Seminar on endocrinology at Fatima Jinnah Medical University

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Published: 01:50 AM, 25 Nov, 2022
Seminar on endocrinology at Fatima Jinnah Medical University
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A seminar on endocrinology was organised by the Medicine Department at the Fatima Jinnah Medical University in Lahore.

consultant endocrinologist Prof Shalet from the UK and senior consultant endocrinologist Dr Asad Rahim graced the occasion as chief guests.

Prof Shalet is an honorary consultant endocrinologist at the christie hospital, Manchester and Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Manchester. His main research interests are pituitary disorders and in particular abnormalities of growth hormone secretions. 

Dr Asad Rahim, graduated from the University of Leeds and obtained his MD from the University of Manchester. He is a senior consultant endocrinologist at University Hospitals Birmingham. 

He is currently the lead for endocrinology. His main research is on pituitary, adrenal, and metabolic bone disorders.

Fatima Jinnah Medical University VC Prof  Khalid Masood Gondal along with the faculty members of the University warmly welcomed the distinguished guests.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Shamsa Humayun, Registrar Prof Muhammad Nadeem, Deans Prof. Muniza Qayyum, Prof. Munazza Iqbal, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Prof Bilquis Shabbir, Prof  Muhammad Naeem Afzal, Prof Bilqees Akhtar, Prof Khadija Irfan, Dr Bilal Azim Butt, faculty members and a large number of students participated. Prof  Khalid Masood Gondal thanked the visiting dignitaries. 

He shared his uni feats with the participants, saying the Fatima Jinnah Medical University is one of the few institutions where second-fellowship programmes titled Endocrinology and Rheumatology Programmes are approved. 

He said the Overseas Rotational Program for Postgraduate Residents has also been started. He expressed gratitude to Prof Bilquis Shabbir, Prof Muhammad Naeem Afzal and Dr Bilal Azeem Butt.

Dr Asad Rahim gave a detailed briefing on primary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin-D deficiency and its hazards. He added the vitamin D Deficiency is more common in women.

Prof Shalit gave a detailed briefing on growth hormone deficiency in adults. 

Medals and certificates were distributed to the students who secured positions in the poster competition arranged by the director of ORIC Department, Dr Azra Mehmood. Tehniyat Iqbal from Final Year MBBS got first position followed by Umira Ahmed and Arij Fatima from the Final Year of MBBS.

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