Two day UMR conference kicks off at PMC


The two day 15th Undergraduate Medical Research (UMR) conference organized by Peshawar Medical and Dental Colleges kicked off at PMC main campus.
The event was launched with the welcome address by Dr Hala Rajab, the Director UMR.
She briefed the audience about the history and objectives of the conference.
Dr Adnan Saeed Khan, Director Nuclear Medicine, Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute (NORI), Islamabad inaugurated the conference and opened the posters exhibition.
He lauded the research integration into the students’ curricula and co-curriculum as Islam stood for a culture of truth and evidence.
The conference was attended by student delegates from across the country including the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab and Sindh.
The event also features oral presentations, research quizzes, articles review competitions and videography competitions on diverse public health, medical, dental and social sciences.
Dr Akifullah Khan, Director IRNUM was the keynote speaker in the plenary session on Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging.
He shared with the audience in detail how nuclear imaging was distinctly serving the ailing humanity by a range of techniques that transcended beyond the imaging of structural abnormalities to capturing and interpreting the function of various body parts.
He further shared that research exposure during studentship was crucial for nurturing professionalism.
Director IRNUM appreciated the pioneering role of Peshawar Medical & Dental Colleges in this arena and shared his personal experience that the PM&DC students were outstanding in quite several ways in comparison to students of the other colleges.
Dr Hafeez Ur Rehman, dean Peshawar Medical & Dental Colleges presented a memento to the chief guest and the keynote speaker. Dr. Muhammad Aman Khan, Principal PMC delivered vote of thanks. The exhibition and competitions will continue and will conclude tomorrow.
President CPSP and vice chancellor Riphah University Islamabad are expected to be the chief guests in the plenary and concluding sessions, respectively.