Chairman Organizing Committee
Academy of Family Physicians Pakistan is the largest representative body of Family Physicians in the country. Our mission is to improve the standards of family medicine in the country and to equate primary care health delivery system with the developed countries like UK and USA. WHO acknowledges the importance of family medicine and endorses that no country in the world can progress until and unless it improves its primary care system.
Our tertiary care hospitals are behaving like primary care centers, while their real objective was to cater complicated cases and research work and giving ample time to a limited number of serious and undiagnosed cases.
Our aim is proper referral of patients by the family physicians to respective consultants with proper history of patient and his family and direct access to tertiary care hospital must be discouraged. This is only possible if family physicians upgrade their knowledge and keep themselves abreast with the latest research and guidelines and must follow these guidelines.This is only possible through Continuing Medical Education which is primary objective of PAFP and we bow our heads to the Almighty Allah that we have achieved highest number of CME programs last year. We feel pleasure to announce that we have completed 455 such programs in one year which is equal to none.
Our second objective is to keep watch on problems faced by profession and individual doctors. We promptly act to solve these problems. There are many examples of such struggles both at individual and collective levels.
Coming to FAMILYCON 2018, it is undoubtedly talk of the town and every doctor now knows how popular this conference is amongst medical and pharma community. Pharma Industry and other observers rate this conference as the biggest conference of medical profession and no other conference comes even closer to it. This is all due to All Mighty Allah otherwise we, the poor human beings, cannot achieve it without His blessings.
This year, there are 3 workshops on day1 and 3 on day 2.
-On day 1:
1- Ultra Sonography Workshop: Many top notch professors and consultants will be covering topics of family physicians’ interest and special sessions for gynae and obstetrics ultrasound.
2- Diabetes Workshop: This is another gem in our crown. We are basically the trend setters while others are just followers. This time, diabetes workshop is being arranged with the help of Association of Clinical Diabetalogists
3- Hepatology is another field where PAFP excels and, in this workshop, Abroad speakers and big guns of this specialty will be participating in this workshop.
1- Dermatology Workshop: Beginning with state of art dermatology session with five legends of dermatology of as speakers and their staff on work stations will practically demonstrate skin diseases to the participants.
2- Paeds Workshop: This workshop is headed by Prof. Tariq Bhatti, Prof. Muhammad Ali Khan, Prof. Muhammad Shahid, Prof. Munir Saleemi, Prof. Masood Sadiq and Prof. Ghulam Mustafa. It will be another state of art workshop with topics relating to family medicine.
3- Gynae and Obs Workshop: Last two year we started another state of art workshop for our female colleagues. This idea was highly appreciated and this year Prof. Fareed Zafar, Prof. Shaheena Asif has taken it to highest level. It will be a conference within the conference. A legendary personality, Prof. Rashid Latif will be the chief guest and 21 highly ranked professors will teach day to day problems being faced by lady doctors in a novel way.
-Inaugural Session: On the same day in the afternoon, there will be a grand inaugural session in which personalities from medical profession, government dignitaries, Heads of Institutions will be participating. Medals and shields will be presented to the medical community having different services to the humanity. Pharmaceutical exhibition will be inaugurated by the chief guest.
From morning till evening, 36 speakers will talk about different specialties and medical problems. For the first time in our history we have arranged our scientific program in two parallel halls. The conference will end with a grand gala dinner and entertainment program. This time, delegates from whole Pakistan and abroad are going to participate and Insha’Allah, this conference will be a great success.
May Allah help us to achieve our goals! Pakistan Paindabad!
Message from Chief Organizer
By the grace of ALMIGHTY ALLAH the academy is holding 28th Annual International Medical conference FAMILYCON-2018 at the historic city of Lahore. Which provides a perfect backdrop for such an august event.
FAMILYCON also provides healthy atmosphere to the pharmaceutical & non-pharmaceutical companies for the promotion of their products to thousands of doctors under one roof and also to the busy practitioners to take time off and to come together to share ideas and experiences. I hope Pharma industry & family Physicians every corner of Pakistan grace the occasion by bear presence.
Our slogan is ethical promotion of drugs for patients whose efficacy, economy and availability is ensured.
Message by Secretary
Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ch
Respectable family physicians! it is my utmost honour and privilege to welcome all of you in Familycon 2018. While you are reading this publication in a comfortable environment of your home or clinic, many of the organizers are busy in the final arrangements of this mega event of the year. All of these dedicated and selfless volunteers are not only very busy practitioners but also devoted family men and women. They are rendering their free services only for ;
” The uplift of family physicians and family medicine in Pakistan”
I hope that all of you have received the complete program of scientific sessions and the workshops. You are very kindly requested to decorate this esteem conference of the year by your presence. Also bring your colleagues and class fellows in this event and put your share to make this event a great success.
Message by Vice Chairman
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to FAMILYCON 2018 the 28th Annual International Conference on Family Medicine & Exhibition, an annual event which focuses on the realms of Family Medicine and how its different aspects cover varied age groups, genders, disease prevention, rehabilitation and the integrated role between the primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare in Pakistan.
FAMILYCON has advanced its reach and scope to cover specialized topics. These topics have been selected based on the growing needs of the community and in a bid to bring about more awareness on primary health services. Our utmost priority through this event is to enhance the health sector in the Pakistan, through strengthening the concept of Family Medicine among the society and educating the community on common medical emergencies, curative measures and areas that require comprehensive care. We strive to provide the best knowledge and expertise derived from different parts of the world, while focusing on presenting new and innovative topics.
Our efforts to establish a convenient forum for family medicine practitioners and allied health care professionals is well reinforced by the active participation of healthcare providers and related agencies including pharma companies, medical centers and leading medical institutions. FAMILYCON proves to be a perfect platform for delivering primary health care and presents a unique opportunity for professionals from all facets of medicine, to interact with each other, share advancements and common concerns of their profession.
We look forward to welcome all family physicians, scientists, researchers, product specialists, young innovators and decision makers to this three day health forum, which aims at better health, better community and better wellbeing for one and all.
FAMILYCON facilitates knowledge transfer and networking and brings about a civic health consciousness, thereby reducing emergencies and encouraging preventive care.
Enjoy your stay in Lahore and have a memorable participation in FAMILYCON.
Message by the Conference Secretary
Assalamoalaikum Respected colleagues,
I invite you to the grand academic event of doctors practicing as family physicians. The only true representative conference ‘Familycon’ holds this event every year.
Respected colleagues, as a conference secretary it is my proud privilege to welcome you all in the 28th Annual conference of Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians. No doubt, it is a well-awaited auspicious occasion for us all and we shall celebrate it in a befitting manner. It is on 12-13 and 14th January 2018 in the historic city of Lahore.
I also invite and welcome pharmaceutical companies to join hands with us and make this mega event milestone for the future. Last but not the least it is my earnest desire that this wonderful program reaches a fruitful logical end. I also wish and hope that our 28th conference conducted with the professional acme of Dr. Tariq Mian, Dr. Saeed Ahmad and Dr. Tahir Ch. is rated as one of the best conference in Pakistan. I request all of the doctors to participate in it and make this conference a successful one.
My best wishes and good luck for the organizing committee.