Research presentations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most conferences were held as virtual meetings. From 2020 onwards, virtual meeting presentations are available

2018

2017

1. Agampodi SB, et al. Clinical spectrum of endemic leptospirosis: the challenge for clinicians in tropical settings with limited resources. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

2. Agampodi SB, et al. Developing a Mindfulness-based Intervention through Public Health System to Promote Maternal Mental Well-being in Sri Lanka: A Pilot Feasibility Study. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

3. Agampodi SB, et al. Baseline renal functions of children living in high endemic area for Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

4. Agampodi SB, et al. Development And Validation Of A Tool To Measure Social Capital In Pregnancy. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

5. Agampodi TC, Malika N, Agampodi SB, Glozier Nicholas and Siribaddana SH. (2017) Going beyond routine care; how does Public Health Midwife promote maternal well-being; a qualitative study. Annual Scientific Sessions of Anuradhapura Clinical Society, 2017, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

6. Agampodi TC, Lelwala TA, Sirisena P, Agampodi S, Glozier N, Siribaddana S. Development And Validation of A Tool To Measure Social Capital In Pregnancy. 49th Asia Pacific Consortium of Public Health Conference 2017, Incheon, South Korea. (Appendix 1a)

7. Agampodi TC, Malika N, Agampodi SB, Glozier N, and Siribaddana S, Going beyond routine care; how does Public Health Midwife promote maternal well-being; a qualitative study. Annual Scientific sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society 2017. (Appendix 1b)

8. Gunathilaka MGRSS, Kularathna SAM, Rajapaksha RPVJ, Ekanayake TD, Warnasekara YPJN, Muthugala MARV, (2017). Are we ready for the dengue outbreaks in Anuradhapura district, in non-rainy seasons; a preliminary study. In Scientific Sessions , Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardanapura.

9. Gunathilaka MGRSS, Kularathna SAM, Rajapaksha RPVJ,Ekanayaka TD, Warnasekara YPJN, Muthugala MARV, (2017). Does the amount of rainfall affects the incidence of dengue in dry zone; a preliminary study in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka. In 49th Asia Pacific consortium of Public Health Conference.

10. Gunathilaka MRKM , Rajapaksha RMSI,Ekanayaka TD, Waranasekara YPJN, Senevirathne RMNK, Ekanayaka BAM,Gunathilaka MGRSS, Chinthani JMD, Wickramage SP, (2017). Sleep quality and daytime sleepiness among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. In 49th Asia Pacific consortium of Public Health Conference.

11. Gunathilaka MRKM , Rajapaksha RMSI, S.R., Ekanayake BAM , Gunathilaka MGRSS , Chinthani JMD , Ekanayaka TD, warnasekara YPJN, Wickramage SP, (2017). Analysis of the quality of sleep and the daytime sleepiness among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. In Annual Scientific Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka.

12. Illapperuma S, Agampodi S, Corea E, Ginige S. (2017) Enteric fever in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 49th Asia Pasific Consortium for Public Health, South Korea, 2017, pp 181

13. Illapperuma SC, Dinojan S, Wijethunga WMGASTB, Jayaweera JAAS, Premathilake KMR. (2017) Antibacterial activity of leaf extract of Mikania cordata, a plant used in Sri Lankan folk medicine for wound infections. Proceedings of the 6th annual conference and scientific sessions of the Sri Lankan society for Microbiology (SSM) 2017; 5: 10

14. Koralegedara I, Warnasekara J, Agampodi SB. (2017) Leptospirosis mortality of Sri Lanka from 1959 to 2017; a systematic review. 10th International Leptospirosis Society Conference 2017, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

15. Koralagedara et al. Can we satisfy the knowledge, perception and behaviors of sexual and reproductive health among newly entering university undergraduates of rural Sri Lanka; a qualitative study. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

16. Kumara HECS, Weerakoon H, Prasanka K, Lelwala T, Thilakan V, Gamage S, Rathnayake A, Bandara P, Wijerathna BTB, Agampodi SB. (2017) Is Leishmaniasis adequately notified in Sri Lanka? A survey on knowledge, attitude and practice among Sri Lankan Medical officers. 49th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Seoul, South Korea. 2017; 787. 

17. Pushpakumara PHGJ, Wijewardhana HRGH, Chamari Mudalige, Gihan Abeywardena and Agampodi SB. (2017) Triggers, motives and religiosity among self-harm in rural Sri Lanka. 29th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and 21st Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine (MCPM). July, 18-22, 2017. Kuching, Malaysia. 

18. Pushpakumara PHGJ, Chamari Mudalige, Gihan Abeywardena and Agampodi SB. (2017) Relationship of non-fatal deliberate self-poisoning with emotional intelligence and quality of social relationships in rural Sri Lanka. 16th Scientific Conference of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT). November 7-10, 2017. Kandy, Sri Lanka, pp 115. 

19. Pushpakumara PHGJ, Wijewardhana HRGH, Chamari Mudalige, Gihan Abeywardena. and Agampodi SB. (2017) Triggers, motives and religiosity among self-harm in rural Sri Lanka. 16th Scientific Conference of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT). November 7-10, 2017. Kandy, Sri Lanka, pp 116. 

20. Rajapaksha YN, Priyadarshani EMN, Ranasinghe WMTD, Ranasinghe ACM, Ranasinghe KDKW, Rajapaksha RDCM, Wijerathne BTB and Agampodi SB. (2017) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices on CKD among adolescent in a CKDu endemic region. Annual Scientific Sessions of Anuradhapura Clinical Society, 2017, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

21. Ramanayaka et al. Challenges of conducting infectious disease research; a guide to plan data collection in a health facility; a qualitative study. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

22. Rathish D, Jayasumana MACS, Agampodi SB. (2017) Comparison of HbA1C and other related biochemical tests of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients on incretin enhancers and other oral hypoglycaemic agents. 49th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Seoul, South Korea. 2017; 886. http://apacph2017.com/index.php

23. Rathnabahu MI. Senavirathna, Rathish D, Agampodi SB. (2017) Thirteen globally conducted pre-clinical studies on DNA vaccines against Leptospira: a systematic review. 66th Annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene November 2017, Baltimore, USA.

24. Senavirathna RMISK, Rathish D, Agampodi SB. (2017) Thirteen globally conducted pre-clinical studies on DNA vaccines against leptospira: a systematic review.  The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2017; 97(5) supp: 358-359.  

25. Senavirathna RMISK, Rathish D, Agampodi SB.  (2017) DNA vaccines against Leptospira: a systematic review on animal studies to find commonly used vector, gene, strain, expression system, animal model and outcomes. The Ceylon Med J. 2017; 62(1) supplement 216.

26. Senavirathna RMISK, Rathish D, Agampodi SB. (2017)  Cytokine response among patients with complicated leptospirosis: a systematic review. 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2017; 126.

27. Senavirathna RMISK, Rathish D, Agampodi SB. (2017) A review on leading cytokines evaluated in human leptospirosis. 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2017; 248.

28. Sendanayaka et al. Do people aware about Leptospirosis? The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

29. Sendanayaka et al. Do mothers of preschool children aware about Early Childhood Care and Development? A preliminary study in rural Sri Lanka. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

30. Warnasekara J and Agampodi S. (2017) Undifferentiated febrile patients in a leptospirosis endemic setting. 10th International Leptospirosis Society Conference 2017, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

31. Warnasekara et al. Health seeking and use of leptospirosis chemoprophylaxis among undifferentiated febrile patients in a leptospirosis endemic setting. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

32. Warnasekara et al. (2017) Opportunistic screening for Chronic kidney disease(CKD) in a tertiary care hospital in endemic Sri Lanka; a preliminary study. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

33. Weerakoon TKGNP, Warnasekara YPJN et al. (2017) Is Leishmaniasis adequately notified in Sri Lanka? A survey on knowledge, attitude and practice among Sri Lankan Medical officers. The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. 2017, Seoul, Korea.

2016

1.KP Madarasinghe, TC Agampodi, V Thilakan, SB Agampodi. Challenges for Implementation Research Training; a case study from Sri Lanka.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan

2.CR Naotunna, SB Agampodi, TC Agampodi, M Dayarathna, H Maheshi, G Amarasingha, M Ratnayaka, C Rajasingha. Prevailing Thinness and Emerging Obesity among Preadolescents in rural Sri Lanka; Need of different strategies to fight double burden of malnutrition.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

3.JC Ranasinghe, C Wickramasinghe, D Chandradasa, M Arambepola, P Kumara, M Hearath, G Amarasinghe, A Hettiarachchi, SB Agampodi. An implementation research to identify barriers for Zn supplementation programme in children under 5years with acute diarrhea; a preliminary report.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

4.TC Agampodi, G Amarasinghe, N Karunamuni, S Senevirathne, SB Agampodi. Integration of responsive feeding guidelines to Sri Lankan child health programme; a preliminary study.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

5.YPDL Gunarathna, MMBS Marasinghe, ARDS Menuka, DM Munasinghe, WM Madanayaka, YPJN Warnasekara, SB Agampodi. Disease pattern and health needs among flood affected people; Rapid spot survey from Thabbowa Sri Lanka. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

6.DSYKK Dissanayake, YPJN Warnasekara, SB Agampodi. Using smart phone technology to monitor physical activities among Medical Students. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

7.SB Agampodi, C Naotunna, TC Agampodi. Normative data, cutoff values and factors associated with teacher related strength and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) for children in Sri Lanka. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

8.TC Agampodi, YPJN Warnasekara, SB Agampodi, S Siribaddana. Poor social capital as a risk factor for maternal self-harm in Rural Sri Lanka and the role of public health system as a buffer.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

9.I Pathiraja, G Amarasingha, A Wijekoon, SM Peiris, R VipulaShantha, V Rathnayake, U Herath, M Peiris, N Fareed, SB Agampodi. Tuberculosis contact screening: Do existing documents support the process. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

10.SB Agampodi, YPJN Warnasekara. Deficiencies in passive surveillance system in Sri Lanka; a comparison with outbreak investigation data.The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

11.YPJN Warnasekara, SB Agampodi, NJ Dahanayaka. Leptospirosis in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka; Do we have enough knowledge to control the outbreaks? ; one year follow up study. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

12.AU Hettiarachchi, E Ranasinghearachchi, TS Madushanka, C Rajasinghe, T Hapuarachchi, TC Agampodi, SB Agampodi, S Thalgaspitiya. Evidence for continuation of self breast examination: prevalence of symptomatic breast conditions among residents in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

13.T Herath, A Hettiarachchi, SB Agampodi. Knowledge and practices on self-breast examination among residents in Anuradhapura District. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

14.D Rathish, C Jayasumana, SB Agampodi, S Siribaddana. Place of hair sample analysis in organophosphate induced type diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

15.BTB Wijerathne, RJ Meier, S Salgado, GK Rathnayake, A Dayasiri, SB Agampodi. Past history of snakebite among Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin among patients in Sri Lanka: a case control study. The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

16.SB Agampodi, TC Agampodi , S Madushanka , M Rathnayaka , PK Thenuwara , U Pinnagoda . Can Present Medical Education Overcome the of Socio- Economic Disparities on Educational Outcomes?
13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2016. Singapore.

17.B Wijerathne , SB Agampodi , A Rathnayake , TC Agampodi . Do Novel Computer-Based Practical Spot Test Well Received By Medical Undergraduates? 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2016. Singapore.

18.A Rathnayake , TC Agampodi , B Wijerathne , TC Agampodi , SB Agampodi . Heavy Workload Of Third Year Clinical Rotation Affects Effective Learning Of Para-Clinical Subjects. 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2016. Singapore.

19.B Wijerathne , SB Agampodi , A Rathnayake , TC Agampodi , S Siribaddana . Medical Student’s Perception On Moodle Based Learning Facilitation: Experience From Low Middle-Income Country. 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2016. Singapore.

20.A Rathnayake , B Wijerathne , TC Agampodi , SB Agampodi. “Weekly Prize” For Summative Assessment: Medical Undergraduates Are Not Interested? An Experience From A New Medical School In Sri Lanka.13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2016. Singapore.

21.M Weerasinghe, F Konradsen, M Eddleston, S Jayamanne, S Agampodi.

22.Preventing pesticide suicides by restricting access from shops – exploratory and pilot studies. 15th International Scientific Conference of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, 2016. Singapore.

23.MH Schønning, S Agampodi, MD Phelps, J Warnasekara, P Furu.

24.Leptospirosis in Rural Sri Lanka: A Case-Control Study of Environmental and Occupational Exposures 4th International One Health Congress & the 6th Biennal Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health 2016. Melbourne, Australia

25.S Katumuluwa, T Agampodi, T Pattiyakumbura, N Rankaduwa, S Agampodi. Developing a Mindfulness-based Intervention to Promote Maternal Mental Well-being in Sri Lanka: A Pilot Feasibility StudyStony Brook Mindfulness Diversity: Mind-Body Approaches for Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being Conference, 2016. New York, USA.

26.ND Wickramasinghe, DS Dissanayake, GS Abeywardena, MC Wettasinghe. Work Engagement among Students in Collegiate Cycle in the Mawanella Educational Zone, Sri Lanka. 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

27.MC Wettasinghe, S Rosairo, N Ratnatunga, ND Wickramasinghe. Ultrasonographic Characteristics in Identification of Malignant Thyroid Nodules.48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

28.MC Wettasinghe, S Rosairo, WAND Wickramasinghe. Audit on quality of data of request forms of lumbar spine radiology in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. 15th Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2016. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

29.ND Wickramasinghe, DS Dissanayake, GS Abeywardena, MC Wettasinghe. Student Burnout in Collegiate Cycle-A Sri Lankan Experience.48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 2016. Tokyo, Japan.

30.D Rathish, B Wijerathne, S Bandara, S Piumanthi, C Senevirathna, MACS Jayasumana,SHSiribaddana. Self-medication Practices among Medical Undergraduates of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. In: 24th Triennial Conference, Commonwealth Medical Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vol ; 2016:17-18.

31.Wijerathne BTB, Meier RJ, Salgado SS, Agampodi SB. The uses of dermatoglyphics in kidney diseases: a systematic review. In: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya; 2016: 83. Vol Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; 2016.

32.Wijerathne BTBSalgado SS, RajasingheP, RathnayakeA, Rathnayake G, Bandara A, Kahandawa J, Dassanayake R, Ranaweera P, Agampodi SB. Family clustering of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka: a preliminary study. In: The 36th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology June 2 (Thu) – 5 (Sun), 2016, At Grand Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea,.Vol 1. Korean Society of Nephrology; 2016.

33.Rathish D Jayasumana MACS, Siribaddana SH, Wijerathne B. Does pharmacology education affect self-medication with antibiotics among medical undergraduate? A preliminary study. In: 14th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference. Vol ; 2017:138.

34.Goonapienuwala, BL, Agampodi SB, Kalupahana NS and Siribaddana S (2016). Nutritional status of schooling adolescents in Anuradhapura district. Are we underestimating obesity?. University of Peradeniya International research sessions 2016, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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