Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Maqbool H. Jafary,
Maj. Gen (Retd) Prof. Mohammad Aslam

Plight of Medical Journalism in Pakistan
Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon (Pakistan)

Universities are judged by their creativity and their impact on the Society.
Inaugural address by chief guest

Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman FRS, HI, SI, TI

Can Medical Journals contribute to the National Health?
Ms. Jane Nicholson (WHO EMRO, Cairo)

Current excitements in health biotechnology
Dr. Anwar Nasim SI (Pakistan)

Duties of an Editor and difficulties encountered
Dr. Fatema Jawad (Pakistan)

Peer Review and editing process at Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Shaukat Ali Jawaid (Pakistan)

A Birdís Eye View of Medical Editing in Iran.
Dr. Farrokh Habibzadeh (Iran)

Core skills of effective medical writing
Dr. Dia Rizk (UAE)

Editing at the Annals of Saudi Medicine
John T. Cathey (Saudi Arabia)

Editorship in the EMRO Region: Challenges and possible solutions.
Dr. Farhad Handjani (Iran)

How to improve co-operation between the Editors.
Prof. Manzar Salim (Pakistan)

Ethics of Peer Review: A guide for manuscript reviews and issues in Pakistan.
Dr. Huma Qureshi (Pakistan)

Publication Ethics: Science at its informative best.
Dr. Diaa Rizk (UAE)

Challenges in starting a new Journal.
Prof. Nazeer Khan,
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan (Pakistan)

Plagiarims: Risks, Limits and Responsibilities.
Dr. Ahmad Badar (Pakistan)

How to discover plagiarism.
Dr. M. B.Rokni (Iran)

Dealing with Ethical Misconduct in Biomedical Publications.
Dr. Arash Etemadi (Iran)

Duplicate and fragmented publications: Policy and Prevention at
Annals of Saudi Medicine.
John T. Cathey (Saudi Arabia)

Assessing Quality of Peer Review: An uphill task.
Prof. Jamshed Akhtar (Pakistan)

Common statistical mistakes in published articles in biomedical journals.
Dr. Farrokh Habibzadeh (Iran)

ICMJE guidelines on Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to
Biomedical Journals: Some practical problems and possible solutions.
Prof. Mansoor Ahmad,
Shaukat Ali Jawaid (Pakistan)

Visibility of Medical Journals: Is indexation in Medline crucial?
Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary (Pakistan)

Journal Impact Factor
Brig. Azhar Mubarak (Pakistan)

Electronic Publishing: Are we ready?
Dr. Masood Jawaid (Pakistan)

Who should be an Editor?
Maj. Gen. (Retd) Prof. Mohammad Aslam (Pakistan)

Training of Medical Editors and the role of professional organizations.
Shaukat Ali Jawaid (Pakistan)

Effectiveness of full time Editors.
Dr. Ahmad Badar (Pakistan)

Resources available for training of Editors
Dr. Farhad Handjani (Iran)

Medical Editing: How the Editors can help the reviewers.
Prof. Ijaz Hussain and Shaukat Ali Jawaid (Pakistan)

Recommendations of the conference
Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary (Pakistan)