PSSLD was founded in 2006 by a small group of dedicated professionals, namely Wasim Jafri, Saeed Hamid, Masood Siddiq and Zaigham Abbas. From a humble beginning it has grown rapidly to become the most active hepatology society of the country. It has been recognized as a professional body of note both nationally and internationally, and has had collaboration from APASL, SAASL, CSH and ILF-EASL in its recent years. The society holds many meetings every year, including the main annual conference and several shorter seminars and meets around the year. These meetings cater for both the dedicated hepatologists and the general health care professionals, in the form of hands on practical workshops and lectures and papers by the eminent hepatologists from around the country and internationally acknowledged masters in the field.
We believe that the students and trainee junior doctors are our future, and they get special privileges during the meetings including free registration, boarding and lodging. They are encouraged to participate in the form of posters and free papers presentations.
We are a young society, just emerging from the throes of its infancy, but we are already looking forward to publishing own journal; developing our library; streamlining the training of post graduates in different disciplines of hepatology; and devising local guidelines.
PSSLD is reaching out to all gastroenterologists and hepatologists in the country, encouraging membership and providing assistance and training. We have held meetings in nearly 20 cities of Pakistan, and are planning more in the near future. Join us and be a part of the team that aims to make Pakistan hepatitis free.