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WELCOME TO PSSLD


Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) is the leading Liver society of Pakistan, working for the prevention and control of liver diseases in the country
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We are pleased to inform you that the Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) will hold its
14th ANNUAL CONFERENCE to be held on December 11-13, 2020 Karachi. The theme of the meeting is
Quick Decisions in Hepatology.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSSLD Executive Council has decided to have a hybrid meeting this year. It will be an exciting, educational meeting with renowned national and international speakers participating.

Prof. Zaigham Abbas
President PSSLD &
Chair Organizing Committee

Dr. Amna Subhan Butt
General Secretary, PSSLD
Chair Scientific Committee

Faculty

International Faculty

National Faculty

Scientific Program

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

Day 1: Friday, December 11, 2020

Symposium I: EUS in Hepatology

Chairs: Christopher Khor (Singapore), Nonthalee Pausawasdi (Thailand), Wasim Jafri

Moderator: Dr. Adeel Ur Rehman

10:00-10:20

EUS Anatomy of the Liver

Damien M.Y. Tan (Singapore)

10:20-10:40

EUS Guided Vascular Interventions

Kenneth Binmoeller (USA)

10:40-11:00

Endo-hepatology: the new paradigm

Kenneth J. Chang (USA)

11:00-11:20

EUS-guided liver biopsy

Nonthalee Pausawasdi (Thailand)

11:20-11:50

Discussion

11:50-12:00

Quiz

Symposium II: Tips and Tricks for Impactful Research

Chairs: Shahid Sarwar , Jameel Ahmed , Arif Amir Nawaz , Altaf Shaikh , Farhana Kayani

Moderator: Ghulam Fareed

12:00-12:15

Mistakes in designing, conducting a study, and potential solutions

Asad Ali

12:15-12:30

Make it publishable: From the selection of a journal to getting it published

Yasir Waheed

12:30-12:45

National and international funding opportunities for research in Hepatology

Adeel Ajwad Butt (USA)

12:45-13:00

Discussion & Quiz

13:00-14:30

Lunch

Symposium III (A)

Quick Decisions in Hepatology: Clinical Vignettes

Chairs: Rustam Khan, Masroor Ahmed , Nadeem Tehami (UK), Abdul Qadir , Abdul Basit

Moderator: Muhammad Kamran

14:30-14:45

A case of gastric variceal hemorrhage when endoscopic management fails

Faisal Wasim Ismail

14:45-15:00

A case of acute liver failure due to Budd-Chiari Syndrome: From diagnosis to treatment

Arif Amir Nawaz

15:00-15:15

A case of overlap syndrome (PBC/PSC with AIH)

Sadik Memon

15:15-15:45

A patient with cirrhosis planned for laparotomy (Preop evaluation of patients with cirrhosis)

Yasir Abbass Zaidi

15:45-16:00

A case of cirrhosis with Tuberculosis

Amna Subhan Butt

16:00-16:15

Quiz/Break

Chairs: Ashfaq Ahmaed, Rauf Memon, Abrar Sheikh, Sher Rehman, Adil NaseerModerator: Farina Hanif

Symposium III (B)

Chairs: Abdul Rauf Memon, Abrar Sheikh, Sher Rehman, Adil Naseer, Riaz Awan

Moderator: Farina Hanif

16:15-16:30

A case of infections in post-liver transplant patients

Nasir Luck

16:30-16:45

A case of Wilsonn’s disease with associated neurological manifestation

Shahid Rasool

16:45-17:00

A case of chronic hepatitis (HBV or HCV) in pregnancy

Lubna Kamani

17:00-17:15

A patient with NAFLD and normal BMI

Farrukh Saeed

17:15-17:30

A case of Sarcopenia and malnutrition in cirrhosis

Rustam Khan

17:30-18:00

A recent liver transplant with Seventh-day syndrome

Fakhar Ali Qazi Arisar (Canada)

Break

18:00-19:00

QUIZ COMPETITION

Inauguration

19:00-19:05

Recitation from the Holy Quran (Video)

19:05-19:10

National Anthem (Video)

