35 Dr S L Navaratnam 1935/36 Dr E C Alles 1936/37 Prof. John R Blaze 1937/38 Sir Nicholas Attygalle 1938/39 Dr J H F Jayasuriya 1939/40 Dr G A W Wickramasuriya 1940/41 Dr S V Gabriel

1941/42 1942/43 1943/44 1944/45 1945/46 1946/47 1947/48 1948/49 1949/50 1950/51 1951/52 1952/53 1953/54 1954/55 1955/56 1956/57 1957/58 1958/59 1959/60 1960/61 1961/62 1962/63 1963/64 1964/65 1965/66 1966/67 1967/68 1968/69 1969/70 1970/71 1971/72 1972/73 1973/74 1974/75 1975/76 1976/77 1977/78 1978/79 1979/80 1980/81 1981/82 1982/83 1983/84 1984/85 1986 1987

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Dr Gunaratnam Cooke Dr S F Chellappah Dr May Ratnayake Dr R L Spittel Dr V P de Zoysa Dr G S Sinnatamby Dr E M Wijerama Dr Cyril F Fernando Prof. C C de Silva Prof. Milroy Paul Prof. M V P Peiris Dr A S Rajasingham/ Prof. P B Fernando Prof. P B Fernando Dr L O Abeyratne Prof. Gerald H Cooray Dr M C M Kaleel Prof. O E R Abhayaratna Dr Richard Caldera Prof. V Sivalingam Dr W A Karunaratna Dr P R Thiagarajah Dr A D P A Wijegonawardena Dr G R Handy Dr Stanley de Silva Dr F de S Goonawardena Dr P R Anthonis Dr W D L Fernando Dr M P M Cooray Dr E H Mirando Dr W D Ratnavale Dr LDC Austin Dr O R Medonza Dr S Rajanayagam Dr S A Cabraal Dr P Sivasubramaniam Prof. Daphne Attygale Dr H B Perera Dr S E Wijetilake Dr B AV Perera Dr N J Walloopillai Dr Stella de Silva Dr Dennis J Aloysius Dr C G Uragoda Dr Lakshman Ranasinghe Dr S J Stephen Dr G W Karunaratne


1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Dr Nihal Perera Prof. Priyani Soysa Prof. W A S de Silva Dr A T W P Jayawardene Dr Malik Fernando Prof. W S E Perera Dr J B Peiris Dr Lucian Jayasuriya Prof. Colvin Goonaratna Dr S Ramachandran Dr D N Atukorala Prof. Nimal Senanayake

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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Dr Kumar Weerasekera Prof. Anoja Fernando Dr Preethi Wijegoonewardene Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa Prof. Ravindra Fernando Prof. A H Sheriffdeen Dr Suriyakanthie Amarasekera Prof. Gita Fernando Prof. Lalitha Mendis Prof. Rezvi Sheriff Dr Narada Warnasuriya Prof. Sanath P Lamabadusuriya


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA I am pleased to send this message of felicitation to the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) on the occasion of its 125th anniversary, being celebrated with an international medical congress in Colombo and a series of medical conferences across the country. Over the past 125 years the SLMA has made an immense contribution to uplift the standards of the medical profession in Sri Lanka and thereby played a significant role in improving the healthcare services in the country. Its continued efforts to keep the standards of the medical profession at the highest levels are highly commendable. In the current post-conflict era of peace, the SLMA has recognized the larger role it has to play in improving the quality and standards of health in all parts of the country, including the North and the East. The International Medical Congress with the theme “The Global Forum of Sri Lankan Doctors� has attracted Sri Lankan doctors from all parts of the world to which they have taken the knowledge and experience gained in Sri Lanka and improved on them with their studies and practice abroad. I trust that all of them will come together for further development of the health sector in Sri Lanka as we move to the challenging phase of post-conflict development. I extend my good wishes to the SLMA on reaching this important milestone in professional development and service to the people and wish every success in the years to come. Mahinda Rajapaksa

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SLMA The Sri Lanka Medical Association was founded 125 years ago on 17 December 1887. The 125th Anniversary of the SLMA therefore is a time to celebrate the achievements of the SLMA as well as the health sector of Sri Lanka, of which the SLMA has been an integral part, and look to the future. The 125th Anniversary is also a time for all Sri Lankan doctors to come together under one roof. It is in that spirit that we organised the 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress – the “Global Forum of Sri Lankan Doctors”. The Congress has something to offer to everyone – whatever specialty you belong to; whatever your professional standing is, whether you are a newly graduated doctor or a retired senior super specialist; wherever your place of work is, whether you are in government service, in academia or in private practice; and whichever part of the country or outside the country you are located. The Congress programme – both academic and social – was designed to cater to the needs of the entire medical community. The Congress would be preceded by the first ever SLMA Run and Walk which would be held on the day before the Congress with the participation of doctors as well as the community at large. It is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle for all. The first day of the Congress is devoted to celebrating the achievements of the health sector and looking at future developments. The entire medical profession is coming together for this purpose. Presidents of 32 professional medical colleges and associations, representing all specialties and subspecialties in the field of medicine are talking in one forum for the first time in Sri Lanka. They will also deliberate on financing the health sector and health sector manpower requirements. This is a unique day for the medical profession. The second day is devoted to medical research. The top medical researchers in the country are presenting 244 research papers on this day. The keynote address on this day is on the national strategy on science, technology and innovation. This is the first time it is being presented in a medical forum. The day is full of other interesting activities including training on ethics for researchers and ethics committee members and symposia on research funding, publishing research and clinical trials. The third day is devoted to continuing professional development with symposia dealing with a wide range of interesting topics such as infectious disease, respiratory diseases, stroke, cerebral palsy, rational use of antibiotics, road traffic accidents to name a few. A special feature of the day is that a complete stream is dedicated to raising awareness about creating a healthy working environment. The last day of the conference 6 July 2012 is dedicated to advocacy. There are four key workshops on that day. The first one is on eHealth which is fast becoming essential in the drive to modernise the health sector. The second is on reproductive health dealing with sensitive issues such 11


as abortion, gender based violence, and sexual medicine. The third one is on birth defects surveillance – a key need in Sri Lanka’s march to surpass the Millennium Development Goals. The final one is on quality assurance in diagnostic laboratories which is an essential need in Sri Lanka. The Congress is also made colourful by four orations – the SLMA Oration, the S C Paul Oration, the Professor NDW Lionel Oration and the inaugural S Ramachandran Oration. This diverse programme was made possible due to the tremendous support given to the SLMA by all the professional medical colleges, associations, and societies; the Ministry of Health; the World Health Organisation; the National Science Foundation; the Sponsors and many individuals. I thank them all. I also wish to thank the Past Presidents, Council Members, Members of various committees in the SLMA, Sponsors and Staff of the SLMA who contributed to the success of this Congress in numerous ways. A special word of thanks go out to Honorable Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, for his support for all activities of the SLMA this year, Dr Lasantha Malavige for his untiring efforts to make this year’s Congress extra special by single handedly taking on the enormous task of organizing the SLMA run and walk, and Mr. Rajasingham and his team at the SLMA for their hard work. I also wish to thank the South Australian Doctors Association and the UK-Sri Lanka Immunology Foundation for providing funds which made it possible for us to provide free congress registration to 15 medical students and 40 doctors from remote areas to attend the Congress. I wish all participants an academically stimulating and socially enjoyable conference. Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

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MESSAGE FROM THE HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE SLMA It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. This year’s Congress marks yet another significant milestone in the history of the SLMA; the apex medical body in Sri Lanka and the oldest in Asia and Australasia. The highlight of this year’s activities include in addition to the usual academic programme, the much publicised SLMA ‘Walk and Run’ which, adds a new dimension to this year’s activities. The top quality scientific programme which, has evolved through intense collaboration between local and international experts consists of 4 orations, over 230 lectures and other plenaries and 169 poster presentations. I am sure the distinguished speakers, both from overseas and our own will create new awareness and insights on the latest advances and developments in the field of modern medicine. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all those who have collectively made their contribution towards organising an event of this magnitude. The untiring efforts and guidance by our president Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake and the support extended by vice presidents, assistant secretaries and the members of the Council in organising this congress deserves special mention. My thanks also go to the Co Editors of the Ceylon Medical Journal for undertaking a laborious task of reviewing more than 400 abstracts within a short space of time. I also thank all our speakers, authors of scientific papers, chairpersons, judges of oral and poster presentations and all our sponsors for their support. My special thanks also go to Drs. Luckshi Gamachchi and Amjad Kariapper both pre-intern doctors for their valuable contribution. Finally I am pleased to place on record the enormous help given by Mr Rajasigham and the rest of the SLMA staff in making this event a success.

Dr Lasantha Malavige

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF GUEST It gives me great pleasure to be invited to be the Chief Guest at the Inauguration of the 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). I have been impressed with the leadership taken by the SLMA to take the message of professionalism and professional development to all parts of the country, thus fulfilling SLMA’s mandate of being the national medical association of all doctors in Sri Lanka to the fullest. Such steps can only result in further improvement of health care services in Sri Lanka contributing to a healthy society. I congratulate the SLMA on reaching the important milestone of 125 years of invaluable service to the medical profession and the nation. I wish the SLMA all the very best for the future. Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Health

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MESSAGE FROM THE GUEST OF HONOUR I have great pleasure in sending this message on the 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. The array of Anniversary events will serve as a platform to showcase the high standards set by Sri Lanka in the field of Healthcare. Sri Lanka has achieved and impacted measurably on several health care indicators in the South East Asian region which keeps the country on par with the many advanced systems of healthcare around the globe. The SLMA continues to provide a forum for its members to further their professional and academic development and has ensured that the medical profession keeps apace with the different challenges being faced nationally and globally, fostering maintenance of the highest professional standards and ethics.. The World Health Organization has been an active partner with your Association over the years, and we appreciate the initiatives taken in addressing the health care challenges faced, especially those due to the social, demographic and epidemiological transitions. I pass my warm greetings and felicitations to the President and the members of the Sri Lanka Medical Association on this memorable occasion and wish your 125th Anniversary Celebrations all success. Dr Firdorsi R Mehta World Health Organisation Representative in Sri Lanka

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PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE Sunday 1 July 2012 Community Day

SLMA Run and Walk 6.45 am starting at the BMICH Front Lawn

Monday 2 July 2012

5.45 pm – 9.00 pm INAUGURATION OF THE CONGRESS AND THE SLMA ORATION SLMA Oration Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Where Do We begin? Prof. Pujitha Wickramasinghe MBBS, DCH, MD, PhD

Tuesday 3 July 2012 The Sri Lankan Health Sector Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future

HALL A 9.00 am – 11.00 am Plenary Symposium

HALL C

11 .00 am – 11.30 am TEA 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Plenary Symposium on Financing Health Care in Sri Lanka 1.00 pm – 1.45 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING Lunch Time Panel Discussion on Post graduate Medical Education in Sri Lanka 1.45 pm – 3.00 pm Parallel Symposium 1 3.15 pm – 4.30 pm Parallel Symposium 4 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Symposium on Human Resource Requirements in the Sri Lankan Health Sector

Tuesday 3 July 2012

HALL B

1.45 pm – 3.00 pm 1.45 pm – 3.00 pm Parallel Symposium 2 Parallel Symposium 3 03.00 pm – 03.15 pm TEA 3.15 pm – 4.30 pm 3.15 pm – 4.30 pm Parallel Symposium 5 Parallel Symposium 6

7.30 pm DOCTOR’S CONCERT

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HALL D


Wednesday 4 July 2012 Research

HALL A 8.45 am – 9.30 am Keynote Address by Prof. Sirimali Fernando National Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation 9.30 am – 11.00 am Symposium on Publishing Research

11.15 am – 12.45 pm Symposium on Funding Health Research in Sri Lanka

HALL B HALL B

HALL C HALL C

9.30 am – 11.00 am 9.30 am – 11.00 am Free Paper Symposium 1 Free Paper Symposium 2 Transplant Medicine and Renal Nutrition and Physical Activity Disease 11.00 am – 11.15 am TEA 11.15 am – 12.45 pm 11.15 am – 12.45 pm Free Paper Symposium 3 Free Paper Symposium 4 Diabetes Mental Health and Attitudes 12.45 pm – 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

Lunch Time Talk Inventions and Health Care

Lunch Time Talk Dengue: Beyond the Guidelines

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 5 Immunology and Genetics

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 6 Communicable Diseases

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Symposium on Clinical Trials in Sri Lanka

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm TEA 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 8 Non Communicable Diseases

5.30 pm SC Paul Oration Allograft rejection – a novel pathway of CD8+T-cell Cytotoxicity Dr S Sivaganesh MBBS, MS, DPhil

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Lunch Time Symposium Future Brains: Biological, Psychosocial and Environmental Impact 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 7 Child Health, Reproductive Health and Cancer

HALL DHALL D

9.30 am – 3.45 pm Clinical Trials: A Workshop for Reviewers and Researchers Workshop Continued

Workshop Continued

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm TEA and Close 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 9 Therapeutics and Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Thursday 5 July 2012 CME

HALL A 8.45 am – 9.30 am S Ramachandran Oration Is surgery for Diabetes Effective? Dr Hentry Rajaratnam MD, FRCP 9.30 am – 11.00 am Symposium on Stroke

11.15 am – 12.45 pm Symposium on Recent advances in Immunology and Immunogenetics

HA HALL BL B

HAL HALL CL C

9.30 am – 3.45 pm Workshop on Workshop on Establishing Healthy Workplaces - Towards an Effective and Efficient Workforce 11.00 am – 11.15 am TEA 11.15 am – 12.45 pm Workshop Continued Symposium on Rational Use of Antibiotics

HALL D D

9.30 am – 11.00 am Symposium on Genetics of Complex Disorders

11.15 am – 12.45 pm Symposium on Paediatric Rehabilitation

12.45 pm – 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING Lunch Time Panel Discussion VISION 2020

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm NDW Lionel Oration Managing Drug Allergies – the Past, Present and Future Dr Suranjith L Senevirathne 2.15 pm – 3.45 pm Symposium on Respiratory Disorders 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Symposium on Cardiology

Lunch Time Talk Contextualising the evidence to inform policy decisions: The case of rifampicin for latent tuberculosis infection

Lunch Time Talks Exercise and Physical Activities for the Prevention of NCDs Doctors as Role Models

2.15 pm – 3.45 pm 2.15 pm – 3.45 pm Symposium on Workshop Continued Neuro Trauma 3.45 pm – 4.00 pm TEA 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Symposium on Symposium on Reducing Morbidity and Status of Women in the Estate Mortality from Road Traffic Sector: Achievements and Accidents Challenges

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2.15 pm – 3.45 pm Workshop on Team Work in Cerebral Palsy

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Botulinum Toxin Therapy in Cerebral Palsy


Friday 6 July 2012 Advocacy

Friday 6 July 2012

HALL A 9.00 am – 3.30 pm Workshop on eHealth Opportunities and Challenges

HALL B 9.00 am – 3.30 pm Workshop on Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine

HALL CALL C 9.00 am – 1.15 pm Workshop on Looking to the Future – Beyond the MDGs Birth Defects Surveillance, Prevention and Control

8.00 pm Onwards SLMA Banquet at Waters Edge

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HALL D HALL D 9.15 am – 12.30 pm Workshop on Improving Quality Assurance in Laboratories


1 JULY 2012: COMMUNITY DAY SLMA Run and Walk The Run Starting at 6.45 am and the Walk Starting at 7.30 am Organised in Collaboration with Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association Sports Medicine Unit of the Ministry of Sports Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Association of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka NIROGI Lanka Project of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Non Communicable Diseases Unit, Ministry of Health

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2 JULY 2012: INAUGURATION AND THE SLMA ORATION 5.45 pm Guests Take Their Seats 6.00 pm Arrival of the Chief Guest 6.05 pm Introduction of Council Members to the Chief Guest 6.15 pm Ceremonial Procession 6.20 pm National Anthem 6.25 pm Lighting of the Oil Lamp 6.30 pm Welcome Address Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD President, SLMA 6.50 pm Address by the Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta, World Health Organisation Representative in Sri Lanka 7.00 pm Address by the Chief Guest Honorable Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health 7.20 pm Vote of Thanks Dr Lasantha Malavige MBBS, DIPM, PhD Honorary Secretary, SLMA 7.30 pm The SLMA Oration Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Where Do We Begin? Prof. Pujitha Wickramasinghe MBBS, DCH, MD, PhD Professor in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo, Sri Lanka 8.15 pm The Procession Leaves the Hall 8.20 pm Reception

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SLMA ORATION 2012 Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Where do we begin? Prof. Pujitha Wickramasinghe MBBS, DCH, MD, PhD Professor in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo

Introduction: Obesity the new form of malnutrition is spreading in epidemic proportions all over the world with fast penetrating the paediatric population. Obesity associated metabolic consequences are common among south Asian populations. Onset of many of these metabolic derangements is seen at young age. Adiposity is directly related to the development of these adverse health consequences. However, currently used BMI cutoffs are not sensitive to detect individuals with metabolic derangements in most populations. This study was carried out to identify the prevalence of obesity related metabolic derangements and insulin resistance among 5-15year old school children in the Colombo district of Sri Lanka and evaluated the validity of currently used obesity diagnostic methods in this population and impact of birth weight and growth on the development of metabolic consequences later in life. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study using two-stage proportionate probability cluster sampling technique. Blood glucose, insulin, lipid profile and ALT were assessed with anthropometric measurements. Results: 920 children were studied (boys 547). 3.5% were obese. 63 had hypertension and 15 had abnormal glucose metabolism. 15.1% had hypercholesteraemia. Metabolic syndrome in the general population was 1.6% and 40.6% among obese individuals. Mean fasting insulin, post prandial insulin and HOMA-IR increased significantly with age. Significantly higher mean metabolic parameter and insulin resistance values were noted among those in the lower birth and higher current BMI tertile compared to those in the lower birth and lower current BMI tertile. No differences were noted across birth weight tertile but were seen across BMI tertiles. International BMI cut off values had poor sensitivity in diagnosing obesity among this population, however newly developed Sri Lankan WC and BMI cutoff values improved the diagnosis. Conclusions: Significant number of Sri Lankan children had NCD related metabolic abnormalities despite having normal BMI values. Although many children were euglycaemic, many showed early insulin resistance. Rapid postnatal growth is the main environmental factor contributing to the development of metabolic derangements in genetically predisposed groups. Population specific screening tools are important for the early detection of metabolic derangements thus enabling effective control of NCD in future. NCD prevention has to be started from a very young age and behaviour modification need to be done via having a National programmes at school level to increase awareness of obesity related metabolic consequences and their long term effects. More opportunity for physical activity, availability of healthy food especially at school canteens and code of advertisement would help to build a healthy nation.

