Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

"TRAIL" Fundraising Event

SLMANA-Western Region held a fundraiser for the cancer unit at the Karapitiya Hospital in Sri Lanka at the home of Dr. Walter Jayasinghe on Saturday September 30, 2018. We are grateful to Dr. Jayasinghe for allowing us to use his beautiful home for our event as well as for his generous support of this project and so much of the work that we do at SLMANA.

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We are overjoyed to report that we raised $125,000 in support of the hospital's cancer unit.

We invite you to visit our gallery to see some pictures from this extraordinary event.

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Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

2016 Gala Dinner/Dance

Sri Lanka Medical Association North America-Western Region
presents

"A Night of Hope"

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Our 2016 gala event benefited the "Hope for Children Project" with the Lions Club of Colombo and "From Darkness to Light" a fundraiser for a community resource center at The National Council for Mental Health Sri Lanka.

The event was held at the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and was the culmination of a day full of events including the CME 2016 lecture and discussion series.

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

CME 2016

Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America
Western Region
Scientific Sessions


the Tiffany room at the Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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.**
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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

2014 Gala Dinner/Dance

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The 2014 Gala Dinner/Dance was a joint fundraising effort with Wayamba Cancer Society to provide the Cancer Surgical Unit of Kurunegala with much needed equipment. Proceeds were also used to fund the Kanda Project, which brought a much needed nutritional program to a region in need. The event was held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

CME 2014

Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America –
Western Region

Scientific Sessions

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Moderator
Deepthi Jayasekara, MD, Director Infection Control, San Dimas and Citrus Valley Hospitals

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7:30 am -  8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:30 – 9:05am

Lecture Topic: Lung Cancer - Screening and Diagnosis
Speaker: Panch Jeyakumar, MD, Associate Clinical Professor – Department Pulmonary Medicine, University of California, Irvine.

9:05 – 9:40am     

Lecture Topic: Emerging Technology in Structural Cardiology
Speaker: Rasi Wickramasinghe, MD, Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania.

9:40 -10:15am

Lecture Topic: Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
Speaker: Paul Holtom, MD, Professor of Medicine and Orthopedics, USC, Los Angeles.

10:15-10:30am

Q & A for the Speaker Panel

10:30-10:45am           

Break

10:45-11:25am        

Keynote
Lecture Topic: “What’s New in Myeloma”
Keynote Speaker: James Berenson, MD,  Director, Institute of Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research
Introduced by Sarath Gunatilake, MD, Dr. PH Professor, California State University, Long Beach

11:25-12:00pm   

Lecture Topic:  Advances in Management of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Speaker: Vaji Dharmasena, MD, OB-GYN Kaiser, San Jose

12:00-12:30pm

Lecture Topic: Advances in Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
Speaker: Jason Samarasena, MD (Canada) Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UC Irvine

12:30-12:45pm  

Q & A for the Speaker Panel  

12:45 pm

Adjourn


**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.**
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