On behalf of Organizing Committee of 12th Annual Meeting of Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD), we are pleased to invite you to attend this meeting. The meeting will be held on December 14-16, 2018 at the Movenpic Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan.
The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Problem Based Hepatology’. The aim of this meeting is to highlight liver diseases that are of particular relevance to our region, now and in the future. Taking the problem based aproach, this meeting will help clinicians improve their diagnostic and therapeutic skills in a focused and practical manner. As we continue to grapple with the enormous burden of Hepatitis B and C infections, other conditions are also gaining importance and need our utmost attention. Examples are NAFLD and HCC, and the meeting will therefore also focus on these diseases.
Since its inception 12 years back, PSSLD has managed to hold two very successful APASL Single Topic Conferences in 2009 and 2014, as well as many collaborative meetings with other societies including South Asian Society for the Study of the Liver (2015), Chinese Society of Hepatology (2016), and the EASL International Liver Foundation (2017).
This year, we are expecting a number of academic leaders around the globe. We will be be honored to see you among us in this meeting. We look forward to welcoming you at the 12th PSSLD Annual Meeting.
Prof. Zaigham Abbas
Chair, Organizing Committee
Language : The official language of the meeting is English, simultaneous translation will not be provided.
Climate : In December temperatures in Karachi range from 20C - 25C.
Time Zone : The time zone in Pakistan is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 5 hour.
Banking and Exchange : The Pakistan monetary system is the RUPEE (PKR). foreign currency may be changed at banks during normal banking hours (0900-1600), at hotels, at airports and in exchange offices. All major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Liability and Insurance : The organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Official Letter of Invitation : A personal letter of invitation can be send to the participants. The request must be sent by 30th October 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visa Requirements : Participants are requested to check with the Pakistani embassy/consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Session 1 : Hepatitis B
Session 2 : Hepatitis C
Session 3 : Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Session 4 : Liver Transplantation
Session 5 : NAFLD
Session 6 : Alcoholic and Matabolic Liver Diseases
Session 7 : Potpourri
PSSLD Annual Meeting will be held at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi on December 14-16. The Meeting has been endorsed by American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO).
We would request you to encourage your fellows, residents and colleagues to send abstracts for free paper sessions by 15th of November. The abstracts will be published in the conference book.
1. The abstracts should be in the structured format: Introduction, Methods, Resuls, Conclusions
2. The abstract should not exceed 300 words
3. Twenty best papers will be selected for oral presentation on 16th of December
4. There will be six prizes: Two first, two second and two third
5. All the accepted papers will be displayed in the poster format. Specifications for the formation of posters will be sent to the authors
6. PSSLD may assist in printing the posters
7. Abstracts should be sent to the Scientific Committee
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