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Teach Pak Program 2023

Teach Pak Program 2023

Teach Pak Program 2023

The “Teach Pak program” is a complimentary, multi-location educational initiative that spans five weeks, commencing on October 10th. The program focuses on case-based scenarios and is scheduled to be held this year in various cities, including Karachi, Larkana, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Quetta. Please note that participation in this course is exclusively for medical doctors and final year medical students. Attendance at the designated center is obligatory.

Course Highlights

  • 5 week, multi-center, blended course structure 2023
  • Simultaneously in 10 cities across Pakistan linked via ZOOM
  • Case-based presentations on common aspects of chronic liver disease
  • Conducted by renowned national & international faculty
  • Once a week face to face contact session (i.e. every Tuesday)
  • Weekly online assignments
  • PSSLD endorsed certificates at the end of the course to successful participants
  • Course is free of charge

Course Curriculum

  • Epidemiology and prevention of HBV and HCV
  • Diagnosis and assessment in HBV and HCV
  • Treatment of HBV and HCV
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Cirrhosis and its complications

Who Should Attend

Family Physicians
General Practitioners
Postgraduate Trainees
and Medical Students

Oct 6, 2023

The last date of registration.
Date Topic Presenter Duration
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
14:30 - 17:00
Epidemiology and prevention in HBV and HCV
Introduction to the course
Dr. Muhammad Kamran
30 mins
Epidemiology of HBV and HCV
Dr Zaigham Abbas
30 mins
Prevention of HBV and HCV
Dr Bakht Biland
30 mins
HBV and HCV exposure-Guidelines for healthcare professionals
Dr Beenish Syed
30 mins
30 mins
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
14:30 - 17:00
Diagnostics and assessment in HBV and HCV
Signs and Symptoms of liver disease
Dr Junaid Saleem
30 mins
Interpretation of LFTs/ CTP score/ MELD score
Dr Altaf Baqir
30 mins
Radiological evaluation of liver disease
Dr Abdul Raouf
30 mins
Serological and Molecular tests for HBV and HCV
Dr Mian Shah Yousuf
30 mins
30 mins
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
14:30 - 16:50
Treatment of HBV and HCV
HBV-Guidelines/candidacy for treatment
Dr Shahid Rasool
30 mins
HBV-Case based scenarios
Dr Nauman Zakir (UK)
30 mins
HCV- Guidelines/candidacy for treatment
Dr Altaf Ahmed Shaikh
30 mins
HCV-Case based scenarios
Dr Faisal Wasim Ismail
30 mins
Global elimination of viral hepatitis:
Challenges and prospects
Dr Qazi Masroor
20 mins
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
14:30 - 17:00
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease / Non Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis
Epidemiology, diagnosis and new nomenclature of NAFLD/ NASH
Dr Sadik Memon
30 mins
Treatment of NAFLD/ NASH
Dr Iftikhar Ali Shah
30 mins
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Radiological diagnosis of HCC
Dr Muhammad Azeemuddin
30 mins
Screening and Treatment in HCC
Dr Muhammad Salih
30 mins
30 mins
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
14:30 - 16:30
Cirrhosis and its complications
Ascites and SBP
Dr Saleh Channa
30 min
Variceal bleeding
Dr Sherbat Khan
30 min
Malnutrition and PSE
Dr Farhana Kayani
30 min
30 min

World Hepatitis Day 2023

World Hepatitis Day 2023

World Hepatitis Day Seminar Karachi

We are elated to announce that the dedicated team at PSSLD (Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases) had the distinct honor of hosting an extraordinarily successful seminar on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day 2023. This remarkable event took place at the prestigious Pearl Continental (PC) in the vibrant city of Karachi. The central theme of this gathering revolved around the pressing and urgent topic: ‘WE CAN’T WAIT FOR A WORLD WITHOUT HEPATITIS.’

The PSSLD team extends heartfelt gratitude to all participants, speakers, sponsors, and supporters who made this seminar a triumph. The seminar brought together a diverse and passionate group of individuals, including medical experts, public health advocates, and concerned citizens, all united by a common goal – to make a resounding impact in the fight against hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day Rawalpindi

PSSLD is absolutely delighted to have orchestrated a highly successful Free Medical Camp at the prestigious Press Club Rawalpindi, in honor of World Hepatitis Day. This momentous occasion was graced by the esteemed presence of Masood Siddiq, Amjad Salamat, and Dr. Junaid Saleem, uniting us in our collective endeavor to combat the scourges of Hepatitis B and C.

The event featured engaging and informative Question & Answer sessions with journalists, which extended for a substantial 45 minutes. These discussions illuminated the paramount significance of early detection and prevention in the fight against hepatitis. Furthermore, our cause was greatly amplified as television and newspaper journalists conducted individual interviews, effectively spreading our mission of awareness to broader audiences near and far.

