Guest of Honor
Prof. Naseer Mehmood Akhtar
(Father of Orthopaedics in Pakistan - Living Legend)
Professor Naseer is an eminent Orthopedic Surgeon, well respected within and outside the country, dedicated teacher and prominent social worker and has made tremendous contributions in the field of medical education in General and Orthopedic surgery in particular. He has also been responsible for the development of rehabilitation services for the physically disabled in the country.Prof. Naseer Mehmood Akhtar was born at Amritsar on 20″ December 1937. He completed his schooling with distinction and merit scholarship. He kept up his achievement at the same level during his pre-medical and Medical College examinations. He graduated from King Edward Medical College, Lahore in 1959 and completed his Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) England within three years. He was decorated with honorary Fellowship of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in 1993.He was promoted as professor of Orthopedics in 1971 at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. He was appointed as Principal of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Lahore in 1994. He made the Jinnah Hospital functional with his untiring efforts and capabilities. At the peak of his career, he became the principal of King Edward Medical College in 1995. During his illustrious career, he was a founder member of Pakistan Orthopedic Association, continues to be a life member and has been elected twice as its President, an honor no other Orthopedic Surgeon has been conferred. He has represented the county in many international forums as an invited speaker (Japan, Turkey, India, Bangladesh), has also made a number (more than 30) of scientific presentations.He has been responsible for the promotion and development of the indigenous manufacturing of orthopedic appliances and implants and has INVENTED an instrument by the name of N.A. Fixator (Naseer-Awais Fixator) jointly with Prof. S.M. Awais, the then Assistant Professor in unit. This is widely recognized nationally as well as internationally and is used for various surgical procedures in Orthopedics.Because of his services in the field of Orthopedics, he has been recognized on a number of occasions by Pakistan Orthopedic Association by awarding him shields for development of Orthopedic and training of young Orthopedic Surgeons and finally honored him by awarding him first “LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” of Pakistan Orthopedic Association. He was also honored by award of honorary membership by the Turkish Orthopedic Association.Although he has retired from service, yet he is taking active interest in promotion of medical education and in social work.
The Congress will be held from 17th-20th November, 2022 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad and theme of conference is “Innovations-shaping the future of Orthopedic surgery”. This will highlight the most advanced strategies in common orthopaedic conditions through the advanced techniques and expect to meet thought leaders, renowned Orthopaedic surgeons, government pioneers, academia, researchers and technology providers who will be sharing their knowledge in the format of presentations, discussions, workshops providing a unique educational programme and a great opportunity to review the latest developments in the Orthopaedic field.
We expect participation of more than 1500 Orthopaedic surgeons from all over the country with a large number of esteemed foreign faculty delivering keynote/ State of art lectures.
The congress will be supported by multiple renowned regional and international associations and media partners.
The Scientific Programme has been prepared with a variety of innovative and educational topics which will cater to both junior and senior Orthopaedic surgeons as well as Allied health professionals.
We will also organize Pre-Orthocon workshops covering all Orthopaedic Sub-specialities which will attract the hands-on participation of junior Consultants and Post graduate trainees from all over the country.
I hope you will join us for a great conference and had a wonderful time to enjoy and explore the beautiful capital of Pakistan.
With best regards,
Prof Dr Riaz Ahmed
35th International Pak Orthocon, 2022