International

 

2015

1. Jayawardena SMA, Weththasinghe KT, Sumathipala D, Goonasekara HWW, Dissanayake VHW. Haematological Characteristics of a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with a-3.7 and a-4.2 deletions. 2nd PanAsian Conference on Haemoglobinopathies, 26-27 September 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 68)

2. De Silva KSH, Sirisena ND, Wijenayaka WAHK, Cooray MJG, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Androgen Insenstitivy Syndrome in a Cohort of Sri Lankan Children with 46,XY Disorders of Sex Development. 2nd South Asia Paedatric Association Conference and 18th Annual Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 30 July – 2 August 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 35)

3. Dissanayake R, Gooneratne LV, Jayawardena A, Jayaweera G, Abayadeera A, Samarasinghe M, Chandrasiri P, Dissanayake VHW, Weerasinghe T, Zuanelli Brambilla C, Manna N, Fulkner LB. Outcome of Bone Marrow Transplants Performed for Children with Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia in Sri Lanka. 2nd South Asia Paedatric Association Conference and 18th Annual Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 30 July – 2 August 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 41). [This paper was selected as the best oral presentation of the congress].

4. Sirisena ND, Abeysekara G, Dissanayake VHW. Initial experience in implementation of a cancer gene panel test to determine the aetiology of breast cancer in a developing country. Human Genome Meeting 2015, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. March 14 to 17, 2015. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Human Genome Meeting 2015, p57)

2014

1. Jayawardana SMA, Sumathipala D, Hidellage NT, Abeysekara AAGS, Ratnayake PD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Initial report of MECP2 gene mutations in three girls with Rett syndrome in Sri Lanka. 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 14- 16, 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lanakan Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia. p77).

2. Senaratne LDS, Oye AM, Selmer KK, Wanigasinghe J, Sumathipala DS, Netthikumara NF, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical evaluation and genetic study of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex in a cohort of Sri Lankan children. 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 14-16, 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lanakan Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia,p33).

3.    Senaratne LDS, Oye AM, Selmer KK, Wanigasinghe J, Sumathipala DS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Evaluation of infantile spasms in a cohort of Sri Lankan children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan  Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society  Against Dementia 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 14-16, 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lanakan Neurologists and the 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia. p32)

4.    Weerapperuma KND, Abeysekera H, Irugalbandara D, Dissanayake MM, Dissanayake VHW. Heredity and Globe Preservation Rates of Retinoblastoma in Sri Lanka. International Congress organized by South Asian Ophthalmologists Association and The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 28-30, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014,p )

5.    Weerapperuma KND, Dissanayake MM, Wijayasiriwardana W, Amarasinghe B, Dissanayake VHW.  Phenotypic characterization of retinitis pigmentosa patients presenting at an ophthalmo-genetic clinic in Sri Lanka. International Congress organized by South Asian Ophthalmologists Association and The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 28-30, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014,p )

6.    Weerapperuma KND, Wewalwala D, Dissanayake MM, Dissanayake VHW.  Waardenburg syndrome: A rare genetic eye disorder with iris heterochromia associated with marked facial dysmorphism and pectus excavatum: Case report. International Congress organized by South Asian Ophthalmologists Association and The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 28-30, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014,p )

7.    Weerapperuma KND, Dissanayake MM, Sithambarapillai A, Dissanayake VHW.  Genetic Evaluation and Counseling of a Sri Lankan Family with Autosomal Dominant Blepharophimosis, Ptosis, and Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome Type I. International Congress organized by South Asian Ophthalmologists Association and The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 28-30, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014,p )

8.    Weerapperuma KND, Abeysekera H, Irugalbandara D, Dissanayake MM, Dissanayake VHW. Moebius syndrome: A rare neuro-developmental disorder restricting ocular movements, causing marked facial dysmorphism and amelia: Case report. International Congress organized by South Asian Ophthalmologists Association and The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 28-30, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014,p )

9.    Gautam B, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake NDW, Dissanayake VHW. BRCA1 mutation is three Sri Lanka families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. Diagnostic Pathology Update and Junior Academy International Conference 2014. Organised by the Assembly of Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology and The College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 27 to 29 August 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference 2014, p58). This communication won the certificate for the best poster presentation of a case report.

