PMA to hold Pak-China Medical Conference


KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is organizing first-ever “Pak-China Med Con” from 08th to 10th January 2016 in collaboration with Chinese Medical Association to commemorate the historic event of Pak-China economic corridor as “An initiative for joint Pak-China Medical Corridor”.

This was announced by Chairman Organizing Committee “Pak-China Med Con” Prof S Tipu Sultan while addressing a press conference at PMA House here on Monday. Chairman Scientific Committee Prof Idrees Adhi, Secretary Organizing Committee Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, Secretary Scientific Committee Dr Hamid Manzoor and Dr Qaisar Sajjad were also present on this occasion.

Prof Tipu Sultan said conference will be held at a local hotel for all scientific sessions and at Arts Council of Pakistan for social, cultural and community awareness programs, while business sessions will be held at PMA House.

He said: “We are inviting health experts from China and other SAARC countries to deliver state of art lectures on different medical & scientific topics of common interest and sharing their vast experience and knowledge”.

Secretary Organizing Committee Dr Mirza Ali Azhar revealed that different specialties have joined hand with PMA to organize and participate in the scientific program. He said scientific program of different specialties will be conducted as 08 parallel sessions for three days.

He said discussions and community awareness programs will also be held on different issues like population control, maternal & child health, reproductive health, blindness, safe drinking water, addiction and sexually transmitted diseases, environment and human rights issues. Civil society experts will be participating in these events.

Chairman Scientific Committee Prof Idrees Adhi said all scientific sessions, seminars and workshops are recognized as part of Continuous Medical Education (CME). The CME credit hours will be awarded to all the registered participants.

He said an impressive inaugural ceremony is planned on 08th January 2016 and Prime Minister of Pakistan will be invited to honour this ceremony as the chief guest.

Secretary Scientific Committee Dr Hamid Manzoor said medical experts across the country will take plenary sessions on different important medical issues like organ transplant (kidney, liver etc), blindness, pain management and acupuncture and growing burden of diseases in Pakistan, trauma, impotency and brain tumours.