Yes we are back after a hectic run in March-April with many international programs and a short break for holidays during the festive season in Sri Lanka. Looking back , the achievements were many and the future is loaded with new partnerships and ventures benefitting Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Sri Lanka.
First program coming up will be the Symposium in Neuro- Intensive Care with top quality lectures and discussion with some hot topics discussed in international sessions. It will be held in late May and the details will be out soon.
The ELC Sri Lanka was a real hit with participants coming from all around the country including Galle, Kandy, Jaffna, Mannar, Nawalapitiya, Batticaloa and Trincomalee. There are many requests to hold it outside Colombo again and the offers from medical teams in the peripheries are very encouraging. SSCCEM is very grateful to Prof. Shane Curran and his wonderful team who is offering to regularly visit SL to train our junior doctors.
BASIC Sri Lanka gave a refreshing new look to the Critical Care training in Sri Lanka and the responses from the participants was tremendous. Dr. Ross Freebairn and Dr. John Blott were very dedicated to build up a Sri Lankan group of trainers with a plan for the future courses. It was unfortunate that we could have only a limited group registered despite many requests. We plan to improve on that in the next session with the help of the international faculty.
We have a huge task ahead in organising the SSCCEM 2013 Annual Sessions and to include some international workshops including ALS Course running in parallel. We invite all the members to actively participate in organising these events coming up in the next half of the year. SSCCEM is open to all doctors who are interested in these specialties. Remember @ SSCCEM, we learn, teach, share and enjoy ….. so come on board!!!