10.    Banstola SR, Jayawardana SMA, Udalamaththa AVLK, Karunaratne HWSS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A case report of a Sri Lankan child with mosaic cell lines for ring chromosome 6 and monosomy 6. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p27).

11.    Jeerasinghe PB, Udalamaththa AVLK, Weerapperuma KND, Jayasinghe N, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A case report of a child with trisomy 21 and reciprocal translocation between chromosome 1 and 18. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p27).

12.    Somadasa PKDCT, Udalamaththa AVLK, Liyanage JC, Jayawardana SMA, Arambepola WMM, Dissanayake VHW. A ring chromosome 18 in a Sri Lankan female child with congenital malformations and global developmental delay. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p28).

13.    Gunathilake KMD, Kariyawasam UGIU, Akmeemana SP, Dissanayake NDW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism associated with 46,X,inv(X)(p11.2p21). International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p28).

14.    Gautam B, Kariyawasam UGIU, Punchihewa PMG, Dissanayake NDW, Wanigasekara T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A paternally inherited unbalanced Chromosomal (8;11) Translocation in a Child Presenting with Dysmorphic Features and Seizures. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p30).

15.    Kariyawasam UGIU, Sirisena ND, Udalamaththa AVLK, Hidellage NT, Sumanasena S, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Two siblings presenting with dysmorphism, developmental delay and intellectual disability due to partial trisomy 8p and partial monosomy 18p resulting from a maternal balanced translocation t(8;18)(p21.3;p11.23). International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p31).

16.    Kariyawasam UGIU, Udalamaththa AVLK, Karunaratne HWSS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A maternally inherited partial trisomy 1(q44qter) and partial trisomy 15(pterq22) in a child with Silver Russell phenotype. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p32).

17.    IUH Godapitiya, FM Jainlabdeen, NDW Dissanayake, UGIU Kariyawasam, R Senevirathne, Dissanayake VHW. A baby with a de novo derivative Chromosome 5. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p32).

18.    Jayawardana SMA, Sumathipala D, Nisansala PKDS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Phenotypic spectrum of Sri Lankan females with Isochromosome X. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p33).

19.    Sirisena ND, Abeysekara AAGS, de Silva KSH, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical and genetic characterization of Androgen Receptor (AR) gene mutations in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with 46,XY Disorders of Sex Development. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p33).

20.    Sirisena ND, McElreavey K, Bashamboo A, de Silva KSH, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A Child with a novel de novo mutation in the Aristaless Domain of the Aristaless-Related Homeobox (ARX) gene presenting with ambiguous genitalia. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p34).

21.    Senaratne LDS, Gautam B, Sumathipala DS, Sirisena ND, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A case series of four Sri Lankan patients with 5p deletion. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p36).

22.    Weerapperuma KND, Mandawala EDN, Sumathipala DS, De Silva R, Dissanayake VHW. Maternally inherited unbalanced chromosomal (1;17) translocation presenting with craniofacial dysmorphism, developmental delay, and multiple congenital malformations. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p34).23.    Weerapperuma KND, Gautam B, Karunaratne HWSS, Samarasinghe D, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Child with maternally inherited pericentric inversion of chromosome 9 presenting with dysmorphism, developmental delay and multiple congenital malformations. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p35).24.    Kidnapillai S, Kariyawasam UGIU, Dissanayake NDW, Jayasekara RW, Punchihewa PMG, Dissanayake VHW. Karyotype-phenotype correlation in partial monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 13: A case report. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p36).25.    Wanigasekara TD, Sumathipala D, Kariyawasam UGIU, Udalamaththa AVLK, Saman Kumara LPC, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A Male Infant with Partial Monosomy of 7p21 Syndrome Associated with Craniosynostois, Craniofacial Dysmorphism and Non Communicating Hydrocephalus. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p37).

