Scientific Programme – Day 2


15th   August 2014

8.30 – 9.30 am
Free paper session 5
9.30 – 10.15 am
Plenary 4

Pneumococcal infections in Southeast Asia- Past, present and future 
Prof.Balaji Veeraraghavan
Professor in Microbiology, Christian Medical College, India
10.15 – 10.30 am
Tea
10.30 – 11.30 am
Free paper session 6
11.30 – 1.00 pm
Symposium 2-  Antimicrobial  Stewardship
 
Antibiotic stewardship 
Dr. David Jenkins
Lead infection prevention consultant, Leicester University Hospital, UK

 An economic evaluation on antimicrobiol stewardship programmes 
Ms. Sonali Coulter
Scientist in Clinical Microbiology, Australia

Implementation of antibiotic policies in developing countries
Prof.Balaji Veeraraghavan
Professor in Microbiology, Christian Medical College, India

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Symposium 3-   Endocarditis 
 
Clinical perspective on management of endocarditis 
Dr. Duminda Samarasinghe
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Microbiology of infectious endocarditis: Do new tools solve old dilemmas?
Dr. Chris Coulter
Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Australia.
 
3.00 – 3.45 pm
Plenary 5

Pharmacology of antibiotics in rational use of medicines
Dr. Chandanie Wanigatunge
Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.
3.45 – 4.15pm
Award ceremony
4.15pm
Tea