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 PPMA Pharma Summit-III
at Lahore on July 24-25, 2017

LAHORE: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association is organizing the 3rd Pakistan Pharma Summit - Expanding the Possibilities on July 24-25, 2017 this year at Lahore says a communication received from Mr. Haroon Qasim Managing Director of PharmEvo. Founded in 1961, PPMA is recognized by the government of Pakistan as the only representative Pharma body in the country which has about 400 members which comprises both national and multinational companies. Pakistan Pharma Industry is very vibrant and dynamic comprising more than 700 units, currently fulfilling more than 95% of the domestic Pharmaceutical requirements.

This summit builds on the momentum of the first two such summits held in Karachi and expected to be attended by 300+ senior dignitaries from the pharmaceutical and relevant industries. Some of the best International and local experts including Dr. Sarfaraz K. Niazi – USA, Dr. René Roth Ehrang, Member of the Board Finzelberg - Germany and Mr. Matteo Barbieri from Italy will join the summit to share their insightful views with the audience. 

 Important topics which are likely to be discussed at the Summit include the following:

  • Alignment with Global Landscape - A Futuristic Approach
  • New Emerging Therapeutics and Regulatory Imperatives
  • CEO Panel: Reshaping Pakistan's Pharmaceutical Industry: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Creating Health Awareness: Role of Pharmaceutical Industry of Pakistan
  • Phytopharmaceuticals – Innovation | Quality | Regulatory
  • Igniting Digital Pharma
  • Panel Discussion: Regulatory Guidelines – Present and future scenario
  • Pharmaceutical Serialization - track and trace system

Preventive Cardiology symposium
in AK on Sept. 16-17, 2017

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Society of Preventive Cardiology is planning to organize a symposium on preventive cardiology at Muzzafar Abad in Azad Kashmir on September 16-17, 2017 says a communication received from Prof. Abdus Samad. The organizers are busy in planning an interesting informative scientific programme for the occasion.


PIMC Peshawar student bags
First position in KMU

PESHAWAR: Dr. Haseeb Ahmad, Roll No. 161097 student of Pak International Medical College, Peshawar who has secured 1400 marks out of 1600 in Final Professional MBBS examination and got 1st position in Khyber PK (including all public sector medical colleges) from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. 

Dr. Haseeb Ahmad


Predictive model may help
forecast migraine attacks

A new model based on measuring stress from daily hassles may help forecast future migraine headache attacks in those who develop them frequently. The findings, which are published in a Headache study, suggest that it may be possible to predict the occurrence of tomorrow’s migraine attack based on today’s stress.

“We know that certain people are at greater risk of having an attack over other people, but within a person, we have not been able to predict increased risk for an attack with any level of accuracy,” said lead author Tim Houle, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital. “This study demonstrates that it is quite possible to forecast the occurrence of a headache attack within an individual headache sufferer.”

In the study by Dr. Houle and his colleagues, which included 95 individuals with 4195 days of diary data, participants experienced a headache attack on 1613 (38.5%) days. A simple forecasting model using either the frequency of stressful events or the perceived intensity of these events had promising predictive value. While the participants reported low to moderate levels of stress overall, stress was greater on days preceding a headache.


Plant protein may protect against type 2 diabetes
while meat eaters are at greater risk

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while persons with a diet rich in meat had a higher risk. The findings were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Earlier research has linked a high overall intake of protein and animal protein – and eating plenty of processed red meat in particular – with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. However, the significance of proteins from different sources for the risk of diabetes is an understudied topic, prompting the researchers to analyse the associations of dietary protein with the risk of type 2 diabetes in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. At the baseline of the study in 1984–1989, the researchers analysed the diets of 2,332 men who were between 42 and 60 years of age and who did not have type 2 diabetes at baseline. During a follow-up of 19 years, 432 men were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Men with a high intake of plant protein also had healthy lifestyle habits, but lifestyle habits alone did not explain their lower risk of diabetes.

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