Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan hosts GERD Forum (The Nation (Pakistan))

Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Ltd held conferences in Lahore and Islamabad by the name of The GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) Forum as part of its continued medical education program.

The events were both attended by leaders in the field of gastroenterology, gynaecology and general medicine, with lectures by Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Ch (Professor of Internal Medicine, Jinnah Hospital) in Lahore, and Brig (r) Dr M. Iqbal (Chief Gastroenterologist, Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital) in Islamabad, both highlighting new developments in managing GERD.

The discussion was based around the recent paper published in the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) which highlights the importance of Alginate compounds as the first line of treatment for GERD.

This unique conference was organised in order to create awareness about advancements in medicine and for medical practitioners to gain first-hand knowledge of new techniques and treatments for GI health.

Reckitt Benckiser is committed to its vision of healthier lives and happy homes and this can only be achieved if corporates and healthcare professionals join hands to drive continued medical education, said Assad Gondal, Head of Healthcare at Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan.

With over 150 healthcare professionals present on both events, participants took a keen interest in the discussions and commended the efforts of Reckitt Benckiser in keeping the medical community up-to-date on the advancement in the field of Gasteroenterology.