Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences

The department of Research & Innovation, Shalamar Medical & Dental College (SMDC) in collaboration with Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC) organized two days’ workshop on “Research and Public Health Ethics-The Essentials.”
The workshop was facilitated by Alumni of CBEC i.e. Prof. Aamir Jafarey, Ms. Sualeha Shekhani, Dr. Natasha Anwar and Dr. Mariam Hassan, and Dr. Farkhanda Ghafoor. The workshop focused on Ethical Governance, study designs & ethical issues, clinical trials, public health surveillance & public health research, data ownership and privacy concerns. It was attended by 28 registered participants, including members of scientific committee and ethical committee, faculty members, clinicians and research supervisors, from all disciplines of Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences.
The participants were enthusiastic and rated the overall workshop as “Excellent”. They reflected that the workshop was a great learning experience which provided them a detailed insight on various aspects of research; they found it useful, informative and well planned. The interactive sessions were challenging as well as captivating as real time case studies were discussed. The participants found the real scenarios pretty helpful in dealing and solving many ethical issues while performing professional responsibilities. Moreover, the participants demanded such workshops to be conducted in future, if not on quarterly basis but at least biannually.