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It is our pleasure to invite you once again to Third Single Topic Conference (STC) of Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Liver Diseases hosted by Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD). The Conference will be held from 5 - 8 December 2019 at Serena Hotel in Islamabad. Last two APASL STCs were held in Karachi. This time Theme is “Elimination of Viral Hepatitis” From Dream to Reality.

PSSLD is working with a clear objective to create awareness among health care workers and to sensitize them to the burden of Liver diseases and its implications in the community. For this we hold regular scientific meetings across the country.

In this meeting we have included several interactive sessions with live audience response. Scientific program has CME credits and offers fantastic updates for consultants, trainees, and primary care physicians. Faculty will include international key opinion leaders mainly from the Asia Pacific region as well as from home.

All the committees are working very hard to make it a memorable event. It would be a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded colleagues.

Looking forward to see you all.

Prof. Masood Siddiq
Chair Organizing Committee

Program Summary

It is indeed an honor that PSSLD will be holding APASL Single Topic Conference this year. We are pleased and honored to inform our esteemed colleagues and participants that a four-day conference on “Elimination of Hepatitis from Dream to Reality” will be held on Dec 5-8, 2019.

The venue will be Serena Hotel in city of Islamabad.

The meeting’s content and activities are tailored to a wide audience of Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, General practitioner, and Postgraduate students.

Highlights of the conference include Pre-conference workshops for PG students on Thursday, 05 December 2019, where they will present practical day to day recurring problems, in hepatology like ascites, variceal bleeding, ACLF, DILI, and transplant related issues. These will be discussed with a panel of experts at the end of presentations.

Friday, 06 December has been dedicated to Public Health Seminar, where stakeholders from all over the country along with international Faculty will discuss and present their work and views in relation to national and regional efforts to eliminate hepatitis. The faculty will include provincial and national program coordinators, WHO representatives, NGOs, experts from Asia Pacific countries and Hepatologists from Pakistan. They will discuss epidemiology, preventive strategies, policy issues, treatment and case detection frameworks, with data based presentations of progress and achievements to date for elimination of Hepatitis.

Saturday, 07 December will see a galaxy of international and national experts; who will present updates, original work and state of the art lectures on Hepatitis B, C, D, and E. Technical and clinical problems and their solutions will be discussed.

Sunday, 08 December will start with free paper session and then witness exciting presentations about clinical hepatology of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in morning and focused workshops in the afternoon. A renowned faculty will highlight diagnostic and therapeutic advancements in the field of cirrhosis and HCC.

Afternoon workshops on the same day will educate participants about liver disease in pregnancy and fatty liver disease. Practical HCC and HCV related issues would also be discussed on the final day before conclusion of meeting.

We urge our colleagues to participate enthusiastically and honor us with their presence. This will be an exciting and educational meet for all.

Prof. Amjad Salamat
Chair Scientific Committee

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Event Venue

Islamabad Serena Hotel

Address: Opposite Convention Centre، Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy, G-5, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000

Phone: (051) 2874000



General Information

  • The official language of the conference is English, simultaneous translation will not be provided.

  • In December temperature in Islamabad range from 2C – 24C.

  • The time zone in Pakistan is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 5 hour.

  • The Pakistan monetary system is Rupee. Foreign currency may be changed at banks during normal banking hours (09:00-16:00), or hotels, airports and in exchange offices. All major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

  • 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.

  • A personal letter of invitation can be sent to the participants on request.

  • 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.

  • Business lunches and coffee/tea during breaks (as indicated in the program) are included in the registration fee.

  • Pakistan International Airline is the national airline which operates in all major European, North American and Asian countries. Other airlines operating in Pakistan are: Emirates Airline, Gulf Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Etihad Airlines, British Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Thai Airline Malaysian Airlines, Air China and Thai United.

  • Serena Hotel Islamabad:
    Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy, G-5, Islamabad.
    Phone: (+92- 51) 2874000.

    Marriott Hotel Islamabad:
    Agha Khan Rd, F-5/1 Shalimar 5 Islamabad.
    Phone: (+92- 51) 2826121

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Wasim Jafri

  • Prof.Masood Siddiq

  • Prof.Wasim Jafri

    Prof.Saeed Hamid

    Prof.Masood Siddiq

    Prof.Zaigham Abbas

  • Prof.A.A Durrani

    Prof. Muzzafar Latif Gill

    Prof. Javaid Aslam Butt

    Prof. Tassawar Hussain

    Prof. Shoaib Shafi

    Dr. Faisal Saud Dar

    Prof. Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab

    Dr. Mashood Ali Khan

    Dr. AdilNaseer

    Dr. Arshad Abbasi

    Dr. Altaf Baqir Naqvi

    Prof. Qazi Masroor

    Prof. Wazir Sheikh

    Prof. Bashir Sheikh

  • Prof.Amjad Salamat (Chair)

    Dr.Muhammad Salih (Co-Chair)

    Dr.Najam ul Hassan Shah

    Prof.Farrukh Saeed

    Dr.Muhammad Naseer

    Dr.Sadiq Achakzai

    Dr.Lubna Kamani

    Prof.Shahab Abid

    Dr.Faisal Wasim

    Prof.Sharbat Khan

    Prof.Sadik Memon

    Dr.Amana Subhan

    Dr.Junaid Saleem

    Dr.Khalid Mahmood

    Dr.Shahid Rasool

  • Prof. Masood Siddiq,Jinnah Memorial Hospital 2- CivilLines Rawalpindi Pakistan.

    Dr.Junaid Saleem 0300-5619610,jsalallar@gmail.eom

    Dr.Shafique Ghauri 0333-2150948,

Abstract Form Submission

Single Topic Conference - 2019

Abstract should be developed according to following format and should not be of more than 250 words. Last date for Abstract Submission is October 31, 2019


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