PeMSAA Australasia 6th International Congress Adelaide, South Australia, 12th to 14th October 2018
DAY 1 – 12th October 2018
William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval (Congress Programme)
18:30 – 22:00
Welcome Reception & Inaugural PeMSAA Australasia Congress Lecture,
Inaugural PeMSAA Austrasia Congress Lecture ; Addressing Non-communicable Diseases; Global Status – Professor Shanthi Mendis, Consultant Global Health Geneva Learning Foundation & Former Senior Adviser Non-communicable Diseases, World Health Organisation Geneva, Switzerland.
Day 2 – 13th October 2018
Ian McLachlan Room Adelaide oval (Scientific programme)
Opening Address by President PeMSAA Australasia Dr Nayanananda Lekamge
History of Department of Medicine University of Peradeniya; A walk down the memory lane – Professor Thilak Jayalath , Professor of Medicine University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
James Lance, Steve & fellows, Saving Brains through Authentic Advocacy – Story from Australia – Professor Tissa Wijerathne – Professor in Neurology; Clinical Professor in Medicine, Western Health Clinical School, University of Melbourne, Australia
Cancer Immunotherapy: The Endgame Begins – Dr Nimmi Athuraliya – Staff Specialist & Clinical Academic, The Maitland Hospital Clinical School, Hunter New England Health, Australia
From Prediction to Precision Medicine: The Future Directions In Epilepsy Management – Udaya Senaviratne , Associate Professor, Monash University & The University of Melbourne; Head of Epilepsy Service, Monash Health; Deputy Director of Neurology, Monash Health; Consultant Neurologist/Epileptologist, Monash Health and St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Morning Tea 10:00 -11:15
The Current Challenges for the Health Care in a Geriatric World – Dr Ravi Ruberu – Consultant Physician, Lyell McEwin Hospital and Senior lecturer in Clinical Medicine, University of Adelaide & University of South Australia.
What is My Right to Refuse Treatment? – Dr Dharshani Gunaratne, Consultant Psychiatrist, ACT Health Canberra, Australia.
Right to Live or Die – Do we have right to decide? – Dr Priyani Rathnayaka, Consultant Psychiatrist ACT Health, Canberra, Australia.
Future of Psychiatry – Dr Kalyana Rodrigo, Consultant Psychiatrist, ACT Health, Canberra, Australia.
11:15 – 12:00
History of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Kandy & Peradeniya – Professor Kapila Gunawardena , Chair Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka .
IUI to Designer Babies – Management of Subfertility for the Future – Dr Nayanananda Lekamge, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Women’s & Children’s Hospital & Port Augusta Hospital, Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide.
Recent Trends in Gall Bladder Surgery – Associate Professor Shiran Wijeratne – Consultant Surgeon, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Gut as an Endocrine Organ – Surgery for Diabetes – Dr Senarath Werapitiya – Visiting General Surgeon Bunbury Health Campus, Western Australia.
13:15 – 14:30
Session Five – Workshop
Worst Nightmare at Home – Practical Workshop on Basic and Advanced life support
Dr Ranjan Joshi – Consultant Intensivist , Women’s & Children Hospital Adelaide , Australia &
Dr Saubagya Gunathilaka – Consultant Anaesthetist , Campbelltown Hospital , Sydney , Australia
14:30 to 15:00
Afternoon Tea 15:00 – 16:00
Past Present and Future of Basic Science Teaching in Medical School – Associate Professor Lakal Dissabandara – Professor of Anatomy, Griffith University Australia
Quality Assurance & Accreditation Professor Raja Bandaranayke, Former/ Visiting Professor, Department of Anatomy College of Medicine and Medical Sciences Arabian Gulf University & Visiting Professor, Medical Education Gulf Medical College Ajman, United Arab Emirates and Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya.
Future Direction of Medicine – Dr Sisira Jayathissa – Chief Medical Officer, Hutt Valley District Health Board, Consultant Physician Hutt Valley District Health Board, Clinical senior Lecturer in Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Wellington, New Zealand
Upcoming Challenges in Primary Health care – Dr Samanthi Rambadagalla, General Practitioner, New Zealand
The Emerging Trends & Achievement in Primary Care – Dr Anura Thalagala, General Practitioner, Sydney, Australia
Common Medico Legal Issues – Dr Kumara Ekanayake, General Practitioner, Adelaide, Australia
Session Eight – Workshop
Inside look in to South Australian Fine Wine – Authentic Experience; Making to Tasting from Master Wine Makers. Jacob’s Creek Wineries, Barossa, South Australia
Gala Dinner with Mystery – Ian McLachlan Room Adelaide oval Adelaide Teaches Felicitation
Welcome New PeMSAA Australasia Life Members
Day 3 – 14th October 2018
Ian McLachlan Room Adelaide Oval
“Traditional Wisdom within a Limited Life-Span” – Professor Ananda Wijekoon – Former Professor of Paediatrics University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Current Epidemic of Childhood Obesity – Professor Chandra Abeysekara – Former Professor of Paediatrics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Sweet Stuff in Diabetes Management – Dr Janaka Tennakoon, Consultant Paediatrician, Mildura Base Hospital, Victoria.
UTI in children: A paradigm shift in the Management – Professor Asiri Abeyagunawardena – Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Future of Management of Thalassemia in Children –Dr Thushara Kudagammana – Senior Lecturer Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka
09:30 – 10:45
Workshop over the Morning Tea Garden & Landscape Design
History of Radiology in Kandy & Peradeniya – Professor Bhadra Hewavithana, Professor of Radiology Department of Radiology , Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Things that Make You Excited – Radiology in Sri Lanka – Dr Indra Lekamge, Senior Consultant Radiologist, National Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Current challenges in Breast imaging – Dr Priyanka Perera – Consultant Radiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
Are We There yet? Radiology in Outback Australia – Dr Janakie Ratnayake – Consultant Radiologist, Dr Jones & Partners & Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide, Australia
Future of Interventional Radiology – Dr Shantha Sooriyabandara – Consultant Radiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
Artificial Intelligence in Radiology – Dr Sarath Senadeera – Consultant Radiologist, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Session Twelve – Workshop
Dancing & Spirituality – Healthy Body in health Mind – Dr Channa Wijewardena – Sri Lankan Choreographer , Founder Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation
Taking Sri Lankan brand to the world – Bathiya Jayakody & Santhush Weeraman
13:30 – 14:15
PeMSAA Australasia for next Ten Years Panel Discussion – Past Presidents & Teachers
7th PeMSAA Australia Congress – Address by Dr Anura Thalagala, President Elect PeMSAA Australasia 2019-2021
Conclusion of PeMSAA Australasia 6th Congress – Vote of Thanks by- Secretory PeMSAA Australasia Dr Shantha Sooriyabandara
PeMSAA Australasia AGM
Thaala 2018 by Channa and Upuli Dancing foundation with Bathiya & Santhush Elder Hall, North Terrace Adelaide