The National Scientific Congress is being organized in close collaboration between Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU) and Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. (SIHL) and shall be an annual event. Shifa International Hospital is a premier tertiary health care facility in Islamabad, accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU) is a federally chartered University located in close proximity to its teaching hospital (SIHL) and imparts quality education in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Clinical Psychology and Professionals Education.

The 1st Annual National Scientific Congress is being organized in partnership with Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA-USA) and Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of UK (APPS-UK); along with renowned national collaborators i.e., HEC, NUST, AKU, RMU, NIH, FFH, KMU and NUMS. Salient features of the congress:
  • It shall be the largest multi-speciality and multi-disciplinary congress/meeting held in the region.
  • It shall provide participants with a valuable opportunity to present their experience, research and opinions to their colleagues, in a challenging and truly professional forum.
  • It shall feature different programs that offer participants the opportunity to learn and experience first hand advances in medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, nursing, biomedical and allied health sciences specialities.
  • It shall constitute Plenary and Concurrent sessions for each domain. Each participating domain shall host an eminent authority as a distinguished visitor/orator/speaker; both from overseas and within the country.
  • It shall be held over two days followed by master class sessions throughout the year and shall provide ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary as well as specialized discussions.


  • Transplant programs in Pakistan
  • Cardiometabolic disorders
  • Optimal General Practice in Pakistan
  • Heart Failure Treatment Optimization
  • Landmark Trials 2018
  • Elderly Care and End of Life Care
  • New Guidelines / Protocols / Updates (All specialties)
  • Innovations, Newer Therapeutics, Newer Techniques, What’s New (All specialties)
  • Novel Procedures, Techniques and Initiatives (All specialties)
  • Research Sessions (Local Epidemiological, Therapeutics, and Trials Data)
  • Sessions on Biomedics and Genetics
  • Workshops (Newer techniques, Simulators, Hands on Learning)
  • Newer Products, Medical Equipment, Software (Exhibition and Displays)

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