The second SLMA clinical meeting, organized in collaboration with the Asiri Group of Hospitals, was held at the Auditorium, Asiri Surgical Hospital, Narahenpita on 28th February 2018 with the attendance of more than 100 participants. The programme commenced with the welcome address delivered by Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa, President, SLMA and Dr. Anil Perera - Clinical Director – Asiri Surgical Hospital.
The first session comprised lectures by Dr. Panduka Karunanayake, Senior Lecturer Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo on Medical Ethics, Dr Chandana Kanakaratne,Consultant Elderly care Physician on End of Life care and Palliative care and Prof. Vajira Dissananyke, Professor of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo on Genetic testing in Primary care settings. The first session was chaired by Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa and Dr. Manjula Karunaratne, Group CEO of Asiri Health.
The second session included lectures by Dr. Ananda Wijewickreme, Consultant Physician, Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) on Fever and use of antibiotics and NSAIDS and Dr Jayanthi Elwitigala, Consultant Microbiologist, National STD/ AIDS Control Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance. The session was chaired by Dr. Samanthi de Silva and Dr. Lucien Jayasuriya.
The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Harsha Baranage, Medical Director, Asiri Surgical Hospital. All participants were awarded a certificate of participation with CPD points. The meeting was sponsored by Asiri Group of Hospitals and was attended by over 100 doctors.