DME at CPSP has been instrumental in creating awareness about innovative concepts in Medical Education throughout Pakistan
KARACHI: The Department of Medical Education at College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan has been instrumental in creating awareness about innovative concepts in medical education throughout Pakistan. As such the DME at CPSP can rightly take the credit for the present state of awareness and progress in medical education in the country. Apart from running two courses, Two Years Masters Programme in Health Professionals Education (HPE) and one year’s Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) to produce health administrators and managers, the Department of Medical Education at CPSP is also promoting research in the discipline of medical education.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) is again in the news for the last couple of weeks and after the recent disputed, controversial elections, its affairs have become further complicated. It is generally felt that if the PM&DC has to regain its lost image, prestige and credibility, no former member of the Executive Committee should be eligible to hold any office till they are cleared by an independent commission.
South Asian Association of Medical Editors to be formed to promote medical journalism in this region
CHICAGO (USA): An important breakthrough was made during a meeting between Pakistan and Indian delegates attending the Peer Review Conference held here last week when they approved the concept of forming South Asian Association of Medical Editors (SAAME). It will provide a platform for the training of medical editors in the South Asian countries i.e. Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan besides Afghanistan.
KARACHI: Mindful of its corporate social responsibilities and in view of its mission to create healthier society, PharmEvo one of the leading national pharmaceutical companies known for its ethical approach in marketing has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan Society for Education Welfare to adopt its Sikandarabad School.
ISLAMABAD: Searle, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical company in Pakistan having ambitious expansion plans has acquired the third largest infusion manufacturing facility in Pakistan. To celebrate this event and addition of a new business segment, the company organized a launch event at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 18th August, 2013 which was largely attended by the senior executives of the company, marketing personnel and field force besides distributors. (PDF)
NEW YORK/GENEVA: In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18 000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released today by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division. This is roughly half the number of under-fives who died in 1990, when more than 12 million children died.
SHANGHAI: The huge diversity of the microbial life within our intestines is going to be the topic of next year’s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD). Its motto will be Gut Microbes – Importance in Health and Disease. This has been announced by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) on occasion of the ongoing Gastro 2013 Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) / World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG) in Shanghai (China).
Clinical trial strives to provide optimal care during high-risk pregnancies with smaller than normal babies
Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to help determine the best timing of delivery in preterm pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth. Preliminary results from the trial, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrate better than expected health outcomes in this high-risk group of fetuses.
A study of patients infected with acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection found that women had higher rates of spontaneous viral clearance—undetectable levels of the virus without initiating drug therapy. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that the gene IL28B (rs12979860) and HCV genotype 1 are also independent predictors of spontaneous HCV clearance.
CHICAGO (USA): The 7th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publications attracted over five hundred medical journal editors, publishers and researchers from all over the world. Scientific programme of the conference was divided into different sessions devoted to Authorship, Citations, Peer Review, Ethical issues and misconduct, Publication bias, Trial Registration, Data content sharing, availability and access, Quality of Trials, Reporting Guidelines for Trials, Post Publication Access, Dissemination and Exchange.
We are in irregular war for the last five years and we are reluctant to name our enemy-Lt.Gen. Syed Tanwir Hussain Naqvi
KARACHI: Atco Literary Society organized a commemorative meeting to remember the 17th day 1965 war with India at a local hotel on September 14th 2013. Brig. Abdul Rahman Siddiqui the Veteran soldier, Veteran writer and military analyst was the guest speaker who presented a critical appraisal of the 1965 War.
KARACHI: Para medical staff is the backbone of every healthcare facility and most of the time they are criticized. They must be provided training besides acknowledging their services which will help them to perform better. This was stated by Dr. Safia Zafar Associate Professor. & Head of Anesthesia Department at Dow International Medical College & Dow University Hospital Karachi while performing Otsuka Lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on September 27, 2013.