The Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) - Sri Lanka

Welcome to The Kandy Society of Medicine

Since its establishment in 1964, The Kandy Society of Medicine -KSM has been active in the areas of continuing medical education and  health research. Its membership, consisting of clinicians and scientists working in the medical and dental professions, now stands at over 500. KSM’s weekly clinical and scientific meetings attract a wide range of health professionals including students from the Peradeniya Medical School.

The Society’s objectives are fourfold. The first is providing opportunities for health professionals to participate in updating their knowledge and skills through Continuing Medical Education and thus enabling them to improve the quality of health care delivered to the people of Sri Lanka. The second is Promotion of Research in the health sciences. The third is Building a Community of health professionals through social and other activities. The fourth is Educating the Public in health issues.


Lectures, seminars, workshops are held regularly every week throughout the year, either in the Postgraduate Medical Centre of the Kandy Hospital or in the Faculty of Medicine at Peradeniya. A wide range of topics is covered in the clinical and basic sciences. The resource persons who conduct these activities come from all over the island and some from abroad.


The Sri Lanka Medical Journal (SLMJ), which was previously called the Kandy Medical Journal, is published by the KSM and acts as a source of updates on important medical topics.


The KSM has an Annual Conference in the month of February, which is attended by more than 200 doctors, scientists and students, both from Sri Lanka and abroad. The academic activities consist of reports of the latest research carried out in Sri Lanka and lectures and orations that review and update important medical topics. The social activities of the conference include portrayals of local culture through dance and music and an annual dinner.

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KSM Foundation Sessions 2017

Will be held on 26th September 2017 at National Agriculture Information and Communication Center ,Gannoruwa , Kandy

For Registration

Please  contact KSM office

Dulanjali - 081-2201702,
077 9544474

Who's Online

We have 47 guests online

CME Lecture



Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan
Senior Consultant HPB & Transplant (Liver and Kidney) Surgery Institute for Liver, Pancreatic diseases & Transplantation Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

How & Why ?


Dr. Naresh P. Shanmugam
Director Institute of Paediatrics, Paediatric Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist Paediatric Liver Transplant Physician Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

Date : 20th September (Wednesday)2017

Time : 11.30 A.M 
Venue: PMCK Auditorium , TH Kandy

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