Welcome to APPNA Winter Meeting 2017
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Dear APPNA Members,

A famous quote about Lahore states “You have not been born until you have visited Lahore”. The old city is a paraphernalia of grand architecture. Whether you’re in search of history, great food and incredible shopping, Lahore sure is the place to visit. Lahore has been revolutionized in past few years, let us go to take a tour of transformed Lahore and enjoy the winter meeting. Amazing culture, magnificent architecture, incredible food and passionate Lahori hospitality, will make you fall in love with the city all over again.

So get ready!! Pack your bags and book your flight, Lahore is waiting for you. Please join APPNA to visit Lahore in December for our annual winter meeting at Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore on 21-23, 2017. APPNA has planned a special visit to National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Islamabad.

The program includes exchange of Scientific information and lots of Fun & Entertainment.
* Rawalpindi/Islamabad on an invitation of NUMS Vice Chancellor.
* American College of Physicians Endorsed CME
* Hands on Workshops, Urology, Gyne/Obs, and Dermatology etc.
* One-day scientific lectures and workshops at Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in collaboration with APCNA.
* An extensive tour of Lahore and a tour of Wahgha Border (if time permitted)
* Dinner Hosted by Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) Faculty at the grounds of AIMC.
* Expo and Exhibit at Pearl Continental Hotel.
* Banquet at Pearl Continental & exciting music program.

Hotel Discount:
Please book your rooms, as the deadline for APPNA’s discounted rate is October 20th, 2017.
Please contact Ms. Rabia at Pearl Continental Lahore, via email or telephone:
Email at: rsvpchl@pchotels.com and copy to rabia.ishaq@pchotels.com
Cell Phone: +92 301-8455036. Office Tel: +92 42 3636 0210-Ext 2696

Airline Discount:
Qatar Airways is APPNA’s official carrier for this meeting. Please use the discount code QRAPPNA to book our flight to visit Lahore and attend this memorable meeting.The meeting will be presided by Dr. Sajid Chaudhary and Chaired by Dr. Atique Azam Mirza with their dynamic organizing team to celebrate 40th anniversary of APPNA at the grounds of AIMC. A large number of Physicians from U.K., Australia and Middle East are planning to attend this memorable event.

We hope to see you in Lahore in December for a memorable winter meeting.
Sincerely,

Atique Azam Mirza, MD, FACC, FASNC
Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting 2017

Raza Anwar Khan, MD
Co-Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting, 2017

Mubashir Chaudhry, DrPH (C), M.P.H, LSA.
Co-Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting 2017.

Sajid Chaudhary, MD
President, APPNA 2017

To register online, please log into your APPNA account at the following link.

https://www.instantreg.com/appnatemplate2/appnasignin

You may also register for this meeting by downloading the registration form and returning it with payment to APPNA by mail/fax/email.

Email: meetings@appna.org
Phone: (630) 968-8585 ext. 106
Fax: (630) 968-8677

Mailing Address:

APPNA
6414 South Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Hotel Discount:
Please book your rooms, as the deadline for APPNA’s discounted rate is October 20th, 2017.
Please contact Ms. Rabia at Pearl Continental Lahore, via email or telephone:
Email at: rsvpchl@pchotels.com and copy to rabia.ishaq@pchotels.com
Cell Phone: +92 301-8455036. Office Tel: +92 42 3636 0210-Ext 2696

