Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activities for 2016

Regular CME lectures were held monthly to enable the continuing professional development of membership. Lectures were delivered by the following speakers.

1. 23rd  October 2015 ‘Management of carbapenemase producing organisms in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London’

Dr. Kathleen Bamford, Infection Head of specialty and Consultant Medical Microbiologist

2. 06th  November 2015 “Newborn with recurrent sepsis; what it could be?”

Dr. Harshani Thabrew, Registrar in microbiology, TH Karapitiya

‘Liver has gone purple’

Dr. P. Priyaranganie, Registrar in microbiology, TH Karapitiya

‘Unusual pathogen in an unusual situation’

Dr. Bhagya Piyasiri, Consultant Microbiologist, TH Karapitiya.

3. 04th  December 2015 Over view of candida infections in primary immune deficiency”

Dr. Dhanushka Dassanayake, Consultant Immunologist, MRI

4. 07th  January 2016 “The Unlucky Ones” Severe manifestation of common viral infections

Dr. Nayomi Danthanarayana, Consultant Virologist, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya

5. 05th  February 2016 “Repeated attacks of Typhoid”

Dr. S. Vathshalan, Registrar Microbiology Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital

“Neonatal Bacteremia from Common to Uncommon”

Dr. Chathuri Gunasekera, Registrar Microbiology Colombo South Teaching Hospital

6. 04th  March 2016 “Microbiologist, mortuary and field visits” A Glimpse at the true Sri Lankan tropical infections disease pattern

Dr. Muditha Abeykoon, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist , DGH Polonnaruwa

7. 01st  April 2016 “Melioidosis; What more surprises will await us?”

Microbiology team, TH Karapitiya

8. 06th   May 2016 “De-labeling antibiotic allergy; Antimicrobial stewardship’s new weapon?”

Dr. Nadisha Badanasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, ragama.

9. 03rd of June 2016 ‘Recurrent Infections: Immune and genetic defects’

Prof Suranjith Seneviratne ,Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Free Hospital and University College London

10. 01st  July 2016 “Do you know your High Five?

Dr. S.H.C. Kaushalya De Silva, Senior Registrar in Microbiology, Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital

11. 05th  of August 2016 “Optimizing culture methods for diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections”  A summary of modifications and improvements

Dr. Nilanthi Senanayake, Senior Lecturer, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana

12. 02nd  of September 2016 “Blood borne virus screening and clinical virology interpretations”

Dr. Nadeeka Janage, Consultant Virologist, TH Kandy

13. 07th  of October 2016 An outbreak of acute encephalitis & unexpected discovery”A systematic approach to detection of unknown viruses in infectious disease outbreaks

Dr. Rohitha Muthugala, Acting Consultant Medical Virologist, TH Anuradhapura