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APPS UK FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTER SYMPOSIUM: PAKISTAN VISION 2030

APPS UK FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTER SYMPOSIUM: PAKISTAN VISION 2030

DATE: Sunday 25 October 2020
TIME: 3 P.M. GMT, 8 P.M. PST

In this symposium our speakers and panellists will discuss strategies to deliver universal health coverage in Pakistan by 2030 and how APPS UK can contribute towards this agenda.

SPEAKER:

■ Dr Faisal Sultan, Federal Health Minister of Pakistan

PANELLISTS:
■ Dr Fraz Mir
■ Mr Nadeem Khwaja
■ Dr Masood Ahmed
■Mr Azhar Iqbal
■ Dr Abdur Rehman Shahid
■ Mr Tahir Mehmood

HOSTED BY:
■ Dr Affan Qaiser
■ Dr Atif Shafique

Please see profiles below:

▪︎ Dr Fraz Mir, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine based in Cambridge. He graduated from University of London and Is Head of School of Medicine at Health Education East of England. He has been Associate International Director of Royal College of Physicians of England and has recently been appointed as Chair of BNF Joint Formulary Committee.

▪︎ Mr Nadeem Khwaja, Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from University of Manchester and is now Associate Head of School of Surgery for Health Education England Northwest Region looking after >700 surgical trainees and Regional Surgical Advisor Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

▪︎ Dr Masood Ahmed is a GP and Chief Medical Officer for NHS Black Country & West Birmingham CCGs. He graduated from Imperial College London and has a head for strategy, a passion for innovation and a commitment to value-based healthcare. Being a digitally focussed healthcare leader with over 20 years’ experience in the NHS, international healthcare and commercial sector, his recent leadership positions include Global Medical Director – Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chief Digital Officer – Health Innovation Network, and Senior Advisor – DigitalHealth, London.

▪︎ Dr Abdur Rehman Shahid, Emergency Medicine Specialist based in Frankfurt, Germany. He works at BG Emergency & Trauma Center Ludwigshafen / Rheine University of Heidelberg. He is also a Heli Doctor and is trained to fly Air Ambulance. His work was recently recognised by the Pakistan Government and he received the Foreign Minister’s Honours Award.

▪︎ Mr Tahir Mahmood is a European Scientist based in Norway. He is known for knowledge based methods to handle complex problems with dynamic process models as exclusive expertise. As a researcher Tahir has been attached to the national projects in Norway and European Union, working as a consultant, developer and project director.

Please register for this symposium via:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fcx0–kdQ_-OfegLwrLuQg

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN THE UK FOR DOCTORS

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN THE UK FOR DOCTORS:

The programme, that will run for 2-3 years, starts towards the second half of 2021 and the interviews (face to face or Zoom) will take place in the spring as per pandemic restrictions.

Hospital placements are scattered all over England and almost all specialities are catered for. You will be paid a full time salary which ranges between £38,693 – £49,036 + extra remuneration as per on call duties.

The programme consists of 3 main elements:

> Research Module
> Clinical Module
> Dissertation

The academic & clinical modules are taught by the university on Saturdays (2 sessions per month). Some teaching may take place during the week outside normal working hours. The university course fee for the programme leading to a Masters degree is £35,000. This is for the entire programme of 2-3 years and can be paid in instalments.

You will come to the UK on a Tier 2 visa which is extendable after 3 years provided you secure another job in the NHS after this programme.

If offered a place on this course you will be sponsored for General Medical Council registration provided you meet all of the GMC criteria:

1. Primary medical qualification recognised by GMC

2. Passed English exam (IELTS / OET) to meet the GMC requirements for PLAB exemption

3. Have obtained a postgraduate medical qualification in your chosen speciality

4. You have never attempted and failed any part of PLAB exam (in which case you are not allowed to apply for PLAB exemption through any route).

5. You must be engaged in clinical practice for at least 3 out of last 5 years.

6. It is a GMC requirement that international medical graduates (IMGs) applying for Full GMC registration via sponsorship route remain in clinical practice for the proceeding 12 months.

