Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases holds meeting

The annual 11th meeting of Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) was held on ‘Integrating Science in to Clinical Practice.’
Addressing the event, Secretary Ministry of National Health Services Naveed Kamran Baloch appreciated the activities of Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases, which it had planned in the last over ten years.
He expressed the hope that the society will continue playing its role with focus on research work on the liver diseases in the country.
Patron PSSLD Prof Wasim Jafri said that the society was founded by a small group of extremely committed professionals in 2006, with a very clear objective to create awareness among healthcare workers and sensitize them to the burden of liver diseases and its implications. He said that regular scientific meetings were held in Karachi and Islamabad.
President PSSLD Prof Masood Siddiq appreciated the leadership of founding president Prof Wasim Jafri followed by Prof Saeed Hamid and said that it was their vision that PSSLD could hold two single topic conferences, joint meeting with South Asia Liver Society and several meetings in Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Larkana, Multan, Abbottabad and Muzzafarabad.
He said that Teach-Pak Program is another feather in the cap, under which multiple workshops were held at different centres of the country with international collaboration.
He said that Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases was a leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals of Pakistan, committed to preventing and curing liver diseases.
He said that Hepatology has been recognized in Pakistan as a discipline only in the recent decade, and PSSLD had played a seminal and unifying role in focusing interest on liver problems.—APP

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