“Enrich Clinical Competence with Compassionate Care”.
It is with great pleasure; I pen this message as the 7th President of the Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine (SLCIM). Since its inception in 2016, the college has reached great heights within a short span of 7 years gaining recognition as one of the leading professional bodies in the country.
I feel that I am greatly privileged and honoured to be leading SLCIM with the highest number of physician members representing a one big family. Our dedicated and committed membership works tirelessly amidst all the economical constraints achieving excellence in healthcare through a holistic approach which is the mission of our college.
I am delighted to see the devotion and dedication of our council members who work relentlessly and voluntarily holding honorary positions. They have uplifted the college to this standard along with the visionary leaders as Presidents throughout the years.
Internal medicine is the cornerstone of comprehensive health care, and it deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases. In the modern era, internal medicine physicians are considered specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults.
The theme for year 2023 is, “Enrich Clinical Competence with Compassionate Care”. With the help of established committees, teams, forums and projects, a vibrant array of academic activities will be planned during the year.
Going par with the theme all components of the academic programmes for year 2023 will have an emphasis on improving various aspects of clinical competence such as knowledge, technical skills, interpersonal skills, professionalism, communication, personal improvement among the members, medical officers and post-graduate doctors.
SIMCON 2023 will be the pinnacle academic event of the year. This exclusive academic programme will be conducted from the 3rd to 5th of November 2023 in Colombo.
The college intends to work closely with other sister colleges and associations in sharing knowledge among each other and in issues related in protecting the rights of members of the college.
I invite all fellow SLCIM members to join hands with the college for the betterment of our esteemed profession.
“Unity is strength. When there is team work and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved”