Detailed Conference Programme

EXECUTIVE MEETING - 12 OCTOBER 2016
  • EXECUTIVE MEETING - VENUE: IVY Open or Close

    EXECUTIVE MEETING

    VENUE: IVY, CINNAMON GRAND HOTEL, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

    OCTOBER 12, 2016: 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

    Attendance Restricted to Executive Committee Members of the 
    Commonwealth Medical Association

    AGENDA:

    OPENING Welcome address - by CMA President, Dr. Solaiman Juman

    ADOPTION OF AGENDA – by Secretary, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso

    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

    ADOPTION OF MINUTES FOR THE LAST EXECUTIVE MEETING                                                                                       

    Appointment of Conference Communique Committee

    STATUTORY REPORTS

    -          Secretary’s Triennial Council Report
    -          Treasurer’s Report

    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE TRIENNIAL REPORT

    -          CMA Secretariat
    -          Official Website
    -          CMA Business Plan
    -          CMA Trust
    -          Update on conference preparation and arrangements – Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE TREASURER’S REPORT 

    -          CMA Financial Position and Future
    -          NMA Subscriptions
    -          Fund Raising Strategies     

    ANY OTHER BUSINESS

    CLOSING

COUNCIL MEETING - 13 OCTOBER 2016
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    MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

    VENUE: CEDAR, CINNAMON GRAND HOTEL, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

    13 OCTOBER 2016: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

    Attendance Restricted to the Executive Committee Members of the 
    Commonwealth Medical Association and 
    Representatives of National Medical Associations

    OPENING Welcome Address – Dr. Solaiman Juman, CMA President

    WELCOME ADDRESS – President, Sri Lanka Medical Asociation

    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

    CONFIRMATION OF COMMUNIQUE COMMITTEE

    ADOPTION OF MINUTES FOR THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING

    STATUTORY REPORTS

    -          Secretary’s Triennial Report
    -          Treasurer’s Report

    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE TRIENNIAL REPORT

    -          CMA Secretariat
    -          Official Website
    -          CMA Business Plan
    -          CMA Trust
    -          Update on conference preparation and arrangements – Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE TREASURER’S REPORT 

    -          CMA Financial Position and Future
    -          NMA Subscriptions
    -          Fund Raising Strategies     

    REPORTS BY REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS

    ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE NEXT TRIENNIUM

    ADOPTION OF MOTION(S) FROM NMAs (If Any)

    ANY OTHER BUSINESS

    CLOSING

COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS FORUM - 14 OCTOBER 2016
  • COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS FORUM Open or Close

    COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM

    In collaboration with the
    Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC)

     
    14 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE: OAK ROOM, CINNAMON GRAND HOTEL, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

    08.00 am - Registration

    08.30 am - Inauguration

    8.30 am Arrival of the Honorable Primer Minister and His Excellency the President

    8.35 am National Anthem

    8.40 am Welcome Address by Dr. Solaiman Juman, President, Commonwealth Medical Association

    8.45 am Address by Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

    9.00 am Address by Honourable Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

    9.20 am Address by Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

    9.40 am Address by the His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 

    9.50 am Vote of thanks by Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, President Designate, Commonwealth Medical Association

    10.00 am - Tea & Networking

    10.30 am - Symposium on financing and investment in health care

    Chairpersons: Lord Marland of Odstock

    Introductory Remarks
    Hon. Chris Fearne, Minister of Health, Malta; Co-chair Commonwealth Healthcare Business Group

    Policy options for financing health and Commonwealth principles and values to ensure sustainably
    Dr. Joanna Nurse
    Head of the Health and Education Unit
    Health and Education Unit
    Commonwealth Secretariat
    UK

    Model of Financing Healthcare
    Dr. Emad El Dukair
    Senior Advisor,
    InterHealth Canada Limited, Canada

    Funding innovation through private public collaboration
    Darren Brown
    Head of Business Development
    iGene Global

    Democratizing healthcare and make it affordable and accessible for everyone
    Rabin Yaghoubi 
    Chief Commercial Officer 
    Babylon Health
    UK

    Q & A 
    Moderated by 
    Jonah Anthony
    Director of Member Services 
    Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, UK

    12.30 pm - Lunch and Networking

    01.00 pm - Symposium on the Health Care Sector in South Asia

    Chairperson: Professor Lal Chandrasena

    Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector
    Matt Elliot
    Principal Investment Officer
    Healthcare and Education (South Asia)
    International Finance Corporation
    India

    The Private healthcare sector in Sri Lanka - Historical Analysis and Future Outlook
    Shiluka Goonewardene
    Principal,
    KPMG,
    Sri Lanka

    Q & A
    Moderated by
    Ranel T Wijesinha
    Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
    Director, Bank of Ceylon
    Former Director, Business Development, John Keells Holdings Group
    Founder Director, Lanka Ventures a Venture Capital Firm

    02.00 pm - Symposium on Digital Health

    Chairperson: Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Accelerating Co-Innovation in Health
    Callum Bir
    Director, Health & Social Services (Asia Pacific)
    Microsoft
    Singapore

    Sri Lanka’s vision for enabling Digital Health
    Muhunthan Canagy
    Managing Director/CEO
    ICTA
    Sri Lanka

    Q & A 
    Moderated by 
    Skadi Falatik-Papenroth
    Senior Programme Manager
    Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, UK

    03.00 pm - Symposium on Healthcare Designs

    In Collaboration with the Commonwealth Architects Association

    Chairperson: Dr Nicolas Jayasekara

    Common-wealth of Healthcare Designs
    Rukshan Widyalankara
    President
    Commonwealth Association of Architects

    Affordability & Accessibility of Private Healthcare in Emerging Markets
    Linus Jeganathan
    Director (Projects & Procurement),
    Hemas Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd.

