Shifa International Hospitals Ltd, Islamabad brings to you the most awaited event of the year in terms of pain management in collaboration with STSP & Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists.
An international conference on “Challenges of pain management in developing countries”
PAINCON 2, 2018 is scheduled on January 26-28, 2018 at Hotel Serena, Islamabad.
  • To bring together pain clinicians from all over the World.
  • To enhance the existing knowledge in the field of pain management.
  • To improve the hands on skills of pain physicians to ensure better pain relief for enhanced patient care.

It will include events like

Pre-conference workshops
  • Ultrasound workshops
  • Cadaveric workshops
  • Live workshops
  • Workshop on acupuncture
  • Simulation of pain workshop
Scientific sessions
  • Thematic lectures
  • Diagnosis & management of pain syndromes
  • Rehabilitation
  • Palliative & cancer pain management
  • Free papers presentations
  • Arts sessions (for members & family)
Workshops registration will be done on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis.
Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15th December, 2017.
Hurry up & submit your abstracts & register now.

 Scientific session

Developing Clinical Guidelines for Resource Limited Settings
STSP Workshop, January 26th, 2018

Duration:  3 hour
Participants: 12-15 (only by invitation)
Workshop Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the need of developing clinical guidelines in resource limited settings
  • Evaluate and appraise available guidelines of other professional bodies
  • Develop clinical guidelines for providing optimum /standard patient care in line with available resources in Pakistan

Workshop Plan







Need for cost conscious clinical guidelines in Pakistan

Brain- storming session


20 minutes


What guidelines are really needed? Two topics to be finalized

Suggestions and consensus


10 minutes


How to develop clinical guidelines; Practical steps


Drs.  Gauhar Afshan/
Robyna Khan

15 minutes


Evaluation & appraisal of existing guidelines on the topic decided

Hands -on Workshop
Group activity

Group 1 lead :
Drs. Aliya Ahmad / Khalid Bashir
Group 2 lead:
Drs. Asif Kayani/Gauhar Afshan


45 Minutes


Modifications according to local resources, needs and logistics

Hands-on Workshop


Group activity


30 minutes


Strategies for dissemination, publication and implementation 

Hands on workshop

Group activity

15 minutes


Final recommendations by groups


Group representative

10 minutes
(5 minutes each group)


Final guidelines proposed by STSP for external review




 Fine arts session

Paincon2, 2018 brings you a
competition of COLOURS,
Competition will include:

  • Painting
  • Sketching
Serena hotel Islamabad.
Date & time:
27th January, 2018.
9a.m. to 12p.m.

How to Apply:
Send your interests & your previous work & details(in word document form) to or or send your details & work (in word document form) to Pain Clinic, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad or CME office, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.

  • Paintings should be on a regular canvas 18 X 12 inches.
  • Sketches should be on a regular chart sheet, ready for display.
  • Submit your art work on the day of exhibition/ competition to the organizers at least 1 hour prior to the timing (8am).
  • All art work displayed in the exhibition will be the property of organizing committee.
  • There will be an on-site competition for doctors families & students from 9am to 11am
  • Those who register for the 1st time on the venue will be charged Rs. 1000/- per head (not for doctors families already attending the conference).
  • If we have your name in the registration list, you can display as many art pieces as you want for FREE.
  • In All 3 competitions, Judges will award grand cash prizes to the winners.
  • Winners will be invited to be a part of the organizing committee of Shifa International Hospital in their subsequent events.

So hurry up…& get Enrolled for FREE.

 International Faculty

Dr. Yasin Khan(USA)

Dr. Mohjir Baloch(UK)

Dr. Rubina Ahmed(UK)

Dr. Ahmed M R Abdel-Aziz(UAE)

Dr. Faisal Saleem(UK)

Dr. Anwar Ul Haq(UAE)

Dr. Muhammad Arif(USA)

Dr.Irfan Lalani (UK)

Dr. Tahir M Akbar(UAE)

 National Faculty Members of Paincon2

Brig. Saleem (SI)

Brig. Zameer

Dr. Khalid Bashir

Dr. Asif Gul Kiani

Dr. Gauhar Afshan

Dr. Salman A Saleem

Dr. Tariq Hayat

Dr. Safia

Gen. Liaqat

Dr. Jawad Zaheer

Dr. Rana Altaf

Dr. Saleh Khaskheli

Dr. Jamil Sabit

Dr. Fiyyaz Qureshi

Dr. Liaqat Ali

Dr. Agha Sajjad

Dr. Syed Noor

Dr. Munir

Dr. Attique

Dr. Navida Zakria

Dr. Zubair

Please contact
Ms. Tania Noreen,
Event Coordinator, Shifa International Hospitals, Ltd, Islamabad
Direct Contact: 0346-8551048

Dr. Ameer Hamza


Dr. Javed Iqbal
Assistant Consultant anaesthesiology
& pain management, SIH
Dr. Wajeha Wali
MO pain management, SIH

Mr. Nisar Ahmed Mirza,
Event Manager, Shifa International Hospitals, Ltd, Islamabad
Direct Contact: 0321-814070