Joint faculties meetings held through video conferencing
Faculties of Surgery and Medicine meets

The joint meeting of the faculties of Deans / Conveners, Secretaries and focal persons of the Faculty of Surgery and Allied held on 11th September 2021 and the Faculty of Medicine and Allied specialists held on 25th September 2021 at CPSP Headquarters, Karachi and its Regional Centres through video conferencing respectively. Both meetings were chaired by Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP. President welcomed the invited academicians. In his introductory remarks, the President said that “our enthusiasm, unfortunately, is dampened as we are faced with the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected not only the CPSP, but the global community as a whole. COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected every walk of life including educational institutions, which have has forced institutions to lockdown their doors, forcing students to fly back home or be locked up in their hostel for a brief period. Medical education, based on intimate interaction with patients, has suffered greatly, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. CPSP, a premier body for postgraduate medical education despite the devastating effect on the teaching/learning process, has timely come up with one of best Response Programmes against COVID-19 and it is being implemented very effectively. CPSP authorities are doing their job with strict compliance of the pandemic SOPs therefore CPSP Headquarters and its regional centres has con-ducted almost all of its activities during this entire period”.

 

 

A view of joint meeting of Faculty of MEDICINE AND ALLIED at CPSP Regional Centre, Lahore. The meeting was chaired by Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP. Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, DGIR, CPSP; Prof. Muhammad Asghar Butt, Councillor, CPSP; Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz, DG, NRP, CPSP (from Peshawar on zoom); Brig. Aamir Waheed Butt, Dean Faculty of PMR, CPSP; Prof. Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab, Dean Faculty of Gastroenterology, CPSP; Prof. Masood Sadiq, Dean, Faculty of Paediatric Cardiology, CPSP; Prof. Ijaz Hussain, Professor of Dermatology, KEMU, Lahore; Prof. Ahsan Nauman, Dean, Faculty of Neurology, CPSP; Prof. Abdul Nasir Shah, Dean, Faculty of Family Medicine; Prof. Nighat Mir, Convener, Committee of Rheumatology, CPSP; Prof. Iram Manzoor, Secretary, Faculty of Community Medicine, CPSP; Prof. Bilquees Shabbir, Chairperson, Department of Medicine, KEMU, Lahore; Prof. Saira Afzal, Head, Department of Community Medicine, KEMU,

The President reiterated that the College would remain steadfast in up gradation of examination standards. The decision to change the format of theory paper towards MCQs was in the same directions. Statistics reflect the structured residency training programs, pass percentage of candidates and other important aspects were highlighted.

The committee members reviewed the FCPS II curriculum in detail where they reassessed the rotation and duration of the training program. The participants also deliberated upon the format of the examination. They also discussed on strengthening the MCQ and SAQ bank of their specialty. The participants gave their feedback regarding the matter. Concluding his talk, the president re-emphasized the changing trends in the international arena, the challenges faced by the College to keep its training systems at par with the international standards and appreciated the continued efforts of all the supervisors in this regard. He finally thanked the participants who were present in the meeting and contribute in its proceedings.
Over 41 Deans/Secretaries attended the meeting of Surgery and Allied, whereas over 33 faculty members participated in the meeting of Medicine and Allied physically and online.

The meetings ended on very positive notes

 

 

A view of joint meeting of Medicine and Allied specialities faculties at Headquarters Karachi with President in Chair.
Prof. Syed Khalid Ahmed Ashrafi, Vice President and Prof. Muhammad Masroor, Treasurer shared their thoughts with the Faculty.

