Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan (TFP), with the collaboration of Department of Medical Education (DME) and Department of Pathology, Ayub Medical College organized a one day Symposium on Thalassaemia on Friday 7th September 2018 in the main Seminar hall, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad

Prof. Salma Aslam Kundi, Dean, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad welcomed the guests and highly appreciated the untiring efforts of the organizers in arranging this symposium. She said that Thalassaemia is a precarious issue and needs to be tackled on priority basis. She assured her full cooperation in organizing such academic activities in future as well.

In his address to the audience, Prof. M.A. Khaliq, former Principal, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad and Chief Guest of the occasion, highly appreciated the efforts TPP, DME and Pathology Department in arranging a symposium of Thalassaemia of a highest standard. He said during his tenure as principal AMC, he organized similar activity in 1997 in which many eminent physicians participated. He wished deliberations made during this symposium will go a long way in fighting this deadly disease.

Eminent speakers and experts on Thalassaemia from Lahore like Prof. Jovaria Mannan, Chairperson, Medical Advisory Board, TFP, Prof. Yasmin Ehsan, in charge, Punjab Thalassaemia Prevention Program and Dr. Adil Akhtar, Consultant Pediatrician, Indus Group of Hospitals delivered talks clinical management on Thalassaemia, chelation protocols and prevention of Thalassaemia.

Speakers from Ayub Medical College included Prof. Dr. Arshad Zafar, Consultant Surgeon, Dr. Tahir Saeed Siddiqui, Consultant Pediatrician, Dr. Muhammad Idris, Consultant Hematologist and Dr. Aftab Alam Khan, consultant Psychiatrist and Ms. Sannia Imran, M.S (Biotechnology) Scholar from COMSATS University, Abbottabad

Prof. Ather Saeed Dil, Consultant Pathologist, Frontier Medial College moderated the sessions. Present among the prominent physicians were Prof. Farida Aziz, Consultant Pediatrician, Prof. Raza Muhammad Khan, medical Director, MTI-AMI, Prof. Nasir Shah Kazmi, Dean Research AMC, Dr. Shaheen Mufti, Consultant Gynecologist.

The symposium was well attended by Doctors, TMOs, MOs, HOs and medicals students with over 100 registrations. Over 50 thalassaemia patients and parents also attended the Symposiums. Thalassaemia Clinic was run by Prof. Jovaria and Dr, Adil Akhtar were all the patients were provided free consultation.  During the tea break, the patents cut a 15 pounds cake in connection with the Pakistan Day and Yaum-e-Shuhada and a child presented a Milli Nagma. Couple of patients expressed their person views about

Shields and Certificates of Attendance were awarded to the speakers and registered participants with Four CME credit hours. The Symposium ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Noaman Siddiqui, Secretary Organizing Committee. Following are captured moments of the event.