14th Annual Academic Sessions

Improving neurology care through introspection

DAY 1
Pre-congress session
Virtual event
Friday 12 February 2021

08.00 – 09.00 REGISTRATION and LOG-IN
09.00 – 11.00

Neurology Challenge

(interactive question session – Open for All)

11.00 – 11.30 Tea
11.30 – 12.30

Inter-Neurology Unit Medical Officer’s Quiz

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30

Registrar’s Neurology Quiz

DAY 2
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Saturday 13 February 2021
*In-person participation by invitation only. These measures are in place owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

08.00 – 09.00 REGISTRATION and LOG-IN
09.00 – 11.00 INAUGURATION CEREMONY

JB PEIRIS ORATION

Autoimmune encephalitis: a Sri Lankan Experience

Prof. Thashi Chang

SL

11.30 – 12.00

Parkinson’s disease: update on non-motor aspects

Prof. Shen-Yang Lim

Malaysia

12.00 – 13.00

Oral Research Presentations

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30

Understanding Parkinson’s: where has genetics got us?

Prof. Nicholas Wood

UK

14.30 – 15.00

Update on stroke thrombolysis and thrombectomy

Dr Anthony Pereira

UK

15.00 – 15.30

Emerging therapies in migraine

Dr Manjit Matharu

UK

15.30 – 16.00

The impact of epilepsy in the elderly: challenges and opportunities

Prof. Ley Sander

UK

16.00 – 16.30 Tea

DAY 3
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Sunday 14 February 2021
*In-person participation by invitation only. These measures are in place owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

08.00 – 09.00 REGISTRATION and LOG-IN
09.00 – 09.30

Arterial ischaemic stroke: a paediatric perspective

Dr Pyara Ratnayake

SL

09.30 – 10.00

Principles of CSF diversion

Dr Stravinsky Perera

SL

10.00 – 10.30

Clinicopathological features of muscular dystrophy.  Are we missing chronic autoimmune myopathy?

Prof. Roshitha Waduge

SL

10.30 – 11.00

Use of mobile apps in clinical neurology

Dr Dilum Palliyeguruge

SL

11.00 – 11.30 Tea
11.30 – 12.00

Alzheimer’s disease: past, present and future

Prof. Amos Korczyn

Israel

12.00 – 12.30

Mild cognitive impairment – is it a legitimate diagnosis?

Prof. Amos Korczyn

Israel

12.30 – 13.00

Recent advances in Paediatric MS and its mimics

Dr Cheryl Hemingway

UK

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30

Young Neurologists’ Forum Best Presentation

Dr Hasini Munasinghe

SL

14.30 – 16.00

ASN Quiz and awards

Prof. Saman Gunatilake

SL

16.00 – 16.30 Tea