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Updates on Dengue Fever

Department of Continuing Professional Education offers one Category-1 credit for this Symposium
Moderator : Dr Asim Beg 11:30-11:35 am 11:35-11:45 am Welcome Address & Introduction Dr Wasim Jafri When to test with what? Diagnostic measures Dr Erum Khan Understanding the new treatment guidelines for Dengue Fever Dr Faisal Mahmood Hematological manifestations Dr Usman Shaikh Prevention of Dengue: Are we focusing on the right measures? Dr Farheen Ali Discussion with Experts

AKU is accredited by the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Preamble Dengue has emerged as a worldwide problem since the 1950s. With more than one-third of the worlds population living in areas at risk of dengue and up to 100 million people are infected yearly, this is now a leading cause of morbidity in the tropics and subtropics. While Dengue in Pakistan was diagnosed as early as 1995, cases have increased dramatically since 2005 and cyclic epidemics occur. Over the last year, new modalities for diagnosis are now available allowing for more rapid identification of patients. Management of patients has also been greatly simplified by WHO. Vaccines are being developed but as of now mosquito control remains the key method of preventing the infection.

11:45-11:55 am

11:55 am-12:05 pm 12:05 -12:15 pm

12:15 -12:30 pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 11:30 am- 12:30 pm Lecture Hall 3

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to: Appreciate the public health challenges for dengue fever Learn the clinical presentation of the disease Know the new advancements in its diagnosis and management Understand the preventive modalities

Session is open to all health physicians

Organised by: Department of Continuing Professional Education

For registration: Conference Secretariat Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi Tel: 021 3493 0051 Ext: 4578/4584 Direct: 021 3486 4578/3486 4584 Email:

For further information: Dr Farhan Vakani Department of Continuing Professional Education Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi Tel: 021 3486 4974 Direct: 021 3486 4974