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32nd gastroenterology and hepatology conference starts.

RAWALPINDI -- The 32nd three-day conference of gastroenterology and hepatology started here on Sunday.

The chief guest Gen A(r) Mehmood Ahmed Akhtar and President of Pakistan society for the study of liver disease Dr. Saeed Qureshi participated along with local and International gastroenterologists.

The experts discussed, the current investigations and treatment of common liver and digestive diseases President Pakistan society of Gastroenterology highlighted the problems faced by the gastroenterologist in taking care of digestive disease patients.

General Akhtar briefed about the current standard of training gastroenterologist in Pakistan. He mentioned about the ways and means to improve young gastroenterologist training Pakistan.

Among the international speakers Professor Carlock discussed the management of stones disease in the gallbladder and common bile duct (A tube which goes from the gallbladder to the small intestine).

Dr. Saad Niaz discussed the treatment of Pancreatitis

(inflammation) of the pancreas. He mentioned the need for endoscopic treatment versus conservative management of pancreatic problems. Prof

Cihan Yurydaydin from turkey discussed the management of chronic Hepatitis B.

He mentioned about the duration of the treatment and its importance eradicating the virus, reversing the damage to the liver and subsequently arresting the progression to Liver cancer.

Prof Wasim Jafri discussed the new treatment of Hepatitis C , with new Pill Sovaldi. He appreciated the fast pace development Of new oral pills and its implications. He emphasized the quality control about the Newly manufactured pills in Pakistan.

In his opinion it is very good step indeed but needs vigilance about quality, efficacy and safety of these local made medicine for Hepatitis C treatment. Professor Saaed Hamid traced the history of hepatitis C treatment and welcomed the new Oral combination treatment.

However, he cautioned about haste and excitement about this treatment especially in his judgement it will take some time to have appropriate right combination of all oral pills treatment for hepatitis C Brigadier Amjad Salamat chairman organizing committee emphasized.

The team work of all doctors in Pakistan is essential to share their expertise and local research in the field of Gastroenterology.

Professor Muzzaffar Gill, Chairman scientific committee lauded the role of professor Masood Siddique , Professor Aurangzaib Durrani General Tasawar Hussain and colonel Junaid Saleem for holding the conference and making it a valuable contribution in research.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 7, 2016
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