The 17th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Heart Association was successfully held on 9-11th June 2017.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by the Hon Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne as the chief guest and by Professor Carlo Fonseka as the guest of honour. Professor Susirith Mendis delivered the Handy Memorial Oration.
Eminent international and local speakers enriched the meeting with presentations on a diverse range of cardiology topics suited to the general medical audience. Most of our international speakers traveled on their own expense and the association gratefully acknowledges their contribution.
This year too there was a phenomenal interest in participation and our seats were fully pre-booked. In addition to the main congress, the Allied Professionals session was also very well attended. We received the largest number of free papers in the history of the sessions and a dedicated session was allocated in the main congress to present papers, thereby encouraging our young researchers.
The sessions would have not been possible without the financial backing of the industry and the association wishes to express its gratitude to our valuable industry partners.