PSSLD

Transplant Hepatology

Transplant Hepatology

Case Presentation

  • Topic: “Transplant hepatology fellowship experience and scope ( National /International ) ”
  • Primary Speaker:
    1. Dr. Asif Baig
      • Consultant gastroenterologist
      • Transplant hepatologist
      • Currently working as a specialist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Only established center in UAE doing liver transplant.
    2. Dr. Kailash Makhejani
      • He is an Associate Staff Physician in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
  • Moderator:  Dr Adil Hassan Chang
    • Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist| Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplantation Group Practice.
  • Expert Panelists: Dr. Fakhar

Transplant hepatology fellowship experience and scope ( National /international )

  • To encourage the participation of young Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists in various PSSLD activities
  • To guide the society in responding to their educational and professional needs
  • To facilitate networking within the PSSLD by connecting trainees and young faculty in the field of hepatology with peers and senior members to enable them to exchange thoughts, establish research collaborations, and participate in educational programs

Hybird Workshop | Liver diseases in pregnancy: Frequently seen; rarely understood

Hybird Workshop
Liver diseases in pregnancy:
Frequently seen; rarely understood

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the scientific basis of management of Obstetric Cholestasis.
  • Describe the underlying principles for managing a pregnant patient with acute liver failure.
  • Understand the safety profile of various medications for treating chronic hepatitis in pregnancy.
  • Interpret serology profile of pregnant patients with acute and chronic liver disease.

Highlights

  • Interactive sessions with focus on Management and Counselling
  • Highlighting practice points to improve clinical outcomes
  • Postworkshop sharing of consolidated summary of clinical management
  • Exciting prizes for quiz winners

Course Director

Dr. Ayesha Malik
Consultant Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Head, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit

Course Co-Director

Dr. Hiba Arshad
Consultant Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Register by May 30th, 2024

Registration fees
Rs. 1,000 (in-person) | Rs. 1,200 (virtual)
Venue for In-person: Teaching and Learning commons

Liver Diseases in Pregnancy:
Frequently Seen; Rarely Understood.

Program
Time Topic Presenter
09:00 - 09:15
Introduction to the workshop
Dr. Ayesha Malik
Consultant Maternal Fetal
Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
09:16 - 09:25
Global Impact of Liver Diseases during pregnancy and brief overview of Physiological changes in pregnancy
Dr. Ayesha Malik
09:26 - 10:00
Obstetric Cholestasis: Understanding evidence to improve outcomes.
Presentation (20 Minutes)
Pre and post presentation quiz (5 minutes)
Group discussion (10 minutes)
Dr. Ayesha Malik
10:01 - 10:35
Liver Failure in pregnancy: does timely management change the outcome?
Presentation (20 Minutes)
Pre and post presentation quiz (5 minutes)
Group discussion (10 minutes)
Prof. Bilal Hameed
Consultant Gastroenterologist,
University of California, USA
10:36 - 10:55
Tea Break
10:56 - 11:30
Hepatitis B and C: offering safe treatment to mitigate the risks.
Presentation (20 Minutes)
Pre and post presentation quiz (5 minutes)
Group discussion (10 minutes)
Dr. Amna Subhan
Consultant Gastroenterologist,
Associate Professor Aga Khan
University, Pakistan
11:31 - 12:05
Addressing the Dilemma: Navigating Delivery Decisions for women with Acute hepatitis.
Presentation (20 Minutes)
Pre and post presentation quiz (5 minutes)
Group discussion (10 minutes)
Prof. Mohamed Alboraie
Consultant Gastroenterologist, AlAzhar University & AFCM, Cairo, Egypt
12:06 - 12:40
Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: are we timely diagnosing it?
Presentation (20 Minutes)
Pre and post presentation quiz (5 minutes)
Group discussion (10 minutes)
Dr. Shazia Masheer
Consultant Maternal Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
12:41 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
Prof. Nasir Luck - Head of Hepatogastroenterology Department, SIUT.
Dr Atif Majeed - Consultant Gastroenterologist, Aga Khan University.
Dr Anoshia Fahad - Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi.
Dr Tazeen Munim - Secretary General SOGP.
13:01 - 13:15
Kahoot!
Dr. Ayesha Malik
13:16 - 13:25
Wrap-up + Summary of Clinical Pearls
Dr. Amna Subhan
13:26 - 14:00
Lunch

