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Welcome to FMAS - 2021!

It is a great privilege to announce the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Faculty of Medicine, which is an important annual event in the academic calendar of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. The session encourages and provides an opportunity to the academics, researchers and other health care professionals to share their research based knowledge with the aim of advancing scientific research and to promote novel inventions in the field of medicine.

FMAS constitutes a keynote address, an oration, symposia, postgraduate research presentations and free paper sessions. The free paper session is held in two categories (open category and undergraduate category) and includes both oral presentations and poster presentations. Thereby, FMAS provides a platform to disseminate valuable research work of academics and expected to strengthen the partnerships and collaborations. Further FMAS offers medical undergraduates to enhance the knowledge and enthusiasm thus promoting research career as young researchers.

The professionals and researchers in the country are cordially invited to be a part of FMAS 2021 and obtain the excellent opportunity to disseminate the research findings among an intellectual community.

Event Date

15th December 2021


T. W. Wikramanayake Auditorium
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ruhuna

Keynote Address

“Paediatric research: A kaleidoscopic personal trail”

Dr. B.J.C Perera

Specialist Consultant Paediatrician

Section Editor-Ceylon Medical Journal

Joint Editor- Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

FMAS Symposium

"Facing the challenges & shaping the future"

Challenges to medico-social wellbeing of the front-line workers during the COVID 19 pandemic

Prof. Shehan Williams

Professor in Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

University of Kelaniya

Food safety - are we really addressing the problem?

Prof. Terrence Madhujith

Professor of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Smart medicine in healthcare: A game changer?

Prof. Rifdy Mohideen

Professor, Internal Medicine

International Medical University, Malaysia

Critical appraisal of different types of vaccines used for COVID 19

Prof. Suranjith Seneviratne

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Royal Free Hospital and University College London, UK

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline

31st August 2021

Oration Submission Deadline

31st August 2021

Deadline for submission of Completed postgraduate studies and original articles

31st August 2021

Chief Guest

Snr Professor Sujeewa Amarasena
Vice Chancellor
University of Ruhuna

Keynote Speaker

Dr. B.J.C Perera
Specialist Consultant Paediatrician
Section Editor, Ceylon Medical Journal
Joint Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

FMAS Oration 2021

"Surgery, success and happiness: A story within a story"

Prof Mohan de Silva
Emeritus Professor in Surgery
Former Chairman,
University Grants Commission,
Sri Lanka.

Pre conference webinar on "Alternatives to animal testing:
A scientific perspective"?