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3 July 2012 Hall A

3 JULY 2012: THE SRI LANKAN HEALTH CARE SECTOR “CELEBRATING THE PAST AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE” HALL A 9.00 am to 11.00 am

Plenary Symposium: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Dr Dennis Aloysius and Dr Malik Fernando 9.00 am Sri Lanka Medical Association Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD President Sri Lanka Medical Association 9.25 am Surgery Prof. Neville Perera MBBS, MS, FRCS President College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 9.50 am Clinical Medicine Prof. Sarath Lekamwasam MBBS, MD, FRCP President Ceylon College of Physicians 10.15 am Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Ananda Ranatunga MBBS, MS, FRCOG, FSLCOG Immediate Past President Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 10.40 am Paediatrics Prof. Ashvini Fernando MBBS, MD, FRCP President Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

11.00 am to 11.30 am TEA

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11.30 am to 1.00 pm

Plenary Symposium on Financing Health Care in Sri Lanka Chaired by: Prof. S. P. Lamabadusuriya and Dr B. J. C. Perera 11.30 am Sri Lanka Health Accounts Dr Ravi Ranan Eliya MBChir, DPH Fellow and Director Institute of Health Policy Colombo Sri Lanka 12.00 noon Healthcare Costs and Equity Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe MBBS, MD, FRCP, FCCP, MD (Bristol) Professor in Medicine Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 12.30 pm The Science and Economics of Drug Discovery in the 21st Century Dr Suranjith Senevirathne MBBS, MD, DPhil(Oxon), FRCP, FRCPath, FCCP Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department of Clinical Immunology Royal Free Hospital and Centre for Immunodeficiency University College London UK

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3 July 2012 Hall A 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm

Lunch Time Panel Discussion on Postgraduate Medical Education Chaired by: Dr Narada Warnasuriya Panelists: Vidyajyothi Professor Lalitha Mendis , MBBS,MD, PhD(Lond), DpBact (Manch) FNASci.Ac(SL), Hon. FCGP Former President, Sri Lanka Medical Council Former Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Prof. P.T. Jayawickramarajah MBBS, MEd, PhD, FcollP Head, Medical Education and Research Department of Medical Education and Research Faculty of Health Care Sciences Eastern University of Sri Lanka Former Consultant Medical Educationalist, World Health Organisation Dr Palitha Abeykoon MBBS, MD, MMed Consultation World Health Organisation

1.45 pm to 3.00 pm

Parallel Symposium 1: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Dr J. B. Peiris and Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa 1.45 pm Cardiology Dr Vajira Senarathne MBBS, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FACC President Sri Lanka Heart Association 2.00 pm Dermatology Dr Chalukya Gunasekara MBBS, MD, FRCP (UK) President Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists

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2.15 pm Neurology Dr Bimsara Senanayake MBBS, MD, FRCP, FCCP President Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists

2.30 pm Respiratory Medicine Dr Amitha Fernando MBBS, MD, FRCP President Association of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka 2.45 pm Venereology Dr Kulasiri Buddhakorala MBBS, MD, FRCP President College of Veneriologists of Sri Lanka 3.00 pm to 3.15 pm TEA 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm

Parallel Symposium 4: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Dr Preethi Wijegoonerwardene and Dr Gamini Walgampaya 3.15 pm General Practice Dr Eugene Corea MBBS, DFM, FCGP President College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka 3.30 pm Psychiatry Dr Usha Gunawardena MBBS, MD, DPM (UK) President Sri Lanka College of Psychiatry 3.45 pm Oncology Dr Mahendra Perera MBBS, MD President Elect Sri Lanka College of Oncologists

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3 July 2012 Hall A 4.00 pm Transfusion Medicine Dr Senarath Jayasekara MBBS, MD President Sri Lanka College of Transfusion Physicians 4.30 to 6.00 pm

Symposium on Human Resources Requirements in the Sri Lankan Health Sector Chaired by: Dr C. Thurairajah and Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe 4.30 pm Current Human Resources in the Government Health Sector and Future Projections Dr Champika Wickramasinghe MBBS, MSc, MD Director (Planning) Management, Development and Planning Unit Ministry of Health 4.45 pm Development of Human Resources for Health in the Government Health Sector Dr Sunil De Alwis MBBS, MSc, MD Deputy Director General (Education, Research and Training) Education, Research and Training Unit Ministry of Health 5.00 pm Human Resources Requirements in the Private Sector Dr Amal Harsha de Silva MBBS, MSc, MD Member Private Health Services Regulatory Council 5.15 pm Human Resources Requirements – the Views of the Private Sector Dr Vibash Wijeratna MBBS, MBA Senior Manager, Durdans Group of Hospitals Representative of the Large Hospital Groups 5.30 pm Discussion 6.00 pm CLOSE

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HALL B 1.45 pm to 3.00 pm

Parallel Symposium 2: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Dr Narendra Pinto and Dr Ranjith Ellawala 1.45 pm Anaesthesia Dr Kumudini Ranatunga MD, FRCA President College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka

2.00 pm Ear Nose Throat Surgery Dr J K Chandra Jayasuriya MBBS, MS, FRCS, DLO President College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2.15 pm Ophthalmology Dr Manel Pasqual MBBS, MS President College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2.30 pm Plastic Surgery Dr Lalantha Amarasinghe MBBS, MSc, FRCS President Association of Plastic Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2.45 pm Orthopaedics Dr Ananda Perera MBBS, MS, FRCS President Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association

3.00 pm to 3.15 pm TEA

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3 July 2012 Hall B 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm

Parallel Symposium 5: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Prof. A. H. Sheriffdeen and Prof. Rezvi Sheriff 3.15 pm Transplant Surgery Prof. Mandika Wijeyaratne MS, MD, FRCS President Sri Lanka Association of Nephrology and Transplant Surgery

3.30 pm Urology Dr Anura Wijewardena MBBS, MS, FRCS, DUrol President Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons 3.45 pm Endoscopic Surgery Dr Amal Priyantha MS, FRCS Immediate Past President Association of Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy Society of Sri Lanka 4.00 pm Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Dr Srilal De Silva MBBS, MD, FRCP President Elect Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

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HALL C 1.45 pm to 3.00 pm

Parallel Symposium 3: “Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future” Chaired by: Prof. Lalitha Mendis and Prof. Jennifer Perera 1.45 pm Pathology Dr Mala Tudawe MBBS, DPath, MD Immediate Past President College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2.00 pm Microbiology Dr Ajith Nagahawatte MBBS, Dip.Med.Micro, MD Council Member Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2.15 pm Forensic Pathology Dr Laksiri Waidyaratne MBBS, MD President College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2.30 pm Radiology Major General Dr Sanjeewa Munasinghe MBBS, MD, RWP, RSP, USP President Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2.45 pm Haematology Dr Indira Wijesiriwardena MBBS, DPath, MD Past President Sri Lanka College of Haematologists

3.00 pm to 3.15 pm TEA

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3 July 2012 Hall C 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm Parallel Symposium 6 Chaired by: Dr Lucian Jayasuriya and Dr Sarath Samarage 3.15 pm Medical Administration Surgeon Rear Admiral Dr N. E. L. W. Jayasekara VSV, USP, MSc, MBA, MD President College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka 3.30 pm Community Medicine Dr Vinya Ariyarathne MD, MPH, MSc, MD President College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 3.45 pm Health Informatics Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD President Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka 4.00 pm Sports Medicine Dr H J Suraweera Ms, FRCS President Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association

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DOCTOR’S CONCERT 2012 THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Presents “Celebrations”

A variety entertainment by Doctors, Medical Students and their Families on the 3 July 2012 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 pm at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall “Magic Show” – Nishika Peiris “Piyu Bole, Piya Bole” – Dr Harshini Rajapakse, Dr Arosha Dissanayake & Family “කටු අකල඼ මල් ඼ැහැලේ” – Dr Harshini Rajapakse, Desh Dissanayake & Dili Dissanayake “Edelweiss” – Dr Arosha Dissanayake & Family “දුහුවිල්ල඼න් ලත්සුනු තලරා” (by Morris) – Dr Thushara de Silva “හන්තානට පායන සද” (by Amarasiri Peiris) – Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa “දචසක් පැ඼ නැති ලහලන්” – Dr Ranjith Ellawala “දුර ලපලනන තැනිත඼ා” - Prof. Joe Perera and Niroshi Perera “Koffee with Kamala” – Dr Chithranga Kariyawasan, Dr Sankha Randenikumara, Dr Isha Prematilleke “Matilda” (Harry Belafonte) - Dr B.J.C Perera and the SLMA Council “Our Way” (with apologies to Frank Sinatra & My Way) – Dr B.J.C Perera and the SLMA Council “සීනි මලල් ” - Diabetes Song - Dr Suran Kuruppu, Dr Promod Kahawewitharana, Ms Varuni Mallikarachchi, Ms Nilanka Munasinghe “පරසතු මා඼ ඼තා” – Dr D. J. Anthony Hindi Song from “Aradhana” – Prof. Neville Perera “වීනාවි” – Dr D. J. Anthony "Shiva-Sthuthi" – Dr Mirna Kumaradas

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4 July 2012 Hall A

4 JULY 2012: RESEARCH HALL A 8.45 am to 9.30am

Keynote Address Chaired by: Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake National Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation Prof. Sirimali Fernando MBBS, Dip (Micro), M.Sc. (Lond) Chairperson National Science Foundation 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Symposium on Publishing Research Organised in Collaboration with International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Chaired by: Dr Anuruddha Abeygunasekara and Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan 9.30 am The Journals Online Initiative and the Sri Lanka Journals Online Ms. Sioux Cumming Programme Officer, Publishing Support International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications 10.00 am Open Access Online Publishing - The Experience of a Sri Lankan Editor Dr BJC Perera MBBS(Cey), DCH(Cey), DCH(Eng), MD(Paed), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lon), FRCPCH(UK), FSLCPaed, FCCP, FCGP(SL) Joint Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health Editor in Chief, Sri Lanka Journal of Biomedical Informatics 10.30 am Publishing Your Research - What do Editors Look For? Vidyajyothi Prof. Janaka De Silva MBBS, MD, DPhil(Oxford), FRCP(London), FRCP(Edin.), FCCP, FRACP(Hon), MRCP(UK), FNAS(SL) Joint Editor, Ceylon Medical Journal Senior Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Consultant Physician Colombo North Teaching Hospital 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA

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11.15 am to 12.45 pm

Symposium on Funding Health Research in Sri Lanka Chaired by: Prof. M. M. Ismail and Prof. Janaka De Silva 11.15 am The Role of the Ministry of Health in Funding Research Dr Sunil De Alwis MSc, MD Deputry Director General (Education, Research and Training) Education, Research and Training Unit Ministry of Health 11.30 am The role of the World Health Organisation in Funding Research Dr Palitha Abeykoon MBBS, MD, MMed Consultant World Health Organisation 11.45 am The Role of the National Research Council in Funding Research Prof. Janendra De Costa PhD Member, National Research Council 12.00 noon The Role of the National Science Foundation in Funding Research Mrs. Anusha Amarasinghe MSc Additional Director National Science Foundation followed by panel discussion Dr Geethika Yapa BSc, PhD Head, Research Division National Science Foundation

Dr Thamara Dias BSc, PhD Head, Technology Division National Science Foundation

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4 July 2012 Hall A 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Talk on Inventions Chaired by: Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD Experiences of an Inventor Dr Shantha Lenadora MBBS, MSOG, FSLCOG Winner of the Presidential Award for Invention 2012 Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Teaching Hospital Kandy 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Free Paper Symposium 5 Immunology and Genetics Chaired by: Prof. Rohan W Jayasekara and Dr Lucian Jayasuriya OP-29: Indoor Aeroallergen Sensitisation Patterns in Sri Lankan Patients with Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Dr G. N. Malavige Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura OP-30: Immunophenotype of Persistent Peripheral Blood Lymphocytosis in Adults Reactive or Clonal? Dr B. C. M. Wimalachandra Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-31: Prevalence of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis Among Adult Sri Lankan Patients With Refractory Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms - A Prospective Study Dr C. K. Ranawaka Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP-32: A Candidate Gene Association Study of Preeclampsia in Sinhalese Women Dr P. H. Andraweera Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-33: Vascular Disease Susceptibility Gene Polymorphisms are Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Dr P. H. Andraweera Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-34: Molecular Diagnosis of Williams Buren Syndrome in a Cohort of Sri Lankan Patients Dr D. M. Ranaweera Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

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OP-35: Utility of Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction in Leptospirosis Diagnosis - Association Between Level of Leptospiremia and Clinical Manifestations in Sri Lanka Dr S. B. Agampodi Rajarata University of Sri Lanka OP-36: PCR-Enzyme Linked Immunoabsorbent Assay as a Rapid Molecular Method for Detection of Rifampicin Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Low Resource Settings Dr C. P. Adikaram Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-37: Novel Approach To Understand Carcinogenesis in Oral Submucous Fibrosis Dr R. P. Illeperuma Oral Cancer Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm TEA 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Symposium on Clinical Trials in Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr Malik Fernando and Dr Priyadarshani Galapaththi 3.30 pm Clinical Trials in Sri Lanka Prof. Asita De Silva MBBS, DPhil (Oxon), FRCP (Lond) Director, Clinical Trials Unit Professor of Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya 4.00 pm FERCAP and the Role of IRBs in Clinical Trials Prof. Cristina Torris PhD Co-ordinator, Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific 4.30 pm Clinical Trials Registration Dr Udaya Ranawaka MD, FRCP, FCCP Secretary, Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Management Committee

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4 July 2012 Hall A 5.00 pm Clinical Trials Regulations in Sri Lanka Dr Hemantha Beneragama Director Cosmetics, Devices and Drugs Regulatory Authority of Sri Lanka 5.15 pm Presentation of the Award to the Winner of the Contest to Design a Logo for the Sri Lanka Clinical Trial Registry 5.30 pm

SC Paul Oration Allograft Rejection – a Novel Pathway of CD8+ T-cell Cytotoxicity Dr S. Sivaganesh MBBS, MS, DPhil Senior Lecturer Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka

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SC PAUL ORATION 2012 Allograft Rejection – a Novel Pathway of CD8+ T-cell Cytotoxicity Dr S. Sivaganesh MBBS, MS, DPhil Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Transplantation has revolutionised the management end stage organ failure. Advances in surgical techniques, anaesthesia and critical care along with the development of immunosuppressive regimens have vastly expanded the number of transplants performedworld-wide. Coupled to this success has been an exponential rise in the demand for donor organs posing a major challenge for transplant programs. Modern immunosuppression haslargely succeeded in controlling acute rejection, but chronic rejection remains the major cause of graft loss, morbidity and mortality in graft recipients and its pathogenesis is still poorly understood. Pan immunosuppression of organ recipients comes with its attendant problems of opportunistic infections, neoplasia and economic consequences. The ability to equip a recipient with donor organ specific tolerance would counter the twin problems of chronic rejection and non-specific immunosuppression. This utopian state, often referred to as the ‘Holy Grail’ of transplantation, is the goal towards which most research in transplant immunology is directed. The immune response to transplantation is distinct because donor alloantigen recognition by host T-cells occurs via two pathways. Though recognised as being predominantly responsible for acute rejection, the impact of direct allorecognition diminishes with the depletion of donor APCs from the graft. There is also increasing evidence that the indirect pathway plays a significant role in both early and chronic rejection. Contributing to this was the observation that CD4+ T-cells with indirect allospecificity could provide help for graft rejection mediated by CD8+ T-cells with directly allospecificity. Theunlinked four-cell model proposed to explain this, consisting of a CD8+ T-cell paired with a donor APC that received help from a CD4+ T-cell paired with a recipient APC,however, did not clarifyhow help was provided. The ability of DCs to re-present unprocessed antigen raised the possibility of a novel pathway of allorecognition, whereby recipient DCs, rather than process alloantigen, could present it as intact protein for direct pathway activation. If these DCs could also concurrently present processed alloantigen to indirect pathway CD4+ T-cells, this three-cell cluster model would enable linked help and provide a rational alternative to the four-cell model. The aim of this study was to investigate this hypothesis using a well characterised BALB/c to B6 MHC class I and II disparate mouse model of CD8+ T-cell mediated acute rejection. B6 DCs acquired and presented both intact and processed allo-MHC molecules simultaneously after co-culture with BALB/c DCs. When transferred into syngeneic hosts these DCs generated an anti-donor CD8+ T-cell response and induced division of CD4+ T-cells withindirect allospecificity. The failure of MHC class II deficient B6 DCs to generate this responseunder similar conditions indicated that the presence of both intact and processed forms of the alloantigen was a prerequisite for this pathway to be effective. DCs from B6 but not MHC class II deficient B6 recipients of BALB/c cardiac transplants generated CD8 + T-cell responses in syngeneic hosts replicating the findings in vivo. These results confirmed that help to direct cytotoxic CD8+ T-cells could be provided by indirect CD4 + T cells throughinteraction on a single APC. This mechanism could be of importance in the development of delayed anti-graft CD8+ T-cell cytotoxicity and the pathogenesis of chronic rejection. A better understanding of these pathways will facilitate the evolution of strategies to prevent chronic rejection and develop graft tolerance.

