Cancer Symposium

The NUMS Department of Biological sciences (NDBS) conducted the hybrid format “Cancer Symposium”- in line with World Health Organization 2022 cancer campaign theme ‘Close the care gap’, held at National University of Medical Sciences, PWD campus on Wednesday, 9th March 2022. The symposium is planned to join the cause and to allow the general population to understand and adopt precautionary measures for the control of the disease by health professionals. With the precarious nature of the situation, immediate attention is required to limit the spread.

The event involved the active participation from students and faculty of NUMS, Islamabad. The students  from Ibadat International University, University of Lahore (Islamabad campus), COMSATS University, CUST, Health Services Academy (HAS), PMAS-ARID Agriculture University, RIPHA international University have actively participated in different competition organized at NUMS. The highlights of the event were talk by renowned clinical experts, basic scientists and field experts, student’s oral presentation competition, role play, poster exhibition and competition, video screening competitions.

The honorable Dr. Aisha Mohyuddin, Dean,Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, welcomed and introduced the guest speakers. This was followed by a welcome message from the Head of NDBS, Dr. Muhammad Jawad Hassan. The onsite presentation was given by Dr. Riffat (Ibadat University) and Dr. Shehazd Riyaz (Shifa International Hospital). Renowned national and international Oncologist (Dr. Hamayoun Imran (USA), Dr. Famyaa Abdullah (Pakistan), Dr Tasnia Mirza (UK) discussed the prevention and treatment strategies of various types of cancer including breast,  prostate, ovary, lungs, oral cancers along with common cancers in children by their virtual talks. The focal person, organizing committee of cancer symposium, Dr. Asma Saleem Qazi, has also delivered a talk highlighting the key points of cancer risks, prevention and options in cancer research along with NUMS cancer research contributions (projects, publications, book chapters) by NUMS faculty.

Dr. Riffat Ayesha Anis professor, Ibadat International University, Ex- SARC director & Chief Nutrition division, NIH Islamabad has distributed the certificates and gifts among the position holder students of all the competitions and the organizers of the symposium. She appreciated the great potential and talent of students exhibited during the event and also acknowledged the dedication of the organizing members in conducting the symposium successfully.

The respected Dr. Aisha Mohyuddin,and Dr. Jawad Hassan also appreciated the organizing team of NDBS; Drs. Asma Saleem Qazi,Uzma Azeem Awan,Waseem Safddar,Sara Mumtaz,Rida Fatima Saeed on their hard work and commendable job. The event was moderated by Dr. Rabail Zehra Raza and facilitated by Drs. Nosheen Akhtar, Aman Ishtiaq and Sabba Mehmood. In the end, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Lone, Assoc. Prof. NDBS has congratulated the winners of the competition for their enthusiastic contribution. Dr. Aman Karim, Assoc. Prof. NDBS has expressed his gratitude to all the honorable guests for taking out the time to attend the symposium during his concluding remarks.

The deepest gratitude has also been conveyed to XYLEXA, ASSISTECH and MIMAR to Co-Sponsor the Cancer Symposium organized by NUMS to facilitate and make the event successful.