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International symposium on “Hepatitis B Virus: Emergence and Surveillance” 2nd April 2013

 

Symposium Theme:

 
Chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor for development of end-stage liver disease, including cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. The objective of this activity is to provide an understanding of the disease impact, prevention, diagnosis, testing, benefits from treatment, and screening for liver cancer. The symposium will provide opportunity for scientists, professionals and students to present their latest findings and discuss their current work related with basic and applied aspects of HBV infections. We hope the meeting will promote the exchange of ideas and international cooperation and collaboration among researchers and also with the people related to pharmaceutical industries.
 

Main topics:

 
•    Molecular Virology of HBV: The Molecular Basis of Persistence
•    HBV Clearance - A Case of Immune-induced Latency
•    Animal Model of HBV –Recent update
•    Translational Research in HBV infection
•    HBV Reactivation in Pakistan
•    Liver Transplantation and HBV
•    HBV Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma
•    Current epidemiological profile of HBV infection from Pakistan
 
 
 

Keynote speaker:

 
Dr. Aleem Siddiqui (Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA)

 

 

 

Invited speakers:

 

 

 
1. Dr. Zahid Azam
Associate Professor Gastroenterology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
&
Assistant Director, National Institute of Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases, Karachi
 
2. Dr. Amir Mehmood
(Head of Vaccines, Amson Vaccine & Pharma (Pvt) Ltd. Rawalpindi Cantt.
 
3. Dr. Idrees Ahmed
Associate Professor, Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, Lahore
 
4. Brigadier Dr. Aga Babar
Head of Virology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi
 
5. Dr. Iftikhar Qayuum
Director Medical Research, Rehman Medical College, Hyatabad, Peshawar
 

Symposium Conveners:

 
Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Professor & Principal
Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad
 
Dr. Hajra Sadia
Assistant Professor
Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad
 

Symposium Date and Time:

 
April 2nd, 2013
09:00 to 17:00
 

Symposium Secretariat:

 
Auditorium
Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad

 

 

 

For registration please contact:

 
1. Dr. Hajra Sadia
Phone: +92 51 90856129
Fax: +92 51 90856102
E-mail: hbvsymposium@asab.nust.edu.pk
 
2. Dr. Hussnain Janjua
Phone: +92 51 90856140
Fax: +92 51 90856102
E-mail: hbvsymposium@asab.nust.edu.pk