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4 July 2012 Hall B HALL B 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Free Paper Symposium 1 - Transplant Medicine and Renal Disease Chaired by: Prof. Rezvi Sheriff and Prof. A. H. Sheriffdeen OP-1: Liver Transplantation - Initial Experience At Colombo North Liver Transplantation Service Dr M. M. M. P. Bogamuwa Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP-2: Live Donor Renal Transplantation in Sri Lanka - Factors Affecting Overall Outcome Dr N. Gunawansa National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo OP-3: Outcome of Living Unrelated Donor Renal Transplantation is Equivalent to Those of Living Related Donor Renal Transplantation Dr U. A. D. Wijesinghe Faculty of Medicine ,University of Peradeniya OP-4: Arsenic (As) Related Skin Manifestations in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in The North Central Province of Sri Lanka Dr R. Dassanayake Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura OP-5: Histopathological Changes in Liver and Renal Tissues in Wistar Rats Given Bore Well Water From CKDu Endemic Areas in North Central Province Dr M. G. Thammitiyagodage Medical Research Institute, Colombo OP-6: Renal Dysfunction in Patients With Cirrhosis – A Prospective Analysis Dr K. R. P. Perera Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA 11.15 am to 12.45 pm

Free Paper Symposium 3 – Diabetes Chaired by: Dr Prasad Katulanda and Prof. Chandrika Wijeyaratne OP-14: Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension Among Three Populations with Cataract in Vavuniya and Gampaha Districts in the Post Conflict Era Dr M. S. Amaratunge Vijaya Kumaratunge Memorial Hospital, Seeduwa

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OP-15: Prevalence and Predictors of High Density Lipoprotien Levels Among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Dr T. P. Weerarathna Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP-16: Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Diabetic Patients Attending Medical Clinics, Teaching Hospital, Galle Dr P. L. G. C. Liyanage Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP-17: The Prevalence, Patterns and Correlates of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Sri Lanka Dr P. Ranasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-18: Variations in The Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Different Phenotypes of Type 2 Diabetes Dr T. P. Weerarathna Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP-19: Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Dr R. Jayawardena Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia OP-20: Use of Alternative Medicines and the Factors Associated with the Use Among Diabetic Patients Attending The Medical Clinics At National Hospital of Sri Lanka Dr P. H. U. Cooray Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Talk on Dengue: Beyond the Guidelines Chaired by: Prof. S. P. Lamabadusuriya Dr LakKumar Fernando MBBS, MD Consultant Paediatrician General Hospital Negombo

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4 July 2012 Hall B 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Free Paper Symposium 6 - Communicable Diseases Chaired by: Dr Ajith Nagahawatte and Dr N Lokunarangoda OP-38: Predicting Acute Liver Failure in Dengue Infection Dr C. K. Ranawaka Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP-39: Association of Serum Il-10 With Severe Clinical Disease in Acute Dengue Infections Dr G. N. Malavige Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura OP-40: To Identify The Role of Haemoglobin, Pack Cell Volume and Pulse Pressure in Predicting Fluid Leakage in Patients with Dengue who Consume Adequate Amounts of Fluids Prof. P Ranjan Faculty of Medicine, University of Keleniya OP-41: The Role of Perceived Self Efficacy in Dengue Vector Control Activities Among Residents of Kundasale MOH Area Dr D. L. Rangama Post Graduate Institute Medicine, Colombo OP-42: In-Vitro Erythrocyte Membrane Stabilization Properties of Carica Papaya L. Leaf Extracts Dr P. Ranasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-43: Study of Host Preference of Phlebotomine Sandflies (Vector of Leishmaniasis) in Sri Lanka Dr S. A. S. C. Senanayake Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-44: Largest Ever Outbreak of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: Sero-Molecular Epidemiology and Risk Factors Dr S. B. Agampodi Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka OP-45: Prophylactic Doxycycline Use for Prevention of Leptospirosis Among Farmers Hospitalised with Leptospirosis Dr C. L. Fonseka Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. OP-46: Culture Positive Enteric Fever in Colombo and Ragama 2007-2010 Dr E. Corea Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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OP-47: Life Style Changes Among Tuberculosis Patients Attending Central Chest Clinic Colombo Dr M. G. B. Senanayake Nutrition Coordination Division, Ministry of Health 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm TEA 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Free Paper Symposium 8 - Non Communicable Diseases Chaired by: Prof. Ravindra Fernando and Prof. Pujitha Wickramasinghe OP-58: Incidence of Hypertension in An Urban Population - Can We Modify the Risk? Dr A. Kasturiratne Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP-59: Public Awareness of Stroke, Its Warning Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment in Sri Lanka Dr T. Chang Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-60: Knowledge of Stroke, Stroke Warning Symptoms, Stroke Risk Factors, Antiplatelet Therapy and Stroke-Units Amongst General Practitioners in Sri Lanka Dr T. Chang Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-61: Can A Composite Index Predict Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk? Dr E. P. D. S. Ediriweera Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-62: Metabolic Syndrome Among Sri Lankan Adults - Prevalence, Patterns and Correlates Dr P. Ranasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-63: Waist-To-Height Ratio Has The Best Anthropometric Association With Cardio-Metabolic Disease Among Sri Lankan Adults Dr P. Ranasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-64: Influence of Baseline Inflammatory Status On Dietary Effects of Nutrition Counseling in Women with and without Coronary Artery Disease Dr T. Thoradeniya Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-65: The Burden of Road Traffic Injuries in Kandy District, Sri Lanka Dr P. Nithershini Teaching Hospital, Kandy

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4 July 2012 Hall C HALL C 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Free Paper Symposium 2 - Nutrition and Physical Activity Chaired by: Dr Narada Warnasuriya and Dr Renuka Jayatissa OP-7: Vitamin D Status and Its Association with Serum Parathyroid Hormone in Preschool Children in a Sri Lankan Community Dr E. Marasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Keleniya OP-8: Body Weight Perception and Weight Loss Practices Among Sri Lankan Adults Dr R. Jayawardena Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia OP-9: Comparison of Body Fat Percentage of Sri Lankan National Rugby Players Based On Their Playing Positions Dr S. N. Muthuthanthiri Institute of Sports Medicine, Colombo OP-10: Contribution of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior To Glycaemic Status in Urban Women Dr P. H. I. U. Waidyatilaka Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-11: Energy and Nutrient Intake - Findings From a Sri Lankan Adult Nutrition Survey Dr R. Jayawardena Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia OP-12: Negative Health Effects of Coconut - Are They Real At The Population Level? Dr L. K. Athauda Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP-13: Patterns and Correlates of Physical Activity Among Sri Lankan Adults Dr R. Jayawardena Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA

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Free Paper Symposium 4 - Mental Health and Attitudes Chaired by: Dr Shehan Williams and Dr V. Murali OP-21: A Descriptive Study on Prevalence of Gender Based Violence in Female Patients with Psychiatric Illness at the National Institute of Mental Health Dr R. M. A. V. L. Seneviratne National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda OP-22: Associations Between Exposure to Conflict, Tsunami and Mental Disorders and School Absenteeism Among Sri Lankan Children Dr C. Siriwardhana Institute For Research and Development and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London OP-23: Child Abuse and Abdominal Pain - Is There An Association? Dr N. M. Devanarayana Faculty of Medicine ,University of Kelaniya OP-24: Domestic Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka - Medico-Legal Aspects Dr R. Nananyakkara Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura OP-25: Suicides is The Commonest Cause of Death Among Pregnant Women in Anuradhapura District Dr T. R. N. Fernando Faculty of Medicine, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka OP-26: Relationship Between Increased Risk of Falling and Cognitive Impairment in Elderly People, Living in an Elderly Home in Colombo District Dr R. S. Thanthrige Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-27: Truth About Truth Telling Dr A. K. P. Ranaweera De Soysa Maternity Hospital, Colombo OP-28: Knowledge, Attitudes and Size of The Carbon Footprint Among Medical Students Dr C. I. Wijesinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING

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4 July 2012 Hall C 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Symposium on Future Brains: Biological, Psychosocial and Environmental Impact Organised in Collaboration with Physiological Society of Sri Lanka Chaired by: Prof. Sherine Fernando and Dr Narada Warnasuriya The Biological Aspects Dr Dilshani Dissanayake MBBS, PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Physiology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo The Psychosocial Aspects Dr Chandana Hewage MBBS, PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Physiology Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenapura 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Free Paper Symposium 7 - Child Health, Reproductive Health and Cancer Chaired by: Prof. Hemantha Senanayake and Dr. Kapila Jayarathne OP-48: Coagulation Changes in Hypothermia in Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Dr T. Harischandra Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle OP-49: The Neurodevelopmental Outcome at 2 Years - A Prospective Cohort Study of Preterm Infants Dr S. Sumanasena Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP-50: Complementary Feeding Practices in Infants and Young Children in The Medical Officer of Health Area, Sandilipay Dr D. Jeyakumaran Primary Care Service Unit, Ministry of Health OP-51: Cut Off Value of TSH For Early Prediction of Poor Neurodevelopment of 5 to 9 Year Old Children in Sri Lanka Dr V. Abeysuriya Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 51


OP-52: Under-Nutrition, Feeding Practices and Associated Factors Among PreSchool Children Attending Child Welfare Clinic in Estate Sector, Passara MOH Area Dr M. M. M. Muzrif Family Health Bureau, Colombo OP-53: National Survey On Tobacco Use Among 13 To 15 Years School Children in Sri Lanka Dr A. P. De Silva Division of Deputy Director General (Medical Service ) I, Ministry of Health OP-54: Occupational and Environmental Exposure and Semen Quality of Infertile Men - Is Lead Responsible? Dr G. U. S. Wijesekara Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura OP-55: Screening of Female Sex Workers for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in The Central Province, Sri Lanka Dr K. A. S. Jayawardena STD/AIDS Control Programme, Kandy, Sri Lanka OP-56: Cervical Cancer Screening Among Prison Inmates in Two Female Prisons in Sri Lanka Dr S. N. Perera National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health OP-57: Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention On early detection Breast Cancer in The District of Gampaha Dr P. V. S. C. Vithana Family Health Bureau, Colombo 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm TEA 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Free Paper Symposium 9 - Therapeutics and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chaired by: Dr V Murali and Dr B. Kumarendran OP-66: Atorvastatin in Ulcerative Colitis: A Placebo Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial Dr A. Chakrabarti Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigar, India OP-67: Aspirin Resistance Among Sri Lankan Patients Dr N. Prasanna Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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4 July 2012 Hall C OP-68: GSTM2 C Terminal Domain Alters The Contractility and Ca2+ Transients in Cultured Ventricular Cardiomyocytes Dr R. P. Hewawasam Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle OP-69: Effect of Aqueous Extract of Gmelina Arborea On Glucose Homeostasis in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats Dr A. P. Attanayake Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP-70: Effect of a Herbal Formulation on the Incidence and Severity of Upper Respiratory Symptoms in healthy volunteers: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial E. R. C. S. Wickramathilake Link Natural Products, Ltd. OP-71: Use of Burnt Paper Ash as a Topical Haemostatic Agent Dr T. Seneviratne Lady Ridgeway Hospital For Children, Colombo OP-72: Western, Ayurvedic and Plant Extract Pediculocides - How Effective and Safe Are They? Dr H. Banneheke Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura OP-73: Immediate and Short-Term Outcome of Bronchial and Non-Bronchial Systemic Artery Embolisation for the Management of Haemoptysis - A Descriptive Study Dr W.N. D. P.C. Appuhamy North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP-74: Peripheral Nerve Function in Paraquat Survivors Dr S. S. Jayasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP-75 The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry – a 5 Year Audit Dr K . A .G. De Abrew Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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4 July 2012 Hall D HALL D 9.30 am to 3.45 pm

Clinical Trials - A Workshop for Reviewers and Researchers Organised in Collaboration with Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP) Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL) 9.30 am to 11.00 am Issues Faced by ERCs that Review Clinical Trials in Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr Malik Fernando 9.30 am Prof. Hemantha Senanayake MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo

9.50 am Dr Chandanie Wanigatunge MBBS, MD, MRCP Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda 10.10 am Prof. Ranjan Premaratne Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama 10.30 am Discussion 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA

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11.15 am to 12. 45 pm Global Issues in Reviewing Clinical Trials Chaired by: Prof. Hemantha Senanayake 11.15 am Addressing Common Weaknesses of IRBs in Clinical Trials Prof. Cristina Torres PhD Co-ordinator Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific 11.45 am Regulatory Challenges and IRB Functioning Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy President Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India Retired Senior Deputy Director General Indian Council for Medical Research President Chairperson, Forum of Medical Ethics Society (FMES) 12.15 pm Discussion 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING 1.30 pm to 3.15 pm Selected Issues in Clinical Trials Chaired by: Dr Vathsala Jayasuriya and Prof. Ranjan Premaratne 1.30 pm Data Safety Monitoring Boards Dr P Paul Kumaran MBBS, BA (Psychology), MPH Scientist D (Medical) National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NITR) Indian Council for Medical Research Member Secretary, NIRT Institutional Ethics Committee Chennai, India Member, Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB速), Washington, USA

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4 July 2012 Hall D 1.50 pm Adverse Event Reports Dr Sangeeta Desai MD, DTM Professor & Pathologist, Former, Member Secretary, Institutional Ethics Committee Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India 2.10 pm Causality Assessment of Adverse Reports Dr Ralph Edwards MBChB (Birmingham), MRCS, LRCP (London), MRCP (UK), FRCP (London), FRACP. Senior Advisor The Uppsala Monitoring Centre World Health Organisation Sweeden 2.30 pm Ethical Issues of Globalization of Clinical Trials - Solutions? Dr Nandini K. Kumar MBBS, DCP (Diploma in Clinical Pathology) and MHSc (bioethics) Former Deputy Director General Senior Grade Indian Council for Medical Research Investigator, NIH project National Institute of Epidemiology Chennai, India Member, Executive Committee Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India 2.50 pm Clinical Investigator Obligations Dr Medha Joshi BSc, MLISC, PhD Head, Department of Library Sciences Member, Institutional Review Board 1 Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai India 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm TEA and CLOSE

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5 JULY 2012: CME HALL A 8.45 am to 9.30 am

Inaugural S Ramachandran Oration Is Surgery for Diabetes Effective? Dr Henry Rajaratnam MD (Ceylon), FRCP (London), Hon. FCCP Hon. FRACP, Hon. FSLCGP, FACE Senior Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Objectives: To study the effects of Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery on weight loss and glycaemic control. Design and Methods: We conducted a longitudinal cohort study of 15 obese individuals with a BMI exceeding 35 Kg/m2 who underwent the Roux en Y procedure from 2003 to 2009. The reduction of weight, excess weight, BMI, Waist circumference, incident diabetes and pre diabetes was assessed. The reduction in the use of oral hypoglycaemic drugs and the time to plateau of the loss in weight was also determined. Results: The average decrease in weight, excess weight, BMI, Waist circumference was 26.2 Kg, 49%, 9.8, 14.7cms ( 13.8%) respectively. Loss was greater in females vs males 29 vs 24 Kg,32.9 vs20.9kg , 11.1 vs 7.4 and 15.2 vs 13.6cms for the same parameters respectively. The change in diabetics for HbA1C, FBS, 75gm OGTT and drug usage was - 2.2%, 70.8mg/dl, 107mg/dl and 1.7 drugs respectively. All diabetics prior to surgery lost their diabetic status. Conclusions: Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery is a very effective procedure for losing weight in obese patients who have failed conservative treatment. It also results in remarkable improvements in glycaemic control.

