Jul 24, 2013

12:00 - 1:00 pm


Lecture Hall 3, Medical College

Health Benefits of Fasting

CME Lecture

Dr Anwar Gilani
Distinguished National Professor
The NoorMohammed Shamji Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dr Anwar Gilani holds an endowed Professorship in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at AKU. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from University of Sydney, Australia, and is a WHO advisor on Essential Medicines. Dr Gilani has distinguished himself in mentorship role and has supervised thesis of 20 PhDs in natural products. Dr Gilani has published over 300 articles in journals of international repute. He has received several international and national awards, which includes Boehringer International Research Award, Salam Prize, Ibn-al-Hayatham Prize, Presidents awards for Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Life-Time Academic Achievement Award and Distinguished National Professorship by HEC.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Health benefits of fasting
  • Learn how Ramdhan fasting can help to address obesity and cure chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes
  • Appreciate how fasting, if observed in its true spirit, can restore physiological functions and well being


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