College of Family Medicine Pakistan celebrated the “World Family doctors Day” at NICH auditorium. On 14th May 2017. The theme for the World Family Doctors Day was “Depression” this year. The program was very well attended by eminent Professors and Faculty of the College and the members of the college. The College awarded the Excellence in Family Medicine to Dr. Ross Masood, Dr. Aziz Khan Tank for their dedication and life time services for Family medicine. Prof. Riaz Qureshi, who was awarded Excellence in Family Medicine last year, personally received his award this year.
Dr. Shehla Naseem the Secretary General of the College welcomed all participants and remarked that the day’s attendance made her feel proud to be amongst the eminent constellation of such prominent Professors, academia and family physicians. She thanked her colleagues and seniors for voluntarily supporting the college and its educational programs.
The “Friend of Family Medicine” awards were also presented. These awards are presented to eminent professors and academia and people who exceptionally support the College in its educational pursuits for family medicine. This year the College awarded “Friend of Family Medicine” award to Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo, Prof. Abdul Samad Shera, Prof. Mohammad Zaman Shaikh, Associate Prof. Khalid Shafi and Prof. Jamal Raza.
A motivational talk on education was given by Prof. Samad Shera. He elaborated the importance of education and the teachers, and how this relationship affects the capacity and stature of the students. His address was followed by a keynote lecture on Depression by Prof. Iqbal Afridi in keeping with the theme for world family medicine Day. His lecture was thought provoking and extremely relevant to our lives. The College presented 1 free CME hour to all 170 doctors attending the lecture.
Prof. Zaman Shaikh the program director of “fighting diabetes” the certificate course for management of diabetes, launched yet another certificate program on “Endocrine disorders & metabolic bone disease” from the CFMP platform. He also gave precious tips to family Physicians and attending doctors for managing diabetes in Ramadan.
Prof Zaman Shaikh also advised the family physicians about the various opportunities available for family physicians for in diabetology. Prof. Riaz Qureshi in his talk underlined the importance of CME for family physicians.
The event was marked by the usual punctuality and discipline of the family physicians and it was much appreciated by everyone. Certificates were awarded to people successfully attending and completing the 11th Revision Course, and people who successfully passed the second certificate course of fighting diabetes. Dr. Mohammad Safdar from Multan stood first, Dr Shaista Qamar secured second position and Dr. Sadaf Badiuzzaman secured the third position in the diabetes course. The position holders received their shields and certificates from Prof. Abdul Samad Shera and Prof. Mohammad Zaman Shaikh. Certificates and pins were awarded to all participants of 2nd course who passed the exams.
The acting chairman of College of Family Medicine Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Ameen Kharadi presented the vote of thanks to the course faculty, organizers, course participants, members of the press and academia and everyone from the college who participated in the success of the day’s program and events. The program concluded at 2.pm followed by lunch.