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SIMCON2020

The 4th Annual Academic Sessions
24th – 26th February 2021 at the Hotel Grand Kandyan.

PROFESSOR T VARAGUNAM MEMORIAL ORATION 2020

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Professor Thilak Weerarathne
MBBS, MD, FCCP, FACP, FRCP
Professor in Medicine – Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna
Consultant Physician, Professorial Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya.

When is diabetes ‘DIABETES’? Unraveling diagnostic dilemmas in limited resource setting

SPEAKERS

prof.-stuart-d-russel
Prof. Stuart D Russell
prof.-roopen-ary
Prof. Roopen Arya
prof.-raman-puri
Prof. Raman Puri
prof.-suranjith-seneviratne
Prof. Suranjith Seneviratne
prof.-udaya-seneviratne
Prof. Udaya Seneviratne
prof.-govindan-unni
Prof. Govindan Unni
prof.-serge-a-jabbour--co
Prof. Serge A Jabbour
prof.e-m-irusen
Prof. E M Irusen
dr-houman-homayou
Dr. Houman Homayoun
dr-sanjay-shar
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
dr.madhava-dissanaya
Dr. Madhava Dissanayake
dr.mevan-wijetun
Dr. Mevan Wijetunga
dr.john-hunningha
Dr. John Hunninghake
prof.-nick-buckl
Prof. Nick Buckley
dra-muruganath
Dr. A Muruganathan
dr-carmel-stob
Dr. Carmel Stober
dr.joe-marti
Dr. Joe Martins
dr.anita-nambia
Dr. Anita Nambiar
prof.-nisha-bhavani
Prof. Nisha Bhavani
dr-anuj-maheshwa
Dr. Anuj Maheshwari
prof.-anuradha-dassanayak
Prof. Anuradha Dassanayake
prof.-arjuna-medagam
Prof. Arjuna Medagama
prof.-sam-kularatn
Prof. SAM Kularatne
prof.-saroj-jayasinghe
Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe
prof.-indika-gawarammana
Prof. Indika Gawarammana
hmmherath
Prof. HMM Herath
prof.-arjuna-de-silv
Prof. Arjuna de Silva
prof.-sarath-lekamwasa
Prof. Sarath Lekamwasam
prof.-chandrika-jayasingh
Prof. Chandrika Jayasinghe
prof.-anuja--premawardhen
Prof. Anuja Premawardhena
dr.shamali-abeyagunawarden
Dr. Shamali Abeyagunawardena
dr.krishantha-jayaseke
Dr. Krishantha Jayasekera
dr.madhuwanthi-hettiarachc
Dr. Madhuwanthi Hettiarachchi
dr.panduka-karunanayak
Dr. Panduka Karunanayake
dr.dilhar-samaraweer
Dr. Dilhar Samaraweera
dr-sudath-gunaseka
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara
dr-wasantha-dissanayak
Dr. Wasantha Dissanayake
dr.lallindra-goonerat
Dr. Lallindra Gooneratne
dr.wks-kularatn
Dr. WKS Kularatne
dr.nalayini-rajaratna
Dr. Nalayini Rajaratnam
dr.kumudini-jayasing
Dr. Kumudini Jayasinghe
dr.arosha-dissanaya
Dr. Arosha Dissanayake
dr-harsha-sathishchand
Dr. Harsha Sathishchandra
dr.upul-dissanayak
Dr. Upul Dissanayake
dr.shamila-t-de-silv
Dr. Shamila T De Silva
dr.henry-rajaratna
Dr. Henry Rajaratnam
dr.sivakumara
Dr. S Sivakumaran

MESSAGE FROM THE CONGRESS CHAIR

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Dr. Suranga Ravinda Manilgama
MBBS, MD, FCCP, MRCP(UK), FRCP(London), FRCP(Edin), FACP(USA),
MRCP Endocrinology & Diabetes(UK)
Specialist Physician in Internal Medicine
North Colombo Teaching Hospital Ragama, Sri Lanka

It gives me great pleasure to compile these words as the congress chair of the SIMCON 2020 Annual congress of Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine. The annual congress is the pinnacle of academic activities in the college calendar. SIMCON 2020 will be held from 24th to 26th February 2021 at Hotel Grand Kandyan, Kandy. As frontline clinicians, we have entered the hornet’s nest in managing Covid 19 pandemic throughout the year 2020. Sri Lanka facing its second wave, was at a crucial juncture last November. In this context, we were compelled to postpone the SIMCON. This year we pledge to give you the most wonderful academic accolade in this hybrid programme which is launched amidst strict COVID health rules and regulations. SIMCON 2020 would be a novel experience for members of Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine featuring a hybrid conference linking virtual and physical presence through latest technology.

To pay the tribute to the yeoman service done by our members delivering excellent care in a limited resource setting, during this crisis, we have selected the theme for this year as “Devotion and diligence through courage, incomparable” To mark this historic event, the congress will be graced by senior Professor Saroj Jayasinghe as the Chief Guest, both senior Consultant Dr Henry Rajarathnam and ACP President Dr Jacqueline Winfield Fincher as the virtual guests of honor. The close association of the American College of Physicians with the Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine from its inception is special and memorable. SIMCON 2020 will be a landmark of this special bond and enable us to work together on common goals.  Read more

SYMPOSIA

  1. Biologics in current clinical practice
  2. Staying steady on your feet, independent age
  3. Neurology Update
  4. Heart failure – what is new?
  5. Investigations for hospitalist
  6. Blood thinning agents – what is new?

PLENARIES

  1. Rhythm disorders for the internist
  2. Pearls on dyslipidaemia
  3. Sepsis, a 2020 review for the internist
  4. Pearls on toxicology

GUEST LECTURES

  1. Management of a stable cirrhotic patient
  2. Dilemmas in Hypertension
  3. SGLT2i, changing the landscape for diabetes treatment
  4. Optimal asthma control
  5. Role of AI in management of Hypertension

SPECIIAL ADDITIONS

  1. Grand ward round
  2. Veterans file

GALLERY

VENUE