The Pakistan Kidney Institute in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS) Rawalpindi Islamabad Chapter and RAHMA Foundation hosted a symposium on "Trans Perineal Prostate Biopsy under Local Anaesthesia - The Way Forward" on May 25th, 2024 at PAF Hospital Islamabad. Dr. Manahil Tahir served as presenter, who introduced the Symposium agenda and speakers.

Esteemed guests convened for a day of insightful discourse and practical demonstrations at the Department of Urology & Transplant Surgery, PAF Hospital. The symposium commenced with a solemn recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by welcome note by Prof. Saeed Akhter, President Pakistan Kidney Institute & Chairman Department of Urology & Transplant Surgery at PAF Hospital Islamabad, and also shared his views for importance of this event.

The program featured expert presentations addressing crucial aspects of prostate cancer diagnosis and biopsy techniques. Dr. Durre Shohab, Consultant Urologist & Transplant Surgery at PAF Hospital Islamabad, provided an overview of current strategies, while Dr. Hassan Saleem Consultant Radiologist at Islamabad Diagnostic Centre (IDC) emphasized the significance of MP MRI scan alongside standardized reporting. Dr. Aasem Masood Ch Chairman Rahma Foundation & Consultant Urologist at Bradford Hospital UK, delved into the evolution of biopsy techniques, including fusion, and highlighted the precision-point technique's advantages.

The symposium also included live transmissions of four cases from the operating room, Operation Theater team comprises with Prof. Saeed Akhter, Dr. Aasem Masood Ch, Dr. Ayaz Khan & Dr. Muhammad Imran Jamil. Session moderators were Dr. Abdul Rahim, Consultant Urologist Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Dr. Muhammad Waqas Iqbal, Consultant Urologist Shifa International Hospital Islamabad & Dr. Athar Khawaja Consultant Urologist Shifa International Hospital Islamabad. engaged discussions moderated by leading experts in the field & QA from audience were also part of live session.

The conference was also attended by Dr. Ayaz Khan, President PAUS Central, Dr. Sharjeel Sarfaraz, General Secretary PAUS, RWP / ISD Chapter & Dr. Wajeed Bangash, Treasurer PAUS, RWP / ISD Chapter.

Additionally, attendees were honoured with Shields and Certificates of Participation by Prof. Saeed Akhter & Raja Waqar Air Cdr ( R ) & Executive Director PAF Hospital Islamabad, recognizing their active involvement in this pivotal event. A hands-on session provided attendees with practical experience on simulators, enriching their understanding of this vital diagnostic procedure.