ICBS welcomes you to the 1st ever International Conference on Virology in Pakistan.
Speakers will present their on-going researches on four major viruses affecting Pakistani population i.e Hepatitis C virus, HIV (AIDS), Swine Flu and Dengue.
ICBS (The Conference Organizer):
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In Pakistan, ICBS has taken the very first initiative by arranging the 1st International conference on virology with the theme of “Trends in Emerging Viruses” to be held at the auditorium of the Main Campus of ICBS.
International Keynote speakers:
- Professor Benjamin Berkhout from the Netherland,
- Assistant Professor Dr Kanyarat-in from Thailand
- Assistant Professor Dr Safi from Malaysia
Will be joining us as keynote speakers and will deliver guest lectures.
- Dr Muhammad Imran from Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS)
- Dr Sajjad Ullah from College of the Punjab, Lahore
- Dr Shah Jahan from College of Health Sciences, Lahore
- Dr Usman Ali Ashfaq Government College College, Faisalabad
- Dr Farrukh Javaid from College of Haripur, KPK
- Dr Najam Us Sehr Sadaf Zaidi from NUST,Islamabad
- Dr Fahed Pervaiz from COMSAT, Islamabad
- Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman, PhD from College of the Punjab, Lahore
- Dr Yasir Waheed, PhD from Foundation College Islamabad
- Dr Ali Raza Awan from UVAS Lahore
Will also join us and present their on-going researches on four major viruses affecting Pakistani population i.e Hepatitis C virus, HIV (AIDS), Swine Flu and Dengue.
The main aim of ICBS for arranging this international conference is to share knowledge and develop scientific collaborations at national and international levels.
Theme: “Trends in Emerging Viruses”
Viruses are submicroscopic, parasitic particles in most cases possessing the genetic material either DNA or RNA that are very much capable in producing deadly diseases that may spread from individual to individual and can be fatal. After modest beginnings and many years of empirical approach, the study of viruses is evolving into a field of rational and quantitative research, thanks to ever improving tools and techniques. The rather slow advancements in the field of Virology is not surprising, since the largest viruses infecting human measure no more than 1/5,000 of a millimeter and some are as small as 1/50,000 of a millimeter, while the greatest magnification afforded by optical microscopes is of the order of 2,000 times.
Pakistan is already suffering from a lot of life taking viral diseases such as hepatitis B and C viruses. More than 10 million people are infected by HCV in Pakistan, the number which is second most number in the world after Egypt. Human immunodeficiency virus is also rapidly spreading in Pakistan and causing AIDS in number of people. Upto 2015, there were 94000 cases of HIV in Pakistan. The main reason of its rapid spread is unawareness among the general population. Most recently, Pakistan has faced outbreaks of newly emerging viruses such as dengue virus during the last couple of years and swine flu this year. Therefore collaborative research, international conferences and institutional scientific collaborations in this field is a national demand.
Let’s join hands at the research/academic level in order to control these deadly viruses by collaborating with each other.
For further information:
Dr. Ahmed Bilal Waqar
Director, Imperial Post Graduate Medical Institute, ICBS
Mr. Fayyaz Ahmad
Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, ICBS
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