Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Webinar Pakistan Academy of Sciences (Sindh Chapter)

Saturday, September 5, 2020

COVID-19: 2020 and Beyond

12:00-16:00 PM

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 Jan

President, 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 Gilani

Chairman, Gallup Pakistan


12:40-13:00 COVID-19, Taxonomy and Human Impact Major General Prof. Dr. Aamer Ikram

Executive Director, National Institute of Health

Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences


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



13:20-13:40 Neurotropic effects of COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Mohammad Wasay

Fellow, 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. Bhutta

Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences

14:20-14:40 Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi

President, Pakistan Psychiatry Society

14:40-15:00 Economic Impact of COVID-19 Dr. Waqar Masood Khan

Ex Federal Secretary of Finance

15:00-15:20 Development of Health Technologies in            COVID-19 Era Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhry

Coordinator General COMSTECH, Islamabad

Director, ICCS, Karachi

15:20-15:40 Pakistan and COVID-19 Future Trends Dr. Faisal Sultan

Special Adviser to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

15:40-16:00 Discussion and Conclusion Prof. Dr. M. Aslam Baig

Secretary General
Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Note: Zoom link will be provided

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