International Workshop on "Functional Urology"

A five-day international workshop on " functional urology" an ailment dealing with control of involuntary leakage of urine particularly prevalent in female population of the country began at SIUT .

Over two hundred delegates including medical experts from abroad are participating in the workshop. On the opening day of the workshop those who presented their papers included Professor Shamim Khan, Dr Sachin Malde, Dr Arun Sahai all from prestigious Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital of London and Dr. Mohammed Belal from renowned Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Discussing the various aspects of ailments speakers pointed out that according to a rough estimate some 6000 female patients register themselves for the treatment every year. The speakers said the number is growing mostly in remote and rural areas of Pakistan where medical facilities in the field of gynecology are limited. Highlighting non-medical aspect of the ailment the speakers said the ailment is a social stigma also as it creates social embarrassment by continuous seepage of urine which often detach a patient from interacting with the society. The medical experts underlined the need of treating this complex issue by adopting modern and updated medical technology.

The proceedings of the five-day workshop include lecture, interactive session and live surgeries. Others who also addressed the workshop in other sessions included Prof.Manzoor Hussain, Prof. Murli Lal,, and Prof Ojengbede. Before the commencement of the workshop Professor Adib Rizvi Director SIUT briefed about the objectives of the workshop.