These are the current expertise of our membership. It is likely that this list will grow further. The purpose of this is to offer these expertise to Sri Lanka if needed. They could be used for guest lectures, seminars, conferences, training of junior doctors or even for discussion on specific complex patient management by individual doctors. The contacts for these topics could be obtained via the SLMDA secretary only. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Audiology

  • Auditory Processing Disorder,
  • Auditory Neuropathy,
  • Newborn Hearing Screening,
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids,
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss,
  • Syndromic Hearing Loss

GU Medicine

  • HIV therapeutics

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Vault prolapse
  • Update on Infertility
  • Overactive bladder
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Cervical screening and colposcopy

Medicine

  • Prevention of falls
  • Syncopy
  • Luminal Gastroenterology
  • Update on Hepatology
  • Thrombolysis in Stroke
  • Non motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease
  • Genital dermasosis
  • ERCP and Biliary disease
  • Iron homeostasis
  • Diabetic Foot Disorders
  • Periodontal Complications of Diabetes
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Food Allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Asthma genomics
  • Update on Pneumonia- community acquired, Pneumococcal
  • Update on Influenza

Microbiology

  • Molecular diagnostics

Neurology

  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Headache syndromes
  • Use of Botulinum toxin in neurological conditions
  • Update on Epilepsy
  • Neuro-degenerative dementias

Oncology

  • Chronic myeloid Leukaemia
  • Multiple myeloma -update
  • Update on breast, Lung , ovarian and colorectal cancers
  • Cancer markers
  • Thyroid cancers

Opthalmology

  • Advances is Cataract and refractive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal pain
  • Spinal tumours
  • Hallux Valgus- anatomy, pathophysiology, techniques, management of severe deformity, management of complications
  • hallux varus/ Hallux rigidus management
  • ankle instability- assessment, open and arthroscopic stabilisation, rehab, recurrence
  • ankle osteochondral lesions- surgical planning, operative techniques
  • ankle/ subtalar arthritis- arthroscopic ankle, subtalar, TTC fusion, open fusion for severe deformity, surgical planning, ankle replacement
  • trauma- talus and calcaneal fractures
  • ankle fracture- management, dealing with complications
  • Pes cavus
  • Pes planus- surgical planning for flatfoot deformity, operative techniques
  • plantar fascitis- conservative and surgical treatment
  • achilles tendonopathy- conservative, open, endoscopic and percutaneous techniques
  • lateral and posterior ankle endoscopy
  • Haglund's syndrome- open and minimally invasive management
  • metatarsalgia- evaluation, open and minimally invasive management
  • tendinopathy
  • Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery
  • foot and ankle arthroscopy and endoscopy/ tendoscopy
  • sports foot injuries
  • Foot biomechanics/ anatomy/ pathophysiology

Paediatrics

  • Paediatric HIV
  • Paediatric haematology
  • Management of an extreme premature baby
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Different modes of ventilation Preterm nutrition
  • Neonatal head ultra sound scans
  • Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and cooling /CFAM monitoring
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Neuro-disability services for children

Pain Medicine

  • Fibromyalgia-central or peripheral disease?
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Tapentadol -a new pain killer
  • Pain Medicine -an evolving speciality
  • Radiofrequency for treating pain conditions
  • Challenges in managing Chronic Pain patients
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Palliative medicine

  • Pain management in palliative care,
  • Prognostication in palliative care,
  • Diagnosis of dying
  • Symptom management in palliative care
  • Last days of life

Psychiatry

  • New trends in the management of acute psychotic patients
  • New trends treating schizophrenia
  • How to develop community mental health in Sri Lanka?
  • Is depression underdiagnosed in Sri Lanka?
  • Management of deliberate self harm/suicide
  • Domestic violence and mental health of women in Sri Lanka
  • Update on the management of bipolar affective disorder

Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Update on managing spasticity
  • Mobility interventions
  • Functional Electrical stimulation
  • Head Injury rehabilitation
  • Neuro-prosthesis
  • Long term management of multiple sclerosis
  • Amputee rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of the war injured
  • Current rehabilitation issues in Sri Lanka
  • Long term management of muscular disorders
  • Orthotics in Rehabilitation

Surgery- general and speciality

  • Hypospadias
  • laparoscopy in children
  • DSD- Intersex surgery
  • Paediatric stone surgery
  • Liver surgery for colorectal hepatic metastasis- selection, staging , op, techniques
  • Management of pancreatic cancer
  • Management of acute or chronic pancreatitis

Other topics

  • Introducing Day Surgery as a stand alone department in a hospital
  • Clinical Governance
  • Quality of care assessment
  • Risk management
  • Near misses as a tool of Risk management
  • Appraisal and Revalidation
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