CP KSA Health Seminars - 21st March 2008 - Riyadh

A Community Project of Contact Pakistan for its KSA Community

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Lecture #1 Presentation Title : Common Eye Problems
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Dr. Mansoor Farooqi
Dr Farooqi is an outstanding Pakistani Ophthalmologist currently associated with Suleiman Al Habib Medical Centre Riyadh.  Dr Farooqi special interest of work is refractive errors of eyes and cataract, as of today he has performed more than 5000 successful Cataract operations.  Dr Farooqi  obtained his MBBS certificate from Liaquat Medical College , Hyderabad . Completed his Internship and post graduation training in ophthalmology from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical institute and Civil Hospitals Karachi.  He secured his MCPS and FCPS in Ophthalmology from College of Physician of Surgeon of Pakistan.  Fetched his FRCS in Ophthalmology from Royal College of Ophthalmology Edinburgh .  Dr Farooqi has also written publications on ophthalmology.

Main topics:
Eye Injuries, Cataract and Glaucoma
Target audience: All ages both sexes. Especially parents of growing age children
What audience will achieve?

These three topics are extremely informative for the whole community. Eye injuries are common since they can lead to blindness and need urgent attention. New correction options are available for refractive errors like contract lenses and laser correction of vision in contrast to conventional Spectacles. Their Pros ands Cons will be discussed. Knowing the difference of what is difference between Normal and abnormal development of vision is very important for new parents. They at times are first indicators of developmental problems. Caregivers & parents responsible to take their child to the Eye specialist if they see anything abnormal will greatly benefit.

Lecture #2 Presentation Title: Obesity Causes, Management and avoidance
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Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Irfan Khan
Dr Muhammad Irfan Khan, graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi.  Worked as intern and Resident in, Civil Hospital Karachi, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi, and Aga Khan University Hospital in various areas of Medicine, such as Vascular surgery, TB Clinic, Leprosy Clinic, HTN Clinic and Diabetic Counseling Clinics.  Chief attending Resident and Demonstrator in Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology in ASH.  Currently working in an International Pharmaceutical company as Medical Advisor.

Main Topic: Obesity: Prevention and Management
Target audience: All age groups all gender
What audience will achieve?
Being overweight is the biggest problem we face these days. It is a major factor in development of Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Diseases. It is being labeled as one of the important causes of many cancers. People are using different diets and trying abnormal ways to fight obesity moving away from healthy eating and living habits. Dr. Irfan will highlight the magnitude of the problem and its relationship to a healthy life style. What we can do and What we should not do trying to loose weight.