9.30 am to 11.00 am

Symposium on Stroke Organised in Collaboration with South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association Chaired by: Prof. Ranjanie Gamage and Dr Harsha Gunasekara 9.30 am Development of Acute Stroke Services in the Setting of Limited Resources Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne MD,FRACP,FAHA,FRSM(UK) Neurologist & Director; Stroke Unit & Neuroscience Research Unit Director & Public officer, Stroke Society Australia Chair, HREC, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia Founder President, Asia Pacific Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees 59


9.45 am Development of Stroke Care in the North Central Province Dr Dharshana Sirisena MBBS MD Consultant Neurologist Head, Stroke Services, Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura 9.55 am Development of Stroke Care in the Uva Province Dr Nirodha De Silva MBBS, MD Consultant Physician Head, Stroke Unit, Base Hospital, Diyathalawa

10.05 am Managing Pain in Stroke Dr Charitha Perera MBBS MSpMed GradDipMscMed FAFRM (RACP) Senior Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, Australia Chair, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine SA/NT Branch 10.15 am Stroke Rehabilitation Dr Michael Pollack MBBS, FAFRM (RACP), FACRM, FFPM ANZCA, M.Med.Sci. (Clin.Epi.) Senior Staff Specialist, Rehabilitation Medicine Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Hunter New England LHD (NSW) Director, Hunter Stroke Service Clinical Director, Rankin Park Centre for Aged Care & Rehab Medical Co-Chairman, Stroke Services NSW (ACI, NSW Ministry of Health) Member, Editorial Board, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation Member, Clinical Council, National Stroke Foundation of Australia 10.40 am to 11.00 am Panel Discussion 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA

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5 July 2012 Hall A 11.15 am to 12.45 am

Symposium on Recent Advances in Immunology and Immunogenetics Organised in Collaboration with UK Sri Lanka Immunology Foundation Chaired by: Prof. Lalitha Mendis and Dr Udaya Ranawake 11.15 am Approach to a Patient with Suspected Immunodeficiency Dr Rajiva De Silva MBBS, MD Consultant Immunologist Medical Research Institute Colombo 11.35 am Novel Genetic Findings in Immunodeficiency Disorders Dr Suranjith Senevirathne MBBS, MD, DPhil(Oxon), FRCP, FRCPath, FCCP Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department of Clinical Immunology Royal Free Hospital and Centre for Immunodeficiency University College London 11.55 am Recent Advances in the Management of Food Allergies Dr Anura Weerasinghe MBBS, MD, FRCP, DCH, DTM&H, PhD Consultant Immunologist

12.15 pm Current Status and Future Developments in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr Lalith Wijeyaratne MBBS, MD, MRCP Consultant Rheumatologist National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo

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12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING 12.35 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Panel Discussion on Vision 2020 Organised in Collaboration with College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr Binara Amarasinghe Vision 2020 National Programme Dr Palitha Maheepala MBBS, MSc, MD Additional Secretary Ministry of Health Focal Point, Vision 2020

Primary Eye Care Programme in Vision 2020 Dr Mangala Gamage MBBS, MS, FRCOpth Joint Editor College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka

Glaucoma Programme in Vision 2020 Dr Muditha Kulathunga MBBS, MS, FRCOphth Past President College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka

Low Vision, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy Dr Manel Pasqual MBBS, MS President College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka

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5 July 2012 Hall A 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm

Professor NDW Lionel Oration Managing Drug Allergies - the Past, Present and Future Dr Suranjith L Senevirathne MBBS, MD, DPhil(Oxon), FRCP, FRCPath, FCCP Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department of Clinical Immunology Royal Free Hospital and Centre for Immunodeficiency University College London UK During the last few decades antibiotics, analgesics, anaesthetic agents, vaccines and colloids have formed an important part in the treatment plans of many patients. Unfortunately, some patients develop allergic reactions whilst receiving either one or a combination of these agents. Some reactions result in significant morbidity or even mortality and also raise important management questions about possible medications patient may safely receive in the future. My talk will highlight important advances made in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and prevention of drug allergies and outline how these contributed to the development of specific management guidelines by our working group. Recent research contributions made by my group in understanding the epidemiology and pathogenic mechanisms of different drug allergies and its management would be discussed.

2.15 pm to 3.45 pm

Symposium on Respiratory Disorders Organised in Collaboration with Association of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr B. J. C. Perera and Dr Bandu Gunasena 2.15 pm Review of Current Literature on the Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Dr Dushantha Madegedera MBBS, MD Consultant Chest Physician Teaching Hospital Kandy 2.45 pm The Clinical Impact of Co-morbidities and Phenotypes on Asthma management Dr Manil Peiris MBBS, MD Consultant Chest Physician District General Hospital Kegalle Kegalle

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3.15 pm The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Dr Amitha Fernando MBBS, MD, FRCP Consultant Chest Physician National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo Central Chest Clinic Colombo 3.45 pm to 4.00 pm TEA 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Symposium on Cardiology Organised in Collaboration with Sri Lanka Heart Association Chaired by: Dr Ruwan Ekanayake and Dr M R Mubarak 4.00 pm Recent Advances in Lipid Lowering Therapy Dr Sudarshan Ramachandran MBBS, FRCPath Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Heart of England Foundation Trust Birmingham, UK Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham Programme Director for Metabolic Medicine West Midlands Deanery, UK 4.30 pm Arrhythmia Management in the 21st Century Dr Rohan Gunawardena MBBS, MD Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo 5.00 pm Current Status of Coronary Interventions in Sri Lanka Dr Vajira Senarathne MBBS, MD, FRCP (Lond) Consultant Cardiologist National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo

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5 July 2012 Hall A 5.30 pm Therapeutic Options in Structural Heart Diseases Dr Duminda Samarasinghe MBBS, DCH, MD Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo 6.00 pm CLOSE

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5 July 2012 Hall B HALL B 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Symposium on Genetics of Complex Disorders Organised in Collaboration with Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Chaired by: Prof. Rohan W Jayasekara and Dr B.J. C. Perera 9.30 am The Sri Lankan Personal Genome - Implications for Common Disorders Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD Professor and Medical Geneticist Human Genetics Unit Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 9.45 am Clinical genetic approach to complex heart disease Prof. Dhavendra Kumar MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FACMG Consultant in Clinical Genetics/Lead Cardiovascular Genetics All Wales Medical Genetics Service, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff Institute of Molecular & Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK Genomic Policy Unit, School of Health, Sport & Science, The University 10.15 am Genetics of Diabetes in South Asia Dr Prasad Katulanda MBBS, MD, DPhil (Oxon) Senior Lecturer and Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka 10.30 am Integrating Genetics into Clinical Medicine Dr I. C. Verma FRCP, FAAP, FAMS Director, Centre of Medical Genetics Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi India

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11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA 11.15 am to 12.45 am

Symposium on Rational Use of Antibiotics Organised in Collaboration with Cosmetic, Devices, and Drugs Authority of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists of Sri Lanka Chaired by: Prof. Gita Fernando and Dr Hemantha Beneragama 11.15 am Rational Use of Antibiotics Dr Priyadarshini Galappaththy MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), FCCP, DipMedTox(Cardiff) Senior Lecturer Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 11.45 am Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis- the Man Made Epidemic: Aetiology and Management Dr Hiranthi Walpola MD, MRCP, MPH Senior Medical Officer Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre Queensland Australia 12.15 pm Antimicrobial Resistance Dr Jayanthi Elvitigala MBBS, MD Consultant Microbiologist National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Chest Hospital Welisara

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5 July 2012 Hall B 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Talk on Contextualising the evidence to inform policy decisions: The case of rifampicin for latent tuberculosis infection Chaired by: Prof. Chrishantha Abeyasena Prof. Prathap Tharyan MBBS, MD, MRC Psych Professor of Psychiatry Christian Medical College Vellor India Director South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre India 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm

Symposium on Neuro Trauma Organised in Collaboration with Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Chaired by: Dr Sri Lal De Silva and Dr Dushyanthi Perera 2.15 pm Traumatic Brain Injury Dr Ravi Weerakoon MD, FRCA Consultant Anaesthetist Teaching Hospital Kandy 2.45 pm Assessment and Management of Neuro Trauma Dr Manjula Hewageeganage MD Consultant Paediatric Intensivist Teaching Hospital Karapitiya 3.15 pm Surgical Management of Neurotrauma Dr Saman Wadanambi MBBS, MS Consultant Neurosurgeon National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo

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3.45 pm to 4.00 pm TEA 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Symposium on Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Road Traffic Accidents Organised by the Road Traffic Accidents Expert Committee of the SLMA in Collaboration with College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr Lanka Dissanayake and Mr T Perinpanayagam 4.00 pm Overview of the Problem Prof. A. H. Sheriffdean DFRCS, FRCSE Emeritus Professor of Surgery Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 4.30 pm Preliminary Trauma Care Dr Ranjith Ellawala MS, FRCS Consultant Surgeon Immediate Past President College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 5.00 pm Improving Driver Behaviour Mr. A. W. Dissanayake Consultant Department of Motor Traffic Colombo 5.30 pm Discussion 6.00 pm CLOSE

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5 July 2012 Hall C HALL C 9.30 am to 3.45 pm

Workshop on Establishing Healthy Workplaces - “Towards an Effective and Efficient Workforce� Organised by the NIROGI Lanka Project of the SLMA and the Non Communicable Diseases Expert Committee of the SLMA 9.30 am - 11.00 am Ground Reality - Who is Responsible? Chaired by: Dr Ananda Gunasekera and Dr Thalatha Liyanage 9.30 am Rationale for Prevention and Control of NCDs Dr Prasad Katulanda MBBS, MD, DPhil (Oxon) Senior Lecturer and Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka 9.45 am Role of Health Services in NCD Prevention Dr Virginie Mallawarachchi MBBS, MSc, MD Consultant Epidemiologist Ministry of Health Colombo 10.00 am Total Risk Approach in NCD at Primary Health Care Level Dr Padma Gunaratne MBBS, MD, FRCP Consultant Neurologist National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo 10.15 am Dream Team Approach - Local Evidence from NIROGI Lanka Prof. Chandrika Wijeyaratne MBBS, MD, FRCP, DM Professor in Reproductive Medicine and Consultant Physician Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Chairperson, Non Communicable Diseases Expert Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association

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10.35 am Health at workplace: the unseen narrative Dr Mahesh Rajasuriya MBBS, MD Consultant Psychiatrist Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA 11.15 am to 12.45 am

Pragmatic approach to reducing risk factors for NCD Interactive session - Principles of changing workplace setting - Developing your own health indicators Resource Persons: Prof. Diyanath Samarasinghe MBBS, DPM (UK), FRCPsy (UK ) Professor in Psychiatry Department of Psychological Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Dr Manoj Fernando MBBS Lecturer Faculty of Applied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Mihintale Dr Carukshi Arambepola MBBS, MSc, MD Senior Lecturer Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Dr Nadeeka Chandraratne MBBS, MSc Postgraduate Trainee in Community Medicine Postgraduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo

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5 July 2012 Hall C 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Lunch Time Talks Chaired by: Prof. Chandrika Wijeyaratne 12.45 pm Exercise and Physical Activities for the Prevention of NCDs Major General Dr C. Thurairaja MD, DMRD(Lond.), DMRD(L'pool.), FFIMS Consultant Radiologist, Sports Medicine and Family Physician President, Asian Federation of Sports Medicine 1.15 pm Doctors as Role Models of Healthy Lifestyles Dr Ranjuka Ubhayasiri MBBS, MS Consultant Surgeon Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm

Creating workplaces free of NCD - Interactive Session Resource Persons: Prof. Diyanath Samarasinghe MBBS, DPM (UK), FRCPsy (UK ) Professor in Psychiatry Department of Psychological Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Dr Manoj Fernando MBBS Lecturer Faculty of Applied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Mihintale Dr Carukshi Arambepola MBBS, MSc, MD Senior Lecturer Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo

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Dr Nadeeka Chandraratne MBBS, MSc Postgraduate Trainee in Community Medicine Postgraduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo

3.45 pm to 4.00 pm TEA 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Symposium on Status of Women in the Estate Sector: Achievements and Challenges Organised by the Women's Health Expert Committee of the SLMA Moderator: Dr Vathsala Jayasuriya MBBS, MSc, MD Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Chairperson, Women’s Health Expert Committee

Rapporteur: Dr Shamini Prathapan, MBBS, MSc, MD Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Convenor, Women’s Health Expert Committee

Panel : Dr Renuka Jayatissa MBBS, MSc, MD Nutrition Unit Medical Research Institute Colombo

Dr Deepika Attygalle MBBS, MSc, MD Programme Officer Health and Nutrition Section Unicef Colombo

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5 July 2012 Hall C Dr P M Rathnayake MBBS, MSc, MD Director Estate and Urban Health Ministry of Health Colombo Dr M S K Wickramathilake MBBS, MSc, MD Estate and Urban Health Unit Ministry of Health Colombo

Dr Ravi Nanayakkara MBBS, MSc, DLM Director (Health) Plantations Human Development Trust Colombo

Dr Nilmini Hemachandra MBBS, MSc, MD Head Antenatal Care Unit Family Health Bureau Ministry of Health Colombo 6.00 pm CLOSE

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5 July 2012 Hall D HALL D 11.15 am to 12.45 am

Symposium on Paediatric Rehabilitation Organised in Collaboration with South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association Chaired by: Prof Ashvini Fernando 11.15 am Overview on cerebral palsy in Sri Lanka: Past, Present and Future Dr Lilani Panangala MBBS, FRCP, FCCP Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine Rehabilitation Hospital Ragama 11.45 am Hypertonia Assessment and Management Dr James Rice MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM (RACP) Senior Consultant in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Leader, Movement Disorders Program Paediatric Rehabilitation Department Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide Australia 12.15 pm Making Right Choices in Cerebral Palsy Dr Taral Nagda MS, DNB, DOrtho Director and consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Institute of Paediatric Orthopaedic Disorders Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

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2.15 pm to 3.45 pm

Workshop on Team Work in Cerebral Palsy Panel Discussion Based on Case Histories and Videos Organised in Collaboration with South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association Facilitator Dr Nihal Gunathilake Conducted by: Dr James Rice MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM (RACP) Senior Consultant in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Leader, Movement Disorders Program Paediatric Rehabilitation Department Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide, Australia Dr Taral Nagda MS, DNB, DOrtho Director and Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Institute of Paediatric Orthopaedic Disorders Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India Dr Pyara Ratnayake MBBS, MD Consultant Paediatric Neurologist Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo

Dr Samanmali Sumanasena MBBS, MRCPCH(UK) Consultant Paediatrician Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo

Ms. Wasana Dahanayake Dip in OT Senior Occupational Therapist Rehabilitation Hospital Ragama

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5 July 2012 Hall D Ms. Kasuni Chandima Dip in OT, BSc Physiotherapist Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo Ms. Ianthe Perera BA, BSc Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy Disability Studies Department Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya Kelaniya Ms. Sherin Kottegoda Dip in P&O Prosthetist and Orthotist Sri Lanka School of Prosthetics and Orthotics Ragama

3.45 pm to 4.00 pm TEA 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Workshop on Botulinum Toxin Therapy in Cerebral Palsy Organised in Collaboration with South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association Chaired by: Dr Lalith Wijeyaratne Conducted by: Dr James Rice MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM (RACP) Senior Consultant in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Leader, Movement Disorders Program Paediatric Rehabilitation Department Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide, Australia Dr Taral Nagda MS, DNB, DOrtho Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Director, Institute of Paediatric Orthopaedic Disorders Hinduja Hospital Mumbai, India 6.00 pm CLOSE

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6 July 2012 Hall A

6 JULY 2012: ADVOCACY HALL A 9. 15 am to 3.30 pm

Workshop on eHealth Opportunities and Challenges Organised in Collaboration with Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka 9.00 am Inauguration of the Symposium 9.00 am to 10.30 am Introduction of eHealth to Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr B. J. C. Perera 9.15 am HISSL and its Role in Development of eHealth in Sri Lanka Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD President Health informatics Society of Sri Lanka 9.45 am Introduction to eHealth Initiatives in the Ministry of Health Dr S R U Wimalaratne Director (Health Information) Ministry of Health 10.00 am Healthcare Transformation Enabled by ICT – Increased Standards and Capacity Building of the Heath Care Workforce Narayan Sundararajan BTech, MSc, PhD Global Healthcare Program Manager, Intel World Ahead Program Chief Technical Officer, Grameen-Intel Social Business USA 10.30 am TEA

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10.45 am 12.30 pm Streamlining eHealth Chaired by: Dr Ananda Gunasekara, Dr S R U Wimalaratne and Dr Lakshmi Somathunga 10.45 am Bridging the Gap Between IT and Healthcare Dr Gamini Wijayarathna BSc Hons, MEng, DrEng Senior Lecturer Department of Industrial Management Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya 11.15 am Need for Streamlining of eHealth Activities Dr K. K. Pradeep Sylva BDS, MSc Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health 11.30 am Proposed Healthcare Identification Number for the State Health Sector of Sri Lanka Dr C.C. James MD, MSc Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health 11.45 am Strategic Plan for Management of Information and Electronic Communication in NWP Dr W. M. A. Wijekoon MBBS, MSc Assistant Director (Health Information) North Western Province 12.00 noon Discussion 12.30 pm LUNCH

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6 July 2012 Hall A 1.15 pm to 3.15 pm Current eHealth Initiatives in Sri Lanka Chaired by: Dr S. R. U. Wimalaratna 1.15 am eIMMR Dr N.C. Kariyawasam, MBBS, MSc Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health Dr B. Dayaratne MBBS, MSc Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health

1.30 pm Information Systems for Management of Information in Community Health Settings Dr E.S.S. Rodrigo MBBS Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health 1.45 pm Open Source Laboratory Information Management System Bika Dr M.U.T. Perera MBBS Medical Officer (Health Informatics) Ministry of Health 2.00 pm OpenMRS Based Hospital Information system Dr Saminda M. Dharmaratne MBBS, DCH, MSc Medical Officer In Charge Health Information & Research Unit Teaching Hospital, Kandy

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2.15 pm Hospital Health Information Management System Dr K.B Sampath Kulathilaka MBBS Medical Officer in Charge of HHIMS, District Hospital, Dompe 2.30 pm WIBIS and Nivarana Special Surveillance systems Dr Chatura Edirisuriya MBBS, MSc Register in Community Medicine Epidemiology Unit Ministry of Health Dr Lasantha Liyanage BDS, MSc Dental Surgeon (Health Informatics) Epidemiology Unit Ministry of Health

2.45 pm Health Data in Support of Public Health: a comprehensive Nivarana System Nuwan Waidyanatha BA(Main), MA (Montana) Senior Research Fellow LIRNEasia 3.00 pm An eHealth Solution for Provincial Health Administration Dr Kapila Kannangara MBBS, MSc Provincial Director of Health Services Sabaragamuwa Province 3.15 pm Discussion 3.30 pm TEA and CLOSE

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6 July 2012 Hall B HALL B 9. 00 am to 3.30 pm

Workshop on Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine Organised in Collaboration with Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka 9.00 am Inauguration of the Symposium 9.15 am Introduction to Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine Day Dr Pramilla Senanayake MBBS, PhD, FRCOG, President Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka 9.30 am to 10.30 am Fertility Issues Chaired by: Dr Milhan Batcha and Dr Lakshmen Senanayake 9.30 am Selection of Patients for Advanced Fertility Treatment Prof. Harsha Senevirathne DM FRCOG FSLOG Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka 09.50 am What is on Offer for Patients Needing Advanced Fertility Treatment? Prof. Athula Kaluarachchi MS, FRCOG, FSLOG Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka 10.10 am Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction Technologies Prof. Sumedha Wijeratne MSc, MPhil, PhD Professor in Reproductive Biology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo

