HEC Chairman Imtiaz Geelani prescribes a heavier dose of Medical Ethics in Medical Education & Training of Healthcare professionals

LAHORE: The three day medical education conference organized by Association for Excellence in Medical Education (AEME) held here from March 7-9th 2014 proved to be a commendable effort of collaboration between public and private sector medical institutions to promote professionalization of healthcare professionals with the ultimate objective of ensuring patient safety.

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Basic and Clinical Research improves Health Outcome-Prof. Herbert Lyerly

KARACHI: Prof. Herbert Kim Lyerly Prof. of Surgery from Duke University, USA was the Keynote speaker in the inaugural session of the recently held Clinical Trials Symposium organized by Aga Khan University Hospital. Making a presentation through Video link, Prof. Lyerly said that in the Year 2005 total deaths were 58.2 million of which deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) accounted for 35.7 million.

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PM&DC to initiate re-certification of GPs every five years with compulsory 5 CME Credit Hours

LAHORE: Five Credit Hours of Continuing Medical Education will be mandatory for re-certification of all general practitioners after every five years. Similarly Re-certification and Re-validation of all consultants is also being planned in collaboration with various medical institutions and professional specialty organizations.

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Multimodal intervention with drugs, psychological treatments & supportive management strategy is used for the best outcome-Dr. Waqar Azeem

LAHORE: Department of Child & Family Psychiatry, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital Lahore recently organised a Child Psychiatry CME activity to increase awareness and update the participants about the recent advances in assessment and treatment of two common childhood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depression in young people.

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Cancer Registration in Pakistan

Pakistan is a populous country with nearly 18.5 million inhabitants, according to the estimates provided by the Population Census Organization of the Government of Pakistan. Cancer registration has been a low priority due to multiple reasons and until recently, the Karachi Cancer Registry (KCR) was the only recognized population-based cancer registry in the country representing Karachi South district of Pakistan that accounts for less than 1% of the total population of the country. 

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Breast Cancer: Deadly but not so incurable

She was a young woman of 28 years, married since last one year. She presented with a swelling in the left breast she first noticed about six months back. Her breast was looking like classical Leonardo da Vinci painting, i.e. protuberant and smooth. But when I examined her it was hard like a brick. Her axilla was full. She had nodules in the skin below her breast. It was an advanced carcinoma of the breast. 

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Colorectal Diseases Unit starts functioning at Civil Hospital Karachi affiliated with DUHS

KARACHI: Keeping pace with the new era of specialization, Surgical Unit-5 at Civil Hospital Karachi located on the third floor has been designated as General Surgical Unit with focus on Colorectal Diseases. The project has been completed and the unit renovated, equipped at a cost of 7.5 Crore rupees. This is reported to be the first such dedicated unit for colorectal diseases at a public healthcare facility in the country.

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Speakers call for implementation of Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance

KARACHI: A Seminar on Implementation and Monitoring of ‘Sindh Protection and Promotion of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance’-Saving Newborn Lives by Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Exclusive Breastfeeding was held at a local hotel here recently.

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DUHS initiates eCME Programme for family physicians

KARACHI: Family Physicians are the backbone of healthcare system. They are the professionals whose recognition of disease symptoms, initial intervention and planning count towards subsequent outcome of advanced and definitive management of the diseases at referral centers.

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“Observations” by Prof.Khalid Masood Gondal

During one of my recent visit to CPSP Regional Center Lahore, Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal presented me his book “Observations”. As the title suggests this 240-page Book in Urdu is the compilations of his observations while attending various surgical conferences in various countries as well as in Pakistan. It also contains some chapters about his friends and well wishers who impressed him the most.

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