42nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine

Annual Academic Sessions 2020 of the KSM Notice

05th - 08th February 2020 at Hotel Grand Kandyan, Kandy, Sri Lanka



Wednesday 05th February 6:30pm onwards

Inauguration Ceremony and KSM Oration 2020



Thursday 06th February 2019


Friday 07th February 2019


Hall A

Hall B

Hall C


Hall A

Hall B

Hall C

7.30 am


Free Papers

session 1

Free Papers session 2

7.30 am


Free Papers session 3

Free Papers session 4

9.00 am

Welcome address by President KSM

8.40 am

Ceremonial Procession

9.05 am

Plenary 1: Cardiology

Pacing devices in cardiac conditions

Dr Madawa Dissanayake

8.45 am

Bibile Memorial Oration 2020

9.40 am


Guest lecture 1: Dermatology

Common sense in dermatology

Prof Jayamini Seneviratne


9.40 am

Plenary 5: Neurology


Dr Wimalarathna

10.15 am

Morning Tea

10.15 am

Morning Tea

10.45 am


Symposium 1:

Haematology in practice


Approach to thrombocytopenia

Prof Anuja Premawardena


Blood dyscrasias in childhood

Dr Manel Rathnayake


Neutropenic sepsis

Dr Kapila De Alwis


Symposium 2:

GI marathon


Lower GI bleeding

Dr Bawantha Gamage


Chronic diarrhoea

Dr Udaya Kalubowila


GORD & Reflux

Dr Amal Priyantha


10.45 am


Symposium 5:

Neurology for Hospitalist



Dr Janaka Peiris



Dr Shyama Alagoda


First seizure

Dr Danushka Rathnayake

Symposium 6:

Hinges & sockets


Fracture neck of femur

Dr Sunanda Udagedara



Dr Akalanka Jayasinghe


Approach to shoulder pain

Dr Uthpala Dissanayke

12.00 pm




Plenary 2: History

A quick history of western medicine

Dr Panduka Karunanayake


12.00 pm


Plenary 6: Osteoporosis

Rational use of vitamin D and calcium:

Prof Sarath Lekamwasam

12.35 pm



Plenary 3: Respiratory

Common sleep disorders

Dr Prathibha Dogra


12.35 pm

Guest Lectures 2: Diabetes

New oral hypoglycemic agents

Prof Arjuna Medagama


1.10 pm


1.10 pm


2:10 pm

Plenary 4: Radiology

Interventions in Radiology

Dr Sampath Garakgahagoda

1.30 pm – 2.45

Poster Session 1

2:10 pm

Plenary 7: Psychiatry

Substance abuse: new kids on the block

Dr Chathurie Suraweera

1.30 pm – 2.45

Poster Session 2

2.45 pm


Symposium 3:

Tackling the NCD menace

(Jointly with SLCIM)


Lipid – Risk based approach to dyslipidemia

Dr K V C Janaka


Chronic heart failure in adults Dr Madawa Dissanayake


Refractory hypertension

Dr T Kumanan



Symposium 4:

Pearls in women health


Common problems in Pre and post pubertal females

Dr Gihan Maggonage


Common problems in Pregnant females

Dr Sardha Hemapriya


Common problems in Menopausal females

Dr Chaminda Kandauda

2.45 pm

Symposium 7:

NCD & Youth


Overcoming challenges in the management of childhood obesity

Dr Wasana Kiridana


Diabetes in childhood/adolescent

Dr Navodya Atapattu


Psychological issues in childhood

Dr Rasitha Perera

Symposium 8:

Abdomen on fire


Acute abdomen

Dr SMM Niyas


Acute abdomen in a young female

Dr Chathura Rathnayaka


Painful haematuria in an Adult

Dr Kanchana Edirisinshe





Afternoon Tea and conclusion of day events


Afternoon Tea and conclusion of day events

6.30 pm

Annual General Meeting - Hotel Grand Kandyan

7.30 pm onwards

Award ceremony

Induction of new president

KSM dinner