Inauguration ICAMR 2018

The inauguration ceremony was held on the 08th  August 2018 at 6.15 pm at the Taj Samudra Colombo .

Arrival of the Chief Guest and Introduction of the council 

Ceremonial Procession

Traditional lighting of the oil lamp 

Welcome Address , Dr. Pavithri Bandara , Hony. Joint Secretary

Address by the President ,Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke 

Address by the Chief Guest 

Address by the Guest of Honour , Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi 

Award of SLCM Fellowships .

Vote of Thanks .  Dr. Kishani Dinapala 

Cultural Show 

Scientific Program ICAMR 2018

Was held on the 09th and 10th August 2018 as The International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR ) at the Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo.

The Main Scientific program was held at the Grand Marque  while workshops were held at the crystal ballroom

Registration 

Plenary 1 , Microbiology and Infectious disease - Is there a need for research . Plenary 2 , Primary immune deficiencies

Plenary 3 , Prevention of CA-UTI 

Plenary 4 , How knowledge on pk/pd can be used for combating AMR.

Plenary 5 , Outpatient Parental antimicrobial Therapy 

Plenary 6 , Antibiotic resistance in H.pylori

Plenary 8 , Anti fungal Stewardship

Plenary 9 , Clostridium difficile infections 

ICAMR 2018 – Workshops

Workshop 1

Date - 8th August 2018 from 8.30am-12.30pm

Pre-congress workshop on Quality assurance and laboratory accreditation in microbiology-
Target group of participants- all microbiologists and trainees (clinical, veterinary etc…). Medical laboratory technologists, laboratory personnel including quality managers and administrators .

Workshop 2
Date - 9th August -Antibiotic resistance-
Partners: MoH (NAC AMR) / SLACPT / CPA / PSSL / SLNA /WHO
Target group of participants – for pharmacist and nurses


Workshop 3
Date - 10th August -Infection Prevention and Control -

Workshop 4
Date - 11th August-  AMR surveillance and WHONET
Partners: MoH (NAC AMR)/ SLSMLS /WHO
Target group of participants: laboratory medical officers, laboratory personnel in microbiology

The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists – 2018

The College published the Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists for 2018, to coincide with the scientific sessions.

Editorial work was done by Dr. Roshan Jayasuriya and the Editorial Board.

It contained the previous year’s Presidential Address , the Siri Wickremesinghe oration for 2018, abstracts of oral and poster presentations made at the 2018 annual sessions, summaries of some CME lectures, articles and summaries of presentations at the scientific sessions.

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Association Membership of the A-PBA

The Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists has obtained " Association Membership" of the A-PBA .

A-PBA was formed on 22 Feb 2005 and is already representing over 800 practicing biosafety professionals from countries and regions across the Asia Pacific and beyond namely (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Hong Kong China, Macau China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Zambia)

This professional association was formed to congregate practitioners of biological safety for the promotion of Biosafety and Biosecurity and to facilitate the sharing of information through:

   Biorisk trainings and conferences in the region.
    The formation of the National Biosafety Association (NA) and Country Working Groups CWG.
    National, regional and international collaborations and partnerships.
   Technical collaboration activates with various stake holders

A-PBA, an affiliation of International Federation of Biosafety Association (IFBA) and American Biosafety Association (ABSA), leverage on the existing regional pool of biosafety professionals, partnership with the regional NA and CWG, international agencies to help build and spread biosafety and biosecurity capability and capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.

For More information on the A-PBA , visit the website