Every public sector institution in Pakistan is a failure, change has to come everywhere and Society itself has to change-Dr. Nadeemul Haque

KARACHI: The three day AEME (Association for Excellence in Medical Education) conference held in conjunction with 16th AKU Symposium concluded here on January 27th with a positive outlook for change in healthcare in Pakistan. Theme of the conference which was attended by a large number of medical educationists from all over Pakistan and many distinguished invited guest speakers from abroad was” Education for Service and Patient Safety”.

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Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences signs agreement with CrossRef for DOI numbers

KARACHI: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences has signed an agreement with CrossRef of United States with the result that effective January 1st 2013 all the manuscripts published in the journal will have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number.

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Pragmatic Management of AMI in Developing Countries

ISLAMABAD: Prof. Upendra Kaul from India was one of the invited guest speakers at the recently held international cardiology conference organized by Pakistan Cardiac Society at Islamabad. Speaking in one of the sessions on pragmatic management of AMI in developing countries, he pointed out that there are six hundred seventy five Cath labs in India and during 2010 one lac fifty six thousand PCI procedures were performed in India.

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Research Advisory Board (RAB) decides to hold Medical Research Conference every two years

KARACHI: Research Advisory Board held its second meeting here on January 13th at the end of the First International Medical Research conference which was chaired by Prof. A. G. Billoo. Addressing the participants he pointed out that we must work together. We have to discuss the agenda for the Year 2013.

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Clinical trials are now shifting to South Africa, Middle East and developing countries

KARACHI: Dr. Nadia Cheaib, President Clinserv was one of the keynote speaker in the panel discussion on Global Trends and Opportunities in Clinical Trials during the recently held First International Medical Research Conference organized by Research Advisory Board. She spoke on Global trends and opportunities in clinical trials.

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Commitment, dedicated time, seeking guidance and advice, Start Low and Go Slow are important in sustainable research - Prof. Abdul Basit

KARACHI: There is always a First step in a Thousand miles journey, small studies turn into large studies. One should begin with selecting small journals, publish your studies in National medical journals, have dedicated time for research, and take guidance and advice. Do not forget to give credit to all those who have contributed to the studies or in the creation of research environment.

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Knowledge will become very important in future and we need it to increase productivity - Prof. Lawrence

KARACHI: Knowledge will become very important in the years to come. We need it to increase productivity. Asia will be half of the World again as regards its share of total World GDP. All Asian institutions are rising. We need to do original research to create new knowledge.

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IHCC will provide State of the Art healthcare to patients besides attracting Medical Tourism

ISFAHAN (IRAN): A most modern healthcare facility is now under construction in Isfahan in Islamic Republic of Iran which apart from providing state of the art healthcare to patients will also attract medical tourism in the country. This ambitious project which is fast under completion and is expected to be formally commissioned in 2014 consists of Hospital, Poly Clinics and a Hotel to accommodate health tourists.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Lot of awareness has been created regarding Hepatitis spread and needle stick injuries specially in urban areas while situation in rural and peripheral areas still needs attention of the concerned authorities. In spite of awareness, careless attitude of paramedics is the major cause of Hepatitis, needle stick injuries and spread of other diseases.

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