World Hepatitis Day 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

  • Hepatits B
  • Hepatits C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Safe Blood Transfusion
  • Needle and Injection Safety
  • Vaccination
  • Hepatitis Delta

VENUE

PC Hotel Click Here

RSVP

Dr. M. S. Ghauri
Cell: 0333-2150948
Email: drghauri@pssld.org.pk

PROGRAM

“World Hepatitis Day 2018” Saturday 28, July 2018 at 3pm
PC Hotel , Lahore

Sr. No Topic Speaker
1 Hepatitis C Prof. Saeed Hamid
Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi
2 Hepatitis B Prof. Zaigham Abbas
Ziauddin Medical University Karachi
3 Liver Cancer Prof. Zahid Azam
Dow University of Health Sciences
4 Safe Blood Transfusion Dr. Lubna Kamani
Liaquat National Hospital Karachi
5 Needle & Injection Safety Prof. Jamil Ahmed
Baqai Medical University Karachi
6 Vaccination Prof. Sadik Memon
AIMS & Isra University Hyderabad
7 Intravenous Drugs Users Prof. S. M. Munir
United Medical & Dental College
8 Screening Prof. Qayoom Memon
Peoples Medical College/Hospital, Shaheed Benazeerabad
9 Topic Hepatitis A & E Dr. Bashir Shaikh
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazeer Bhutto Medical University Larkana
10 Hepatitis Delta Dr. SalehChanna
Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College/Hospital, Sukkur
11 Liver Transplant Dr. Nasir Hussain Luck
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
12 Concluding Remarks Prof. Wasim Jafri
Chief Guest and Chair of Seminar

Press Release

Activities


  • World hepatitis day is observed all over the globe on 28th July every year, aims to raise Global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.In contribution to this day Pakistan society of Gastroenterology , Pakistan society for the study of Liver disease, Digestive Disease Foundation and Post Graduate Medical Institute/Lahore General Hospital jointly organised a seminar on 28th July 2018 at PC hotel, Lahore.Chief Guest Prof.Dr.Brig.Masood Siddiq gave introductory remarks.Renowned GI personals Prof.Nusrat Ullah ch, Prof.Anwar A khan, Prof Altaf Alam, Prof.Ghias Un Nabi Tayyab, Prof Arif Nadeem and Prof. Shumail Zafar explained the epidemology of Hepatitis in Pakistan and introduce audiance comprising of more than 500 health care professionals including doctors, nurses and paramedics about the new guidelines of Hepatits B and C regarding diagnosis, management plans and related complications. Punjab health department personals elaborated the hepatitis control initiatives by Primary & Secondary health department and Specialised healthcare and medical education department. In the end Dr Israr ul Haque Toor extended vote of thanks to worthy faculty and participants.

World Hepatitis Day 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

  • Hepatits B
  • Hepatits C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Safe Blood Transfusion
  • Needle and Injection Safety
  • Vaccination
  • Hepatitis Delta

VENUE

Movenpick Hotel, Karachi Click Here

RSVP

Dr. M. S. Ghauri
Cell: 0333-2150948
Email: drghauri@pssld.org.pk

PROGRAM

“World Hepatitis Day 2018” Friday 27, July 2018 at 3pm
Movenpick Hotel, Karachi
Registration – 3:00pm
Program – 3:30pm
Hi-Tea – 5:30pm

Sr. No Topic Speaker
1 Hepatitis C Prof. Saeed Hamid
Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi
2 Hepatitis B Prof. Zaigham Abbas
Ziauddin Medical University Karachi
3 Liver Cancer Prof. Zahid Azam
Dow University of Health Sciences
4 Safe Blood Transfusion Dr. Lubna Kamani
Liaquat National Hospital Karachi
5 Needle & Injection Safety Prof. Jamil Ahmed
Baqai Medical University Karachi
6 Vaccination Prof. Sadik Memon
AIMS & Isra University Hyderabad
7 Intravenous Drugs Users Prof. S. M. Munir
United Medical & Dental College
8 Screening Prof. Qayoom Memon
Peoples Medical College/Hospital, Shaheed Benazeerabad
9 Topic Hepatitis A & E Dr. Bashir Shaikh
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazeer Bhutto Medical University Larkana
10 Hepatitis Delta Dr. SalehChanna
Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College/Hospital, Sukkur
11 Liver Transplant Dr. Nasir Hussain Luck
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
12 Concluding Remarks Prof. Wasim Jafri
Chief Guest and Chair of Seminar

Press Release

Activities


Hepatitis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes this and has declared 28th July as the World Hepatitis Day. Pakistan Society for Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) has been holding seminars and public awareness programs to make the general population aware of the problem for the past 9 years now. A seminar was held in a local Hotel in collaboration with the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP).

