Top cardiologist to give oration

Distinguished Sri Lankan cardiologist and academic, Professor Omar Farouque, will give the E. V. Peiris Memorial Oration at the 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians. The sessions will be held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, from October 2 to 4.

Prof. Farouque will be giving two lectures on interventional cardiology, including the memorial oration, which is titled “Innovations in interventional cardiology – a 30-year odyssey”, and is scheduled for 4pm, October 4.

Prof. Faroque is director of cardiology at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and an associate professor on the faculty of the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.

During his visit to Sri Lanka, Prof. Farouque will also spend time at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, in Galle, where he will conduct a workshop on coronary stenting.

Prof. Farouque is also a member of the Australia Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team (AuSLMAT). Members of the team have made many trips to Sri Lanka to work with victims of the 2004 tsunami.

Prof. Farouque studied medicine at the University of Adelaide, graduating with honours in 1993, and continued his medical studies at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. For his PhD thesis, he did research on coronary blood flow regulation in humans.

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