    Q & A
    Moderated by
    Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe
    Deputy Chairman and Director (Academic)
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    04.00 pm - Tea and Networking

    04.30 pm - Close

MAIN CONFERENCE - 14 - 16 OCTOBER 2016
  • CONFERENCE INAUGURATION Open or Close
    14 October 2016
    6.00 pm Arrival of the Delegates and Invited Guests
    6.15 pm Arrival of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth
    6.20 pm Arrival of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    6.25 pm Arrival of His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    6.30 pm Procession Enters the Hall
    6.35 pm National Anthem of Sri Lanka
    6.40 pm Traditional Lighting of the Oil Lamp
    6.45 pm Welcome Address by Dr. Iyanthi Abeywickrama, President, Sri Lanka Medical Association
    6.55 pm Address by Dr. Sulaiman Juman, President, Commonwealth Medical Association
    7.00 pm Address by The Right Honourable Baroness Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary General of the Commonwealth
    7.20 pm Address by The Right Honourable Sir Anand Sathyanand, Former Governor General of New Zealand and Chairman, Commonwealth Foundation
    7.35 pm Cultural Interlude
    7.40 pm Address by Honourable Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
    7.50 pm Address by Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    8.00 pm Address by the His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    8.10 pm  Cultural Interlude
    8.15 pm Induction of the Executive Council of the Commonwealth Medical Association
    8.30 pm Acceptance Address and Vote of Thanks by Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, President Designate, Commonwealth Medical Association
    8.40 pm Cultural Interlude
    8.45 pm Procession leaves the hall
    8.50 pm Reception
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    CONFERENCE TRACK 1

    DAY 1: 15 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK 1

    08.30 am - Opening Plenary Symposium on Digital Health for Health and Wellbeing

    Moderators: Denis Gilhooly and Dr. Joanna Nurse

    Introduction
    Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
    Past President, Sri Lanka Medical Association
    President Designate, Commonwealth Medical Association

    Digital Health and the Internet of Things: the Future is Now 
    A live interview via video with
    Dr Vinton G. Cerf
    Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
    Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer

    By Denis Gilhooly
    Executive Director
    Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Taskforce

    Be Healthy Be Mobile - The WHO/ITU Initiative

    Dr. Mark Landry
    Regional Advisor
    SEARO
    World Health Organisation
    New Delhi
    India

    Digital Transformation in Health

    Callum Bir
    Director Health & Social Services (Asia Pacific)
    Microsoft
    Singapore

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on The Commonwealth Health Hub – Community, Connect, Collect, Consult, Collaborate

    In collaboration with the Health and Education Unit, The Commonwealth Secretariat

    Chairperson: Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Promoting innovation and collaboration - the vision of the Commonwealth health hub
    Dr. Joanne Nurse
    Director
    Health and Education Unit
    Commonwealth Secretariat
    UK

    Introducing the Commonwealth health hub - an overview and how to engage
    Stephen Dorey
    Health Adviser (Hub Coordinator)
    Health and Education Unit
    Commonwealth Secretariat
    UK

    Digital Health and Young People: the role of the Commonwealth Youth Health Network
    Dr. Elvis Eze
    Assistant Health Officer
    Commonwealth Secretariat
    UK

    12.00pm - Lunch

    01.00pm - Keynote

    “Commonwealth for the common good - the role of NMAs for NCDs: lessons from the Nirogi Lanka Project”
    Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne
    President Elect, Sri Lanka Medical Association
    Chairperson, Nirogi Lanka Project

    01.30pm - Networking Break

    01.45 pm - Symposium on the Burden of Disease in the Commonwealth

    In collaboration with the Institute for Health Matrix and Evaluation

    Chairpersons: Professor Samath Dharmarathne & Dr. Achala Jayathilake

    The profile of health loss in the Commonwealth. Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study
    Dr. Tom Achoki
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) 
    University of Washington
    USA

    Tracking the performance of the Commonwealth for the new health-related Sustainable Development Goals: A baseline analysis using findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study
    Dr. Nicholas J. Kassebaum
    Assistant Professor
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) 
    University of Washington
    USA

    03.15 pm - Tea

    03.30 pm - Symposium on Resilient Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage

    Chairperson: Sir Anand Sathyanand

    Introduction
    Dr. Solaiman Juman
    President
    Commonwealth Medical Association

    Inequalities and health - a multisector approach
    Professor Sir Michael Marmot
    President
    World Medical Association

    Health Systems Strengthening and its Contribution to Global Security
    Dr. Joanna Nurse
    Head
    Health and Education Unit
    Commonwealth Secretariat

    Social Determinants of Health: Challenges Facing Developing Countries
    Professor Saroj Jayasinghe
    Professor of Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
    University of Colombo
    Sri Lanka

    Resilience and Mental Health findings from a national study in Sri Lanka
    Professor Rohan Jayasuriya
    Associate Professor
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine
    University of New South Wales
    Australia

    Social Determinants of Health in Malta
    Mr. Gordon Caruana-Dingli
    Senior Lecturer, University of Malta
    Past President, Commonwealth Medical Association (2010-2013)
    President, Medical Association of Malta
    Deputy Chairman Department of Surgery and Head of Breast Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

    Universal Health Coverage: A review of Commonwealth mixed funding models
    Dr. Ravi Rannan Eliya
    Director
    Institute of Health Policy
    Sri Lanka

    06.00 pm - Close


    DAY2: 16 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK 1

    8.30 am - Symposium on Globalising the Paradox of Sri Lanka’s Health Achievements – Reducing Maternal Mortality

