The Infectious disease forum of the Ceylon College of Physicians is a platform for Specialist Physicians to share knowledge and provide leadership in advocacy, development of guidelines, research and capacity building related to Infectious diseases in Sri Lanka.

The following working committees have been formed to achieve the IDF objectives.

  • Dengue
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rickettsial infections
  • Melioidosis
  • Emerging infections (Including COVID-19)
  • Sepsis
  • Antimicrobial resistance

We warmly welcome life members and associate members of CCP to be part of this team.

Please fill the online application below to join the forum and the working committees.

Terms of reference

To provide leadership in advocacy, development of guidelines, research and capacity building related to common infectious diseases in Sri Lanka and thereby create a platform for Specialist Physicians in Sri Lanka to provide improved and organized care for the community.

Advocacy

  • To play an advocacy role and represent Physicians, at the level of policy making in the MOH or any other relevant bodi
  • To liaise with media to disseminate accurate and important information relevant to safety of public with regards to various infectious diseas
  • Public education.

Development of guidelines and other related work

  • To collaborate with relevant stakeholders and compile/update national guidelines on diagnosis and management of common infectious diseases in Sri Lanka
  • To provide a platform to discuss problems encountered in management of infectious diseases and find solutions to overcome such issues.
  • To build partnerships with regional/international infectious disease societies for exchange of knowledge

Research and audits

  • To provide a platform to conduct multidisciplinary collaborative research in infectious diseases
  • To facilitate and provide a platform for conducting clinical audits in infectious diseases.

Capacity building

  • To conduct academic programs to improve knowledge and clinical skills of medical professionals in infectious diseases.
  • To create an advisory helpline for physicians to discuss and clarify management problems regarding specific infectious diseases.

All members of the forum should be members or associate members of the Ceylon College of Physicians.

  • Advisory committee: consists of up to 10 members on invitation
  • Convenor
  • Co-secretaries – two secretaries will be appointed by members of the forum
  • Members

The term of the co-secretaries will be 2 years. Interested members of the Ceylon College of Physicians could apply to the college to join the infectious disease forum at any time.

Working groups headed by a chairperson will be created on identified infectious diseases.

Meetings will be conducted monthly on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Meeting minutes will be maintained by the co-secretaries once confirmed at the meeting.

Meeting minutes will be forwarded to the council of the Ceylon College of Physicians.