Islamabad - Speakers at the concluding session of the 10th Biennial Pakistan Society of Nephrology (PSN) International Conference have emphasised the need for doing more CAPD (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis) in chronic kidney failure patients.

The conference  was organised by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, under the guidance of ex-head of department PIMS Nephrology Department and twice past president of PSN, Professor Sameeh Javed Khan and current acting head of department and Associate Professor of Nephrology, PIMS, Dr Mohammad Imtiaz Masroor and Assistant Professor Nephrology PIMS, Dr Syed Sohail Tanveer, in collaboration with all local chapter nephrologists of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and armed forces institutes.

The conference was inaugurated by Prof Jaffar Naqvi. Prof Javed Akram, Vice-Chancellor Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University, PIMS, was the guest of honour.

The theme of the conference was, “Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Challenges in South Asia,” and keeping the theme in mind world renowned specialists of the field nationally and internationally participated in this mega event with zeal. Speakers from most of south Asian countries like Prof George Abraham from India, Prof Rezvi Sherif from Sri Lanka, Dr Dhiraj Manandher from Nepal and other international speakers like Prof Lionel Rostaing from France and Dr Joen Kye Hwang from South Korea, delivered state-of-the-art lectures, where they highlighted the challenges of CKD as well as guidelines and recommendation for deceased organ donor/cadaveric renal transplant, and emphasised at the need of doing more CAPD (continuous amubulatory peritoneal dialysis) in chronic kidney failure patients.

This three days conference was preceded by a two days extensive pre-conference post graduate trainees  course that had the record breaking attendance ever in any course conducted by the society.

At the end there was an election and selection of the new office bearers and the new members of PSN were declared. New president being Prof Nisar Anwar from Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, vice president, Dr. Mohammad Imtiaz Masroor from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), PIMS, Islamabad, and general secretary, Prof Waqar Ahmed, from Shiekh Zayad Hospital, Lahore.