Seminars & Conferences Archives
FRCR 2B Preparatory Course – December 23 – 24, 2014
The course aimed at providing guidance and help to candidates appearing in FRCR final exam.
- This course is accredited by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and awarded 10 credit hours in category I CPD.
- Rapid Reporting Sessions (10 -12 Packets).
- Long Cases.
- One to one Mock table via sessions with feedback.
- Tips on passing exam.
- Only limited number of candidates for better interactive learning.
CME for General Medical Practitioners 2011-13
The objective of these lectures is to selflessly promote medical knowledge and skills, in the field of medicine. This is in keeping with our hospital’s mission statement as well. Target audience will benefit from expertise of specialists geared towards provision of better quality care to masses with continued professional development of doctors. These sessions will be delivered by highly skilled, Internationally trained professionals with significant clinical experience in Pakistan. It will be a unique opportunity for those who are interested in their professional growth.
Target audience: Family practitioners, Internists, post graduate trainees in medicine, medical students in clinical rotations.
SKMCH&RC is the only hospital in this region to be fully accredited by American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) to organise CME activities for health care professionals. There will be No Fee for Attendance.
RCPE Symposium on Infectious Diseases – February 24, 2012
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) organised a symposium on Infectious Diseases on Friday, February 24, 2012. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) telecasted this live via webstream. There was no fee for attendance at the SKMCH&RC venue. Over 50 participants attended the different sessions, which included GPs, Internists, infectious diseases specialists and fellows, microbiologists, nurses and trainees from different hospitals within and outside Lahore. The topics of lectures were very much relevant to global healthcare issues and well appreciated by the attendees. Delegates stressed the need to continue such activities on regular basis.
Message from Organisers:
Infectious diseases remain a major concern globally and locally. Antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infection are clinical and political priorities at home and abroad, and patients with difficult and unusual infections continue to provide challenges to hospital physicians and general practitioners.
This symposium will consider all of these areas, with a range of expert speakers covering topics from viruses to protozoa, from Aberdeen to Kabul and beyond. The emphasis of the day is very much on clinical practice and the diverse range of topics is sure to offer something of relevance to all health care professionals.
The programme will be of particular interest to trainees and practising infection specialists, from both a clinical infectious diseases and a microbiological background, to acute and general physicians concerned to improve their own management of infections and to specialist nursing and other multidisciplinary practitioners with an interest in infection and its management.
Dr David Wilks
Chair, Organising Committee
RCPE Symposium on Haematology – November 4,2011
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) organized a symposium on Haematology on Friday, November 4th, 2011. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) had this telecasted live. There was no fee for attendance at the SKMCH venue but pre-registration was required especially for outside participants
The event was wel-attended by over 50 attendees including GPs/Family practitioners, Medical residents, Oncology fellows, Medical Oncologists as well as Medical Specialists.
Message from Organizers:
Significant advances have occurred in all aspects of haematology in the last decade. These include a new era for oral anticoagulation therapy with the emergence of the first oral anticoagulants since warfarin over 50 years ago. These agents are likely to change the management of many patients at risk of thrombosis. Meanwhile, improved understanding of disease pathophysiology is being translated into novel targeted therapies for patients with haematological malignancies. These developments, however, occur on the background of an increasingly elderly population and incidence of haematological malignancies. All these exciting new agents are expensive and occur at a time of increasing demand and greater patient complexity.
This one day programme will review the challenges presented by the use of these novel therapeutic approaches and the changing patient demographics; both are likely to have a major impact in primary and secondary care. The emphasis of the day is to provide a frame of reference for the practical application of these new developments.
Presentations are from dynamic and engaging speakers, experts in their field. The programme will be of interest not only to trainees, specialist nurses, and haematologists but those working in primary and secondary care since these new developments are likely to have wide ranging impacts across many areas of patient care.
