18th Annual Conference Of Pakistan Society of Hepatology
September 28-30, 2018 in PC-Lahore,Pakistan
Professor Foster is the Professor of Hepatology at Queen Marys, University of London and a consultant at Barts Health in East London. He trained in Medicine at Oxford and London Universities in the 1980s and completed a PhD in Molecular Biology in 1992. Professor Foster has a long standing interest in the management of chronic viral hepatitis and runs a clinical research program studying the natural history of viral hepatitis, its impact upon patients and their communities and novel therapies for this disease. He leads a national study investigating community screening for viral hepatitis and supervises a laboratory research program investigating novel replication models for hepatitis C. He is the editor of The Journal of Viral Hepatitis and has published widely in the field of viral liver disease. He is a past President of BASL, Vice Chairman the UK Department of Health Advisory Group on Hepatitis and a member of a number of patient advocacy groups.
Peter Ferenci was born in Hungary and graduated from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 1972. He trained in internal medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology in Vienna and at the Liver Unit, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA). His special interests focus on chronic viral hepatitis, genetic liver diseases and hepatic encephalopathy. Since 1990, Dr. Ferenci has been Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. In 2004, he was promoted Dr. honoris causae at the University of Cluj Napoca, Romania and in 2011 at the Semmelweis University, Budapest. In 2008, he received the prestigious EASL recognition award. Dr. Ferenci has published over 600 papers and abstracts including authoritative papers on various topics in liver diseases and is the author or editor of one book and of 20 chapters in leading textbooks. His research focuses on treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, inherited liver diseases and on liver failure. He is the editor of The Journal of Viral Hepatitis and has published widely in the field of viral liver disease. He is a past President of BASL, Vice Chairman the UK Department of Health Advisory Group on Hepatitis and a member of a number of patient advocacy groups.
Rafael Esteban, MD is Head of the Internal Medicine and Liver Unit of the Hospital Universitario Val d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain and Professor of Medicine at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Dr. Esteban is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). He had been member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and Secretary of the Spanish Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AEEH). Dr Esteban is president of Spanish association for the study of the liver and on the Editorial Board of Journal Hepatology and editor of Hepatology Reviews. Dr. Esteban has authored more than 350 original articles in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of viral hepatitis.
Maria Buti earned her medical degree at the University of Barcelona and her PhD in Internal Medicine at the University “Autónoma” de Barcelona, Spain. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of Internal Medicine and Hepatology at the Hospital General Universitari Valle Hebron, Barcelona. Dr Butí has worked in viral hepatitis for the last 35 years, particularly in diagnosis and therapy of hepatitis B and C. She has been published more than 300 papers the field of liver disease, with numerous papers and contributions to books. Dr Butí is the Vice- President of the Spanish Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and an active member of the EASL, and the AASLD and various professional societies.
Achieved MRCP in 1984 and FRCP in 1997 respectively. He served as Professor and Head of Department of Hepatology in Yangon General Hospital. Subsequently, he established GI & Liver Centre and heads the Department of Hepatology in Yangon GI and Liver Centre to date. Throughout his career, conducted many research works on viral hepatitis and primary liver cancer. Also currently involved in many multi-centre trials as Principal Investigator, participating in Investigator initiated trial on 'Phase III Multi-Centre Open-Label Randomized Controlled Trial of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) Versus Sorafenib in Locally Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma'. Affiliated with local associations as well as many international prestigious hepatology associations. One of the greatest achievements is the successful development of Plasmaderived hepatitis B vaccine in Myanmar in collaboration with WHO, CDC and New York Blood Center in 1997 with funding from UNDP. Presently, actively involved in patient care, research and teaching. Awarded as Honorary Professor, Department of Hepatology, University of Medicine (1), Ministry of Health, Myanmar.
Professor, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt & Head, National Committee for Control of Viral Hepatitis, Egypt
Professor Vivek Saraswat, MD DM, is the Head, Department of Gastroenterology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow since 2012 has completed 28 years in that institution. Trained in New Delhi at MAMC (MBBS 1978), AIIMS (MD 1983, DM 1986) and abroad, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, (1994‐95) and Kings College Hospital, London, (2002), besides completing short fellowships in biliary ESWL at Salzburg, Austria (1992) and in esophageal manometry and pH metry at Leuven, Belgium and Guy's Hospital, London, UK (1989).
