Nine member Pakistan delegation actively
participates in the scientific programme of EMMJ6
SHIRAZ (IRAN): Nine member delegation from Pakistan attended the EMMJ6
Medical Journals Conference organized by Eastern Mediterranean Association
of Medical Editors in collaboration with Iranian Society of Medical
Editors, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and WHO. Other
organizations which had collaborated in this academic event included
Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME), Asia Pacific Association
of Medical Editors (APAME), Islamic World Science Citation Center and
Dr. Fatema Jawad President of PAME and Chief Editor of JPMA co-chaired the
first session with Dr. Karim Vessal from Iran and also made a presentation
on Workshops: Do they benefit in faculty development. Dr.Jamshed Akhtar
General Secretary PAME and Editor of Journal of College of Physicians &
Surgeons Pakistan co-chaired a session with Prof. Roya Kalishadi and also
made a presentation on Need for New Medical Journals: A perspective from
Dr. Fatema Jawad President PAME receiving a mementoe from
Ms Jane Nicholson on behalf of Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary Editor-in-Chief
of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences who was honoured as one
of the distinguished Editors from the Region at the recently held EMMJ6
Medical Journals conference at Shiraz, Iran. Also seen in the center
is Dr. Mohammad Javed Dehghani President ISC from Iran.
Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid General Secretary EMAME and Chief Editor of
Pakistan Journal of Medial Sciences co-chaired a session with Bibi
Sedigheh Fazli Bazzaz from Mashed University. He also made a presentation
on Citation Amnesia- a case study from Pakistan.
Prof. Maj.General Muhammad Aslam Chief Editor of Biomedica and Vice
Chancellor of University of Health Essences co-chaired a session with
Elise Langdn-Neumer. The topic of his presentation was Attitude towards
Publications in Electronic Journals: A glimpse into the Minds of the
Decision Makers in Universities in Pakistan.
Prof. Sina Aziz Editor of Annals of KMDC co-chaired a session with Prof.
Mohammad Bagher Rokni and also participated in poster presentation. Dr.
Muhammad Irfan Editor of JPMI made a presentation on Mutual cooperation
among journals: Is it effective in preventing Publication Misconduct?
Dr. Fatema Jawad and Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid were members of the panel in
panel discussion on Networking and Collaboration to improve Health
Publications which was moderated by Dr. Farrokh Habibzadeh while Dr.
Jamshed Akhtar was panelist in the panel discussion on Predatory,
One-Access Bogus Journals in the Region and the World which was again
moderated by Dr. Farrokh Habibzadeh. Other delegates from Pakistan
included Dr. Akhtar Sherin from Kohat Editor Khyber University Medial
Journal and he was accompanied by his wife besides Dr. Yasmin Wajahat
Editor of Pakistan Journal of Medical Ethics.