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Colombo Medical Congress 2020 in February

Dr. Prasad Katulanda
Dr. Prasad Katulanda

The Colombo Medical Congress 2020 will be held under the theme ‘Medicine in Sri Lanka - The Legacy and the Future’ from February 12, 2020 to February 15, 2020, at the Medical Faculty of the Colombo University, Senior Lecturer in Medicine attached to the Colombo University and Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist Vidya Jothi Dr. Prasad Katulanda told the Daily News yesterday.

According to Dr. Katulanda, the congress would be held under three themes – the first theme, ‘Historical Developments relating to Health in Sri Lanka’ is based on the legacy of the faculty; the second theme, ‘Current Research Interests of the Faculty’ is based on the current situation; and the third and the last theme which is based on the future is ‘Advances, especially Research Advances by Alumni and Former Teachers’.

Dr. Katulanda said the congress would celebrate the Faculty’s legendary past, present and future in the historic location on Kynsey Road.

“It is a joint effort of the Faculty and our alumni association, the Colombo Medical School Alumni Association (COMSAA) and will hopefully be a regular event in the Colombo Medical Faculty’s calendar. This historic event will include several components such as pre-conference workshops, plenaries, guest lectures, seminars, pre-formed panels, oral abstracts and posters,” he said.

“Three to four hour pre-conference workshops will take place on February 10 and 11. Twenty-minute guest lectures or plenaries will be held during the sessions on February 13, 14 and 15. Three to four speakers will take part in panel discussions or seminars to be held for one and half hours on these three days. Short lectures (approximately 15 minutes) will take place on the same three days. Approximately 90-minute pre-formed panels (group presentations) will be held on the three days under the programme,” he added.


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