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10.30 am TEA 10.45 am to 11.45 am Gender Based Violence (GBV) Chaired by: Prof. H R Seneviratne and Prof. Athula Kaluarachchi 10.45 am What is GBV? Dr Sarada Hemapriya MBBS, MS, FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Teaching Hospital Kandy 11.00 am Why is GBV Considered a Health Issue? Dr Sanath Lanerolle MBBS, MS, MRCOG Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Base Hospital Marawilla 11.15 am Role of The Health Professionals in Addressing GBV Dr Lakshmen Senanayake MBBS, MS, FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

11.30 am Need for Multi-sectoral Collaboration in Addressing GBV Dr Vathasala Jayasuriya Senior Lecturer Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura 11.45 am to 12.45 pm Panel Discussion on Abortion 11.45 am Abortion: Is it a Problem at Present? Dr Mangala Dissanayake MBBS, MSc, MRCOG Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Base Hospital Avissawella

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6 July 2012 Hall B 12.00 noon Health Consequences of Unsafe Abortion Dr Harsha Atapattu MBBS, MS, FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist General Hospital Kaluthara 12.15 pm Psychological Issues and Providing Emotional Support Dr Kapila Ranasinghe MBBS, MD Consultant Psychiatrist National Institute of Psycological Medicine Angoda 12.30 pm Legal Issues Related to Unsafe Abortion Mr Palitha Fernando PC Solicitor General Attorney General's Department

12.45 pm LUNCH 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Sexual Medicine Chaired by: Dr Pramilla Senanayake 1.30 pm Late Onset Hypogonadism in Men Dr Lasantha Malavige MBBS, DIPM, PhD Specialist in Sexual Medicine

2.00 pm Ejaculatory Disorders Prof. Diyanath Samarasinghe MBBS, DPM (UK), FRCPsy (UK ) Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo

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2.30 pm Sexual Health Issues in Elderly Men Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti MBBS, MS Andrologist, Microsurgeon & Director Andromeda Andrology Centre, Hyderabad India 3.00 pm Sexual Dysfunction in Men‌Beyond Medical Management Dr Ajith Malalasekara MBBS, MS, MRCS Senior Lecturer and Consultant Genitourinary Surgeon Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo Sri Lanka 3.30 pm TEA AND CLOSE

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6 July 2012 Hall C HALL C 9. 00 am to 1.15 pm

Workshop on Looking to the Future - Beyond the MDGs: Birth Defects Surveillance, Prevention and Control Organised in Collaboration with Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Ministry of Health World Health Organisation 9. 00 am Inauguration of the Symposium 9.15 am to 12.15 pm The Global Scenario and the Sri Lankan Perspective Chaired by: Prof. Rohan W Jaysekara and Dr Prabha Andraweera 9.15 am Birth Defects Surveillance – its Impact on Delivery of Genetic Services Prof. Dhavendra Kumar MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FACMG Consultant in Clinical Genetics/Lead Cardiovascular Genetics All Wales Medical Genetics Service, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff Institute of Molecular & Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK Genomic Policy Unit, School of Health, Sport & Science, The University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UK 9.45 am Tackling the Burden of Birth Defects and Genetic Disorders Dr I. C. Verma FRCP, FAAP, FAMS Director Centre of Medical Genetics Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi, India 10.15 am The Birth Defects Registry of India Dr S. Suresh MBBS, FRCOG Chairman MEDISCAN Chennai, India 10.30 am TEA

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10.45 am Cutting Edge Genomic Technologies to Diagnose the Genetic Basis of Intellectual Disability and Major Congenital Anomalies Farah Zahir, PhD NeuroDevNet Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Medical Genetics University of British Columbia Children’s and Women’s Hospital Vancouver Canada 11.15 am Sri Lanka Beyond the MDGs - Significance of Birth Defects Prevention and Control Dr Palitha Maheepala MBBS, MSc, MD Additional Secretary Ministry of Health

11.30 am A National Plan for Birth Defects Surveillance in Sri Lanka Dr Kapila Jayaratne MBBS, MSc, DCH, MD Consultant Community Physician National Programme Manager - Maternal & Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance Family Health Bureau Ministry of Health 11.45 am The Role of the Obstetricians in Birth Defects Surveillance, Prevention and Control Dr Gayan De Silva MBBS, MS Chairman, Imaging Committee Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 12.00 noon The Role of the Paediatricians in Birth Defects Surveillance, Prevention and Control Dr Medha Weerasekara MD, FRCP Consultant Paediatrician Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

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6 July 2012 Hall C 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm Panel Discussion Chaired by: Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake Introductory Remarks Dr M. L. R. Siyamabalagoda Deputy Director General (Public Health Services) Ministry of Health National Focal Point for Birth Defects Prevention and Control Panelists: Dr Gayan De Silva MBBS, MS Chairman, Imaging Committee Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Dr Medha Weerasekara MD, FRCP Consultant Paediatrician, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

Prof. Hemantha Senanayake MBBS,MS, FRCS(Ed),FRCOG President, Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Deepthi Perera MBBS, MSc, MD Director, Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health

Dr Laksiri Waidyaratne MBBS, MD President, College of Forensic Pathologists

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Dr Vinya Ariyarathne MBBS, MPH, MSc, MD President, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka

Dr Anoma Jayathilake MBBS, MSc, MD National Professional Officer (MPS, CAH, RH and GWH) World Health Organisation, Sri Lanka

Dr H A A Priyani MBBS, DPath, MD Joint Secretary College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka

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6 July 2012 Hall D

HALL D 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop on Improving Quality Assurance in Laboratories Organised in Collaboration with Sri Lanka College of Pathologists, Sri Lanka College of Haematologists Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Sri Lanka Accreditation Board 9.00 am Inauguration of the Symposium 9.15 am onwards Chaired by: Dr Mala Tudawe and Prof. Vasanthi Thevanesam 9.15 am Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation in Sri Lanka Mr. T. Wickramasinghe BSc, MSc, MBA Director and Chief Executive Officer Sri Lanka Accreditation Board Colombo 9.45 am Current QA Programmes and Problems in Histopathology Dr Sriyani Nanayakkara MBBS, DPath, MD Consultant HisoPathologist Eye Hospital & DMH Colombo Colombo 10.05 am Current QA Programmes and Problems – in Chemical Pathology Dr Saman Peduruhewa MBBS, DPath, MD Consultant Chemical Pathologist Teaching Hospital Kandy 10.30 am TEA

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10.45 am Current QA Programmes and Problems – in Haematology Dr Chandana Wickramaratne MBBS, DPath, MD Consultant Haematologist and Senior Lecturer Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna 11.05 am 15 Years of Experience in Running and External Quality Assurance Programme in Bacteriology Mrs. Kumudini Kulathunge BSc (Hons), MSc Senior Research Officer Bacteriology Division Medical Research Institute Colombo 11.25 am Progress in QA - The need of the hour Prof. Vasanthi Thevanesam MBBS, MD, MRCP, MRCPath Professor in Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Peradniya 12.05 pm Discussion 12.30 pm LUNCH AND CLOSE

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60 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1ST, UK t +44 (0)1865 249909 f +44 (0)1865 251060 inasp@inasp.info www.inasp.info

Training Workshop on Online Journals for SLJOL Editors An INASP workshop in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Medical Association Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2012, BMICH, Colombo Workshop objectives 1. To discuss INASP projects with particular reference to the Journals Online and AuthorAID 2. To introduce participants to the features of SLJOL 3. To introduce participants to Digital Object Identifiers and the method for their inclusion in manuscripts 4. To train participants in the use of SLJOL for the loading of back content 5. To introduce participants to the online peer-review process available on SLJOL. Participants This workshop is aimed at the editors of journals which are not already included on SLJOL, but will also be useful to those who are already on the service but who have not attended an SLJOL workshop before. Participants must be comfortable working in an online environment. They should bring their own laptops if possible, and a copy of their journal. Workshop administrative details Location: SLMA Conference Dates: Thursday 5th – Friday 6th July 2012 Pre-workshop: Each participant should bring with them a copy of their journal and should bring electronic versions of the table of contents, abstracts and full text (in Word and PDF) for at least 5 articles from an issue of their journal. Workshop materials: In addition to workshop presentations, each participant will be provided with the manual: Guide to managing and publishing a journal on the SLJOL. Workshop sponsors 1. Sri Lanka Medical Association The workshop is organised by the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 2. INASP INASP's work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks for sustainable and equitable development, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries. www.inasp.info and www.sljol.info. Workshop facilitators Sioux Cumming, Acting Head of Publishing Support, INASP, Oxford, UK 95


Training Workshop on Online Journals for SLJOL Editors Workshop Programme Day 1: Thursday 5th July 09.0009.30 09.3010.00 10.00Morning 1 11.30 11.30Break 12.00 12.00Morning 2 13.00 13.00Lunch 14.00 14.00Afternoon 1 15.00 15.00Break 15.30 15.30Afternoon 2 17.00 Day 2: Friday 6th July 09.30Morning 1 10.30 10.30Break 11.00 11.00Morning 2 13.00 13.00Lunch 14.00 14.00Afternoon 1 15.00 15.00Break 15.30 15.30Afternoon 2 16.30 16.30

Registration and Tea Opening Ceremony Introduction to INASP with particular reference to AuthorAID and the Journals Online projects Tea/coffee Structure of Sri Lanka Journals Online

Introduction to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) Tea/coffee Practical: Inserting DOIs in the references of a manuscript Loading articles onto SLJOL Tea/coffee Practical: Loading articles onto SLJOL

A demonstration of the online peer-review system on SLJOL Tea/coffee Practical: the online peer-review process Evaluation of workshop

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Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia & the Western Pacific (FERCAP) and the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER)

Survey of Colombo and Sri Jayewardenapura University Medical Faculty Ethics Review Committees for recognition under the SIDCER Programme & International Course on Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia & the Western Pacific (FERCAP) and the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER) In Collaboration with the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL) convened by the Sri Lanka Medical Association Saturday 30 June 2012 to Tuesday 3 July 2012

Survey of Colombo and Sri Jayewardenapura University Medical Faculty Ethics Review Committees for recognition under the SIDCER Programme Survey Objectives A. To conduct an independent evaluation of the ECs and to provide feedback on its practices and overall performance  To review existing written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adherence to these procedures  To observe compliance to international, national and local standards B. To make recommendations as appropriate to ensure best standards of quality and transparency in ethical review

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Scope of ERC Survey Activities  Review the legal and regulatory framework as well as documents related to the establishment of ECs  Review ERC membership and staff list, terms of reference and training records  Review ERC SOPs  Interview ERC representatives (committee members and secretariat)  Review protocol files, meeting agendas, minutes and communications  Review Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and other follow-up reports  Observe ERC meeting  Document findings and observations during the survey visit  Write the survey report

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Declaration of Helsinki Council of the International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) Guidelines International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for the Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice (CPMP / ICH /135 / 95) 1 May 1996. World Health Organization (TDR/WHO) Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees That Review Biomedical Research Geneva: WHO, 2000. World Health Organization (TDR/WHO) Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices, a companion guideline to the TDR WHO Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees That Review Biomedical Research (2000). Geneva: World Health Organization, 2002. SIDCER Survey Standard Operating Procedures, approved version in 2010 FERCSL and National Guidelines and Regulations

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Applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and organizational policies for the EC List of ERC members ERC members' CVs ERC standard operating procedures ERC forms for communication with applicants, regulatory authorities, or the authority under which the EC is established Agenda and minutes of three ERC meetings Documents for reviewing serious adverse events (SAEs) EC policy and procedures for follow-up review Protocol list in the past 3 years Protocol files Communication Files ERC database Training curriculum and workshops 98


International Course on Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices Course Description This course develops local and regional expertise in evaluating ethical review practices. It is based on the published TDR WHO Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices, a Companion Guideline to the TDR WHO Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees That Review Biomedical Research (2000). The course targets ethics committee members in the Asian-Pacific region with extensive experience in ethical review. The aim is to lay the foundations for professionals to evaluate and monitor ethical review in the region. The course is also intended to train local surveyors in Sri Lanka.

Course Objectives The primary objective of the course is to promote good ethical review practices in health research in the Asia & Pacific Region by implementing international criteria for surveying and evaluating ethical review practices. Within this framework, the following specific objectives will be pursued:  to establish the role of the surveyors and evaluators for ECs in the Asian-Pacific region;  to implement the TDR WHO Guidelines Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices, a companion guideline to the TDR WHO Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees That Review Biomedical Research (2000);  to develop surveying and evaluating practices within a framework of international guidelines, including WHO & ICH GCP Guidelines and national guidelines in the Asian-Pacific region;  to develop a regionally and internationally appropriate methodology for surveying and evaluating ethics committees;  to prepare surveyors to work according to the requirements of the local conditions and regulations;  to prepare national and local ethics committees to work according to international standards in ethical review.

Course Outcomes The course will aim to achieve outcomes in the following areas:  Training and certification of in-country surveyors of ethical review practices;  Translation and in-country adaptation of the Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices guideline;  Development of in-country and regional standards for recognition of ethical review committees;  Development of international human subject protection standards.

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ethical review practices with an emphasis on developing practical approaches. The following themes are treated:  Practical Challenges to Ethical Review  Establishing a Framework for Evaluating Ethical Review Practices  Conducting Site Evaluations  Follow-up to Evaluations of Ethical Review Practices The course participants will be divided into working groups, each group will have one facilitator. The second, third and half of the fourth day of the course will consist of site visits. The working groups will carry out an evaluation of the ethics committee at designated sites.

Course Participants The participants are Asian & Western Pacific Ethics Committee members and affiliates Survey Coordinator Dr Cristina E. Torres (Coordinator, FERCAP) Local Coordinator Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissayanake (President, SLMA) Survey Teams 1. Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Dr Sangeeta Desai (Lead) Dr Cristina Torres Dr Mehta Joshi (Lead) 2. Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Dr Paul Kumaran (Lead) Dr Nandini Kumar Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy

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PROGRAMME 30 June 2012 at the Lionel Memorial Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Session 1: Local Environment and Practical Challenges to Ethical Review 9:00 am

The Current Challenges to Quality Ethical Review in host country/area Dr Malik Fernando

9:30 am

Local Laws and Regulations Dr Malik Fernando

10:00 am

Tea

Session 2: Establishing a Framework for Evaluating Ethical Review Practices 10:20 am

The Purpose of Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices Dr Cristina Torres

11:00 am

The SIDCER Recognition Program Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy

11:30 am

Open Forum

12:00 am

Lunch

Session 3: Understanding Procedures in Surveying an ERC 1:00 am

The Role of Surveyors in Evaluating Ethical Review Practices Dr Sangeeta Desai

1:30 pm

Survey Forms Dr Mehta Joshi

2:00 pm

Break

2:30 pm

Working Groups Practical I: Preparing for a Site Visit Preparing the Survey Plan  Grouping the surveyors and trainees  Assigning responsibilities to the survey groups  Selection of persons to be interviewed  Selection of protocols for review

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Site Visit - Day 1 – 1 July 2012 at Colombo and Sri Jayewardenapura Universities (participation by invitation only) 9:00 am

Opening Meeting (with ERC Members and Staff) Presentation of the Survey Plan Lead Surveyor  Discussion of the purpose and method of the survey and evaluation  Discussion of Survey Plan methodologies Presentation of ERC Profile ERC Chair/ Representative Review of the ERC documentation available for the survey and evaluation

10:00 am 11:00 am

Review of the survey agenda Visit ERC Office Review of the EC’s Legal and Regulatory Framework and Mandate  Discussion of the national and international guidance documents under which the ERC operates  Discussion with the responsible member and/or staff of the ERC about document requirements and procedures  Review of ERC files and documentation

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Review of the ERC Membership File  Examination of the ERC membership list  Examination of documentation of expertise of ERC and staff  Review ERC training curriculum and records Review of the ERC Standard Operating Procedures  Examination of the ERC Standard Operating Procedures  Examination of documents available to applicants, regulatory authorities, or the authority under which the ERC is established

5:30 pm

Summary of the Day’s Findings (Surveyor Closed Door Meeting)  Listing of the strengths of the EC  Indications of areas for further consideration

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Site Visit - Day 2: 2 July 2012 at Colombo and Sri Jayewardenapura Universities (participation by invitation only) 9:00 am

Review of Protocol Files Examination of protocols reviewed by the ERC

11:00 am

Review of the ERC SAE Review and Follow-up Procedures  Examination of the ERC procedures for receiving and reviewing SAEs  Examination of the ERC policy and procedures for follow-up review List of findings and survey observations prepared by the surveyors

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Review of Protocol Files (continued from morning) Examination of protocols already reviewed by the ERC and the new ones for the board meeting Review of the ERC Meeting Minutes  Discussion with the responsible member/staff of the EC  Review of the agenda and minutes of sample ERC meetings

4.00 pm

Summary of the Day’s Findings (Surveyor Closed Door Meeting)  A listing of the strengths of the EC  Indications of areas for further consideration

Site Visit - Day 3: 2 July 2012 at Colombo and Sri Jayewardenapura Universities (participation by invitation only) 9:00 am

12:00 am

Lunch

1:00 pm

Summary of findings and observations from Days 1 to 3 (Survey Team) Closing Meeting (with ERC Members and Staff)

2:00 pm

FERCAP Lead Surveyor

Observation of ERC Meeting

Discussion of the findings and observations with the responsible ERC member and staff

