Royal College of Physicians London urged to start holding MRCP Clinical Exam for PACES in Pakistan

LAHORE: Dr. Faraz Mir Associate Director for South Asia from Royal College of Physicians London recently visited Pakistan and met senior Members and Fellows at Lahore, Rawalpindi & Islamabad to discuss matters of mutual interest and further enhance collaboration and cooperation between the RCP Members and Fellows in Pakistan and the Royal College of Physicians London.

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We carry on our academic activities even in these troubled times-Prof. Tasnim Ahsan

KARACHI: Keeping up its past traditions for the last nine years, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Colorectal Division in Department of Surgery organized its 9th Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases from September 29th to October 2nd 2014.  Prof. Emmanuel Tiret MD, FRCS an eminent colorectal surgeon from Hospital Saint Antonie, Paris France was the Master Trainer who besides making some presentations on different aspects of colorectal disease also demonstrated live various surgical procedures.

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Int. Conference on Simulations, Simulated and Standardized Patients in HPE at UHS Lahore on Nov. 21-22nd 2014

LAHORE: An international conference on Simulations, Simulated and Standardized Patients in Health Professional’s Education is being organized by University of Health Sciences at its campus from November 21-22nd 2014. Emerging Trends and Global Perspectives is the theme of the conference which is likely to be attended by a number of eminent guest speakers from overseas as well. 

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Speakers highlight the importance of preventing Cardiac Diseases, Chronic Kidney Disease

KARACHI: Prof. Aijaz Ahmad Vohra from Ziauddin Medical University along with Prof. Feroze Memon, Dr. Ishtiaq Rasool and Prof. Waqar Kazmi chaired the World Heart Day meeting during the Cardio Live 2014 organized by National Institute of Cardiovascualr Diseases Karachi on Sunday September 28th 2014. Dr. Abdul Rashid Khan was the moderator.

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Proceedings of the 9th Annual Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases held at JPMC

KARACHI: Scientific programme of 9th annual Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases held at JPMC recently consisted of early morning presentations on various important subjects by the Master Trainer Prof. Emmanuel Tiret a world renowned colorectal surgeon from Europe practicing in  Paris France. It was then followed by live demonstrations of various surgical techniques when he operated on a number of patients suffering from various colorectal diseases. 

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Live surgical demonstration through Video link at major cities may be possible from next year

KARACHI: Participants in the Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases at JPMC now running for the last nine years before the concluding session were asked to give their feedback how to improve its scientific programe. Participating in the discussion Prof. Mumtaz Maher suggested that keeping in view the interest and enthusiasm of the surgeons from Peshawar; let us look into the possibilities of having a one day session at Peshawar from the next year. At this Dr. Shamim Qureshi said that it may not be possible for various reasons.

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On the basis of ACCF-AHA-HRS 2012 Guidelines, we can tell which patients will benefit from CRT-Dr. Azam Shafqat

KARACHI: The morning session on September 28th during the recently concluded Cardio Live 2014 organized by National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases was devoted to Cardiology Updates. It was chaired by Prof. Asadullah Kundi along with Prof. Salahuddin Afsar, Prof. Khalida Soomro and Prof. Feroze Memon. Dr.Zahid Jamal acted as the moderator.

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200-Bed Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit being set up at NICVD

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister has announced the establishment of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery unit at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. The 200-bed Unit will be completed in a two years time and it will cost Rs. 1800 Million. This was stated by him while speaking at the Cardio Live organized by NICVD at a local hotel recently. Setting up this unit of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, he hoped will not only improve the care of paediatric patient but it will also serve patients from all over the country.

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Study sheds light on factors that may contribute to Pancreatic Cancer

New research that provides a better understanding of pancreatic cancer may help identify individuals at increased risk. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

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