PSIM aims at promoting research and excellence in clinical practice

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Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik administers oath to office bearers
PSIM aims at promoting research
and excellence in clinical practice
Prof. Javed Akram elected
Founder President of the Society

LAHORE: Physicians and specialists in internal medicine from all over the country have joined hands to form the Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM). The first General Body meeting was held at the University of Health Sciences Lahore on January 16th, 2019 which unanimously elected Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor of UHS as its first President. The main objective of PSIM is to provide a common Forum to consultant physicians to share their knowledge and experience. It intends to organize a series of seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences on regular basis for the professional capacity building of its member’s besides promoting research and excellence in clinical practice.

Other office bearers who were all elected unanimously during the General Body meeting included Prof. Azizur Rehman Senior Vice President Operations, Prof. Bilquis Shabbir Senior Vice President Academics. The meeting also elected six Vice Presidents which includes Prof.Sajid Ubaidullah from Punjab, Prof.Zahir Khan from Baluchistan, Prof. Shoaib Shafi from Federal Capital area, Prof.Khursheed from Defense Services, Prof.Ejaz Ahmad Vohra from Sindh, Prof. Intikhab Alam from PK. Dr. Somia Iqtidar Associate Professor of Medicine from King Edward Medical University was elected as General Secretary. Dr. M. Zaman Khan was elected as Joint Secretary while Prof. Imran Hassan Khan was elected as Treasurer.

Prof. Irshad Hussain from KEMU was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee. Other members of the committee are Prof. Aftab Mohsin, Prof. Muhammad Umer, Dr. Fibha Sayyed, Prof. Beikaram, Prof. Munir Azhar, Prof. Ziaullah, Dr. Asif Javed and Prof.Asif Naqvi. Dr. Samiullah was named as Secretary Coordination, Dr. Hassan Farooq Resident Chief Coordinator while Muhammad Raffeyt Shabbir was appointed as chief coordinator for students. The elections were conducted by Prof.Khalid Masood Gondal and Prof.Ali Jawa. Later Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik former Principal of King Edward Medical College who is an eminent physician of the country administered the oath of office to the newly elected office bearers of PSIM.

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