Congress Programme Day 01

Day 01 - 24th November
Start Time End Time Item Details / Topic Speakers
8:00 8:20 Plenary 01 Assessment of resectability of liver metastases Mr Stephen W Fenwick
8:20 8:40 Plenary 02 Approach to pancreatic cysts Dr Shyam Varadarajulu
8:40 9:25 Symposium 01 case based discussion on the management of breast cancers
      Granulomatous mastitis Dr Ajith de Silva
      Phyllodes tumours Dr A Parthiepan
      Oncoplastic breast surgery Dr Raja Shanmugakrishnan
9:25 10:25 Sir A M De Silva Memorial Oration “Trials, tribulations” and the emergence of total thyroidectomy - A Sri Lankan perspective Professor Ranil Fernando
10:25 10:55 Tea
10:55 11:15 Plenary 03 What’s new in retroperitoneal sarcoma management Professor David Gyorki
11:15 12:00 Symposium 02 Proximal femoral fractures in the elderly
      Hip fractures in the elderly.  Are we compassionate enough? Dr Shivantha Fernandopulle
      Overview of Decubitus Ulcer Management in the elderly Dr Dammika Dissanayake
      Holistic medical care in elderly Dr Suranga Manilgama
12:00 12:30 Plenary 04 Talking to cancer patients. Do not promise what you cannot deliver Professor Mike Griffin
12:30 13:00 EAU Lecture Tissue engineering: current progress and future concepts Professor Christopher Chapple
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 14:45 Symposium 03 Robotic Surgery
      Feasibility of Robotic Surgery in a developing economy Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan
      Medical advancements made feasible in the developing world Dr Roy Patankar
      Robotic Colorectal Surgery; Training, learning curves and numbers Dr Narasimhaiah Srinivasaiah
14:45 15:00 Plenary 06 Surgical Training Program - are we on the right path?     Professor Aloka Pathirana
15:00 16:15 Symposium 04 Women in Surgery
      The gender disparity in Surgery: A global call to action Dr Ms Judy Evans
      Being a woman and surgeon: From brilliance to excellence Dr Udayangani Samarakkody
      Challenges faced by female surgeons in Sri Lanka: Let’s face the facts and myths Dr Minoli Joseph
      Launching of ‘Women in Surgery Forum’  
16:15 16:30 Tea
16:30 16:50 Plenary 07 The Dysfunctional Surgeon Professor David Richens
16:50 17:05 Plenary 08 Current topics in Trauma surgery Professor Sharmila Dissanaike
17:05 17:35 Symposium 05 Breast aesthetic surgery
      Pre op evaluation in aesthetic breast surgery Dr Raja Shanmugakrishnan
      Case discussions in aesthetic breast surgery: when things go wrong Dr Dulip Perera

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