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BMU Honours
Lt. Gen. 
S. Azhar Ahmad with DSc

KARACHI: Baqai Medical University honoured Lt. Gen. Syed Azhar Ahmad with Doctorate of Science at a special convocation held at BMU Campus on December 15th 2014. The DSc degree was presented to him by Dr. A.Q. Khan the world renowned Pakistani Nuclear Scientist who was the chief guest on this occasion.

Major Gen. (R) Mohammad Aslam Pro VC of Baqai Medical University read the citation on this occasion recalling the achievements and accomplishments of Lt.Gen. S. Azhar Ahmad PhD, FCPS who is one of the eminent pathologists of the country. He has served as Commanding Office of Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Principal of Army Medical College Rawalpindi and Executive Director of National Institute of Health. After retirement he joined Baqai Medical University as the Vice Chancellor and played a vital role in its development and progress. He has over hundred papers on chemical pathology to his credit and has trained one hundred six postgraduates some of whom have completed their PhD under his supervision.

Revised Updated Guidelines on
Medical Uses of Aspirin launched

KARACHI: The Revised Updated Guidelines on Medical Uses of Aspirin which has been published by Pakistan Aspirin Foundation was formally launched during the preventive cardiology session of the CARDIO CON 2014.

Prof. Abdus Samad who is chairman of the Experts Panel of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation in his speech termed Aspirin as the Poor Man’s Statin which is cost effective, quite useful and considerably reduces morbidity and mortality in Coronary Artery Disease. The guidelines gives details about the well established indications for use of Aspirin Therapy, contra indications, dosage in different diseases, calculation of risk score besides throwing light on some of the emerging new indications for the use of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy.

Discovery of Genes linked
to developmental defects

Dr. Zaheer Asgahr Khan,

“British scientists say they have discovered 12 genes linked to developmental defects in the new-born, from heart defects to physical deformities, stunted growth, learning and behavior problems, seizures, autism, schizophrenia and other intellectual disabilities.These genes were found in a trawl of genomes of 1135 children with severe un-diagnosed disorders.

Welcome Trust Sangar Institute said it was the starting point in the search for new treatments and to understand why is it that some children get these disorders while others escape it and advise the parents of children who already have such defects. Most disabilities begin before birth but some can develop later, triggered by injury, infection, or environmental or other factors. However it has not yet been possible to find out what factors are responsible for causing these genetic defects.”

Dr. Sonny Prince Akpabio
Founder President CDA Passes Away
From Dr. Fazal Ghani

It is with great sadness to announce that Dr Sunday (Sonny) Prince Akpabio, DS, MDS (London) died peacefully after a long illness on 20 November, aged 90. He is remembered with love by Thelma, Basi and Rachel. A funeral for Dr Akpabio was held on 8 December at the Church of St John the Baptist, Stone, Buckinghamshire, England (UK). I am fortunate to have been associated with him during my postgraduate studies in UCH Dental School which he was visiting quite often those days.

Sonny Akpabio graduated from University College London, University of London in 1956. He was awarded the Gibbs Travelling Scholarship, in 1964, to undertake a three-month epidemiological study in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. In 1970 he gained an MDS (London) degree. In 1982 he was appointed WHO Consultant and Member of the WHO Expert Panel on Oral Health. In 1991, Sonny Akpabio, with others, formed the Commonwealth Dental Association and was elected its Founder President. In 1996 he was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty, The Queen for services to medicine and dentistry internationally. In 1999, he was awarded the Roll of Distinction of the British Dental Association for outstanding services to UK Dentistry; in this year, also, he was appointed Hon Senior Research Fellow in Oral Health at the University of London. He served previously as the CDA Executive Secretary (1994-2003) following his term as Founder President (1991-1994).

PMA Lahore elects
new office bearers

Dr. Muhammad Tanveer Anwer
Lady Vice President:
Dr. Asma Yasin
Vice President:
Dr. Muhammad Tariq Hamid Rehmani
General Secretary:
Dr. Malik Shahid Shaukat.
Lady Joint Secretary:
Dr. Iram Shehzadi
Joint Secretary:
Dr. Qazi Muhammad Yasir Fiaz
Finance Secretary:
Dr. Wajid Ali

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