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka

    Chairperson: Professor Hemantha Senanayake

    Counting Maternal Deaths & Translating Lessons: The Maternal Mortality Country Situation
    Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
    National Programme Manager - Maternal & Child Morbidity & Mortality Surveillance
    Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    Tackling the Challenge of 99.9% Hospital Deliveries: The Obstetrician's Perspective
    Professor Kapila Gunawardane
    Past President, Sri Lanka College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    Sri Lanka

    Not only health: Contribution of the other sectors in reducing maternal mortality
    Dr. Dlieep Silva
    Consultant
    Health Economic Cell
    Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on Globalising the Paradox of Sri Lanka’s Health Achievements – Reducing Infant Mortality

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka

    Chairperson: Honorable Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle

    Triangulating Data Sources: The Country Situation of Infant Mortality
    Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
    National Programme Manager - Maternal & Child Morbidity & Mortality Surveillance
    Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    Achievements & Moving Forward: A Paediatrician’s Perspective
    Professor Sujeewa Amarasena
    Past President, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
    Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna
    Sri Lanka

    Targeting the bigger chunk -neonatal deaths: Intricacies of the National Neonatal Transport Service
    Dr. Ramya De Silva
    President, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
    Consultant Paediatrician, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children
    Sri Lanka

    Public Health in action - the 3D view in reducing infant deaths
    Dr. Padmal de Silva 
    Head - Department of Research and Evaluation 
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Workforce Development 
    National Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    12.00 noon - Lunch

    1.00 pm - Keynote

    Chairperson: Dr. Joanna Nurse

    Delivering high quality health care in a low middle income country – the Story of Sri Lanka
    Dr. Palitha Maheepala
    Director General of Health Services
    Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    1.30 pm - Networking Break

    1.45 pm - Symposium on improving cause-of-death information using ICT

    In collaboration with the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, University of Melbourne, Australia and the CRVS Project, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

    Chairpersons: Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe & Abusayeed Haniffa

    Helping doctors certify the cause of death and monitoring performance
    Dr. Rasika Rampatige
    Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative
    The University of Melbourne
    Australia

    Diagnosing a cause of death where there are no doctors
    Prof. Alan Lopez AC
    University of Melbourne Laureate Professor
    Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement
    Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative
    The University of Melbourne
    Australia

    Automating ICD coding with Iris
    Dr. Saman Gamage
    Senior Research Fellow
    Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative
    The University of Melbourne
    Australia

    Checking the quality of mortality and cause of death data with ANACONDA
    Dr. Lene Mikkelsen
    Senior Technical Advisor
    Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative
    The University of Melbourne
    Australia

    3.15 pm - Tea

    3.45 pm - Closing Plenary Symposium on The Commonwealth Digital Health Network

    Chairpersons: Dr. Joana Nurse & Dr. Stephen Dorey

    Commonwealth Digital Health Network – How it Can Improve Health and Wellbeing in the Commonwealth
    Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
    President Designate
    Commonwealth Medical Association

    How digital transformation can help the commonwealth
    By Microsoft and Partners

       Telemedicine - Providing Disaster Relief and Connecting Rural Areas to Healthcare

       Dr. Maaz Ul Hassan
       Bariatric Surgeon, Best Obesity Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

       Hassan Chattha
       Country Manager, RingMD
       Pakistan

    ‘Building a Global Health Information Network – the DHIS2 experience’
    Professor Jørn Braa
    Department of Informatics
    Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    University of Oslo
    Norway

    How to build a commonwealth wide Digital Health Ecosystem
    Professor Athula Ginige
    Deans Unit School of Computing, Engineering & Math,
    University of Western Sydney
    Australia

    David Jonas
    Chief Operating Office and Head of Health Market Quality R&D Program at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC)
    Sydney, Australia

    5.15 pm - Announcement of the Colombo Declaration & Close of Conference

  • CONFERENCE TRACK 2 – VENUE: OAK 2 Open or Close
    CONFERENCE TRACK 2

    DAY1: 15 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK B

    08.30 am - Merged with Track 1 for the Opening Plenary

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on “Clinical Pharmacists – Essential Partners or Optional Extras?”

    In collaboration with 
    The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA)
    The Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
    The Collaboration of Australians and Sri Lankans for Pharmacy Practice Education and Research (CASPPER)

    Chairpersons: Chinta Abeywickrama & Victoria Rutter

    Introduction
    Raymond Anderson
    President
    Commonwealth Pharmacists Association

    Adverse Drug Events – Presenting the Evidence

    Introduction to global drug-related problems, evidence and benefits of clinical pharmacy and initiation of clinical pharmacy teaching on Sri Lanka’s BPharm course
    Associate Professor Ian Coombes
    Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland
    Director of Pharmacy, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland
    Australia

    Medication errors and appropriateness of medication use in Sri Lanka
    Dr. Nithushi Samaranayake
    Senior Lecturer (Pharmacy), Department of Allied Health Sciences,
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Sri Lanka

    11.00 am Progress Through Partnership

    Education and training sustainability in Sri Lankan Schools of Pharmacy
    Ms. Judith Coombes
    Senior Pharmacist/Conjoint Lecturer
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland
    Australia

    Research supporting clinical pharmacists on the wards
    Ms. L.G.T Shanika
    Lecturer in Pharmacy
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Sri Lanka

    11.20 am - The Impact of Clinical Pharmacy in Sri Lanka

    Healthcare team research with diabetes and chronic kidney disease
    Dr. Shaluka Jayamanne
    Senior Lecturer in Medicine
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Sri Lanka

    Research collaboration opportunities for clinical pharmacy and link to antimicrobials
    Dr. Mohamed Fahim
    Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
    Sri Lanka

