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Iranian Conf. on Health
Professions Education
from April 15-17, 2020

TEHRAN: Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Education Development Center Government of Iran is organizing its 21st International Conference on Health Professions Education from April 15-17, 2020. It is recognized by AMEE and its academic partners include Virtual University of Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences and National Agency for Strategic Research and Medical Education. The theme of the conference is “New Horizons in Evolution and Innovation on Health Professions Education in 21st Century”.

The invited guest speakers at the conference include many renowned medical educationists like Janet Grant from UK, Madalena Patricio from Portugal, Suleyman Yildiz from Turkey, John Norchini from USA, Olle Ten Cate from Netherlands, Judy McKimm from UK, and Lambert Schuwirth from Australia and Marcos Rojas Pino from Chile. Pre-conference workshops are scheduled on April 15th. The programme includes plenary sessions, Symposia, Workshops, Consultation Clinics, Thematic posters and Short communication sessions besides breakfast meetings. For further details contact e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Website:

DUHS seminar on
monitoring of cleaning,
sterilization process

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences organized a seminar on monitoring of cleaning and sterilization process at health care facilities recently.  Speakers addressing the meeting pointed out that there is no sterile system in Pakistan's small hospitals nor do they know the standard way to clean the equipment from the effects of infection. The speakers included Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University Prof. Zarnaz Wahid, Mr. Andreas Schiender, Mrs. Peter albonet Head of Clinical Academy Borer Kemi, Shaukat Ali and Mohammad Rizwan.

It was also pointed out that excluding the large setup hospitals, the exact method of sterilization is not used in any other hospital. Moreover, no hospital in Pakistan releases infection rates to detect at which stage the disinfection process is lacking. Since, the medical devices and equipment are reprocessed, the technical staff must be properly introduced to them. There should be a SOP for medical device reprocessing, which should be approved by the Ministry of Health who may visit the hospitals regularly to check and allow the hospital to work or stop when it does not provide the required facilities so that they may adhere to the standards the Ministry of Health has established and help prevent germs and diseases. Sterilization services have an important role in surgery in healthcare. Reused medical devices in the hospital are reprocessed in the same department, called CSSD. All the surgeries in any hospital depend on these devices.

PAME 5th National
Conference at JSMU
Karachi on April 11-12, 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors is organizing its 5th National Conference at Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi from 11-12 April 2020 which will be preceded by Pre-Conference workshops on Friday April 10, 2020. Dr.Fatema Jawad Editor-in-Chief of JPMA and Prof. Nazeer Khan are the Chairperson and Organizing Secretary of the conference respectively. Challenges of Medical Journalism in Pakistan is the theme of the conference.

The workshops are planned at Ziauddin University, PMA House Karachi and JSMU. For details visit For further details contact e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dr.Fatema Jawad Cell: 0334-3251965


Institute of Leadership Excellence (ILE) established by PharmEvo signed an MOU with
FranklinCovey a US based organization for training of healthcare professionals in
leadership skills at Karachi recently. Group photograph taken on the occasion shows
the senior executives of Franklin Covey, ILE, PharmEvo and some of the participants.

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