LAHORE: Prof. M. Ishaq a noted cardiologist from Karachi was unanimously
elected as the new President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation at a meeting
held here on April 27th 2018
for a two years term. Prof. Shahbaz Kureshi another noted cardiologist
from Islamabad was also chosen as President-elect. The meeting was
chaired by Prof. Javed Akram the outgoing President of the Foundation.
The participants also thanked Prof. Javed Akram for his contribution to
promote the aims and objectives of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation during
his term and hoped that the new President will follow the traditions set
by all the former Presidents to create awareness among the public as
well as healthcare professionals to promote the use of Aspirin in its
well established indications.
The meeting also thanked Prof. M. Akbar Chaudhry another former
President of the Foundation for organizing the National Conference for
the third time in Lahore. The meeting was attended by most of the
founder members including former Presidents i.e. Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik,
Prof. Abdus Samad, Maj. Gen. Ashur Khan, Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Vohra, Prof.
Akbar Chaudhry. Other senior cardiologists who graced the occasion with
their presence included senior cardiologists Dr. Shaukat Malik and Dr.
Shahbaz Kureshi, Dr. Dawar Majeed from Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Prof. A.
Rashid Khan and Prof. Mansoor Ahmad from Karachi, Prof. Naeem Aslam from
Faisalabad, Prof. Saulat Siddique from Lahore. Prof. M. Ishaq in his
brief address thanked the members for reposing their trust in him and
said he will try to come up to their expectations.
Pakistan Aspirin Foundation had a meeting at Lahore on April 27th,
2018. Group photograph taken during
the council meeting shows sitting from (L to R) Maj. Gen. Ashur Khan,
Prof. Abdus Samad, Dr. Shaukat
Malik, Prof. Ejaz Ahmed Vohra, Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik, Prof. M. Akbar
Chaudhry. Standing from (L to R)
Prof. Saulat Siddique, Dr. Dawar Majeed, Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Prof.
Javed Akram, Prof. M. Ishaq,
Prof. A. Rasheed, Prof. Mansoor Ahmed, Prof. Naeem Aslam, Prof. Shahbaz
Kureshi and Mr. Kashif Riaz
from Acto Laboratories which sponsor CME Activates of the Foundation.
Earlier Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid General Secretary Pakistan Aspirin
Foundation presented details of the CME activities, organizing seminars,
multidisciplinary Group Discussions besides Breakfast Sessions at PHL
and Pakistan Cardiac Society meetings in various cities of Pakistan. He
thanked the members for their devotion, dedication to the cause to
promote Aspirin and hoped that they will continue to uphold professional
ethics as in the past. The participants of the meeting also appreciated
the unlimited help and support extended by Atco Laboratories for the CME
and other academic activities organized by Pakistan Aspirin Foundation
for the last many years. Mr. Kashif Riaz Business Unit Head of Atco who
coordinates with the Pakistan Aspirin Foundation in its CME activities
was also present on this occasion. Detailed report on the National
Conference of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation held at Azra Naheed Medical
College in collaboration with Superior University on April 28th 2018
which was followed by pre-conference Workshops on April 27th to follow.