15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF PSSLD 2021

SERENA HOTEL ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

Theme: Unite for Excellence
Cash awards for PGS

PSSLD organized its 15th Annual conference of PSSLD 2021 from 3rd to 5th December at Serena Hotel Islamabad. The hybrid conference was arranged keeping in view the current pandemic situation. So that people, who cannot not attend conference personally, can attend it virtually via PSSLD app and Facebook from the comfort of their home. “Hepatology in changing Times” was the theme of 2021 annual conference. The program of conference consisted of Post-graduate courses (symposiums), Workshops, Poster presentations and Oral presentations by the speakers, academics and specialists. Moreover, the cash prizes were distributed among the winners. Many national and international faculty members participated in this vibrant conference, sharing their invaluable experience and research findings with the participants. The conference huge appreciation and acknowledgment from all the collaborators, experts and the participants.

POST GRADUATE COURSES
The conference planned 10 post0graduate courses to increase awareness on different liver diseases, hepatitis and cirrhosis. With the aim to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030, many national and international speakers delivered highly valuable post graduate courses for the young doctors and professionals. Each course was moderated by a different moderator. The symposiums were actively participated by the participants from 3rd to 5th December, with all the conference halls packed with the listeners, illustrating the wide interest of the audience.

WORKSHOPS
On the 5th of December, two exclusive workshops were organized to discuss views of experts on HBV in Pregnancy and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. One workshop was conducted by Dr. Arif Amir Nawaz and his team on ‘Liver Disease and Pregnancy’. He was helped in this by Dr. Rizwana Chaudry. The second workshop was conducted by Dr. Zahid Azam and Dr. Asif Baig on ‘Hepatocellular Carcinoma’.

SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
Moreover, the cash prizes in different categories were also distributed by Dr. Zaigham Abbas during the closing ceremony. These special cash prizes were dedicated for the winners of Poster presentations and Oral presentations. Here is the list of the winners.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
First Prize of Rs 100,000/-
Dr. Zia Ur Rehman from Sheikh Zayd Hospital, Lahore.
Second Prize of Rs 50,000/
Dr. Arshad Ali Jarikho from SIUT Karachi.
Third Prize of Rs 30,000/
Dr. Afridi Sikandar from Gambat Medical College, Khairpur, Sindh

POSTER  PRESENTATIONS
First Prize of Rs 50,000/
Moeed Akram from Sheikh Zayd Hospital Lahore.
Second Prize of Rs 30,000/
Dr. Shams Uddin from Gambat Medical College, Khairpur, Sindh
Third Prize of Rs 20,000/
Qadeer Ali from Ziauddin Hospital Karachi.
Two special appreciation prizes for posters were announced by the
Judges.
Rs 5000/- Dr. Sajeel Saeed from RMU Rawalpindi.
Rs 5000/- Dr. Hanisha Khemani from JPMC Karachi.

FEEDBACK & RESPONSE FROM THE PARTICIPANTS
All the participants showed their utmost interest in the 15th Annual Conference of PSSLD 2021 and cherished the efforts of the organizing committee and the sponsors of the event. They requested the PSSLD members to conduct such valuable conferences and seminar in the future to spread awareness on the hepatitis and other chronic liver diseases.