LAHORE - The Friends of Shaukat Khanum in collaboration with Pakistan’s leading fashion and entertainment fraternity are back once again with the annual Festival of Life.

An all-day carnival for families that promises to be even bigger than last year, the Festival of Life will be held at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore on March 8 from 12:00noon to 5:00pm.

All proceeds raised from the festival will go towards the construction of the second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Peshawar. Indeed the Festival of Life hopes to raise funds to help complete the construction of the hospital and enablethe facility to be operational by December 2015.

The event will include an exciting fashion lounge organised by the prestigious Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), with clothes donated from over 60 leading designers and retail brands including: MARIA B, HSY, Nida Azwer, Sana Salman, Sublime by Sara, Sania Maskatiya, The House of Kamiar Rokni, Karma, Sana Safinaz, Faraz Manan, Mehdi, Shehla Chatoor, Kayseria, Khaadi and many more.

Patrons at the Festival will be able to purchase trendy apparel at special discounted rates of up to 70 per cent off their original price. Additionally, the festival will feature a food court and a festive play area for children set up by party planners extraordinaire, Confetti. A live musical performance by acclaimed percussion ensemble Quadrum and a special raffle with dozens of exciting prizes to be won will also enliven the event.

Workshop on Continuing

Medical Education

The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) arranged its first workshop under Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme at PMA House on Friday.

The PMA will hold workshops on weekly basis to enable doctors to complete CME score, prerequisite for registration with PMDC. Dr Shahid Malik delivered lecture on Medical Negligence; Dr Shahid Shahab on Management of Dislocated Jaw; and Dr Zulfiqar took review session of MCQs of Pathology. PMA Lahore president Dr Tanveer Anwar apprised the participants that PMA would ensure that CME workshop would be held on each Friday and, in this regard, process of enrolment of doctors as participants had been started.