Aga Khan University, Pakistan: The 15th Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Conference

PGME CONFERENCE 2010 – Karachi, Pakistan
April 09-10, 2010

The AKU – Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) annual conference started in 1996 and is the only conference in the country specially organized for the postgraduate trainees. The primary objective of the conference is to make all the national postgraduate trainees aware of the recent happenings in the field of medicine and to promote professionalism.

Each year , recognised national and international experts and leaders in postgraduate medical education are invited to discuss and highlight new ideas, trends and other relevant topics in this field.

Conference themes in recent years have included Complexity Science and Health Care; Service and Scholarship: Achieving a balance in postgraduate medical education; Building Bridges: Strengthening postgraduate medical education through cooperation; Nurturing Professionalism in Medicine; Improving Quality in PGME; and Understanding Programme Assessment and Evaluation. Some recently invited speakers include Professor Janet Grant, Director and Professor of Education in Medicine, Open University Centre for Education in Medicine, UK; Professor Valerie Wass, Professor of Community Based Medical Education, University of Manchester, UK; Professor Khalid Khan, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, UK; Dr Daud Khan, Vice Chancellor, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar; Dr Ahmed Badar, Associate Professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, Dammam University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia ; and Dr Mowadat Hussain Rana, Advisor in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.

The conference also provides a great opportunity to all the trainees to present their research work at this forum.

This year’s theme “Career Counseling: What’s After Residency” has been selected to help postgraduate trainees to broaden their horizons particularly in the context of their careers and the possible opportunities available. Choosing a career specialty is the single most important academic decision facing medical graduates and they often begin thinking about this immediately after graduation.

This year’s conference will take a liberal arts approach to designing the future, to provide graduates with fundamental skills and knowledge to be successful in any field, and simultaneously provide comprehensive career counseling.

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