The 15th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz for the Professor A. Raman Challenge Trophy was held at the University of Malaya, Malaysia on the 16th-17th of August 2017. A five member team of students from the 26th batch of MBBS students at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya were semi-finalists in this event, and were placed 5th out of 100 universities who competed for the Trophy.
The students who represented the University of Kelaniya were Ms. V.T. Martin, Ms. S.H. Dissanayake, Ms. F.N.M. Nasar, Mr. J.R.P. Samarathunga and Ms. J.A.P.H. Jayasinghe.Dr Dulani Kottahachchi, Senior Lecturer in Physiology, accompanied the team.
A Physiology Art competition was also held parallel to this and Kithmini Jayaweera from the same batch won the second place out of 20 submissions.Read more: 15th IMSPQ for the Professor A. Raman Challenge Trophy
Dr. Deepthi De Silva, Senior lecturer of the department of Physiology delivered the 2016 A C E Koch oration with the theme ”Exploring the complexities of congenital heart disease” on the 26th November 2016 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
The Physiological society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) organizes the annual A C E Koch memorial Oration to commemorate the life and work of Prof. Arthur Cecil Elsely Koch, the first Ceylonese Professor of Physiology. He was the chair of Physiology at the faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo from 1952 until his retirement in 1968.
The invited oration was in parallel with the annual scientific sessions of the PSSL and was attended by participants representing all the departments of Physiology in Sri Lanka and invited guests.Read more: A.C.E. Koch oration
The annual scientific sessions of the Physiological society of Sri Lanka was held from the 25th to the 26th of November at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. A pre-congress workshop on Obesity and Weight Management was very successfully conducted with active participation of the audience. The second day of the program was an interesting line up of plenary lectures, symposia, free paper sessions and two orations.Read more: Annual Scientific Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka 2016