PAME National Conference to discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing

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PAME National Conference to discuss Challenges
and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing

Workshops on Medical Writing, Journal Indexing, Publication Ethics
and Electronic Publishing also planned during the conference
being held at UHS Lahore on April 26-27th 2014

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) is holding its Second National Conference at University of Health Sciences Lahore from April 26-27th 2014 which will discuss many important issues related to medial journalism in the country and in the region. Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing is the Theme of the conference which is expected to attract a large number of editors of medical and dental journals, authors, reviewers, faculty members, publishers, medical libraries and government officials. The conference is being organized in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Associaton of Medical Editors, University of Health Sciences and Health Research Advisory Board established by PharmEvo.
Prof. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Aslam Vice Chancellor of UHS is the chairman of the organizing committee while Dr. Jamshed Akhtar is Chairperson of the Scientific Committee. The first scientific session on April 26th will start at 8.30 AM in the morning while the formal inaugural session will be held at 10.00 PM where Prof. Kh. Saadiq Husain an eminent physician, former Principal of KEMC and former President of CPSP will be the Guest of Honour. Justice Aamir Raza Khan, member BOG of UHS, who is also looking after the LRBT Trust Hospitals in Lahore besides being Chairman of the Punjab Healthcare Commission, is being approached to be the chief guest on this occasion. Problems faced by the editors of biomedical journals, finding some indigenous solutions, improved communication with the authorities, amongst the editors to learn from each other will figure prominently in the scientific programme. Prof. M. B. Rokni Editor of Iranian Journal of Public Health as well as Iranian Journal of Parasitology who is also Vice President at large and Chairperson of Indexation Committee of EMAME from Tehran University of Health Sciences will be one of the invited guest speakers at the conference. The other likely guest speaker who has accepted the invitation is Dr. Behrooz Astaneh Editor of Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences who is also running a Masters Programme in Medical Journalism at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
The four parallel workshops will be held after lunch in the afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30 PM. The facilitators for these workshops include Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Prof. Anwar Siddiqui for Medical Writing, Prof. M. B. Rokni Journal Indexing, Dr.Fatema Jawed, Dr. Behrooz Astaneh and Dr. M. Irfan Publication Ethics and Dr. Masood Jawaid Electronic Publishing. The General Body meeting f PAME will be held at 5.00 PM where Dr. Akhtar Sherin outgoing President of PAME who was entrusted with the responsibilities to conduct elections will announce the new PAME Executive. March 15th was the last date for sending nominations.
Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik another eminent physician, former Principal of Kin Edward Medical College will be the chief guest at the Conference Banquet being held at the UHS campus on April 26th 2014. Principals, Heads of various medical institutions, CPSP Council members and some former retired Principals, faculty members are also being invited to attend the conference dinner and grace the occasion with their presence. M/s PharmEvo and other friends of PAME i.e. Atco Laboratories, Getz Pharma have extended their valuable help and assistance to the organizes for this academic activity which it is hoped will go a long way in promoting the art of scientific publishing in Pakistan.
There will be two scientific sessions on second day of the conference on April 27th followed by the concluding session. For further details about the PAME National Conference contact Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Coordinator for the conference at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. President of PAME Dr. Akhtar Sherin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Jamshed Akhtar General Secretary PAME at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.