New curriculum will graduate collaborative physicians’, leaders who will drive change in patient care, healthcare delivery and scientific discovery

KARACHI: American Medical Association has selected eleven medical schools in United States including Michigan Medical School with one Million US$ grant for change in medical education. This experiment which can also be termed as a US case study is aimed at training better doctors through revised curriculum and changed instructional strategy. It is hoped that the new curriculum will graduate collaborative physicians, leaders who will drive change in patient care and health delivery and scientific discovery. 

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PES to establish more training centers, intensify GPs training and collaborative research-Prof. Saeed Mahar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES) organized its 14th annual conference here from November 18-20, 2016 which attracted a large number of Diabetologists, endocrinologists and family physicians interested in this specialty. Salient feature of the scientific programme included workshops on Osteoporosis, Antenatal Diabetes, Nuclear Medicine and Endocrinology, How to Start, Titrate and Intensify Insulin Therapy besides Thyroid Ultrasonography, special sessions on Thyroid disorders, Bone and Mineral Disorders, Diabetes, Free paper sessions and corporate symposia.

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Be a Human doctor and not a Robot and become a part of life and culture

LAHORE: Addressing the Second Convocation of the University of Health Sciences here on November 172016, Chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission Prof. Nizamuddin Ahmad has called upon the doctors to become Human doctors and not robot and be a part of life and culture. He also advised the UHS administration to initiate training programme in medical ethics for doctors to change the mindset of healthcare professionals. 

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Cardiology Research Award initiated by Health RAB will promote research culture-Prof. Basit

FAISALABAD: Health Research Advisory Board (Health RAB) an entity established by PharmEvo had announced Cardiology Research Award a couple of months back which received enthusiastic response from the young researchers. For this purpose Health RAB organized training courses for the young researchers in the field of cardiology in various cities from September 19-24th 2016 wherein they were provided initial training on scientific writing and publishing and the art of making scientific poster. Heads of the Departments of Cardiology all over the country were asked to nominate doctors who were registered for this initiative. All the registered participants prepared the posters which were evaluated and best posters were selected for final presentation at the Cardio Con 2016.

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Properly trained Family Physicians can manage almost 90% of the health problems-Prof. Riaz Qureshi

LAHORE: Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan Pro VC of UHS was the first speaker in the first plenary session during the Third International Medical Education Conference organized by Council for Collaboration in Medical Education at UHS from October 27-29th 2016. He talked about Medical Professionalism, Values and Beliefs. He pointed out that best healthcare is the combination of all these, i.e. knowledge, skills and the value system. Each individual, he further opined, has many vales and it is these values which influences the behaviour, social interaction, role models and social events. These values have to be learnt, he added.

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We screen all patients admitted in surgical wards for Hepatitis, HIV and use separate kits-Dr. Zubaida Masood

KARACHI: Hepatitis is increasing very rapidly in our country and almost 10 to 20% patients examined at our Department are Hepatitis B or C carrier. Reuse of disposable syringes and pricking of I.V infusion bottles are major causes of Hepatitis spread. This was stated by Dr. Zubaida Masood, Associate Professor and Consultant Gynaecologist at Karachi Medical & Dental College and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi. She was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis held at Otsuka Head Office on November 22, 2016.

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Jahan-e-Maseeha Adbi Forum’s First ever Literature Festival gets enthusiastic response from healthcare professionals

KARACHI: PharmEvo, a national pharmaceutical concern known for its ethical marketing practices comes out with innovative initiatives quite frequently and the latest in this series, yet another Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was to organize the first ever Literature Festival for the healthcare professionals. Organized at Karachi this two day literature festival on November 19-20, 2016 received enthusiastic response from the healthcare professionals who visited it in great number along with their family members. 

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Cell Phone and Cancer risk

USA: American Academy of Paediatrics advise parents to reduce their children’s exposure to cell phone. The AAP is basing its advice on  recent research from a U.S. National Toxicology Program study which found that repeated exposure to wireless cellphones caused rats to develop highly malignant heart and brain cancers. As the AAP caution, this study was done on rats and not humans and the rats were exposed to a great deal of cellphone radiation – far more than the average even heavy user.

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Start leadership training programme, strengthen national accrediting bodies and come up with a National Action Plan-Dr. Gohar Wajid

LAHORE: Prof. A. Majeed Chaudhry along with Prof.I.A. Naveed chaired the first session on Second Day of the international conference on medical education organized by Council for Collaboration in Medial Education at UHS recently. Dr. Kamran Sattar from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia made a presentation on standing out with professionalism.  He pointed out that recently there have been three studies highlighting doctors admitting to unprofessional behaviour in three Chicago Hospitals in United States. Un-professional behaviour is quite common in public hospitals.

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Widespread tobacco smoking, growing environment pollution and use of biomass fuel are the main causes of COPD

KARACHI: Widespread tobacco smoking, growing environment pollution and use of biomass fuel are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The disease is under diagnosed and under treated in Pakistan. This was the consensus of pulmonary expert gathered at a seminar organized by Chest Health & Education Society in collaboration with Pakistan Chest Society (Sindh) held at JPMC Karachi on  November 16th 2016.   The event was organized to mark the World COPD / Pneumonia Day 2016.

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