World Palliative Care Day – 2012

“Living to the end: palliative care for an ageing population”

12 OCTOBER 2012 ; FROM 9 AM TO 1.30 PM;

AT THE LIONEL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SLMA, NO 6, WIJERAMA MAWATHA, COLOMBO 7

National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) of Ministry of Health in collaboration with Sri Lanka Medical Association has arranged an advocacy programme to commemorate ‘World Palliative Care Day – 2012’.

“Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of  patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.” (WHO)

Please contact the NCCP or the SLMA to register for participation.

PROGRAMME

Time Topic Lecturer
9.00 – 9.05

Welcome

Prof. Vajira Dissanayaka

President , SLMA9.10 – 9.20

Opening Remarks

Dr.Neelamani Paranagama

 

Director / NCCP9.20 – 9.30

Opening Remarks

College of Oncologists9.30 – 9.40

‘Holistic approach in delivery of Palliative Care’

Dr. Suraj Perera

 

Consultant Community Physician

National Cancer Control Programme   Session 1 :  ‘Palliative Care an Essential Component in Health Care Delivery’

Chairpersons: Dr. Eshani Fernando, Deputy Director, National Cancer Control Programme & Dr.B.J.C. Perera President Elect SLMA

9.40 – 10.00“ Womb to  Tomb : The journey  of  life”Dr.Udayangani Ramadasa

Consultant Physician with Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care

10.00 – 10.20“Palliative Care for Cancer Patients “Dr.N.Jeyakumaran

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

TH – Jaffna

10.20 – 10.40″Living to the end: palliative care for an ageing population”.Dr.Dilhara Samaraweera

Consultant Physician with Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatrics

10.40 – 11.00Tea Session 2 :  Strengthening Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in health care settings

Chairpersons:

11.00 -11.15Palliative Care for  Breast Cancer PatientsDr.Sujeewa Weerasingha

Consultant Oncologist

11.15 – 11.30Palliative care for  Cervical Cancer patientsDr.Kanishka Karunaratne

Consultant Gynaeoncologist

11.30 – 11.45Supportive care for a patient with advanced stage Oral Cancer’

 

Dr. Suresh Shanmuganathan

President, Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA)

11.45 – 12.00

Pain relief in palliative care

Dr.Rohini Ranwala

Consultant Aneasthetist, National Hospital

12.00 – 12.15

Nurses role in palliative care

Mrs. Amarasingha

President, Sri Lanka Nursing Association (SLNA)

Session 3 :  Palliative care beyond health care settings

Chairpersons:

12.15 – 12.30

‘Supportive care services available in the community’

Dr.Shiromi Maduwage

Consultant Community Physician

Directorate of YEDD

12.30 -12.45

‘ Home based palliative care’ – The initial experience

Dr. Samadhi Rajapaksha

Founder, Cancer Care Association

12.45 – 1.00

The success story of Community Based Palliative Care Kerala, India – My observations

Ms. Lalitha Meegoda

PhD Student in Palliative Care Nursing

1.00 – 1.30Discussion

REGISTRATION – FREE

PLEASE CONTACT THE NCCP OR THE SLMA AND REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT

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