Speaking on the occasion, President PSSLD Prof Brig Masood Siddiq introduced to the audience the importance of the day and the significance the WHO places on the planning to eliminate hepatitis from the world. He also talked about the efforts PSSLD had put in to meet the goals set by WHO in Pakistan. He stressed that wide-ranging efforts were urgently needed to prevent millions of new infections and increasing deaths because of it. Specifically he mentioned the wide ranging use of often unjudicious injections and drips, which are amongt eh major reasons for spread of the disease in Pakistan. On the average a Pakistani gets 13 injections per year, which is the highest on the world.

Brig Farrukh Saeed then talked about the incidence of hepatitis in Pakistan and informed the audience that the disease burden in Pakistan was only second to Egypt in the world and that there were about 15 million people suffering from Hepatitis B and C in Pakistan and the prevalence of hepatitis C in the country was around 5 per cent and that of hepatitis B was nearly 2.5 percent of the general population. The usual mode of transmission of hepatitis B and C in Pakistanis is high rate of getting treatment by injections and intravenous therapy procedures, although shaving by unsterilized instruments by barbers and piercings of nose and ears and tattooing also contribute to the problem.

Prof Asghar Aurangzeb Durrani next got on the podium and deliberated on the common features of hepatitis and how it presents; stressing the fact that many an infection may be so mild that it may go unnoticed at all. The most common features of acute hepatitis are nausea, vomiting, pain in abdomen and yellow eye discolouration, with a high coloured urine and loss of appetite.

Dr Junaid Saleem next spoke about the complications of hepatitis. Hepatitis A and E are spread by oral facial route while B, C and delta (D) are spread by blood. The public was informed that the disease may be so mild that it may progress to end stage without the patient ever feeling sick, and then it may suddenly present with life threatening complications for the first time in life. It may cause disease elsewhere too like in kidneys, blood, lungs and brain.

Dr Mohammad Salih talked about the tests needed to diagnose and treat the illness, and when and how should they be ordered by the family physicians. He talked about the relative importance of the tests and their significance.

Prof Muzaffar Latif Gill then ascended the podium and gave an overview of the latest treatment options available in the country, simplifying the treatment options for the family physicians, and laid down an algorithm following which correct drugs can be chosen for the patients. Unfortunately the type of hepatitis present in Pakistan is difficult to treat and can relapse often if not treated with care and diligence.

Prof Brig Amjad Salamat was also present as an expert panelist during the talks. In the end the meeting was summed up by Prof Maj Gen Tassawar Hussian,.stressing upon the doctor community to judiciously use injections and intravenous infusions.

Dr Manzoor Ahmed, President PAFP along with all the office bearers of PAFP then lead a short walk outside the hotel for promoting health.

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PSSLD Participates in the Annual Meeting of SAASL

Sixth annual meeting of the South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver (SAASL) and fist International Conference of the Nepalese Association for the Study of the Liver (NASL) was held in Kathmandu at Hotel Annapurna, on July 13-14 2018. The theme of the conference was “Alcoholic liver disease”. It was a great academic feast and eminent speakers from South Asian region and abroad attended the meeting. PSSLD actively participated in the meeting. The scientific program focused on latest developments in alcoholic liver diseases, hepatitis B, C, hepatocellular carcinoma etc. State of Art lectures were delivered by eminent international speakers. This scientific meeting broadened the clinical knowledge in liver diseases. Highlights of the meeting were presidential lecture by Dr. Saeed Hamid, the President of SAASL and State of the Art Lecture by Dr. Wasim Jafri. In the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Wasim Jafri was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award of SAASL. This award was conferred by the Honorable Prime Minister of the Nepal, His Excellency. Khadga Prasad Oli. List of the Names of the Faculty from Pakistan and titles of their presentation is given:

HIGHLIGHTS OF EVENT

  • The State of Liver Disease in South Asia: What are we doing about it?
  • Eradication of HCV: Myth or Reality
  • DAA and common drug interactions.
  • NAFLD related Cirrhosis in Diabetic- Therapeutic options
  • Monitoring surrogates of HBV: DNA/ mRNA/ qHBsAg
  • Exercise and Dietary intervention in NAFLD: How to be precise?
  • Decompensated HCV Cirrhosis: Have DAAs Improved Transplant Free Survival?

