WONCA South Asia Region Conference 2024

in conjunction with

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka

"Celebrating Family Medicine - Nurturing Our Values across the Region"

 
     
         
 

WONCA South Asia Region Conference 2024

in conjunction with

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka

"Celebrating Family Medicine - Nurturing Our Values across the Region"

 
         

PROGRAMME - DAY 1

Day 1 Hall A

Hall A

8.00am

Registration

8.30am

Welcome

9.00am

Plenary 1

"Strengthening Primary care through Family Medicine."

Prof Karen Flegg

President WONCA

Associate Professor Rural Clinical School Australian National University

 

9.30 am

Plenary- 2

"Core values of Family Medicine- a global common denominator"

Prof Anna Stavdal

WONCA - Immediate past President,

Associate Professor, Department of General Practice -University of Oslo

 

10.00am

Tea

10.30 am

Symposium 1 - Being sensitive to hypersensitivity

Allergy: A pandora box

Dr Sunita Chhapola Shukla

MBBS, MS(ENT), DNB, FCPS, DORL(Gold), EPGDHA, DAA(Gold)Founder and Director, Mumbai Allergy Centre, Head of Dept, Allergy Sciences, Sir HN Reliance Hospital, Honorary Consultant Allergist, KEM Hospital

 

Direct drug provocation test and low risk penicillin allergy evaluation: GPs perspective

Dr Philip Li

MB BS, M Res (Med), MD, PDipID, PDipMDPath, MRCP, FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine), FRCP, Specialist in Immunology & Allergy, Division Chief, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong,

 

Insights of Anaphylaxis for GPs: Known truths and common errors

Prof Chandima Jeewandara

Immunologist and Allergist, Professor in Allergy Immunology and Molecular Medicine, FMS, USJP

11.30 am

Symposium 2 - Somewhere over the rainbow: understanding and responding to health issues of the LGBTIQ community

 

Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBT+ Identities and the Sri Lankan approach

Ms Kaveesha Coswatte

Atterny at law, iProBono, Gender Justice Activist

 

Demystifying the rainbow- LGBTIQ journey in health

Dr Santhushya Fernando

Senior Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

 

Treating transgenders: a Sri Lankan narrative

Dr Uditha Bulugahapitiya

Consultant Endocrinologist, National Hospital Sri Lanka

12.30 pm

LUNCH

1.30 pm

Plenary 3

"Sustainable health care development : how nurturing WONCA Family Medicine values impact."

Prof Val Wass OBE

Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Keele University

Honorary Professor of Primary Care Medical Education ,

University of Aberdeen

 

2.00pm

Plenary 4

"Professional identity formation: medical education - responsibilities and role models"

Prof Kay Mohanna

MBChB Programme Lead

University of Worcester Three Counties Medical School

2.30 pm

Guest Lecture 3

Medicines: getting it right with older adults

Prof Chandani Wanigathunga

Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 

3.00 pm

Symposium 4 - "AWaRe"- Towards antibiotic stewardship

 

Antimicrobial resistance- Gravity and the actions needed to reduce this

Dr Kushlani Jayathilaka

Consultant Microbiologist - Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital

 

AWaRe classification in guiding rational prescribing of antibacterials in primary care

Prof Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Professor in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

 

Aware classification and the usefulness of monitoring

Prof Rohini Fernandopulle

Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

4.00pm

Tea

 


HALL B

10.30 am

Guest Lecture 1

Globalization of healthcare. Effect of family physicians migration on primary care in South Asia

 

Prof Marie Andradess

Visiting Professor of Family Medicine , Jinnah Sindh University

Medical Director- Holy family Hospital, Karachi

11.00 am

Guest Lecture 2

Narrative medicine educational interventions to inculcate empathy and professionalism in medical students

 

Prof Nandani de Silva

Emeritus Professor in Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya

11.30 am

Symposium 3 - Lifestyle be thy medicine

lifestyle medicine primary care model for the management of grade 1 hypertension using a group-visit based approach.

Dr Samandika Saparmadu

Fellow, Health Policy Institute, Office of Delegate Peña-Melnyk, Maryland General Assembly, President, Sri Lankan Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle modifications with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr Nilesh Fernadopulle

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer, University Surgical unit, NHSL

Coronary artery disease control and prevention with lifestyle Strategies

Prof S Arulrhaj

Past National president, Indian Medical Association, Past Dean and Chief Patron IMACGP

12.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 pm

Guest Lecture 4

Ensuring patient safety in primary care

 

Prof Janaka Ramanayake

Professor and Chair Department of  family Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

University of Kelaniya

 

3.00 pm

Symposium 5 - Navigating challenges- Primary care paradigms in South Asia

Panel Discussion

 

Dr Tabinda Ashfaq

Professor of Family Medicine, outreach clinical lead, Consultant . Department of Family Medicine Aga Khan University.

 

Dr Roshni Ganguly

Chief Family Physician, ASVINS care clinics, Secretary, AFPI- CPD programme, India

 

Dr Maithri Rupasinghe

Senior Lecturer, Departmnet of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

4.00pm

Tea

 

 


HALL C

10.30 am

Workshop 1 - Workshop by WONCA core values project
Redefining core values of Family Medicine
Prof Anna Stavdal, Dr Sankha Randenikumara and South Asia core values team

12.00 Noon

-

12.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 pm

Oral Presentations - Session 3
Miscellaneous 1

4.00pm

Tea

 


HALL D

10.30 am

Role of clinical audit in primary care.

Prof Tabinda Ashfaq

Professor of Family Medicine, outreach clinical lead, Consultant . Department of Family Medicine Aga Khan University.

11.00 am

Elderly care

Case based discussion

Dr Roshni JhanGanguly

Chief Family Physician, ASVINS care clinics, Secretary, AFPI- CPD programme, India

11.30 am

Workshop 2 - WONCA Working Party on Women and Family Medicine

Fireside wisdom- Sharing our experiences on women's health

Dr Elizabeth Reji, Dr Hina Jawaid, Dr H Khattak , Dr G Jha
 

12.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 pm

Workshop 3 - South Asian Region Working Party on Research

Is Effective Primary Healthcare linked to Evidence base?

Dr Hina Jawaid, Dr A J Khan Dr Sankha Randenikumara
 

4.00pm

Tea


HALL E

10.30 am

Oral Presentations - Session 1
Mental health

11.30 am

Oral Presentations - Session 2
Palliative care & elderly care

12.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 pm

Oral Presentations - Session 4
Medical education

4.00pm

Tea