PAME Third National conference scientific programme finalized

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 PAME Third National conference scientific
programme finalized

Prof. Nizamuddin Chairman Punjab Higher
Education Commission to chair inaugural session

Prof. Ijaz Ahsan and Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon invited as
Guest of Honour and Chief Guest at Conference Dinner

LAHORE:  Dr. Jamshed Akhtar Chairman of the scientific committee of the Pakistan Association of Medical Editors Third National Conference being held at University of Health Sciences Lahore from April 1-2, 2016 has almost finalized an interesting scientific programme. There will be two pre-conference workshops on March 31st in the afternoon from 2.00 to 5.00 PM at UHS campus and the conference will start in the morning of April 1st. The first session which will start at 9.00 AM sharp had been devoted to “What PAME, EMAME and WHO can do for the Editors” will be moderated by Dr. Jamshed Akhtar General Secretary of PAME. The speakers will include Dr. Fatema Jawad President PAME, Ms. Jane Nicholson from WHO EMRO and Prof. M. B. Rokni from Iran who will represent EMAME.

The formal inaugural session of the conference will be held at 10.00 AM. Prof. Nizamuddin Chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission will be the chief guest in this session. Other speakers will include President PAME Dr. Fatema Jawad, Prof.  Maj. Gen. M. Aslam VC UHS, Ms. Jane Nicholson from WHO. This will be followed by an interesting Sarwar Zuberi Memorial Session. It will consist of panel discussion on National Medical Journals and the Role of Regulatory Bodies like Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. Dr. Akhtar Sherin former President of PAME will be the moderator of this session.

Maqbool H.  Jafary Memorial Session consists of a Thematic lecture on “ Professionalism and Medical  Editors” by Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences and Secretary of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) while Prof. Peush Sahni from India will be among the panel of experts. The next panel discussion on Research Integrity, Research misconduct, Ethical issues in Medical Journal Publishing will be moderated by Dr. Fatema Jawad President PAME. It will be followed by yet another panel discussion on Practical issues in Medical Journal Editing which will be moderated by Prof. Anwar Siddiqui from Aga Khan University Karachi.  Speakers in this session include Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Col. Khadija Qamar from PAFMJ and Prof. Ijaz Hussain Editor Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists.

General Body meeting of PAME will be held from 5.30-7.00 PM where elections of new PAME Executive will also take place. Prof. Nasir Khokhar from Shifa College of Medicine Islamabad will take over as new President of PAME. Accounts will also be presented in the GB meeting which is also likely to discuss many important issues facing the medical journal editors. This will be followed by the conference Banquet where Prof. Ijaz Ahsan former Principal of King Edward Medical College, Former President of CPSP has been invited as Guest of Honour while Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon an eminent Dermatologist and former President of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, former President of Pakistan Medial Journalists Association now renamed as PAME will grace the occasion with his presence as Chief Guest.

On Day Two of the conference, the programme starts with three parallel Workshops from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.  Focal person for Workshop on Editorship is Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid while Dr. Masood Jawaid is the focal person for Workshop on Incorporating Technology into medical journalism. Dr. Fatema Jawad is the focal person for workshop on Peer Review for Editors, Reviewers and Authors. The focal persons will be assisted by various experts, editors in these interactive workshops. This will be followed by an Open House where problems faced by National Medical Journals will be discussed. It will be moderated by Prof. Saba Sohail. After Lunch there will be a Free Papers Session and the concluding session will take place from 4.00 to 5.00 PM which will be moderated by Shaukat Ali Jawaid.

Registration Fee for the conference after March 1, 2016 is Rs. 1500/- (one thousand five hundred only) while Registration Fee for each workshop is Rs. 500/-  Those interested can contact for registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Gulfam Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology. University of Health Sciences, Lahore. Phone: +92-300-4310029Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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