KARACHI: Three day “Pakistan International Biennial Conference on Ramadan and Health” will commence from 9th October and will continue till 11th October 2015.
This was announced by Vice Chancellor Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) Prof SM Tariq Rafi during a press conference held at JSMU here. Chairman and Co-chairpersons of conference Prof Nazeer Khan, Prof Zaman Sheikh and Prof Yakoob Ahmedani were also present on this occasion.
Prof Tariq Rafi said international conference on Ramadan and Health is jointly organized by JSMU, Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Sindh Medical College Campus. He informed inauguration ceremony of conference will be held at local hotel on 9th October.
He said Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar and Sardar Mohammad Yasin Malik Chairman Hilton Pharma (Pvt) has chief gust and guest of honour respectively of the event.
Prof Zaman Sheikh said scientific session will be held at Sindh Medical College Campus on 10 to 11th October. The state of art, plenary, invited lecture, contributed paper and workshop will be features of the conference. Altogether about 50 national and international research works about the effect of Ramadan on health will be presented in this conference.
Prof Nazeer Khan said aim of organizing international conference on Ramadan and Health to create awareness in public about effects of fasting in Ramadan and also to remove misconception of general public prevailed in this regard.