Sri Lanka Medical Nutrition Association actively contributed to “Mahajana Suwadhana 2017” exhibition which was organized by The Ceylon College of Physicians. It was held on 14th to 16th July at BMICH. We were able to provide free medical nutrition counselling with the aid of live food demonstrations. The minister of Health Dr.Rajitha Senarathne also praised our efforts at the exhibition. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to The Ceylon College of Physicians for providing this opportunity.
A series of lectures were organized by SLMNA during the last few months at several teaching hospitals including the De Zoysa Maternity Hospital, Lady Ridgeway Hospital and Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya. Health staff in those hospitals enthusiastically attended theses lectures and praised the efforts of SLMNA for sharing the updated knowledge on nutrition with them. The president to the SLMNA, Consultant Medical Nutritionist, Dr. (Mrs.) Renuka Jayatissa was the main speaker in all events. SLMNA has intended to organize more lectures over the next few months of 2017.
Sri Lanka Medical Nutrition Association (SLMNA) had organized the ‘Market Fair 2017’ for the second consecutive year. Market fair is a novel concept introduced by SLMNA to improve the knowledge among members on available nutritional supplements and nutrition related medicines in Sri Lanka. About 12 renowned companies got the opportunity to introduce their nutrition related products to SLMNA members. It was a marvelous opportunity for both the companies and SLMNA members. This was successfully held on the 1st of June 2017 at Hotel Janaki, Colombo.
“Nutrition in emergencies” – training program 2017
Sri Lanka has been facing various kind of emergency situations due to natural disasters in the recent past. When we consider the health, proper nutrition in these situations can be identified as a very important and essential area. Medical officers who get specialized in “Human Nutrition” and “Disaster management” play a key role in providing proper nutrition in emergency situations. Therefore, Sri Lanka Medical Nutrition Association in collaboration with Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine and Unicef organized this four-day workshop for trainees in MSc Human Nutrition and Postgraduate diploma in Disaster Management. This workshop was successfully held in hotel Janaki, Colombo from 29th of May to 01st of June 2017.