Upcomming Events

     POA Arthroscopy Forum launches Pakistan Knee
     12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
     3:00 pm to 6:30pm
Karachi: POA Arthroscopy Forum launches Pakistan Knee Arthroscopy Registry at the 30th International Pak OrthoCon. The Chairman of POA Arthroscopy Forum, Dr. Khalid Mahmud Shah presented the PKAR at a local hotel in Karachi. Briefing the distinguished guest and the participants, Dr. Khalid Mahmud Shah said that the registry was developed in order to gauge the real world clinical practices, patient outcomes, safety and comparative effectiveness of the Arthroscopy cases conducted in Pakistan. He added that the registry will enable the observation of the course of disease along with understanding variation in the treatment and outcomes. He said that the need of existence of a national registry was very important in examining the factors influencing prognosis and quality of life

     Doctors save life of patient on-board Karachi
     12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
     3:00 pm to 6:30pm
Karachi: A joint effort of the Cardiologists returning from the CardioCon 2016 saved life of a female passenger on-board Pakistan International Airline PK-341 inbound to Karachi from Faisalabad. The patient had a cardiac pain shortly after takeoff from the Faisalabad on Sunday night. The patient, female – aged 21, felt discomfort shortly after the takeoff of Pk-341 from Faisalabad to Karachi. The captain of the flight announced if any doctor was onboard to attend to the patient. PK-341, to Karachi from Faisalabad was carrying delegates returning after attending the CardioCon 2016 in Faisalabad. Several doctors attended the patient having a cardiac event and stabilized the patient with inflight resources available until the flight could land in Karachi and proper medical care

     Pakistan Cardiac Society’s 46th annual moot kicks
     11/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
     3:00 pm to 6:30pm
FAISALABAD: A three-day “46th Annual Conference of Pakistan Cardiac Society, CARDIO CON -2016”, will kick off here on Friday (Nov25) at a local hotel. The theme of the conference is “Global Heart Health in 21st Century, Prevention to Treatments”. The moot is being held under the aegis of Pakistan Cardiac Society and in collaboration with Department of Cardiology, Punjab Medical College/ Allied Hospital and Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology. It will continue till Nov 27. The salient features of conference include a workshop on “ECG & Electrophysiology”, basic review course on interventional cardiology and Cardiac Imaging for residents of Cardiology and young Cardiologists; live interactive workshop on “Interventional Cardiology”; workshop on “Structural Heart Disease”

     Polluted environment causes corneal diseases
     1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
     9:00 am to 11:30am
By Azizullah Sharif Prominent ophthalmologist and a former president of Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan (OSP), Dr M. H. Shahzad, who had remained associated with different prestigious healthcare institutions of the country and abroad, said here that polluted and filthy environment plays a vital role in causing corneal diseases such as trachoma and conjunctivitis. Ironically, most of sanitary staff, including sweepers and kundi men, get affected with trachoma (a contagious viral disease), he deplored during an interview with the Medical News. Dr Shahzad, who has vast experience of different branches of ophthalmology, did his graduation from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, in 1970 and FRCS in 1978, besides getting Diploma in Ophthalmology in1974.

     Morocco eliminates trachoma – the Infection
     12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
     9:00 pm to 4:30pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Morocco. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge of infected people, particularly young children, it affects populations in 42 countries, and is responsible for blindness or visual impairment in around 1.9 million people. “This is an impressive public health achievement for Morocco,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “It demonstrates how strong political will, education, awareness, surveillance and most importantly community engagement, can work to defeat a debilitating disease.