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The Journal of Islamic International Medical
College (JIIMC) is an official journal of Islamic International Medical College (IIMC), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. This is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly and follows the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Bio medical journals, updated on www.icmje.org. All rights are reserved. The publisher and the members of the editorial board cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in this journal.
ISSN (Print): 1815-4018
ISSN (Online): 2410-5422
Pakistan Medical and dental Council (PMDC)
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in category “Y”
PASTIC inventory “Directory of Scientific Periodicals of Pakistan”- Pakistan Science Abstracts (PSA)
social status of anaesthesiologists and to develop cordial relations amongst the PSA members and
the other specialties both in and outside Pakistan
n 13th March 1971 twelve Pakistani Anaesthesiologists led by Dr Habib-ul-Haq Siddiqui formally joined hands at Karachi and decided to collectively strive for the betterment of their specialty, and thus Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists was born.
We salute the founder members for conceptualizing the idea of the Society and the office bearers throughout these years for the various milestones the Society has achieved to reach its present status, which is nothing less than “A Role Model Society”. It is only with dedication, commitment, persistence and teamwork that such success is achieved and we have been fortunate all along to have such members.
The seed, which was planted in Karachi, has now become a full grown tree, extending its branches all over the country. Today, several branches of PSA have been formed and effective in major cities of Pakistan. PSA Centre and each branch has its own cabinet (office bearers and executive members) and the head office of PSA Centre is in Karachi.
PSA has been working since decades in providing knowledge, skills and ethical education to the generations of Anaesthesiologist in the country. The Society took it upon itself to raise the academic and technical standards of the profession by holding regular clinical meetings, CMEs, PG Courses and seminars apart from Annual Conferences which have been held regularly since the inception of the society.
The Anaesthesiologist of today owes everything he has achieved to those few who had the vision and courage to bring our specialty in the mainstream of health delivery services achieving status of super specialty today. We salute them.
In short the journey that began on a rocky and dusty road has now reached the highway to perfection and anaesthesia can boast to be one of the major and most developed specialty in the medical field of Pakistan. Our thanks to all those colleagues who made this possible and our vow to take the profession to even greater heights!
The specialty of Anaesthesia has grown and Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists has now become a “
18th Annual Congress of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
04 - 06 March 2016 Friday - Sunday
at Pearl Continental, Lahore
PSA Membership is open
The PSA is a professional association set up to promote the art and science of anaesthesiology. We are a national body that co-ordinates
the activities of anaesthesiologists practising in Pakistan. As a representative body for anaesthesiologists, we aim to promote professionalism, cooperation and friendship amongst anaesthesiologists, and are in liaison with similar bodies and specialties in other regions and in the international arena at large.
The objectives of the Society are:
To promote the art and science of Anaesthesiology.
To co-ordinate the activities of Anaesthesiologists.
To represent Anaesthesiologists and protect their interests.
To encourage and promote co-operation and friendship between Anaesthesiologists and to do such lawful things as may be indicated or conducive to the attainment of such objects.
To achieve liaison with similar bodies and other specialties in other regions.
in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes nearly $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, published semi-monthly.
The IARS mission is to encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. Membership is open to all who are interested. The journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia is STA's official publication. A quarterly newsletter, Interface, is published and available online.
The Society's mission is to improve the quality of patient care by improving technology and its application. The Society promotes education and research, collaborates with local, national, and international organizations, sponsors meetings and exhibitions, awards grants, and recognizes achievement.
The Society holds a three-day Annual Meeting.
The Society also organizes a Breakfast Panel and Dinner lecture during the Annual October Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
The STA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and all its scientific meetings are designed in accordance with ACCME essentials and guidelines.