    12.00pm - Lunch

    01.00pm - Merged with Track 1 for Keynote Address

    01.30pm - Networking Break

    01.45 pm - Symposium on Anti-Microbial Resistance: Stronger Together – a Multidisciplinary Approach to a Major Global Threat

    In collaboration with
    The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA)
    The Sri Lanka Medical Association

    Chairpersons: Dr Iyanthi Abeywickreme & Dr Hemantha Beneragama

    The Current Situation and Practical Problems
    Dr. Kushlani Jayathilake, 
    Consultant Microbiologist,
    Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital,
    Sri Lanka

    Regulatory Problems and Future Remedies
    Professor Gita Fernando
    Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Sri Lanka 

    Inappropriate use of antibiotics and problems of community resistance
    Ms Savini Senadheera
    Lecturer (Pharmacy)
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Sri Lanka

    Championing the Responsible use of Antibiotics

    Antimicrobial initiatives within the Commonwealth and reflections on the GAP study
    Associate Professor Ian Coombes
    Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland
    Director of Pharmacy, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland
    Australia

    The Initiative - Antimicrobial Guardianship Pledge 
    Update, vision and goals for the future
    Victoria Rutter
    Executive Director
    Commonwealth Pharmacists Association

    03.15 pm - Tea

    03.30 pm - Symposium on Universal Health Coverage and Access to Medicines: Role of Doctors and Pharmacists

    In collaboration with the Third World Network (TWN)

    Chairperson: Prof Gita Fernando

    A panel discussion covering public health approaches to medicines, anti microbial resistance and access to medicines; Patent and Medicines

    Dr Krisantha Weerasuriya
    Independent Health Care Consultant - Medicines
    Sri Lanka 

    Dr Narendra Gupta
    Executive Board Member
    Prayas
    India

    Shailly Gupta
    Deputy Head (India)
    Access Campaign
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
    India

    K.M. Gopakumar
    Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher
    Third World Network (TWN)
    Malaysia

    05.00 pm - Symposium on "How diaspora can contribute to development of health in home countries" 

    In collaboration with International Alert

    Chairpersons: Amjad Saleem & Dr. Palitha Abeykoon

    How can diaspora contribute to responsible well being in home countries
    Dr. Markus Mayer
    Programme Manager (South and South East Asia)
    International Alert
    Mayanmar

    The African Perspective
    Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso 
    Secretary, Commonwealth Medical Association 
    Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgeon, Head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Directorate of Surgery, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
    Ghana

    African Diaspora for Better Health in Africa
    Hildah Mulenga
    Better Health Diaspora
    African Diaspora Initiative

    The Sri Lankan Experience
    Mr. Panjan Navaratnam
    Executive Director
    Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Ltd.

    06.00 pm - Close


    DAY2: 16 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK B

    08.30 am - Symposium on Innovative eHealth Initiatives in Sri Lanka

    eIMMR 5 years on: The story of how Nationwide Collection of Indoor Morbidity Data was Transformed using ICT in Sri Lanka
    Dr. Buddika Dayarathne & Dr. Nadish Kariyawasam
    eIMMR Team
    Medical Statistics Unit
    Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    eNCD – A Nationwide System for collection of Non Communicable Disease Data from the Community
    Dr. Deepal Wijesuriya & Dr. Thilak Siriwardena
    eNCD Team, Non Communicable Diseases Unit
    Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    Empowering Grassroots Level Health Care Workers – A Case Study of The District Nutrition Monitoring System in Sri Lanka – Lessons for the Commonwealth
    Dr. Pamod Amarakoon
    Project Co-ordinator
    District Nutrition Monitoring System
    Ministry of Health

    Lessons learnt from the most successful EHR project in Sri Lanka: eHospital Dompe
    Dr. Sampath Kulathilaka
    MO-IC, eHospital Dompe Project
    Ministry of Health

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on Nursing Informatics

    In collaboration with the International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka

    Chairperson: Dr. Nishan Silva

    Welcome
    Professor Diane Skiba
    Chairperson, Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group, International Medical Informatics Association
    Professor and Project Director, I-TEAM (Interprofessional Technology Enhanced Advance practice Model), University of Colorado College of Nursing
    USA

    Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Digitalizing the Nursing Care Process

    P. L. Jayawardene
    Head of Nursing

    Shaluni Tissera
    President, Scientific Committee,
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    Challenges in making eHealth Transformations: The Human Resources
    Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe
    Deputy Chairman and Director (Academic)
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    The Role of Australian Nurses in an Information Technology Driven Healthcare Profession
    Glenda Whiting
    Principal Lecturer (Health)
    TAFE
    South Australia

    Importance of nurses in assuring Privacy and Security in Digital Health Platforms
    Dr. Tony Sahama
    Senior Lecturer
    Information Security Discipline, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
    Australia

    Technological Advancement in the Operating Department – An Operating Department Practitioner’s perspective
    Dean Newman
    Operating Department Practitioners Course Director
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
    Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Practice, Coventry University
    United Kingdom

    12.00 noon - Lunch

    01.00 pm - Merged with Track 1 for Keynote Address

    01.30pm - Networking Break

    01.45 pm - Symposium on Nursing Informatics

    In collaboration with the International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka

    How Electronic Medication Administration Records Could Help Nurses
    Ms. Nadeeka Jayasinghe
    Deputy Head of Nursing
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    Clinical Teaching in Nursing on a Learner Management System
    D. G. Tharindu Dushyantha
    Head of Clinical Skills Department
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    Attitude towards health information privacy and Electronic Health Records among Urban Sri Lankan Adults
    Ms. Shaluni Tissera
    International Institute of Health Sciences
    Sri Lanka

    Evaluation of a Smartward IT system for nurses: Reducing duplication of entries
    Dr. Kasia Bail
    Assistant Professor in Nursing, 
    Health Research Institute, Synergy Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
    Australia

