Senior Consultant Paediatrician Dr Ramya De Silva has won the Medical Journal (BMJ) South Asia award for ‘Healthcare Innovation of the Year’ 2017 in India.
The Neonatal Transport Project carried out by Dr Ramya de Silva, at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo won the British Medical Journal (BMJ) South Asia awards 2017 in the ‘Healthcare Innovation of the Year’ category.
Dr de Silva received the award from India’s Health and Family Welfare State Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey at the ceremony held at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi on November 18,2017.
BMJ’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. Fiona Godlee said the fourth edition of the BMJ awards has become bigger than previous editions with 2015 nominations from across the region.
“We had to do the hard task of shortlisting 30 finalists and eventually select 13 winners in different categories.The work done by all of them are of the highest standards and innovative in approach, that eventually makes a positive impact on the lives of many a people. ‘The Neonatal Transport project initiated by Dr de Silva has now become a national programme. Sri Lanka is the first country in South Asia to have a neonatal transport service at national level.
The Health Ministry has incorporated the neonatal transport service as a way forward to reduce the neonatal deaths which contribute to 75.1% of deaths that occur under 5 years.
Dr. Ramya de Silva was the President of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (2015/2016), President of the Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka (2012/2013) and Founder President of the Neonatal Transport Forum.
Events for your diary in 2018:
a. Charity concert - Saturday 3rd March 2018 in Billericay
b. Spring meeting and AGM on Sunday the 6th of May 2018 - Holiday Inn in North London
c. Musical event in London – Saturday the 21st July 2018
The SLMDA-COSSL Collaborative Communication Skills workshop was held on October 21st, 2017.
At the Teaching hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, This was jointly sponsored by the SLMDA and the College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka. It was attended by 20 people and was led by Mr Ajantha Jayatunga and Dr Rasieka Jayatunga. The event was well received and there are plans to repeat it.
SLMDA SEPTEMBER 30th DANCE UPDATE 2nd October 2017.
The Charity Ball was a grand success. Full credit to President Ruwan De Soysa and his Team. A Council photograoh was taken and will appear in the Council section soon.
Read a report including photos, in Newslanka. http://newslanka.net/report_on_slmda_uk_autumn_charity_ball.html
THE SPECIAL 35th Anniversary Souvenir in full colour
This was edited by Mahendra Gonsalkorale and Prof. DYD Samarawickrema and produced by Mahendra for printing. It is a 60-page publication in full colour on high-quality paper. It is a valuable archive and chronicles the period 2007 to 20017 and includes a wealth of information and interesting articles and photos. The 25th Anniversary issue produced in 2007 covered the previous period. It is available for £5 per copy (3 for £10). All proceeds will be used for funding SLMDA projects. Please contact any committee member if you would like a copy.or send a request through the Contact facility on the Home Page. Postage costs not included.
Video link to Prof David Warrell lecture at the Liverpool Spring Scientific Meeting 2017
Please visit the link below to watch the Prof David Warrell lecture at the Liverpool Spring Scientific Meeting.
SLMDA vs SLGS Golf Tournament for the Jeeva Siriwardena trophy won by the SLGS Team
The second annual friendly match was held on the 30th of August at the Oxfordshire Golf Course and was won Once again SLGS were the winners by a slim margin. (3/2).We are all very grateful to Dr.Bandu Gaminirathna for facilitating this event at his club.
Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America (SLMANA) Charity Ball New York November 11th 2017
The President of the SLMANA has sent the following invitation to our President, Ruwan De Soysa.
On behalf of SLMANA, the committee and I wish to invite you and other members of your organization to our Charity Ball to be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at The Edison Ball Room in New York, NY, USA.
We hope to see you on November 11, 2017
Darshi Sunderam MD
Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America
SLMDA Autumn Charity dinner dance Saturday, September 30th. Carden Park Hotel, Chester. CH3 9DQ
The 35th-anniversary SLMDA dinner dance will be held on Saturday 30th of September at Carden Park Hotel, Chester. Details will follow.
Tickets are priced at £70 per person. If you pay for your ticket by the 1st of September, each ticket will be discounted to £65 per person. Parking is FREE!
Ticket includes a Reception drink, Three-course dinner and wine.
Payment details: SLMDA UK sort code 30-19-14 A/C 00686216. Reference: your name.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from any committee member.
Dress code for ladies: coral colour (not mandatory). Gentlemen: Black Tie.