Addresses

19:10-19:20

President PSSLD and the Chair Organizing Committing

19:20-19:30

Chair Scientific Committee

Impact of COVID-19

1930-1945

COVID-19 and liver involvement: Prof. Wasim Jafri

1945-2000

Challenges in the elimination of hepatitis in the COVID era: Prof. Saeed Hamid

2000

Vote of thanks: Vice president, Dr. Amjad Salamat

2005-2100

Dinner

Day 2: Saturday, December 12 2020

Symposium IV: Free Paper Presentations

Chairs: Yasir Waheed, Shahid Rasool, Lubna Kamani, Muhammad Kamran
Moderator: Mian Shah Yousaf

10:00-12:00

Free paper ( 12 presentations, 7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for question answers)

Symposium V: Managing ACLF in 2020

Chairs: Saeed Hamid , Altaf Baqir , S. M Munir , Arif Amir Nawaz , Farina Hanif

Moderator: Zahid Azam

12:00-12:15

ACLF reversal and ACLF again?

Yogesh Chawla(India)

12:15-12:30

When to transplant in ACLF?

Faisal Dar

12:30-12:45

New Treatment Options for ACLF

Shiv Kumar Sarin (India)

12:45-13:00

Discussion

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Symposium VI: Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in 2020

Chairs: Tassawar Hussain , Muhammad Salih , Bashir Sheikh , Bakht Biland , Junaid Saleem

Moderator: Farhana Kiyani

14:00-14:15

Current advances in the prevention and management of hepatorenal syndrome

Ghias-Un Nabi Tayyab

14:15-14:30

Antibiotics prophylaxis in cirrhosis; pros and cons

Necati Ormeci (Turkey)

14:30-14:45

Beta-blocker in decompensated cirrhosis: Jury is still out

Ibrahim Mostafa (Egypt)

14:45-15:00

Managing portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome

Amjad Salamat

15:00-15:30

Question Answers, Discussion

Nasir Luck

Symposium VII: Portal Hypertension and Vascular Diseases

Chairs: Masood Siddiq , Hasnain Ali Shah , Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab , Farrukh Saeed , Salih M. Channa

Moderator: Nazish Butt

15:30-15:45

Vascular targets for the improvement of Portal Hypertension

Jordi Gracia-Sancho (Spain)

15:45-16:00

Post bleeding & Peri-procedural anticoagulation in cirrhosis: When to start and when to stop?

Altaf Alam

16:00-16:15

Non-cirrhotic Portal Hypertension: Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management

Anil Arora(India)

16:15-16:30

Discussion

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

Symposium VIII: HCV

Chairs:: Wasim Jafri , Sadiq Memon , Adeel Butt, Sharbat Khan , Qazi Masroor

Moderator: Yasir Abbass Zaidi

17:00-17:15

Difficult to treat patients in the era of DAAs

Rajender Reddy (USA)

17:15-17:30

Treating co-infections

  • HBV and HCV coinfection with or without HDV
  • HCV-HIV coinfection

Saeed Hamid

17:30-17:45

Treat or not to treat HCV: In patients with HCC or patients receiving chemotherapy for other cancers

Tawesak Tanwandee (Thailand)

17:45-18:00

Impact of DAAs on liver-related outcomes, all-cause mortality, and HCC incidence

Fasiha Kanwal (USA)

18:00-18:30

Question Answers, Discussion

Symposium IX: HBV and HDV

Chairs: Zaigham Abbass , Badar Fayyaz Zuberi , Shanil Qadir , Samiullah Sheikh , Asad Chaudhry

Moderator: Faisal Wasim Ismail

18:30-18:45

Occult HBV infection diagnosis and treatment if any?

Wasim Jafri

18:45-19:00

To treat or not to treat HBV infection: immune-tolerant and inactive carriers

Robert Gish (USA)

19:00-19:15

Treatment of Hepatitis D: Any ray of hope?

Mario Rizzetto (Italy)

19:15-19:30

New biomarkers of chronic hepatitis B infection

Cihan Yurdaydin (Turkey)

19:30-19:45

Current and Future HBV Treatment

Anna Lok (USA)

19:45-20:15

Question Answers, Discussion

Symposium X: NAFLD

Chairs: Altaf Alam , Faisal Wasim Ismail , Amjad Salamat , Bekha Ram , Akif Dilshad

Moderator: Amna Subhan Butt

20:15-20:30

Redefining NAFLD to MAFLD: Is this plausible?

