8th Health Sciences Research Assembly
December 11 & 12, 2013
Message from the Dean, Medical College
Contribution to knowledge society is the hallmark of all leading academic institutions of the world. As AKU continues its journey to be a truly research led University of the 21st century, it is important to keep fostering and underpinning our research culture and support and forge new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations.
AKU’s first Health Sciences Research Assembly, held in 2005, was one of the first steps in this direction. The objective was to provide a platform for sharing of our ongoing and completed research work. Over the last several years, Health Sciences Research Assembly has become an integral part of AKU’s annual academic calendar with abstract submission and participation surpassing expectations year after year.
Considering that the success of research initiatives and programmes relies heavily on exchange of ideas and dissemination of work in progress, I encourage all faculty, fellows, residents and students to actively participate in the two day event in an effort to make meaningful contributions to the contemporary knowledge-based society and for leaving new footprints on the intellectual landscape for the world.
I wish you all especially the Organising Committee all the best and hope the event meets unprecedented success.
Dr Farhat Abbas
Dean, Medical College
Faculty of Health Sciences
Aga Khan University