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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



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
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faculty of dental science