NUST Science Society organized another session as an extension to their signature ‘Meet the Scientist’ series. On Nov 19, the attendees had the chance to meet Maj. Gen. Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani, a cardiologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. The MTS session was attended by students and faculty of NUST as well as Dr. Bilal, Principal CES, Dr. Mujahid, Principal SCME and Dr. Zahid, HoD Materials Engineering, SCME.
The chief guest on this occasion was Dr. Chris J. Willman, CEO of NRG Bio-fuel Inc. Canada.
Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani’s lecture was focused primarily on Cardio- Vascular Diseases (CVD). He began his talk stressing on the commonly known phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’. He discussed the high risk factors and easy changes in lifestyle to combat disease. Dr. Kayani disclosed the results of the Data Analysis that his team carried out to assess the impact of CVD in the county’s population and presented a range of statistics to the audience stating that 23.6 million people are expected to fall victims to CVD by 2013. While answering audience queries, the guest speaker shed some light on his early life in his small village, which he recalled with a smile and stated how he owed his success to the place. He operates a free clinic there, which he attends every weekend. He is also actively involved in overseeing the education standards in his village since he identifies them as his roots, from where he attained success. He urged the students that there is no other way to achieve something than by hard work.
Maj. Gen. Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani has the privilege of being the personal physician to the President and the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He is currently the Executive Director of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. Dr. Azhar also has the honor of serving as President of Pakistan Cardiac Society and Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at AFIC. Meet the Scientist Sessions have brought the students at NUST face to face with some of the brightest names in the world of science from the entire country to inspire them.