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THE LIST OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS Free Paper Symposium 1: Transplant Medicine and Renal Disease OP 1: Liver transplantation - initial experience at Colombo North Liver Transplantation Service MMMP Bogamuwa, RC Siriwardana, MA Niriella, AS Dassanayake, SRE Wijesuriya, CAH Liyanage, MB Gunetilleke, HJ de Silva Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 2: Live donor renal transplantation in Sri Lanka - factors affecting overall outcome N Gunawansa, M Wijerathne, R Cassim, R Dissanayake, J Arudchelvam, N Senevirathne National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo OP 3: Outcome of living unrelated donor renal transplantation is equivalent to those of living related donor renal transplantation UAD Wijesinghe1, MD Lamawansa1, AWM Wazil2, T Abeysekara2 1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 2Teaching Hospital, Kandy OP 4: Arsenic Related Skin Manifestations in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in The North Central Province of Sri Lanka Rajeewa Dassanayake1, S Hulangamuwa1, DTDJAbeysekara2 1Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura 2Teaching Hospital, Kandy OP 5: Histopathological changes in liver and renal tissues in Wistar rats given bore well water from CKDu endemic areas in North Central Province MG Thammitiyagodage1, C Rathnayake1, MM Gunatillaka1, N Ekanayake1, R Jayatissa1, UKSC Gunarathne2, WMMU Jayathilake1 1Medical Research Institute 2Regional Epidemiology Unit, Polonnaruwa OP 6: Renal dysfuction in patients with cirrhosis - a prospective analysis KRP Perera1, ST De Silva2, HJ De Silva2 1Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya Free Paper Symposium 2: Nutrition and Physical Activity OP 7: Vitamin D status and its association with serum parathyroid hormone in preschool children in a Sri Lankan Community E Marasinghe, S Chackrewarthy, HTCS Abeysena, S Rajindrajith University of Kelaniya OP 8: Body weight perception and weight loss practices among Sri Lankan adults R Jayawardena1, P Katulanda2, N Byrne1, M Soares3, A Hills1 1Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 2Diabetes Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Curtin University, Australia

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OP 9: Comparison of body fat percentage of Sri Lankan National rugby players based on their playing positions SN Muthuthanthiri1, SA Pathmakanthi1, VG Arachchi1, A Pathmeswaran2, A P de Silva3 1Institute of Sports Medicine Departments of 2Public Health and 3Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 10: Contribution of physical activity and sedentary behaviour to glycaemic status in urban women PHIU Waidyatilaka1, A de Silva2, P Lanerolle1, R Wickremasinghe3, N Somasundaram4, S Atukorala1 Departments of 1Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2Physiology Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 4Endocrine Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo OP 11: Energy and nutrient intake - findings from a Sri Lankan adult nutrition survey R Jayawardena1, P Katulanda2, N Byrne1, M Soares3, A Hills1 1Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 2Diabetes Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Curtin University, Australia OP 12: Negative health effects of coconut - are they real at the population level? LK Athauda1, B Kumarendran2, A Kasturiratne2, AR Wickremasinghe2 Departments of 1Tropical Medicine & International Health and 2Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 13: Patterns and correlates of physical activity among Sri Lankan adults R Jayawardena1, P Ranasinghe2, P Katulanda3, R Sheriff 3, DR Matthews4 1Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 4Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, UK Free Paper Symposium 3: Diabetes OP 14: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension among three populations with cataract in Vavuniya and Gampaha districts in the post conflict era MS Amaratunge1, J de Silva1, IM Wasthuhewaarachchi2, SH Uyangoda1, MAJI Mallawaarachchi1,R Premarathna3, AAN Nishad4 1Vijaya Kumaratunge Memorial Hospital, Seeduwa 2Teaching Hospital, Vavuniya 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 4Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 15: Prevalence and predictors of high density lipoprotein levels among individuals with type 2 diabetes TP Weerarathna, HMM Herath, PGCL Liyanage, MHB Ariyaratne Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

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OP 16: Prevalence of periodontal disease in diabetic patients attending medical clinics, Teaching Hospital, Galle PLGC Liyanage1, S Lekamwasam1, S N W Abeygunawardhana2, T P Weerarathna1 1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna 2Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya OP 17: The prevalence, patterns and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Sri Lanka P Ranasinghe1, R Jayawardena2, G R Constantine3, R Sheriff 3, P Katulanda3 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland Universities, Australia 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 18: Variations in the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in different phenotypes of type 2 diabetes TP Weerarathna, HMM Herath, PGCL Liyanage, MHB Ariyaratne Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP 19: Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis R Jayawardena1, P Ranasinghe2, P Galappatthy2, G R Constantine3, P Katulanda3 1Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 20: Use of alternative medicines and the factors associated with the use among diabetic patients attending the medical clinics at National Hospital of Sri Lanka PHU Cooray, DGH Damayanthi, KKS Chinthanie, N Gunawardena Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Free Paper Symposium 4: Mental Health and Attitudes OP 21: A descriptive study on prevalence of gender based violence in female patients with psychiatric illnesses at the National Institute of Mental Health RMAVL Seneviratne1, MMP Devadithya1, J Mendis1, JKND Miththinda2 1National Institute of Mental Health 2Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP 22: Associations between exposure to conflict, tsunami and mental disorders and school absenteeism among Sri Lankan children C Siriwardhana1, A Sumathipala2, 3S Siribaddana 1Institute for Research & Development, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK 2Institute for Research & Development 3Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

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OP 23: Child abuse and abdominal pain - Is there an association? NM Devanarayana1, S Rajindrajith2, S Mettananda2, WALK Weerasooriya2, KLW Hathagoda2, BC Lakmini2, SMV Subasinghe2, DGH de Silva2 Departments of 1Physiology and 2Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 24: Domestic violence against women in Sri Lanka - medico-legal aspects R Nananyakkara1, R Fernando2 1Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 25: Suicides is the commonest cause of death among pregnant women in Anuradhapura district TRN Fernando Faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka OP 26: Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people, living in an elderly home in Colombo District RS Thanthrige1, S Dassanayake1, D Dissanayake2 1Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 27: Truth about truth telling AKP Ranaweera1, DRS Adicaram2, RD Wijesinghe3, SD Gamage, GG Gamage4, MRM Rishad1, HM Senanayake5 1De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, University of Peradeniya 3General Hospital, Peradeniya 4Department of Pathology, University of Peradeniya 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Colombo OP 28: Knowledge, attitudes and size of the carbon footprint among medical students CI Wijesinghe1, M Selvarajah1, D Wijesundara1, S Ranawaka1, T Chang2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Free Paper Symposium 5: Immunology and Genetics OP 29: Indoor aeroallergen sensitisation patterns in Sri Lankan patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma GN Malavige1, S Paranavitana2, A Fernando3 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Central Medical Centre (PVT) Ltd, Nugegoda 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka and Central Chest Clinic, Colombo OP 30: Immunophenotype of persistent peripheral blood lymphocytosis in adults reactive or clonal? BCM Wimalachandra1, LV Gooneratne1,2, IHDS Prabath1, R De Silva2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Asiri Group of Hospitals

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OP 31: Prevalence of eosinophilic oesophagitis among adult Sri Lankan patients with refractory upper gastrointestinal symptoms - a prospective study CK Ranawaka1, AP de Silva2, SJ Hewavisenthi3, TMAH Jayathilake3, WRS de Alwis2, PR Waraketiya2, MA Niriella1, HJ de Silva2 1University Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama Departments of 2Medicine and 3Pathology Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 32: A candidate gene association study of preeclampsia in Sinhalese women P Andraweera1, G Dekker2, VHW Dissanayake1, S Thompson2, D Furness2, R Nowak2, A Zhou2, J Zhang2, RW Jayasekara1, C Roberts2 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2University of Adelaide, Australia OP 33: Vascular disease susceptibility gene polymorphisms are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes P Andraweera1, G Dekker2, St Thompson2, R North3, L McCowan4, C Roberts2 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2University of Adelaide, Australia 3King's College, London, UK 4University of Auckland, New Zealand OP 34: Molecular diagnosis of Williams Buren syndrome in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients DM Ranaweera1, D de Silva2, D Samarasinghe3, S Perera3, N Rajapaksha2, N V Chandrasekharan4 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3Lady Ridgway Hospitl for Children, Colombo 4Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo OP 35: Utility of quantitative polymerase chain reaction in leptospirosis diagnosis association between level of leptospiraemia and clinical manifestations in Sri Lanka S Agampodi1, M A Matthias2, AC Moreno2, JM Vinetz2 1 Rajarata University of Sri Lanka 2University of California San Diego, USA OP 36: PCR-enzyme linked immunoabsorbent assay as a rapid molecular method for detection of rifampicin resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in low resource settings CP Adikaram1, J Perera1, WSS Wijesundera2 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 37: A novel approach to understand carcinogenesis in oral submucous fibrosis RP Illeperuma1, YJ Park1, WM Tilakaratne2, J Kim3, RP Illeperuma3 1Oral Cancer Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea 2Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya 3Modern Medicine Unit, Institute of Inediginous Medicine, University of Colombo

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Free Paper Symposium 6: Communicable Diseases OP 38: Predicting acute liver failure in dengue infection CK Ranawaka1, RS Kumarasena1, MA Niriella1, JKND Miththinda1, A Pathmeswaran2, AS Dassanayake3, AP de Silva4 HJ de Silva4 1University Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama Departments of 2Public Health, 3Pharmacology and 4 Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya OP 39: Association of serum IL-10 with severe clinical disease in acute dengue infections GN Malavige1, L Gomes1, S Fernando2, T Chang2, C Jayasekara2, D Guruge1, SD Jayaratne1, G Ogg3 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2University of Colombo 3University of Oxford, UK OP 40: To identify the role of haemoglobin, pack cell volume and pulse pressure in predicting fluid leakage in patients with dengue who consume adequate amounts of fluids P Ranjan1, A Ragupathy2, J K N D Miththinda2, De Silva HJ1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2 University Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP 41: The role of perceived self efficacy in dengue vector control activities among residents of Kundasale MOH Area DL Rangama Post Graduate Institute Medicine, University of Colombo OP 42: In-vitro erythrocyte membrane stabilization properties of Carica papaya L. leaf extracts P Ranasinghe1, P Ranasinghe2, WPKM Abeysekera2, GAS Premakumara2, YS Perera3, P Gurugama4, SB Gunatilake4 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Herbal Technology Division, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila OP 43: Study of host preference of phlebotomine sandflies (vector of leishmaniasis) in Sri Lanka SASC Senanayake1, ND Karunaweera1, E M Dotson2 1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Entamology Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Ceners for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA OP 44: Largest ever outbreak of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: sero-molecular epidemiology and risk factors SB Agampodi1, DB Nugegoda1, V Thevanesam2, SJ Peacock3 1Rajarata University of Sri Lanka 2University of Peradeniya 3University of Cambridge,UK

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OP 45: Prophylactic doxycycline use for prevention of leptospirosis among farmers hospitalised with leptospirosis AS Dissanayake1, CL Fonseka1, J Amarasekera2, P Palihawadana2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna 2Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Colombo OP 46: Culture positive enteric fever in Colombo and Ragama 2007-2010 E Corea1, M Kamkanamge2, P Chandrasiri3, K Jayatilleke4, Dr M Dassanayake5, J Perera1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Ministry of Health 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 4Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital 5Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP 47: Life style changes among tuberculosis patients attending Central Chest Clinic Colombo MGB Senanayake1, S Samaraweera2 1Nutrition Coordination Division, Ministry of Health, Colombo 2National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases, Ministry of Health, Colombo Free Paper Symposium 7: Child Health, Reproductive Health and Cancer OP 48: Coagulation changes in hypothermia in neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) T Harischandra1, R K Firmin2, UK J Kerslake2, A Goodall2, A Ahmed2, S Pavord3, D Field4 1Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya 2Glenfield Hospital, UK 3Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK OP 49: The neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years - a prospective cohort study of preterm infants S Sumanasena1, D Vipulagama1, H Wijeyasundera1, S Kuruppu1, J Weeragalle2, S Mallawarachchi2, C Jayamanne1, N Gunawardena3 1Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo 3Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 50: Complementary feeding practices in Infants and young children in the Medical Officer of Health area, Sandilipay D Jeyakumaran1, SSP Godakandage2 1Primary Care Service Unit, Ministry of Health, Colombo 2Research and Development Unit, Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo OP 51: Cut off value of TSH for early prediction of poor neurodevelopment of 5 to 9 year old children in Sri Lanka V Abeysuriya1, KPJ Perera2, A Kasturiratne1, AR Wickremasinghe1 1Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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OP 52: Under-nutrition, feeding practices and associated factors among pre-school children attending child welfare clinic in Passara MOH Area MMM Muzrif1, V Kumarapeli2 1Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo 2National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda OP 53: National survey on tobacco use among 13 to 15 years school children in Sri Lanka AP De Silva1, IK Liyanage2, STGR De Silva3, L Somatunga1, J Bandara1, U Sooriyarachchi1, K Sooriyarachchi1 1Division of Deputy Director General (Medical Services), Ministry of Health, Colombo 2General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University 3Greater Colombo Waste Water Management Project OP 54: Occupational and environmental exposure and semen quality of infertile men - is lead responsible? GUS Wijesekara1, DMS Fernando2, S Wijerathne3, N Bandara4 Departments of 1Medical Education and Health Sciences, 2Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 4Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Applied sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura OP 55: Screening of female sex workers for sexually transmitted infections and HIV in the Central Province, Sri Lanka KAS Jayawardena1, TN Tennakoon1, RL Karunarathna1, JACK Jayawardena2 1STD/AIDS Control Programme, Kandy 2University of Peradeniya OP 56: Cervical cancer screening among prison inmates in two female prisons in Sri Lanka SN Perera1, J Vidanapathirana2 1National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Colombo 2National STD & AIDS Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Colombo OP 57: Effectiveness of an educational intervention on early detection of breast cancer in the district of Gampaha PVSC Vithana1, MAY Ariyarathne2, PL Jayawardena3 1Family Heath Bureau, Colombo 2Cancer Hospital, Maharagama 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya Free Paper Symposium 8: Non Communicable Diseases OP 58: Incidence of hypertension in an urban population - can we modify the risk? A Kasturiratne, K Medagoda, SAF Kurukulasuriya, AR Wickremasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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OP 59: Public awareness of stroke, its warning symptoms, risk factors and treatment in Sri Lanka T Chang1, S Ibrahim1, C Arambepola2, HM Ranasinghe1, AHTM Mihirini1, D Weerasinghe1, TDP Vithanage1, C Maithripala1 Departments of 1Clinical Medicine and 2Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 60: Knowledge of stroke, stroke warning symptoms, stroke risk factors, antiplatelet therapy and stroke-units among general practitioners in Sri Lanka T Chang1, S Ibrahim1, C Arambepola2 Departments of 1Clinical Medicine and 2Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 61: Can a composite index predict ischaemic heart disease risk? EPDS Ediriweera1, S Samita2 1Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Board of Study of Biostatistics, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya OP 62: Metabolic syndrome among Sri Lankan adults - prevalence, patterns and correlates P Ranasinghe1, R Jayawardena2, P Katulanda3, R Sheriff3, DR Matthews4 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland Universities, Australia 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 4Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, UK OP 63: Waist-to-height ratio has the best anthropometric association with cardiometabolic disease among Sri Lankan adults P Ranasinghe1, R Jayawardena2, WRUAS Wijesundara3,WMUA Wijetunga3, TAD Tilakaratne3, S Subasinghe3, P Katulanda3 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University, Australia 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo OP 64: Influence of baseline inflammatory status on dietary effects of nutrition counseling in women with and without coronary artery disease T Thoradeniya1, C Senenayake1, R Wickremasinghe2, S Mendis3, S Jayasena1, S Atukorala1, 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo OP 65: The burden of road traffic injuries in Kandy District, Sri Lanka P Nithershini1, SD Dharmaratne2 1General Hospital, Kandy 2Department of Community Medicin, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

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Free Paper Symposium 9: Therapeutics and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine OP 66: Atorvastatin in ulcerative colitis: A placebo controlled randomised clinical trial A Chakrabarti1, P Dhamija1, D Hota1, RK Kochar1, A Sachdeva2 1Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 2Government Medical College, Amritsar, India OP 67: Aspirin resistance among Sri Lankan patients N Prasanna1, LV Goonaratne1, BCM Wimalachandra1, HMJP Herath2, MD Perera2, DP Suriyamudalige1, KSJ Kolambage1, SSBDP Soysa1, PC Rodrigo1, S Rajapakse1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Medical Research Institute, Colombo OP 68: GSTM2 C terminal domain alters the contractility and Ca2+ transients in cultured ventricular cardiomyocytes R P Hewawasam Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP 69: Effect of aqueous extract of Gmelina arborea on glucose homeostasis in alloxan induced diabetic rats AP Attanayake, KAPW Jayatilake, LKB Mudduwa, C Pathirana Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna OP 70: The effect of a herbal formulation on the incidence and severity of upper respiratory symptoms in healthy volunteers: a randomised controlled clinical trial ERCS Wickramathilake1C Goonaratna2, AADCS Rupasinghe1, R Gamage1, TMSG Thennakoon1, MR Sooriyaarachchi3 1Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3University of Colombo OP 71: Use of burnt paper ash as a topical haemostatic agent T Seneviratne1, K Somaratne2, K Senanayake3 1Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo 2Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila 3Rajarata University of Sri Lanka OP 72: Western, Ayurvedic and plant extract pediculocides - how effective and safe are they? H Banneheke, DMDEA Gunawardane, V Jayasuriya Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura OP 73: Immediate and short-term outcome of bronchial and non-bronchial systemic artery embolisation for the management of haemoptysis - a descriptive study WNDPC Appuhamy, WDUM Wijesinghe, DTD Warnakulasuriya, C Sirigampola Department of Radiology, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama OP 74: Peripheral nerve function in paraquat survivors SS Jayasinghe University of Ruhuna

