Workshop on Integrating Genetics into Clinical Practice

Jointly organized by

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

And

Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Venue: Conference Hall, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

31st of August 2013

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A Workshop on Integrating Genetics into Clinical Practice was conducted jointly by the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna and the Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in Collaboration with the Ministry of Health. This was the first time a Workshop of this nature has been conducted in Jaffna.

The workshop was attended by over 50 participants including Professors, Senior Lecturers, Consultants, and Doctors from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna and the Hospitals in the Jaffna region.

The resource persons from Colombo included Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, Professor in Anatomy & Medical Geneticist, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo; Dr. Mrs. Subashi Karunarathne, Medical Officer in Clinical Genetics, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo; and Dr. Mrs. Padmapani Padeniya, Medical Officer in Clinical Genetics, De Soysa Hospital for Women.

The individual sessions were chaired by Dr. (Miss). Gowry Selvaratnam – Consultant Physician, Dr. (Ms.). M. G. Sathiadas