The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Units 1 & 3 organised an awareness seminar on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) on September 27, 2023, under the supervision of Principal FJMC Professor Noreen Akmal at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore.
The worthy Vice Chancellor of FJMU, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit 1 Prof. Ayesha Malik and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit 3 Prof. Shamila Ijaz Munir served as the Chief Organizers. Dr. Saima Chaudhry, Associate Professor FJMU, served as the Moderator.
The month of September is PCOS Awareness Month. This year, the theme is “Conquer the PCO”.
In the welcome address, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal thanked the guest speakers and panellists from different institutions for joining the seminar. He also appreciated the whole Obst. & Gynae Department for arranging a successful awareness seminar. He also admired the unprecedented team spirit of the Obst. & Gynae Department, FJMU/ SGRH.
Prof. Aisha Malik presented a comprehensive overview of PCOS and its further complications. Dr. Amna Rizwi, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at SIMS, discussed the mysteries of PCOS. Ms. Syeda Tayyaba Batool, Dietitian SIMS, highlighted the dietary modifications for the patients suffering from PCOS.
The expert panellists included Prof. Aisha Malik, Prof. Noreen Akmal, Prof. Shamila Ijaz, Prof. Amna Zia, Prof. Shaila Anwar (Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Gurki Teaching Hospital) Dr. Amna Rizwi, Dr. Sara Shehzad (Certified Asthetician) and Ms. Syeda Batool.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women who suffer from PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. PCOS is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS is linked to hormonal imbalance and is a leading treatable cause of infertility in women. The most common symptoms of the disease include an irregular menstrual cycle, abnormal hair growth on the face and body, acne, and weight gain. Symptoms often appear after a woman begins having periods, but they can also be triggered by weight gain.
At the end of the seminar, Prof. Noreen Akmal concluded with a vote of thanks to all the guest speakers and students for their responses and active participation.
The Worthy Vice Chancellor, FJMU Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, also presented a bouquet of flowers to the guests.
An awareness walk was also organised after the conclusion of the seminar.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:September 27, 2023
- End Date:September 27, 2023