​Chemical Pathology​​​

The 12th Annual Conference of Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathology (PSCP), ChemCon 2022, was organized by PSCP-Karachi Chapter under the auspices of International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) from November 25th to 26th in Karachi Pakistan with the Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP) annual congress. The conference was led by the patrons; Dr Adnan Mustafa Zuberi, Dr Imran Siddiqui and Dr Aysha Habib Khan with Dr Lena Jafri, Dr Hafsa Majid and Dr Sibtain Ahmed as the Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee, IT & Communications Committee Chairs respectively. The conference was honoured by the presence of Dr Khosrow Adeli (President IFCC), Dr Sergio Bernardini (Chair IFCC Emerging Technologies Division Executive Committee), whereas Dr Elie Fux, Prof. Corrado Di Natale and Dr David Friedecký participated online.

The first day of the congress featured a Workshop on Metabolomics that highlighted the recent technological advancements in state-of-the art metabolic and profiling techniques and expert perspectives on the applications of metabolomics were shared. It was attended by Pathologists, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students from across the country. The evening was marked by the inaugural event featuring keynote by Dr Khosrow Adeli, entitled as 'IFCC: 70 Years of Global Leadership with New Vision/Strategic Direction Post-pandemic'. Day two comprised of keynote lectures from international speakers, scientific sessions on metabolomics horizon scanning for Chemical Pathology in Pakistan, oral paper presentation by young scientists in Pakistan and an interactive discussion session 'POWWOW-Taking Metabolomics from Bench to Bedside'. The day concluded with awards distribution and ChemCon 2023 flag handover to the next congress organizing committee. For the first time in the history of PSCP, a research award was announced, and applications were opened from young scientists. A special supplement of the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association featuring the conference abstracts was also published which can be accessed from: https://pscp.org.pk/publication/jpma-chemcon2022-abstract-book/).​​