World Hepatitis Day Faisalabad

Promoting knowledge and nurturing intellectual growth regarding Hepatitis was at the heart of a triumphant awareness seminar organized by PSSLD in the vibrant city of Faisalabad. In a commendable collaborative effort, the PSSLD team and UMDC Faisalabad came together, uniting their strengths to present two days of free hepatitis screening camps to our community.


The first camp was specially dedicated to our promising future leaders, the students, while the second camp catered to our cherished community members. In unison, these efforts are propelling us towards a future where Hepatitis no longer casts its shadow, bringing us closer to a world free from its grasp.

World Hepatitis Day Mardan

We are absolutely delighted to announce the resounding success of our Free Hepatitis Medical Camps in Mardan. Our collective efforts are making a strong statement against Hepatitis while advocating for improved health for everyone

World Hepatitis Day 2023

World Hepatitis Day 2023

On World Hepatitis Day 2023, PSSLD (Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases) is taking a proactive step towards raising awareness and promoting scientific advancements in the field of liver health. To mark this significant day, PSSLD has organized a prestigious scientific program at the renowned Movenpick Hotel in Karachi. The event will gather leading experts, medical professionals, and researchers from around the world to share their knowledge, experiences, and cutting-edge research on hepatitis and liver diseases. The program aims to highlight the importance of early detection, prevention, and effective management of hepatitis infections. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, PSSLD seeks to strengthen the fight against hepatitis and improve liver health outcomes in Pakistan and beyond. Through this initiative, PSSLD aims to inspire and mobilize the healthcare community and the public to take collective action in combating hepatitis and reducing its burden on society.
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16th Annual Meeting of PSSLD 2022

16th Annual Meeting of PSSLD 2022

The theme of PSLD 2022 Conference was “Emerging Trends in Hepatology: Challenges and Opportunities”

Karachi: The Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) orchestrated its 16th Annual Meeting in the Movenpick Hotel, Karachi, starting from December 2nd to December 4th, 2022. For this annual meeting, “Emerging Trends in Hepatology: Challenges and Opportunities” was selected as the theme. To attend this meeting international and local remarkable stars gathered in Karachi. The three-day conference was organized in a hybrid model, linking all the web-based and on-site physical symposiums.

However, it was still made possible by the organizers to air and share the conference through Zoom and Facebook. All of this was possible with the help of PSSLD App with a special portion for the conference. The feasible weather and climatic conditions also helped in the success of the conference. Gladly the restrictions which were imposed and followed because of the immense spread of Covid-19 were lenient as well, and the national and international researchers were freely able to come together under one roof and share their perspectives and somehow explore the region too.

The basic aim was to bring the leading international and national researchers and experts who are actively working as hepatologists. The international scholars tried to relate their research work to the current health stance of Pakistan. National researchers also actively participated in presenting their publications and research work, although it can be noticed that the young individuals were given the preference too.

A three-day conference was held to highlight the opportunities available as well as the challenges faced by the researchers, hepatologists, and doctors. While also discussing the upcoming and newly adopted medical trends and how they can be helpful in Pakistan while tackling the upgraded forms of liver diseases.

Day 1

DECEMBER 2nd, 2022

The conference embarked on with the symposiums highlighting the regional achievements in coping with the hepatitis disease, and how the epitome of new consulting and research methods were applied to manage and tackle the common liver problems. During the first symposium of the day the speakers put forward and talked about “Endo-Hepatology: A New Paradigm”. While commencing the symposium Amjad Salamat chose to talk about “EUS-guided diagnostic hepatic procedures”, followed by an Egyptian researcher who enlighten the listeners with “EUS guided Hemostasis. Later Mostafa Arain and Ghias Un Nabi Tayyab discussed and analyzed the “Endoscopic management of biliary complications” and “EUS guided biliary decompression: A local experience” respectively. 

The second symposium emphasized “managing common liver issues”. All national participants of this symposium put forth ideas on how to tackle the uncomplicated cases of NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and hepatitis B, C, and D. While the first PSSLD studio symposium further continue to explicate the ongoing and expected progress in its attempt to fight against and eliminate hepatitis C, this symposium was presented by Human Qureshi, Zaigham Abbas from Pakistan and Homie Razavi from America.   

Moving on to the next symposium after the lunch break, the professor speakers focused on the critical and researchable medical cases they had tackled during their professional experience. The speakers of this symposium included Necati Omreci from Turkey, Mohammad Alborate from India, along with four other national doctors and surgeons. The last symposium of day one was regarding the “HBV elimination in Pakistan”, in this symposium Homie Razavi, Robert Gish, Bilal Hameed from America and Amna Subhan, and Saeed Hamid joined from Pakistan. 

