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Rheumatology Conference at 
Lahore from April, 10 – 12, 2015

LAHORE: Pakistan Society for Rheumatology (PSR) is holding its 19th Annual International Conference at Lahore from April, 10-12, 2015. Division of Rheumatology, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry is organizing the event. There will be state of the art lectures in key topics of rheumatology, interactive workshops, free paper sessions and pre conference review course for postgraduate trainees in Medicine and Fellows in Rheumatology.

For further details contact: Division of Rheumatology, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Shadman, Lahore. UAN: 111-555-600 Ext: 408. Helpline: 0336-4313637 Web: www. Email: info@ & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Neuropsycon at  
Lahore from 24- 26 April, 2015

LAHORE: Psychiatric Welfare Association, in collaboration with Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Department of Psychiatry Rahbar Medical & Dental College / Pakistan Rangers Central Hospital, Lahore,is going to organize 11th National Neuropsycon conference at Lahore  from 24- 26th April 2015. Theme of the conference is “Optimizing Unmet Needs Of Psychological Trauma Sufferers”

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Neuro physicians from all over  the country are expected to participate in the conference. Special focus will be given towards the conference theme and also recent updates of psychiatric disorders for the District Headquarter Hospitals Consultant Psychiatrists, Neuro physicians and General Practitioners. Another special area of focus will be awareness programme for the media/public at large. A national panel of speakers comprising of eminent Professors of Psychiatry, Professor of Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery and experts of Family Medicine from all over Pakistan will be participating besides other experts and specialists. Friday 24th April, 2015 will be devoted for Pre-conference workshops including CME for PG trainees and general practitioners.

For Further details contact: Prof. M. Riaz Bhatti, Department of Psychiatry, Rahbar Medical & Dental College/Rangers Central Hospital, Lahore. 23-B, St. 1 Cavalary Ground ,Lahore Cantt.-13 Pakistan. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Ph. # 92-42-36661616, Cell # 92-300-8455358, Fax # 92-42-37175411.(PR)

Blood Donor Expo 2015 at
Expo Centre on 29th March, 2015.

KARACHI: In order to create awareness about thalassemia and to promote the culture of blood donation, the Help International Welfare Trust will organize Blood Donor Expo 2015 at the Karachi Expo Centre on 29th March, 2015. It is expected to collect around 5000 units of blood at Blood Donor Expo. This was stated by Syed Hasnain Rizvi, Head Media Cell, Help International Welfare Trust while addressing a press conference along with Mr. Rauf Tabani, Mr. S. M. Asghar, Mr. Adil Khan and Mr. Kamran Ahmed at Karachi recently. 

It was also pointed out that there are around 100 thousand people in Pakistan suffering from Thalassemia. More surprisingly more than 1 crore people are Thalssemia carriers and that they do not know about it. More than 70% of the blood collected in Pakistan is used for patients of Thalassemia. Every year around five to six thousand children are born in Pakistan with Thalassemia. They further said that a lot of new laws and regulations are passed by the constitutional assembly but the implementation is very low. Both, the provincial and federal governments have not shown much interest in this regard. A law has already been passed on having the thalassemia test done of a couple before they get married but the implementation is yet to be seen. They also said that the biggest problem currently being faced is the lack of awareness and that around 90% of the people don’t even know what thalassemia actually is? This blood donation drive will also engage the youth in this noble cause which will be a biggest achievement as donating blood on a regular basis is a very healthy activity.

Book Review

A Manual of Dermatology 
by Dr. Zohra Zaidi

LONDON: Dr. ZohraZaidi’s, second book on dermatology, “A Manual of Dermatology”, 2nd edition, published by Japyee Brothers Medical Publishes Ltd, has been published. The book is authored by Dr Walton and Dr Zaidi, both have lived in the East and the West. In this era of Globalization a dermatologist has to see patients from all over the globe. The demographics are changing and the clinicians should be aware of the diseases in other parts of the world besides those of the local population.  Bacterial, fungal and parasitic disorders are described in depth and so are the inflammatory disorders and cutaneous malignancy. The book is easy- to- read, understand and remember.  A number of tables are included in the book which should help the trainee dermatologists to differentiate diseases which have a similar clinical appearance. An appendix of differential diagnosis is also included to help the young dermatologist in diagnosing the disease which their patients present with. The book is co-authored   with Prof. Ijaz Hussain Professor of Dermatology from Lahore, and Prof. Zarnaz Wahid Professor of Dermatology from Karachi. 

Dr. Zaidi’s first book, ‘Dermatology in Clinical Practice’ was published by Springer, London in 2010, which was mainly for the General Practitioners/Family Physicians. Dr Zaidi is a dermatologist from Karachi now settled in UK.

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