7th AKU Annual Surgical Conference - SIG events​

​​Surgical Research: Exploring our History – Navigating the Future

Conference Details and Registrations:​

​Orga​nized ​by the AKU Medical College's De​partment​ of Surgery and Surgery Interest Group, from February 11-13, 2022 in Karachi, the conference will bring together national and international experts, providing a platform to exchange robust ideas and learn from each other.​ ​

Conference registration is FR​EE

If you require ACCME (CME Credit Hours) Certificate​, the fee will be charged​​ (5% SST will apply).​ If you pay through SIG, you will have to pay a discounted price of only Rs. 735/-  Rs. 315/-

To register via SIG, click here. ​

Day 1 | Friday , 11th February 2022

Pre-Conference Workshops (CME Activities); 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Separate Registration)

Inauguration ceremony; 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM​

Day 2 | Saturday, 12th February 2022

Session One: History of Surgical Research; 08:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session Two: Surgeons as Scientists; 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Three: Chairman's Debate: Why Do Research?; 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM​

Session Four: Unexplored Research Opportunities in Developing Countries; 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Session Five: Funding for your Ideas; 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Session Six: Getting your Work Noticed; 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM​​​

Day 3 | Sunday, 13th February 2022 ​

Session Seven: Students' Session by Surgery Interest Group; 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session Eight:Success Stories of Surgeon Researchers - Global Perspective; 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM​

Session Nine: E-Poster Session; 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Session Ten: Future of Surgical Research; 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Session Eleven: 2nd Dean’s Quiz Challenge for Surgery Residents (for selected institutes); 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Certificate Distribution Ceremony for E-poster and SurgFest; 05:00 PM- 05:20 PM

Closing Ceremony; 05:20 PM - 05:30 PM​​

Conversations with Surgeons; 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM (Separate Registration)

​To find more details about the conference and pre-conference workshop, click here.​

Student Session:

This year, SIG along with Department of Surgery has organized a range of talks and panel discussions to explore the world of surgical research and what lies ahead. National and International Faculty will be joining us for this session to ponder their thoughts on Data science, surgical research and the emerging technology of robotics and artificial intelligence in medical science. Discussion will also be held on conducting research in medical school and beyond.

Come join us on Sunday, 13th February 2022 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am virtually on zoom to hear from the best in the field! Register for the conference to be a part of it. 

The details of the student session are as follows:

Conversations with Surgeons:​

Want to talk to surgeons and de-mystify their lives? Got interesting questions bubbling in your mind and want to inquire from renowned surgeons? Never got a chance to have a proper conversation with a surgeon? Get ready, your time has come!

The 7th AKU Annual Surgical Conference brings to you “Conversations with Surgeons”, an opportunity for all surgical enthusiasts to meet and talk one to one with renowned national and international surgical faculty!

The event will be taking place virtually on Zoom on Sunday, 13th February 2022 at 7 PM PST. You will get a chance to interact with surgeons on one-to-one basis.​

Limited to 70 participants only, so dont miss the chance! To register now, click here​


Time to don your thinking caps and put your critical thinking skills to the ultimate test as we bring to you SurgFest: Decoding Surgical Research, our first ever all virtual surgical research competition! Team up with the strongest decoders you know for some intense problem solving, involving close to life surgical scenarios. And do not worry if you are new to this, our mentors will have you covered!

Pre event: 5th and 6th February 2022

Main event: 11th February 2022

ACCME accredited​ certificate will be awarded to all participants. Winners teams will get a cash prize of Rs.15,000/- along with signature gifts from SIG.

​Registrations have been closed.