    Use of machine learning for reducing medical errors during the handing-over period for nurses
    Associate Professor Girija Chetty
    Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
    University of Canberra,
    Australia

    Panel Discussion and Live Webinar on “Nursing Informatics in the Modern context of Health Care”

    03.15 pm - Tea

    03.45 pm - Merged with Track 1 for the Closing Plenary Symposium

    05.15 pm - Merged with Track 1 for the Announcement of the Colombo Declaration & Close of Conference

  • CONFERENCE TRACK 3 – VENUE: OAK 3 Open or Close
    CONFERENCE TRACK 3

    DAY 1: 15 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK C

    08.30 am - Merged with Track 1 for the Opening Plenary

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium Measurement and Accountability for Health Results

    In collaboration with the Asian eHealth Information Network

    Chairpersons: Dr. Rohana Marasinghe & Dr. Lakshmi Somatunga

    Keys to Success for Monitoring the Health Sustainable Development Goals
    Mark Landry
    Regional Advisor
    SEARO
    World Health Organisation
    New Delhi
    India

    A Network Approach to Health Data Interoperability
    Dr. Alvin B. Marcelo
    Executive director
    Asia eHealth Information Network
    Philippines

    Building national readiness for Expanded Public Health Informatics
    Dr. Chaminda Weerabaddana
    Medical Officer Health Informatics
    Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
    Sri Lanka

    12.00 pm - Lunch

    01.00 pm - Merged with Track 1 for the Keynote

    01.30 pm - Networking Break

    01.45 pm - Symposium on Building Resilience to Increasing Risks of Pandemic Threats

    In collaboration with the Mobile Alliance on Pandemics

    Chairperson: Dr. Hasitha Tissera

    Global Health Security and Systems in the Digital Age - a Mobile Alliance on Pandemics
    Denis Gilhooly
    Executive Director
    Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force
    USA

    Unlocking the Digital Health Platform for Wellness and Wellbeing
    Professor Sinclair Stockman
    Chairman, Connected Health Innovation Centre, University of Ulster
    Director, Digital Northern Ireland 2020 
    Northern Ireland
    UK

    Exploiting digital infrastructure
    Dr Anoop Singh
    Chief Operating Officer
    Commonwealth Institute for Infrastructure Investment
    UK

    Leveraging Mobile Network Big Data in Disease Prediction
    Dr. Rohan Samarajiva
    Founding Chair, LIRNEasia
    Sri Lanka

    Leveraging on electronic health records and participatory surveillance to improve infectious disease surveillance and outbreak detection in the digital age
    Prof Mark Chen I-Cheng
    Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
    Head of Research, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
    Singapore

    03.45 pm - Tea

    04.00 pm - Symposium how health professionals can contribute to social resilience, health and wellbeing through leadership in ICT

    Chairperson: SRU Wimalaratne 

    Clinician driven data platforms from Sri Lanka
    Dr. A. Pubudu De Silva
    Consultant Community Physician
    National Intensive Care Surveillance
    Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka

    National guidelines in the management of medical emergencies
    Professor Robert Heddle
    Chief Pathologist, SA Pathology
    Head, Clinical Immunology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Member of the National Allergy Strategy Research and Data Working Group
    Australia

    Developing specific registries and data bases for disease management in developing countries
    Dr. Pravin Hissaria
    Clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Clinical Advisor to the National Blood Authority
    Australia

    Using telemedicine and a connected healthcare ecosystem to improve Sri Lanka’s medical productive index
    Dr. Harsha Jayakody 
    Founder
    mydoctor.lk

    Using online training tools to improve social cohesion among health professionals
    Dr. Pandula Siribaddana
    Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics
    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
    Sri Lanka

    06.00 pm - Close


    DAY 2: 16 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – OAK C

     

    08.30 am - Symposium on Innovative eHealth Initiatives in Commonwealth Countries

    Chairperson: Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso

    Digital Health for Health and Wellbeing – a General Practitioner’s Perspective
    Dr. Sundram Arulrhaj
    President, Commonwealth Health Professionals Alliance
    UK

    Telemedicine in India – Pioneering experience in a resource constrained setting
    Dr. S. K. Mishra 
    Professor and Head, Department of Endocrine Surgery
    Nodal Officer, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute Telemedicine Program
    Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
    India

    Using telemedicine and a connected healthcare ecosystem to improve Sri Lanka’s medical productive index
    Dr. Harsha Jayakody 
    Founder - mydoctor.lk
    Sri Lanka

    Partnering with Bahmni to extend organization’s impact in healthcare in Nepal

    Panajaya Poudel
    Digital System Engineer, Possible Health

    Pankaj Kanchankar
    Client Principal, ThoughtWorks

    From Point Systems to Integrated Solutions: Learnings from the creation of the Bangladesh Health Information Exchange

    Angshuman Sarkar
    Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks
    India

    Karl Brown
    Director of Technology, Office of Social Change Initiatives,       ThoughtWorks, USA

    Informatics Beyond Boundaries: An experience of remote support for Nepal Earth Quake
    Dr. Oommen John
    The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
    Indian Association for Medical Informatics

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on Health Terminology Standards

    In collaboration with the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, IHTSDO

    Chairperson: Shriyananda Rathnayake

    Jane Millar MCSP
    Collaboration Lead
    International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, IHTSDO
    Denmark

    Shelley Lipon
    Customer & Stakeholder Engagement Executive and Lead for the Americas
    International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, IHTSDO
    Denmark

     

    12.00 pm - Lunch

    01.00 pm - Merged with Track 1 for Keynote Address

    01.30 pm - Networking Break

    01.45 pm - Symposium on the Commonwealth's Response to Global Eradication of Polio