There will be an intense competition for this highly attractive scheme and doctors are expected to apply from all over the word.

To enhance your chances of success APPS UK will assist Pakistani doctors in writing an excellent CV and conduct free interview preparation courses.

Please send your CV to: appsuk@gmail.com so we can review before forwarding to the Programme Directors.

If you should have any further queries please contact Dr Abdul Hafeez on: +44 7702099167

APPS UK SYMPOSIUM: PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION (PMC)

APPS UK SYMPOSIUM: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION (PMC):

DATE: Sunday 18 October
TIME: 4 P.M. BST, 8 P.M. PST

In this Symposium our panellists will discuss the challenges ahead for the new PMC in regulating the medical profession in Pakistan as well as the issues faced by overseas doctors in renewing their registration or obtaining good standing certificates etc

SPEAKER:

▪︎ Dr Arshad Taqi, President Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC)

PANELLISTS:

▪︎ Dr Ashfaque Ahmed, Consultant Emergency Medicine, London, UK

▪︎ Dr Abdul Rehman Khwaja, Specialist in Emergency Care, Frankfurt, Germany

▪︎ Mr Shakeel Puri, President APPS UK

▪︎ Dr Abdul Hafeez, Founder & CEO APPS UK

Please register for this symposium at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z88R6ZA2ScaDNGo6OWIrkQ

APPS UK SYMPOSIUM: EXTENDING YOUR PRIVATE PRACTICE USING DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORMS

APPS UK SYMPOSIUM: EXTENDING YOUR PRIVATE PRACTICE USING DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORMS

DATE: Sunday 11 October
TIME: 4 P.M. BST 8 P.M. PST

SPEAKERS:

● Dr Waqas Ahmed is a Florida based physician (Consultant Nephrologist) and an international speaker on digital health and telemedicine. He is Founder and CEO of TelePhysicians, CURA4U, SmartClinix and SHIFA4U. He has been named among top 50 CEOs of Digital Healthcare companies. He was invited to United Nations to present his work at its Universal Health Conference.

● Professor Suhail Chughtai is a London based Orthopaedic Surgeon and APPS UK Director of Digital Health. He is an expert Medico-legal Examiner and Microsoft Certified Tele-Health expert. He is Founder of Medical City Online and works with Pakistan Government on its Sehat Ghar Project.

Please register for this symposium via this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xwHKDrhoTxuGj9ipEHuNNw

APPS UK GMC FITNESS TO PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM

APPS UK GMC FITNESS TO PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM: FAIR TO REFER & LEARNING FROM CASE STUDIES:
DATE: Thursday 8 October 2020
TIME: 1900 – 2000 Hrs
In this symposium our speakers will explain GMC’s Fitness to Practice procedures, present few case studie, latest data on Fitness to Practice hearings and outline the support available for doctors who are referred to the General Medical Council.

You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to the GMC.

SPEAKERS:

▪︎ Howard Lewis, GMC Regional Liaison Adviser

▪︎ Tista C Gannon, Head of GMC Outreach Team

There is an overwhelming demand for this symposium and limited places. Please register as soon as possible via this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UbIDkkESQzi995L4druNrQ

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR: ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR DOCTORS

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR: ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR DOCTORS AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

DATE: SUNDAY 23 AUGUST
TIME: 4 P.M. BST, 8 P.M. PST

There is a severe lack of training in communication in certain parts of the world. Some doctors also struggle in British postgraduate exams because they lack these skills.

In this webinar our panellists will discuss the power of communication and the perceived barriers to effective communication.

This is intended for medical students, doctors and allied health professionals.

PANELLISTS:

Dr Masood Ahmed, Recently appointed as Chief Medical Officer of NHS Black Country and West Midlands CCGs.

