Dear National Scientific Congress Attendees,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 1st National Scientific Congress (NSC) of the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU) organized jointly with the Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. (SIHL); to be held at Pak-China Friendship Centre on 15th and 16th December 2018. Our ongoing research activities in the University (STMU) coupled with best practices, latest guidelines, landmark trials and scientific methods being adopted in the hospital (SIHL); has combined great scientific content with a tremendous opportunity to witness advancements in diverse multi-disciplinary fields of medical & health sciences under one roof. Although the gallery of speakers and participants sharing the significant advances in our profession are of International stature and origin; the ideology to call it a “National” Congress is to gather leaders from National organizations, and to focus and propose solutions for our outstanding National issues.

The fields of science are changing, and our roles around the world are shifting to provide quality of life and best health care facilities to both the healthy and ailing community. To support this change; there has been an outburst of specialized professionals providing specific expertise in a multitude of medical domains, which ultimately enables high quality healthcare to be delivered in a safe and targeted manner.

The Scientific committee has compiled a rich and versatile program focusing on practical and critical challenges faced by our population. The topics of the congress present the ways we might be able to inculcate new guidelines, landmark trials, updates, registries, new research domains and technology advancements through Innovation, Integration and Application into current practices & healthcare setups. The 2 days congress and 1-2 days of pre-congress program(s) shall gather the top experts from all around Pakistan and abroad, and provide a forum for presenting and sharing ideas at academic, conceptual and clinical levels through a wide variety of masterclasses, seminars, plenary sessions, small group discussions, round table discussions and posters/abstracts presentations. Moreover, dedicated timeslots have been allocated towards workshops which shall allow delegates to experience hands-on practicum and best practices. All this shall hopefully highlight current challenges, clinical developments and an opportunity to experience unique insights in multi-disciplinary fields of expertise.      

The congress is also a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, both national and international while expanding existing connections and/or creating new ones. More than 2000 healthcare professionals including young/fresh graduates, undergraduate & postgraduate students, consultants etc. are expected to attend the event.

On behalf of the organizing committee of NSC, it is with great pleasure to invite you to participate in the congress, which we hope shall be a scientifically and socially rewarding, memorable and enjoyable experience.

Sincerely,

Dr. Manzoor H. Qazi
CEO Shifa International Hospitals Ltd.
Chancellor Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University