Inaugural Ceremony

Before day one ended, an inaugural ceremony was held which started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and the National Anthem accompanied by the welcoming and thanking speeches by the pioneers of the event along with a speech explaining the theme of the conference. Firstly, Patron Wasim Jafri briefly thanked and welcomed the audience later he even congratulated the organizers who made it happen. After him the dice was soon taken over by the President of PSSLD Prof Amjad Salamat expressed his gratitude and honor to host a remarkable event in Karachi which had resulted in gathering renowned national and international gems in the field of Hepatology. Dr. Amna Subhan butt, chair organizing committee, and one of the young members of the team showed utter excitement to organize a platform that helps generate information related to the study of liver diseases while not being restricted to taking the strict SOP of covid-19. Dr. Zaigham Abbas Chair Scientific Committee addressed the audience highlighting the key points to look for while attending the conference. After their addressing a short lecture was organized by Wasim Jafri highlighting the theme before the chief guest join in. followed by an awards ceremony to appreciate all the hard work placed in by the participants. Day one of the annual meeting ended after a vote of thanks to the vice president of PSSLD and a dinner that was served then and there.

Day 2

DECEMBER 3rd, 2022

Day two of the conference commenced with the research paper presentations and e-paper presentations by an ample number of participants. The sixth symposium of the three-day conference was abiding by to follow the sub-topic of “emerging concepts in hepatitis B and D”. This symposium was carried away by Cihan Yurdaydin from Turkey, Norah Terrault and Robert Gish from America, and Altaf Alam from Pakistan. The speakers mostly focused on the discussion, implying the managed and improved methods to cure hepatitis B.  Moving on to the next symposium after a tea break Nancy S Reau, Bilal Hameed and Rajender Reddy joined in from America while Ammara Naveed represented Pakistan. This symposium took “Hepatitis C” into account to further explain its treatment, the expected and unexpected consequences of it, and the difficulties faced by the patients and the doctors while treating HCV.

After the lunch break a PSSLD steering committee meeting was held, however later on the conference symposiums proceeded. The eighth symposium included the point of view of “Portal Hypertension and Vascular Diseases” in the discussion. The individuals who discussed this side of the research were Anil Aroro from India, Ibrahim Mostafa from Egypt, Rajender Reddy from America, and Nasir Luck from Pakistan. While nearing the end of day two, the ninth symposium raised the chaotic issue of “Complications in managing Cirrhosis”. These symposiums provided an opportunity for Necati Ormeci from Turkey who explained “stages of cirrhosis and how to prevent decompensation”, Nadeem Tehami from the United Kingdom, Qin Ning from China, Anjum Gardezi from the United Kingdom and Ashfaq Ahmed from Pakistan, to share their research and knowledge regarding the topic. The speaker for the second PSSLD studio of the annual meeting was Yogesh Chawla who enlighten the listeners with the research on “Emerging trends in the management of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF). The last hour of the day was dedicated to a PSSLD quiz competition.

Day 3

DECEMBER 4th, 2022

Following the pattern of the symposium, Day three of the conference also started with research paper presentations by an ample number of participants. The eleventh symposium focused on “NAFLD” (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). In this session, the audience was joined by Ajay Duseja from India, Arun Sanyal, and Zobair Younossi from the United States of America. They talked about the process by which the disease flourishes and how possibly it might be treated. The next symposium focused on “post-transplant management”. This session was carried on by Abdul Wahab Dogar, Osama Tariq from Pakistan, Khalid Mumtaz, and Syed Shareef from the United States of America. The outcome of LDLT and the effect of treatment were discussed by this panel. The third PSSLD studio session talked about the “multidisciplinary team approach in the management of HCC”, elaborating on the discourse of early detection of HCC, current perspectives, and “the new algorithm for systemic and immunotherapy.

The thirteenth and last symposium was about “potpourri”.  Muhammad Akram, Farhana Kayani, and Shahab Abid, remain the leading speakers to discuss and update on autoimmune hepatitis and the updates of PBC and PSC.  Mudassri Laeeq concluded the day with an elaborate discussion on pain management in chronic liver diseases. The closing ceremony took place after the Q/A session and the awards and certificates were distributed between the respected participants before lunch.

