5th POSTGRADUATE ON RENAL TRANSPLANTATION UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY CONCLUDED

A three days postgraduate course on renal transplantation urology and nephrology concluded at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) yesterday. Course fifth of its kind was organized by SIUT in collaboration with Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Professor Jeremy Chapman, the visiting renal physician from Australia, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Transplantation Journal discussed various topics including assessing the donor and recipient for transplantation, long term management of renal transplantation, improving dialysis therapy in developing countries. He also highlighted the important features of the course for renal transplantation urology and nephrology. He said the course outline was aimed about the multiple issues concerning dialysis, renal transplantation and its long term outcome.

Professor Chapman who is the Director of Renal Medicine at Westmead Hospital of Sydney and the past President of International Transplantation Society stressed that there is a greater need of the organ donation for the transplantation of renal failure patients and also who have no donor in their family.

Earlier Professor Adib Rizvi Director SIUT welcomed the guest speakers. Others who spoke on the occasion included Dr Jan Swinnen, Donna Oomens, Deborah Kannage all from Sydney, whereas Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, Dr. Bux Ali, Dr. Tahir Aziz from SIUT and others participated in the discussion.