“Health Care: Challenges and Innovation” ; 4TH BUMDC International Conference 2021
KARACHI: Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) recently organised the 4th International Conference themed "Health Care: Challenges and Innovation". It comprised of pre-conference workshops, poster presentations, webinars, scientific sessions, inauguration and closing ceremonies.
The pre-conference workshops were conducted by both the medical and dental sections of BUMDC. Dr Shama Asghar and her team supervised and managed the dental conferences. The pre-conference sessions were held on "Bonding in Orthodontics", "Temporization for Fixed Prosthesis", “Screening of Hepatitis B and C”, and "Rotary Endodontics. Dr Tabassum Ahsan, Prof. Dr Saman Hakeem, Prof. Dr Daud Mirza were the organisers of their respective workshops. At the same time, Dr Maria Habib, Dr Omair Majeed, Dr Farnaz Ilyas, Dr Talha Tanwir, Dr Afshseen Maqsood, Dr Hasan Hameed, Dr Meisha Gul facilitated them.
One of the key features of the 4th International BUMDC Conference, the poster presentation, was organised by Prof. Dr Hassan Ali. Twenty-five posters were presented by researchers from Medical, Dental and Allied Sciences specialities. The Chief guest was Rear Admiral (R) Nasir Mehmood (HI) (M), Pro-Rector Research Innovation & Commercialization, BUMDC. All the Director Generals, Principal, Dean, Head of Departments, students of BUMDC showed keen interest in the scientific posters and appreciated the presenters. In the end, certificates of Appreciation was distributed among the presenters.
The 4th International BUMDC Conference inaugural ceremony was held triumphantly amid Covid -19 pandemic at BUMDC. Major General Aamer Ikram, (HI) (M), (SI) (M), Executive Director, National Institute of Health(NIH), Major General Aamer Ikram, (HI) (M), (SI) (M), Executive Director, NIH, Prof. Dr Tipu Sultan, Chancellor, Malir University and Prof. Dr Syed Mehmood Haider, a renowned Maxillofacial Surgeon, were the chief guests and speakers of the event. Prof. Dr Ambreen Usmani, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Principal, BUMDC and Chairperson, Organizing Committee, moderated the event. She expressed her gratitude to the patron of the conference Vice – Admiral (R) Khalid Amin (HI) (M), Director General, BUMDC, for being immense support throughout the event.
An International webinar preceded the inaugural ceremony. The presenters for the webinar were Dr Jane Hislop, Academic Coordinator and Clinical Educator, Edinburg University, UK and Dr Nader M. Hamdan, Associate Professor, Consultant Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon Dalhousie University, Canada. They delivered the sessions on "The Role of wellbeing and compassion in Healthcare" and "Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) for the preservation of buccal plate." respectively.
Vice Admiral (R) Khalid Amin (HI) (M) Director-General, BUMDC, expressed his gratitude towards the guest speakers and appreciated them on very informative sessions. He also acknowledged his team's efforts and congratulated them for successfully executing the 4th International BUMDC conference 2021.
Dental Scientific Session
The sub-theme for this hybrid session was "Innovative approaches for comprehending and treating dental diseases". Rear Admiral (R) Nasir Mehmood, Prof. Dr Navid Rashid, Principal, Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry and Prof. Dr Kashif Ikram, Principal, Baqai Medical University were the chief guests of the session. Prof. Dr Mehmood Hussain, Dr Chander Kumar, Dr Shahrukh Khan, Dr Mamoora Arsalan, Dr Wajiha Anzar, Dr Saba Tabassum contributed as the speakers. Dr Farzeen Tanwir, Chairperson, Prof. Dr Saman Hakeem was the Co-chairperson, while Dr Tabassum Ahsan was the Secretary of the session. Dr Natasha Zaidi coordinated it.
The chief guests appreciated the speakers for the enlightening sessions. They presented the appreciation shields to the organisers of the session while Dr Wahab Kadri, Principal, Dental College, BUMDC, presented the shields to guest speakers and certificates to the speakers.
The ceremony ended with Prof. Dr Nasim Karim, Chairperson, Scientific Session, who declared the conference's closing and thanked all the facilitators, delegates and the entire team of BUMDC who had put in all their efforts to make it a success.