Annual Scientific Sessions: 2017

(Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine Conference 2017)

Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine(SLCoSHH) has been the most prominent annual event of the College calendar since its inception on 7thOctober 1995.

The conference is a two-day programme with pre-congress sessions and activities, usually held in October each year. International and national speakers of great renown are invited to conduct scientific sessions

This year, the 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (Sri Lanka CoSHH conference 2017) will be held from the 5th to 7th October 2017 at Hilton, Colombo.

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The college is proud and happy to announce that, this year’s conference will be conducted in collaboration with the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections of the Asia and the Pacific (IUSTI-Asia Pacific) which is the premier and oldest organization in the field (founded in 1923)

Welcome message

dr-darshani-wijewicramaIt is with great pleasure that I announce the 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka college of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine will be held from the 5th –7th of October, 2017, at the Hotel Hilton, Colombo in collaboration with the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) and the National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP).

Sharing experiences and knowledge on Sexually Transmitted Infections among the countries provides a remarkable opportunity in controlling them. I hope that this conference will be a good platform in making that opportunity a reality. I invite my local colleagues to participate and present papers, to acquire and to disseminate knowledge.

Sri Lanka is a country that is gifted with greenery and a warm climate throughout the year. It has some ancient cities with historic remarks, lovely beaches, tea estates and many more worth to see. I invite the colleagues of IUSTI to share your diverse scientific experiences with us and to enjoy the beauty of our lovely country.

We look forward to have the honour of the reception of you all.

Dr.Darshani Wijayawickrama
President
Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

General Information

Conference title: 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine
Conference theme:“Stepping into the future”
Date: October 5 (Thu.) – 7 (Sat.), 2017
Venue: Hilton Colombo, No 2, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mw, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Conference chairperson: Dr Darshani Wijayawickrama, President, Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, No 29, De Saram Place, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Administrative secretariat: 22nd Annual scientific Sessions 2017, No. 29 De Saram Place, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka, Tele: +94 (071) 0900003
Email: srilanka.coshh@gmail.com

Programme Update of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Abstract submission

22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (Sri Lanka CoSHH Conference).

The Sri Lanka CoSHH, hereby requests from the members to submit abstracts for the upcoming 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions

Notice: at least one author of the scientific paper should be a member of the college

Important dates

Abstract submission is open from 15th April 2017 and scheduled to be closed on 31st August 2017

Use the following conference management system to submit abstracts for the conference

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Category of the participantCategory by length of registrationCategory by membership and country of originRegistration feeCurrency
Local participant
(Sri Lankans)
2-day (Full) registrationMembers5,000LKR
Non-members6,000LKR
1-day registrationMembers3,000LKR
Non-members4,000LKR
Overseas participant2-day (Full) registrationSAARC countries110USD
Other countries150USD
1-day registrationSAARC countries70USD
Other countries90USD

Conference organizing committee recommends the participants and delegates to freely browse and find their hotels near the conference venue based on individual choices.

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(We regret to inform you that, no special rates have been arranged for the conference attendees)

Conference Venue : Hilton Colombo, No. 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02, TEL: +94-11-249-2492, FAX: +94-11-254-4657

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For details log on to: http://www.hiltoncolombo1.com/

Directions to conference location

Function Date and time Hall
Inauguration By invitation

on 05.10.2017 at 6:45 pm

Ballroom 2 (Ground floor)
Scientific sessions day 1 06.10.2017 at 8:30 am The Blue (Ground floor)
Scientific sessions day 2 07.10.2017 at 8:30 am The Blue (Ground floor)
Fellowship Dinner By invitation

On 07.10.2017 at 7:30 pm

The Blue (Ground floor)

Colombo City Tour

The Colombo City Tour is Colombo’s first ever open deck city tour service launched by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Ebert Silva Holidays (Pvt) Ltd. The Colombo City Tour adds flavor and excitement to the touristic experience the city of Colombo has to offer.

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Must visit places in Colombo

Colombo being the largest city in Sri Lanka has an array of attractions and activities to offer its visitors.

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History of Annual Scientific Sessions

Year Theme/Presidential addressLink to Proceedings book
1996STD control in Sri Lanka-past and present1996-1999
1997Developments in the field of GU medicine in Sri LankaDo
1998The management of STDs – aetiological or syndromic?Do
1999Venereology - the evolving sceneDo
2000AIDS in the New Millennium2000-2001
2001Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV PreventionDo
2002Sexual Health and Women in Sri Lanka2002-2004
2003Sexually Transmitted Diseases Re-visited in an HIV EraDo
2004Chest Infections and HIV/AIDS in Healthcare SettingsDo
2005Comprehensive Care in HIV2005-2006
2006Responding to the Challenge of STI and AIDSDo
2007Syphilis in the Era of HIV2007
2008Responding to HIV by Promoting Sexual Health2008
2009Tracking the HIV Epidemic2009
2010Women and Children in the Era of HIV2010
2011Strengthening the Response to HIV Epidemic 2011
2012HIV and Its Multiple Dimensions2012
2013Journey Towards Achieving 3 Zeros2013
2014Moving Towards an Era Free of HIV2014
2015Sexual Health in the Era of HIV2015
2016Towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka2016

Chief Guests and Guest of Honours at Annual Academic Sessions