The 123rd annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association will be held from May 31-June 4. (Please visit http://www.slma.lk for more details)
During the sessions, the satellite meeting on medical genetics will be held on June 4 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute and include the following:
- Symposium on genetic diagnostics - 'From ideogram to spectrogram' by Teena Koshy of the Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India and 'Studying patients with rare genomic disorders to gain novel biological knowledge' by Dr. Eirik Frengen, University of Oslo, Norway, chaired by Prof. Rohan W. Jayasekara
- Symposium on the future of genetic diagnostics and regenerative medicine - 'Positional cloning of monogenic diseases before and after the introduction of next generation sequencing' by Prof. Dag Undlien of the University of Oslo, Norway and 'Use of allogeneic bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells in critical limb ischaemia' by Dr. Pawan K. Gupta of the Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, India, chaired by Dr. Vajira H.W. Dissanayake
- Symposium on newborn screening - 'Identifying and treating inborn errors of metabolism' by Dr. Mamta Muranjan of the P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai, India and 'Implementation of newborn screening in Goa - a case study' by Dr. Rohit Cariappa of NeoGen Labs, Bangalore, India chaired by Prof. Narada Warnasuriya
The M.Sc courses in clinical genetics and genetic diagnostics at the University of Colombo will also be launched during this satellite session.