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SAAP VI & PPS16 Conference Schedule

THEME:

Enhancing Academic and Research Collaboration in South Asia

Objectives:

  1. To share updated Molecular, Clinical & Basic research in Physiology among SAARC countries.

  2. To enhance research collaboration among South Asian Physiologists.

  3. To study the Physiological parameters in healthy population of South Asia.

  4. To discuss common issues of South Asian Physiologists related to teaching & learning, assessment, curriculum and evaluation.

 

Venue Details:

University College of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Lahore,

1-Km, Defence Road (Off Raiwind Road), Bhubtian Chowk, Lahore-Pakistan

 

Conference Dates:

Dec. 13-15, 2018

Scientific Program:

Dec. 13-14, 2018

DAY 1: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Venue: Auditorium II

8:15 – 9:00      Registration in Admission Office, University of Lahore

9:00 – 10:10    Inauguration Session (Auditorium II), University of Lahore, Lahore

9:00 – 9:05      Tilawat a Quran by Hafiz Abdullah (1st year medical student)

9:05 – 9:15      Welcome Address, Shahid Malik, Patron SAAP VI & Pro-Rector, University of Lahore

9:15 – 9:25      Inaugural Address

9:25 – 9:30      Flag Holding Ceremony: Samina Malik, Organizing Secretary SAAP VI, and Muhammad   Ayub, Organizing Secretary, PPS 16, Rita Khadka, President, SAAP, Zafar Tanveer, President, PPS

9:30 – 9:40      “Ethical Teaching: A Needed Emphasis for a Physiology Educator” Arif Siddiqui Chair, Organizing Committee, SAAP VI, Barrett Hodgson University, Karachi

9:40 – 9: 50       Message (on video link) by Julie Chan (Taiwan), President, International Union of Physiological Sciences

9:50 – 10:00      Video on Life of Legendary Professor of Physiology, Dr. Mahmood H Qazi

10:00 – 10:10     Keynote Lecture I: “Healthcare System in South Asia”, Mohammad Aslam, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi

10:10 – 10:20     Keynote Lecture II: “Environmental Pollution, Human Reproduction and Physiologists”, Sharaine Fernando, Department of Physiology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo

10: 20- 10:30      Keynote Lecture III: “Translational Physiology Research, Clinical Practice & Public Health: A Continuum” Umar A Khan, Isra University, Islamabad

10: 30 – 10:45     Tea / Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:45  Scientific Sessions I & II (Parallel)

Scientific Session I (Cell Biology/ Genetics)

Auditorium II

Anchor Person: Samina Malik

10:45 – 11:00      Plenary Lecture I: “Obesity- In Retrospect and Prospect” M. Arslan, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Lahore, Lahore

11:00 – 11:15      Plenary Lecture II: “Unraveling Genetics of Obesity: Lessons from a Pakistani  Consanguineous Population” Sadia Saeed, University of Lille, Lille, France

11:15 – 11:30      Plenary Lecture III: “Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) reveals novel  colorectal cancer genes expressed by immune cells” Aamer Qazi, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Lahore, Lahore

11:30 – 12:45  (6 Oral Presentations of 10 min)

11:30–11:40      Evaluation of Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity by Flow Cytometry. Fareena Bilwani, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

11:40-11:50       Effect of Endurance Exercise on the Oxidative Stress Marker Malondialdehyde In type II Diabetic Mice. Sana Akram, Akhtar Saeed Medical College, Lahore

11:50-12:00       Neuroplin-1 Over-expression in Mesenchymal Stem Cells Resulted in Improved Cardiac Function in Rat Model of Myocardial Infarction. Anwar Ali, Department of Physiology, University of Karachi, Karachi

12:00-12:10       The Dauntless D: Association between VDR-ECORV Gene Polymorphism and Periodontitis. Taseer Ahmed Khan, Department of Physiology, University of Karachi, Karachi

12:10-12:20      Ginsenoside Rg3 Treatment Inhibits Cells Growth and Metastasis of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Nude Mice Model of Lung Cancer Muhammad Noman, Department Of Physiology, University of Karachi, Karachi

12:20-12:30      BAP1 Gene Mutations: Loss of Tumor Suppresser Function Ruhshan Khurshid, Department of Biochemistry, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

12:30-12:45       Question & Answers

Scientific Session II (Cardio-Respiratory Physiology) 

Auditorium I

Anchor Person: Qanita Mahmud

10:45-11:00       Plenary Lecture I:

“Effect of high altitude on orthostatistically challenged heart rate variability” Bishnu HariPaudel, Department of Basic and clinical physiology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

11:00-11:15     Plenary Lecture II: “The Life History of Atheroma of a Coronary Artery Tree” H R Ahmed, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

11: 15-11.30       Plenary Lecture III: “Tadalafil Inhibits Hypoxia Induced Pulmonary Hypertension”, Mohammad Fahim, Department of Physiology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, JamiaHamdard, , New Delhi, India

11:30 – 12:40   Oral Presentations (7 presentations of 10 min.)