VENUE

Kathmandu at Hotel Annapurna Click Here

Target Audience

Sixth annual meeting of the South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver (SAASL) and fist International Conference of the Nepalese Association for the Study of the Liver (NASL)

Topics For Abstracts

  1. The State of Liver Disease in South Asia: What are we doing about it?.
  2. Eradication of HCV: Myth or Reality
  3. DAA and common drug interactions
  4. NAFLD related Cirrhosis in Diabetic- Therapeutic options

CME Accreditations

The scientific program focused on latest developments in alcoholic liver diseases, hepatitis B, C, hepatocellular carcinoma etc 

Topic Presenter
Presidential Lecture: The State of Liver Disease in South Asia: What are we doing about it? Dr. Saeed Hamid, President SAASL
State of the Art Lecture: Eradication of HCV: Myth or Reality Dr. Wasim Jafri, Patron PSSLD
DAA and common drug interactions. Dr. Masood Siddiq, President PSSLD
NAFLD related Cirrhosis in Diabetic- Therapeutic options Dr. Zaigham Abbas, Vice President PSSLD
Monitoring surrogates of HBV: DNA/ mRNA/ qHBsAg Dr. Lubna Kamani
Exercise and Dietary intervention in NAFLD: How to be precise? Dr. Om Parkash
Decompensated HCV Cirrhosis: Have DAAs Improved Transplant Free Survival? Dr. Amna Subhan

Lift The Burden of Hepatitis B and C

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

  • Welcome
  • Is Micro-Elimination is Relevant Considering Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and C In Pakistan
  • Role of Community Base Screening and Treatment in Elimination of HCV Infection
  • Can We Cure Hepatitis B?
  • Discussion

VENUE

Grand Ballroom, PC Hotel Karachi Click Here

Speaker

Prof. Zaigham Abbas
Head. Department of Gastroenterology
Ziauddin University, Karachi

Prof. Saeed Hamid
Chair. Department of Medicines
Agha Khan University, Karachi

Prof. Wasim Jafri
Chair And Associate Dean(DCPE)
Agha Khan University, Karachi

Moderator

Dr. Faisal Wasim Ismail
Agha Khan University
Karachi

Chair Persons

Prof. Shahab Abid
Agha Khan University
Karachi

Prof. Zahid Azam
Dow University of Health Sciences
Karachi

Prof. Nasir Luck
Sindh Institute of Urology And Transplantation
Karachi

PROGRAM

“Lift of Burden of Hepatitis B and C” Tuesday 29th May 2018
Grand Ballroom, PC Hotel, Karachi

Time Topic Presenter
5:30pm-9:20pm Registration
5:45pm-5.50pm Recites of Holy Quran
5.50pm-6:00pm Welcome Prof. Zaigham Abbas
6pm-6:20am Is Micro-Elimination is Relevant Considering Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and C In Pakistan Prof. Zaigham Abbas
6:20pm-6:40pm Role of Community Base Screening and Treatment in Elimination of HCV Infection Prof. Saeed Hamid
6:40pm-7:00pm Can We Cure Hepatitis B? Prof. Waseem Jafri
7:00pm-7:15pm Discussion
7:15pm-7:45pm Iftar and Prayers

Hepatology Present & Future

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

  • Hepatitis B and D: Current treatment,indicationsandEmerging therapies
  • Managing Hepatitis B in Pregnancy, Children and Chronic Renal Failure
  • Nash: Etiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features and diagnosis
  • Long term Management of Liver transplant patients
  • Challenges in treating Cirrhoticin everyday clinical practice
  • Managing Chronic Hepatitis C in Children
  • Managing CHC in 2018

