KARACHI: United States-based organisation Medics International (MI) would organise its “Silver Jubilee and 10th Global Convention” in Pakistan starting December 24. The convention marked the foundation’s silver jubilee. The event will be attended by Pakistani physicians in New York. The participation was expected to be of more than 1,000 medical professionals all over the globe. This included the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event is prepped to be named as one of the biggest conferences Pakistan ever for healthcare field.
The conference would also have social events, including a Mushaira (poetry event) at the famed Mohatta Palace, depicting literary elites, including Iftekhar Arif, Dr Pirzada Qasim, and Manzar Bhopali.
Approved by the Continuing Medical Education (CME), the conference would have discussions on medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, and dental topics, as well as career guidance for young professionals and women-wing axes.
MI founder Dr Wajih Rizvi, in this regard, said: “Previously, we have organised our global conventions in countries like USA, Canada, UK, Barbados, India, Iran, Iraq, and, now, we are coming to Pakistan for the very first time after the peace and security situation of our country has improved. It is now conducive to holding such international events.”
“We will have elaborated sessions on different fields of health care profession. There is a whole army of global medical experts whose goal is to transfer the latest technology to Pakistan, attain the trainers and facilitate a dialogue to benefit Pakistan, the region and the world at large. One major focus of our conference will be career counselling for medical students and graduates in Pakistan, to help them chose the right paths for further education and practice. MI has been doing this for last 25 years,” Wajih said.
Dr Rizvi added that the conference would help modernise Pakistan’s public health sector, especially the government-run basic health units and dispensaries. A special part of the conference would also be dedicated to discuss women’s health and wellness issues.
MI, enlisted as a United Nations accredited body, mainly focused on medical academia, global relief, and healthcare. Currently MI was working in 55 countries and also providing humanitarian and healthcare aid in Burkia Faso, Haiti, Greece, Iraq, Tanzania, and Pakistan.