Thursday, December 21, 2017
8:45-9:00 Inauguration, Welcome & Introduction
APPNA President, AIMC Principal, Host & CME Committee Chairs
Theme: Use of Imaging & Minimally Invasive Techniques
9:00-9:30 Robotic Surgery – Emerging Techniques & Concepts Kashaf Sherafghan, MD
9:30-10:00 Minimal Access Surgery Zahid Niaz, MD
10:00-10:30 Micro-vascular Techniques in Plastic Surgery Moazam Tarar, MD
10:30-11:00 Video Capsule Endoscopy: A New Tool to Assess GI Disorders Shehzad Saeed, MD
11:00-11:30 Tea Break
Theme: Cardiovascular Disease
11:30-12:00 How to Mend a Broken Heart: Managing Advanced Congestive Heart Failure Farrukh Malik, MD
12:00-12:30 The Future of Preventing & Managing Cerebrovascular Disease: Promising But Costly Ashfaq Shuaib, MD
12:30-1:00 Coronary Heart Disease Among Young Adults Zubair Akram, MD
Muzaffar, MD
1:00-1:30 Burden of Cardiovascular Disease During Pregnancy Amtullah Zarreen, MD
1:30 Lunch
 Friday, December 22, 2017
Theme: Under-diagnosed Diseases in Pakistan
9:00-9:30 Chronic Kidney Disease in Pakistan Shafique Cheema, MD
9:30-10:00 Cardiac Surgery for Communities in Need! Continuous Challenges for Delivering Global Humanitarian Health Program Manzoor Elahi, MD
10:00-10:30 Early Recognition & Management of Sepsis & Septic Shock Nasrum Iqbal, MD
10:30-11:00 Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases & Epidemic of Obesity in Pakistan Abbas Raza, MD
11:00-11:30 Tea Break
Theme: Hematology/Oncology
11:30-12:00 Updates on Immune Therapies in Hematologic Malignancies Saad Usmani, MD
12:00-12:30 Screening, Treatment & Outcomes for Breast Cancer in Pakistan Zeba Aziz, MD
12:30-1:00 Haplo-Identical Bone Marrow Transplant Qaiser Bashir, MD
1:00-1:30 Role for Bone Marrow Transplants in Economically Constrained Regions Tahir Shamsi, MD
1:30 Lunch
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Theme: Infectious Diseases
8:00-8:30 Rabies Surveillance & Control in Pakistan Naseem Salahuddin, MD
8:30-9:00 Hepatitis C: What Else Does Treatment Buy Us Beyond the Liver? Adeel A. Butt, MD
9:00-9:30 Tuberculosis: Time to ACT Sobia Qazi, MD
9:30-10:00 HIV in Pakistan Zaman Khan, MD
10:00-10:30 Tea Break
Theme: Improving Medical Education & Practice
10:30-11:00 US Training in Clinical Neurosciences Inam Kureshi, MD
11:00-11:30 Medical Curricular Reforms to Enhance Patient Care in Pakistan Nadeem Butt, MD
11:30-12:00 Interventional Radiology – Under-represented Subspecialty in Pakistan Ahmed Zia Butt, MD
12:00-12:30 Interface of Industry & Academia to Promote Ethical Research & Patient Care Nauman G. Rashid, MD
12:30 Lunch
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9:00-12:00 Workshop on Urologic Procedure in Oncology Badar Mian, MD (Albany Medical College, NY)
9:00-12:00 Workshop on Gyn/Ob Amtullah Zarreen, MD
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
 9:00-12:00 Workshop on Minimally Invasive Surgery Mubashir Chaudhry, MD (APPNA)
Zahid Niaz, MD (AIMC)
 9:00-12:00 Workshop on Dermatologic Procedures Sumaira Aasi, MD (Stanford University)
Ayyaz Shah, MD (Florida)
Azim Jehangir, MD (AIMC)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Welcome, Overview and Goals of the Program, Prof. Adeel A. Butt, Weill Cornell Medical College: 1:00-1:10 PM
Research Presentations. Session Chair: Faisal Cheema, MD
1:10-1:18 Oral Abstract 1 TBA
1:18-1:26 Oral Abstract 2 TBA
1:26-1:34 Oral Abstract 3 TBA
1:34-1:42 Oral Abstract 4 TBA
1:42-1:50 Oral Abstract 5 TBA
Career Counseling Seminar. Session Chairs: Saad Z. Usmani, MD, Shahzad Iqbal, MD
2:00-2:15 Research Track and Careers Faisal Cheema, MD Texas Heart Institute/Baylor
2:15-2:30 Public Health Careers Saad B. Omer, MD Emory University/Rollins
2:30-2:45 Pharmaceutical Careers  Osman Waheed President & CEO, Ferosons Laboratories
2:45-3:00 Visa Issues  US Embassy in ISL US Embassy, Islamabad
3:00-3:15 Advocacy by APPNA  A.R. Piracha, MD Past President, APPNA
3:15-3:30 The Fulbright Option in Public Health Mazhar Awan USEFP
3:30-3:45 ECFMG’s Role and Services for IMGs TBD ECFMG Leadership
3:45-4:00 Preparing a Competitive Residency Application and How to Interview Adeel A. Butt, MD Weill Cornell Medical College
4:00-4:30 Panel Discussion All Faculty. Moderated by Saad Z. Usmani, MD, Shahzad Iqbal, MD APPNA RESA & YPC
4:30-4:45 Announcement of Winners and Prize Distribution Sajid Chaudhary, MD, Atique Mirza, MD APPNA
4:45-5:30 Tea and Reception

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Atique Azam Mirza, MD, FACC, FASNC
Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting 2017

Raza Anwar Khan, MD
Co-Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting 2017

Mubashir Chaudhry, DrPH (C), M.P.H, LSA.
Co-Chair, APPNA Winter Meeting 2017