A scientific symposium on “Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): An Update” was organized by the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Madinah Teaching Hospital and UMDC Hepatitis Awareness Society in collaboration with Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) in The University of Faisalabad on April 28, 2018.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Pro Rector TUF Health Sciences Campus was the Chief Guest.
Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education, UMDC welcomed the guest speakers and threw light on the objectives and importance of the event.
Guest Speakers, Dr Muhammad Fiaz, Interventional Radiologist, HoD, Radiology, Al-Razi Hospital, Superior University, Lahore delivered lecture on ‘Management of HCC: Role of Interventional Radiologist’ while Dr Mohammad Saleh, Director Hepatology and Liver Transplant, Quaid-E- Azam International Hospital, Islamabad delivered comprehensive talk on ‘Hepatic Resection and Transplantation for HCC ‘. Earlier, Dr Shahid Rasool, HoD and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, MTH in his lecture briefed about ‘Prevalence, Surveillance and Medical Management of HCC.
A seminar on World Malaria Day was organized by the department of Community Medicine, UMDC on April 25, 2018. Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences Campus) Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed focused on the concept of Advocacy in prevention and control of Malaria. Guest of Honor Dr Asif Shahzad District Health Officer Faisalabad talked about the different strategies used to prevent and diagnose malaria in Faisalabad district. He added that P vivax was main specie of malarial parasite prevalent in Pakistan and frequency of P falciparum was far less than P vivax. Prof Dr Zahid Masood talked about the preventive tools including Vector control and community participation. He further added that vaccine against malaria was available only for two Sub Saharan African countries where frequency and mortality of malaria was exponentially high. Drug resistance was a big challenge in managing cases of malaria, Dr Masood said. Referring to a study he added that malaria was more prevalent in interior Sindh, KPK and Baluchistan especially along borders of Iran and Afghanistan. In Punjab due to better vector control measures and political will disease was predominantly observed in only three districts. Prof Arif Hussian, Dr Uzma Sagheer and Ms Aqsa Azeem also spoke on the occasion. Large number of faculty members and students participated in the seminar to mark the world malaria day. After the seminar Prof Dr Zahid Masood and Dr Asif Shahzad went live on educational radio channel of the University FM 96.6 and spoke with reference to malaria day.
To enhance theater skills and stage presentation, Dramatic Society, TUF organized one day work shop on April 23, 2018. Guest speaker, Ms Kanza Syed, a renowned name in performing arts, delivered a brief lecture to participants about stage presentation. She encouraged them to prepare an act and present it to the audience. The training session was very informative and gave the students a good opportunity to learn new skills.
School of Optometry, TUF organized a screening and cognitive assessment camp for visually impaired persons at Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for Blind, Lahore on April 12, 2018.
‘Imagine not being able to see your parents, friends and siblings….’When life keep us blind, love keeps us kind’
With this passion, Students of Doctor of Optometry (semester 8) conducted this camp for visually impaired persons. Students also got exposure of latest system of education and training for blinds, computer lab for blind students, model room, large print and braille library with wide range of braille books and recording studio there.
Religious Society, TUF organized a Mehfil-e- Milad in context of Shab-e-Meraj in Health Sciences Campus. Shab-e-Meraj is one of the holiest nights in Islamic history, the night when the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to the highest levels of Heavens. A student of Islamic Sciences briefly explained the significance of the night. Students from different Schools of TUF enthusiastically participated in reciting beautiful Naats. The Mehfil culminated with Drood o Salam and Dua
Prof Dr Anwar Kamal, Head Department of Physiology, University Medical & Dental College passed away due to heart attack, last night.
A wave of sorrow and grief struck the management, faculty and students of TUF, UMDC and MTH on the sudden and sad demise of Dr Anwar Kamal. His funeral prayers were offered at University mosque. He was buried in Ghulam Muhammad Abad graveyard.
Condolence gathering was attended by students, faculty members and administrative staff of TUF,
UMDC and MTH. The participants offered Fateha for the departed soul and expressed their profound grief and sorrow over this loss.
Religious Society TUF organized a seminar on death anniversaries of Syedna Imam Musa Kazim (Alaeh-i-Salaam), Hazrat Umar bin Aziz (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anho), Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi (Rehmat-Ullah Alaih) and Hazrat Sakhi Sarwar (Rehmat-Ullah Alaih) in Health Sciences Campus. A special talk on Shab e Meraj was also delivered by student of Islamic Sciences. Faculty members and students attended this spiritual event.
University Medical & Dental College launched “Hepatitis Awareness Society” during a ceremony held in Health Sciences campus, TUF on April 7, 2018.
Under the supervision of Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education, Dr Saba Tariq, HoD Pharmacology and Dr Sundus Tariq, Assistant Professor Physiology, this volunteer students’ society will organize regular awareness programs to sensitize the common people to hepatitis. An awareness seminar on the diseases was held on the occasion.
Speaking to the audience, chief guest of the event, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC stressed the need to promote awareness of the viral disease among the masses. He appreciated the efforts of departments of medical education and community medicine, UMDC, in this regard.
Prof Dr Shahid Rasool, HOD, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Madinah Teaching Hospital in his address told that according to medical experts, over 12 million people in Pakistan are infected with hepatitis C virus and the disease is swelling at an alarming rate. Owing to lack of preventive measures and treatment facilities, hepatitis prevalence in Pakistan is the highest on the globe.
Dr Shaid Rasool highlighted the causes and preventive measures against the disease. He emphasized the need of early detection and vaccination of hepatitis to control the mortality rate.
Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education Prof Dr Zahid Masood, HoD Community medicine and Ayesha Khalid, President UMDC Hepatitis Awareness Society also addressed the audience.
A quiz game on hepatitis for the student’s awareness was also conducted.