Scientific programme of Aspirin Conference being held at FJMC on October 5th being finalized

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Scientific programme of Aspirin Conference
being held at FJMC on October 5th being finalized

LAHORE: The organizing committee and the scientific committee is finalizing the programme of the forthcoming conference on Aspirin being organized by Pakistan Aspirin Foundation at Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore on October 5th2013.The inaugural session in the morning will be followed by two scientific sessions in the morning while a panel discussion is planned in the afternoon session.
Organizers have selected a wide variety of subjects related to Aspirin use which will be discussed by various invited speakers in different sessions. Some of the topics likely to be discussion include the following:

1. Aspirin- Historical Perspective, Mechanism of action/ Pharmacokinetics.
2. Update on use of Aspirin in Cardiovascular disease/ Acute Coronary Syndrome Secondary prevention.
3. Update on use of Aspirin in Cerebro-vascular disease. Acute Ischemic Stroke, TIA. Secondary prevention.
4. Aspirin and Primary prevention of Ischemic Heart disease and stroke (Facts and Controversies)
5. Update on Aspirin use in hypertension
6. Aspirin and Diabetes Benefits and controversies.
7. Emerging Uses of Aspirin (DVT, PE, In GIT, OB/GY, Cancers etc)
8. Aspirin and surgery-Why and when to stop-Issues in elective and emergency surgeries.
9. Some other important Pharmacological Aspects of Aspirin like Cost effectiveness, Safety profile, Contraindication Recommended doses in various situation, Drug- Drug – interaction with Aspirin
10. Newer Antiplatelets, their uses and problems
11. Emerging issues of resistance to Aspirin and other Anti platelets
12. Update on Statins.

Prof. Fakhar Alam Principal of FJMC is the chairman of the organizing committee while Prof. Javed Akram is the convener of the conference. Prof.M. Akbar Chaudhry is the current president of the Foundation.