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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

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


Q & A for the Speaker Panel




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


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


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


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


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


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.**