It is with great pleasure that I invite you for the 52nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which will be held from 9th -11th August 2019 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The theme of the Congress this year is "Towards Excellence in Maternal and Reproductive Health Care". The main congress will include plenary lectures, lectures, Symposia, debates and discussions covering many aspects of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. We are fortunate to have the World Gestosis Organization, University of McGill (Canada), Asia Oceana Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, South Asian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and many other international organizations joining with us to organize an excellent academic programme.
In addition to the main congress there will be Pre congress and Post congress workshops covering the areas of Obstetric Ultrasound, Ultrasound in Gynaecology, Malignancies in female genital tract, Maternal Medicine etc.
I trust that you will have an exciting and useful scientific congress.
I also invite you to experience Sri Lankan hospitality, enjoy beautiful beaches and the comfort of hill country.
I look forward to welcome you in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Message From The World Gestosis Organization
I bring greetings to you from World Organization Gestosis and would like to compliment you for holding this important international conference on Gestosis at Colombo with SLCOG.
Gestosis (Hypertensive Diseases in Pregnancy) still remain a major scourge of maternal morbidity. In fact, world over this is becoming a major cause of maternal mortality as we have to some extent-controlled sepsis and hemorrhage.
Gestosis defies specific diagnosis as now we know that symptoms and signs can vary greatly and the presentation and severity also differ. So, it is important for all of us to study this malady of pregnancy deeply and try to come out with better management solutions. World Organization Gestosis committee has been working on the clinical guidelines for management of Gestosis (Hypertensive Diseases in Pregnancy).
In this conference eminent international scientists of World Organization Gestosis from various countries will be able to present their research and guide on the UpToDate management of Gestosis (HDPs).
I would like to congratulate all the delegates and participants for showing such a great interest in this important endeavor.
With best regards
Dr. Sanjay Gupte
Secretary General, World Organization Gestosis
Message From The University Of Mcgill, Canada
My dear colleagues,
Women are the pinnacle of societies and families. She risks her health and life to sustain mankind and often sacrifices her well-being for her children and family. We as obstetricians and gynaecologists are privileged to look after this special group of people, provide them preventive and curative health care.
Since 1970, Sri Lankan College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been serving the women of the country by its forethought to improve the quality of life for women and promoting compassionate high-quality patient care and by advancing knowledge through education and advocacy. Your collaboration with other countries for education and research is exemplary. Despite past and present adversities, you and your country stand tall and committed to women’s health. Your partnership with international organizations is outstanding and the actions you take based on their recommendations are worthy of mentioning.
I wish SLCOG all the success for its 52nd Annual Scientific Conference and am honored to be invited as the guest of your nation’s premier institution of Obstetrics & Gynecology. I sincerely wish that the SLCOG and McGill University will continue to collaborate for years to coming in sharing education and knowledge as a global health initiative.
I congratulate Professor Athula Kaluarachchi for his hard work in organizing a rigorous and innovative program for the knowledge-thirsty audience. As a new initiative, McGill University, Department of obstetrics and gynaecology will kindle your curiosity in a pre-conference symposium. I am certain that this conference will be a stimulant for medical education and research in our field.
Srinivasan Krishnamurthy FRCS(Ed) FRCOG
Associate Professor & Director of Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology