A video-conference was held between the Medical Faculty of University of Peradeniya and Moscow City Clinical 52 to discuss about specified areas and aspects for further collaboration in experts’ opinion exchange, online interaction, research and education, and signing of an MOU between the University and the Clinical Hospital.
In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Prof. M.D. Lamawansa underlined the first steps to establish links between the two institutions. Dean of the Medical Faculty Prof. Asiri Abeyagunawardena spoke about the main activity of the Center for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases of the University with specific attention to the prevalence of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in the country.
Prof. Thushara Kudagammana presented on paediatric allergic diseases and asthma in Sri Lanka, highlighting the pressing issues and developments with regard to diagnostics and therapeutic options, training and research while Dr. Champa Ratnatunga made a presentation on covering the general information on Laboratory Immunology, laboratory infrastructure, and specified the areas where diagnostics and research capabilities need to be further developed.
From Russian side, Dr. Darya Fomina briefed about the clinical and scientific resources of the regional center for allergy and immunology, focal problems and achievements, and ongoing projects on international cooperation and Dr. Oleg Kotenko spoke about the history of Moscow City Clinical and Scientific Center of Nephrology, Kidney Transplant Pathology and Urology, developed methodology, cumulative experience, structure and innovative multidisciplinary telemedicine approaches of the center.
During the meeting the participants expressed their readiness to cooperate in the possible areas of mutual benefit.
Moscow City Clinical Hospital was represented by its President Prof. Vladimir Vtorenko and his experts. From the University of Peradeniya, Dean of the Medical Faculty Prof. Asiri Abeygunawardana and his professional team took part in the discussion.
Ambassador Prof. M.D. Lamawansa and the Embassy team facilitated the meeting.Embassy of Sri LankaMoscow 14 October 2020