SRINAGAR, JUNE 24 – The 27th Postgraduate Research Representation Programme ( PGRP) started today at SKIMS. The event will record the presentation of 127 research papers by PG scholars of the Institute on various issues concerning human health and medical sciences.
The inaugural function was held today at the Institute’s auditorium with Prof. Mohammad Yousuf as the Chief Guest. The event is being organized by the Department of General Medicine SKIMS headed by Organising Chairman Prof. Sunaullah Shah HOD , General Medicine SKIMS. On the occasion Research Abstract highlighting topics on prevalence of various diseases and disorders and treatment modalities.
Postgraduate Research Presentation Program is a significant academic event organised every year by the Institute. During the program postgraduate scholars from various departments of the Institute present their research papers.
Prof. Mohammad Yousuf expressed his gratitude to organised committee and thanked Director SKIMS for invitation. He said PGRP is the essence of the Institute and the innovations are aimed at better patient care. He said SKIMS has won laurels because of the prominent researchers like Prof. Parvaiz Koul and Prof. Khuroo who has earned recognition at global fora. While referring to various aspects of research he stressed on students to be honest, focussed and dedicated in their work who he said have vast opportunities and inspirations like Prof. Koul to get trained and mentored under their guidance.
Director SKIMS Prof Parvaiz A. Koul in his address thanked Prof. Mohammad Yousuf for gracing the occasion and lauded his significant contribution as great teacher and ace clinician in shaping the various generations. He acknowledged the role of Former Director Syed Zahoor in starting the PGRP which is now a regular feature of the SKIMS academic Curriculum, he said. . He further added that clinical research is an important component of SKIMS besides patient care and teaching. “PGRP is the platform for our youngsters to showcase their research and get weaned into the canvas of formal research that is integral to patient care and SKIMS administration will facilitate the students in their publication of research in high impacted journals.
Principal SKIMS Medical College Professor Irfan Robbani and Dean Medical Faculty Prof. Bashir A. Laway while addressing the guests and audience expressed hope that the scientific sessions on various topics will be beneficial for the students and will certainly help in providing quality patient care. Professor Laway also underscored the importance of the Research Presentation Program for Post doc students/ scholars to benefit quality patient care.
Organising Chairman Prof. Sunaullah Shah in his welcome address shed light on details of the programme and said the PGRP is an academic feist for budding researchers to learn and experience research skills to eventually benefit patient care.
Prof. Fayaz A. Sofi organising secretary of the event thanked the guests / faculty/ supportive services for their support. He thanked organising committee comprising Dr Ajaz kKoul , Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Dr. Mudasir Qadri , Dr. Suhail Mantoo, Dr. Fayaz A Bhat , Dr Umer hafeez Dr. Farhana Siraj and Dr. Nazia for their support and coordination in conducting the event successfully.