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JOINT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS – 2018 of Sri Lanka Association for the Study of Pain (SLASP) & Faculty of Pain Medicine of College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka

July 14, 2018



Academic Programme

Joint scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Study of Pain (SLASP) &
Faculty of Pain Medicine of College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka
at Auditorium (CPC) Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya
8.30-8.40am- Traditional lighting of the oil lamp
8.40-9.00am- Welcome address & opening remarks by the President of SLASP-Dr.Saman Nanayakkara
9.00-9.30am- Address by the chief guest-Dr.Rohini Ranwala (Specialist in Pain Medicine)
9.30-9.40am-Address by Dr.Ramya Amarasena (President of College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists
of Sri Lanka)
9.40-10.10am-“Mindfulness for Pain Relief”-Dr.Tara De Mel

Hall A- Programme for Doctors

10.30-11.00am-How Pain Works –Prof.Ranjith Pallegama (Professor in Physiology, Assistant Secretary
11.00-11.30 am- Pain Medicine Novel Therapies (Prof.Vasanthi Pinto/Head & Prof of Dept of
Anaesthesiology& Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine-Peradeniya)
11.30-12.00noon- Prescription Opioid Epidemic in USA-a warning to Sri Lanka-Prof.Lal de Silva
(Specialist in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine)
12.00-12.30noon- Current Controversies in Pain Management-Dr.Gayani Walpola (Consultant
Anaesthetist & Specialist in Pain Medicine NHSL/Secretary-Faculty of Pain Medicine)
12.30-13.00pm- Trigeminal Neuralgia-update on Medical Management-Prof.Ruwan Jayasinghe
(Secretary SLASP/Professor in Oral Medicine & Radiology)
13.00-13.20pm- Management of Neuropathic Pain-Dr.Ravi Weerakoon (Consultant Anaesthetist


Hall B- Programme for Nursing officers & Physiotherapists
10.30-11.00am-What will happen if pain is not controlled-Dr.Saman Karunathilake (Consultant
Anaesthetist T.H,Kandy)
11.00-11.30am- Pain Education in Sri Lanka: Role of Nurses and Physiotherapists (Dr.Thamasi
Makuloluwa, Senior Lecturer/Consultant Anaesthetist-Kothalawela Defence University)
11.30-12.00-How to Control Pain in the Sri Lankan set up-Dr.Saman Nanayakkara (Consultant
Anaesthetist T.H.Peradeniya)
12.00-12.30pm -Non-pharmacological Management of Pain-Dr.Sidarshi Kiriwaththuduwa (Consultant
Anaesthetist T.H,Kandy)
12.30-13.00pm-Barriers in Pain Nursing- Yamuna Athukorale (Lecturer in Nursing/Faculty of Allied
Health Sciences)
13.00-14.00pm-Lunch & end of programme


July 14, 2018
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faculty of dental science