VENUE

Nishtar Medical University, Multan Click Here

RSVP

Dr. Waseem Sarwar Malghani
Phone: 0300-4120113
Email: sgahm13@yahoo.com

PROGRAM

“Hepatology 2018: Present and Future” Saturday March 31, 2018
Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan

Topic Presenter Time
Scientific Session 1 Hepatitis B & D 9:00am to 9:50 am
Chairs Moderator
Recitation From Holy Quran (5 min)
Hepatitis B and D: Current treatment,indicationsandEmerging therapies Dr. Saeed Sadiq Hamid 20 min
Managing Hepatitis B in Pregnancy, Children and Chronic Renal Failure Dr. Zaigham Abbas 20 min
Q & A Session 10 min
Scientific Session 2 Fatty Liver Should I be worried 09:50am to 10:40 am
Chairs Moderators
Nash: Etiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features and diagnosis Dr.A. A. Durani 20 min
Nash: Treatment, what’s on the Horizon? Dr.Muzaffar Lateef Gill 20 min
Q & A Session 10 min
Tea Break 10:40 am to 11:00 am
Scientific Session 3 Liver Transplant and HCC 11:00amto 12:10pm
Chairs Moderators
How to workup a Liver Transplant patient: when to refer a patient for Liver transplant? Dr. Farukhs Saeed 20 min
Long term Management of Liver transplant patients Dr. Muhammad Saleh 20 min
HCC: Exploring treatment options: when to give up? Dr. Najamul Hassan Shah 20 min
Q & A Session 10 min
Inauguration Ceremony 12:10 pm to 12:40pm
Chairs
Recitation From Holy Quran 5 min
Welcome Addressfrom Chair Organizing Committee Dr. Waseem Sarwar Malghani 5 min
Addressby President SGAHM Prof. M. Inayatullah 5 min
Address by President PSSLD Dr. Masood Siddiq 5 min
Speech by Chief Guest Dr. Zafar H. Tanveer VC NMU 5 min
Lunch, prayer break, visit to Pharmaceutical stalls12:40 pm-01:50pm
Scientific Session 4 Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension 01:50pm to 03:20pm
Chairs Moderators
Speech by Guest of HonorProf. Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyub Government’s initiative in achieving Hepatitis elimination: Current Scenario in Punjab 20 min
Challenges in treating Cirrhoticin everyday clinical practice Dr. Amjad Salamat 20 min
Effect of Portal Hypertension on GI Tract:Is Colopathy there? Dr. Athar Saeed 20 min
Hepatic Diseases in Pregnancy Dr. Altaf Baqir Naqvi 20 min
Q & A Session 10 min
Scientific Session 5 Hepatitis C Challenges: Is viral elimination a reality? 3:20pm to 5:30pm
Chairs Moderators
Managing Chronic Hepatitis C in Children Dr. Huma Arshad Cheema 20 min
Managing CHC in 2018 Dr.Wasim Jafri 20 min
Decompensated Liver disease & DAA’S: do we need to treat everyone? Dr.Altaf Alam 20 min
Post-SVR challenges in the era of DAAs –Is long term follow up necessary? Dr.Kashif Malik 20 min
Elimination of HCV from Pakistan by 2030: Is it possible? Dr. Masood Siddiq 20 min
Q & A Session 10 min
Vote of thanks and Visit to Pharmaceuticals stalls

First Annual Hepatology Conference

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

  • Evaluation of a patient with abnormal LFT
  • Updates on management of chronic Hep.B
  • Refractory ascites and hepatorenal syndrome. What makes the difference?
  • Management of upper GI bleeding
  • Management of upper GI bleeding
  • Management of chronic hep C in 2018
  • Liver disease in pregnancy

VENUE

Auditorium QAMC , Bahawalpur Click Here

Patron
Prof. Dr Javed Iqbal

Chairman
Prof. Dr Qazi Mansoor Ali

Sectretary
Dr. ALi Imran

Members
Prof. Mazhar Faiz Alam
Prof. Dr. Mahmood Fayyaz
Prof. Dr. Muneer Azhar
Dr. Saima Mazhar
Dr. Shahbaz Qureshi
Dr. Arsalan Akram Raja
Dr. Makhdoom Qasim

