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April 15-30, 2017
Volume 18 Number 8


253 Residents getting training for FCPS in
Gastroenterology at 31 Centers under 44 Supervisors

KARACHI: At present there are thirty one training centers recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan for Fellowship in Gastroenterology with forty four accredited supervisors and two hundred fifty three postgraduates are under training. It is not possible to increase the period of training from three to four years but those centers where the workload is not much and the trainees do not get enough exposure may be off-listed after a careful review. This was hinted by Prof. Zaigham Abbas, Dean Faculty of Gastroenterology at the CPSP while speaking at the recently held 33nd annual conference of Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and GI Endoscopy.

Main objective of ILAE’s latest classification of Seizures
is to provide communication framework for clinical use

KARACHI: Prof. Sameer M. Zuberi, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Hospital for Children at Glasgow, UK was the guest speaker at a meeting organized by National Epilepsy Centre in collaboration with Epilepsy Association of Pakistan here on March 30, 2017. Prof. Sameer Zuberi discussed in detail the latest ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) classification of Seizures and Epilepsies 2017 which was published online on March 9, 2017. The main objective of these classification, it was stated was to provide a communication framework for clinical use. Last classification was published in 1989.

JPMC has the only Neurotrauma Center in
Pakistan with two OTs providing 24 hour service

KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center the premier postgraduate medical institution of the country has one of the busiest Neurosurgery Department providing tertiary care facilities. It has the only Neurotrauma Center in Pakistan with two Operations Theaters which provides 24 hour service. During the last year 42,114 patients were examined in the OPD while 3,700 patients were admitted and fourteen hundred surgeries were performed. It has a 6-Bed Intensive Care Unit with monitors and ventilators besides twenty beds in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

 WFME was looking at standards and
not curriculum - Prof. David Gordon

KARACHI: The plenary session during the AEME Conference on Medial Education on March 5th held at JSMU was chaired by Prof. G. Ashgar Channa Vice Chancellor SMBBMU Larkana along with Prof. Tariq Rafi Vice Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University. Prof. David Gordon President of World Federation for Medical Education was the first speaker.  Speaking on working nationally, regionally and globally, he gave details of functions of WFME and the support for accreditation. He pointed out that WFME was working in collaboration with many other bodies. We wish to make the bodies working in this region in the field of medical education stronger. 


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