    In Collaboration with Rotary International

    Chairperson: Mr. K. Ravindran

    Welcome Address
    Senake Amerasinghe
    Rotary District Governor

    Progress Towards a Polio Free World
    Dr. Chris Maher
    Polio Eradication Manager
    World Health Organisation

    The Role of Community Volunteers in Promoting Advancements in Disease Prevention
    Michael McGovern
    Chair
    Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee

    Advocacy to Governments to Fund Health Priorities- The Polio Example
    Judith Diment
    Chair
    Rotary International Polio Advocacy Task Force

    Vote of Thanks
    Mohamed Abidally
    President Rotary Club of Colombo

    03.15 pm - Tea

    03.45 pm - Merged with Track 1 for the Closing Plenary Symposium on The Commonwealth Digital Health Network

    05.00 pm - Merged with Track 1 for the Announcement of the Colombo Declaration & Close of Conference

SATELLITE MEETINGS - 15 & 16 OCTOBER 2016
  • SATELLITE MEETING ON RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ETHICS – VENUE: IVY Open or Close

    SATELLITE MEETING ON RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ETHICS

    In collaboration with the
    Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Biomedical Research Alliance New York (BRANY), USA
    Institute of Bioethics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA
    Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programmes (AAHRP), USA
    Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP)
    Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL)

     
    DAY1: 15 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – IVY

    10.30 am - Symposium on Accreditation and Recognition of Research Ethics Committees and International Capacity Building in Bioethics

    Chairpersons: Professor Chandanie Wanigatunge & Professor R. Kumarasiri

    The SIDCER Recognition programme of the FERCAP
    Dr. Christina Torres
    Coordinator
    Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific

    Developing Global Human Subjects Research Protections Programs: The Role of AAHRPP
    Elyse Summers JD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programmes (AAHARP)
    USA

    International Network of the Unesco Chair in Bioethics
    Prof. Harischandra Gambhira
    Head, Sri Lanka Unit, Unesco Chair in Bioethics
    Sri Lanka

    12.00 noon Lunch


    01.00 pm - Symposium on Bioethics and Research Ethics Training

    Chairpersons: Dr. A Balasuriya & Dr. Lalith Senarathna

    The CITI Programme. A Cost Effective Alternative for Research Ethics Education
    Professor Paul Braunschweiger
    Senior Executive VP & Managing Director CITI Program
    Biomedical Research Alliance of New York
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Miami
    USA

    The role of National Medical Associations in Bioethics and Research Ethics Education – the Sri Lankan experience
    Professor Chandani Wanigatunge
    Chairperson
    Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL)

    Research on the terminally ill
    Dr. Susan Miller
    Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    USA

    02.30 pm - Tea

    03.00 pm - Symposium on Challenges in the Ethics Review Process

    Chairpersons: Professor Renu Wickremasinghe & Dr. Prasad Ranatunga

    Our experience from the University of Miami, USA
    Professor Dushyantha T. Jayaweera
    Interim Executive Dean for Research and Research Education
    Professor of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami,
    USA

    Our Experience from Sri Ramachandra, India
    Dr. Pankaj Shah
    Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai
    India

    Our Experience from Sri Lanka
    Professor Hemantha Senanayake
    Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
    Sri Lanka


    04.30 pm - Close


     

    DAY2: 16 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE - IVY 


    08.30 am - Symposium on Ethics issues in Clinical Trials

    Chairpersons: Dr. Panduka Karunanayake & Dr. W. Subasingha

    Observations from surveys in 200 ethics review committees in the Asia Pacific Region
    Professor Christina Torres
    Coordinator
    Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific
    Thailand

    Research Integrity and Reproducibility
    Professor Paul Braunschweiger
    Senior Executive VP & Managing Director CITI Program
    Biomedical Research Alliance of New York
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Miami
    USA

    Ethics issues in Clinical Trials in Complementary and Traditional Medicine
    Dr. Kamal Perera
    Head of Department of Ayurveda Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics,
    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo,
    Sri Lanka

    10.00 am - Tea

    10.30 am - Symposium on Special Topics in Research Ethics - 1

    Chairpersons: Dr. Sampath Tenakoon & Dr. T. S. Navaratinaraja

    Ethics of Global Health Policy and Systems Research
    Professor Adriane Gelpi
    Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
    Institute of Bioethics and Health Policy
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    USA

    Challenges in International Collaborative Research between Developed and Developing Countries
    Professor Sergio Litewka
    Associate Professor
    International Director, CITI Program
    International Director University of Miami Institute of Bioethics
    USA

    Ethical Issues in Digital Health
    Dr. Kusal Wijayaweera
    Chairman, Ethics Review Committee
    Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

    12.00 noon - Lunch

    01.00 pm - Symposium on Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research

    Chairpersons: Dr Malik Fernando, Dr P. Kamal Perera

    Panelists:
    Dr. Susan Miller
    Professor Paul Braunschweiger
    Professor Dushyantha T. Jayaweera

    02.30 pm - Tea

    03.00 pm - Symposium on Special Topics in Research Ethics 2

    Chairpersons: Dr. Manori Gamage & Dr. Nilakshi Samaranayake

    Pubilcation Integrity
    Dr. B.J.C. Perera
    Chairperson
    Sri Lanka Forum of Medical Editors (SLFOME)
    Sri Lanka

    AAHRPP accreditation and its value in our global research enterprise
    Elyse Summers JD
    Chief Executive Officer, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programmes (AAHRPP)
    USA

    4.00 pm - Presentation of Mementos to Resource Persons

    05.00 pm - Close


    REGISTRATION

    Foreign Delegates: USD 100/-

    Sri Lankan Delegates: LKR. 5,000/-

    Register Online

    (Registration is limited to 100 participants)

