41st Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists

and 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology

9 November - 10 November 2018, AFIP RAWALPINDI

Day 1 (9 November 2018)

Time Event Guest / Speaker Venue
0800 Registration of Participants    
0825 Guests to be seated   Marque Hall Pearl Continental Hotel
0845 Arrival of Chief Guest Lt Gen Zahid Hamid, HI (M)
Surgeon General DGMS (IS)
0850 Recitation from Holy Quran    
0855 National Anthem    
0900 Welcome Address by Commandant AFIP Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir Khadim
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS Adv Dip HPE (AKU) FRCP (Edin), PhD (Histopathologist), Advisor in Pathology
0905 Address by President PAP Prof Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Pirkani
MBBS, M.Phil
Prof. Bolan Medical College Quetta
0915 Address by the Chief Guest Lt Gen Zahid Hamid, HI (M)
Surgeon General DGMS (IS)
0920 Razi Lecture
Lt Gen Manzoor Ahmed HI(M)(Retd)
MBBS, FCPS, FRCP, (Edin), FRC Path
Diplomate American Board of Pathology
0950 Jabbir Ibn Hayyan Lecture
MammaPrint 70-gene Breast Cancer Recurrence Assay
Dr. Saira Alvi
PhD, MSc Global Management
President PrecisionDiagnostic Laboratory Chicago
1020 Distribution of Shields and Souvenirs    
1030 Group Photograph, Inauguration of Scientific Exhibition and Light Refreshments Eastern Lawn Pearl Continental Hotel
Scientific Exhibition / Refreshments
1030Arrival of GuestsEastern Lawn Pearl Continental Hotel
1035Inauguration of Exhibition/Dua 
1040Visit of stalls by Participants / Refreshments 

Plenary Session I

Time Event Guest / Speaker Venue
1115 A Viral Detective Story Before Molecular Pathology Dr. David R. Franz
Marque Hall Pearl Continental Hotel
1140 The Emerging Role of DNA Analysis and Precision Medicine – Perspective from Islamic Bioethics Dr Marcia Hermansen
Professor of Theology and Director,
Islamic world Studies,
Lyola University, Chicago,
1205 Molecular Pathology Dr. Rizwan C. Naeem
Prof of Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
1230 Most Cancers are caused by bad luck; how we may scientifically prove this? Prof Shahid Pervez, AKUH  
1320 Lunch& Prayer Pearl Continental Hotel
1400 – 1630 Scientific Sessions  
1930 – 2030 Dinner  
2030 – 2230 Social Evening  

Day 2 (10 November 2018)

Plenary Session II

Time Event Guest / Speaker Venue
0900 Appraisal and Revalidation – A UK Perspective Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Gill
Clinical Chair
Consultant Histopathologist
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust,
Sutton in Ashfield,
Marque Hall Pearl Continental Hotel
0920 Pathobiology of Prostate Cancer and Treatment Options Prof Sirajuddullah
Ziauddin University, Karachi
0940 Molecular Pathology in the Developing Countries Maj Gen (Retd) Suhaib Ahmed  
1000 NGS in Precision Medicine Dr. Jeroen Marcel
1020 Evolving World of Oncologic Pathology Dr. Raphael Borok
MD, MEng, Chairman and Medical Director
Department of Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine, Advocate Good
Samaritan Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
1040 Quality Management and Accreditation in Clinical Laboratory Dr. Farooq Ghani
Chief of Lab Services
Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
  Q & A  
1100 Light Refreshments Pearl Continental Hotel
1330 – 1415 Lunch& Prayer  
1415 - 1630 Scientific Sessions  

Closing Ceremony

Time Event
1700 Prize Distribution
1725 Closing Remarks by Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir Khadim, Commandant AFIP
1735 Vote of Thanks
1740 Comments by Eminent Speakers and Presidents of Societies