11: 30 -11:40     Clinical Application of a Basic Science Concept: The Making of an Instrument. Satwat Hashmi, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

11:40-11:50     Establishing Spirometry Reference Ranges for Children? Adolescents of Karachi, Pakistan. Sara Sadiq, Department of Physiology, Zia-ud-Din University, Karachi

11:50-12:00    Charcoal Grilling: Is it as Good for Lungs as it is in Taste? Ambreen Tauseef, Department of Physiology, CMH Lahore Medical College & Institute of Dentistry, Lahore

12:00-12:10     Relative Risk Estimation of T Wave Alternans and Ventricular Late Potentials in Patients with Cardiomyopathy, Hira Ashraf, Department of Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

12:10-12:20    Role of T-Lymphocyte Depletion Using Fingolimod in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury Related to Myocardial Revascularization.  Naseer Ahmed, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

12:20-12:30    Correlation of Signal Averaged ECG Parameters with Arterial Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients.  Bushra Riaz, Department of Physiology, Army Medical College, Sahiwal

12:30-12:40      Analysis of physiologic strain response and cardiovascular endurance estimation of   runners. Dr. Huma Bugti, University of Karachi.

12:20 -13:15      Question & Answer

Poster Evaluation: 12:40 – 13:15

13:15 – 14:00  Prayer & Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30  Scientific Sessions III, IV, V (Parallel)

 

Scientific Session III

(Gastrointestinal/Renal System, Metabolisms in Stress)

Chairman Board Room

Anchor Person: Saman Saeed

14:00-14:15        Plenary Lecture I: “role of oxidative defense system in stress tolerance”, Muhammad Ashraf, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)/Centre for research in Molecular Medicine (CRiMM), The University of Lahore-Pakistan

14:15– 15:40   Oral Presentations (7 presentations of 10 min.)

14:15-14:25     Evaluation of Diet and Oral Health among Dentate, Edentulous and Complete Denture Wearers. Syed Hamid Habib, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

14:25-14:35        Gastroprotective Effect of Ghrelin: A Study of Mechanism. Zainab Farooq, Department of Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

14:35-14:45        Study on Relationship between Lead Levels in Human Blood Environmental Dust And Ground Water and Associated Demographic Characteristics, Fahmida Memon, Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro

14:45-14:55        Hepatoprotective Effect of Sea Buckthorn Berry Seed Oil in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Hepatic Toxicity in BALB/c mice, Gul e Naghma Saeed, Department of Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

14:55-15:05        Platelet Count to Spleen Diameter Ratio: A Non-invasive Predictor of High Risk Esophageal Varices, Muhammad Ahmed,  Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi

15:05-15:15        Association of Renal Artery Resistive Index with Serum Uric Acid in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Kevin J J Borges, Department of Anatomy , Ziauddin University, Karachi

15:15-15:25    Evaluation of Kidney Injury Molecule 1 as a disease progression biomarker in Diabetic nephropathy, Fatima Abid Khan, Department of Physiology, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

15:25 – 15:40  Question & Answer

 

Session IV (Muscuklo-Skeletal /Special Senses & other system)  

Scientific Session 14:00- 14:45

Auditorium I

Anchor Person: Qanita Mahmud

14:00-14:15        Plenary Lecture I: “The Era of Chronomedicine: Let the Natural Cycle Rule Our Health” Narsingh Verma, Department of Physiology, King George V Medical University, Lucknow, India

14:15-14:30      Plenary Lecture II: “Osmoregulation: A Mysterious Human Behavior”, Saadat A Khan, Shahida Islam Medical College, Lodhran, Pakistan

14:30– 15:45   Oral Presentations (6 presentations of 10 min.)

