FAISALABAD: Cardiovascular diseases account for 31% of global death annually. Non communicable diseases were not included in MDGs and it looks that by 2025 we will have 25% world mortality due to cardiovascular diseases. Inter Heart Study had emphasized the importance of modifiable risk factors like smoking, diabetes mellitus, and cholesterol and it has been proved beyond any doubt that prevention works. This was stated by Prof. Sheharyar A. Sheikh while making a presentation on How to Manage rapidly increasing burden of cardiovascular diseases at the recently held CARDICON 2016 organized by Pakistan Cardiac Society here from November 25-27, 2016. This session was chaired by Dr. Ehsanul Ul Haque one of the senior most cardiac physicians in the city along with others.
ISLAMABAD: Prof. John Wass from Oxford UK was the keynote speaker in the first plenary session at the Pakistan Endocrine Society’s 14th annual conference held at Islamabad from November 18-20, 2016. This session was chaired by Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor of SZABMU along with Prof. Najmul Islam from Aga Khan University while Prof. Ali Jawa was the moderator. Prof. John Wass’s presentation was on Pituitary Glands: Not a Wastepipe of the Brain. Prof. John Wass pointed out that one can see the Acromegaly pathology in patients easily. Marrie was the first one to describe Acromegaly.
FAISALABAD: College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan has so far trained five hundred Fellows in Cardiology and four hundred more postgraduates are currently under training at thirty four institutions. This was stated by Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal Senior Vice President of CPSP while inaugurating the CARDIO CON 2016 organized by Pakistan Cardiac Society here on November 25th 2016. He further stated that CPSP has so far trained ten thousand healthcare professionals in Basic Life Support and three thousand doctors in ACLS.
Pakistan Cardiac Society successfully retains the No. 1 position as the most unethical professional specialty organization
FAISALABAD: Pakistan Cardiac Society has successfully retained the No. 1 position of being one of the most unethical professional specialty organizations in Pakistan and it should ring an alarming bell with the conscious, God fearing, ethical members in the Pakistan Cardiac Society. At the last conference held at Karachi, the organizers allowed one of the overseas speakers to make a presentation on Statins wherein the speaker used company provided slides showing the brand name and company monograph on each and every slide he showed in his presentation.
KARACHI: All Acute Coronary Syndrome patients should be put on dual anti-platelet therapy. They should be discharged on beta blockers, Ace Inhibitors, high dose of Statins and then adjust their dosage besides doing risk stratification. This was stated by Dr. Atique Azam Mirza, Consultant Cardiologist and former President, Association of Pakistani Descent Cardiologists of North America (APCNA). He was making a presentation on An Update on Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome at a series of meetings held at Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi-Islamabad. These meetings were organized by PharmEvo as a part of their Continuing Medical Education programme for the healthcare professionals to build up their professional capacity.
ISLAMABAD: PharmEvo is known for promoting culture, Urdu literature and encouraging reading habits among the society as one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to fulfil its mission of striving for a Healthier society. It was in this context that it organized an Evening with noted writer, author and columnist Mr. Attaul Haq Qasmi during the Gala Dinner for the participants of Pakistan Endocrine Society’s annual conference held at Islamabad on November 19, 2016.
KARACHI: Neurospinal and Cancer Care Institute (NCCI) a project of M.Hashim Memorial Trust organized its 4th International Pakistan Gamma Knife & X-Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Symposium at Karachi from November 26-27, 2016. It was very well attended by Neurologists and clinical oncologist from all over the country besides speakers from Italy, China and Japan. Prof. Ahmed Ali Shah was the chief guest in the inaugural session. Prof. A. Sattar Hashim welcomed the guests.
KARACHI: In order to pay tributes and recognize contributions of Brig. A. R.Siddiqi a noted writer, author and critical defense analyst, Atco Literary Society in collaboration with Jameeat Punjabi Saudagaran Delhi (JPSD) organized an Evening with him on November 29, 2016. The meeting was very well attended by people from different walks of life including well known literary figures and media persons.
Fear of God, having empathy for human beings and ethical medical practice makes a Good Doctor-Sohail Akhtar
KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) dedicated the inaugural session of their two-day medical conference “Karachi Con-16” to late Maulana Abdus Sattar Edhi to pay tribute to the internationally renowned social worker and to highlight the importance of service to ailing humanity and relief work in case of natural and manmade disasters in the country and abroad. Chairman of the Akhuwat Foundation Dr. Amjad Saqib presented the thematic lecture on theme of the conference while Prof. Dr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman delivered a talk on “Social Responsibility in Islam and Doctors”. Mr. Faisal Edhi was the Chief Guest in the inaugural session while Prof. Adibul Hasan Rizvi and Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo were the guest of honors.
Prof. John Boulet from UK spoke about Pakistani educated physicians and their contribution to international healthcare force. At present he said 24% of the doctors in United States are international medical graduates, 25% of postgraduates and trainees are international medical graduates and there are discussions about the future of International Medical Graduates in United States. Residency programme in USA has not expanded. At present there are 12,405 Pakistani physicians serving in United States of which 93% are citizens of Pakistan and almost 14% of residents are from Pakistan. Most of these are form Aga Khan University, King Edward Medical College and Dow University of Health Sciences.
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that the paramedics and nurses are the backbone of healthcare workforce and the government is fully committed to provide better service structure to these professional