25.    Udalamaththa AVLK, Kariyawasam UGIU, Nisansala PKDS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Chromosomal aetiology of 669 cases of syndromic and non-syndromic birth defects: A summary report. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p37).

26.    Udalamaththa AVLK, Kariyawasam UGIU, Sumathipala DS, De Silva M, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Phenotype of partial trisomy of chromosome 8(p21?pter) and partial monosomy of chromosome 11(q25?qter); A case of dysmorphic features and global developmental delay. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p37).

27.    Padeniya AGPM, Senewiratne N, Dissanayake VHW. Descriptive study of genetic services provided at De Soysa Hospital for Women from September 2012 to December 2013. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p38).

28.    Kulathunga LAN, Karunaratne HWSS, Senaratne LSD, Udalamaththa AVLK, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A ring chromosome 21 in a child with dysmorphic features. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p39).

29.    Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senanayake H, Dissanayake VHW. Detection of microbes in the placental tissues of women with pre-eclampsia. Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI) Summit Turkey 2013, September 5 – 8, 2013. Istanbul, Turkey. The SGI is the foremost learned association in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the World. This paper as selected as one of the top 10 oral presentations at the conference.
2013

1.    Sirisena ND, McElreavey KM, Bashamboo A, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A novel de novo mutation in the aristaless domain of the ARX gene in a Sri Lankan male child with acquired microcephaly, psychomotor delay and ambiguous genitalia. Joint Conference of the Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, April 12-18, 2013. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p159.)2.    Samaranayaka N, Fernando D, Balaji K, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. HLA-DQ alleles as susceptibility to Cutaeneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Joint Conference of the Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, April 12-18, 2013. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p226.)3.    Padeniya A, Kariyawasam U, Abeysekara A, Goonasekara H, Dissanayake V. A descriptive study of alpha and beta thalassaemia mutation in Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p180.)4.    Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake V, Thompson, S, Nowak R, Furness D, Zhou A, Zhang J, Jayasekara R, Roberts C. A candidate gene association study of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p188.)

5.    Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake V, Thompson S, Nowak R, Furnes D, Zhou, A, Zhang J, Jayasekara R, Roberts C. A candidate gene association study of preelampsia in Sinhalese women.  Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p194.)

2011
1.    Sirisena UND, Jayasekera RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of children with ambiguous genitalia in Sri Lanka. Workshop on Disorders of Sexual Development: New Directions and Persistent Doubts. 14 – 15 October 2011.  Bologna, Italy. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the workshop, 59.)2.    Dissanayake VHW, Samarakoon PS, Scaria V, Patowary A, Sivasubbu S, Gokhale RS. The Sri Lankan Personal Genome Project (SLPGP). Human Genome Meeting 2011. March 14- 17, 2011. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Abstracted in the HUGO journal 2011;5(1):83.)
2010

1.    Andraweera PH, Nowak RC, Thompson SD, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in cytokine genes with preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 03-06, 2010. Melbourne, Australia (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2010,1(Suppl 1):S10)2.    Andraweera PH, Thompson SD, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Insulin like growth factor family genes and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 03-06, 2010. Melbourne, Australia (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2010,1(Suppl 1):S10)3.    Andraweera PH, Dissanayake VHW,  Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Hypoxia inducible factor -1a gene polymorphisms and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. Annual Scientific Conference of the Endocrine Society of Australia, August 29-September 01,2010. Sydney, Australia (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, 144)4.    Andraweera PH, Thompson SD, Furness DL, Nowak RC, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Dekker GA, Roberts CT.  Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes regulating inflammation and the risk of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. XI International Congress of Reproductive Immunology. 15-19 August 2010, Cairns, Australia. (abstracted in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2010;86(Suppl 1):50)

