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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.**
Earlier Event: November 1
2014 Gala Dinner/Dance
Later Event: October 1
2016 Gala Dinner/Dance