KMU–IBMS Organized First International Basic Medical Sciences Conference

Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid Vice Chancellor Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar said that as major portion of the first two years of MBBS and BDS covers anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and principles of community health subjects so, in this context basic sciences make the foundation for understanding of the clinical teaching and training at undergraduate level, he was talking as chief guest to the inaugural session of first international basic medical sciences conference (B Med Con 2018) here at Hayatabad. Beside others Pro VC of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Islamabad Maj Gen ® Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Pro VC KMU Prof. Dr. Jawad Ahmad, Director IBMS Dr. Zille Huma , guest speakers from abroad, faculty and a large number of researchers and students frpm across the country were also present at the occasion.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid said, PM&DC now requires that throughout the tenure of MBBS program the courses are to be taught in integrated system-based modular form. During the first two years the major thrust [80%] will be on basic medical sciences. He said medical schools throughout the country are recognizing the value of medical student engagement in research. Rigorous hands-on training in the scientific method will aid in the integration of basic sciences knowledge with clinical decision-making and ultimately enhance patient care.

Talking about the importance of basic medical research, Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid said ddiscoveries made due to basic medical research has transformed medicine as we know it that every patient treatment, every diagnostic test, and every medical intervention in use today is the result of innumerable basic medical research discoveries and their impact on medicine are one of the key reasons why we must improve our support for basic medical sciences and research.

VC KMU shared that presence of researchers and basic medical scientists from Swat to Karachi and even from abroad was the sign of confidence on KMU and this august platform will definitely pave way for exchanging mutual views and expertise as well as providing an opportunity to the participants to share their knowledge in the relevant fields in professional and graceful manner. He announced that in the very near future KMU will start four new disciplines in basic medical sciences i.e Human Nutrition, Oral Pathology, Oral Biology and Dental materials

He hoped that under the dynamic leadership of dean Prof. Dr. Jawad Ahmad and director Dr. Zille Huma, the young and energetic faculty of IBMS will not only became the agent of change but they will also contribute to the society in shape of exploring new avenues in basic medical sciences. Pro VC NUMS Maj Gen ® Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Pro VC KMU Prof. Dr. Jawad Ahmad and Director IBMS Dr. Zille Huma beside key note speakers from UK, KSA and Lebanon also spoke to the ceremony.