Role of Multidisciplinary team in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity


 Conference at KEMU
Role of Multidisciplinary team in Reducing
Maternal Mortality and Morbidity 

Lahore: A Conference on “Reducing Maternal mortality and Morbidity: Role of multidisciplinary team” was held in King Edward Medical University Lahore on 23rd February 2023. It was organized by Gynae Department Unit-4 Lady Aitcheson Hospital with Prof. Meher-un-Nisa as a chief organizer and Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Lahore, Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz was Patron in Chief. Eminent Obstetrician and Gynecologist Prof. Dr. Rashid Latif Khan was the Chief Guest.

Eminent speakers from various specialties including Dr. Asghar Naqi, Dr. Arshad Taqi, Dr. Faisal Sultan, Dr. Aziz-un-Nisa and Dr. Mizna Arif addressed issues related to high maternal mortality and morbidity in under developed countries like Pakistan. They emphasized the role of different disciplines in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity.

Participants of the conference on Role of Multidisciplinary teams in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity organized by KEMU photographed with the chief guest Prof.Rashid Latif Khan and other speakers including Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof. Amir Zaman Khan, Prof. Asghar Naqi, Prof. Tayyab, Prof. Abrar and Prof. Mahmood Ayaz VC KEMU.

Dr. Gohar Wajid from Egypt highlighted global perspective on maternal mortality and Dr. Tabinda Dughal president KEMCCA-UK joined as physician. Scientific sessions included topics covering general surgeon role in obstetric hemorrhage addressed by Prof. Asghar Naqi Dean surgery Mayo hospital Lahore, role of intensivist in management of critically ill obstetric patients was discussed by Prof.Arshad Taqi, input of infectious disease specialist in maternal sepsis was highlighted by Dr.Faisal Sultan CEO Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, and hematologist role in massive obstetric hemorrhage was highlighted by Dr.Mizna.

Most important causes of maternal mortality are obstetric hemorrhage, eclampsia and maternal sepsis which all require multidisciplinary input to save mother’s life. Programme also included presentations by young researchers and poster competition by the students. It also included video presentation of young doctors actually working in hospital while dealing with obstetric emergencies.

Prof. Rashid Latif Khan was the chief guest at the conference on Role of Multidisciplinary teams in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity organized by KEMU recently. Picture shows his photographed alongwith some other faculty members and participants of the conference.

Conference was attended by many eminent Gynecologists including Prof. Muhammad Tayyab, Prof. Shamsa Humayun, Prof. Tayyaba Wasim, and Prof. Rubina Suhail. Prof. Naureen Akmal. Prof. Uzma Hussain, Prof. Kiran Khursheed, Prof. Amna Yusaf, Prof.Farhad Yusaf, Prof.Ali Bashir, Prof, Shamaila Ejaz. General Surgeons present included VC FJMU Prof.Masood Gondal, Ex-VC FJMU Prof.Amir Zaman Khan, Prof, Abrar Ashraf. In addition many physicians, hematologist, anesthetists, radiologists, staff nurses, medical students, postgraduate trainees and paramedics were also present.

Dr. Rashid Latif Khan in his speech appreciated VC KEMU Prof. Mehmood Ayyaz and Prof. Meher-un-Nisa and their team efforts to bring multiple disciplines on one platform to improve maternal health.

 Dr. Faisal Sultan being presented a memento during the conference on Role of Multidisciplinary teams in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity organized by KEMU recently.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Mahmood Ayyaz emphasized on the need to address different causes of maternal mortality by team effort and congratulated all the organizing team on successful conference and expressed his gratitude to Chief guests, panelists of scientific sessions and Honourable guests. Services of ex-Dean OBG KEMU Prof. Ayesha Malik were appreciated for her services to improve maternal health.

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