The College of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka is a gathering of all the qualified respiratory physicians and thoracic surgeons who work in Sri Lanka. Its purpose is to keep abreast with the most advanced developments in respiratory medicine and help to disseminate expertise in the field of respiratory medicine throughout the country. It also aims to encourage young doctors to take up the field of respiratory medicine in specialization
Respiratory medicine is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. Respiratory medicine is also known as chest medicine and pulmonology. It is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine.
Respiratory physicians have first qualified in internal medicine before sub specializing in respiratory medicine.
Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the lungs, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
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