Award Winners

Best Oral Presentation Award winners

1st Prize
PKR 75,000
Sana M. Hussain

2nd Prize
PKR 50,000
Mahrukh Ali

3rd Prize
PKR 50,000
Saman Shahid

Best E. Poster Award Winners

1st Prize

PKR 75,000
Imran Ali Syed

PKR 75,000
Sulhera Khan

2nd Prize

PKR 50,000
Badar Hina Afnan

PKR 50,000
Imdad Ali, Danish Kumar

3rd Prize

PKR 50,000
Falak Naz

PKR 50,000
Hina Hafiz

Hepatology Champions
1st Prize
Team DUHS (Dow University of health sciences) Karachi
Shazia Siddiqi
Ammara Majeed
2nd Prize
Team HMS (Hayatabad Medical Complex) Peshawar
Muhammad Qasim
Fazal Wahab
3rd Prize
Team Shifa International Hospital Islamabad
Talia Azad
Khalid Zeb
Best Case Report Award Winners
Talha Azad
Shifa International Hospital Islamabad
Yumna, Taha
Ibrahim Saeed
Deeraj Kumar


Patron: Wasim Jafri
Advisory Committee: Masood Siddiq, Saeed Sadiq Hamid, Amjad Salamat
Chair Scientific Committee: Zaigham Abbas
Chair Organizing Committee: Amna Subhan Butt
Organizing Committee

Tassawar Hussain, Altaf Baqir Naqvi, Sharbat Khan, Fakhar Ali Qazi Arisar, Shahid Rasool, Adil Naseer Khan, Shamail Zafar, Junaid Saleem, Qazi Masroor Ali, Bakht Biland, Saleh M. Channa, Faisal Waseem Ismail, Abdul Basit Siddiqui, Mian Shah Yousaf, M. Atif Majeed, Faisal Aslam, Manzoor Husain, Masood Karim, Zahid Azam

Scientific Committee Sadik Memon, Mohammad Salih, Mohammad Kamran, Farhana Kayani

Price-winning papers

World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day is one of the global health campaigns earmarked by World Health Organization to be observed on July 28 every year. It aims to increase the global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitidies (Plural; of Hepatitis) are a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. They affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing short term acute (A and E) and long term chronic (B,C and D) diseases, and killing close to 1.34 million people every year. In some countries Hepatitis B & C are the commonest causes of cirrhosis and can also cause liver cancer (HCC). About 15 million people in Pakistan live with hepatitis B or C, with the overwhelming majority unaware of their disease and lack the knowledge about how the viral infection can be prevented and treated. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Pakistan is around 2.5%, while that of hepatitis C is 5%. But the prevalence is much higher than average in some districts of upper Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan. About 300 people die in Pakistan every day due to complications caused by hepatitis, a much higher fatality rate than the current Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan. PSSLD makes every effort to highlight this day in Pakistan by holding seminars and conferences all over Pakistan on this day and requesting dignitaries and health policy makers to attend and chair these sessions.
PSSLD is actively pursuing its goals of a Hepatitis free Pakistan, and for that purpose has repeated collaborated with international and national societies to hold conferences and seminars aimed at educating both the public at large and the doctor community specifically, and to bring in foreign experts and expertise to Pakistan to train our doctors. This year too a series of seminars were held all over Pakistan, either directly by PSSLD or in collaboration with it, to increase the awareness of hepatitis in general public.

World Hepatitis Day 2022 – Press Club of Rawalpindi

Date: July 28, 2022
Location: Rawalpindi

PSSLD on its unrelending efforts to make Pakistan hepatitis free society and in observance of the World Hepatitis Day – the 28th of July is continuing to hold conferences, meetings and seminars. To commemorate this World Hepatitis Day and to increase the awareness of the public about hepatitis PSSLD members went to the Press Club of Rawalpindi today on the 27th of July and talked to the members of the Press Club and the journalist present there. Members of the PSSLD told the journalist about the prevalence of hepatitis in Pakistan and how serious the condition was. They also informed the journalist that Pakistan had the highest burden of hepatitis C in the world, and about 5 to 7.5% population is infected. Another 2.5% population suffers from Hepatitis B. That makes the total of about 9 to 10% of the population which is infected by hepatitis or about one in every 10 to 11 people. Both hepatitis B and C are spread by contaminated syringes and needles. The reuse of used syringes happens when used syringes are repacked and sold cheap. The use of injections is one of the common causes but also important in the transmission of both B and C are the reuse of razors by Barbers, tattooing of the skin, piercings of the nose and the ears. Hepatitis A and E on the other hand cause a self limiting illness of 4 to 8 weeks. They are spread by contaminated water. To ensure the purity the water it should be boiled. These short talks by Prof Amjad Salamat – President PSSLD, Prof Masood Siddiq – former President PSSLD, Dr Mohammad Salih – Vice President PSSLD, and Dr Junaid Saleem – Media Secy PSSLD were followed by a Q and A session. Meanwhile a free camp had been arranged in collaboration with pharma industry to screen the hepatitis status of the journalists present. All were screened.