Seminar 2005
International Training Programme in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery-2005
Department of OMFS, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka The training programme initiated in 2004 was expanded to include trainers and trainees
from many countries. A new theme Surgical Management of Oral Cancer was also added.
AFOC joined hands with JSOMS, Tsurumi University ( headed by Prof Kanichi Seto)
And Saga University ( headed by Prof Masaaki Goto) for the success of the new programme in Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. Both Tusurmi and Saga Universities have already signed agreements on academic cooperation with Peradeniya University. Seminar topics included: Cadaver dissection sessions, Live Cancer operations of tumuor ablation and reconstruction with pedicled and microvascular flaps and discussions on comprehensive patient care.
Chief Guest at the opening ceremony: Prof Kanichi Seto, President-AFOC
From Japan: Prof. Takeshi Katsuki, Prof. Masaaki Goto,
Dr K. Ihara (Saga), Dr A. Horie (Tsurumi)
From Switzerland: Dr Wock Hallermann (University Hospital of Bern)
From Peradeniya: Prof. N.A. de S. Amaratunga, Dr J.U Weerasinghe, Dr A.M.Attygalla
Dr M.K.B. Ekanayaka, Dr P. Wijekoon, Dr Ms S Ranasinghe ( Anesthesiology) Prof C. D. Nanayakkara (Basic Sciences)
Ms Sunethra Werake ( Speech & language therapy)
Three senior OMS members from Japan and two doctors (OMS and ENT)
Number of Patients treated: Cleft cases: Cancer Cases:
With the successful outcome it was decided to expand this programme to include participants form other countries for coming years.