 

 

 

A joint meeting of Deans / Conveners, Secretaries and focal persons of the Faculty of SURGERY AND ALLIED specialities was held on 11th September, 2021. The meeting was chaired by Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP, Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, DGIR, Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz, Councillor & DG, NRP, Prof. Aamer Zaman Khan, Councillor (through video), Prof. Abrar Ashraf Ali, Councillor, Maj. Gen. Shehla Baqai, Councillor, Prof. Muhammad Tayyab, Councillor, Prof. Moazzam Nazir Tarar, Dean faculty of Plastic Surgery, Prof. Khalid Bashir, Dean faculty of Anaesthesiology, Maj. Gen. (R) Iftikhar Manzoor Bhatti, Convener, Committee of CTA, Prof. Riaz Ahmad Warraich, Convener, Committee of OMFS (through video), Prof. Ayesha Shaukat,Focal Person, Committee of Breast Surgery (through video), Prof. Asghar Naqi,Professor of Surgery (through video) attended the meeting at CPSP Regional Centre, Lahore.

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DME conducts various departmental activities

 

Department of Medical Education (DME) of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has continued its various departmental activities in the month of September, 2021. In this month, the DME has conducted faculty meetings, workshops for supervisors and trainees, refresher workshop for the CPSP examiners, supervisors and fellows.

 

CME UNIT:

CME Unit has awarded CME credits through online CME system to the following activities from 1 to 30 September 2021 at CPSP:

S. No.

Department/Unit

No. of Activities

Certificate Generated

1

CS

13

64

2

IT

6

123

3

PSS

12

165

4

RMBDW

35

197

5

AOC

2

21

6

EPEV

12

114

7

RMBMW

5

56

8

SS

5

57

 

Total

90

797

 

FACULTY UNIT:

Faculty Unit has conducted 17 faculty meetings in the month of September, 2021 as per following:

Date

Specialty

Title of Activity

Time

1st Sept., 2021

Urology

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

2nd Sept., 2021

OMFS

Committee Meeting

2:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M

3rd Sept., 2021

Nuclear Medicine

Faculty Meeting

10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M

7th Sept., 2021

Cardiology

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

8th Sept., 2021

Anaesthesiology

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

9th Sept., 2021

Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Meeting

2:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M

14th Sept., 2021

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

15th Sept., 2021

Infectious Diseases

Committee Meeting

3:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M

17th Sept., 2021

Forensic Medicine

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

18th Sept., 2021

Ophthalmology

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

20th Sept., 2021

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Committee Meeting

2:00. P.M to 4:00 P.M

21st Sept., 2021

Family Medicine

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

22nd Sept., 2021

Breast Surgery

Committee Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

29th Sept., 2021

Medicine

Faculty Meeting

9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M

30th Sept., 2021

Community Medicine

Faculty Meeting

2:00. P.M to 4:00 P.M

 

WORKSHOP UNIT:

Total 82 (14 physical, 08 Online, 60 Regional centers) workshops for the trainees and 18 (05 physical and 13 Regional centers) workshops for the supervisors were conducted across the country of the College for various disciplines in the month of September, 2021 with the following details.

 

Supervisory Skills workshop in progress at RC Peshawar

HPE UNIT:

The first contact session of MCPS HPE Batch 2021-23 has been schedule from 25th September to 6th October, 2021. Total 16 participants are attending the module-1 (Overview and Educational Leadership) and module-2 (Adult Learning) in this contact session.

HCSM UNIT:

In the month of September online classes were continued every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm for Batch R-7, semester 1. From September 6 2021 semester 3 for Batch 6 was started online.

*Classes are scheduled from 1 pm daily and continue till 5 pm.

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Online/theory/ TOACS & Clinical examinations held at CPSP

The Examination Department conducts the following examinations in September, 2021.

 

IMM & FCPS-I online examinations

IMM & FCPS-I online/theory examinations were conducted at CPSP Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad & Peshawar conducted during the month of September-2021. A total number of 398 Chief-Invigilators & Invigilators participated in these examinations. Details are given as under:

IMM

FCPS-I

TOACS & Clinical examinations

Detail of FCPS-II, IMM & MCPS TOACS & Clinical examinations were conducted during the subject period is given as under:

FCPS-II (Other Subjects)

Glimpses of Clinical Exam

MCPS

IMM

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Pathology weekly educational meetings held at CPSP Headquarters Karachi, via video link & CPSP Regional Centers
via Zoom Link
in the month of September 2021

In the month of September Department of Pathology CPSP Karachi organized weekly educational meetings in four (04) disciplines of Pathology i.e., Hematology, Chemical Pathology, Histopathology & Microbiology on Saturdays from 10-12 Noon. Twenty two (22) certificates of appreciation were sent to the facilitators participating in these meetings.