14:30-14:40     Association of Executive Functions and Levels of Stress among Adolescents in Colombo District, L S Kaththiriarachchi, Division of Physiology, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Rathmalana

14:40-14:50     mRNA Expression Changes in the Skeletal Muscle after 16 Weeks of Aerobic Exercise, Irum Hayat, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur

14:50-15:00     Association between Myopia and Digit Ratio in Medical Students of Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Shazo Sana, Department of Physiology, Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore

15:00-15:10      Association of N-Terminal Propeptide of Type I Collagen with Bone Mineral Density. Afshan Iftikhar, Department of Physiology, Ziauddin University, Karachi

15:10-15:20    Cardiovascular Effects of Aqueous-methanolic Extract of Salvia Officinalis in Experimental Animals.  Hasan S Siddiqi, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

15:20-15:30     Effect of Ascorbic acid on fatigue of skeletal muscle fibers in long term cold exposed Sprague Dawley rats, Aneeqa Rashid, Department of Physiology, Hitec IMS, Taxilla.

15:30-15:45      Question & Answers.

Scientific Session V (Neurosciences)

Auditorium II

Anchor Person: Samina Malik

14:00-14:15     Plenary Lecture I: “Role of Neuropeptide and Steroids in Regulation of Social Behavior” Sunil Dhungel, Department of Clinical Physiology, College of Medicine, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

14:15-14:30    Plenary Lecture II: “Role of Neurotransmitters in Basal ganglia function” Hamid Javaid Qureshi, Department of Physiology, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore

14:30-14:45     Plenary Lecture III:“Unravelling Mysteries of Metal Exposures on Brain Function” Touqeer Ahmed, National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad

14:45 – 16:00  Oral Presentations (5 presentations for 10 min)

14:45-14:55     Comparison of Salivary Alpha-Amylase Levels in Schizophrenics and Normal Individual Haseeb A Khan, CMH Medical & Dental College, Lahore

14:55-15:05     Prevalence and Risk factors of LBP among Paramedic Staff of BTIH Karachi, Rakhshani, Abdul Qayoom, Department of Physiology, Hayat Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Karachi.

15:05-15:15     “Long-Term Rap1A GTPase Deficiency Enhances Recognition Memory, Spatial Memory and Serotonin Turnover in the Hippocampus”, Hina Hazrat, Molecular Signaling Laboratory, Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) University of Karachi, Karachi

15:15-15:25    Comparison of Salivary Cortisol Levels in Normal and Severely Depressed Patients, Qudsia Khan, Department of Physiology, CMH Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore

15:25-15:35     Assessment of spinal cord function through an electrophysiological approach in a Cervical spinal cord injury model, Syed Hamid Habib, Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

15:35-16:00     Question & Answers

16:00-16:30    Tea/Coffee Break

16:30 -18:00   SAAP General Council Meeting 

18:30 -22:30   Gala Dinner with Role Play on Physiological mechanisms followed by Cultural Show

 

 

DAY 2: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

9:00 – 10:40    Scientific Sessions VI &VII (Parallel)

Scientific Session VI (Endocrine/Reproduction)

Auditorium II

Anchor Person: Samina Malik

9:00-9:15         Plenary Lecture I: “Goitrogenic/Anti Thyroidal Potential of Commonly Consumed Indian Cyanogenic Plant Foods” Amar K Chandra, Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

9:15-9:30         Plenary Lecture II: “Translational Genomics of Early Onset Non-autoimmune diabetes towards Diabetes Precision Medicine” Martine Vaxillaire, at Pasteur Institute of Lille, European Genomics Institute of Diabetes, Lille, France

 

9:30 – 10:45    Oral Presentations (6 presentations for 10 minutes) 

9:30-9:40        Comparative effects of Cane sugar and Honey on metabolic profile and Oxidative stress levels in diabetic rats Dr. Ambreen Anjum, Al-Aleem Medical College, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital

9:40-9:50         Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin D in a Group of Eczematous Children. Humera Usman, Department of Biochemistry, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

9:50-10:00      Effects of L-Carnitine in Restoration of Pancreatic Β Cell Physiology In Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Albino Wistar Rats, Rizwan A Talpur, Isra University Hyderabad

10:00-10:10     Effect of serum cortisol on daytime sleepiness of young adults, Jawaria Muhammad, Islam Medical and Dental College, Aimanabad

