• April 29, 2024
A symposium on “Global Health and Medical Ethics” was held at Fatima Jinnah Medical University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bilquis Shabbir, Chairperson Medicine/ Director of the Quality Enhancement Cell/ Dean Faculty of Nursing, FJMU in collaboration with Dr Hibba Haider, immediate past President FJMCAANA.
The esteemed Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal, was especially present on the occasion.
Dr. Scott T. Armistead, Dean of Faculty, Institute for International Medicine, USA, and Dr. Nicole Baldwin, Neurologist, Institute for International Medicine, USA, participated as guest speakers.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Principal Prof. Noreen Akmal, Dean Prof. Aliya Zahid, faculty members, and a large number of students participated on this occasion.
In his welcome address, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal thanked the distinguished guests for visiting Fatima Jinnah Medical University. He said that Fatima Jinnah Medical University is the only institution in Pakistan, that has been providing quality medical education and research facilities to students since the establishment of Pakistan. He further said that the faculty and students of Fatima Jinnah Medical University are the best. He further said that ethics are very important for a doctor. When a doctor treats a patient with good manners, half of the patient’s disease is cured automatically. That is why the training of medical ethics for doctors is extremely important.
Dr. Scott T. Armistead, Dean of Faculty, Institute for International Medicine, USA, delivered the special address with special reference to Global Health and Medical Ethics. He highlighted Euro-American medical ethics. He spoke at length on various topics such as Cultural Competencies and Sensitivities, Patient Autonomy and Access to Healthcare and Disparities, Ethical Considerations in Resource Allocation, Global Health Policy and Governance, Bioethics and Medical Humanism.
Dr. Nicole Baldwin, Neurologist, Institute for International Medicine, USA, briefed the participants about her educational journey. She said she is currently pursuing International Medicine as part of the Diploma Programme in International Medicine and Public Health. She completed her medical education at the University of Minnesota and her neurology residency at the University of Miami. She has travelled to various countries to teach Neurology to doctors undergoing training in Neurology this year. So far, she has visited several countries in Southeast Asia and Africa before travelling to Pakistan. She shared her thoughts, saying that after serving with International Medicine, she will pursue a fellowship in Neuro-Immunology at the University of Miami, but she also plans to continue travelling and teaching internationally on a permanent basis. A question-and-answer session was also held at the end of the event.
Shields and special souvenirs were also distributed to the guest speakers at the end of the event.
The guest speakers took a detailed tour of the Mother and Child Block, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and expressed their happiness over the excellent medical facilities available in the hospital.


  • Start Date:April 29, 2024
  • End Date:April 29, 2024