Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America
Western Region - Scientific Sessions
the tiffany room at the BILTMORE HOTEL
Los Angeles, California

Saturday, October 1, 2017

Moderator
Deepthi Jayasekara, MD, Director Infection Control, San Dimas & Citrus Valley Hospitals Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Western University, Pomona and Touro University Medical School

7:30 am -  8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:30 – 9:00am

Lecture Topic: Personalized Medicine for Breast Cancer. It is a new day! Speaker: Christy Russell, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, USC & Director, Breast Cancer USC/Norris Cancer Hospital

9:05 – 9:35am     

Lecture Topic: Breaking up with Opioids
Speaker: Janaka Sarachandra, MD Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona

9:35 -10:10am

Lecture Topic: “Zika”, Ebola, Chikungunya & What else?
Speaker: Paul Holtom, MD Professor of Medicine & Orthopedics, Chief Epidemiologist, USC-LA County Hospital, Los Angeles

10:10-10:20am

Q & A for the Speaker Panel

10:20-10:40am           

Break

10:45-11:15am        

Keynote
Keynote Speaker – Sarath Gunatilake, MD, Dr. PH
Lecture Topic: The Mystery of Chronic Kidney Disease Among Farmers in Sri Lanka:The Toxico- logical Evidence & the              Burden of Proof
Sarath Gunatilake, MD, Dr. PH, Professor, California State University, Long Beach

11:15-11:45pm

Lecture Topic: Immunization Update
Speaker: Deepthi Jayasekera, MD, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Chair Infection Control, San Dimas & Citrus Valley Hospitals

11:45-12:20pm

Lecture Topic: Novel Therapies in the treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Speaker: James Berenson, MD, Medical & Scientific Director, Institute of Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Los Angeles

12:20-12:50pm  

Lecture Topic: Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Scope of the problem
Speaker: Christina Economides, MD Director STEMI receiving center, Director Women’s Cardiovascular Disease, Good Samaritan Hospital/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

12:50-1:00pm

Lecture Topic:"A Unique Case”- A large rapidly growing periorbital tumor: A case presentation.
Speaker: Joe Wijayanayagam, MD, Ophthalmologist (Oculoplastics), Corner Brook, Canada

1:00-1:15pm

Q & A for the Speaker Panel  


**Citrus Valley Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Citrus Valley Medical Center takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.  All faculty participating in Category I activities will disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation. Citrus Valley Medical Center designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category I credit.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This credit may be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.**