10:10-10:20     Role of HMGB1 in obesity and metabolic syndrome Dr. Rabea Nasir, Department of Physiology, M.Islam Medical and Dental College, Gujranwala

10:20-10:30     Molecular Basis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome in a South Asian Population. Syeda Sadia Fatima, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

10:30-10:45      Question & Answers

Plenary Session VII-A:

Medical Education (Assessment and Curriculum)

Auditorium I

Anchor Person: Fatima Zia Zaidi

9:00 – 9:15      Plenary Lecture I: “Developing self awareness through Johari Window” Syed Hassan Shoaib, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

9:15 – 9:30      Plenary Lecture II: “Formal Mentoring Program of Undergraduate Students, Sharing the Experience”,  Mahwish Arooj, Department of Physiology, University College of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Lahore, Lahore

9.30: 9.45        Plenary Lecture III: “Integrated Curriculum” Moghees Baig, Dean of UCMD, University of Lahore.

 

9:45 – 10:35    (5 Oral Presentations of 10 min.) 

9:45-9:55         Role of Attendance in Academic Performance of Male and Female Medical Students: A Descriptive Study, Mohsin Cheema, Department of Physiology, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore

9:55-10:05         Integrated-modular system for under graduate medical students: Faculty’s perception, TAHIRA WAQAR and SHAHID SHAMIM, Department Of Medical Education, Rabigh Medical College

10:05-10:15      Octopus Skill Model of a Medical Professional: A Focus Group Discussion, Qanita Mehmood, Department of Physiology, University of Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore.

10:15-10:25     Imposter Syndrome Among Medical Students: A Myth or Reality, Ambreen Khalid Department of Physiology, Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

10:25-10:35     Knowledge and attitude of postgraduate trainees towards learning Communication skills, Saqib Javed Postgraduate medical institute Lahore.

10:35 -10:50   Question & Answers

Scientific Session VII B:

Medical Education (Teaching & Learning)

Chairman Board Room

Anchor Person: Dr. Saman Saeed

9:00 – 9:15      Plenary Lecture I: “Self-directed learning” Muhammad Alamgir Khan, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi

9:15 – 9:30      Plenary Lecture II: Leading with Reasoning: The Challenges of Medical Education Amina Ahmad, Director DME, FMH Medical and Dental College, Lahore

9:30 – 10:45    (6 Oral Presentations of 10 min.) 

9:30-9:40    “Developing the research question” Dr Aysha Zaheer, Khawaja Muhammed Safdar Medical College, Sialkot

9:40-9:50      Outreach Model to Promote Basic Life Support Through Medical Student Trainers. Sadia Ahsin, Department of Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

9:50-10:00     Preparation of a mini lesson by BOPPPS (Bridge In, Objectives, Pretest, Participatory Lecture, Post test and Summarizing) Rehana Rehman, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi

10:00-10:10   Assessing & teaching Professionalism to our students in 21st Century. Dr. Jyotsna Rimal, Department of Health Professions Education, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal

10:10-10:20     Impact of Teaching Methodology and Live Tissue Experiments on Medical Learning, Maheen Qutab, Department of Medical Education, Al Aleem medical college, Lahore

10:20-10:35     “Developing role models in clinical settings: A qualitative study. Dr. Sonia Ijaz Haider, Department of Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi.

10:35- 10:50   Question & Answers

10:45 – 11:00: Tea / coffee break

11:00 – 12:00  Panel Discussion on Experimental Physiology moderated by Qasim Janjua

Ambreen Asad, Islamabad

Sharaine Fernando, Colombo

Rashid Mehmood, Peshawar

Abdul Azeem, Karachi

Rita Khadka, Dharan

Arif Malik, Lahore

Urooj Bhatti, Karachi

Conclusion: Samina Malik, Lahore

12:00 – 13:15  PPS General Body Meeting

13:15 – 14:15  Jumma Prayer & Lunch break

14:15 – 15:45  Closing Ceremony SAAP VI & PPS 16: Recommendations from the Teaching Workshops by Kusal Das & Awards Distribution for Best Oral & Best Poster Presentation (Under-graduate/Post-graduate & Faculty) by Chairman University of Lahore, Lahore

15:45 – 16:00 Tea

*Poster sessions will run parallel and will remain on display all through the day; all presenters will be advised to be available for Evaluation by the judges at prescribed time

 

DAY 3: Saturday 15 Dec. 2018

City Tour 10:00 – 16:00