5.    Andraweera PH, Nowak RC, Thompson SD, Furness DL, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Dekker GA, Roberts CT.  Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes modulating inflammation and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. XI International Congress of Reproductive Immunology. 15-19 August 2010, Cairns, Australia. (Abstracted in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2010;86(Suppl 1):63)

6.    Dissanayake VHW, Jayamanne NMM, Nisansala PKDS, Lie R. A Survey of Scientist and Policy Makers’ Attitudes Towards Research on Stored Human Biological Materials in Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2010. May 18-21. Montpellier, France. (Abstracted in the HUGO Journal 4(suppl 1):85-86.

7.    Dissanayake VHW, Fathu Mohammed, Dilum Nisansala, Rohan W Jayasekara. A survey on General knowledge of Genetics among Medical Students in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Human Genome Meeting 2010. May 18-21. Montpellier, France. (Abstracted in the HUGO Journal 4(suppl 1):145.

2009

1.    Dissanayake VHW, Jayamanne NMM, Nisansala PKDS, Lie R. A Survey of Scientist and Policy Makers’ Attitudes Toward Research on Stored Human Biological Materials in Sri Lanka. FERCAP International Conference on Developing Leadership in Ethical Health Research towards Good Practices and Integrated Systems. November 23-24 , 2009. Chang Mai. Thailand.2.    Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene variations and pre-eclampsia. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:32)3.    Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Investigations on the role of the heparin binding epidermal growth factor (HBEGF) gene with pre-eclampsia. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:33)4.    Wettasinghe TK, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Absence of Y chromosome microdeletions in a Cohort of Male Partners from Couples with Spontaneous Recurrent Pregnancy loss. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35). This paper was judged as one of the “outstanding poster presentations” at the conference.

5.    Gunathilake VW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, De Saram EMNR, Perera VS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Chromosomal abnormalities in Sri Lankan women with Primary Amenorrhoea.  International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35)

6.    Goonasekara HWW, Sandamal LYS, Weerasekera LY, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A Family Series of Genetic Thrombophilic Polymorphisms in Sri Lanka. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35-6)

7.    Kuruppu A, Sandamal LYS, Weerasekera LY, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of Factor V (F5) 1691G>A, Prothrombin (F2) 20210G>A and methylenetetrahydrofolate 677C>T polymorphisms among patients with thromboembolism in the Sri Lankan population. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:36)

8.    Samaranayake TN, Jameel Mr, Gajasinghe SVD, Fernando DS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Polymorphisms in the Tumour Necrosis Factor Genes and Susceptibility to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Sri Lankan Population.  International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:42)
This paper was judged as one of the “outstanding poster presentations” at the conference.

9.    Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. SeqAnnotator a DNA sequence annotation system for genomic laboratories. International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB). The official conference of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet). September 7-11, 2009. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of InCoB).

2008

11.    Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Sri Lankan Genome Variation Database. 13th Human Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 98)2.    Dissanayake VHW, Weerasekera LY, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Kariyawasam C, Perera B, Sandamal LYS, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. The prevalence of variant alleles of functionally significant polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, factor V, and prothrombin genes in the Sri Lankan population. 13th Human Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 117)3.    Weerasekera LY, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of factor V (F5) 1691 G>A, prothrombin (F2) 20210G>A and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T polymorphisms among patients with thromboembolism in the Sri Lankan population. 13th Human Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 229)4.    Faraj L, Lonsdale-Eccles E, Dissanayake V, Tower C, Morgan L. Fetal epidermal growth factor susceptibility haplotype associated with fetal growth restriction. Annual Meeting of the Association for clinical biochemistry 2008, UK. (Abstracted in Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2008;45(1):131)

