This will be awarded to the best scientific paper submitted to the 3rd Annual Academic Sessions.
Must be in a science citation indexed journal. High impact factor. RCTs or Meta-analysis given priority, though large cohort or case control studies can also be considered. Case series and case reports not considered. At least 60% of authors should be local, and lead authors should be physicians.
This award is for physicians who have done some outstanding work to develop clinical services, especially in the periphery, but not necessarily limited to the periphery, where the project has been spearheaded by a physician. The project must have been completed.
Pesticide self-poisoning is a major clinical and public health problem in Sri Lanka, as it is in many rural regions of Asia. Pesticide poisoning causes an estimated 250-350,000 deaths each year in Asia. The widespread introduction of pesticides into agricultural practice of Sri Lanka during the Green Revolution of the 1950s and 60s was soon followed by an exponential increase in the number of cases of poisoning and deaths. At the beginning when fast acting, highly toxic pesticides were locally used in agriculture, many deaths occurred before patients got to hospital. Even at present, if patients do survive to admission, medical management is difficult, sometimes impossible, in even the very best hospitals. South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration in collaboration with multiple government institutions managed to impose bans on many highly toxic pesticides which contributed to a major reduction of deaths from self- poisoning with pesticides. Over the last two decades the case fatality has reduced from around 20% to 3% at present. Read More
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Luxury 5-star beachfront resort in Galle
Transport: Bandaranaike International Airport (160 km), Galle Railway Station (4 km)
GPS: 6.052315, 80.181213
Nearby: Galle Fort (5 km), Unawatuna Beach (10 km), Japanese Peace Pagoda (10 km)
SLCIM is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in Sri Lanka through a holistic approach to medicine
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
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