CANCELLED: Professor Saeed Sadiq Hamid – A rising hepatitis C burden in Pakistan: what is the optimal response?

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Professor Saeed Sadiq Hamid

Professor Saeed Sadiq Hamid

Professor, Department of Medicine and Director of Clinical Trials Unit, The Aga Khan University (Pakistan)

Dr Saeed Sadiq Hamid is a Professor, Department of Medicine, and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Dr Hamid trained in Medicine and Gastroenterology in the UK and in Hepatology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, USA. He formerly served as Vice President, Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and President of the Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) and was also a member of the Guidelines and Publications Committee of World Gastroenterology Organization and the Executive Council of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL). Dr Hamid formerly chaired the WHO Guidelines Development Group for Hepatitis C in 2015 and 2017. His main research interests are viral hepatitis and liver failure, and has authored 150 peer reviewed publications and three book chapters.

Abstract

Pakistan is currently experiencing one of the greatest hepatitis C burdens of our time, challenged by high hepatitis C prevalence as well as rising cases of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This presentation will highlight key responses to this epidemic, underscoring primary implications for health research, policy, and practice.

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