Haematology, 4th September 2021:

Dr. Jyoti Mohan Lal, AKU

  •  Chediak-Higashi Syndrome.
  •  Gausher Disease.

Dr. Asma Danish, NIBD

35 years old male with no prior comorbids, diagnosed as a case of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (chronic phase) in 2015 on basis of bone marrow biopsy and BCR-ABL mutation.

Chemical Pathology 11th September 2021:

Dr Zujaja Hina Haroon, AFIP, Islamabad  (Welcome and Introduction)

Case Workup of Adrenal Cortical Disorders

Dr Zujaja Hina Haroon, AFIP, Islamabad

Cushing & Pseudo Cushing’s Syndrome

Prof. Dr Aamir Ijaz, MIU

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Dr Sobia Irum Kirmani AFIP, Islamabad

Dr Afshan Yasir, AFIP, Islamabad Adrenal Insufficiency

Dr Muhammad Usman Munir, AFIP, Islamabad

Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System

Dr Ghazanfar Abbas, Shifa International Hospital

Diagnostic Approach to Primary Aldosteronism

Dr Sikander Hayat Khan, PNS Hafeez

Dynamic tests of adrenal functions

Histopathology 18th September 2021:

Prof. Shahid Pervez, AKU Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Nausheen Yaqoob, Indus Hospital, Karachi

  • 22-year-old male, peritoneal mass biopsy
  • 13 year old Male, Mediastinal mass biopsy

Dr. Hania Naveed, Indus Hospital, Karachi

  •  58 years old male presented with thigh swelling for 5 years.

Dr. Rabia Ali, LNH

  •  24 year old with lesion on face
  • 65 year old male with polypoidal on the anorectal mucosa

Prof. Dr Naila Kayani, AKU

  • 32 year old female with history of amenorrhea

Brig. Dr Nadeem Zafar, AFIP, Islamabad

  •  57 year old lady with swelling & ulceration of base of tongue; radio logically invasive of bobe.
  •  A 71 year old man with swelling of parotid; fine- needle aspirate smear

Dr. Imran Nazir Ahmed, Shifa International Hospital

Case1: 56 years old male.

  • Bilateral axillary and inguinal adenopathy.
  • History of weight loss

Case2: 36 years old female

  • Complained of left nasal obstruction.
  • Upon examination polypoidal mass in left nostril.
  • Intranasal polypectomy done.

Dr Maimoona Aslam, Chughtai institute, Lahore

Case: 60 female, right lobeof thyroid, hemithyroidectomy.

Dr Mudassar Hussain, Shaukat Khanum Lahore

 Case: 40 year old female, Nephrotic range proteinuria

Microbiobiology 25th September 2021: Prof. Dr. Afia Zafar, AKU (Convener) Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Fouzia Zeeshan Khan, DUHS Bacterial Eye Infection

Dr Riffat Saleem, AKU

Prosthetic Joint Infection- An Unusual Organism

A Zoom Link of Chemical Pathology participants at Regional Centre Islamabad

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Academic activities: Regional Centre, Quetta

CPSP Regional Centre, Quetta conducts workshops and online / theory examinations in September, 2021.

Details are given below:

Workshops:

Workshop on “Communication Skills” for MCPS and IMM candidates of different specialties from Bolan Medical Complex, Hospital, and Combined Military Hospital, Quetta, was held from 10th to 12th September, 15th to 17th September 2021. The workshops were facilitated by Lt. Col. Dr. Arshad Khushdil, Classified Pediatrician, CMH, Quetta and Dr. Hazrat Ali Head of Psychiatry Department BMC, Quetta. Fifty two (52) candidates were attended these workshops .

