Comstech to hold workshops on nanomedicine & bioethics education
Islamabad, March 04, 2008: The Organization of
Islamic Conference Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological
Co-operation (Comstech) is organizing a weeklong international workshop on nano medicine in the second
week of the March. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and National Institute
for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from March 13 to 20.
aimed at providing a platform to researchers from universities and research
institutes of the OIC member states to share their knowledge and develop
collaborative research programs in nano medicine.
Young faculty members/doctors, researchers and senior students working at the
interface of nanoscience, nanomedicine or nanobiotechnology are eligible to apply for their participation. The aspiring participants are
required to hold at least masters' degree in physical/biological sciences or
bachelor degree in medicine with one year of research experience. COMSTECH has
notified different universities and research institutes of the OIC region to
send maximum two nominations.
Meanwhile, COMTECH is also holding a
national workshop on "Bio-ethics Education in Pakistan" from March 27 to 29,
2008. The workshop would
be held in collaboration with the HEC of Pakistan and Centre of Biomedical
Ethics and Culture (CBEC) of the Sindh Institute
of Urology and Transplantation. The objective of this workshop is to familiarise healthcare the professionals and other
stakeholders with ethical frameworks in clinical care. The healthcare
professionals including physicians, nurses, hospital administrations, policy
makers and social scientists have been invited to attend the moot. [Ameen Amjad]
Moot on empowerment of teachers commences
Rawalpindi: The HEC has played a vital role in the uplift of the image and
status of teachers at all levels through sustained attempts to strengthen the
standing of the teaching community academically, economically and socially.
Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr.
Saeeda Asadullah Khan said this during the opening session of a two-day national
conference on 'Empowering Teachers: Practices and Possibilities' here on Monday.
The FJWU Department of Education organised the intensive conference in
collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) that aimed at sharing
and discussing the latest research insights deliberated upon the issues related
to teacher education programmes in Pakistan to come up with the best possible
and practical solutions of various issues related to the field.
Welcoming the participants, the VC hoped that the conference would prove
to be a mutual learning experience, adding that it would enrich our academic
repertoire through enhancing our understanding and awareness.
Executive Director Professor Dr. Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi, speaking on the
occasion, said that education plays a crucial role in the development of any
country. "Due to education, we take advantage of the previous knowledge and move
forward. The HEC is committed to support universities in becoming
internationally recognised, thus making Pakistan an international place for
learning," he said.
FJWU Department of Education Chairperson Dr. Mussarat
A Sheikh briefed the audience on the objectives of the conference, saying that
it would help in enhancing the active role of researchers-educators regarding
improvement in teacher training practices. The conference also aimed at
highlighting the reasons of changing the social status of teachers in the
country and to find practices for reclaiming their social status. The News
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