The Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) - Sri Lanka

Welcome to The Kandy Society of Medicine

Since its establishment in 1964, The Kandy Society of Medicine -KSM has been active in the areas of continuing medical education and  health research. Its membership, consisting of clinicians and scientists working in the medical and dental professions, now stands at over 500. KSM’s weekly clinical and scientific meetings attract a wide range of health professionals including students from the Peradeniya Medical School.

The Society’s objectives are fourfold. The first is providing opportunities for health professionals to participate in updating their knowledge and skills through Continuing Medical Education and thus enabling them to improve the quality of health care delivered to the people of Sri Lanka. The second is Promotion of Research in the health sciences. The third is Building a Community of health professionals through social and other activities. The fourth is Educating the Public in health issues.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2010 07:34
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President’s Message 2015
Written by Prof. Neelakanthi Ratnatunga   

IProfessor Neelakanthi Ratnatunga am greatly privileged to be elected as the 46th president of the Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) for  the year 2015/16.  I am deeply aware of the responsibility of this post and I pledge to do my best for the progress of the society. What started off as a clinical society in the central hill capital of Sri Lanka, the Kandy Society of Medicine was formally established as a society in 1963 and is today  a very active institution. I take this opportunity to pay tribute to  the past presidents, secretaries and members of the councils for their untiring efforts and leaving a rich legacy for us today.


Compiling the committee was actually easy and a great pleasure because everyone I asked enthusiastically agreed to take up posts and I look forward to an enjoyable and fruitful year.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 21:36
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KSM Objectives
Written by KSM Team   
Tuesday, 09 October 2007 07:49

Objectives of the Kandy Society of Medicine

The Society’s objectives are fourfold.

  1. Providing opportunities for health professionals to participate in updating their knowledge and skills through Continuing Medical Education and thus enabling them to improve the quality of health care delivered to the people of Sri Lanka.
  2. Promotion of Research in the health sciences.
  3. Building a Community of health professionals through social and other activities.
  4. Educating the public on health issues.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 01:20
 
“Safe City – Better life“

The KSM theme for this year is "Safe City – Better life"
"සුරැකුණු නුවරක - පැහැබර හෙටක් "

2500 people die and 15000 get badly injured each year on our roads. Our roads are like a battlefield and we and our children and loved ones have to risk this battlefield everyday.

This is an ambitious, far reaching plan to make Kandy a safer city by establishing pedestrian and vehicular discipline. For once we try not to bitterly criticize the City, Drivers and the Police for traffic chaos and try to do something about it ourselves as a big group. We hope to harness all resources we can muster to reach the most vulnerable groups in the general public. This should lead to a attitude change among the public to give priority to safety while on the road. This programme requires commitment and support from all of you and soon we will let you know how you can help us.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 04:04
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Prize for Health Research
Written by KSM Team   
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 01:10

 

This is awarded annually to scientists who have consistently carried out research and thus generated new knowledge and understanding of health related issues in Sri Lanka. The Prize, which is a considerable some of money arising from a trust designated for this purpose, has acquired a prestige among health professionals and the public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:51
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Newsflash

Researchers are invited to submit their research work related to health sciences to be considered for the KSM Health Research Prize.
The applicant has to send his or her publications and the lifetime work in a given field of medicine which has made an impact to the society.
The prize winner will be invited to deliver an oration on his/her work at the Foundation Sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine which will be held in October 2015.
Please send 5 copies of your research work with your curriculum vitae to the following address:

Jt. Secretaries
KSM Office
Kandy Society of Medicine
General Hospital (Teaching) Kandy.
081-2201702

Closing Date  15th July 2015

Calendar of Events 2015/ 2016

2015
Feb 27th
Cardiology Teach-in workshop
March 12th RCPE Symposium Web cast: Respiratory Medicine
March 15th

Sing-along cum ‘Peduru Party’

March 27th RCPE Symposium Webcast: Care for the elderly
April 5th Avurudu Celebrations
April 30th RCPE Symposium Webcast: Palliative care
May 3rd Vesak lantern & Greeting card competitions for KSM families
May 10th Health Camp at Moragaskanda
June 5th-6th College of Physicians Regional Meeting
June 5th RCPE Symposium: Obesity
June 12th RCPE Symposium: Infectious Diseases
Visit to elderly home
July 12th Mini-Medical Exhibition for families
October 16th KSM Foundation Sessions
October 18th Law-Medical Encounter
November 4th SLMDA CME session
December Christmas programme
December 29th Family Concert
2016
February 11th -13th KSM Annual Sessions

Who's Online

We have 10 guests online

CME Lecture

" Make your Research more Efficient with Technology "

Dr. Tharaka Dassanayake MBBS,Mphil,PhD

Senior Lecurer in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya

Consultant in Neurophysiology and Cognition, TH Peradeniya

 

Venue : PMCK Auditorium Teaching Hospital, Kandy

Date   : 24th June (Wednesday) 2015
Time   : 11.30am


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