CIRRHOSIS WITH HIGH AFP LEVELS

CIRRHOSIS WITH HIGH AFP LEVELS

Aim

  • To encourage the participation of young Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists in various PSSLD activities
  • To guide the society in responding to their educational and professional needs
  • To facilitate networking within the PSSLD by connecting trainees and young faculty in the field of hepatology with peers and senior members to enable them to exchange thoughts, establish research collaborations, and participate in educational programs

Case Presentation

  • “CIRRHOSIS WITH HIGH AFP LEVELS”
  • Presenter: Dr. Fakhar Ali Qazi Arisar
  • Moderator: Dr. Farhana Kayani

3rd PSSLD Symposium Bahawalpur

3rd PSSLD Symposium Bahawalpur

Saturday, 2nd, March 2024, at QAMC, Bahawalpur
Theme: “Updates in Hepatology”

Time Topic Presenter
Session-I
HARD TO MANAGE COMPLICATIONS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS
Chairs: Amjad Salamat, Akram Ehsan, Riaz Ahmed Javed, Umair Arif, Tanveer Ahmad
Moderator: Affan Qaiser
09:00 - 09:15
Diagnosis and management of ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Osama Tariq Butt
09:16 - 09:30
Acute Upper GI Bleeding: Update on Management in Primary & Tertiary Care
Ghais un Nabi Tayyab
09:31 - 09:45
Hepatic Encephalopathy: Diagnostic Tools and Management Strategies
Masood Siddiq
09:46 - 10:00
Hepato-Renal Syndrome
M Irfan (RYK)
10:01 - 10:10
Q & A / Discussion
INAUGURATION SESSION
10:11 - 10:40
Moderator
Ali Imran
Welcome Note from Chairman Organizing Committee
Qazi Masroor Ali
Address by HOD Medicine
Mazhar Faiz Alam
Address by HOD GI & Hepatology
Shahbaz Qureshi
Address by President PSSLD
Mohammad Salih
Address by Chief Guest - Principal QAMC
Sofia Farrukh
Tea Break
Session-II
VIRAL LIVER DISEASES
Chairs: Masood Siddiq, Muhammad Akram, Munir Azhar, Azfar Farogh, Zubair Maqbool
Moderator: Javeria Aslam
11:00 - 11:15
Hepatitis C – No more threat after DAAs?
Altaf Alam
11:16 - 11:30
Hepatitis Delta – Need to find more Treatment Options?
Muhammad Kamran
11:31 - 11:45
Evaluation and Management of Hepatitis B
Saeed Hamid
11:46 - 12:00
Q & A / Discussion
Session-III
CARDIO-METABOLIC LIVER DISEASES & LIVER TRANSPLANT
Chairs: Mazhar ul Haq Attique, Altaf Alam, Muhammad Akram, Junaid Saleem, Aftab Jamil
Moderator: Abid Ali Rana
12:01 - 12:15
Obesity & its management? Large Number of Population with Low Compliance
Amjad Salamat
12:16 - 12:30
MASLD/MASH: A Silent Epidemic in Primary Care: How Do we Manage in 2024
Amna Subhan
12:31 - 12:45
Case Selection and Pre-Transplant Workup of Liver Cirrhosis
Mohammad Salih
12:46 - 13:00
Q & A / Discussion
Session-IV
PREGNANCY & SURGICAL RELATED LIVER PROBLEMS
Chairs & Panelists: Naheed Fatima, Sohail Chaudhry, Aslam Mehmood, Salma Jabeen, Tasneem Akhtar
Moderator: Saba Nadeem
13:01 - 13:15
Pregnancy related common Liver Disorders
Altaf Baqir
13:16 - 13:30
Pregnancy Associated Liver Disorder: Case Based Discussion
Amna Subhan / Muhammad Akram
13:31 - 14:00
Q & A / Discussion
14:01
VOTE OF THANKS
Qazi Masroor Ali
LUNCH

Teach Pak Program 2023 – Gallery

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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
Discussion
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
Discussion
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
Discussion
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
Discussion
30 min

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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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.