Proceedings of 17th annual symposium of Pakistan Hypertension League held at Larkana

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Proceedings of 17th annual symposium of
Pakistan Hypertension League held at Larkana

Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial
Associate Professor of Cardiology
Symposium Secretary

LARKANA: Cardiology Department of Chandka Medical College/ Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana organized the 17th annual symposium of Pakistan Hypertension League here from February 7-9th 2014 Prof. Saeed Ahmad Sangi and Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial were nominated as Convener and Secretary of symposium respectively. The symposium attracted a large number of physicians, cardiologists from all over the country who immensely contributed to the scientific programme.

Prof. Azhar M.A. Farooqui Founder President of PHL presenting the
Life Time Achievement Award to Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary at the
PHL Symposium held at Larkana recently.

Three days program started on Friday morning with three Pre-Symposium Workshops i.e.“Fundoscopic Examination in patients with chronic hypertension”Facilitated by Prof. Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah, “Electrocardiographic evaluation in hypertensive patients” Facilitated by Dr. Fawad Farooq and “How to measure blood pressure” Facilitated by Dr. Naveedullah Khan. These workshops were attended by Consultants, General Practitioners, Postgraduates and Young Doctors.


Prof. M. Ishaq, Prof. Saulat Siddique, Prof.Ejaz Ahmad Vohra, Dr. Shahbaz Kureshi, Prof.A.Samad
and Prof. Saeed Sangi speaking at the PHL symposium recently held at Larkana.

Public Awareness Session

In evening Public Awareness Program was organized for General Public. It was Chaired by eminent Cardiologists of the country which included Prof. Azhar Masood Farauqi, Prof. Mohammad Ishaq,Prof. Kaleemuddin Aziz, Prof. Abdus Samad, Prof. Feroz Memon, Prof. Abrar Shaikh, Col: Dr. Iftikhar Noori and Prof. Saeed Ahmad Sangi. Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial acted as the moderator. This was very well attended and the experts responded to the questions asked from the participants. This question answer session was conducted in both Urdu and Sindhi languages for the convenience of the participants.

Prof. A. Samad along with Prof.Shaharyar Sheikh and Prof. Zaman Sheikh
chairing one of the sessions during PHL symposium.

Mr. Nisar Ahmad Khuhuro, Senior Minister, Government of Sindh was the Chief Guest in the inaugural session. Addressing the participants he said that the Government of Sindh was serious in taking measures to educate general population about hypertension which is known as a silent killer and other non-communicable diseases.

Prof. Azhar M.A.Farooqi along with Prof.M. Ishaq and Dr. Shukat Malik
chairing one of the sessions during PHL symposium.

Prof. Saeed Ahmad Sangi, Convener of the Symposium in his welcome address gave detailed history of Cardiology Department. Prof. Feroz Memon, presented report on behalf of General Secretary of PHL. President PHL Prof. Mohammad Ishaq highlighted the activities and accomplishments of PHL besides activities of various Chapters. Prof. Azhar M. Farauqi Patron PHL and Prof. Asadullah Mahar Vice Chancellor SMBBMU also briefly addressed the gathering.
On 8th February the day started with Breakfast Symposium on Cardiovascular Risk Factors which was chaired by Prof Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry, Prof. Hakim Ali Abro & Prof. Abid Amin and moderated by Dr. Kanwal Amir. Speakers included Dr. Qurban Ali Rahu, Dr. Muhammad Tariq Farman and Dr. Fawad Farooq delivered talks on Major Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Diseases.

Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary along with Prof.Saeed Sangi chairing one of
the scientific sessions during the PHL symposium at Larkana.

Symposium on “Critical review of guidelines on hypertension” was chaired by Prof. Azhar Masood Faruqi and Prof. Mohammad Ishaq, Prof. Mansoor Ahmed, Dr Faraz Memon & Prof. Ejaz Vohra talked on various aspects and new updates of guidelines, with special reference to JNC-VIII.
Third session was devoted to Evolution of Hypertension. It was presided by Dr. Shahbaz Kureshi alongwith Prof. Khalida Soomro while Dr. Bashir Hanif was the moderator. Prof. Kaleemuddin Aziz, Prof Abdus Samad and Prof. Soulat Siddiqui talked on topics related to hypertension and presented new data especially on Pakistani Population.
Prof. Shaharyar, A. Shaikh and Prof. Abdul Samad chaired the fourth scientific session which was modereted by Dr. Kashif Ali Hashmi. This was devoted to Treatment strategies in Hypertension Dr. Tariq Ashraf made a presentation on “Lower the Better” followed by talks of Prof. Shahbaz Kureshi, Prof. Abid Amir Khan. Dr. Tahir Saghir was the last seaker in this session who spoke on invasive strategies in resistant hypertension (Renal Denervation).
Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary along with Prof. Aftab Hussain Shah chaired the session devoted to hypertension in special groups. It was moderated by Dr. M. Tariq Farman. Speakers included Prof. Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry, Prof. Khalida Soomro, Dr. Syed Imran Ahmed, Dr. Najma Patel Dr. Zahid Jamal.

Mr. Nisar Khuro Senior Minister in Sindh Government was the chief guest at the inaugural session of
PHL symposium held at Larkana recently. Picture taken on this occasion shows him along with
Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial, Prof. A. Samad, Prof.Javed Sangi, Prof. Azhar M. A. Farooqui,
Prof.M. Ishaq, Prof.Feroze Memon and others.

Dr. Syed Zahid Jamal & Dr Siraj Abbasi chaired the next session wherein complications of hypertension were discussed in detail. This session was moderated by Dr. Shahid Memon. The speakers included Dr. Zahid Jamal & Dr. Bashir Hanif.
The Traditional Gala Dinner & Musical Night was arranged at Police Training Centre Larkana which was attended by senior cardiologist, other Colleagues, Faculty of SMBBMU & Various Dignitaries of Civil Society.

Prof.M. Ishaq President PHL along with Prof. A. Hafeez Chaudhry and
Prof. Mansoor Ahmad chairing the General Body Meeting of
PHL during the PHL symposium held at Larkana recently.

On 9th February 2014 third day of the symposium, the programme started with Breakfast Symposium on Diabetes and hypertension. It was chaired by Prof. Abrar Shaikh, Dr. Bashir Ahmed Shaikh while Dr. Kheraj Matani acted as the moderator. Prof. Mohammad Zaman Shaikh, Prof. Abrar Shaikh, & Dr. Saeed Mahar delivered lectures on related topics.
Prof. M. Zaman Shaikh, Prof. Saeed Ahmed Sangi & Prof. Habib Rehman Qadri jointly chaired the next session. It was moderated by Dr. Fayaz Mujtaba Shah. This was devoted to State of Art Lectures by Prof. Mohammad Ishaq, Dr. Syed Ali Raza Kazmi and Prof. Saeed Ahmed Sangi.
Free papers were covered in the last scientific session which was chaired by Prof. Mohammad Ishaq along with Prof Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry while Dr. Raj Kumar was the moderator. Ten free papers were presented by young investigators from Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi, Isra University Hyderabad, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi and Chandka Medical college Larkana which were all related to hypertension. Finally the symposium concluded with the speech of Convenor Prof. Saeed Ahmad Sangi who congratulated new PHL president while vote of thanks was presented by Secretary Symposium Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial.

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