Dr Fiona M Scott
Chair, Organising Sub Committee
Palliative Care Symposium – March 28, 2011
Palliative Care (RCPE/RCGP Joint Symposium Edinburgh)
Message from the Organizers
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) organized a Palliative Care Symposium (teleconference) on Monday, March 28th, 2011. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) was the only institution in Pakistan to have this telecasted live. The organizing committee from RCPE had put together a varied program covering some of the common, yet often more complex aspects, of general palliative care. The symposium included all of the common challenges in palliative care with internationally recognized speakers who gave practical advice. Topics covered management of symptoms like breathlessness in non-cancer palliative care setting, cancer cachexia and pain control as well as issues dealing with pediatric palliative care.
Attendance was encouraging with consultants and trainees from SKMCH as well as delegates from outside attended the symposium. Audience actively participated in the Q&A sessions with questions being emailed to the symposium organizers. There was No Fee for Attendance. The event was accredited by the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) for a maximum of 8 hours in the Category 1 credit of the AACME Designation. SKMCH & RC is the only institution in this part of the world to have accreditation from AACME as a CME provider for health care professionals.
50th St. Andrew’s Day Symposium – December 2-3, 2010
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) organized its 50th St. Andrew’s Day Symposium (teleconference) on Thursday & Friday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2010. The theme was ‘Five decades of Medical Progress’. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) was one of the first hospitals in Pakistan to have this telecasted live.
Attendance on both days was encouraging with more than 100 participants both from with-in and more so from outside SKMCH&RC who attended the symposium. The program covered Eight Different Specialty Areas looking at key developments over the past 50 years, but still with the emphasis very much on current and emerging clinical management issues. The sessions covered were Cardiovascular Medicine, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Palliative Care, Renal Medicine & Respiratory Medicine.
Highlights were the Ballantyne Lecture on “Our genetic inheritance: a decade on from sequencing the human genome” by Professor David Porteous while Baroness Ilora Finlay, Professor of Palliative Care, Cardiff University, delivered the Sir James Cameron Lecture on “Palliative care – 2020 vision”.
Audience actively participated in the Q&A sessions with questions being emailed to the symposium organizers and replies telecasted live by the panelists.
Event was accredited by UK Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, CPD Scheme (CPD approved activity code: 58033) while the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) of the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) designated this medical education activity for a maximum of 14.25 hours in the Category 1 credit of the AACME Designation.
There was no fee for attendance at the SKMCH venue but pre-registration was required especially for outside Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre participants (Aniqa Agha, Medical Education, firstname.lastname@example.org )
It was an excellent opportunity to be able to attend an event of International magnitude, with focus on key areas of medicine which are also rapidly developing in Pakistan like Ethics in Genetics and Palliative care, while sitting here. We hope this to be the first of many such activities in future which we can view live and avail updates in fields of interest.
6th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases – April 4-5, 2009
8th Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Symposium – February 26-28, 2009
The Eighth Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium is accredited by The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AACME Accreditation Review Committee designates this educational activity for a maximum of (24.00 hours) category 1 credit in the AACME Credit Designation. Each physician must claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, invites your participation in the Eighth Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Symposium. This will be held on the 26th – 28th of February, 2009, at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Lahore, Pakistan. The symposium is planned to bring together workers in the field of cancer in order to present research, share ideas, and discuss current state-of-the-art management in various aspects of cancer prevention and cure
Registration for scientific sessions is free. Registration for meals and the entertainment package is available at Rs. 1000 per person. Exclusive discounted room rates at the Avari Hotel, Lahore are available only through the Symposium Secretariat
Palliative Care Symposium – February 25, 2009
Cure 2 Children Workshop – July 12-13, 2008
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Lahore, Pakistan in collaboration with Cure 2 Children Foundation Italy is pleased to announce a very special workshop to be held at the hospital 12th and 13th July, 2008. Supportive Care – for Paediatric Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Lawrence Faulkner Advisory Board Coordinator for the Cure 2 Children Foundation will be present throughout the two days. The workshop is intended for those hospitals and personnel participating in the project. We expect speakers from Children’s Cancer Hospital Karachi, Bismillah Taqee Karachi, Children’s Hospital Lahore, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad and many other eminent speakers