• I can't believe my luck! I was truly fortunate to have attended this seminar. The presenters readily shared inside information, that was so valuable. It very realistically defined where each one of us stood on the road to residency, and highlighted how much effort each one of us needed in order to get where we wanted. The most amazing thing was, that each person's concerns were individually addressed in the Q & A session. Now I have a very clear idea of what my next step has to be. And I am more determined than ever to get there! I cannot thank the presenters and the administration enough. 

    Mehreen Iqbal
  • IMI 9th international conference held in Orlando from July 22-24 was a truly memorable event for us. This conference was unique as it encompassed topics that were interesting to medical as well as non-medical groups.

    Topics such as Fetal origins of adult cardiovascular disease, depressive disorders, diabetes, back pain, knee crisis, vascular interventions, urinary incontinence, radiology, Quality improvement in health care, medical ethics, kidney disease, biopsychosocial health models were presented by experts in the field and they presented case studies that were relevant to current medical practices.

    Conference also addressed the young upcoming youth leaders with an entire track of event dedicated to them. Mentoring was provided by each professional and students got a chance to develop one to one relationship with their mentors. In summary, IMI's yearly conference is not to be missed!   

    Tabassum Merchant, ARNP & Nafees Hussain, RN
  • Firstly, thank you all for a wonderful conference in Barbados.  The educational content and speakers were excellent and in addition the opportunity for networking was a great bonus.  Your hard work and its success was very evident.

    Sohail Sachak
  • It was an excellent conference well planned, presented, and well attended.  If individually traveling we may have never enjoyed the kind of reception the participants received throughout their stay in Iran. 

    Shaukat Syed
  • The IMI 8th International Conference is over, but the memories are going to live forever. It has been a wonderful experience. This IMI conference was one of the most hectic and widely traveled conferences I had ever attended. The Iranian hosts were excellent and lived up to their world known hospitality.  When you organize such a gigantic event little hiccups are bound to happen. I thank all the organizers and congratulate them for the success of the conference. Dr. Wajih Rizvi, Dr. Arshad Quyyumi, Dr. Mohsin Hyderi and the Iranian hosts need special mention, and of course you Sakina Rizvi have done a marvelous job with competence and composure. 

    Dr. S. Riaz Mehdi (Lucknow, India)
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IMI 1st European and 7th National UK conference

08:00:AM London Heathrow Marriott

IMI UK's 1st International European & 7th National Conference took place in London on October 8th. More than 250 participants filled the conference hall during clinical sessions, presentations on IMI's international projects, the intersection of Islam Ethics and modern medicine, and current Islamic awakening and our responsibility with a discussion on the dire human rights situation in Bahrain. A financial management specialist was at hand, and workshops were conducted on professional development and time management. Special presentations on Tibb al-Imam Reza as well as a cake cutting ceremony were incorporated in honor of the wiladat of Imam Reza (A.S.) along with eloquent performances of naat and salaam. Exhibits lined the conference hall along with the poster session that highlighted current research in a variety of fields from hematology to laparoscopic simulation models.

Following the conference, the Banquet dinner was attended by conference participants and additional community members to support IMI UK as well as IMI's programs in Somalia and Pakistan. The vision for IMI Europe was expounded and the new IMI UK Board of Directors and Advisors, as well as IMI's Europe Coordinator, were sworn in by IMI's Global President. After Tilawate e Holy Quran, a special message for the conference from Najaf e Ashraf was relayed by Ayatollah Ul Uzma Hafiz Bashir Najafi , where the Grand Ayatollah emphasized the need of such gathering in order to interact and network with like minded persons and spread the word of Islam in the light of medical knowledge. The full extract of the speech is available to download at the main IMI UK web site. At each meeting, participants stressed the importance of universal healthcare in line with IMI’s vision, ‘whoso saveth the life of one, it is as if he has saved the life of all humanity.’ (Quran 5:32). In addition, concerns were raised about the increased violence against Shias globally, and specifically doctors in Bahrain.

The Morning session was divided into two parts. The first clinical session discussed women’s health issues, dental make overs, discovery of drugs in today’s economical environment, followed by cancer screening, diabetes and latest management of hypertension, and cholesterol. After the morning tea break, the session embarked on the important topics covering healing people and connecting with the Shia community. The session was presented with the IMI globally by none other than the IMI global president Dr. Barkat Jaffry, which was followed by a lively speech by Dr. Nusrat Naqvi on female professionals in IMI. Mr. Muhammad

Sahara gave an in-depth and moving speech on the youth wing of IMI UK and its future role in the organization, emphasizing on the hunger the youths have to soak up knowledge in relation to IMI’s strategies and goals Touching people, connecting the Shia. Moderator, Dr. Wisam Muhsen, IMI global President Dr. Barkat Jaffry and Dr. Nausrat Naqvi on female professionals in IMI.

Following the Zohraine Namaz and Lunch, poster presentation session in the exhibits area, covering topics from, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Anti –TB therapy, the critical role of factor Va in coagulation, the effect of c-ABL inhibition by Imatinib, Holy Quran, the cure for every aliment, laproscopic simulation models to name the few.

The afternoon session started with topics covering how IMI was changing lives to make a difference in Iraq by Dr. Syed Saeed Bokhari who gave an in depth on GI projects in Iraq, followed by IMI Pakistan and the major issues involved in the present political, economical and natural disastrous situation by Dr. Hadi Imam. The session concluded with the speech by Maulana Syed Muhammad Sabzwari on IMI in Kerbela, Iraq.

The second part of the afternoon session, on Islamic Ethics and modern medicine chaired by Dr. Ahson Zafar Zaidi and delivered by Maulana Sheikh Hamid Waqar from Qum, Maulana Syed Muhammad Mossavi , Dr. Fatima Husain on Muslim Perspective on Infertility and Dr. Shabih Zaidi on Normative Ethics. This was the panicle and the most involved session as far as the audience participation following question and answer sessions were concerned.

A detailed inclusive article of this session is planned very soon to give a prospective insight of it. The last afternoon session on current Islamic Awakening and our responsibilities, was delivered by Maulana Syed Ali Reza under the moderation of Dr. Wisam Muhsen. The session ended with the poignant reminder of the situation of the Bahraini doctors under the authoritative rule of the dictators, and facing long jail sentences for doing humanitarian work which all medical doctors are trained to do, that is save lives. IMI’s young boys and girls took to the stage under the guidance of Dr. Wasi Haider, and recited the salaam followed by the cake cutting ceremony presided by Maulana Sabzwari Sahib and Maulana Ali Reza ,on the eve of the wiladat of our beloved Imam Ali Ibne Musa Al Reza S.A. The conference session concluded around 6.30pm which followed the Magribaine prayers.

To wrap up a long day of conference activities, IMI held the National IMI’s drought in the Horn of Africa and Pakistan Sindh Flood Relief Fundraising Banquet in the evening. Dr. Wajih Rizvi and Dr. Syed Qasim Jaffry also presented numerous awards to individuals who have contributed to IMI and IMI UK.

pecial program for children and families was also held separately and running parallel to the main conference. Games and speeches between children, arts and craft workshops, lectures given by Maulana Syed Ali Reza on bringing up children in the West, plus further discussions and talks on the subject by Uzma Taqvi and Huma Raza Hussain.