Open Access increases visibility, ensures more readership, more citations and high Impact Factor-M. Reza Ghane

SHIRAZ (IRAN):  Mohammad Reza Ghane from ISC Iran was the first keynote speaker in the first scientific session during the EMMJ6 Medical Journals Conference held here from February 18-20, 2015. This session was jointly chaired by Dr.Fatema Jawad President PAME from Pakistan and Prof. Karim Vessal from Iran. Mr. Reza Ghane’s presentation was on “An overview of Open Access Journals in Eastern Mediterranean Region”.

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Focus more on non-pharmacological therapies like CBT while managing Children & Adolescents-Dr. Nazish Imran

LAHORE: Prof. Khalida Tareen a noted Child Psychiatrist chaired the first plenary session during the 9th International Psychiatric Conference held at Lahore last month wherein recent advances in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry were discussed in detail.  Dr. Nazish Imran Head of the Dept. of Child and Family Psychiatry at King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore was the first speaker and she discussed Evidence Base for CBT in child psychiatric disorders. She pointed out that children rarely need drug therapy.

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WAME Conference in India in October 2015

INDIA: The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) International Conference for Medical Journal Editors 2015 (WAME Conference 2015) will be held at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, India, October 2-4, 2015. This is the first-ever WAME conference in this region and it aims at providing an opportunity for editors, publishers, peer reviewers and other groups associated with medical publishing to meet and discuss issues related to this growing field. There will be pre-conference workshops on October 1, 2015.

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Family Medicine Depts. should be set up in all medical colleges

LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission’s chairman, Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said that as the country struggles to improve health care delivery, it is clear that primary care providers, especially family physicians, are key to a more effective system.

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Dr. Maqbool Hussain Jafary Allah Bless You

It gives me immense pain to write this obituary for my dear friend Dr.Jafary who passed away on 22nd March 2015 at his native city Lahore. Dr.Jafary was not just a senior Physician, he was an Institution. His multifaceted personality comprised of a competent Physician/cardiologist, an excellent teacher & speaker, a researcher, a pioneer in Medical Journalism, office bearer of various medical societies, a widely travelled & a well read intellectual. Beside this he was fond of fine arts & was an excellent classical singer. 

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We have lost a great human being, top class academician whose contributions towards academics, education and research are tremendous- Prof. Shabih Zaidi

KARACHI: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) organized a condolence meeting for late Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary former President of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and Chairman Editorial Board Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences at PMA House Karachi on March 28th 2015. Dr. Fatema Jawad President Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) and Chief Editor of Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) was the host.

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Condolence messages received for late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary from all over the world

KARACHI: We have received a large number of condolence messages from members of the medical profession from Pakistan besides Medical Editors and distinguished healthcare professionals from all over the world who have paid rich tributes to late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary for his outstanding contributions to medial education, research and medical journalism. Given below is a brief edited summary of these messages.

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Pakistan’s health problems and policy

Pakistan’s 50% population is deprived of portable water and 40 million people do not have toilets- therefore indulge in open defecation. There are a very few public toilets which are not maintained. There is a very poor sewerage system. Water and sewerage defective lines often run side by side, posing myriad health problems.

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Research on medical abortion and miscarriage may change international routines

Two scientific studies led by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages. One of the studies, both of which are being published in the journal The Lancet, shows that it is possible to replace the clinical follow-up examinations recommended today with medical abortions that include a home pregnancy test.

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Drug delivery to the eye has become a lot less painful

Millions of people around the world suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One way to treat this life altering condition is by delivering drugs right to the source – injecting them into the back of the eye. At present this procedure may involve many injections and can be very uncomfortable for the patient, but a consortium of scientists from around Europe think they may have the solution.

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