Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore was founded in 1986. From the beginning it has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious postgraduate medical training centres in Pakistan.

Proceedings is the official journal of the institution since its inception and is now in its 30th year of publication. It is a biannual journal and represents research from all departments in the institute. Proceedings is officially endorsed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
In 2015 the journal was placed online in a digital format to make its entire past, current and future issues available freely to everyone. It also represents the first step to make it easier for medical practitioners in other institutions to submit their research.

Message from Chairman & Dean:

Prof. Farid Ahmad Khan  FCPS, FRCS         Chairman & Dean     Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

I would like to express my joy on the memorable occasion of the 30th Anniversary of SZMC established in 1987, and “Proceedings” the Official Research Journal of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex. Felicitations to Prof. Arshad Kamal Butt  Editor  in Chief and

his team which has achieved many laurels culminating with presentation of this 30th Anniversary Edition. Its unique maroon and gold cover design is only the 3rd cover in the history of “Proceedings” at SZMC. The last cover was designed 15 years ago.

Research remains very close to my heart. We all know that unpublished research is either lost over time or plagiarized. Its publication prevents wastage. We either publish or perish. It is therefore my utmost desire that all faculty members and students contribute their research to Proceedings to enable it meet its quarterly publication target. What better place to do it than at our own institution and in our very own journal Proceedings?

The journal has continued to grow and evolve at a steady pace constantly expanding its vistas in keeping with international trends. Proceedings continues to survive, thrive and re-invent just as the aging eagle breaks its beak and plucks out its heavy feathers to fly and hunt unhindered.

My best wishes to the new editorial team of Proceedings headed by Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam. I pledge my continuing support financial and otherwise to Proceedings and its team.

I hope that The Bright Star of Proceedings continues to shine brightly into the future.

Thank you.

Farewell Message of the Editor in Chief of Proceedings

Prof Arshad Kamal Butt

Prof. Arshad Kamal Butt FCPS (Medicine)        FCPS (Gastroentology) Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

Through 3 decades The Proceedings SZMC has been the flag bearer and archive and its editorial team the custodians of the research activities of SZMC.   On   the   momentous   occasion   of   the   30th

Anniversary of SZMC it is my unique privilege as Editor in Chief to congratulate everyone on achieving this milestone.

During this period my team and I have strived hard to make Proceedings more representative and expansive involving publications at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the SZMC as well as of other institutions. Our journal attracts interest  from all medical institutions as it is PMDC accredited and articles of all medical and surgical disciplines are published free of charge, a unique facility in this day and age. None of this would have been possible without the dedication of and continuous hard work of our team.

We continue in our efforts to make Proceedings a premier journal publishing research of highest standards. Website of Proceedings has been uploaded thanks to the efforts by our Assistant Editor Dr. Adnan Salim where all journals can now be viewed online. We are in relentless pursuit of publishing research of highest standards and remain instep with global trends in all fields of Medicine and Dentistry. I urge all of you in this regard to publish your research continuously.

I welcome the new Editorial Board headed by Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam and her exceptionally dedicated team as I hand over my mantle to them with a wish and a prayer that Proceedings progresses with God speed.

Finally and most important, I would like to thank the Faculty of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex for their faith and trust, authors of research articles for their contribution and our readers for their continuous encouragement.

The opportunity of serve Proceedings has been an honor and a privilege which I will cherish and never forget.


Thank you.

Message by the Incoming Editor of Proceedings

Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam Shaikh Zayed Medical Institute Lahore

Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam
Shaikh Zayed Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

Commemorating 30 years of Excellence at SZMC is a novel moment   for me, made more remarkable with the honor of being bestowed the helm of Proceedings to steer into the future.

I am deeply humbled for the trust reposed in me by the Chairman and Dean Prof.  Farid  Ahmed  Khan   and   Prof.  Arshad  Kamal Butt  in assigning me this immensely important duty and leaving some very large shoes to fill .

Beset with both opportunities and challenges we have the ability to place Proceedings amongst the highest tier of medical journals both nationally and internationally. This is achievable only through a strident, well coordinated team effort . To build this team a revamped and expanded Editorial & Review Board is under process, where my worthy Colleagues from within the institution,  the country and  abroad are being incorporated.

I call upon all my colleagues to share in this collective responsibility of taking Proceedings to new heights. There will be opportunities for every team member to display their research prowess. Our assets at SZMC are finest Health Care professionals, academicians, clinicians of the country, I value and cherish their insight and look forward to their contributions.And finally to my mind our 30th Anniversary Edition of Proceedings Entitled “Return To Roots” with its maroon and gold colors represents a link between Glorious Traditions and a Vibrant Future of Our August Institution. Our Vision is to Focus On the Aspirations of Proceedings , Symbolizing New Research Horizons

And Motto “We Venture Forth”

Let Proceedings be our Glowing legacy to Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex.

Thank You.

Proceedings Vol. 2 ( 2017).


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