Karachi Day 3 - Day Sessions

08:00:AM Karachi

Day Sessions

Day Sessions for the third day of the Karachi leg of the conference included sessions:

Scientific Sessions:

Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics

The first of the three scientific sessions for Day 3 of the Karachi Sessions was Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics. This session was chaired and co-chaired by Professor Saeed Minhas (Associate Professor of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Center) and Dr. M. Baqar and moderated by Dr. Kazim Rahim, of Pakistan. The session featured Dr. Shahan Waheed, Dr. Saima Ali, Professor Saeed Mihas and Captain Sajjad Zaidi PhD (Director, Power Systems Research Lab PNEC) as speakers, all of whom delivered lectures. Dr. Shahan Waheed and Dr. Saima Ali co-presented on the topic of Emergency Medicine. Following this lecture was a talk on Orthopaedics by Professor Saeed Minhas. Captain Sajjad Zaidi concluded this session with an interesting talk on the role that engineering and technology can play in the world of biomedical advancements with his lecture on the Scope of Engineering and Technological Solutions by Academia in Pakistan's Biomedical Spectrum .

The session was followed by a question and answer session.


A highly academic Ophthalmology session followed in which Professor Syed Imtiaz Ali MBBS, FCPS (Professor of Opthamology (Retd) Chandka Medical College) and Professor Aurangzeb Shaikh FRCS FRCSEd, FCPS, MCPS, MPH, DCEH (Pakistan) presided as co-chairs. The session was moderated by Dr. Shoaib Ali. Dr. Dilawar Hussain Padhani, MBBS, PGD, MMED (Consultant Opthamologist, The Aga Khan Hospital Tanzania) spoke about eye care services in Tanzania in his lecture, titled Eye Care Services and Challenges in Tanzania . This enlightening lecture was followed by a lecture by Professor Syed Imtiaz Ali based on his very own research on the Frequency of Hypertensive Retinopathy on the Basis of ‘Imtiaz’s Grading System of Hypertensive Retinopathy at Larkana, Pakistan . The session was well received and well attended by conference-goers.

The session was followed by a question and answer session moderated by Dr. Ali.

Medical Educations

A highly sought Medical Education session was conducted immediately after the Ophthalmology session where there were many scholars, academics, professors and professionals present who participated and presented in a robust discussion on Medical Education and its importance.

This session was chaired and co-chaired by Dean AbuZahra Alnassiry, Dean of Kufa University Medical College in Iraq, and Professor Muhammad Tariq MBBS, MRCO, FRCP, MHPE, Interim Associate Dean Education and Interim Chair Department for Educational Development at Aga Khan University in Pakistan respectively, and moderated by Dr. Tabassum Zehra, MBBS, MHPE, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Development of Aga Khan University.

The speakers of this session included Professor Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi MBBS, FCPS, MHPE, Professor of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University who spoke on Simulation-based Education - Theory meets practice . She was followed by Dr. Lubna Baig MBBS, MPH, FCPS, PhD Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dean of APPNA Institute of Public Health who shed light on Building Training Opportunities and Mentorship for MHPE Graduates . Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari MBBS, DCP, MPhil, FCPS, PhD, CHPE, Post Doc Vice Chancellor of Sadiq International University presented on the importance of Professionalism on Medical Education.

He was followed by Professor Syeda Kausar Ali MBBS, MHPE, PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Educational Development who presented on Initiating and Sustaining Change in Academic Settings .

Dr Habeeb Shuaib Assistant Professor of ENT at Kufa University, Iraq presented on Portfolio: Teaching and Assessing Professionalism,and Dr. Tabassum Zehra concluded the session with a lecture on 5D-Modeling of Competency-Based Clinical Supervision .With the conclusion of this session the academic part of the Karachi Conference came to a close with an astounding success.

Awards Luncheon and Keynote

After the conclusion of the day's Scientific Sessions and Womens' Wing Session, the conference attendees gathered in the Grand Ballroom for an Awards Luncheon. As the closing session of a three-day marathon of conference sessions, networking events, special events, lunches and dinners, IMI was graced with the presence of key notable guests of honor at this session. The Luncheon was moderated by Retired AVM Mr. Syed Razi Nawab, the CEO of Imamia Medics International Global Summit.






Women’s Wing Sessions

IMI's Women's Wing hosted a packed half-day conference attended by Pakistan's major female leadership. The session began with Keynote Addresses from Women Leaders from across Pakistan. After an engaging session, IMI's Women's Wing hosted Health and Wellness presentations which were well-attended by an all-woman audience. The sessions were followed by a Women's Wing Networking Session in which attendees and presenters could mingle, interact and create connections.

Keynote Speakers:

Amongst the Women's Wing's honored guests were:

  • Khanum Tayyaba Bokhari, Renowned Religious Scholar, Pakistan
  • Professor Shaista Zaidi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Saima Batool, MBBS, FCPS (Pediatrics), MME (UOL) Professor of Pediatrics, UCMD, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Amna Zia Eusaph, MBBS, FCPS Associate Professor of Gynecology, King Edward Medical College,Pakistan
  • Dr. Habiba Hasan MBBS, MCPS, Pediatrician and Humanitarian, Pakistan
  • Professor Nazli Hossain MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, Gynecologist, Pakistan
  • Dr. Raheela Mohsin, MBBS, FCPS Associate Professor of Gynecology, AKUH, Pakistan

Health and Wellness sessions:

The Health and Wellness Series aimed to provide women with essential strategies for changing daily life to promote health, wellness and empowerment. The panel consisted of IMI Women's Wing key members who shared their vast knowledge and expertise with conference attendees. Dr. Shehla Naqvi, MD, (Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center) presented on The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep. Dr. Huma Naqvi, MD (IMI's Global President and PM&R Expert), presented on a Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain. Dr. Tasbeeh Fatima, a Psychiatrist from the US, presented on Stress Management in Day-to-Day Life. Ms. Kulsoom Bhimani, a Physical Therapist, presented on the Need to Move, to promote daily physical activity. Finally, to close out the session, Mrs. Malika Jafry, a Social Worker and religious leader from the US, spoke on Women's Empowerment.

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