9th Health Sciences Research Assembly
April 8-9, 2015
Message from the Dean, Medical College
The Aga Khan University, in its journey to be a truly research led institution of the 21st century, places significant emphasis on continuing to foster and underpin our research culture; and support and forge new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations. Our research spans many disciplines and responds to contemporary challenges currently facing the world today, to generate new knowledge and improve human life.
Following the University’s first Health Sciences Research Assembly in 2005, the event has become an integral component of AKU’s academic and scholarly activities with abstract submission and participation surpassing expectations year after year. With the 9th HSRA, we look forward to continuing the exchange and dissemination of learning, ideas and work, both completed and in progress, to provide greater opportunities for collegial efforts across disciplines and specialties.
I am sure that our faculty, fellows, residents and students will actively participate in the event, in an effort to make meaningful contributions to the contemporary knowledge-based society and for making a sustainable impact on the intellectual landscape.
I take this opportunity to convey my appreciation to Dr Hammad Ather and the Organising Committee of the 9th Health Sciences Research Assembly. I sincerely appreciate all of your efforts and wish you all the best in making the event an unprecedented success.
Dr Farhat Abbas
Dean, Medical College
Faculty of Health Sciences
Aga Khan University