5.    Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Inherited Susceptibility to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. June 19-22, 2008. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Abstracted in the International Journal of Infectious Disease, 2008,12 (suppl 1))

6.    Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Inherited Variability in Tumour Necrosis Factor Production and Potential Susceptibility to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Sri Lankan Population. 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. June 19-22, 2008. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Abstracted in the International Journal of Infectious Disease, 2008,12 (suppl 1))

2007
1.    Wetthasinghe, TK, Mallawarachchi PHR, De Saram EMNR, Perera VS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Chromosomal abnormalities in Sri Lankan women with primary amenorrhoea. ICOGEN ‘07, International Conference and Workshop on Genetics: The basis and diagnosis of genetic disorders. February 1-4, 2007. Chennai, India. (Abstracted in the proceedings of ICOGEN ‘07, 51) [This paper was awarded the prize for the best paper].
2006
1.    Dissanayake VHW, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. Haplotype analysis of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in the Sri Lankan population. 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, August 6-10, 2006. Brisbane, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, 291)
2004
1.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. A study of the association of the methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase 677C>T polymorphism and pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):20)

2.    Dissanayake VHW, Gills V, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. A study of the association of the angiotensinogen haplotypes with pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):81)3.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. The association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) haplotypes with the weight of babies at birth. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):81)4.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. Severe maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality associated pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):132)

5.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the association of Transforming Growth Factor Alpha (TGF?) polymorphisms and Pre-eclampsia. The Society for Gynaecological Investigation 51st Annual Scientific Meeting, March 23-25, 2004, Huston, Texas, USA. (Abstracted in the Journal of the Society for Gynaecologic Investigation 2004,11(Suppl 1):257A)

2003
1.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism among Sri Lankans – implications for cardiovascular fitness. Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress, October 25-26, 2003, Colombo, Sri Lanka.2.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the association between Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) polymorphisms and pre-eclampsia. British Human Genetics Conference 2003. September 15-17, 2003, York, United Kingdom. (Abstracted in the Journal of Medical Genetics 2003 40(Suppl 1):S83)3.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Vathanan V, Premaratne S, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. The urine protein heat coagulation test is a reliable screening test for proteinuria in pregnancy. The British Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. July 24-25, 2003, Glasgow, United Kingdom. [This paper was awarded the third prize for oral presentations]
2002
1.    Weerasinghe JU, Dissanayake V, Nishantha D, Yukuo H. Telehealth and telemedicine – the Sri Lankan experience of high quality medical image and voice transfer through internet. WONCA-Middle East South Asian Regional Conference, November 7-10, 2002, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the WONCA-MESAR Conference, 28)2.    Dissanayake VHW, Malalasekara AP, Goonewardena S, Jayasekara RW. Computer Assisted Learning in Gross Anatomy: A student viewpoint. International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools, July 1-3, 2002 Colombo, Sri Lanka.3.    Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Kalsheker N, Baker P, Broughton Pipkin F. The MTHFR C677T polymorphism is not associated with pre-eclampsia in women in Nottingham. 13th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, June 2-5, 2002. Toronto, Canada. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2002,21(Suppl 1):122)
2000
1.    Dissanayake VHW, Malalasekara AP, Goonewardena S, Jayasekara RW. Computer Assisted Learning in Gross Anatomy: A student viewpoint. Asia Pacific Association of Medical Informatics – Medical Informatics Conference 2000, September 27-30, 2000. Hong Kong.
1998
1.    Sumathipala A, Fernando DJS, Jayasekara RW, Abeysingha MRN, Siribaddana S, Dissanayake VHW, De Silva N. Establishing a twin register in Sri Lanka. 9th International Congress on Twin Studies, June 4-6, 1998. Helsinki, Finland. (Abstracted in Twin Research 1998,1(2):111).
  1. Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senanayake H, Dissanayake VHW. Detection of microbes in the placental tissues of women with pre-eclampsia. Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI) Summit Turkey 2013, September 5