Pakistan Society of Haematology, with the collaboration of Department of Medical Education (DME) and Department of Pathology, Ayub Medical College organized 8th PSH National Haematology Symposium on Saturday 15th September 2018 at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Prof. Asif Ali Khan, Chairman, Board of Governors, MTI-Ayub Medical College, was the Chief Guest at this occasion. The proceedings started by recitation of the Holy Quran followed by National Anthem. 

Prof. Salma Aslam Kundi, Dean, Ayub Medical College welcomed the guests and appreciated the efforts of the organizers in arranging this symposium. Prof. Nisar Ahmed highlighted the activities and achievements of PSH in the recent past. In his address to the audience, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Prof. Asif Ali Khan congratulated members of PSH and members of the organizing committee for successfully organizing the event. He assured his support in establishing state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the ATH and upgrading the blood bank.  

Eminent speakers and experts in the field of haematology from all over the country delivered talks on various important topics of haematology like Thalassaemia, Iron Chelation, management of common Anaemias, Aplastic Anaemia, Multiple Myeloma, CLL,  ITP and challenges in blood banking. These included Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Suhaib Ahmed, Consultant Haematologist, Genetic Resource Center, Rawalpindi Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Ayub, Consultant Haematologist and Member BoG, MTI-AMC, Rawalpindi, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Pervez Ahmed, Consultant Haematologist, Quaid-e-Azam Intl. Hospital, Islamabad, Brig. Nuzhat SalamatConsultant Haematologist, Commandant AFIT, Rawalpindi, Brig. Asad Mahmood Abbasi, Consultant Haematologist, AFIP, Rawalpindi, Lt. Col. Nighat Shahbaz, Consultant Haematologist, CMH Abbottabad, Prof. Muhammad Irfan, Liaqat Consultant Haematologist, National Hospital, Karachi, Prof. Shahtaj Masood, Consultant Haematologist, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Dr. Saima Farhan, Consultant Haematologist, Children’s Hospital, Lahore, Dr. Abdul Hameed, Consultant Haematologist, Ittefaq Hospital Trust, Lahore, Dr. Syed Sarwar Ali, Consultant Haematologist, P.O.F. Hospital, Wah.

The symposium was well attended by all members of Board of Governors, Members of the Academic Council, Medical Director and Hospital Director MTI-AMC, Faculty members, Doctors, TMOs, MOs, Hos, medicals students and lab technicians. Shields and Certificates of Attendance were awarded to the speakers and registered participants with Five CME credit hours. The Symposium ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Naeema Afzal, Chairperson, Department of Pathology, Ayub Medical College.