The 2nd South Asian Melioidosis Congress was held at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel on 29th and 30th August. As its name implies, this was the second Congress on Melioidosis to be held in this region, involving countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan, to increase awareness about melioidosis.
Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing as to prevent infectious diseases and save lives. It is celebrated annually on October 15 worldwide and it is an opportunity to encourage public and healthcare workers to wash their hands at critical times.
Dr Enoka Corea
Although great strides have been made in many areas of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, for example, in the prevention of many infectious diseases by vaccination, a number of challenges remain to be addressed. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the world and continues to pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge with the fourth revision of the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock” being published early this year. The theme of the Annual Scientific Sessions this year was “Combating sepsis”.
Hospital outbreaks of Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) have been described globally due to contaminated solutions and medical devices in different parts of the world while there have been no reported outbreaks of in Sri Lanka in the past. However, during July and August 2017, an outbreak of BCC was noted in three major hospitals in Sri Lanka
The ministry of health and the Sri Lanka Collage of Microbiologists has initiated the process to move away from the paper based system and to implement a common Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in all state sector microbiology laboratories. By By Dr R.Jayasuriya , Consultant Microbiologists , NIHS , Kalutara
The AGM of the SLCM will be held on 27th of October 2017 (Friday) from 11.30am to 4.00pm at the “On Golden Pond”, Hotel Taj Samudra, No 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 3. Please note that the lunch will be served at 11.30am and the AGM will be started at 1.00pm. (Lunch is fully sponsored…
Maintaining lifelong knowledge and skills is essential for safe clinical practice. Continuing medical education (CME) is an established method that can facilitate lifelong learning. It focuses on maintaining or developing knowledge, skills and relationships to ensure competent practice (1).
Continuing medical education (CME) is important for professional development among health personnel (2).