Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development


Date(s) - 05/09/2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS, Sindh Chapter) and LEJ National Science Center (Karachi University)


12:00-12:05 Introduction Prof. Dr. Khalid Mohammad Khan Secretary, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (Sindh Chapter)
12:05-12:10 Welcome Remarks Prof. Dr. Qasim JanPresident, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
Session 1: Chair Prof. Dr. Rabia Hussain
12:10-12:40 Impact of previous and current pandemics in human history Dr. Ejaz Shafi GilaniChairman, Gallup Pakistan


12:40-13:00 COVID-19, Taxonomy and Human Impact Major General Prof. Dr. Aamer IkramExecutive Director, National Institute of Health

Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences


13:00-13:20 Immune Responsiveness to COVID-19  Prof. Dr. Faisal Mehmood(AKU)


13:20-13:40 Neurotropic effects of COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Mohammad WasayFellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
13:40-14:00                            Break
 Session 2: Chair Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhry (SI, TI, HI) 
14:00-14:20 COVID-19 and Children                                          Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar A. BhuttaFellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
14:20-14:40 Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal AfridiPresident, Pakistan Psychiatry Society
14:40-15:00 Economic Impact of COVID-19 Dr. Waqar Masood KhanEx Federal Secretary of Finance
15:00-15:20 Development of Health Technologies in            COVID-19 Era Prof. Dr. Iqbal ChoudhryCoordinator General COMSTECH, Islamabad

Director, ICCS, Karachi

15:20-15:40 Pakistan and COVID-19 Future Trends Dr. Faisal SultanSpecial Adviser to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination
15:40-16:00 Discussion and Conclusion Prof. Dr. M. Aslam BaigSecretary General
Pakistan Academy of Sciences

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