Prof. Muhammad Aslam
Elected President SAAP

RAWALPINDI: Maj. Gen. (Retd) Professor Muhammad Aslam has recently been elected as the President, South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP). He was unanimously nominated by the Executive Committee of Pakistan Physiological Society (PPS) and endorsed by the Executive Members of SAAP. This was necessitated due to sad demise of Professor Dr. Arif Siddiqui.

Maj. Gen. (Retd) Prof. M. Aslam

The SAAP, it may be mentioned here was established in 2007 and the 1st SAAP Conference was held at Shifa College of Medicine (SCM), Islamabad in August 2008 in which Professor Muhammad Aslam was elected as its founder President. The 2nd SAAP Conference was organized at St. John Medical College, Bangalore, India in December 2010. The 3rd SAAP Conference was organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2012. The 4th SAAP Conference was conducted at Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujeeb Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2014. The 5th SAAP Conference was convened at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal in November 2016. The rotatory session returned to Pakistan where 6th SAAP Conference was held at University of Lahore, Lahore in December 2018.

The 7th SAAP Conference was to be held at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, in December 2020 which has been postponed till year 2021 in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The regional Physiological Society has yet to be established in Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The main object of SAAP and its member societies is to advance in teaching, education, research, evaluative system, employability, coordination and development in Physiological Sciences in South Asia. (PR)

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