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The Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan

Medical Seminar on Genetic and Metabolic Disorders

 
<p>A medical seminar on Genetic and Metabolic Disorders was organized by The Aga Khan University Hospital and The Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care Centre, Hyderabad at the Pearl Hall, Indus Hotel Hyderabad, on January 27, 2018. The seminar was facilitated by leading experts, <g class="gr_ gr_29 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="29" data-gr-id="29">Dr.</g> Salman Kirmani, Associate Professor and Chair of Paediatrics, AKUH, Karachi and <g class="gr_ gr_30 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="30" data-gr-id="30">Dr.</g> Bushra Afroze, Associate Professor, AKUH, Karachi.</p><p>The seminar was attended by over 80 people including senior Paediatricians, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. <g class="gr_ gr_96 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="96" data-gr-id="96">Dr.</g> Salman Kirmani highlighted the importance of how a genetic evaluation can help determine the best possible course of treatment for the patient. In addition, he also explained in detail the way genetics has evolved, thus contributing towards <g class="gr_ gr_98 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_hide gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins multiReplace replaceWithoutSep replaceWithoutSep" id="98" data-gr-id="98">better</g> understanding of the subject by the participants.  <g class="gr_ gr_91 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="91" data-gr-id="91">Dr.</g> Bushra Afroze focused on explaining how an online clinic can serve as an ideal healthcare solution for Pakistan as it enables the patients to access <g class="gr_ gr_92 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" id="92" data-gr-id="92">high quality</g> care without the inconvenience of travelling to <g class="gr_ gr_94 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style multiReplace" id="94" data-gr-id="94">Karachi .</g> She also emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and accurate treatment of various Genetic and Metabolic Disorders.</p><p><g class="gr_ gr_85 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="85" data-gr-id="85">Dr.</g> Salman Kirmani and <g class="gr_ gr_86 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="86" data-gr-id="86">Dr.</g> Bushra Afroze conduct an online clinic of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at The Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care Centre, Hyderabad and the main objective of this seminar was to let the consultants know about this facility and how it can help them treat their patients. The AKUH  hotline number was also shared with the participants to facilitate referrals.</p><p>At the end of the seminar, <g class="gr_ gr_78 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="78" data-gr-id="78">Dr.</g> Firdaus Mumtaz, a renowned Obstetricians and Gynaecologist said, &quot;This was a highly informative and interactive session. We appreciate the way you have enabled us to understand the latest developments in the field of genetics and metabolic disorders.&quot;</p><p> <g class="gr_ gr_81 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="81" data-gr-id="81">Dr.</g> Rafique Khokhar, <g class="gr_ gr_252 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="252" data-gr-id="252">Senior</g> Paediatrician, also said, &quot;I am glad I attended this <g class="gr_ gr_82 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style multiReplace" id="82" data-gr-id="82">session .</g> The lectures were informative and easy to understand. I have a new perspective on the field of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders which I will share with my patients to help them have access to the best healthcare solution.&quot;.</p><p>Thus we received a positive feedback from the participants and also requests for more informative seminars. </p>