By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has announced to organize the inaugural International Conference on biomedical engineering and medical sciences in the second week of October 2017.
The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) has declared year 2017 as the year for celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
A number of memorable events have already been held under the aegis of the SSUET and the AMUOBA while more are to follow during the year with the biggest being the Sir Syed Day, an annual feature, to be observed on October 17.
The Chancellor SSUET, Jawaid Anwar, is the Patron-in Chief of the Conference while Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr M Afzal Haque, is the patron.
A 14-member organizing committee comprising of Prof Dr M.A. Haleem, Chairman of biomedical engineering department, Dr Bushra Jabeen Mehdi, Dr Engr Zia Mohy-ud-Din, Dr Darakshan M. Saleem, Dr Mariaz Raziq, Dr. Engr Eraj Humayun Mirza, Dr Uzma Mahmood, Engr Nadia Sikandar, Engr Mohammed Muzzamil Khan, Engr Syed Fahad Akbar Ali, Engr Shafia Tabassum, Engr Syed Muhammed Omair, Engr Nageen Shahid and Engr Sania Tanvir has been delegated the task of hosting the event in a befitting manner.
Besides a large number of biomedical scientists and engineers from home, about a dozen speakers are expected from abroad including those from USA, Sweden, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Finland and UK having confirmed their participation.
Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to medicine and improving quality of life for humans and animals. It is a highly trans-disciplinary field, integrating physical, chemical and mathematical sciences with clinical studies.
Biomedical engineers use their expertise in engineering, biomedical engineering sciences (biophysics, biochemistry, biotechnology and physiology) besides medicine to make the world a healthier place. They develop and apply trans-disciplinary knowledge and skills to solve complex problems and improve health care technology, from diagnostics to treatment.
The two-day conference aims to address new developments in the domain of biomedical engineering and medical sciences. It will host talks of internationally renowned speakers from industry, academics and research institutes.