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OP 75: The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry - a 5 year audit KAG de Abrew1, UK Ranawaka2, CA Wanigatunge3, M Wimalachandra1, C Goonaratna1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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THE LIST OF POSTER PRESENTATIONS PP 1: An audit of elderly patients presenting to a primary care medical centre in urban Sri Lanka R Haniffa Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 2: Practice of self care for current illness episodes among undergraduates attending the University Medical Officer clinic R Haniffa1, J Jayatissa2 1Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2UniversityMedical Officer’s Clinic, University of Kelaniya PP 3: Comparison of external contributory factors leading to maternal mortality in the North Central Province TRN Fernando, Faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka PP 4: Knowledge and perceived barriers for application of health promotion among public health midwives KMN Perera1, N Gunawardena2, D Guruge3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Health Promotion Unit, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka PP 5: Dental hygiene practices and the pattern of dental caries in preschool children in Ragama P Perera, N Abeweera, M Fernanado, T Warnakulasuria, N Ranathunga Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 6: Satisfaction with intrapartum and postpartum hospital care among mothers delivering at Colombo North Teaching Hospital KKWHP Herath1, GNL Galappaththy2, HMRP Herath3 1Medical Officer of Health Office, Kolonnawa 2Anti Malaria Campaign, Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 7: Are patients who bypass nearby hospitals more satisfied? SK Perera, MC Weerasinghe Medical Officer of Health Office, Hanwella PP 8: Awareness about HIV/AIDS among prospective Middle-East migrant workers in the Central Province, Sri Lanka KAS Jayawardena1, JACK Jayawardena2, AGS Rathnayaka2, TN Tennakoon1 1STD/AIDS Control Programme, Kandy 2University of Peradeniya

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PP 9: Knowledge of mothers regarding helminth infections and patterns of anthelminthic usage in children. P Perera, D Dissanayaka, M Fernando, N Ranathunga Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 10: Quality of breast cancer early detection services in the well women clinics in the district of Gampaha PVSC Vithana1, MAY Ariyarathne2, PL Jayawardena3 1Family Heath Bureau, Colombo 2Cancer Hospital, Maharagama 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 11: Prospective analysis of trauma deaths in a District General Hospital A Gunatilake, YB Koralage, S Wijayasinghe, A Danthanarayana District General Hospital, Kalutara PP 12: Outcome following reconstruction of joints with custom made prostheses for periarticular tumour resection A Gunatilake, RL Gunawardena, RM Kannangara, A Perera Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital PP 13: Qualitative assessment of breast cancer screening services provided through wellwoman clinics in the district of Gampaha PVSC Vithana1, PL Jayawardena2, DKNN Hemachandra2, MAY Ariyarathne3 1Family Heath Bureau, Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 14: Development and validation of Sinhala version of the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) for assessment of quality of life among cirrhotics CK Ranawaka1, A Pathmeswaran2, WRS de Alwis3, MNF Mufeena3, HS Wijewantha1, SM Senanayake1, MA Niriella1, AS Dassanayake4, AP de Silva3, HJ de Silva3 1University Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama Departments of 2Public Health, 3Medicine and 4Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniy PP 15: Health seeking behaviour and myths among adults with fever, seeking medical care at Out Patient Department, National Hospital of Sri Lanka GAN Silva1, R Haniffa2, JCJ Silva1, LTK Silva1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 16: Profile of paediatric respiratory diseases requiring hospital admission V Subasinghe, W Karunasekera, AD Fernando, C Lakmini, L Weerasooriya, W Hathagoda Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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PP 17: Bypassing the smaller hospitals: what patients have to say SK Perera1, MC Weerasinghe2 1Medical Oficer Of Health Office, Hanwella 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 18: Knowledge, attitude and practice of city traffic policemen of Colombo city on health risks by vehicular air pollution N Prasanna1, S Prasath1, HM Premarathne1, B Sudasinge2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 19: Profile of gastric varices among Sri Lankan cirrhotics CK Ranawaka1, KCD Mettananda2, WRS de Alwis3, JKND Miththinda1, MA Niriella1, AP de Silva3, HJ de Silva3 1University Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama Departments of 2Pharmacology and 3Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 20: Epidemiology of stroke in the district of Colombo, Sri Lanka: a community-based study T Chang1, S Gajasinghe2, C Arambepola3 1Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo PP 21: Prevalence and characteristics of selected primary headaches among medical and non-medical students of University of Colombo HLP Amarasena, MY Amarasuriya, DDC Amarasinghe, T Chang Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 22: Cardiovascular risk profile of working population in Colombo District R Jayatissa Medical Research Institute, Colombo PP 23: Hazards, injuries and passenger satisfaction related to bus usage among bus commuters employed in the district of Colombo LC Devasurendra1, TWS Dananjaya1, NAB Dias1, C Arambepola2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo PP 24: Pattern of prescription-only medicine purchases in Colombo city AADNS Saparamadu1, S Sarangan1, S Sarathkumara1, S Wijeratne2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 25: Knowledge on menstruation and menstrual practices among grade 10 students of government girls’ schools RJMKA Jayasundara, TAAOT Jayaweera, SD Jayawickrema, A Gamage Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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PP 26: Is the working population vulnerable to unsafe cellular phone usage? KDT Dinesha,MDP Dilhani,MKN Dilrukshi,C Arambepola Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 27: Risk of falls among elders attending a general medical clinic K Swaminathan1, C Marasinghe2, S Gunatilake2 1Colombo South Teachung Hospital, Kalubowila 2Department of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 28: Academic performance and tobacco smoking among school children in the district of Colombo IK Liyanage1,H Rathnayake1,P de Silva2,ACA Pathirana2,P Katulanda3 1General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University 2Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 29: How young adults with thalassaemia major feel and what they want? AAN Nishad1, A Premawardhena2 1Post graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 30: Effect of stroke on an individual’s functional status, quality of life and economic status HHN Kalyani, S Dassanayake Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 31: Prevalence of perceived stress among adolescent school children in Colombo District O de Silva1, IK Liyanage1, P de Silva2, P Katulanda3 1General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University 2Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 32: Perceived stress, tobacco smoking, use of alcohol and illicit substances among school children in the district of Colombo IK Liyanage1, O de Silva1, I Piyadigama2, ACA Pathirana2, AKK Wickramasinghe3, TDP Withanage2, P Katulanda4 1General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University 2Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Oxford University, UK 4Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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PP 33: Traditional beliefs and practices during the puerperium LK Athauda1, R.Basnayake2, M Gunawardena3, MV Iyshwarya3, R S Deduwela3,URR Mendis3, WSD Lakmuthu4, AARY Siriwardhana3, MG Nadeesha3, MP Ranga3, HKT Disnani3, S Fernando3 1Department of Tropical Medicine & International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 4Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka PP 34: Beyond “in-ward” patient care- ‘Home and Community Based Care Programme (Social Medicine) RMGM Ratnayake, LP Ruwanpura, KR Atukorala, PN Weeratunga, GM Jayasena, S Jayasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 35: Health of captive elephant keepers in Sri Lanka A Dangolla1, KLTD Jayawardena1, D Dissanayaka2, DLB Dassanayake3, BMHSK Banneheka4, AD Siribaddana3, PVRK Kumarasiri2 1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya 2Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya 3Teaching Hospital, Kandy 4Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya PP 36: Is there equity in distribution of medical specialists and medical officers? NC Kariyawasam, SC Wickramasinghe Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 37: Prevalence of prediabetes among health care workers in Provincial General Hospital, Badulla CSP Sosai1, KNP Ranasighe1, MM Weerasekara2 1General Hospital, Badulla 2University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 38: Quantity of antenatal care received by selected high risk pregnancies in Medical Officer of Health area, Imaduwa PAA Chandrasiri, S Dolamulla Medical Officer of Health Office, Imaduwa PP 39: Anaemia of pregnancy in the district of Anuradhapura - need for updating prevalence data and screening strategies U Chathurani,S Agampodi,I Dharshika,D Galgamuwa,T Agampodi Rajarata University of Sri Lanka PP 40: Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetic patients: comparison of modified NCEP-ATP III and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria UAD Wijesinghe1, A Medagama2, NSB Dissanayake2 1Teaching Hospital, Kandy 2Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

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PP 41: Diabetes mellitus in South Asia - a scientific evaluation of the research output P Ranasinghe, R Jayawardena, P Katulanda Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 42: Geographical variations of goitre prevalence in Sri Lanka: visualisation with geographic information systems R Fernando, A Pathmeswaran, S Nandasena Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 43: Predicting free-T4 and free-T3 from TSH by statistical modeling S Namasivayam, BL Peiris Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 44: Usefulness of a buccal smear in a baby with a disorder of sex development KSH de Silva Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 45: Analysis of mitochondrial DNA recovered from old human bones in Sri Lanka KM Chandimal1, SG Yasawardene2, RJ Illeperuma3 1Department of Anatomy, Wickramarachchi Ayuruweda Institute, University of Kelaniya 2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayewardenapura 3Forensic Molecular Unit, Genetech, Colombo PP 46: A mutation in the growth hormone releasing hormone receptor gene identified in a child with short stature KH Tennekoon1, KSH De Silva2, D Ganihigama1, H Jayasinghe1, S Hewage1, S De Silva1 1Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo 2Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 47: Disruption of LyF-1 mediated transcription regulation of HBEGF expression could lead to preeclampsia GG Harendra, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 48: Phenotypic features in a cohort of patients with 46, XY disorder of sex development (46,XY DSD) in Sri Lanka UND Sirisena1, S De Silva2, RW Jayasekara1, VHW Dissanayake1 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 49: A candidate gene association study of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka P Andraweera1,G Dekker2, VHW Dissanayake1, S Thompson2, D Furness2, Rl Nowak2, A Zhou2, J Zhang2, R Jayasekara1, C Roberts 2 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2University of Adelaide, Australia

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PP 50: The spectrum of deletions and duplications in the dystrophin (DMD) gene in a cohort of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Sri Lanka N Thakur1, AGS Aeysekera1, J Wanigasinghe2, AB Padenniya3, RW Jayasekara1, VHW Dissanayake1 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Paediatircs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo PP 51: Clinical and molecular genetic studies in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with 46,XY disorder of sex development (46,XY DSD) UND Sirisena1, S De Silva2, AAGS Abeysekara1, RW Jayasekara1, VHW Dissanayake1 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 52: A descriptive study of alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations in Sri Lanka AGPM Padeniya1, HWW Goonasekara1, NT Hidellage2, HLV Tilakaratna2, AAGS Abeysekara2, UGAC Kariyawasam2, VHW Dissanayake1,2 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine,University of Colombo 2Asiri Centre for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Asiri Surgical Hospital PP 53: Hereditary thrombophilia in a cohort of patients with thromboembolism in Sri Lanka HWW Goonasekara, AI Kuruppu, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo PP 54: JAK2 mutation prevalence among patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms and thrombophilia in Sri Lanka HWW Goonasekara, AI Kuruppu, I Wijewardene, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 55: Frequency of maternal unexpected red cell alloantibodies in early pregnancy among Sri Lankan women SMGS Manchanayake, PPK Dissanayake National Blood Centre, Colombo PP 56: Complications associated with pre-eclampsia R Amarasekara1, RW Jayasekar1, H Senanayake2, VHW Dissanayake1 1Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 57: Episiotomy rate - is it too high? TRN Fernando Faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka PP 58: A rare case of tubal pregnancy - six years after subtotal hysterectomy CD Wasalthilaka, HMS Senarathne Teaching Hospital, Kandy

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PP 59: Vaginal birth after Caesarean section - a prospective cohort study TJ Tilakaratna1, RC Fernandopulle2 1Teaching Hospital, Kandy 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 60: A study of maternal and perinatal outcome and maternal body mass index R Mohamed, MG Dhanalakshmi Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India PP 61: Establishment of human endometrial stromal cell cultures as in-vitro models to test the effects of metalloestrogens in women with or without endometriosis N Silva1, K Tennekoon2, H Senanayake3, S Samarakoon2, S Fernando4, R Wickramasinghe4, RP John5 1Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 4Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 5Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand PP 62: Factors associated with high rate of caesarean section in De Soysa Hospital for Women: A case-control study AMNL De Silva, WEGKL Dayanada, GHM Dayaratne, U Senarath Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 63: The association between use of different contraceptive methods and abnormal cervical cytology among clinic attendees of Family Planning Association, Sri Lanka. AC Jayatilleke, S Thissera, U Palandage, M Wimalarathne, P Guruge Family Planning Association Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 64: Implications and outcomes of caesarean section - a cross sectional study in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna A Kuganananthan1, N Kiritharan1, N Rajeshkannan2, A Sritharan3 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna 2Department of Community Medicine, University of Jaffna 3Teaching Hospital, Jaffna PP 65: Identifying gene-gene interaction network in preeclampsia using text mining of PubMed abstracts HWMM Hapudeniya1, VHW Dissanayake2 1Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama 2Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 66: A genome wide comparison of the single nucleotide (SNP) profile of the Sri Lankan Personal Genome with the SNP profiles of five other Genomes LRAB Jayaratne1, N Samaranayake2, VHW Dissanayake3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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PP 67: Identification of clinically significant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Sri Lankan personal genome IRN Fernando1, N Samaranayake2, VHW Dissanayake3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 68: Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Sri Lanka personal genome: implications for aetiology of disease in the Sri Lankan population EPDS Ediriweera1, N Samaranayake2, VHW Dissanayake3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 69: Creating a catalogue of disease specific micro RNAs in the Sri Lankan Human Genome MYM Ajwath1, N Samaranayake 2, VHW Dissanayake 3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 70: Kidney disease in the elderly: A Sri Lankan perspective C Rodrigo1, L Samarakoon2, S Rajapakse1, R Lanerolle1, R Sheriff1 1Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 71: Vision related quality of life of patients with cataract in the conflict affected Vavuniya district and Gampaha district AAN Nishad1, J De Silva2, IM Wasthuhewaarachchi3, SH Uyangoda2, A Pathmeswaran4, S Amaratunge2 1Post graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Vijaya Kumaratunge Eye Hospital, Seeduwa 3Teaching Hospital, Vavuniya 4Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 72: Knowledge and practices regarding leptopirosis among grade 9/10 school children YM Samarakoon, N Gunawardena Medical Officer of Health Office, Biyagama PP 73: Precipitant profile for acute heart failure: experience of a tertiary level cardiac centre in Sri Lanka AT Matthias1, R Ekanayake2 1National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

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PP 74: Innervation and the distribution of functional nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in human lymphoid tissue M Thayabaran1, SG Yasawardene 1Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University of Sri Lanka PP 75: Predictors of duration and degree of third space fluid accumulation in adult patients with dengue R Premaratna1, A Ragupathy2, JKND Miththinda2, HJ de Silva1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Professorial Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 76: Repeated dengue shock syndrome and “Dengue myocarditis� responding dramatically to a single dose methyl prednisolone R Premaratna1, KMD Rodrigo2, A Anuratha2, VKD de Alwis3, UDCA Perera2, HJ de Silva1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Professorial Medical Unit, Colombo NorthTeaching Hospital, Ragama 3Medical Unit, Gampola PP 77: Low serum testosterone in Sri Lankan patients awaiting coronary artery bypass grafts CM Wickramatilake1, MR Mohideen2, C Pathirana1 Departments of 1Biochemistry and 2Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna PP 78: Developing a severity index on day 4 to predict severe dengue infection in adults HS Wijewantha1, R Premaratna1, AAN Nishad2, IDM Mabharana1, AP de Silva1, PR Waraketiya1, MA Niriella1, HJ de Silva1 1Professorial Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama 2Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 79: A study to determine quantitative predictors for development of third space fluid accumulation in adult patients with dengue R Premaratna1, A Ragupathy2, JKND Miththinda2, HJ de Silva1 1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Professorial Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 80: Recurrent vs. first presentation with acute coronary syndrome in a tertiary care hospital GMTR Bandara1, VNRM Fonseka1, DST Danansuriya1, RLP Harshanie1, K Thirumavalavan2, G Premawansa2, SMSB Samarakoon2, AP De Silva1, ST De Silva1, UK Ranawaka1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 81: Unmet needs of care and associated factors among stroke survivors followed up at the neurology clinics of National Hospital of Sri Lanka J Hamsananthy1, V Kumarapeli2, R Gamage3 1Colombo Municipality Council, Colombo 2National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

