CME on Continuous Professional Development and Annual General Meeting of CORLHNS

Dear Members,

The council decided to hold the Annual General Meeting of the of the college at 1.30pm on the 15th of March 2015, which will be preceded by a CME on Continuous Professional Development in the morning of the same day.

Please find the agenda of the event attached.

If you have any resolutions to be included in the agenda of the annual general meeting please forward them to the Secretary CORLHNS by an email, before the 10th of March 2015.

Thank you.

Dr. Yasath Weerakkody

DJ Premachandra Educational Grant - 2016

Dear Members,

The college council has selected the workshops and conferences for the DJ Premachandra educational grant 2016. If you are interested in applying please select your choice from the list and forward an application on or before the 05th February 2016. If you have any other workshop which you have decided you may apply with all the details of that workshop as well.

The monetary value of the grant for 2016 will be a maximum of Rs. 60.000/=

Please find attached;

DJ Premachandra Educational Grant

The council of the CORLHNS is inviting applications from suitably qualified members for the above awards. This Educational grant is made possible by the generous donation by Mr. DJ Premachandra - Consultant ENT Surgeon, currently working in the UK. Please contact college office for more information. You can download the guidelines and application form below.

SAARC ENT Congress

College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons of Sri Lanka proudly hosted the 9th SAARC ENT Congress. The event was attended by delegates from countries around the world. There were 62 guest speakers from 10 different countries. We were fortunate to have met with colleagues of SAARC and non-SAARC regions to share our knowledge, attitudes and skills. All in all participants had pleasant memories to cherish for the years to come.

Hearnig Aid Use and Social Stigmatisation

Among many reasons why hearing-aid use is low in our country, is the "stigma" attached with using a hearing aid. Most Lankans are reluctant to wear a hearing aid in the public. This is in sharp contrast to wearing spectacles for refractory errors. As a result, there is a significant proportion of the deaf community not reaping the benefit of the available technology. There should be some mechanism to reduce the stigma attached with it and make hearing aids socially acceptable. What are your thoughts about this problem? Leave your comments below. Thanks.