Pakistan Live has emerged as an important academic event in Pakistan where Professional ethics are given due importance

LAHORE: Pakistan Live 2019 held here from 4-6th April attracted twenty seven speakers from overseas most of whom are renowned operators in the field of interventional cardiology besides over fifteen hundred participants from all over the country. The event was organized by Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology in collaboration with Pakistan Cardiac Society, American College of Cardiology, C3 and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) United States. In fact Pakistan Live has now emerged as an important academic event in Pakistan which is a unique academic activity where professional ethics are also given due importance.

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Pakistan needs 2000 adult and 800 Paediatric rheumatologists-Prof. Sumaira Farman

KARACHI: Musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases are among the top three causes of ‘Years of Healthy Life Lost’ due to disability in the developing countries. Of the approximately 6-7 million children affected worldwide, almost 70% are in developing nations. Hence as per international standards, we need over two thousand adult and over 800 Pediatric Rheumatologists whereas we have just over sixty with only a handful having been trained on Paediatric Rheumatology. This was stated by Prof. Sumaira Farman, President of Pakistan Society of Rheumatology while speaking at the inaugural session of 23rd International Conference organized by PSR here from 14-17th, March 2019.

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Change the mindset of those who matter & who are sitting somewhere else-Prof. Daud Khan

PESHAWAR: Prof. Daud Khan founding Vice Chancellor of Khyber Medical University has urged the healthcare professionals to change the mindset of those who matter and who are not here but sitting somewhere else. You need to negotiate and convince them to let the doctors who are blessed with leadership a nd management skills to run and manage the medical institutons without any political interference. 

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Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis will prevent structural damage-Prof. Kamran Hameed

KARACHI: Rheumatoid arthritis cusses joint damage besides lot of disability. This was stated by Prof. Kamran Hameed while speaking on Health Assessment in rheumatoid arthritis during the Pakistan Society of Rheumatology conference held here last month. He discussed in detail inflammation, disease progression and highlighted the importance of establishing correct diagnosis. He then talked about disease activity, extra articular manifestations, functional capacity, disability, co-morbidities, efficacy and toxicity of drugs besides rehabilitation needs of the patients. It is multimodality and everything cannot be defined as rheumatoid arthritis.

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Prof. Mustafa Kamal Pasha urges ORIC and DME to plan regular CME activities, Hands on Workshops for faculty of NMU

MULTAN: Prof. Mustafa Kamal Pasha Vice Chancellor of Nishtar Medical University has advised the ORIC (Office for Research Innovation and Commercialization) and Dept. of Medical Education at Nishtar Medical University to plan regular CME activities and Hands on Workshops for professional capacity building of the faculty members. Universities, he further stated are supposed to generate new knowledge and promote research culture. 

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There are individuals with symptomatic disease without radiological evidence-Dr. Asim Khan

KARACHI: Dr. Asim Khan from USA was the first speaker in the second session on day- 2 of the Rheumatology conference organized by Pakistan Society for Rheumatology. The topic of his presentation was Non-Radiological Spondyloarthritis. He pointed out that in United States about 50% of rheumatologists are women as it is good specialty for women. In Pakistan we need more paediatric rheumatologists. I myself suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis at the age of twelve years and it was misdiagnosed for many years. He then gave historical look at classification criteria for Axial SPA.

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Goal of management in Back Pain is relief of symptoms, maintaining the functions and improvement of quality of life- Dr. M. Ahmed Saeed

LAHORE: Dr. Amina Ahmad a noted medical educationist was the first speaker in the afternoon session on the Day-One of the International Conference on General Medical Updates organized by FMH in collaboration with Nur International University on February 27th 2019. The topic of her presentation was Work Based Assessment. She discussed in detail the training based modules with emphasis on Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Competency based Modules, she stated, is becoming more and more important. In this the important core ideas include how a doctor behaves, his attitudes with patients and his professional colleagues.

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