Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS,PhD, FNASSL
Dear Commonwealth Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 24th Trianneal Meeting of the Commonwealth Medical Association from 14 to 16 October 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
We are living in a globalised world where Digital Health is transforming healthcare and making it possible for healthcare to be delivered in a more efficient and productive manner rationally using the meager healthcare resources especially in the developing world where there is a large gap between the optimal recommended and actual healthcare workforce on the ground.
The conference in 2016 would therefore be organised in a manner that would empower national medical associations to play a leading role in that transformative process.
We welcome all of you to Colombo for the conference. We look forward to the active participation of your national medical association as well as members of your association in the conference.
We hope that you will enjoy the hospitality of Sri Lanka and its people.
I look forward to welcoming you in Colombo.

Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS,PhD, FNASSL Chairperson, Organising Committee
Dr. Solaiman Juman, FRCS
Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA).

It is with great anticipation that I am looking forward to the the 24th CMA Triennial meeting which is to be held in Sri Lanka on 14-16 October 2016.

The CMA is the parent body for all the National Medical Associations (NMA's) of the the Commonwealth and its main aim is to assist in improving the functioning of the NMA's. It is recognized by and works closely with the Commonwealth Foundation and Commonwealth Secretariat. Representatives of the CMA attend and contribute to the Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting in Geneva and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) .

Over the period 2013-14, the CMA has been exploring the role of ICT in all aspects of Health care and the Sri Lankan Medical Association (SLMA) has been at the fore front of these activities. It is only fitting that the SLMA should be hosting the the CMA Triennial Meeting in 2016.

I would like to invite all doctors of the Commonwealth to be a part of the 24th CMA Triennial Meeting in Sri Lanka 14-16 October 2016 - you are sure to have an interesting and stimulating time while enjoying the wonderful hospitality of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Solaiman Juman, FRCS President of the Commonwealth Medical Association
Prof. S. Arulrhaj, MD, FRCP (G)
My dear Commonwealth Colleagues,

Warm Greetings from Commonwealth Medical Association and Trust,UK
I am happy to learn the progress of CMA Triennial Conference being organized at Hotel Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri lanka on 14 to 16th October 2016.

Commonwealth is a good mix of Developed, Developing and Under Developed Nations of the Globe with a population over 2 Billion. Out of which 60% are youth, the future of this Commonwealth and world. Commonwealth Medical Association is an umbrela body for the National Medical Associations of Commonwealth Countries and address the Health issues of these National through Commonwealth Health Ministers Meetings.

Having Controlled Communicable Diseases the current Challenge is handling the upsurge of Non Communicable Diseases. The key is Digital Health, linking the Caregivers and users by Information's Technology. CMA is deeply working into Digital Health to Control this morbidity and mortably incurred through NCO.

This Triennial CMA Conference at Srilanka will widely address this EHealth/ Digital Health in Commonwealth Countries and take forwad this key Health Agenda. My appeal to our Commonwealth Colleagues to attend the Conference in large numbers and attend this CMA Council and share your expertise in EHealth.

Let us create a Healthy Vibrant Commonwealth.


Prof. S. Arulrhaj, MD, FRCP (G) Chairman, Commonwealth Medical Association Trust, U.K.

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