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PAME demands representation in PM&DC,
HEC Journals Recognition Committees

Medical institutions urged to arrange CPD programmes in
medical journalism and research in collaboration with PAME

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors in the concluding session of its just concluded Second National Conference held at University of Health Sciences Lahore has passed a number of recommendations to promote the art of scientific publishing in Pakistan. One of the important recommendations calls for giving PAME representation in the Journals Recognition Committees formed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council as well as Higher Education Commission. This will enable PAME to give their input to improve the criteria of recognition/approval of the journals by these bodies.
Other recommendations include:

* All medical institutions including medical universities should arrange/encourage Continuing Professional Development programmes in medical journalism and research in collaboration with PAME.
* All medical institutions including medical universities should establish Institutional Review Boards/Ethics Committees to address ethical issues in research and in future IRB/Ethics Committee approval may be considered mandatory for manuscripts to be published in biomedical journals.
* All biomedical journals should follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines in addressing issues related to publication ethics.
* Biennial conference of PAME should be held in all provinces on rotation basis, with subsequent workshops in different areas of Pakistan.
* Pakistan should take a lead in establishing SAAME (South Asian Association of Medical Editors). (Some preliminary discussions, it may be mentioned here were held between Prof.Maj.Gen. M.Aslam and Akhtar Sherin from Pakistan and some Indian Medical Editors during the WAME Conference held in United States last year).
* Medical Journals from Pakistan should ensure maximum participation in the next Conference of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME).

 

 

   
 

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