The meeting was held at Hotel Ramada, Islamabad on the 21st-22nd February,2016 and was attended by the following:
Professors Arshad Javed (Chairman PCS Guideline Committee), Mosavir Ansarie (Chairman ILD guideline committee and ILD advisory group), Ali Zuberi, Gen. Jawad Ansari, Mukhtiar Z. Afridi, Zubair Shaheen, Shireen Khan and Talha Mehmood (Members). Regrets from Saqib Saeed. Doctors Asif Naseem and Shazia Ashraf took notes and documented the deliberations.
The group went through the proposed draft of the Guideline document pertaining to Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) with focus on Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and after detailed point by point discussion came to a consensus on the draft document. Guidelines pertaining to ILDs other than IPF were decided to be discussed and produced as a next edition of the ILD guideline because it was not possible to complete the exercise due to shortage of time. The consensus document approved so far will be published and distributed on the occasion of the coming ChestCon in April at Lahore.