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Medical Education Conference by
FMHCMD on 1-2nd December 2018

LAHORE: Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medidcine and Dentistry & Nur Int. University are holding their First International Medical Education Conference on 1-2nd December 2018. Pre-conference workshops are planned on November 30th, 2018.

IMI to publish Encyclopedia
of Islamic Medical Ethics

LONDON: Medical Ethics has regained its lost glory and due position in modern medical curricula. However, only limited authentic reference material is currently available. Each day new dilemmas emerge on the scene as science and technology continue to expand exponentially. It is of immense importance in day to day life for patients as well as health workers.

Keeping this in view, Imamia Medics International ( is due to publish an 'Encyclopedia of Islamic Medical Ethics' in active collaboration with academics and experts in the field from numerous universities, institutions and clinical organizations from twenty countries. It is envisaged to be published in 2019 in English, Persian and Arabic. Further details to follow.

It may be mentioned here that this project is being completed under the supervision of Prof. Shabih H. Zaidi an eminent ENT Surgeon who has keen interest in ethics and has authored, co-authored a few books on Ethics.

Rheumatology Conference at
Karachi from March 14-17, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Society for Rheumatology is organizing its 23rd annual international conference from March 14-17th 2019 says a communication received from the organizers. New Horizons in Rheumatology is the theme of the conference.

Scientific programme of the conference will consist of Pre-conference Review course in Rheumatology, State of the art lectures on important topics in Rheumatology by internationally acclaimed speakers from USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. It also provides an excellent opportunity to the researchers to present their research work in Rheumatology. Dr. Syed Mahfooz Alam is the Convener of the conference while Prof. Samina Ghaznavi is the Co-Convener. Last date for submission of abstracts is January 1st 2019. Prof. Mirza Shakil Baig is the Chairperson and Dr. Tahira Parveen Umer Co-chairperson of the scientific committee. For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

PharmEvo Thematic Calendar launch
meetings during November 2018

KARACHI: PharmEvo will organize its Thematic Calendar launch meeting at Karachi on November 23rd at a local hotel. Similar launch meetings are being scheduled at Multan on November 26th, at Lahore on November 27th and at Rawalpindi on November 28th 2018.

Smoking during pregnancy may
lead to childhood eye condition

In an Acta Ophthalmologica analysis of 11 relevant articles, maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a 46 percent increased risk that offspring will develop strabismus—one of the most prevalent eye-related diseases among children. Maternal smoking of 10 cigarettes per day during pregnancy was linked with a 79 percent increased risk of strabismus in offspring.

In children with strabismus, the eyes do not properly align with each other. This can contribute to visual impairment and emotional problems. Maternal smoking during pregnancy is an important public health problem, particularly in developed countries, and its effect on offspring eye health deserves our attention, said senior author Dr. Zuxun Lu, of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in China.

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