Fifth-ICLS-KIBGE Conference on “Responsible Conduct of Science: Ethical Concerns in Medical and Pharmaceutical Practice and Research”, was held at University of Karachi, May 20-22, 2017
Fifth International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS) Conference on “Responsible Conduct of Science: Ethical Concerns in Medical and Pharmaceutical Practice and Research” was held on May 20-22, 2017 at the University of Karachi. The conference was organized by Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) University of Karachi in collaboration with the US-based International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS). The conference aimed at providing an opportunity to scientists, medical practitioners, researchers and students to update scientific knowledge with ethical issues. It also provided a platform to the participants to interact with the experts related to the medical and pharmaceutical sciences. President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated in the conference along with other distinguished scientists across the globe.
Mr. Terence Thomas Taylor President ICLS in his welcome address, stressed over the importance of training in responsible and ethical conduct of research, as it is considered essential in the grooming of scientists and medical practitioners. “The responsibility with regard to research integrity, ethical conduct and safety measures ensures prevention of the misuse of science to harm humanity”, he added.
Dr. Anwar Nasim, President ICLS-Pakistan chapter in his address said that, “Responsible and ethical conduct of research is a global issue and this is why it is important to have international linkages to attend to these concerns”
The Key note speakers and chairpersons of various sessions included Prof. Abid Azhar, Director General KIBGE, and Prof. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, VC University of Karachi, Prof. Ikram-ul-Haq, Director, Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), GCU Lahore and other dignitaries. During the conference, Prof. Dr. Soomro also chaired a session relevant to the management and ethical issues and matters hidden in the medical curriculum.