  • SATELLITE MEETING ON OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING Open or Close

    SATELLITE MEETING ON OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING

    In collaboration with the
    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP);
    ORCID
    Sri Lanka Forum of Medical Editors (SLFOME)


     

    DAY1: 15 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – CIDDER

    10.30 am - Session 1: SLJOL and the Journals Online Project, Illegitimate Journals and the evaluation of the JOL journals

    Sioux Cumming
    Programme Manager, Journals Online, INASP,
    UK

    INASP has been supporting the production, dissemination and use of local research since 1992 and it began its support for the Sri Lanka Journals Online project in 2008. This session will review the objectives and progress of the JOL project and specifically SLJOL. It will also examine the rising problem illegitimate journals and conferences and their implications for both journal editors and researchers.

    Who is this for?
    The session is of interest to journal editors who are interested in increasing the visibility of their journals, and it is also relevant to authors who want to have their research published in easily accessible, relevant and reputable journals.

    11.30 am - Session 2: ORCID (Part 1): How to stand out from the crowd with your unique identifier

    Nobuko Miyairi, MLIS
    Regional Director, Asia Pacific
    ORCID
    Singapore

    Do you have a common name that often causes your academic work to be mixed up with someone else’s in databases? Do you use many researcher profile services which you need to update constantly, taking away your precious time from your research? ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a persistent, unique identifier that you can use throughout your academic career. More than 2 million researchers have registered for an iD that helps distinguish them from others, and correctly link their academic work and contributions. Join this presentation to find out how.

    Who is this for?
    If you wish to build your academic career by explicitly and correctly connecting your name, researcher profile and all of your work, then you should attend. Researchers who are active in their research will learn how to auto-update their publication lists and save time by using ORCID in manuscript submission processes. Senior researchers who already have a number of publications can also take advantage of ORCID to clean up the mess in databases by giving explicit connections between those publications and their ORCID record.

    Why should you attend?
    Science, PLOS, IEEE, and other distinguished international journals are starting to mandate ORCID when you submit your manuscripts. This session will give you a quick understanding on what ORCID is, how to use it, and why.

    12.30 pm - Lunch


    01.30 pm - Session 3: ORCID (Part 2): How to maintain your ORCID record

    Nobuko Miyairi, MLIS
    Regional Director, Asia Pacific
    ORCID
    Singapore

    Signing up for an ORCID iD is easy and quick - but what about maintaining your ORCID record? Do you have too many publications to link to? Do you want to keep some information private but still want to show your academic achievements publicly? Is there anyone who can help to keep your ORCID record up to date? The session will illustrate how to maintain your ORCID record through a live demonstration. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops to gain hands on experiences.

    Who is this for?
    Anyone who wishes to learn how to maintain their ORCID record, and learn what options are available for building their online CV to source other services. Those who do not have an ORCID iD will have an opportunity to do so during the session (bring your own laptop). Attending the first part of this session is not mandatory but ideal.

    03.00 pm - Tea


    03.30 pm - Session 4: Kudos and how authors can promote their own work. Digital Object Identifiers what they are and how to use them

    Sioux Cumming
    Programme Manager, Journals Online, INASP
    UK

    INASP has recently partnered with Kudos which is a free service through which you can broaden readership and increase the impact of your research. Kudos is more than a just a networking site, and more than just a publication listing. It is a toolkit for explaining your work in plain language and for enriching it with links to related materials.
    Digital Object Identifiers are vital to maintain the links to research articles on the internet, but editors and researchers need to understand how they work in order to maintain this unbroken record.

    Who should attend?
    This session is aimed specifically at authors who want to take an active role in promoting their research and sharing it with new audiences. However, it is also of interest to editors who can help their authors to increase the reach of their research.

    05.00 pm - Close

    DAY2: 16 OCTOBER 2016: VENUE – CIDDER

    08.30 am - Session 5: Some perspectives on publishing in medical journals (Part 1)


    It is understood that publications in medical journals constitute the published public record. Medical journals are expected to conform to International Publication Standards and those working in these journals are constantly striving very hard to meet these requirements. They expect authors and reviewers to try their best to comply with these standards when articles are submitted and reviewed. There are certain expectations of journals and editors that need to be fulfilled in the entire process of publication of articles in medical journals. There are several types of medical journal publication formats. Each of these models has its own merits and disadvantages. A growing concern among researchers, reviewers and medical journal editors is compliance with research integrity and all types of research misconduct. One component of this, plagiarism, is a problem encountered by all medical journals. All these issues will be addressed in the presentations.

    Learning objectives/Attendee benefits:
    There will be researchers who are presenting their work at the conference and potential researchers who would attend the conference. They will benefit from these erudite presentations by experienced Medical Journal Editors. It will be a learning experience on how articles are assessed and decisions are made regarding acceptance or otherwise. It will go a long way in helping researchers to publish their work.

    Target audience:
    All researchers and potential researchers who wish to publish in Medical Journals and early career journal editors.

    International Publication Standards and the need to comply with them
    Dr. Anuruddha Abeygunasekera
    Consultant Urological Surgeon and Co-Editor, Ceylon Medical Journal, Sri Lanka

    What the Editors Want
    Dr. BJC Perera
    Chairperson, Sri Lanka Forum of Medical Editors (SLFOME)

     

    10.00 am - Tea


    10.30 am - Session 6: Some perspectives on publishing in medical journals (Part 2)

    Research integrity and misconduct: A problem for all medical journals
    Dr. Asiri Rodrigo, Co-Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry
    Consultant Psychiatrist, Teaching Hospital, Kandy
    Co-Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry
    Sri Lanka 

    Plagiarism and using the Crossref Similarity Check
    Sioux Cumming
    Programme Manager, Journals Online, INASP,
    UK

    After an explanation of what constitutes plagiarism, participants will be guided through a series of exercises. The Crossref Similarity Checking service with be demonstrated with examples from Sri Lanka Journals Online.

