Psychiatrists urged to play their role as Mental Healthcare Professionals-Prof. Malik H. Mubbashar

KARACHI: Mental Health of our Nation is not good and it is the result of abnormalities in mental health that we see this terrorism, law and order situation, depression and frustration all around. Psychiatrists have to play the role of Mental Healthcare Professionals. When the body is separated from mind and soul, it is nothing.  WHO EMRO now defines health as physical, social, mental and spiritual well being’ Spiritual values are not the heritage of any culture. Royal College of Psychiatrists UK has now also realized the importance of spirituality and formed a separate group on spiritual psychiatry. 

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Proceedings of 5th International conference on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Association of Cognitive Therapists (PACT) in collaboration with Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar organized 5th International conference on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on the theme, “CBT: Beyond the boundaries” in Peshawar, on 20th& 21st of December, 2014 at Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar. The event was dedicated to the martyrs of Army Public School (APS).

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Workshop on practical approach to diagnostic GI, Liver Pathology

LAHORE: A workshop on Practical Approach to Diagnostic Gastrointestinal (GI) and Liver Pathology was organized by Pathology Department of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), recently. The workshop was facilitated by senior consultant pathologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, Dr Saba Yasir and it was attended by practicing pathologists and pathology residents.

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A Good Editor should have a passion towards the Editorship craft, knowledge about manipulation of data, Ghost authorship and publication ethics

SHIRAZ (IRAN): Dr. Farrokh Habibzadeh Founder Editor of The International Journal of Environmental   and Occupational Medicine (IJOEM), Director, Medical Education and Research Center at National Iranian Oil Company Medical Health and Cure Organization, Shiraz Iran who is also former President of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) is a multifaceted personality. 

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Medical Journals should look for other sources of revenue than advertisements to avoid Conflict of Interest- Prof. Farhad Handjani

SHIRAZ (IRAN): The first session on Day two of the conference on Publication Ethics organized by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in partnership with COPE UK was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Irfan from Pakistan and Dr. M. R. Panhehshahin from Iran. Foirouzan Akrami was the first speaker who discussed Iran’s challenges in protection of Copy Rights.  

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If facilities are available PCI should be the treatment of choice in Acute STEMI

KARACHI: Dr.  Siddique Rabbani from Dhaka University was the first speaker in the first scientific session during the CARDIO CON 2014 held here from December 25-27, 2014. He talked about Telemedicine and how it can be effectively used to provide medical care at a distance. He gave details of an indigenously developed telemedicine system by the Biomedical Physics and Technology department of Dhaka University. 

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Neurosurgeon Prof. Bashir Ahmad passes away

LAHORE: Prof. Bashir Ahmad one of the pioneers of Neurosurgery in Pakistan who retired as Principal and Professor of Neurosurgery from King Edward Medical College Lahore passed away on Saturday December 14th 2014. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal Peace. Ameen. He leaves behind a large number of friends and well wishers, students besides family members to mourn his death. 

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