Dr Ansar Hayat, GP in Wakefield, UK

Dr Nabil Sami, Instructor, Canada

Dr Abdul Hafeez, GP and CEO APPS UK

Please register for this webinar via this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QtyqrrQBSD6wnSpJLwDqbw

APPS UK WOMEN SURGEONS WEBINAR

APPS UK WOWEN SURGEONS WEBINAR: SURGICAL GRAND ROUND

DATE: 16 Aug 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM BST 8:00 PST

In this exciting webinar some of our trailblazing female surgeons will share their personal journeys to successful surgical careers.

They will dispel some of the perceived myths and aim to inspire our future generation of surgeons.

This webinar is intended for doctors at all grades as well as medical students.

Our diverse panel of female surgeons from all over the UK comprise of:

■ Ms Sadie Khwaja – Consultant ENT Surgeon

■ Ms Ambareen Kauser – Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon

■ Ms Sabeen Akhtar – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

■ Ms Mamoona Khalid Raja – Consultant ENT Surgeon

■ Ms Mahwash Nadeem – Consultant Urological Surgeon

■ Ms Saira Khawaja – Consultant Breast Surgeon

■ Ms Amara Suhail – Consultant Gynaecologist

■ Ms Orooj Ali – Colorectal & General Surgeon

■ Ms Andleeb Younas – Neurosurgeon

The demand for this webinar is expected to be extremely high so please register as soon as possible via this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T9j7DW0mRwuSnwCIWezKDw

APPS UK EMERGENCY MEDICINE WEBINAR SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

APPS UK EMERGENCY MEDICINE WEBINAR:
Developing Resilience in the Emergency Medicine Departments in the wake of COVID-19DATE: Sunday 9 August
TIME: 4 p.m. London, 8 p.m. Islamabad

SPEAKERS:

■ Dr Yasmeen Hasnian, Consultant Emergency Medicine, London UK

■ Prof Junaid Abdul Razzak, Consultant Emergency Medicine, John Hopkins Hospital, USA

■ Prof Abdus Salam Khan, President Pakistan Society of EmergencyMedicine, Dean Faculty of Emergency Medicine CPSP

■ Prof Shoaib Shafi, Senior Vice President College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan

■ Dr  Khawaja Junaid Mustafa, Director Clinical Risk Management, Shifa International

■ Dr Hamid Shahzad, Director Emergency Medicine, Lady Reading Hospital

In this webinar Emergency Medicine experts from around the globe will share their experiences of handling COVID-19 crisis and what lessons could be learnt.

APPS UK is presenting this webinar in partnership with Pakistan Society of Emergency Medicine

Please register for this popular webinar via this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wgm9dACWSgCUa7IabZ_XQQ

APPS UK FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR DOCTORS & NURSES IN PAKISTAN:

APPS UK FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR DOCTORS & NURSES IN PAKISTAN:

The Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom is delighted to offer this virtual language course for the health professionals in Pakistan.

It will help those who are planning to pursue postgraduate training in the UK.

The course will provide training in all 4 components of the examination and high yield strategies to maximise scores in OET and IELTS.

Please register for this course via this link:
https://forms.gle/qnkEATuH4xCUEzy17

The demand for this course is extremely high and places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Please feel free to forward or share with any friends or colleagues who may benefit.

APPS UK VICE CHANCELLORS WEBINAR 19 JULY 2020

APPS UK VICE CHANCELLOR’S WEBINAR: COVID-19 HOW ARE WE COPING?

DATE: SUNDAY 19 JUL 2020
TIME: 4 P.M. BST 8 P.M. PST

PANELLISTS:

■ Dr Naqib Ullah Achakzai, VC Bolan Medical University, Quetta

■ Dr Saeed Qureshi, VC Dow Medical University, Karachi

■ Dr Arshad Javaid, VC Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

■ Dr Javed Akram, VC University of Health Sciences, Lahore

■ Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, VC King Edward Medical University, Lahore

In this webinar the Vice Chancellors of some of the leading institutions of Pakistan will share their experiences and propose the way forward.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J4dD0VdRTRuFjtiP4nILRQ

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