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, GRIMSBY UK Senior International Director and Councilor Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow United Kingdom
Consultant Hepatologist & HPB Physician University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Dr Tehami graduated from Army Medical College, Rawalpindi in 2002. He moved to UK in 2003 and completed postgraduate clinical training after undertaking the General Medical SHO rotation (London South Thames rotation 2004 - 2007). He undertook Gastroenterology / Hepatology subspecialty training in various institutions in London, Glasgow & Birmingham between 2007 - 2014 including West midlands Gastroenterology / Hepatology rotation. During his training he completed transplant hepatology module at University Hospital of Birmingham and HPB endoscopy fellowship at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He has been an established Consultant Hepatologist & HPB Physician since 2014. He has worked as Consultant at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust for over three years and recently joined University Hospital Southampton in August 2018. Dr Tehami looks after patients with a wide range of hepatopancreaticobiliary problems and has a specialist interest in HPB Endoscopy (ERCP/EUS). Current roles • MRCP PACES examiner • Member of the MRCP part 1/2 question writing group • Advance Life Support Instructor (Resus Council UK certified) • JAG accredited endoscopy trainer • Faculty member on PACES, PLAB & endoscopy training courses • Reviewer for various international medical journals Dr Tehami cofounded an organisation called PAGHE and initiated a programme "overseas doctors development program". Under this banner a national conference was arranged last year for juniors doctors, which was attended by over 100 delegates. The purpose was to support and guide international medical graduates for best patient care in NHS. Dr Tehami has conucted several interview courses overseas for prospective RCP MTI (Medical Training Intitaive) programme applicants as an effort to support NHS recruitment. Dr Tehami also has an active interest in Telemedicine and FOAMed. He has produced several eductional videos for patients and endoscopy nurses. He has been invited as a guest speakers and faculty member for meetings and endoscopy training courses from the various parts of the world including Egypt, Sudan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Bilal Hameed, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and hepatologist at UCSF who treats patients with liver disease and plays an integral role in the multidisciplinary Liver Transplantation Program. Dr. Hameed received his medical degree from Dow Medical College, completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, and consecutive fellowships at the University of Minnesota and UCSF, in the areas of gastroenterology and transplant hepatology respectively. Dr. Hameed is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a general certificate in internal medicine and a subspecialty in gastroenterology. Dr. Hameed is a member of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association. and American Society of Transplantation. He is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and the recipient of many awards and honors in his field. He is also fluent languages of Punjabi and Urdu.
Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS, serves as Investigator of the Clinical Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Program for the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety in collaboration with the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, as well as Associate Professor of Medicine of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, and subsequently gained advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also received a master's degree in health services through the UCLA School of Public Health, with an emphasis in biostatistics and research. Her research interests include structure, processes, and outcomes of care, health-related quality of life, viral hepatitis, and chronic liver disease. Dr Kanwal has authored or coauthored articles that have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine, Hepatology, and American Journal of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Association for Study of Liver Diseases.
Dr. Shahid Habib is a Hepatologist in Tucson, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and St Joseph’s Hospital. His practice emphasis is comprehensive liver disease care. He attended Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and completed residency and fellowship (Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology) training at Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute and King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. He subsequently has further advanced training at Western General Infirmary, University of Glasgow UK, Bankstown Hospital, University of New South Wales (NSW) Sydney. Australia (Gastroenterology) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Hepatology and Liver Transplantation). His special interests include liver failure, liver transplantation and NASH (fatty liver disease). His goal of practice is cure and prevention of liver disease.
Prof. Adeel Butt is currently Professor of Medicine and Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and Qatar. A graduate of The Aga Khan University and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Prof. Butt completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the US. He also holds a degree in Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research. Prof. Butt’s work, education and training experience spans several countries over five continents. Prof. Butt is a Fulbright Scholar, a Yale-Johnson and Johnson Scholar in International Health, a National Talent Pool Scholar, IDSA Training Faculty Scholar, and recipient of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Excellence in Research Award, HMC Qatar Excellence in Health Services Research Award and multiple other national and international awards. Dr. Butt has lectured extensively around the world as a visiting professor and consulted with governmental and non-governmental organizations in building research, educational and training capacity in resource limited settings. Over the past 20 years, Prof. Butt has held numerous senior academic positions, including Clinical Director, Residency Program Director, Division Chief, Department Chair, Institute Director and Corporate Chief Quality Officer. He has published over 150 papers in high impact medical journals, presented over 145 abstracts at major international conferences, and has mentored numerous young physicians and researchers who now hold key positions in academia.