Mrs. Nadeeka Ranadeva (Corresponding and presenting Author), Lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Science at KIU, Sri Lanka, has won the award for the best poster presentation of 2016 WONCA (World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) South Asian conference. This award was won from among 40 e-poster presentations from different South Asian Countries, for an abstract publication on her undergraduate study supervised by Dr. Usha Hettiaratchi and Mrs. Lohini Athiththan (Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura).

Under the title of “Does fasting serum insulin, insulin resistance and fasting serum c-peptide level vary with gender?” the poster gained “Award for best poster presentation in WONCA south Asian conference” owing much to the importance of the subject matter and the clear communication elements and is a remarkable achievement for Mrs. Nadeeka Ranadeva and stands testament to the quality of academics at KIU.

Commenting on this achievement Mrs. Nadeeka Ranadeva expressed “As an academic I feel duty bound to continue the exciting journey in research studies which will contribute for advancing the cause of medical sciences. Further, I think this recognition is not only a source of satisfaction for me for personal reasons but also due to the fact that I was able to bring some exposure to a critical aspect of health sciences”

“World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. WONCA now counts 118 member organizations and with membership count exceeding 500,000 family doctors. World Organization of National Colleges and Academies (WONCA) South Asian Regional Conference was held in Sri Lanka, 13- 14th February 2016, hosted by College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. The event took place at the Water’s Edge Hotel Colombo.

For more publications of the author please visit the below links.

  • Ranadeva N.D.K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, Athiththan L.V., 2015. Importance of assessing insulin resistance and c-peptide in normoglycaemic young adults with risk anthropometric parameters, 4th Annual YSF symposium 2016, proceedings. (Selected as an oral presentation).



  • Ranadeva N.D.K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, Athiththan L.V., 2015. Can obesity alone increase fasting serum insulin, fasting serum C-peptide and insulin resistance? Ceylon College of Physicians, 48th Annual academic sessions, pp. 119 (selected as a poster presentation).


  • Ranadeva N.D.K, Athiththan L.V, Hettiaratchi U.P.K., 2015. Obesity increases the risk of developing insulin resistance and promote metabolic syndrome: A study among obese and non-obese, non-diabetic subjects. International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2015, proceedings, pp. 59. (Selected as a poster presentation).
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