PROGRAM

“First Hepatitis Conference” 30th March 2018
Auditorium QAMC , Bahawalpur

Time Topic Presenter
9am-9:20am Evaluation of a patient with abnormal LFT Dr. Shahbaz Qureshi, Bahawalpur
9.20 am-9.40am Updates on management of chronic Hep.B Dr. Saeed Hameed
9.40am-10am Is HDV common in Pakistan? Dr. Zaigham Abbas
10am-10.20am Refractory ascites and hepatorenal syndrome. What makes the difference? Dr. Amjad Salamat
10.40am-11.10am INAUGURAL SESSION
11.10am-11.30am Elimination of Hepatitis C in Pakistan by 2030. Is it possible? Dr. Masood Siddique
11.30am-11.50am Management of chronic hep C in 2018 Dr. Waseem Jafri
11.50am-12.10pm NASH/NAFLD Is it the real threat? Dr. A.A Durani
12.10pm-12.30pm Screening of HCC and its management Dr. Abdul Wahab Dogar
12.30pm-12.50pm When to refer a patient for liver transplant? Dr. Mohammed Saleh
12.50pm-2pm Lunch and Jummah prayer
2pm-3.30pm Liver disease in pregnancy Whole faculty
3.30-4pm Tea

Problem Based Studies on Liver Disease

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOPICS

    • Evaluation and Managment of refractory ascites
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma without cirrhosis
  • Derangs LFts after liver transplant
  • Autoimmune liver disease :Overlap and outliers
  • Alcohlic hepatitis with jaundice and high INR
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome in a patient with abdominal pain and ascites
  • Relapse after the available DAA theraphy in pakistan

VENUE

Move n pick , KarachiClick Here

RSVP

DR Waseem Sarwar Malghani
Phone: 
0300-4120113
Email: sgahm13@yahoo.com

PROGRAM

“Problem based Studies of Liver Diseases” (PBSLD)
Febuary 03, 2018 Movenpick Hotel Karachi
9:45 – Tilawat
9:50- Introduction by Zaigham Abbas (Vice President PSSLD)

Time Topic Presenter
Chairs: S. M.Munir, Khalid Mahmood,Nasir Luck Moderator: Farina
10:00-10:20 Evaluation and Managment of refractory ascites Lubna Kamani
10:00-10:40 Hepatocellular carcinoma without cirrhosis Amna Subhan
10:40-11:00 Derangs LFts after liver transplant Zahid Azam
11:00-11:20 Autoimmune liver disease :Overlap and outliers Shahid Rasool
11:20-11:40 Alcohlic hepatitis with jaundice and high INR Sadik Memon
11:40-12:00 Tea Break
Chairs: Wazir Shaikh, Bikha Ram, SalehChanna Moderator:Farhana
12:00-12:20 Liver Dialysis for liver failue Mujahid Hussain
12:20-12:40 Budd Chiari Syndrome in a patient with abdominal pain and ascites Asghar Durrani
12:40-1:00 NAFLD leading to cirrhosis Muzaffir Gill
1:00-1:20 Management of HBV: from one phase to other Zaigam Abbas
1:20-1:40 Hepatitis D managment: new option Saeed Hamid
1:40-2:00 Relapse after the available DAA theraphy in pakistan Wasim Jafri
2:00 Remarks by the President PSSLD Masood Siddiq
2:05 Lunch

11th Annual Meeting

HIGHLIGHTS OF EVENT

  • Workshops
  • State of the Art Lectures
  • Scientific Symposia
  • Poster Presentation & Awards
  • Free Papers
  • Industry Exhibition
  • Social Program

VENUE

We prefer you Serena Hotel for stay, For more information Click Here

Target Audience
The conference is designed for Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, General Physcians, Family Physcians, Trainees & Young Doctors, Surgeons, Pathologists & Radiologists.

Topics For Abstracts
iral Hepatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis & Overlap Syndrome, NASH/ NAFLD, Metabolic Liver disease, HCC, Liver Transplant and Infections.

CME Accreditations
This activity is accredited with The Aga Khan University Department of Continuing Professional Education and the American Association of Continuing Medical Education.