    12.00 pm - Lunch


    01.00 pm - Session 7: Copyright issues, permissions and licenses (Part 1)

    Sioux Cumming
    Programme Manager, Journals Online, INASP
    UK

    There will be a short explanation of copyright and its implications for journal editors and authors. This will lead into the need for clear licenses for the use of the content in open access journals. Although content may be ‘free-to-read’ it is important for journal editors to state clearly how readers, researchers and text mining services can use the content. The Creative Commons licenses will be explained in this context.

    03.00 pm - Tea

    03.30 pm - Session 8: Indexing services – if you can’t be found, you don’t exist

    Sioux Cumming
    Programme Manager, Journals Online, INASP
    UK

    Getting your content in front of your users is one of the most difficult things to achieve. Making sure your journal is included in one of the major databases used by researchers and authors is very important for increasing your journal’s visibility. Four of the major indexes will be considered in this session and we invite participants to share their experiences of applying for inclusion in these indexes.

    4.30 pm - Presentation of Mementos to Resource Persons

    05.00 pm - Close


    REGISTRATION

    Foreign Delegates: USD 100/-

    Sri Lankan Delegates: LKR. 5,000/-

    Register online

    (Registration is limited to 100 participants)

WORKSHOPS - 15 & 16 OCTOBER 2016
  • WORKSHOP ON DHIS2 Open or Close

    DHIS2 Workshop
    In collaboration with the

    The Global HISP/DHIS2 Community

    Day 1: 15 October 2016
    10.30am

    Session 1 - DHIS2 overview and core concept
    Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana & Dr. Priyanga Senanayake

    12.00pm Lunch
    01.00pm Session 2 - Introduction to DHIS2 Tracker
    Dr. Jayathri Wijerathne & Dr. Megha Ganewatta
    02.30pm Tea
    03.00pm Session 3 - Tracker customization
    Dr. Pamod Amarakoon & Dr. Megha Ganewatta
    04.30pm Close
     
    Day 2: 16 October 2016
    08.30am

    Symposium on Trauma data for decision making

    Chairperson: Amal Harsha De Silva

    Burden of traumatic injuries in Sri Lanka
    Dr Achala Jayatilleke
    Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo,
    Sri Lanka

    International Trauma Databases
    Dr Shinji Nakahara
    Associate Professor
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Teikyo University School of Medicine
    Japan

    The Japanese trauma registry development and utilization
    Dr. Takashi Fujita
    Trauma and Resuscitation Centre
    Teikyo University
    Tokyo
    Japan

    Transforming trauma care
    Dr. Anil Jasinghe
    Deputy Director General, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 
    Sri Lanka

    10.00am Tea
    10.30am Merge with Track 3 of the Main Conference
    Symposium on Health Terminology Standards
    12.00pm Lunch
    01.00pm Session 4 - Tracker data analysis, aggregating Tracker data and report generation
    Dr. Pramil Liyanage & Dr. Janaka Wickramarathne
    02.30pm Tea
    03.00pm Session 5 - Custom development on Tracker web and mobile APIs
    Dr. Pamod Amarakoon & Mr. Chathura Widanage
    04.30pm Close

     

    Faculty:

    Global HISP Project/DHIS Leaders from University of Oslo, Norway

     

                Professor Jørn Braa
                Professor
                Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
                University of Oslo
                Norway

     

    HISP Sri Lanka


                Dr Roshan Hewapathirana
                Chief Executive Officer
                Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

                Dr. Pamod Amarakoon
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Nutrition Coordination Division
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka 

                Dr Janaka Wickramarathne
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Anti Malaria Campaign
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka

                Dr. Jayathri Wijeratne
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Epidemiology Unit
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka

                Dr. Priyanga Senanayake
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Family Health Bureau
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka

                Dr. Megha Ganewatta
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka 

                Dr. Pramil Liyanage
                Medical Officer Health Informatics
                Nutrition Coordination Division
                Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
                Sri Lanka 

                Mr. Chathura Widanage
                Freeland Software Developer
                Sri Lanka

     

  • WORKSHOP ON OPENMRS Open or Close

    openMRS Workshop

    In collaboration with the
    The Global OpenMRS Community

    Day 1: 15 October 2016: VENUE – ASPIN
    10.30am

    An intro to OpenMRS, why, how and our philosophy

    11.00am

    An overview of OpenMRS

    12.00pm

    Lunch

    01.00pm The OpenMRS ecosystem: Integrating with OpenMRS with other Health IT solutions
    02.00pm Case studies
    Case 1 – ICU Decision support (Brandix)
    Case 2 – OpenMRS at the Human Genetics Unit
    03.00pm The ThoughtWorks showcase
    Bahmni: current features and roadmap
    Case studies highlighting various applications of Bahmni
    05.00pm Close
     
    Day 2: 16 October 2016: VENUE – ASPIN
      Participants can attend Track 3 of the main conference

     

    Faculty:

         Paul Biondich
         Co-Founder & President @ OpenMRS

         Suranga Kasthurirathne
         Regional Community Manager (Asia-Pacific) @ OpenMRS

         Dushman Elvitigala 
         Solutions Architect 
         Bradix i three

         Pankaj Kanchankar
         Client Principal, 
         ThoughtWorks
         India

         Angshuman Sarkar
         Architect - Bahmni, 
         ThoughtWorks
         India

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