Ajay Kumar Duseja (India)

20:30-20:45

Biopsy free NAFLD: Non-invasive versus histological modalities in diagnosis and assessing outcomes

Laurent Castera (France)

20:45-21:00

Evidence based approach to management of NASH without histological Assessment

Arun J. Sanyal (USA)

21:00-21:15

Gut-liver axis and microbiota in NAFLD: A link to emerging therapies

Jasmohan S. Bajaj (USA)

21:15-21:30

Current and future therapeutic landscape for NAFLD

Zobair M Younossi (USA)

21:30-22:00

Q & A, Discussion

22:00

Dinner

Day 3: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Rising Star Forum

Chairs: Masood Siddiq , Altaf Baqir , Ali Hyder , Altaf Shaikh, Sadiq Achakzai

Moderator: Farhana Kiyani

09:00-09:15

Presentation 1

09:15-09:30

Presentation 2

09:30-09:45

Presentation 3

09:45-10:00

Q & A and Discussion

Symposium XI: From Liver Transplant to Personalized Patient Care

Chair: Faisal Dar , Abdul Wahab Dogar , Asif Baig , Shahid Karim , Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti

Moderator: Atif Majeed

10:00-10:15

Liver transplant: The art of personalized immunosuppression

Bilal Hameed (USA)

10:15-10:30

Post-transplant challenges: Dealing with the complications

M. Arsalan Khan

10:30-10:45

Managing recurrence of primary etiologies after liver transplant

Khalid Mumtaz (USA)

10:45-11:15

The State of Art Lecture: Transplant or not to transplant: Challenges in decision making
( scenarios with clinical and ethical challenges) eg advance age, obesity, alcohol induce ACLF

Mohamed Rela (India)

11:15-11:45

Q & A and Discussion

Symposium XII: Autoimmune and Drug-induced Liver Diseases

Chairs: Nauman Zakir, Kashif Malik , Shakeel Ahmed Mirza, Abdul Qayyum Memon , Om Parkash

Moderator: Saadat Jaskani

11:45-12:00

Autoimmune hepatitis with and withput cirrhosis:Current and future treatment

Zahid Azam

12:00-12:15

PBC and PSC: Updates in diagnosis and management

Masood Siddiq

12:15-12:30

IgG4-related diseases with HPB involvement: The art of dealing with a multifaceted disease

Nadeem Tehami (UK)

12:30-12:45

Drug-induced liver injury: Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment

Shahab Abid

12:45-13:00

Q & A and Discussion

13:00-14:00

Prayers & Lunch

Symposium XIII: Liver Tumors

Chairs: Shoaib Shafi, Sadiq Memon, Karim Kammeruddin, Nazish Butt, Haseeb Haider Zia

Moderator: Adil Naseer

14:00-14:15

The changing Epidemiology and prevention of HCC

Rosmawati Mohamed (Malaysia)

14:15-14:30

Biomarkers in HCC surveillance and diagnosis

Zaigham Abbas

14:30-14:45

Immunotherapy in the management of HCC: A major step forward

Peter R Galle (Germany)

14:45-15:00

Don’t mess with liver masses: Managing lesions other than HCC (ICC, adenoma, fibrolamellar variant of HCC)

Ashok Choudhury (India)

15:00-15:15

Q & A and Discussion

Symposium XIV: Potpourri

Chairs: Ashfaq Ahmed, Nasir Luck , Abdullah Bin Khalid , Abdul Qadir , Zeeshan Ali

Moderator: Muhammad Kamran

15:15-15:30

Hepatitis E: The menace beyond the liver

Sudhamshu K. C. (Nepal)

15:30-15:45

Climate Change: Implications for Liver Disease

Dessmond Ladden (Canada)

15:45-16:00

Updates in the management of Alcohol-associated Liver Disease

Dong-Joon KIM (Korea)

16:00-16:15

Managing cirrhosis and portal hypertension in pregnancy

Mohamed Alboraie (Egypt)

16:15-16:30

Vascular thrombosis in cirrhosis: When and how to manage with anticoagulation

Mohammad Salih

16:30-16:45

Diet, exercise, and NAFLD: What do I tell my patients?

Ananta Sharesta (Nepal)

16:45-17:15

Q & A, Discussion

Closing Ceremony

Moderator: Junaid Saleem

17:15-17:45

Best Oral Presentation Awards

                     

Best Poster Presentation Awards

Quiz Winners

PSSLD Rising Star Awards

Closing Remarks

Contact Us

Dr. Mohammad Shafique Ghauri (Karachi)
+92 333 2150948drghauri@pssld.org.pk