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PP 82: Gait variables in patients with knee osteoarthritis at National Hospital of Sri Lanka JLR Jayalath1, MM Dissanayake2, TDMSB Dassanayake1 1Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 83: Correlation between on admission clinical parameters and thirty day mortality rate of acute coronary syndrome DSA Wickramasinghe, GR Constantine, MHMTS Perera, RMGM Ratnayake, LP Ruwanpura Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 84: Slower platelet recovery pattern during the 2011 dengue outbreak BCM Wimalachandra, LV Goonaratne, GN Karunathunga, JK Wijerathne, S Jayasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 85: Prevalence of potential risk factors for tuberculosis patients attending Central Chest Clinic Colombo MGB Senanayake1, S Samaraweera2 1Nutrition Coordination Division Ministry of Health, Colombo 2National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases, Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 86: Pattern of respiratory function among saw mill workers in selected saw mills in Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka KDL Nanayakkara, MNM Nadheem, SU Nagasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 87: Technological feasibility and patient satisfaction with wireless ECG monitor for arrhythmia detection PSA Wijewickrama1, GR Constantine1, VA Jeewagan2, AD Abeygunasekara3, BDAK Fernando3, L Samaranayake4, SN Wijesundara3 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2National Hospita of Sri Lanka, Colombo 3Dialog Axiata PLC, Colombo 4Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya PP 88: A descriptive study of patients presenting with chest pain to a general medical ward MGCP Marasinghe, NAA Weerasinghe, DMS Fernando Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 89: Association between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and cognitive impairment MGCP Marasinghe1, MV Iyshwarya2, AU Pathirana2, BMB Gunawardene2, U Bulugahapitiya3, SB Gunatilake1 1Department of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2University of Sri Jayewardenepura 3Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila PP 90: Homicidal paraquat poisoning R Fernando Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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PP 91: Management of severe eye injury due to paraquat R Fernando1, S Perera2 1Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Police Hospital, Colombo PP 92: Experience of abuse among Sri Lankan school children S Mettananda, DGH de Silva, T Perera, A Pathmeswaran Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 93: Knowledge and attitudes regarding child abuse and child rights among Sri Lankan school children S Mettananda, DGH de Silva, T Perera, A Pathmeswaran Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 94: Changing trends of poisoning in Sri Lanka R Fernando1, S de Silva2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Ministry of Health PP 95: Criminal responsibility for murder among remand prisoners sent for forensic psychiatric assessment SW Kotalawala, N Fernando Forensic Psychiatry Unit, National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda PP 96: Septo-optic dysplasia: antenatal risk factors and clinical features N Atapattu1, J Ainsworth2, H Willshaw2, M Parulekar2, L MacPherson2, C Mill2, P Davies2, JMW Kirk2 1Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo 2Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK PP 97: Sequelae of BCG vaccination and effects of cleaning vaccine site with alcohol P Perera, G Samaranayaka, R Samaranayaka, N Ranathunga Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 98: A comparative study on impact of surfactant therapy on neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in District General Hospital Ampara MAT Fernando1, CB Akurugoda2, MI Rifaya2 1National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2General Hospital, Ampara PP 99: Neonatal hypothermia and associated factors in a special care baby unit S Krishnapradeep1, B Kumarendran2, S Bandara3 1Paediatric Unit, Srimavo Bandaranayake Specialised Children Hospital. Peradeniya 2Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3Special Care Baby Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya PP 100: Correlation between anthropometric measurements and serum leptin among premenopausal women; a cross-sectional study J Nanayakkara1, S Lekamwasam2, C Liyanage3 Departments of 1Pharmacology and 2Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna 3Nuclear medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

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PP 101: Elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in Sri Lanka: does our salt industry comply with SLS guidelines for salt iodisation? GED De Zoysa1, M Hettiarachchi2, KAPW Jayathilaka1, C Liyanage2 1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna 2Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna PP 102: Physical and social environment associated with physical activity of adults in the district of Colombo AASH Weliange1, DN Fernando 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 103: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on folic acid supplementation among pregnant mothers SWADA Wickramasinghe1, U Senarath2 1Medical Officer of Health Office, Mahara 2Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 104: Assessment of hydration status of national level athletes RP Dahanayake1, P Lanerolle2, MAHP Kumarasiri3, GLK Ekanayake1, A De Silva3 1Institute of Sports Science, Ministry of Sports, Colombo 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 105: Ischaemic heart disease and dietary habits DJDP de Silva, LLDN Alwis, GG Abeyratne, US Molligoda, RS Nanayakkara Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 106: Development of a Food Frequency Questionnaire for Sri Lankan adults R Jayawardena1, P Katulanda2, M Soares3, N Byrne1, A Hills1 1Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 2Diabetes Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Curtin University, Australia PP 107: Players’ habits on the day of competition SV Rajasinghe1, C Thurairaja2 1Sports Medicine Unit, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura 2Oasis Hospital, Colombo PP 108: Anthropometric measurements and nutritional adequacy of Sri Lankan swimmers VG Arachchi1, S Wasalathanthri2, PTR Makuloluwa3 1Institute of Sports Medicine, Ministry of Sports, Colombo 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 109: Food dependent, exercise induced anaphylaxis GN Malavige1, D Wijesekara1, R de Silva2, S Gunawardena2, D Rathnayaka2, GD Wickramasinge2 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Medical Research Institute, Colombo

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PP 110: Comparison of skin fold thickness, waist circumference, waist hip ratio and BMI in predicting body fat percentage WMUA Wijetunga, TAD Tilakaratne, WRUAS Wijesundara, S Subasinghe, P Katulanda Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,University of Colombo PP 111: Audit of anthropometric measurements in patients with non-communicable diseases SSL Kularathna, DSA Wickramasinghe, MY Amarasuriya, KLN Nanayakkara, PSA Wijewickrama, KSA Jayasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 112: Food security and nutritional status of children in Northern province R Jayatissa Medical Research Institute, Colombo PP 113: Energy drink consumption pattern in a group of medical students in Sri Lanka DPD Wijesinghe1,DRS Adicaram2,JGS Ranasinghe3,RD Wijesinghe4 1National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda Departments of 2Parasitology and 3Biochemistry, University of Peradeniya 4General Hospital, Peradeniya PP 114: Eating attitudes and behaviours among adolescent girls in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka LT Wijeratne1, KALA Kuruppuarachchi1, A Pathmeswaran2, SS Williams1 Departments of 1Psychiatry and 2Public Health Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 115: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a four-strand hamstring tendon autograft A Gunatilake,RM Kannangara, RL Gunawardene, A Perera Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital PP 116: Long term out come of hip resurfacing arthroplasty A Gunatilake, HMP Herath, RM Kannangara, A Perera Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital PP 117: Safe level of thickness of the mandibular bone graft - a preliminary study S Thilakarathne, MB Samarawickrama, BG Nanayakkara, I Ilayperuma, LBL Prabodha Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna PP 118: Iron deficiency anaemia in late infancy - who are at risk? S Mettananda, S Rajindrajith, WALK Weerasooriya, KLW Hathagoda, SMV Subasinghe, BC Lakmini Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 119: Optimum duration to place mercury in glass thermometer to check body temperature in children under 5 years P Perera, R Gamage, M Fernando, T Warnakulasuriya Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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PP 120: The impact of functional constipation on quality of life in children S Rajindrajith1, S Mettananda1, BC Lakmini1, SMV Subasinghe1, WALK Weerasooriya1, KLW Hathagoda1, NM Devanarayana2 1Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 121: Assessment of the quality improvements in the best-practice immunisation clinics SC Wickramasinghe, NC Kariyawasam Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 122: Association between functional dyspepsia and gastric motility in children NM Devanarayana, S Rajindrajith, MS Perera, S Nishanthinie Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 123: Mothers’ knowledge regarding managing fever and febrile convulsions at home WDMG Amarasinghe1, DNW Amarasinghe2, ALAMC Ambegoda2, KN Lankathilake2 1De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo 2Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 124: Depression in parents of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia - a preliminary study from the Lady Ridgeway Hospital KSH de Silva1, P de Zoysa2 Departments of 1Paediatrics and 2Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 125: Prevalence of depression among patients diagnosed with brain tumours SW Kotalawala, BJ Mendis, N Dolawaththa, KGCL Kapugama National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda PP 126: A descriptive study on the use of rapid tranquilization at the psychiatric intensive care unit of the National Institute of Mental Health MMP Devadithya1, RMAVL Seneviratne1, J Mendis1, JKND Miththinda2 1National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda 2Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 127: Recurrent urinary tract infections in females – a prospective analysis KCD Mettananda, A Ranaweera, DSG Mettananda Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 128: Sexual dysfunction, practices and knowledge on reproductive health: does it differ between males and females of spinal cord injured patients S Samanmali, C Arambepola, I Sudasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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PP 129: Sri Lanka in global medical research: a scientific analysis of the Sri Lankan research output P Ranasinghe1, R Jayawardena2, P Katulanda3 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland Universities, Australia 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 130: Medical student research in two Sri Lankan universities - where have all the research gone? KR Atukorala1, KH Wickramasinghe, GM Rathnayake, GM Jayasena, PN Weerathunga, S Jayasinghe 1Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 131: An innovative short course to facilitate a smooth transition from faculty-based learning to the clinical based learning environment RMGM Ratnayake, LP Ruwanpura, KR Atukorala, PN Weeratunga, GM Jayasena, S Jayasinghe Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 132: A useful tool for a reflective approach in an undergraduate medical curriculum L Wanigabadu, V Jayasuriya, C Amarasinghe Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 133: The master-apprenticeship model - medical undergraduates’ experiences in clinical learning settings in Western Province I Nazeer, V Jayasuriya Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 134: Characteristics of health information-seeking behaviour of Suwasariya (Health Net) users GGAK Kulatunga1, GMK Perera2, RDF Kanthi2, S Amunugama3 1Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Health Education Bureau, Colombo 3Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 135: Views of students on the use of computer aided pathology practical classes BAGG Mahendra, RMUS Rathnayake, J Hewaviisenthi Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 136: Awareness of clinical trial registration BCM Wimalachandra1, UK Ranawak2, KAG de Abrew1, CA Wanigatunga3, LC Rajapaksa1, C Goonaratna1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 3Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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PP 137: Knowledge and practice of research among medical officers working in rural areas S Dolamulla, N Attanayake, PK Wickramasinghe, A Chandrasiri Regional Director of Health Services Office, Hambantota PP 138: The quality of controlled clinical trial reporting in five leading Sri Lankan medical journals TI Pathirana, C Abeysena Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 139: Availability and distribution of infrastructure, and practice related to research in the health institutions in Hambantota district S Dolamulla1, N Attanayake2, K Wickramasingha 1Regional Director of Health Services Office, Hambantota 2University of Colombo PP 140: Does Sanders-Retzlaff-Kraff (SRK-2) formula suit a Sri Lankan population in phacoemulsification cataract surgery of medium axial length? MS Amaratunge1, J De Silva1, IM Wasthuhewaarachchi2, SH Uyangoda1, MAJI Mallawaarachchi1, R Premarathna3, AAN Nishad4 1Vijaya Kumaratunge Memorial Hospital, Seeduwa 2Teaching Hospital, Vavuniya 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 4Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 141: Gastric antral vascular ectasia - endoscopic patterns, aetiology and treatment options. ANR Fernandopulle, BS Sebastiampillai, AT Matthias NMM Navarathne National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 142: Results of endoscopic management of bleeding gastric varices with cyanoacrolate glue in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients ANR Fernandopulle, BS Sebastiampillai, AT Matthias NMM Navarathne National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 143: Age specific cut-off levels of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) for symptomatic Sri Lankan men, aged 50 years and above NP Panapitiya1, U Samarasinghe2, LDJU Senarath3, MVC De Silva1, MDS Lokuhetty1 1Departments of Pathology Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Department of Radiology, Nawaloka Hospital, Colombo 3Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 144: Pathological significance of epidermal growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor, chemokine receptor4 and vimentin expression by colon carcinoma cells MIM De Zoysa1, DN Samarasekera1, LDJU Senarath1, CA Samarasekera2, CB Reid3, MDS Lokuhetty1 1University of Colombo 2National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 3Charles Drew Medical University, Los Angeles, USA

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PP 145: Liver resection and arrest of bleeding from liver trauma - a novel technique developed in a war setting K Somaratne1, T Seneviratne2 1Army Base Hospital, Palaly 2Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya PP 146: The use of degloved skin as meshed skin graft to cover the original defect in a geriatric patient K Sun1, K Rajapakse2, S J Chong2 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia 2Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia PP 147: Longterm outcome of cardiac rehabilitation programme of National Hospital of Sri Lanka S Mendis1, Z Jamaldeen1, S Athukorala1, RBD Ranasinghe1, R Premaratne2 1Institute of Cardiology, National Hospita of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Colombo PP 148: Covered stenting for coarctation of aorta - an initial experience S Mendis, G Galappatty, D Dharmawardena, D Seneviratne, C De Silva Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 149: True digital artery aneurysm –a case report D Beneragama1, T Beneragama2 1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 150: Soft tissue reconstruction of war injuries to the hand and upper limb TS Beneragama, M K P Karunadasa, G Ekanayake Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Unit National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 151: Outcome of surgically managed vascular anomalies of the upper extremity TS Beneragama1, TH Beneragama2 1Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PP 152: Efficacy and safety of ‘true’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) as a pharmaceutical agent in diabetes P Ranasinghe1, R Jayawardena2, P Galappaththy1, GR Constantine3, P Katulanda3 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland Universities, Australia 3Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 153: Medicinal drug use in elderly CA Wanigatunge, DS Dissanayake, UN Hewahetawatta University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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PP 154: Evaluation of anti-carcinogenic potential of Flueggea leucopyrus (Wild) in human hepatoma (HepG2 cells) SR Samarakoon, I Thabrew, PB Galhena, KH Tennekoon Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo PP 155: An effort to understand microbiological properties of Sri Lankan bee honey JMRWW Wadanamby, TSKRD Caldera, TLI Lankika Base Hospital, Angoda PP 156: Early bedside removal versus delayed cystoscopic removal of ureteric stents following renal transplantation N Gunawansa National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 157: Early post-transplant urinary tract infections: impact on graft and patient survival N Gunawansa1, M Wijeyaratne2 1National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 158: Diagnosis and treatment of malaria by private practitioners - findings from a post conflict district in Sri Lanka SD Fernando1, R Abeyasinghe2, J Lima3 1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2Anti Malaria Campaign, Ministry of Health, Colombo 3Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, UK PP 159: Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in immunocompromised cancer patients attending a tertiary care hospital NSAR Cooray1, N Karunaweera2, N Samaranayake2 1Institute of Oral Health, Maharagama 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 160: Antimicrobial susceptibility and empirical prescribing practices in treating urinary tract infections CN Wijekoon1, KMMP Dassanayake2, A Pathmeswaran2 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 161: Laboratory based diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections among food handlers in kitchen-canteen complexes of University of Sri Jayewardenepura KASC Jayawardena1, HMR Rathnayaka1, DMDEA Gunawardane2, MVF Jayasuriya3, LDGG De Silva2, PHKIS Ranasinghe2 1Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 3Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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PP 162: A pilot study on comparison of rapid immunodiagnostics for confirmation of leptospirosis EJ Eugene1, SA Wickramasinghe1, TL Kalugalage1, C Rodrigo2, H Wickremesinghe3, N Dikmadugoda3, P Somaratne4, HJ de Silva5, S Rajapakse6, SM Handunnetti1 1Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3Base Hospital, Homagama, 4Department of Microbiology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo 5Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 6Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo PP 163: Clostridium difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease patients in Sri Lanka PR Waraketiya, AP De Silva, NT Wijesinghe, PR Waraketiya, HS Wijewantha, LG Chandrasena, A Pathmeswaran, HJ De Silva Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya PP 164: Imported malaria – is it a threat to the elimination of malaria from Sri Lanka? GNL Galappaththy1, D Fernando2, R Abeyasinghe3 1Anti Malaria Campaign, Ministry of Health, Colombo 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 3World Health Organisation, Sri Lanka PP 165: Association of clinical and biochemical parameters of leptospirosis with leptospira specific IgM and IgG antibodies MLG Piyatissa1, G Premawansa1, SU Thrikawala2 1Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama 2Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo PP 166: Clostridium difficile infection in stools among patients presenting with exacerbations of inflammation ANR Fernandopulle, BS Sebastiampillai, AT Matthias NMM Navarathne National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 167: Factors associated with antimicrobial susceptibility in urinary tract infections CN Wijekoon1, KMMP Dassanayake2, A Pathmeswaran1 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama PP 168: Trends in antimicrobial resistance in urinary tract infections at De Soysa Hospital for Women MHWMN Wijayapala1,WDMG Amarasinghe1, BMR Fernandopulle2, P Chandrasiri3 1De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo 2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo PP 169: Snakebites in children- a five year retrospective review of victims admitted to two hospitals in Sri Lanka YC Jayasinghe, A Kasturiratne, SASG Samaraweera, HJ de Silva Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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SLMA AWARDS The following prizes will be awarded for the oral presentations and posters. The awards will be presented at the Foundation Sessions of the SLMA in November 2012. 1. E M Wijerama Prize 2. S E Seneviratna Prize 3. H K T Fernando Prize 4. Sir Nicholas Attygalle Prize 5. Wilson Peiris Prize 6. Daphne Attygalle Prize for the best paper in Cancer 7. Sir Frank Gunasekera Prize for the best paper in Community Medicine & Tuberculosis 8. Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine 9. Special prize in Cardiology 10. S Ramachandran Prize for the best paper in Nephrology 11. SLMA prize for the best poster

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STEERING COMMITTEE Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake Dr Lasantha Malwige Dr Ruvaiz Haniffa Dr Vathsala Jayasuriya Dr Amitha Fernando Dr Clive James Dr Charmane Perera Dr Rikaz Sheriff Dr Deepal Weerasuriya Dr Prasad Ranatunga Dr Amjad Kariappa Dr Malik Fernando Dr Nilakshi Samaranayake Dr Uditha Bulugahapitiya Dr Kumudini Ranatunge Dr Dushyanthi Perera Dr M R Mubarak Dr Mangala Dissanayake Dr Pradeepa Jayawardena Dr Asela Anthony Dr M D P Gooneratne Dr Harsha Gunasekera Dr Mangala Bopagoda Dr Binara Amarasinghe Dr Rajapriya Balasuriya Dr Piyusha Atapattu Dr Hemali WW Goonasekera Prof Athula Kaluarachchi Dr Sudesh Gamage Dr Janaha Paramarajah Prof. Chandrika Wijeyarathne Dr Charukshi Arambepola Dr Prasad Katulanda

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Technology Partner Intel EM Ltd.

Platinum Sponsor State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka

Gold Sponsors Nawaloka Hospitals PLC [Official Health Care Provider] Mobitel (PVT) Ltd. [Official Mobile Partner] Associated News Papers Ltd. [Official Printmedia Sponsor] Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka NIROGI Lanka Project Dell George Steuart Health

Silver Sponsors Glaxo SmithKline Mega Pharma (Pvt) Ltd.

Sponsors Astron Ltd. Sri Lanka Medical Council Baurs Healthcare Mead Johnson Swiss Biogenics Ltd. Asiri Group of Hospitals Lifeline Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd. Sri Lanka Medical Council Emerchemie NB (Ceylon) Ltd.

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