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The 13th International Medical Congress organized by The Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (PeMSAA) was held from 5th to 7th January 2017 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


The theme of the conference was 'Optimal Delivery of Health Care through Multidisciplinary Approach’




Inauguration – 5th (Thursday) January 2017 at Physiology Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medicine

Chief Guest – Dr Sarath Gunapala (Senior NASA Scientist, USA)

Congress Lecturer – Prof Jayantha Jayawardane (Emeritus Professor in Obs. & Gynaecology)

President / PeMSAA  - Prof Ananda Jayasinghe

Congress Chairperson – Prof Kapila Gunawardana

Special Invitees
    Prof. Upul B Dissanayaka, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya
    Prof. Lakshman Wijeweera, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya
    Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe, Dean, Faculty of Medicine,  University of Peradeniya

The Inauguration Ceremony was held on the 5th of January 2017 at the Physiology Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medicine, and University of Peradeniya.

Dr Sarath Gunapala, Senior Research Scientist/ Principal Engineer/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Prof Upul Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Prof Lakshman Wijeweera, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Prof Vajira Weerasinghe, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya also graced the occasion as Special Guests.

The Congress Chairperson, Prof Kapila Gunawardana delivered the Welcome Address and introduced the Chief Gust.

After welcome address, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya also addressed the audience.

The President / PeMSAA Prof Ananda Jayasinghe Delivered the Presidential Address and introduced the Congress Lecturer.

Prof Jayantha Jayawardana, Emeritus Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, delivered the Congress Lecture 2017 on “Soft Skills and Beyond” 

A book – “Peradeniya Medical School (1962 – 2017) authored by Prof Chandrika Jayasinghe was launched.

After Vote of Thanks, delivered by Dr Manoji Pathirage, Secretary / PeMSAA, the Welcome Reception was held at the “Beach”, Faculty of Medicine.   

Scientific Sessions were held on 6th & 7th Jan. 2017 (Friday & Saturday)


Day 1 (6th)   Friday

Plenary Lectures

  • Prof Channa Ratnatunga
  • Dr Palitha Mahipala
  • Prof Chandrika Jayasinghe

Interactive Sessions

  • Complex Obstetrics Case Scenario
  • Complex Medical Case Scenario
  • Complex Paediatric  Case Scenario
  • Complex  Case Scenario


Day 2 (7th) Saturday

Interactive Sessions

  • Complex Critical Care Case Scenario
  • Complex Radiological Care  Case Scenario
  • Complex Psychiatry Case Scenario


Pre Congress Work shops

  1. Hands on works shops in Surgery, Colposcopy, Critical Care and Rheumatology
  2. Free Paper Session – Abstracts for oral presentations and Poster Presentations
    Deadline for submission – 31st October 2016