TPT Dhaka Bureau:
The 8th Annual Liver Conference of the South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver was held today (Sunday, October 24) through a hybrid webinar in the classroom of the Liver Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University,Dhaka.
The event was attended by about 1100 respected liver specialists from Bangladesh and South Asia.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered her valuable message on the occasion.
Prof. Dr. Mamun Al Mahtab, General Secretary of the organization gave a welcome address at the commencement of the program, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Mohammad Ebadul Karim MP was present as the special guest and Prof. Dr. SP Singh, President of the South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver inaugurated the program.
The program was divided into several sessions called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver, Hepatitis-B, Presidential Oration, South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver Oration and Covid-19 and Liver.
Prof. Mohammad Rela, Prof. Kaushal Madan, Prof. Ajay Duseja, Prof. Anil Arora, Prof. CA Aipen, Prof. Harshad C. Devarbhavi, Prof. BD Goswami, Prof. Pradeep Bhowmik, Prof. Subrat K, from India attended the 8th Annual Liver Conference , Prof. Vivek A. Saraswant, Dr. Sanjeev Saigal, Dr. Ava Nagral, Dr. Rakhi Mainwal, Prof. Dr. Selimur Rahman from Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Ayub Al Mamun, Dr. Muhammad Mahbub Hossain, Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Dr. Fazal Karim, Dr. Rokhsana Begum, Islam, Dr. Kazi Zakir Hossain, Dr. Sheikh Md. Fazle Akbar from Japan, Prof. K. Rajendra Reddy from USA, Dr. Sanjaya K. Satapathi, Prof. Shudhamsu KC from Nepal, Prof. Guru Dhakal from Bhutan, Prof. Khin Muang Wynn from Myanmar, Sri Lanka Anuradha Deshanayak, Dr. Hasitha Aijevantha, Prof. Jaigam Abbas from Pakistan, Prof. Saeed Hamid, Dr. Lubna Kamani, Dr. Amna Subhan, Dr. Nazish Bhat, Dr. Nur Ahmed Nuri from Afghanistan and other prominent liver experts spoke. Eat. The event also discussed the role of Dr. Sheikh Md. Fazle Akbar, a liver specialist in Bangladesh, and Prof. Dr. Mamun Al Mahtab, a hepatitis-B drug invented for hepatitis-B, in Covid-19, along with various current and future treatment methods for the liver.
The South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver (organized in 2012) is an international organization of eminent liver experts from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Turkey. The main objective of the organization is to create public awareness about liver disease among the people of South Asia.