Author Archives: Luqman Mahmood

19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)

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International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)  announces that its next International Congress on Infectious Diseases (19th ICID) will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 20-23 February 2020, https://icid.isid.org, in partnership with the Malaysian Society for Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC).    


XDR Salmonella – The New Enemy

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MMIDSP in collaboration with Chandka Medical College, Larkana is holding one day seminar on XDR Salmonella on Saturday 27th October, 2018. Prof. Hakim Ali Abro, Prof. Aneela Atta-ur-Rehman, Asst. Prof. Sunil Dodani, Dr. Azizullah Dhilo and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Shaikh will deliver lectures at the occasion. All interested participants are invited to attend the seminar.


Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Diagnosis of Typhoid Fever

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Pakistan is currently facing its first known epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid, which, according to the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, has been detected in more than 2000 people, in 14 districts since 2017. This XDR Salmonella entericaserovar Typhi (S. typhi) is resistant to five classes of antibiotics (chloramphenicol, ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolones, and third-generation […]


41st Annual Conference of PAP & 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology

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Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP) is holding its 41st Annual Conference of PAP & 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology on 9-10 November, 2018 at PC Rawalpindi. Theme of the conference is “ Advances in Molecular Pathology – Insight in the Personalized Medicine”. The conference is being hosted by Armed Forces of Institute […]


Seminar on Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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SIUT is organizing a seminar on “Antibiotic Stewardship Program” in collaboration of PPA-Sindh and MMIDSP on Saturday August 11, 2018. The venue of the seminar is 5th Floor, HSDOC Auditorium, SIUT. Interested participants can get themselves registered by August 09, 2018, till 12 noon through e-mail: [email protected] Highlights of the seminar are: Introduction to ASP […]


ProMed International Society for Infectious Diseases

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For detail information about the activities of ProMed, please  follow the follwing link: June 2018 ProMED-mail Program Summary Subscriptions


PBSA – ASM CCHF Infection Control Short Course Application

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The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) is partnering with the Pakistani Biological Safety Association (PBSA) to offer a short biocontainment course, CCHF: Working Towards Zero Secondary Infections. If you are a hospital employee working with infectious patients, a laboratorian working with CCHF samples, or generally an infection control professional, we want to work with you […]


Quarterly Training Report – Rabies-Free Karachi (RFK)

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Program Director:                Dr. Naseem Salahuddin Project Title:                         Rabies Free Karachi Report Period:                      Quarter 1: January– May, 2018 Pilot Location:     Ibrahim Hyderi, Bin Qasim Town, Karachi Overview: In response to the growing concerns of dog-bite incidents in Karachi, the ‘Rabies-Free Karachi’ project under the aegis of Indus Hospital Research Center (IHRC) was formed. This is […]


PKLI Launches an Infection Control App

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Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, under the guidance of Dr Altaf Ahmed have officially launched an Infection Control app, which is freely available for download on Google Play store.  It can be searched under the title PKLI Infection control. Dr Altaf Ahmed is one of the founder members of the MMIDSP and plays a vital role […]


“Technical skills for clinical microbiologist” has been launched on the PARN website.

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High levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and frequency of health care associated infections (HAI) in Pakistan are a significant cause of concern. Limited awareness about these issues suggests a need for wider discussions. Pakistan Antimicrobial Resistance Network (PARN) set up in March 2007 in association with the Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (IDSP) is a […]