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Moot on cardiac thoracic surgery concludes

By Bureau report
November 20, 2023
A doctor delivers his presentation at a local hotel during PICs three-day international conference on cardiac thoracic surgery in this still on November 19, 2023. — YouTube/POCOfficial
A doctor delivers his presentation at a local hotel during PIC's three-day international conference on cardiac thoracic surgery in this still on November 19, 2023. — YouTube/POCOfficial

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC) hosted a three-day international conference on cardiac thoracic surgery which concluded with participation from cardiac surgeons and cardiologists from around the globe.

The conference featured presentations on cutting-edge and novel cases related to heart diseases, providing a platform for knowledge exchange. Riffat Anjum, a spokesperson for PIC, said that under the auspices of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, the PCI organised a three-day conference where thoracic surgeons conducted live surgeries, including Minimally Invasive Surgery, Med Cape, TAVR, Thoracic Esophagectomy, Surgical TEE Workshop, and presentations by experts on various topics.

The theme of the conference was “Empowering Quality through Collaboration for a Bright Future in Cardiac Surgery”. The participants highlighted how conferences of this nature promoted networking and collaboration, fostering opportunities for future cooperation, research projects, and leadership roles.

The conference was jointly organized by the Pakistan Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons and Peshawar Institute of Cardiology. Dr Hasanat, President of Pakistan Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, expressed satisfaction with the successful international conference held in Peshawar. He acknowledged the efforts of the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology in bringing together experts and professionals from various institutions and organizations, promoting the exchange of knowledge and advancements in cardiac surgery.

Dr Shahkar Ahmad Shah, Medical Director PIC and Conference Convener of the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology, said that providing the best and globally standardised facilities for treatment had always been the institute’s top priority.

He highlighted the institute’s achievements, receiving numerous national and international honors within a short span of three years. He commended the participation of cardiovascular and thoracic health experts from Pakistan and abroad, contributing to the success of the conference.

The conference shed light on the importance of increasing representation of women in cardiac surgery. Women presenters emphasized the significance of empowering women to pursue careers in surgery, addressing gender imbalances within the profession.

Topics covered in the conference included Adult Cardiology, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery Perfusion, and Anesthesia. Various articles and presentations were delivered on these subjects, showcasing the latest developments in the field.

In the closing remarks, Dr Shahkar thanked the participants and acknowledged the organizing committee for their efforts in making the conference a success. Appreciation certificates were distributed to recognise the contributions of those involved in organising and executing the event.