Two workshops on “Introduction to Computer & Internet” for MCPS and IMM candidates of different specialties were also held from 20th to 22nd September, 2021, attended by thirty four (34) candidates.

Examinations:

FCPS-II, IMM, MCPS examinations in different specialties were held at CPSP Regional Center Quetta from 24th to 27th August and 1st September, 2021. In these exams Two Hundred and thirty four (234) candidates appeared.

FCPS-I examinations were conducted at CPSP Regional Center Quetta from 28th to 31st August, 2021. One hundred and sixty nine (169) candidates appeared during the period.

Online Exam in progress at CPSP Regional Center Quetta

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Academic activities: Regional Centre, Faisalabad

CPSP Regional Centre, Faisalabad conducts following Academic activities during September, 2021.

Sr #

Title/Topic of the Activity

Date & Duration

Conducted / Supervised by

 

1

IMM (Conv.) Online Examinations

Sept. 01, 2021

Prof. Muhammad Sultan

 

2

Meeting of the Faculty of Urology (Through video conference)

 

Sept. 01, 2021

 

DME CPSP Karachi

 

3

 

Meeting of the Faculty of Nuclear Medicine (Through video conference)

 

Sept. 03, 2021

 

DME CPSP Karachi

 

4

Workshop on RMB&DW for P.G. Trainees (Through video conference)

 

Sept. 06-09, 2021

Dr. Tayyaba Faisal

 

5

Workshop on RMB&MW for Supervisors (Sargodha)

 

Sept. 13-16, 2021

 

Dr. Tariq Kareem

6

I.T. Workshop for Trainees

Sept. 16-18, 2021

Mr. Mehboob Nazim Shehzad

 

7

I.T. Exemption Test

Sept 18, 2020

Mr. Mehboob Nazim Shehzad

 

8

 

Supervisory kills workshop

 

Sept. 21-23, 2021

 

Prof. Saeed Ashraf Cheema

 

9

Communication Skills workshop for Trainees

 

Sept. 27-29, 2021

 

Prof. Saeed Ashraf Cheema

Communication Skills Workshop for Trainees in progress

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Academic activities: Regional Centre, Multan

During the month of September 2021 workshops for trainees   on   Introduction to Computer & Internet from 06–08, Communication Skills from 07–09, Primary Surgical Skills from 14-16 and Supervisory Skills from 23-25 were held at the CPSP Regional Centre, Multan. One hundred and twenty one (121) candidates were attended these workshops

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Academic activities: Regional Centre, Peshawar

CPSP Regional Centre Peshawar arranged different workshops for Trainees and Supervisors. Details are as under:

Supervisors:

Trainees:

In Research Methodology, Biostatistics & Dissertation Writing (RMB&DW), 3 workshops were held, in which 90 candidates participated; In Introduction to Computer & Internet (IT), 3 workshops were held, in which 120 candidates participated; in Primary Surgical Skills (PSS), 2 workshops were held, in which 60 candidates participated and in Communication Skills (CS), 3 workshops were held, in which 90 candidates participated

CPSP Regional Centre Peshawar conducted the FCPS-I, IMM and FCPS-II Major Subject in the month of August, 2021 under the supervision and directives of Controller Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ali. The total number of candidates appeared in these examinations were 2762 details are as follow:

  1.  FCPS-II Major Subject online exam
  2.   IMM online exam
  3. FCPS-I online exam
  4.  IMM conventional exam

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Academic activities: Regional Centre, Lahore

CPSP Regional Center Lahore conducted the meeting of the Basic Medical Sciences Synopses Evaluation Advisory Committee on 22nd September, 2021. The meeting was chaired by Maj. Gen. (Retd) Abdul Khaiq Naveed. Prof. Hamid Javed Qureshi and Dr. Arslan Ahmad(members) were the attended the meeting.

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