Selected best posters awarded Health RAB Gastroenterology Research Awards

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 34th Annual Congress of PSG & G.I Endoscopy­­

Selected best posters awarded Health RAB
Gastroenterology Research Awards

LAHORE: Dr. Muhammad Usama Butt from Shifa International Hospital Islamabad won the First Prize worth Rupees Two Hundred Thousand at first Gastroenterology Research Awards poster competition instituted by Health RAB an initiative by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals during the 34th Annual Congress of Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology & G.I Endoscopy, held here from February 22-25, 2018.

Dr. Muhammad Ayub Naich from DHQ Hospital Gujranwala won the 2nd Prize worth Rupees one hundred thousand while Dr. Umair Ahmed from Allied Hospital Faisalabad and Dr. Sehrish Reema from Jinnah Hospital, Karachi won the third prize worth rupees seventy five thousand each.


From (L to R) Dr. Umar Hayat (Counselor PSG Punjab), Prof. Sher Rehman (Counselor PSG KPK),
Prof Abdul Basit (HRAB), Prof. Brig Dr. Masood Siddiq (President PSG)and  Dr. Zakiuddin Secretory
HRAB finalizing the name of winners of first Gastroenterology Research Awards during the 34th
Annual Congress of Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology & G.I Endoscopy,
held at Lahore from February 22-25, 2018.

Gastroenterology Research Award is an initiative to foster the research system in Pakistan in young healthcare providers. The Project was launched in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology, Health RAB and PharmEvo. The aim of this research award was “to encourage the interested candidates to train, support and then finally present their research papers in annual function of PSG in Lahore”. Sixty two invitation letters were sent to Head of Departments of all major Hospitals of different cities to give their consent and select the interested candidates for the training sessions in their respective cities.

The 15 training sessions were arranged in various cities to help them to write up and develop a Research paper. All interested candidates were asked to submit their abstract to the Health RAB at given deadline. Health RAB reviewed all abstract and chose the best 25 abstract to present in annual meeting of PSG. The selected 25 candidates were asked to develop their posters and display in Poster area of the congress. All candidates were asked to describe their studies to combined Jury of Health RAB and PSG Judges on the day of competition.

The panel of judges included Prof. Abdul Basit (HRAB), Prof. Masood Siddiq (President PSG), Prof. Sher Rehman (PSG Counselor KPK) and Dr. Umar Hayat (PSG Counselor Punjab) who reviewed and discussed each poster with the candidate on 24th Feb 2018. The unanimous decision was announced in the annual Gala function of the conference on 24th February.

These Research Awards have been instituted by Health Research Advisory Board (Health RAB) an entity established by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals a leading national pharmaceutical company known for its ethical pharmaceutical practices. PharmEvo has a very strong Academic portfolio and is busy in promoting research culture in Pakistan by helping, sponsoring such research awards in various disciplines of medicine. (PR)

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